Originally Posted by iwantmemoney
Now living in Boston, about 10 blocks from the finish line...the whole city was turned upside down yesterday. My heart and prayer goes out to the family of the child, and to each one who's lost life, limb, and love on this day. I had friends that I waited for hours to find out if they were okay. We have some mortal enemies, that is for sure. As a nation, our actions and reactions haven't always been the most appropriate, including the incidental killing of many children in this mess. So we've created sworn enemies through this. And that doesn't count the ones who hated us from the jump.
We are deemed guilty by these people, even if we didn't sign off on the actions of our government. I'm not particularly conspiracy-oriented, nor anti-democrat, nor anti-republican-none of that-I'm not a peace-nik either, but I think we jumped the gun on the "shock and awe" campaign, losing the favor of a world, that just prior to our retaliations, had nothing but compassion for us, the victims. Couldn't we have done that better?
What about the drones? I don't know about this stuff, but in some cases, aren't we somewhat randomly killing people in the Middle East? If someone's really informed on these things and isn't representing a political agenda, can they tell us about what's up? I just wish there could be a discussion among the common people which could determine our course of actions, instead of our decisions being announced to us after the fact. We're inextricably entangled in this now, and we're gonna need some gurus to get us out of it.(some exquisitely crafted solid shell beauties).
To start with, I dont think its clear yet whether this is indeed a terrorist attack. Fox news, NY Post and a very large section of the media are being irresponsibly presumtous, imo. They did the same thing at the time of the Oklahoma killings too. Everybody saw 4 arabs... etc etc
Lets wait and see what FBI has to say in the next few days...
I think your post is very introspective and deeply thoughtful. If more people understood that the 'people' everywhere are fine and its the political and econmic 'agendas' that prompt our actions to be sub-human, this might be a better planet to hang out on.Today it sucks.