June 02, 2010

Those Gaza flotilla weapons in full

Here's Mark Steel in The Independent:
To strengthen their case the Israelis have released a photo of the weapons they found on board, (which amount to some knives and tools and wooden sticks) that the naive might think you'd expect to find on any ship, but the more astute will recognise as exactly what you'd carry if you were planning to defeat the Israeli army. It's an armoury smaller than you'd find in the average toolshed in a garden in Cirencester, which goes to show the Israelis had better destroy Cirencester quickly as an essential act of self-defence.
Other Independent articles:By the way, the leading article, Hamas holds the key to aid for Gaza, argues that Israel must talk to Hamas. I thought they were sneaking in a "blame Hamas" position. It looks like Israel has blown it with just about everyone bar America and even there the Indie reckons cracks are appearing.

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