Texas Governor Rick Perry, still prepping for his 2012 presidential run, calls on the US government to imprison American citizens who non-violently protest against Israel's brutal blockade of the Palestinian people in Gaza:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged the U.S. attorney general to take action Wednesday against Americans who plan to take part in a pro-Palestinian protest by sailing to the Gaza Strip to challenge an Israeli naval blockade.
Perry wrote that he had information that American citizens were aboard two U.S.-flagged ships that plan to challenge the blockade on the Gaza Strip. He urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to take legal steps to stop them from taking part, or to prosecute them if they make the attempt.
Under federal law, anyone who "prepares a means for, or furnishes the money for, or takes part in, any military or naval expedition" against a friendly country can be fined or jailed for three years. Perry also suggested that Holder prosecute the protesters for providing materials or assistance to a terrorist organization.
The Israeli consulate in Houston thanked Perry for his involvement.
"Israel appreciates Governor Perry's support and appreciates his bringing this to the U.S. Attorney General's attention," wrote Eric Cohn, the academic affairs officer at the consulate.
This man wishes to help his chances of becoming President by threatening to use American power against Americans in support of a foreign country (that is violating international law).