Bradley, here in Canada we clearly saw the video of soldiers being attacked with clubs and more AS SOON THEY GOT ON THE SHIP. We could even see one Israeli being thrown over the side. This is an unfortunate situation, but I too would have defended myself first and worried about the backlash later. Canada seems to be a stronger supporter of Israel than its own journalists! Besides, we have not yet seen all the facts.
Two Turkish soldiers, five Kurdish militants killed in attack (Reuters)
from the article: A Special Place in Hell / The Second Gaza War: Israel lost at sea