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The Belsan Incident

This links to a post by my bro in his blog. I guess readers of this entry would already be aware of what happened to the school at Belsan, Russia. Click here for CNN's "World News" headline as of this posting:


http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/09/07/russia.school/index.html



A girl's poster reads "Only cowards fight kids," at rally in St. Petersburg (from CNN.com--click here for full story)


I could not agree more with the writing on the poster in the above image. Indeed, only cowards would include innocents in their war for their 'ideologies.'

Poor children. Poor parents. Poor families. What has our world come to? If I were single, unattached, or a hermit living in the mountains, I would most likely have no concern on these world events. But now having my own family (I think I used to be a hermit, heheh), I would always have my wife and kid in my mind whenever I hear about terrorist attacks, kidnappings, and the like.

What has our world come to?

Angelo
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actually, i don't think it was cowardice on the part of those rebels to attack children. i believe that it was a calculated part of their campaign to target them (first day of school and all that) squarely. and that's something we should all be thinking about.

my two cents. :)

Posted by Blogger sarah on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 5:19:00 PM  




Perhaps you're correct in considering that the attack is indeed an orchestrated event targeted at the children (with highlight of the attack's being held during the first day of class, and all that). But targeting innocents is, for me, still an act of cowardice. Targeting those could not fight back, those who are not even willing to participate in the conflicts, can be perceived as an act of weakness. It's simply unfair.

Posted by Blogger J. Angelo Racoma on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 5:41:00 PM  



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