Originally Posted by stevegmu
Anyone attempting to run a legal blockade deserves to get blown out of the water.
If Israel wanted to wipe out the Palestinians, there wouldn't be any Palestinians.
Notice what happened in Lebanon in 2006, and similarly in Gaza last year? Israel could have easily flattened both regions and killed every living thing, human and animal, without even resorting to nukes... but in each case, they held off, after doing a heck of a lot of damage and killing a lot of innocent people.. and then... arbitrarily withdrew.
They are subjugating their neighbors on the drip.... nothing too drastic as to get the entire world against them, but instead, just underneath the degree of "action that the US government could not support". The Israeli leadership is extremely skilled at juggling ... they know exactly how far they can go, and what their limits are. In theory, they are quite capable of "wiping out the entire Palestinian population" within one week.... and if they could
, they surely would
. However, such a M.O. could scupper the Zionist dream of creating a Greater Israel in the Middle East. When boiling a frog, do it slowly, incrementally.
I would imagine that Craig Murray is way more qualified to venture an opinion on this incident than anyone here on this board. Furthermore, despite an awareness of the mandate to exercise POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
when talking about Israel.. he still criticizes their actions as being illegal. He could have so easily weaseled out and appeased the entrenched DC/Whitehall viewpoint.