Crazy Britons Survive the Strofades IV

Crazy Britons Survive the Strofades IV

Lunatics on board Maltese-flagged cargo vessel that forced its way out of Libyan port of Derna in apparent dispute over money

Bowwow Oy-cott , Saturday 12 November 2010 13.42 GMT

This picture has nothing to do with the story but it is a boat and it indicates the sort of ship that Israel does not stop from entering Gaza. Photograph: AKUS/CW Images

Although it has little to do with this incident or the picture at the head of this column, a British scandal sheet, the UK Guardian, claims that an American with the Irish name of O’Keefe, “survived ” a pleasure trip on the Mavi Marmara. The feeble basis for the Guardian’s scandalous claim is that O’Keefe was completely unharmed when that ship was intercepted by the Israeli Navy as it tried to enter the blockaded sea area around Gaza. The Guardian has not yet announced if O’Keefe “survived” a trip from Libya to Greece on the Strofades IV after he and others either did or did not attempt to hijack the ship. Nevertheless, his fellow lunatics are now referring to him as “Jonah” O’Keefe, and have threatened to throw him over board if the Guardian reports that he has survived any more trips.

An unknown self-styled Irish film-maker, David Callander, who appears to have lost his chance to create a new anti-Israeli cause célèbre to promote his hitherto non-existent career, also appears to have survived the Strofades IV despite threats made by a Greek soldier (he claims) : “We tried to go with [the Libyans] and then we were physically dragged back onto the ship and a soldier said if I tried to get off the ship then he’d shoot me,” he said.” Bravely, Callander decided to remain with the ship. He also pointed out that the crew had only offered him a Pepsi. Given his indignation about this incident, he must clearly prefer Coke.

Callander is particularly upset that the Guardian referred to the lunatics on board the Strofades IV as “Britons”, when, in fact, he and one other are Irish. He is appealing for funds to get back to Ireland since, owing to the inability of the head of Germany’s Central Bank to pronounce the name of the Irish currency, known as the punt Éireannach, it has been decided not to bail out Ireland and the survivors of the Strofades IV until they come up with a more European sounding name. (Clark and Dawes Explain the European Economic Situation). “Let them row back home”, the Captain of the Strofades IV said from a secret location reported to be Tel Aviv, where he is enjoying a holiday with the $82,000 he ran off with. Meanwhile, O’Keefe has angrily pointed out that he, too, is not British, despite his Irish name.

The survivors of the Strofades IV held an impromptu press conference that no one attended because they were too busy not attending the press conference in  Ghajar and announced their intention to petition the UNHRC to investigate the Israeli Government for its role in this affair. Harriet “ChickenLady” Sherwood is in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem copying the information from a colleague who was not present at the conference for publication tomorrow. The Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel movement formed a Greece-Libya Friendship committee yesterday. It has claimed the Strofades IV  as another triumph for the BDS movement and strongly supported the petition. The Guardian has promised to run 37 stories about the incident, with videos of Chinese people feeding chickens near Beijing mislabeled “Made in Israel”.

Meanwhile, the Guardian’s own Shameless Milliner reported that Bibi Netanyahu and Hilary Clinton spent 7 hours together in a hotel room in New York, emerging tired but in very good spirits. After intense activity by both sides, Hilary has agreed to veto the pending resolution in the UN condemning Israel for the damage done to the Libyan port of Derna if Bibi does not mention their hotel “meeting” to Bill. Shameless has pointed out that he wishes he is Irish.

17 replies »

  1. AKUS, this is brilliant. Let’s hope we don’t have to give Ireland any more money, even to their drunken sailors. Cowardly “brigands”.

    It just happens that I’ve just read an also brilliant article by Sarah Honig. Let’s hope the scurvy sailors also read it,

    The comments are wonderful:

    Sarah Honig may well have nailed the culprit all these water-borne dead sheep follow.

  2. Brilliant, AKUS! Points up wonderfully the rubbish which passes for news in the MSM.

    I loved the bit about “Jonah” O’Keefe. They don’t have enough brains between them to make change for the bus.

    CiFWatch should have a resident cartoonist. I can’t draw to save my life, but I can visualise “let them row back home” – an overladen leaky rowing boat, their running out of food and having to draw lots to see who they should eat…..

  3. There are a few videos on You Tube about the Strofades IV,one of them showing this clown called Ken O’Keefe,who claims to be a former marine.

    Ken O’Keefe is proffessional card carrying lying shit stirrer,who has an ego the size of his dick,a wet noodle.I burst out laughing when I read that he claims that he personally disarmed two Israeli commandos.

    On the one hand he claims to have served in the 2001 Iraq war as a US marine,at the same that he claims he was a human shield in Iraq in 2001.
    A confused Jackass.

  4. @ Ariadne

    As soon as you mentioned the Temeraire, I thought: a veritable jigsaw nightmare with all that sprawling yellow sunset!



    Owner and captain of vessel embroiled in aid row are freed

    The owner and captain of a Greek cargo ship that became embroiled in a row with activists who wanted to transport humanitarian aid to Gaza last week were released yesterday after testifying before an Athens prosecutor on charges that they abducted the campaigners. According to sources, the prosecutor disagreed with the investigating magistrate appointed to probe the affair. The activists claim they had struck a deal and were brought to Piraeus against their will. The owner and captain of the Strofades IV insist that the foreign activists, mostly Britons, tried to seize control of the vessel while it was docked at the Libyan port of Derna with the aim of forcing the captain to go to Gaza. The shipowner is suing the activists.

  6. @ Richard Tebboth

    According to Ken O’Keefe:
    “Looking back it is impossible to say that these lunatics were not on the payroll of the Zionists.”

    Would that constitute a “rational comment”? You take this man seriously?

  7. It’s a long self-justifying read, Richard.

    I see that in it “the media” figure as “prostitutes”.

    What should we then call Ken O’Keefe?

    This is for media inquiries and important business only, please share with relevant people.

    Ken O’Keefe +00000000

    [Telephone number removed by me]

    £82,500 would have bought a lot of
    decent school books for the poor
    abused chidren of Gaza.

  8. Good heavens Tebboth were you hi-jacked? How foolhardy of you to admit your part in this sorry enterprise that had the whole world snorting and giggling.


  9. Hi Richard

    I hope you didn’t forget to learn the text of the Khaybar song in Arabic?
    Would be shame to sit there silently when your pals sing about the elimination of the Jews…

  10. From an outsider looking in, it very much sounds to me that the above comments are from an anti palestinian group of people.
    Coming from Northern Ireland, these ‘dangerous’ comments remind me of the bigotry that caused so many senseless murders in Northern Ireland.
    The above mentioned ‘charitable’ activists gave up their christmas with their families, to help children that have been left homeless! Im sorry but that is not the work of so called lunatics; but that of a group of ‘SELFLESS’ people.
    It would take a few more people like these in the world to make it a better place!
    If Northern Ireland can make chances, then so can you!!!!

  11. @Therese from an outsider looking in perhaps you should educate yourself about the true dynamics of anti-Israel activism before you come here wagging your finger in such an utterly patronizing manner.