Originally Posted by DINAN 3
1) They didn't just fire first, but asked them politely to re-direct to Ashdod or Cairo or be prepared to be boarded.
When told "Jews, go back to Auschwitz" and "Did you forget about 9/11", there was no other option but to board.
Opening fire, in a naval conflict, would mean torpedoes, canons + heavy artillery.
These people weren't looking for a friendly escort, like Magnus suggested.
Israel, mindfull of the media and some legitimate peace activist on board, under-estimated the mob on the upper deck.
This is evident in their main choice of artillery; "paintball guns".
Only when their lives were threatened, by being overpowered by the sheer size of the mob, did they fire their personal hand guns.
The IDF admitted its identification of the Mavi Marmara as the source of those tansmissions was unfounded. Worse, there's audio of the same conversion released earlier that doesn't contain those statements.
It's doctored audio, plain and simple. Unfortunately the Israelis keep abusing the memory of Auschwitz to justify anything and everything.