Paltry Crowd Fails to Block Israeli Ship at Seattle Port

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Because knit rainbow gardening hats are very intimidating to Teamsters.

Because knit rainbow gardening hats are very intimidating to Teamsters.

For the past two weeks the pro-Hamas Twittersphere and Facebook universe have been all abuzz about the latest tactic in the domestic war against the Jewish state, something they call Block The Boat (or #blocktheboat).  The goal according to their nonstop social media PR machine is to block Israeli commerce from entering US ports by preventing Israeli ships from offloading their cargo. Following embarrassing efforts in the Bay Area and a complete flop in Tacoma, the block the boat circus finally made it to the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 18 on Harbor Island where the Zim Chicago was scheduled to dock this afternoon.

How to win friends and influence people.

How to win friends and influence people.

Demonstrators began to arrive around 3:45pm and at their height numbered about seventy. What they lacked in numbers though, they made up for in unrestrained obnoxiousness. The pro-Hamas activists taunted and provoked police officers and harassed the hard working truckers and union workers who depend on the port for their livelihood.

Screaming in a glass shattering high decibel voice, a woman self identified as Mary Jane ordered truckers to turn off their vehicles and to honor their picket line. Her pleas were universally ignored as truckers and dock workers pressed through the thin cordon. Eventually law enforcement offered the terror-groupies the choice of getting off the street or facing arrest. One chose arrest, the rest reluctantly complied.

"Is this far enough?! Is this far enough!"

“Is this far enough?! Is this far enough!”

Officers were pelted with epithets, one protester screamed “what the hell are you doing you f*cking pig!” Another offered a police officer the one finger salute.

The entire fiasco from beginning to end was broadcast on a livestream feed. We are not kidding when we say the narrator of the Livestream feed (Mary Jane) should win an Emmy  in the category most annoying thing since fingernails on a chalk board. Shouting out every single officer’s name and badge number in a faux-military monotone, Mary Jane was at her most grating as she taunted officers when they asked her to move back, not moving at all but shouting “is this far enough? Is this far enough?” Excedrin sales must soar wherever this woman appears. Kudos to officer Long who displayed the patience of a saint  for this intemperate whiner. 

When one punk was offered the choice of being arrested or getting out of the street he sweetly responded “I’m not going to cooperate with a f*cking system that is f*cking fascist”

Anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)  was well represented with Eitan Isaacson, Eva Dale and Wendy Elisheva Somerson (and two or three others) sporting their white on black “shut down Israel’s war machine” riot-wear T-shirts.  They did not seem at all bothered as  one anti-Zionist (not anti-Semitic) demonstrator shrieked that the “the police want us off the street while children in Gaza are being killed by f*cking Nazis”.  Nor did they bat  an eyelash at chants of “long live the intifada!”.

JVP was well represented. DId we mention they are recognized as an official community organization by the Jewish Federation?

JVP was well represented. The radical group is recognized as an official community organization by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in their Guide to Jewish Washington.

The Circus is in town.

The Circus is in town.

Also present were the local anti-Israel regulars including Ed Mast and  Antioch University professor and terror apologist Nada Elia. Elia justified the Hamas terror war  on Israel telling a KIRO 7 reporter that “There is a legal right to resistance” by which she means killing a four year old boy with a mortar and lynching three Jewish teens is just fine.

You can watch the entire livestream of the debacle HERE (until the folks who posted it take it down when they realize that broadcasting  their unedited thuggery probably does not well serve their cause).

On a side note, the SPD did a wonderful job of keeping the peace, additionally not one dockworker honored the pathetic minor league bullying of these pro-terror sycophants. I mean, did they really think they could intimidate the Teamsters?’

The Zim Chicago unloaded exactly on schedule.

A police officer informed us that the Zim Chicago unloaded exactly on schedule and the punk antics of the pro-terror crowd had “zero impact” on port operations.

River to Sea? But wait a minute, that would mean the destruction of Israel, you can't really mean that.

River to Sea? But wait a minute, that would mean the elimination of the Jewish state.

The protest was pretty much finished by 6:00 pm a few stragglers stuck around and schmoozed until about  7ish. Just as the last of the Israel haters left the scene a  news van arrived to an empty sidewalk (photo below).

One good man waving an Israeli flag from across the street.

One good man waving an Israeli flag from across the street.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure a photo montage of  the best of your Seattle “peace activists”.

Mulling about shortly before giving up and going home. That's Ed Mast in the red baseball cap.

Mulling about shortly before giving up and going home. That’s Ed Mast in the red baseball cap.

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Thanks for the advice, but no thanks.

JTNews cover boy Craig Corrie telling the media about the genocidal, Apartheid Jewish state.

JTNews cover boy Craig Corrie telling the media about the genocidal, Apartheid Jewish state.

LOTS of extra signs.

LOTS of extra signs.

Start 'em hating while they;re young.

Start ’em hating while they’re young.

Ed Mast chatting it up with FOA (friend of Arafat) Cyndie Corrie.

Ed Mast chatting it up with FOA (friend of Arafat) Cyndie Corrie.

"You want us out of the street with the f*cking Nazis are killing children in Gaza?"

“You want us out of the street while children are being killed by f*cking Nazis?”

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Thank you SPD!

Sorry news folks, the bad guys gave up.

Sorry news folks, the bad guys gave up and went home.

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