Sunday, 2 March 2014

China's 9/11

It is depressing watching the news most days and although the agenda is dominated by events in the Ukraine, news of horrific events unfolding in China where 10 Xinjiang separatists hacked to death at least 33 people and injured 130 in a train station.
'I saw two attackers, both men, one with a watermelon knife and the other with a fruit knife. They were running and chopping whoever they could' described one eye witness.
Shocking to hear and can only assume how horrific it must have been to witness.
The Xinjiang separatists are the same group who killed two tourists when they ploughed a car into a crowd in Tiananmen Square in October and left six people dead in 2008 when they exploded two buses.
The extremists are from the north-western region of Xinjiang and are trying to seek independence from China.
As with most act of terror, it is always the innocent men, women and children targeted by these kinds of maniacs and not the Government who they have the grievance with.
As with all terror attacks, there is no justification for the killing of innocent civilians no matter how much of a cause you may feel you have and we can only hope that those responsible are caught and dealt with by the Chinese Government to deter any further terrorist acts.
As for those people who are saying that China bought it upon itself, as many people said about America when the Twin Towers were hit or when Israel attack Lebanon or Palestine for firing rockets into Israel, if someone has a grievance with a Government, take it to the Government and not to the innocent people going about there everyday lives because that just makes you an evil bastard.


Anonymous said...

That is a very western viewpoint.


Lucy said...

Not sure if it is Western view but not killing innocent people because you are angry at their Government should be everyone's viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

that too is a western viewpoint.

many cultures do not distinguish between male/female, young/old, innocent/guilty.

just asset/liability, enemy/ally, alive/not alive.