Dear Brother Sidqi, AOA
I appreciate your sentiments about 'me' being one of the good guys:-) I also agree with your statement about Arab leadership always busy in their personal affairs(i.e Hummus and Women :)). But these humanterian groups were not just Arabs, please read Finian Cunningham 's and Sister Saadia Khan's link once more. The ships were attacked in International waters, the smoke bombs and warning shots and then actual shots were fired while Israeli terrorists were climbing down from their choppers. On board were proud Turkish crew and Nationals, ofcourse they didn't sit down like lame ducks, they responded with whatever means they had at the time. The Israeli terrorists did, what they have been doing for so many years, because they knew, like always they can getaway with this murder. By hook or crook they have an iron fist control over the only real super power of today through control over media, their economic system and politics, so nobody dare condemn Israel or face the consequences.The issue here is not the impotence of so many Arab Nations but an humanitarian one. The poor souls in Gaza are being punished for what crime? leave religion aside, they are humans first. while most of us turn our backs and blame them for being weak and not doing enough for their own survival, these brave souls on Turkish Flotilla were about to do something that the whole world should have done a long time ago. Lies of Fox News aside, this was a brutal attack by the modern day barbarians on an unarmed humanitarian group. Let's not confuse the real issue with media diversion tactices.
I love your sentiments about Pakistan, thank you! but let's not forget this was a Turkish Flotilla, who if not more than an equal military power as Pakistan. I hope there will be some dire consequences of this terrorism by Israel, as the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said, "This operation, which is completely against international law, is an act of inhuman state terror," he said. "Don't think that we'll sit by in silence after such events."