Piracy Isn't "Self-Defense" June 1, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 1, 2010

Samuel Adams defined his political strategy quite simply: Put your enemies in the wrong, and keep them in the wrong.

Adams? approach has been employed by modern independence movements -- among them the founders of modern Israel.

The assault by Israeli commandos on a convoy of civilian aid ships has precipitated international condemnation. The convoy was attempting to run an Israeli-imposed starvation blockade of Gaza. The ships, which were in international waters flying the flag of a country friendly to Israel, were boarded by armed commandos who killed more than a dozen people, and wounded dozens more.

The Israeli government insists that the raid, which meets the legal definition of piracy, was a form of self-defense, and that the flotilla was a deliberate provocation. The second claim may be true. The first claim is absurd on its face, plausible only to those willing to believe that the ?Good Guys? are exempt from the law. This is both morally wrong and, as Samuel Adams would likely point out, strategically foolish.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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