These Paris attacks are turning into one of the most obnoxious experiences of my life. Suddenly people all over the world are calling for prayer for the victims of atrocities.|
This makes me think of the time that cruise missiles and stealth bombers of other high tech kit was used to knock out Iraq's electricity and water system. Imagine what would happen if the people of New York found themselves living in a densely populated urban area and suddenly there was no water and no power. Well, you can imagine the death wave that would follow in the months after something like that happened. Estimates are that about three hundred thousand people died. According to current standards of international law, such as the Geneva Conventions, that sort of thing is illegal and is an international war crime. Then some leaker (there is always a leaker) leaked some top secret document that we weren't supposed to see where they discussed the fact that what they just did was illegal and an international war crime. Should they worry. No. They would do it anyways. Of course, when someone leaks a document that is a crime because all sorts of skull duggery and illegality and lawlessness must be kept secret. That's why it is a top secret. So we will find whistle blowers in jail and international war criminals going free, and perhaps even coming back to power for a second go at it.
Now just in case anyone might wonder where a fanatically enraged radicalized suicide bomber comes from, I will point out that when people in Baghdad were dying by the hundreds of thousands after a terrorist attack like that one, no one said a single prayer. No, not one. No one prayed for the victims of atrocities. Not once.
For this reason I am finding this whole business of praying for the victims of the atrocities in Paris to be an obnoxious experience. I had no idea that people were like that, so hypocritical, so jaundiced, so one sided, so blind, but then I would suppose that the good side of this Paris attack is that it is exposing so much that would otherwise have remain hidden.