This whole matter could have been avoided with the use of one word and the magic word is "bumbling". You see if the defense minister was given an options paper that said our "bumbling" military will try and board the vessels and you never know we might actually "bumble" through it ok. I don't think he would have authorised it. Or maybe it would say something like our as a result of our bumbling intelligence services have no idea whats going on on the boats, he may have at least paused to think before giving the ok. Or maybe its a case If the Israeli public was presented with the prospect a bumbling government that will do more damage to Israel than any Palestinian could hope to achieve, they would have paused to rethink how they cast their vote. Instead of "bumbling" however other word have gained to wide a usage 'crack', 'highly trained', heroic, moral. A mythology around our armed forces and our leaders that was originally designed as propoganda to dissuade the enemy is now only believed by us. So much so that instead of recognising our military, that our are as ordinary as any other, that they possess no special skill over and above any other western armed and equipped force, that they are not super human they are just men like any other trained professional. Maybe our leaders would stop asking them to do the stupid, maybe they would not think of force as the first and only answer to any issue, maybe. Or maybe they just keep bumbling away slowly but surely eroding the reputation and standing of Isreal, all for the wants of few truthful words.
Second rocket fired from Gaza explodes inside Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Straight into the trap