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  •  Read some of the accts - it appears they had been (0+ / 0-)

    fired upon before being boarded. That probably affected things a little.

    What I find amazing is the shock - shock, I tell you - that doing the Rambo move elicited the response that it did.

    Had it been 1 guy and a clipboard I doubt it would have gone down like this.

    "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

    by grannyhelen on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 01:29:00 PM PDT

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    •  i do agree with you there (1+ / 0-)
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      i think it was a grave mistake for israel to try to do this the way they did

      i think they are responsible for the deaths

      i think the people on the boats who started fighting with the soldiers are equaly responsible

      what i don't think should be missed here is the fact that the people on the boats were trying to get into a fight with israel

      i feel really aweful that it ended in deaths

      i feel sick inside over it

      but i can't ignore facts because i'm angry and sick over the deaths

      and from what i can see the facts of this situation point to a deliberate attempt by the boats to end the blockade to gaza... and that is about allowing weapons into gaza

      •  I think you're confusing "fight" with (0+ / 0-)

        a civilian action. These folks weren't armed, they weren't terrorists.

        The response was disproportionate and ill-advised, and the only reason for pulling a Rambo on peace activists is to try to either discredit them or make an example.

        Either way, bad move by the Israelis. Really bad move that ended up in tragedy.

        "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

        by grannyhelen on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 01:47:39 PM PDT

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