Israeli commandos used painballs for rioters

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    At first glance this seems really stupid.

    However, the soldiers were ambushed as soon as they landed. The rioters may have then gotten assault weapons which would have made them more deadly.

    On the other hand, it probably didn't get much respect when the rioters say that they had painball guns.

    Was it a good think that they came down with paintball guns or not?

    They could use handguns only under emergency, which they got.

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    I was thinking about my own question.

    I think the problem was boarding down ropes from helicopters. Until the commando was on firm ground, he was vulnerable to attack. Until then, he was off balance.

    I am not a military tatician, but I think they should have boarded from ships, and had their assault rifle in a ready position.
     
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    There really is no "good" way to attack civilians.
     
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    When you try to repel boarders who are enforcing a declared blockade you cease to be a civillain, and become a combatant.

    And Cmike, I doubt the load was paintballs, it probably was a pepper/mace load. Werent the commados wearing gas masks.
     
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    Interesting premise. When do civilians lose their civilian status and become legitimate targets?
     
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    Usually by taking a waepon and fighting back. Now there is nothing wrong with resisting what you see as an attacking force, just dont go whining that THE JOOOOOS were attacking civilans.

    You dont believe the blockade is legitamate, so my argument is invalid in your eyes anyway. In my view they resisted with arms a legal bloackade, and therefore lost thier "innocent" status.
     
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    So, would these guys still be considered innocent civilians , or should they be considered militants i.e. legitimate targets?

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    Also mercenaries aren't civilians.
     

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