Monday, May 31, 2010

Flotilla II

The question isn't whether or not the attack interception of  the flotilla was legal, or if it was right, or if it was moral. Let's stipulate it was all three: legal, right and moral. None of this matters one little bit, because the real question is whether or not the decision to attack intercept was smart or stupid.

A sampling of the day's headlines show us just how dumb a choice Israel made:
  • Syria, Lebanon say flotilla attack can lead to war
  • Israeli Leadership Faces Fallout‎
  • Gaza Flotilla Attack Sparks Demonstrations Worldwide‎ 
  • Sweden summons Israel ambassador on flotilla deaths
  • Assault likely to rebound on Israel
  • Turkey condemns Israel over deadly attack on Gaza aid flotilla
Its hard to see how letting the boats land would have caused any more damage to Israel and its reputation.

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