Thursday, June 03, 2010
Unconfirmed: Rachel Corrie reported turning back to be outfitted with communications gear
This tweet just in:
@GazaUnderSiege: Breaking: MV Rachel Corrie has turned around, will be fitted with video / sat transmission. Back on water within a week.
This morning over breakfast we talked about how effective it would be if a media boat accompanied the Rachel Corrie on its journey to Gaza. They could paint CNN on the side, for example, and be equipped with lights just in case Israel chooses to carry out another nighttime attack. To prevent Israeli jamming of satellite transmissions will be tricky, but can be done, with some planning ahead.
Related story: Former UN Official Urges Irish-Americans to Defend the Rachel Corrie (truthout.org, 6/3/2010).