Kevin Myers: Israel has walked into a well-laid ambush and its government shows every sign of being insane
WELL, the Israeli commander who authorised the operation against the Gaza flotilla should now be given a job commensurate with his talents: he should be sent as a missionary to Helmand province, where he can promote the new Jewish sect of Nude Nomadism.
This will include having sex with various mullahs' teenage daughters outside mosques, then publicly smearing their bodies with pork fat.
Every single feature of the Israeli operation was wrong. I say this as a friend of Israel. There is barely a better way of putting your men in danger than by dropping them slowly, one by one, from helicopters into the waiting arms of Islamicists. And that's what the Turkish-Arab boat largely consisted of.