Jun 03 2010
There it is. The Israeli navy guys are in the little boat below intending to board the ship. The “peace activists” toss stun grenades into the boat and wave around a metal chain and iron rods. See the video:
There’s just no doubt anymore. The passengers on this boat wanted a fight. Well, they got one.
Now they have their martyrs. Of course, it’s a very different image of martyrdom than the traditional heroic definition.
A cop tries to pull your car over. You get out and hammer him with a club before he gets a chance to ask for your license and registration. Your buddies pile on with the chains, rods and slingshots you just happened to have readily to hand.
That doesn’t make you a martyr when his partner puts a bullet in your gut. It just makes you a dangerous wack-job.
The Israelis could have handled this differently. But I’m inclined to believe that the idiots on the boat who ended up going home in coffins pretty much got what they had coming.
H/T to Blazing Catfur