Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead.Obama wants "answers." The usual suspects condemn. Others sound more ominous. Meanwhile, Netanyahu scrambles in defense. Whatever really happened, he needs to get out in front of this and be as forthright as possible, because the proverbial sh*tstorm is coming.
Bloodied passengers sprawled on the deck and troops dived into the sea to save themselves during several hours of hand-to-hand fighting that injured dozens of activists and six soldiers. Hundreds of activists were towed from the international waters to Israeli detention centers and hospitals.
International condemnation was swift and harsh as Israel scrambled to explain how what was meant to be a simple takeover of a civilian vessel went so badly awry.
For the record, here's IDF video, via Hot Air:
Well looky here.