10.23.2014

"these acts were driven by hatred, but also designed to drive us to hate. they will not."

We woke up this morning in a country blessed by love, diversity and peace, and tomorrow we will do the same. These acts were driven by hatred, but also designed to drive us to hate. They will not.

Thomas Mulcair

I offer my sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Nathan Cirillo, on the tragic and senseless loss of their loved one.

I offer condolences to the family and friends of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. He, too, is gone, and leaves both sorrow and bewilderment behind.

I offer my sympathies and condolences to all the survivors in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, and everywhere lives have been lost from terrorism perpetrated by the powerful armies of powerful states.

And I offer my energies and whatever abilities I have to help stop Western nations from making war and breeding terrorists.

2 comments:

johngoldfine said...

And I suppose that, despite all the hero-talk, things might be going hard for Kevin Vickers and that he might be deserving of sympathy. To face death and to kill are, after all, exactly the terrible experiences that create the conditions for wartime PTSS.

laura k said...

John, I was just saying exactly that to Allan yesterday.

Kevin Vickers goes to work one day, and he ends up killing a man. It's very likely he saved lives by doing so, but still. He took a life.

I feel for him and I'm sorry I didn't include him in this post!