reply to post by Raustin
Hey it's all good, and maybe it is your combat training that causes you to see everything in a combat light?
It really does look like he is being helped up to me. Lets face it no matter how Israel wants to paint this, the people on this boat were not hard
They had some real opportunities to kill Israeli Soldiers but drew the line and disarming those that they could and trying to remove them from the
picture by then just isolating them below, surrounded by other people.
The whole "Is this how peace activists are supposed to behave"? spiel is patently absurd.
People faced with immenent threat and possible death react in primordial fight or flight ways.
What I have witnessed first hand in my younger days is people killed through flash mob violence.
The first couple blows put the victim on the ground, once on the ground it's almost all kicking and stomping, which is the least awkward way to
attack someone surrounded and helpless down on the ground.
It typically takes a flash mob less than a few minutes to beat someone to death once down on the ground.
The do that almost entirely by kicking and stomping, there is no evidence of kicking or stomping in this photo, there is evidence of the man being
helped up, and yes I am sure he was a very frightened and wary man being helped up too. After all he had just been disarmed and either beaten or
injured through falling in that process, and had to be concerned what would happen to him next, on a ship full of people, he had just tried to carry
out an armed assault against.
Yet this man lived, and by the photographic evidence being offered, what we are seeing is the extent of injuries which is why there is no later photo
displaying he had then been hurt significantly worse.
Certainle there are "after photos" that would show any difference in the totality of his injuries from this photo.
In my humble opinion this man is being helped up in this picture and no further harm befell him at that point, which is in fact testament to the
gentle nature of these people.
I have seen flash mobs form within moments where people not even effected by the situation then took part and acted out blind agression towards a
person they did not even know, or know if they were guilty of what the mob claimed.
They are vicious and they do not stop even once the victim is dead, until authority arrives and stops it.
This is not a flash mob bent on blind or deliberate violence, just some people in fear of their lives banding together trying to effect the status
quo, who obvioulsy drew the line at murder, while the Israeli soldiers clearly did not.