Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Israel and the flotilla: a thought

The person who knows more about the military than anyone else I know was succinct tonight in his summary of the Israelis' attack on the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. 'If you board somebody else's boat and attack them in international waters,' he said, 'then either you're a pirate or you're starting a war.'


tigtog said...

Yes, I've seen similar thoughts expressed in a few other places today. Seems right.

cristy said...

Yep, that does seem to be the International Law take on the matter. Of course, the US have come out and said the exact opposite (that Israel had every right to forcibly board the ship, even though it was in Int waters). But, unfortunately, that is hardly surprising, is it?