May 31 2010
“But if you try to stop us, we will descend upon you like rage-infected zombies. We will beat, kidnap and murder as many of your people as we can.”
That pretty much sums up the message from the passengers of the Gaza-bound flotilla to the Israelis who sent commandos to prevent an end-run around the blockade.
So much for peaceful acts of civil disobedience. See the peaceniks of the world beat, club and shoot at the Israeli navy personnel with everything they can get their hands on:
For the record, the flotilla had far easier options if their sole purpose was to get humanitarian aid in to Gaza. This has been the consistent line of the Israeli government for weeks:
The Israeli government supports delivery of humanitarian supplies to the civilian population in the Gaza Strip and invites you to enter the Ashdod port. Delivery of supplies in accordance with the authorities’ regulations will be through the formal land crossings and under your observation, after which you can return to your home ports on the vessels on which you have arrived.”
Israel is already getting hit with a ton of bad press over the casualties on the boat, despite the lethal force being employed against the commandos.
But let’s remember that it if an iron pipe is coming at your head, it doesn’t matter if it’s being swung by a “peace protester” or a member of the Iranian Republican Guard. The only logical response is to fight for your life. If the other guy ends up dead… well, them’s the breaks.
UPDATE: New video evidence that the commandos were acting in self-defense against murderous thugs on this boat.