Tom Usher wrote or added | I am a total pacifist. I will though say that Kenneth O'Keefe, who was on the Mavi Marmara, is vastly less wrong than are the Zionists. That matters to me as a Christian. Jesus spoke of relative evil. He said that those who turned him over to Pontius Pilate had the greater sin. He was right, of course.
Those Zionists who sent those commandos who attacked the Mavi Marmara and murdered at least 9 and wounded some 30 others have the greater sin than those actual commandos and certainly far greater sin than those Mavi Marmara passengers who fought those commandos using whatever weapons they could fashion or take from the galley or used as fire-fighting equipment or what have you.
The most important consideration in all of this and still speaking in relative terms is whether the "nation-state" that has sought de facto status as such and calling itself Israel is legitimate. I say openly here that it is the most illegitimate so-called state on the face of the Earth by reason that its lead leadership knows the absolute and objective wrong of the start of that "state," the first principles or lack thereof upon which premises that entity has been contrived into being if one can even properly call it that.
The basis that Zionists ever had a right to go into that land and drive those who were there off by terrorism, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and even verging to genocide, is totally false on its face and must be and will be rejected by the rest of humanity. The Zionists must and will turn and repent or go the way of the do-do bird.
Kenneth called upon Hugo Chavez and Nelson Mandella to be on Gaza Freedom Flotilla ships sailing to Gaza. I have done the same. Barack Obama should be on one and soon, but does he have what it takes. Certainly Jimmy Carter, with or without United States Secret Service protection (likely without because they'd physically fight any arrest), and Desmond Tutu can be on board and should be.