Saturday, July 9, 2005
When I first heard the news on TV, one thing that came to my mind was: can Singapore handle something of this magnitude? I guess I'm resigned to the idea that terrorist acts will happen anywhere in the world; it will happen, if not in London, then elsewhere. The victims were innocent civilians who for no particular reason were at the wrong place at the wrong time. The bad guys think they have justification for their actions, but they do not. They are just plain cold-blooded murderers. On a related note, I think it's easy to forget that we're also collectively responsible for a different kind of terrorism in Iraq and elsewhere. The world is already such a messed up place; we don't need more violence to make things even worse. Then again, things are not always that simplistic. For the friends and families of the victims, no explanation would be adequate to make sense of things...
Posted by jeffyen at 1:01 AM