Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mourning Children

Another unbelievable tragedy, this time in Peshawar. They say, 134 children were killed.

Pakistani soldiers move bodies of victims killed when Taliban gunmen attacked an army-run school. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA. Source
I say 'unbelievable', because it's just impossible to believe in such a great concentration of sorrow in one place. Yet such tragedies happen again and again.

Warfare is inhuman; yet killing children is the most inhuman thing one can imagine. Soldiers are trained to fight and die; seniors are expected to die because it's just normal course of human life; however, children are supposed to live. Ideally, longer and happier lives than their parents.

This is how it is supposed to be from a viewpoint of any normal human being. Well, at least I hope so.

However, when someone decides to make other people pull the chestnuts out of the fire for himself, it often leads to unexpected consequences.

Do you still rememember the genesis of Osama bin Laden? Who funded the beginning of his 'career'? He was so a good guy as an anti-Soviet mujahiddeen in Afghanistan, wasn't he? He fought against the Evil Empire — well, you thought (were convinced) the USSR was...

Sometimes you can successfully fight fire with fire, but you cannot win fighting evil with evil; and, basically, you shouldn't play with fire. Do you really think Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq live now better, being literally raped with what the world calls 'democracy', quite doublespeakfully?

Quite a hypocritical policy led to the todays flourishing of terrorism. Stop doublespeak! Don't allow them to fool you, when they call terrorists 'freedom fighters' or a campaign of state terrorism 'the Anti-Terroristic Operation. Terrorism is a monstrous octopus with its tentacles spread across the world; recently it has reached Australia, you know. It should not be tolerated at any stage of its life cycle.

We in Russia understand it pretty well. We had many tragedies, including that of Beslan, that took away hundreds lives (including 186 children). I mourn with all those who suffered great losses, and I am sure so do most of my compatriots.

Some adults definitely deserve hell, but children must live. There are chances for better life in the future at least for our children, I hope and pray. And write.

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