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“Peace Activists” Get Pretty Rough

June 1, 2010
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Pretty well armed for a peaceful protest too!

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  1. John Tuttle permalink
    June 2, 2010 6:15 pm

    Then again, had the Israelis not set up this illegal blockade of Gaza, none of this would of happened.

    The Israelis have massive entitlement issues. For example – one common argument is that “well Arabs have the rest of the middle east, all we want is Palestine!” That is true. However, imagine this scenario – one day, the United Nations decides to give the state of California back to the Native Americans. After all, they were there first, and the USA will still have the rest of the country, its just one portion of the land! Still, I doubt most Americans would react peacefully to such a proposal. Don’t you?

  2. Hudson permalink
    June 2, 2010 10:14 am

    I’d go with nets in the propellers too. Suspend the net from a long pole in the bow of the speedboat and shove it under the boat. Defend the speedboat crew with birdshot, if necessary, and tow the boat from the stern. The next “peace boat” is already underway toward Gaza.

  3. Mike Burleson permalink*
    June 2, 2010 4:33 am

    David Axe says the Israelis were naval special forces called Shayetet 13.

  4. Mike Burleson permalink*
    June 2, 2010 4:31 am

    And did you see the guy who threw the battle-hardened Israeli commando off the ship? Couldn’t have been your average veggie chompin, Kum Ba Ya demonstrator!

  5. June 2, 2010 1:27 am

    So Israeli commandos boarded an unarmed civilian ship under Turkish flag, and the people on board grab everything on board to fight them off. What part of this made Israel boarding this ship legal?
    Was this self defense, because there don’t seem to be any weapons here.

  6. June 1, 2010 7:37 pm

    there were not activists on board- the are terrorists, terrorist supporters (critical for the success of terrorists) and dupes (unwitting and willing).

  7. Mike Burleson permalink*
    June 1, 2010 6:32 pm

    I really thought the Israelis were ready for this one. Think even the USA understands this new 4 Gen warfare a little better.

  8. jkt permalink
    June 1, 2010 6:05 pm

    Is there some tech that can remotely disable the ship and then just tow it away? Nets in the propellers or something? Israel needs to think up something quick cause the jihadis love the press they got out of this, so I’m sure they will try again.

  9. D. E. Reddick permalink
    June 1, 2010 5:53 pm

    I need to correct my own contribution to the following:

    “‘Non-Violent’ Humanitarian Peace Activists”…

    Or perhaps we can run with:

    “‘Reduced-Violence’ Humanitarian Peace Activists”…

    Perhaps other contributors can come up with even more vapid (or truthful) title inclusions, much like our long-running faux naming thread for the LCS.

  10. Marcase permalink
    June 1, 2010 5:33 pm

    Is it me or is that activist at 0:48 wearing a gasmask? The other vids show flashbangs and firebombs being thrown by those same ‘humanitarian peace activists’.

    It’s still beyond me why the IDF didn’t cleared the deck with flashbangs, smoke or teargas grenades – that’s SOP when rapelling on crowded decks…

  11. Mike Burleson permalink*
    June 1, 2010 4:53 pm

    My bad!

  12. D. E. Reddick permalink
    June 1, 2010 4:48 pm

    Mike,

    Your descriptive title is too brief. They were ‘humanitarian peace activists’…

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