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10:55 PM ET, May 31, 2010

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Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
10 Reported Killed as Israel Attacks Boats Headed to Gaza  —  JERUSALEM — The Israeli Navy attacked a flotilla carrying thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza on Monday morning, killing at least 10 people, according to the Israeli military and activists traveling with the flotilla.
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Ron Ben-Yishai / Ynetnews:
A brutal ambush at sea  —  Ron Ben Yishai recounts bloody clash aboard Gaza-bound vessel: The lacking crowd-dispersal means, the brutal violence of ‘peace activists,’ and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter  —  Our Navy commandoes fell right into the hands of the Gaza mission members.
IDF Spokesperson's / Israel Defense Force Spokesperson:
Close-Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers, 31 May 2010  —  Video taken by IDF naval boat shows the passengers of the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the ‘Free Gaza’ Flotilla, violently attacking IDF soldiers who were trying to board the ship after having sent repeated requests for the boat to change course.
Ian Welsh:
Holy Sweet Lord, Turkey has announced they will send another flotilla to Gaza—escorted by the Turkish Navy!  —  If they actually do this, it is the very definition of throwing down.  —  Wow.  —  Does Israel want a war with Turkey?  They can't win it, short of using nukes …
Discussion: The Agonist and Firedoglake
Bradley Burston / Haaretz:
A Special Place in Hell / The Second Gaza War: Israel lost at sea  —  We are no longer defending Israel.  We are now defending the siege, which is itself becoming Israel's Vietnam.  —  A war tells a people terrible truths about itself.  That is why it is so difficult to listen.
New York Times:
Israeli Raid Complicates U.S. Ties and Push for Peace  —  WASHINGTON — Israel's deadly commando raid on Monday on a flotilla trying to break a blockade of Gaza complicated President Obama's efforts to move ahead on Middle East peace negotiations and introduced a new strain …
ibnlive.in.com:
Turkey threatens action; Israel on alert  —  New Delhi: Turkey has threatened Israel with unprecedented action after Israeli forces attacked an aid vessel, killing 10 peace activists headed to Gaza.  —  Israel said 10 people died while those on the ship said at least 15 were killed.
Noah Pollak / Commentary:
Nice Guys Finish Last  —  To my mind, the most astonishing thing about the flotilla disaster is that the IDF sent its elite naval commandos into a highly charged potential combat situation that was being closely scrutinized by the world media — armed with paintball guns.
Reuters:
Israeli commandos: Gaza flotilla crew tried to lynch us  —  Israel tows Gaza flotilla to Ashdod after at least 10 activists killed in clashes with navy; IDF says 2 commandos seriously wounded as troops tried to board. … The left-wing activists on board a flotilla carrying aid …
DEBKAFile:
Why was Israeli raider force unprepared for violent resistance?
Discussion: CNN
Barak Ravid / Haaretz:
Netanyahu: I regret Gaza flotilla deaths, but Israeli troops …
CNN:
World reaction to Israel after raid on aid flotilla mostly negative
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   New video: Flotilla passengers attack Israeli troops
Steve Hynd / Newshoggers.com:
Israel Attacks Humanitarian Flotilla, Many Dead & Injured (Updated)
Laura Rozen / Laura Rozen's Blog:
Netanyahu cancels Washington trip (UPDATED)
Discussion: Truthdig, Haaretz and FrumForum
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Raid Jeopardizes Turkey Relations
Benjamin Kerstein / The New Ledger:
Blood Libel Against Israel
Discussion: The Majlis and The Jawa Report
Jerusalem Post:
Navy escorts flotilla ships to Ashdod
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Videos Of The Raid  —  Another gripping one is here, showing the activists attacking the commandos boarding their ship.  —  A simple point.  The violence by the activists is pretty abhorrent.  These are not followers of Gandhi or MLK Jr. But the violence is not fatal to anyone …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Financial Times:
Google ditches Windows on security concerns  —  Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.  —  The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January …
Michael Whitney / Firedoglake:
BP CEO: Sickened Cleanup Workers Probably Have Food Poisoning  —  At least nine fishermen hired by BP to use their boats to help with oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico have been hospitalized with serious heath problems, including one who “busted his skull” after collapsing on a dock.
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Is there a general glut?  —  Matt Yglesias writes: … You can take that quotation as a stand-in for the more general Keynesian AD views about the current recession.  —  First, I am fully on board with Scott Sumner-like ideas to boost AD through monetary policy, as is Yglesias and are many other Keynesians.
Don Surber:
Poll: California voters favor Arizona law  —  The Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California polled registered voters on Arizona's move to make illegal immigration a state crime.  —  From the Los Angeles Times: “50% of registered voters surveyed said they support the law …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and L.A. NOW
 
 
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