I woke up this morning reading about the series of planned bombings or explosions designed to inflict thousands of casualties in Massachusettes USA. The mind behind this dastardly act is real sick. The bombs were timed to coincide with that at the finish line of the marathon when people were cheering and urging their relatives, friends and others to the finish and so unaware of the lurking danger.
Civil society the world over should come together to condemn this terrorist act as they did in the Bali Bombing 2002, Madrid Train Bombing 2004 and the London Tube Bombing in 2005.
I don’t want to speculate as to who are responsible because to me all terrorists irrespective of their persuasions, are those who believe the world owes them a living and that only their values are sacrosanct.
Terrorists often strike at the innocents: people enjoying themselves in nightclubs, people who board the train and tube and people who gather for charity sports. And at most time, people who have nothing to do with or even ignorant of the terrorists’ causes.
At the same time, I am not oblivious of the constant terrorists’ bombings occurring in countries such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan,Pakistan and India incurring horrendous loss of lives and perpertrated by angry,mindless and bigoted souls.
In such countries, lives seem so cheap and people appear resigned to their fate. Except for India, probes and investigations are hardly heard of because they know who the terrorists are and it’s just too many of them. The justice system has simply become paralysed.
These atrocities are not going to stop for as long as there are perceived injustice on groups whose voice cannot influence individual country’s political landscape. They are just not part of the system and of society for that matter.
These translocated souls have no inherent conscience let alone compassion for those whom they maim and kill. And for those loved ones untimely left behind. In short, they choose to resort to a raging and infantile method of revenge on the society……… destroy,destroy, kill them all.
And so this incident is going to breed more problems and difficulties for ordinary folks who walk the street when their backpacks and suspicious baggage will be subject to checks and more checks. People of certain ethnic groups will also be looked upon with suspicion and even disdain and prejudice. Prompt identification of those responsible is important to prevent misplaced fury.
Justice has somewhat prevailed for the bombing victims of Bali, Madrid and London through relentless investigations, leaving no stones unturned, and may it also prevail for the Boston marathon victims.
Boston, the free world shares your grief.