Apparently, and I shit you not, the IDF had no choice but to gun down those peace protesters because, and I really do shit you not, they were armed with marbles...
A brutal ambush at sea
"Ron Ben Yishai recounts bloody clash aboard Gaza-bound vessel: The lacking crowd-dispersal means, the brutal violence of ‘peace activists,’ and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter"
"Navy commandoes slid down to the vessel one by one, yet then the unexpected occurred: The passengers that awaited them on the deck pulled out bats, clubs, and slingshots with glass marbles, assaulting each soldier as he disembarked. The fighters were nabbed one by one and were beaten up badly, yet they attempted to fight back."
It's worth reading the full account of the brutal, children's sports equipment based, ambush those vicious peace protesters had set for the brave IDF fighters. The tone of this nonsense is genuinely reminiscent of the justifications the Nazis used when explaining their atrocities away.
The purpose of crap like this is not to win over the hearts and minds of opponents or the undecided . It's put out so that the Faithful have a rationalisation for murder they can dissonantly cling onto. Deep down, they don't really give a shit if it's true or not
And yes, I know I've broken Godwin's Law, but the parallels are really there and genuinely creepy and unsettling
And these are the same demented looneytune amoral fuckers who are boasting about deploying nuclear armed submarines in the territorial waters of a country they are gagging to go to war with
edit: and, in a similar vein, here's Norman...