The Libyan-chartered, Moldovan-flagged freighter, Amalthea, is about 95 miles due north of Alexandria, traveling at 8.5 knots, on a course of about 106 degrees. It is about 250 miles from the Gaza shore.
|By: EdwardTeller Monday July 12, 2010 4:10 pm|
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday June 19, 2010 1:18 pm|
A lot is happening in the eastern Mediterranean Sea this week and weekend. Boats, ships and fleets are coming and going. Friday, the biggest U.S. Naval task force in decades passed out of the Med through the Suez Canal, on its way to the Persian Gulf.
|By: EdwardTeller Wednesday June 2, 2010 12:31 am|
Here’s an idea:
The MV Rachel Corrie should plan on reaching the exact point at which the USS Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Navy on June 8th 1967, on June 8th 2010.
They should ask for permission to lay wreaths and garlands from the families of those killed at that site 43 years ago.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday May 29, 2010 7:05 pm|
It will soon be dawn on the Eastern Mediterranean, and unless the Israeli Navy has ventured far out into international waters to intercept the boats and ships, the run to the coast should begin soon.
|By: knowbuddhau Monday May 10, 2010 11:05 am|
Pep Escobar recently pointed out real-time political myth-making intended to obscure the real driving force behind the threat of nuclear war in the Middle East: nuclear terrorism by the US and Israel in the name of full-spectrum dominance. Such efforts make a mockery of every word spoken on nuclear weapons by the US.
|By: NeilHicks Wednesday February 17, 2010 9:20 am|
As the Human Rights Summit begins today, attendees will need the US to uphold its own values while supporting struggling activists abroad.
|By: Robert Naiman Monday December 28, 2009 1:28 pm|
The government of Egypt is taking a hard line against international solidarity efforts in support of civilians in Gaza, , blocking peace marchers from the U.S., Canada, and Europe from even approaching the Egyptian border with Gaza and blocking an aid convoy that has the support of the Turkish government from entering Egypt at Nuweiba. Meanwhile there is largely a U.S. press blackout of these striking developments.
|By: NeilHicks Tuesday August 18, 2009 10:58 am|
The Obama administration should move forward and urge the Egyptian government to continue with political reform.
|By: NeilHicks Tuesday June 9, 2009 1:22 pm|
President Obama’s Cairo speech promoted human rights without directly attacking those against it.