free_gaza Israel, the only nation practicing state sponsored terrorism the U.S. supports, was condemned by most of the world for killing nine peace activists during a raid that went terribly wrong aboard a ship bound for Gaza with humanitarian aid. While still in international waters, Israeli commandos repelled from choppers onto the deck of one of the boats in an international flotilla and all hell broke loose. The soldiers say they were attacked first and and they did what they do best: responded with deadly force!

But according to the side with the casualties, the soldiers shot first. Ultimately, no weapons were found aboard, although David Frum would like to remind you all that they were carrying concrete, which of course is a war-making material. Regardless, most everyone agrees that there are better tactics Israel could have used to maintain their blockade of Gaza than to attack and then detain journalists and foreign nationals from around the world.