Reuters: Israel Navy commandos: Gaza flotilla activists tried to lynch us
I read the entire article and have read other articles and blogs and nothing, nothing that happened on that boat approached lynching.
A less charitable view is that the IDF chose the most offensive and pejorative words to describe the actions of the people on the ship. The Israeli government is known for blaming their victims and never ever admitting fault.
Turkey can use its membership in NATO to try to address this and I hope they do. I hope President Obama chooses to use this in a positive way to get the two-state talks back on track. Israel should be punished, just like other states are punished we they act recklessly. Either that, or we can just go ahead and put them in the same category as Burma and North Korea.
Perhaps we can resolve this once and for all. Perhaps, now that Israel has deployed nuclear subs in the Persian Gulf, we can force them to allow inspections. Israel doesn’t deserve special treatment.
Some sanity from Israel is here.