Dont know what REALLY happened on the gaza flotilla, i wasnt there, and i can say with >99.99% certainty that no one else on this forum was either. A small clip shows nothing for certain, im sure youve all watched tv or a movie in the past, editing and context can leave much in doubt. Nutcase, you have to be trying real hard to ignore that long red squiggly under your spelling of blockade... or your trying to be cute. either way, israel has been 'at war' for a while. whether declared or undeclared, im pretty sure if your neighbor threw firecrackers over your fence time and time again even you might do something about it. I get that the generally accepted belief on this forum may be that 'israel started it' or 'the zionists __insert theory here___', but just like everything else, i am certain no one here has the answer 100% right. The them vs us model that perpetuates every public/global event is incredibly outdated. Liberals line up against israel, to protect the oppressed, and supposedly conservatives wont even come to criticize their zionist masters. Reality is, neither one of them gives a rats ass about you, and couldnt care less if you believe their version of the story. Both would probably off you as well, if they thought you posed a threat to their existence or didnt believe in their book or are simply a westerner who isnt exactly them. People here need to learn what fights are theirs to fight. Work on the problems we can solve by communicating over stuff we have influence. Yes if you see someone in the street being thumped you should step in and help. When both sides have shady ---- going on and none of it involves you, just keep an eye on things till they come your way.