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Israel had no choice over Gaza flotilla (Guardian)
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"Even during the raid, troops did not fire on those on board at first, instead simply trying to go about their business of inspecting the cargo. When they were attacked with venomous force by the activists, they were left with no choice but to respond in kind. Those are the only facts that matter here, and all the kneejerk Israel-hating in the world won't absolve the activist aggressors from their share of guilt for the horrific events that unfolded today."
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  -Israel had no choice over Gaza flotilla (Guardian) Dutch  Jun-01-10 12:12 PM   #0 
  - This is not news, this is an editorial. There is an editorial section for editorials. n/t  Poll_Blind   Jun-01-10 12:19 PM   #1 
  - That is correct.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-01-10 12:21 PM   #8 
  - Funny, there's video of them firing on the ship before they ever boarded  WeDidIt   Jun-01-10 12:19 PM   #2 
  - Yeah, no choice  gratuitous   Jun-01-10 12:20 PM   #3 
  - this is an op-ed piece and since Juan Cole was removed from GD-this deserves the same fate.  mod mom   Jun-01-10 12:20 PM   #4 
  - +100000  BrklynLiberal   Jun-01-10 01:01 PM   #25 
  - That's what water canon are for. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-01-10 12:20 PM   #5 
  - I want to hear from the people who were on the aid ship  Mari333   Jun-01-10 12:20 PM   #6 
  - Of course they had choices.  godai   Jun-01-10 12:20 PM   #7 
  - Nasty, viscious activists.  Owlet   Jun-01-10 12:21 PM   #9 
  - Hurling themselves savagely upon the helpless Israeli's bullets. n/t  Orsino   Jun-01-10 06:50 PM   #31 
  - They didn't have a choice. Humbug.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-01-10 12:22 PM   #10 
  - Why did Israel cut off all outside communications from the boats to the outside world?  Better Believe It   Jun-01-10 12:22 PM   #11 
  - Is wearing masks, semi automatic weapons and descending down from helicopters at night  mod mom   Jun-01-10 12:23 PM   #12 
  - So there they were, minding their own business repelling down ropes....  Junkdrawer   Jun-01-10 12:23 PM   #13 
  - The invaders of sovereign territory were simply going "about their business of inspecting"  JackRiddler   Jun-01-10 12:24 PM   #14 
  - Next Time somebody invades my home, I'll just let them take shit  MadBadger   Jun-01-10 12:24 PM   #15 
  - The poor lambs n/t  Catherina   Jun-01-10 12:26 PM   #16 
  - The choice was Turkey's - they chose to provoke a violent confrontation  Fozzledick   Jun-01-10 12:26 PM   #17 
  - The choice was Israel's to impose a blockade on helpless people.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-01-10 12:28 PM   #19 
  - You mean the "helpless people" who keep firing rockets at Israel?  Fozzledick   Jun-01-10 12:33 PM   #20 
     - There are 1.5 million people in Gaza, most of whom did not vote for  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-01-10 12:59 PM   #24 
     - It is simply grotesque to read Israeli apologists being OK with collective punishment  Vinnie From Indy   Jun-01-10 01:09 PM   #26 
  - No one would have thought Israel would have reacted that way  ChangoLoa   Jun-01-10 01:17 PM   #28 
  - Here is raw video from Juan Cole's (Professor of ME History @ U of M) site:  mod mom   Jun-01-10 12:27 PM   #18 
  - this is the only thing that matters?  mikelgb   Jun-01-10 12:43 PM   #21 
  - To say that Israel had no choice is nonsense.  activa8tr   Jun-01-10 12:55 PM   #22 
  - Who knew that the activists had venom?  Orsino   Jun-01-10 12:57 PM   #23 
  - This editorial kind of conflicts with the Guardian's front page news story, doesn't it?  sinkingfeeling   Jun-01-10 01:16 PM   #27 
  - So, the activists were right. I read they suspected sabotage  EFerrari   Jun-01-10 02:31 PM   #29 
  - 1 hits with a chair, other responds by shooting= "in kind"? That is a "fact"?  uppityperson   Jun-01-10 03:44 PM   #30 

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