Analysis: Stopping a yacht with eyes on the Comptroller

20.07.2011                      18.Tammus, 5771

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Analysis: Stopping a yacht with eyes on the Comptroller

Fear of upcoming report on mishandling of last flotilla, leads military and political echelon not to take chances in handling of French vessel.

It is amazing what fear of a scathing State Comptroller report can sometimes do in Israel. This was apparent on Tuesday by the way the military and political echelon handled the operation to stop the tiny French yacht that tried breaking Israel’s sea blockade over the Gaza Strip.
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz was in the Navy’s underground command center in the Kirya overseeing the operation, OC Navy Vice-Admiral Eliezer Marom was at sea with the forces and the IDF Spokesman’s Office was releasing blow-by-blow updates of the operation accompanied with pictures and real-time videos….