When someone takes on such a mission they would have to be naive to believe that
the Israelis were going to do nothing or feel helpless and allow aid and or weapons
to be delivered to their enemy. If you take women and kids you hiding behind their
Give me a break, the blockade was legal like it or not. was in accordance with the law
of international politics. A nation has the right to protect itself and its interests. Its time
to look at a situation as it really exists. These two countries are getting close to a real
showdown. If the Turks use their naval power to protect those ships Israel will blow them
out of the water. That could create all kinds of problems. In my view, Turkey is trying to
raise its profile in the Muslim World. The only way they can do that, is to engage in baiting
Israel. The other problem is that the two countries have been friends for some time until the
more fundamentalist Turkish government took over. Now the old hatreds are going to be
used for political gain, I wouldn't go to far if I were the Arab World.
Most people think Israel has changed think again. Its one thing to take measures to protect
civilians etc in a skirmish. If its a full blown conflict the only thing Israel cares about is winning.
That is not being critical, it is being realistic.