When I read headlines like: Deaths as Israel storms aid ship or Israeli Massacres Go International; Commandos Kill 16 Free Gaza Activists I despair. And then to read the vitriolic comments for and against the action, my sense of desperation grows. I feel more strongly for the underdog and I can not fathom why such a rich and intelligent culture as Israel’s can not divine a peaceful settlement. Very sad. A dismal illustration of humanity’s self ignorance and destruction.