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.
I would have preferred if those ships quietly went “boom” in the night and sank with all hands.
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.
SOP for boarding and inspecting a suspected vessel that will not comply. That or live fire. They were ordered to stand by for boarding.
That’s why you torpedo the ships and pick up the survivors. With a torpedo, there are no faces, so the press can’t portray them as victims. Plus, you garner some slight positive publicity for ‘rescuing’ the survivors.