You know, I am not even going to get into the particulars of the Israeli raid in the Mediterranean. Suffice to say: that shit is fucked. I am glad to see that it has raised the hackles of many of the world's less-insane countries, our own mealy-mouthed hegemon excepted, needless to say, although obviously it's very sad that it should cost even a single human life to get anyone's attention. The point that really bears repeating is that the Gaza Strip is a concentration camp. I do not mean that as a metaphor or an analogy. I am not building a comparison. It isn't a figure of speech. Gaza is literally a concentration camp.