But then, what do the Turks know about international law and sovereignty? They are constantly shelling Iraqi villages in territory that does not belong to them and they deny even the most basic human rights to a significant proportion of their own population. How would they have reacted if a wave of incoming aid had been sent to the Kurds in the south-east and the convoy openly refused to cooperate with officials?
The murder of 10 'peace' activists was unjustified regardless of how hard they beat up the soldiers and also raised a few questions about the Israeli operation. The commandos are supposed to be professional soldiers who should be used to dealing with pressure instead of losing control and ending up with killing 10 people. Maybe I am watching too many Hollywood movies, but aren't several helicopters supposed to be utilised at once in order to get as many men on the ground, roof, or deck as possible at the same time as apposed to sending in one soldier at a time amidst a crowd calling for their blood. Surely the world-renowned experts in counter-terrorism would have assumed sending one at a time would have been asking for trouble.
The response to this mess has been just as baffling to me as the incident itself. 10 people are killed and instantly I receive messages from people I don't even know telling me to march outside the Israeli Embassy to protest this heinous crime. Yet when hundreds at a time get blown up to pieces at mosques and markets across the Islamic world, all in the name of 'Allah' of course, the response is a lot less dramatic. On Friday almost 100 innocent people were slaughtered whilst worshipping in a mosque in Lahore and no one sent me a text asking me to protest outside the Pakistani Embassy. Muslims on Friday killed roughly 10 innocent civilians for every activist killed by Jews on Monday.
The Israelis are even more confusing, because they apparently knew from Day 1 the flotilla was a convoy of hate filled with terrorists with links to Bin Laden and Hamas who were probably using this is a front for delivering weapons, but then they decide to issue the commandos raiding the ship with paintball guns?