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Posted on 05/31/2010 5:54:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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What a cluster goat screw by the IDF. I expexted better operational tactics from them.
The IDF should have fabricated a ship-disabling mini-homing torpedo for these contingencies. It would go for the propellers, and instead of expolosives it would unspool clouds of thin kevlar and wire lines to foul the props and stop the ships.
The IDF pioneered UAVs with mini missiles that only destroy one car without breaking windows across the street. You would think they would have had a technical answer for these ships, short of the FUBAR spectacle of boarding them with commandos, on film.
There are already mini-torpedos used as decoys and for other special purposes. These can be used as the existing chassis. Only the homing method and payload would have to be changed.
We never hear about it now that W is resting.
But when a Palestinian blows him/herself up killing dozens of Israelis...*crickets*
I guess this journalist for AsiaNews, whatever that is, couldn't find a taxi driver.
Are you assuming a full and unbiased reporting of all the relevant facts?
This sounds like a staged event and a PR spin from beginning to end.
Now, I’m not saying you’re wrong. But knowing how the state-run mediots spin stories like these, it has all the makings of a fabricated incident to further isolate Israel and demonize her national defense.
Boarding these ships with commandos was a guaranteed cluster foxtrot, with children used as shields and international film crews sympathetic to the PLO and Hamas.
THere was no way it could work (seizing the bridges AND “after steering”) on all of the ships, with the element of surprise.
It had a ZERO % chance of working, and a 99% chance of total FUBAR.
Which is stupid, when covert technical means could have been used to quietly and invisibly disable the ships far out at sea.
These so-called “activists” got exactly what they wanted: fresh dead bodies and all of them martyrs.
Now they have a new cause to get the “Arab street” all fired up, and with any luck Premier Hussein will be joining them shortly.
Anyone care to wager when the US will bring this to the UN Security Counsel and sponsor a resolution condemning Israel for it??
I would have preferred if those ships quietly went “boom” in the night and sank with all hands.
We live in a PR world, and PR must be accounted for.
Ships drifting far out at sea become a farcical spectacle, instead of the tragedy and outrage the PLO was hoping for, and the IDF served them, on a platter.
Exactly. That is why it was a set up. Israel can’t allow ships to deliver goods to PA...just because they claim they are carrying “humanitarian aid.” What a load of crap. The anti-Israelis consider anything that can kill Jews as “humanitarian aid,” because they are aiding anti-Israelis by enabling them to kill Jews.
Once the PA destroys Israel’s ability to check the flow of supplies to the PA, those ships will be carrying weapons.
The IDF did not screw up. Look at how the articles about the “attack” are worded.
The IDF boarded the ship and were fired upon. It was not “attacked”.
Too bad they were not already available. How much better if the story today was the farcical spectacle of the ships adrift at sea, begging for a tow?
Look, anybody with experience at ship boardings could tell you this was a guaranteed FUBAR cluster-foxtrot to board the ships with commandos. 100% guaranteed FUBAR, on film.
Totally stupid, when covert technical means could have been used to disable the ships’ propellers.
I think it is too soon to judge. We have to sort out all the spin in the news first. Israel is not stupid. They did what they had to.
It would still be spun against Israel.
They are damned if they do and dead if they don’t.
Because they are too much like America for Saudi and Islamofascist taste.