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  •  And it was not an attack. (1+ / 0-)
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    The ship, that was trying to run a blockade, was being boarded.  

    Once a ship (that is planning to run a blockade) fails to stop, it is BECOMES a military target, and the people on it loose their non combat status.

    Refusing an order to stop or actively resisting visit, search or capture renders merchant vessels military objectives.

    I don't think Turkey wants to take responsibility for trying to run a blockade.

    •  Anybody can buy a Turkish flag and (0+ / 0-)

      hold it in the air. Doesn't make your ship part of Turkey.

      I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

      by doc2 on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 09:28:28 PM PDT

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      •  Well, the Turkish claimed it as theirs (0+ / 0-)

        I'm surprised the Israeli's didn't try that line on the Liberty.  "Anybody can go out and buy an American flag, that's why we attacked your ship."

        "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."

        by Futuristic Dreamer on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 09:39:30 PM PDT

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