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  •  That has been the law of the sea (2+ / 0-)
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    kyril, Anarchofascist

    for hundreds of years.  If you attempt to go through a blockade, the navy can use any amount of force it deems necessary to stop you.  The fact that they were only rammed suggests that the IDF knew it was not a major threat and they would have been well within thier rights to blow them out of the water.  

    This was obviously a publicity stunt more than a rescue mission, they certainly did not bring enough aid to even begin to deal with the problems.  My guess is the same ship that rammed them would rescue them from the water if thier boat could not make it back.  I would also assume those rescued would be spending the rest of thier journey in the brig or at least confined to quarters.

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