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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
The IDF better start working on those modified mini decoy torps NOW.

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?

17 posted on 05/31/2010 6:10:56 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

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.


20 posted on 05/31/2010 6:14:53 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Travis McGee

Should Israel have been able to do as you recommend and disabled the ships, then what? Now you have six ships full of people out in the Med floating around helplessly and without food or water still outside Israeli control. Another PR nightmare as Israel is then cast as leaving these poor defenseless people adrift with no food, water, or power for their ships. All that does is make for bad press for a few days until Israel has to board the ships anyway in order to tow them to port. Nobody else would assist them and end the PR campaign of those horrible Israelis leaving people helpless and stranded at sea. And in order to place tow lined Israel would need their own people on board or the “peace activists” would simply cut any tow lines in order to exasperate the situation. What would you have Israel do after disabling the steering or drive screws on the ships? Leave them to float endlessly? At some point in any scenario, the Israelis would have to board the ships. Best is to get it done with at a time of their choosing and end the fiasco.


58 posted on 05/31/2010 12:11:17 PM PDT by bsaunders
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To: Travis McGee

The IDF better start working on those modified mini decoy torps NOW.
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?

Yeah, and how good would the media headlines looks saying Israeli’s torpedoed the “peace flotilla”, just like N. Korea torpedoed S. Korea’s ship. That would make a great headline, don’t you think? Not.


98 posted on 05/31/2010 9:18:37 PM PDT by flaglady47 (To bastardize Samuel Johnson, tyranny is the last refuge of scoundrels)
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