reply to post by Skellon
Your title says "military analyst". I have never served, as a disclaimer. That may make my opinion worthless here.
But, as an analyst, would you not say that if you were going to board a ship, you would ensure that you boarded with enough available force to ensure
success and minimal casualties?
Would you not desire a clear drop point so that your troops can get into position with the least amount of risk?
Would you not feel that if you were sending your troops into close quarter situations on a boat, that maybe a paintball gun would be inadequate to
subdue the target?
And, as a commander, would you not be derelict in your duty, and commiting a travesty to your soldiers, by not following the 5 P's? (Proper planning
prevents poor performance)
If you are going to board a ship in the open sea, at night, you have to expect to be entering a hostile situation. It was amateurish the way this was
done. Israels forcing of the confrontation is the cause of the issue, not the people on the boat, who were defending their boat.
The levels of stupidity in the actions of Israel in this situation is mind numbing. You have to wonder what they are thinking. There is no way that
a nation could create such a huge blunder unless it was on purpose. Or they are completely incompetant.