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Glenn Greenwald on Israeli raid on relief ship heading for Gaza kills nine civilians, dozens wounded, 4 Israelis injured. Tonight’s new NYT story on how this "complicates" U.S./Israel relations–even as Obama fails to condemn–co-written by Ethan Bronner, bureau chief whose son is in IDF. AP roundup on international condemnation. Juan Cole with two theories. David Kurtz at TPM has a useful live blog with frequent updates. Interesting NYT blog post with parallels to famous 1947 "Exodus" ship attack. Think Progress: "moral abomination." Andrew Sullivan has videos showing violence by the passengers–but asks, what do you expect in respose to commando raid?
Jeffrey Goldberg worries about the lack of wisdom of Israeli leaders and the future of the state. Haaretz covers much at the Israeli paper’s site–it is largely going with gov’t spin now but opinion piece calls the Gaza blockade Israel’s "Vietnam," and another blasts the inevitable Israeli use of force, always. The Guardian with live coverage from the flotilla. Marc Lynch at Foreign Policy: Obama, like Bush, had failed to tackle Gaza humanitarian crisis. DebkaFile implausibly suggests it was mainly an intellgence screwup. NYT covers international condemnation but highlights this is "propadanda coup" for Israel’s foes. Video library on flotilla attack.