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.
I guess this journalist for AsiaNews, whatever that is, couldn't find a taxi driver.
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 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.
Just SINK them!
I have it! Torpedo the ships, using stolen North Korean torpedos! LOL. Frame the jerk NORKS!
Pro-Israeli sentiment aside, this was a major boneheaded move by the IDF.
How about they first do a blockade, then send a representative to the ship to meet with the captain and discuss boarding to do a general search. You play it out long enough so the international press can see there’s no “aggression” by Israel. If it checks out, it checks out and they go on their way. If there’s contraband, you go back to the IDF ship, keep the blockade and release a statement to the press on your findings and why you won’t let the flotilla proceed.
Killing “aid workers”, whether they were or not, is perceptively one of the worst things a military can do. It doesn’t matter what the truth is at this point, because the media will not let the truth surface.
Israeli Navy Addresses a Ship in the Flotilla and Offers it to Dock in the Ashdod Port
Demonstrators Use Violence Against Israeli Navy Soldiers Attempting to Board Ship
Israel should send aid to the Kurds and see what Turkey thinks.
Most important thing to remember is this, the enemies of Israel are using the MSM sympathy strategy to paint a false image of Israel as wanton mad dog out of control killing machines upon defenseless aid givers.
Give me a friggin break.
Go Israel, its your right of survival.You have every right to defend your country.
Something a lot of Americans need to remember.
Let's not fool ourselves...this alliance is the origin of the next great World War.
One day Israel will have to use her nukes to survive...all of them.
This is just NOT a good time for our friends to go to Israel. I hope they will now reconsider going on their trip at this time. In the meantime, prayers are going up for Israel.
“A war or “new intifada” was the goal all along.”
Yes. The current state of affairs is because “yes they can” thanks to TEW (The Enemy Within=Obama).
If we weren’t perceived as being so damned weak.....it would be different.
Israel is on their own thanks to Mugabe of the West.
Indeed. They might as well go ahead and get it over with.