I visited the Flickr page of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and downloaded these pictures of the weapons found aboard theMavi Marmara.
It’s a nasty-looking collection for sure and it explains why the Israeli commandos were so afraid for their lives.
For example, here’s a slingshot with the word Hizbullah written on it in English by somebody. If you turned the other one over, it might say Down with Israel, Signed, the Terrorists.
Pretty damning, wouldn’t you say? But not as damning as this maniac who speaks in white lettering printed on a photo. Imagine if this guy ran up to you screaming.
Hold on a minute till I get my glasses. Could you shout in a bigger font?
Then of course, there’s this very evil-looking guy with a forty-thieves knife, who kindly posed for the Israeli commando-photographer in front of a group of clapping people.
Very evil and menacing, these Islamic types.
Here’s a picture of rioters initiating confrontation with soldiers who just happen to be innocently boarding the ship while armed with M16s and tear gas. As with all rioters, this bunch are walking around the deck of their own ship in a clearly provocative manner, asking to be shot.
Apart from the Hizbullah slingshots, the rioters are armed with deadly bullet-proof vests. They try to kill the Israeli soldiers by wearing gas-masks and staring at them viciously through night-vision binoculars.
The terrorists are also armed with a deadly angle-grinder, which is an ideal weapon against soldiers when carried into battle along with a generator. As the Israeli foreign ministry points out, the angle-grinder weapon was also used for cutting bits off the ship to attack the peace-loving soldiers.
Now that’s cunning. The ship is really nothing more than a collection of iron bars welded together and ready to beat IDF personnel with.
Apart from that, the rioters had offensive Islamic, peace-hating pepper spray, quite unlike the calming, soothing tear-gas carried by the soldiers. As a further act of aggression, the terrorists provocatively left the spray cans in their wrappers, forcing the Israeli soldiers to shoot them.
This is true evil, but there’s worse. The 600 anti-Israel terrorists also brought a clasp-knife with blood on it …
… and most tellingly of all, a collection of fire axes. These terrorists came well prepared to fight the Israeli defence forces who are no match for sling-shots, pepper spray, angle grinders, binoculars and axes.
Anyway, who ever heard of fire axes on a ship? Let’s get real. I know international laws insist on ships carrying axes, but who obeys international laws?