One, in Paris, made the world move. 12 people were killed, 4 heavily wounded, as far as I know.
|From BBC, link to the left.|
Yes, definitely, world media wrote about this, and horrific images were published.
Yet the social response to the two terroristic attacks thst took place within one day in different parts of the world is just incomparable. Doesn't it look like 12 French lives are more important for the world community than 40 of Yemenians?
In fact, nothing new happens.
|Prague, 1968. From Wiki.|
It was definitely a tragedy; and Europe feels deeply sympathetic towards Czechs and Slovaks who suffered during these events, and blames Soviet Unipon which was behind this invasion. However, I was a bit surprised to read somewhere (maybe, in the EU documents) that it was the world greatest tragedy of 1968.
Well, what about the Tet Offensive? Is it forgotten?
|US Marines in Dai Do, Vietnam, 1968. From Wiki.|
As for civilians, Wiki says 14,000 were killed and 24,000 wounded. Statistics is a tricky thing; when you see so many zeroes in figures, it means one thing: nobody counted losses accurately.
And the both sides' deathcount of the Vietnam War was far, far from end.
108 Czechoslovaks mean definitely more tahn those countless thousands of Vietnamese; they were Europeans. May be you think I am too cynic? Is it I who is cynic about deaths?
The attempts to bring Western style democracy to Afghanistan or Iraq could be called ridiculous, if they were not the reasons of mass bloodshed among civilians, resulting anarchy, riots, clashes and even civil wars. And here comes the ISIL...
Definitely, my condolences go to France as well as to Yemen, to all those who lost their close and beloved ones.
I just hope Europe will wake up until it's too late to preserve the Western civilization for future generations. To preserve it in the world where ir is not the one and only existing civilization, where all lives matter.
There are things that should not be tolerated in any case, and things to be defended by all possible means. Hopefully, people choose right side.