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Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
reply to post by mkkkay
World war 3? I think not. For what it seems the vessel went against the command of both Israeli and Eygptian ships, there for they (Israel and egypt) fired upon the vessel crippling it.
No, you have a valid point. I've seen a doco which followed the Australian Coast guard (i think it was), and they did exactly what you described - a shi ignored their request to stop so they fired across it's bow. It stopped. They boarded it. All legal and no problems.
Originally posted by LaTouffe
ships unarmed and inoffensives should not be attacked. It's a crime...and in international waters....
Originally posted by dontshoot
If this ship was attacked, there would be casualties. They stopped the boat, and disabled its propellers. This kind of media whoring reminds me of those "Whale Wars" people that provoke Japan whaling boats and hope they get a response so they can make a big scene about it. Those messages should be "Thank god this armed to the teeth military vessel did not blow us to hell for breaking the law". Sorry but I have no sympathy for people who put themselves in situations like this on PURPOSE, knowing what they're doing, then acting shocked(and secretly glad) when something happens. Even when that something is basically nothing. GMAFB