Reflections on the Israeli Flotilla Massacre

There’s not a way in the world that the Israeli government or generals wanted this outcome. With the world watching, a massacre? No. Most of the people on the flotilla also did not want this outcome. They expected at worst to be turned away. But someone did…

There must have been provocation. There may have been agents on board those boats who worked to trigger an incident, or perhaps the people on board were given deliberately dangerous instructions on the way to respond to boarding.

I don’t have a lot of sympathy for how Israel is conducting itself in Gaza. It is near-certain that crimes against humanity have been committed there. But let’s look at the other side, for a moment. Someone put innocent civilians in the line of fire so that they could pressure Israel. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for that, either. I oppose making innocent civilians pawns in a game of war.

The very well fed Raven.

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