Monday, July 12, 2010

Israel blames itself

Is there any other Mideast nation which would criticise as well as praise it's military?
Flawed intelligence-gathering and planning led to Israel's botched and deadly raid on a Gaza-bound protest flotilla, with security forces underestimating the potential for violence, said the official report released Monday.

The report, however, praised the commandos who took part in the operation, saying they were justified in opening fire and killing nine after being confronted by violent pro-Palestinian activists on board one of the ships.

The report concluded that intelligence-gathering was deficient and that various intelligence units did not communicate properly with each other. It criticized the operation's planners for not having a backup plan in the event of violence.

Once more, this demonstrates why Israel is America's most appropriate Middle East ally. Not our perfect ally, but our most appropriate ally.

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