For them, what was "unacceptable" was not the disastrous result of Israel's raid on the flotilla. They wanted an end to the blockade on Gaza.
Wrong. The raid and the blockade are unacceptable. It's not a either/or question. Like, believe it or not, I can walk and chew bubblegum
But this isn't what Egypt wants.The math goes: if Egypt and Israel both want something, then it automatically becomes morally just and acceptable.
The White House expressed deep regret over the "loss of life and injuries sustained," but it didn't criticize the siege on Gaza.
Duh. Have you not followed U.S. foreign policy towards Israel since its founding? Kid gloves would be a overstatement. Justifying Israeli actions by the U.S. response is the easiest and laziest thing you could possibly do.
As long as blockade is the policy, no bunch of kooky protesters can be given the right to enter, no matter how peaceful they claim to be.
Seriously, you're going to justify the killing of activists trying to deliver aid, aren't you?
Whether Gaza is entitled to jurisdiction over its shore is another worthy debate. But it also has nothing to do with the failure of the Israeli government to effectively enforce its policy.
Nothing to do with it? You just said it's a worthy debate? If one side of that "worthy" debate is that Gaza does have jurisdiction over its own shore, then that has everything to do with Israel commandeering ships heading to that same shore, no?
So, the only question that is really relevant to this recent bloodshed on the high seas is about the use of excessive force against the protesters. And it is not a very interesting or complicated question.
Oh, God you're an asshole.
Assuming that stopping the protesters from entering Gaza was a must—and it was...
Well, now you're not assuming, are you? "And it was"...now you are stating what you believe to be fact. Nice trick!
...assuming that the protesters wouldn't agree to any peaceful compromise short of a victorious landing in Gaza—and they didn't...
You know this for sure? You are determined to make an ass out of u and me, aren't you?
The soldiers were surprised by a mob; they saw their friends being lynched; they acted as any soldier would have and should have acted. To save their fellow soldiers, they opened fire. Civilians were killed. It's no cause for pride—but also nothing to be ashamed of.
Oh, you totally did just justify these killings.
Frank Drebin would be proud.