You're still rationalising. The German example is invalid: they were under immediate threat. The Apache gunship wasn't. Nor were any ground troops. Eight guys with a few hand weapons, remember? And a gunship covers a lot of territory, very fast. There might have been a reason for it to be in the neighbourhood, as I'm sure there is for the police helicopter that buzzes mine in occassion. But I don't expect to be suspect to the police just because I happen to be walking through my own neighbourhood at the same time as a crime is being committed a few miles away. Rationalise and apologise any way you want. If this was China at work in e.g. Tibet you'd all be outraged.