Last week, terrorist cowards set off 3 bombs in London, killing over 50 innocent people who committed the crime of going about their day. They did so in defiance of the teachings of their religion and against general human decency.
The worldwide response was (rightly) immediate shock, horror, and sympathy with the people of London.
Yesterday, a terrorist coward set off a suicide bomb south of Baghdad, killing over 98 people who were committing the crime of going about their day. The murderers did so in defiance of the teachings of their religion and general human decency.
The response? Well, unless I missed it, I don't think CNN made a flashy graphic or anything.
So it seems 100 Iraqi civillians are not worth as much as about half as many Londoners.
What is it about human nature that makes us value some lives more than others? I guess that's evolution, something about apes that share one group of genes stick together against apes with another group of genes. It is kind of sad that we still stick to this behaivor when the chips are down.
Well, anyway, here's my show of solidarity with the Iraqis that sufferred the same fate as the Londoners. Take it as you will.