One cannot independently assess God's actions, because He is infinitely greater, wiser, more powerful, etc. than you are. To posit that you, or any other imperfect mortal, can understand the motivations and actions of such a being are almost necessarily false, and is pretty much the greatest possible height of pride.
You say that to think we can understand gods actions are "the greatest possible height of pride"; on the contrary, I believe to not try to understand gods actions is the height of moral cowardice.
Quoting for extra emphasis.
On a tangential topic, one thing that irritates me about apologists is that, by necessity, they dictate that any and every action "that God takes" (or doesn't take) is necessarily good. I live in Austin Texas where last year, an angry individual flew his small airplane into a building that is not more than five miles from where I live. In the early stages after the attack, it was believed that everyone in the building made it out alive. One of my Christian friends on Facebook posted something like "Praise Jesus! No one was killed!" (except for the attacker). A few minutes later it was found out that one innocent man was killed, and I posted on my friend's wall informing them of the death. Their response was "Well still its a miracle that more people weren't killed", which made me facepalm. I bet if everyone in the building was killed she would have still thanked Jesus that more people weren't hurt. Some believers like to point to horrible disasters and say "Well it would have been so much worse if God hadn't stepped in."
Here's a great example from recent memory. This is a clip from the TV show I mentioned in an earlier post (skip to the 10:00 mark for the relevant part of the dialogue). This caller calls the 2011 Tucson shooting "a miracle" because Gabrielle Giffords survived a gunshot to a head and the show hosts rightly point out that its hardly a miracle when innocent people and children are murdered in cold blood.