The world has reacted in different ways after the Israeli raid on the Freedom Flotilla and the killing of nine Turkish activists. As expected, the USA have sided with Israel and did their best to block any strong condemnation of the pirate state by the Security Council. Europe reacted in the usual mild manner regretting the deaths and calling for an “open and independent” investigation.
On the other hand, Turkey (and Lebanon) forced the Security Council to gather in an emergency meeting right after the attack, and Erdogan declared that Turkish/Israeli relationship has been irreparably damaged. Kuwait decided to pull out of the Arab Peace Initiative, and Egypt’s Mubarak decided to open Rafah crossing with no defined closing date. I could have added the news of Abbas planning to visit Gaza, but he apparently denied it.
So will this bloody attack force us Arabs and Muslims to react, or will these small positive reactions (regardless of their motives) fade away with time? Will we use it as an opportunity to change ourselves, or will it just be another missed opportunity? Compare to the crabs in the above video and tell whether or not the similarity in the two words (Arab and Crab) implies other similarities in the populations’ behaviours.