There’s a weird media blackout on this story. I heard about it on Twitter.
Here’s the deets with Cynthia’s phone call from detention above:
Cynthia McKinney calls WBAIX from Israeli prison. She and 20 others where detained after being seized by Israeli Navy while in international waters. They were attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. To watch live updates, interviews, protests go to http://www.livestream.com/wbaix
McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate, says that she had a suitcase full of crayons for Palestinian children in Gaza. Apparently these were confiscated too. The media coverage of this incident, if it’s possible to get any news that isn’t about Michael Jackson, will be very interesting indeed. Also, this is a real diplomatic challenge fo sho for the Obama Administration. Hillary Clinton — good luck with that! Wow.
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