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Sadly, you're absolutely right

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Submitted by Farid H. (Germany), Jun 1, 2010 at 17:02

I'd even go further and say that any "macho like" show of conventional military might is reminding people way too much of the George W. Bush years of unilateralism and going-it-alone. People, especially in Europe, have grown allergic to this display of raw force and just found a way to let off some steam. This has backfired during Lebanon II, it has backfired during Cast Lead, and it is backfiring again here.

That's why I'm baffled that IDF didn't use more intelligent means to stop the flotilla, e.g. by disabling their propellers and rudders and letting them Hamas sympathizers sailing aimlessly in circles in the Mediterranean, seething in their hatred and bigotry.

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