Monday, July 11, 2011

There's a Perfectly Reasonable Explanation

[Israeli] Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor, [...] dismissed the charges [against Israel in the sabotaging of Gaza-bound relief ships], saying “they think they live in a James Bond movie. They should come out of the film world and start getting real.

“This is not Hollywood, and Israel is not the bad guy,” he said. “We are not surprised that the rule they live by is that if anything goes wrong, accuse Israel."


Asked to comment on the allegation, Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said: "These activists are not known for their objectivity. Some people blame Israel for every calamity. But obviously that cannot be true."

See, this makes perfect sense to me, because sometimes things really do just go wrong. After all, what's disabled more mechanical devices over the years: entropy, or Israel? Anyone who's tried to use a flashlight that's been sitting in a drawer for too long knows the answer. Did Israel somehow drain all those flashlight batteries? Don't be ridiculous!

No, I'm sure all this propeller damage was just a side effect of saltwater corrosion and possibly some nibbling by curious fish. And it would be foolish to reject a straightforward explanation like that in favor of some Byzantine plot involving a country somewhere which may or may not have threatened to do everything in its power to stop the flotilla ships from reaching Gaza, and which may or may not have military units trained in just this sort of underwater sabotage. Occam's razor, people.

  Chris Floyd

Priceless. Sometimes Chris Floyd really gets going. And for another quick-witted bit regarding the flotilla, read this post of his.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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