June 01, 2010

The Flotilla

I don't know exactly what happened; really, no one does. But it seems obvious that it was breathtakingly stupid of Israel to let it get to this point.

Israel's government right now reminds me quite a bit of the Bush Administration. There's the far-right orientation, the general incompetence, the seeming glee at being isolated from the rest of the world (including allies) and perhaps worst of all, the implication that if you're against them, you're against Israel itself.

At any rate, I'm beyond enraged at Bibi, Avignor Lieberman and the rest, because those of who love and defend Israel against truly evil enemies, they're making it harder for us.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 1, 2010 12:12 AM

Come on, Steve -- I thought you were above being duped by the media when it comes to Israel! It's not that I think there's some media conspiracy, just that most journalists covering the Middle East are lazy or jaded. They publish the first description of events that comes to them, even though, time and again, reality is far more complicated than the pro-Arab "peace demonstrator" side of things.

I hate it when only the conservatives have the analysis of events correct, but you have to give it to them on this one:


Posted by: jabbett at June 1, 2010 09:52 AM

In deciding what course of action to take, the Israeli government should have anticipated that the international media would cover it that way, and adjusted accordingly.

Posted by: BZ at June 1, 2010 09:00 PM
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