They swooped aboard like vengeful vultures upon ships sailing in international waters – killed a few, kidnapped the rest and appropriated the cargo. Somailian Pirates, you would’ve thought, or maybe Francis Drake, Blackbeard et al? Actually, much worse – Israeli Defense forces.
Now, now… I’m no expert on Middle-east politics or diplomacy. Neither am I a Hamas supporter, or someone who is convinced that the democratically elected governing body on the Gaza strip are a bunch of angels. But there is something so vile, disgusting and inhuman about the economic blockade of human beings trapped in the strip, that the incident with the Turkish flotilla has simply outraged me enough to break blog silence.
Big deal, you might say! True, tis no big deal indeed… a million inconsequential bloggers ranting out their views would perhaps make no difference. On the other hand a few power-wielding hands rested comfortably on mahogany tables across the world, who wield the writ force of apparently humane governments and leagues of righteous nations could make a difference, and could certainly do more than say- “Regret the unfortunate loss of lives”.
P.S. The nine individuals slayed atop the flotilla may be proven to be terrorists yet, through might of evidence, or simply evidence of might. I am sure the humane governments and leagues of righteous nations equally “Regret the unfortunate loss of lives” – the lives lost daily of children and other hapless ‘collateral’, being gradually bled to death in the friendly neighbourhood open-air prison.