Update: Newly released video (12:32 PM EDT) (hat-tip - Jameel)
This is going to be an impossible, ugly, hate-filled day.
The world's governments have already decided what happened on the boats. Ambassadors summoned, partnerships cancelled, condemnations issued.
Videos like the ones below show the violence that met the Israelis who came to investigate the boats:
We know this script, we've seen it before. It's Rachel Corrie multiplied by a few hundred - a more 'civilized' version of the suicide bomber, but with the same idea: We are willing to give our own lives in order to destroy you. If we can take down Israel, it's worth the sacrifice.
So they attack the teenage soldier, force him to use his gun to save his own life, and then claim 'Police Brutality.'
No matter how much video there is to demonstrate that the Israelis were only reacting, the response is still going to be the same: International Waters, Aid Flotilla, Benign human rights activists and so on.
I wondered all along why the IDF was insisting on boarding these ships - although, of course, the answer is that they had to do it, because the people on the boats believe in 'armed resistance,' and believe in providing weapons for Gaza. Need evidence? Look at the shipments of weapons already provided under the guise of 'aid,' and look at the violence today.
I want Peace, but I understand that when someone attacks me, I have to defend myself.
But no explanations are going to suffice.
The world loves this stuff.
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