Kipling again.  There are other lines in the poem “Loot” that I dare not quote…

The Guardian has an interesting story detailing how Israel’s famous victory over the Gaza flotilla was accompanied by a little good old fashioned looting.  The people who were seized in the act of international piracy and were lucky enough not to be shot had all their personal possessions confiscated by the Israeli Army.  A number of them have now discovered debit card deductions, credit card purchases, and the use of their cell phones.  The personal possessions have still not been returned and I rather suspect the Israelis are checking them over very carefully to determine if they contain anything that can be used to build fortified bunkers in Gaza.  Or eaten or worn, since the entry of most food and clothing items is also banned.

Will any of this be reported in the New York Times or Wash Post?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/18/gaza-convoy-activists-debit-card-fraud