Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Horrific Weekend Of Killing

This weekend Peshwar in Pakistan, Sadr City in Iraq and Nairobi in Kenya all shared a gruesome link as terrorism came to town.
In Peshwar, Christians were targeted by a bomb attack that killed 80 while in Sadr City a triple bomb attack on Shiite mourners at a funeral claimed 65 lives.
Both were relegated to 'in other news' as the cameras turned on a shopping complex in Nairobi after Somalian terrorists threw grenades and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least 69 people and a further 63 still missing.
The images of terrified people, blood and smoke in the three different countries filled our television screens this weekend and shamefully it has been announced that British citizens were among those doing the killing in Kenya.
A decade of the War on Terror, it seems, has done little to stem the flow of people willing to kill, and be killed for whatever deluded cause they think they are doing it for.
A needless, sad loss of life of over 200 innocent people in a single, horrific weekend


Anonymous said...

a decade?! humans hve been killing humans since before recorded history.

do you really think that is going to change?



Lucy said...

It was the succession of these events, one after each other in such a short space of time. It seems we have become so immune to these things unless big numbers of deaths are involved, to get 3 big stories like that made it even more shocking.
To answer your question, no, i can't see it ever changing.

Anonymous said...

I get it. Stil, 1% of humans have and apparently always will be criminally violent. With 7 billion people the raw numbers get bigger even though the condition hasnt changed