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The Audacity of Failure: No US Boat for Gaza

Organizers behind the US 'Audacity of Hope' Gaza flotilla ship announced Wednesday they were throwing in the towel and would not be going to Gaza.

"The Greek government’s willingness to serve as the enforcer of Israeli’s naval blockade of Gaza made it impossible for this journey to happen," organizers complained on their website.

"Now our folks are beginning the journey home – some will arrive today, some tomorrow and others in the days ahead," the organizers wrote of the ship's 37 passengers and 4 crew.

The 'Audacity of Hope' was stopped by the Hellenic Coast Guard when it tried to leave port without permission on Friday.

Its captain, John Klusmire, was arrested after he refused to return to port, sparking a 2-hour standoff that was only concluded when Greek commandos boarded the vessel and forced it to return to a Greek military dock, where it has been impounded.

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Added: Jul-7-2011 Occurred On: Jul-7-2011
By: star53
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Tags: Audacity of Failure, No, US, Boat for Gaza, Gaza, flotilla ship
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