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Originally posted by Violater1
All this proves is that this flotilla had ample time to comply with a sovereign nations order to dock at a designed port. Instead, they ran the blockade and paid the price for their stupidity.
The flotilla members should all be nominated for Darwin Awards.
No stars, no flags.
[edit on 19-6-2010 by Violater1]
Originally posted by Eliad
reply to post by ZeroKnowledge
I will agree with you on two points- It should have been Nachshon, the prison riot control "commando" who should have handled it, and yes, nobody should have died, any loss of life is regrettable and sad.
But these men, who might not be terrorists, still threatened the lives of the commandos. It doesn't matter what would have happened, as we can argue about that all day long, it matters what went through the commandos' heads- The thought they were going to die if they don't fight back.
And can you blame them? Soldiers have been thrown to lower decks, they've been beaten, stabbed, and wounded, and to top that all off, three soldiers were grabbed and kidnapped, and now god knows where they are and what's happening to them.
But there's more, some of the rioters came with the intention of martyrdom. They admit so on tapes being interviewed saying- "I tried to become a martyr on one flotilla and didn't succeed, I tried on a second one and didn't succeed, and now on the third one with the help of Allah I will succeed".
Their motto was- get to Gaza or die trying.
I can't even begin to comprehend this mentality.
I wish it all ended differently.
But if those commandos hadn't had their pistols, they could have been dead.
And you know what?
Show me a way to effectively control an angry mob with non lethal weapon when you have about 8 guys versus 80.
This would have ended in bloodshed no matter how it would have been done.
No taser, no pepper spray, no paint ball, no non lethal weapon could have penetrated the vests and masks they were wearing. What would yasam and nachshon do had they been there?
I wish I could say I can think of a way it could have ended differently.
Originally posted by Skellon
reply to post by Eliad
A keen analysis of the video footage submitted, I agree with all your observations and as always respect your restraint in dealing with those that do not wish to be educated.