The Palestinians were given a huge propaganda victory by Israel in the Flotilla Fiasco. Now Israel is determined to deliver another huge victory by thinking with it's muscles instead of it's brains. Nothing new in this. A nation once known by it's guile and craft is now a nation which thinks that the jackboot is the answer to every problem. Palestinian Jews, in the mid-1940s, fully well understood that every time the Brits jackbooted a shipload of refugees seeking a new home in Israel it was an immense moral victory for those seeking a Jewish Homeland. They kept it up, the Brits never bothered to think beyond the Royal Navy and the joy of sending refugees to concentration camps, or back to Germany. There were lots of ships and plenty of refugees. The Brits, rushing to destroy the empire they sought to preserve, never did get it.
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