So some Israeli commandos follow through on that country's threat to prevent ships from breaking their blockade of Gaza, and when they and their paintball guns get the crap beat out of them, shit gets real and nine people (mostly Turks, so it seems) wind up dead.
Predictably, the international community shits itself 'cause the Israelis are mean. Protecting your national safety just isn't done, you know.
So I'm slogging through ninety zillion anti-Israeli headlines from a variety of news sources which StumbleUpon has chosen to sling at me today, and I come across this gem:
UN Rights Chief Slams Israel Storming of Relief Boat to Gaza
Huh, says I to myself. Wonder what country she's from. Answer's right there in the cutline: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights South African Navi Pillay gestures during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. (Emphasis mine.)
Oh. South Africa. A country known for its stellar human rights record.
Actually, South Africa is a country where gang rape is considered fun. Despite laws meant to protect them, homophobia is still rampant. Blacks and whites still hate each other. Refugees from other African nations are apparently attacked on a regular basis, and police response is lacking.
But, yeah. Israel shouldn't insist that aid bound for Gaza be inspected first.
What was that Jesus said about eyes & planks?