I’m tired of crying. I’m tired of crying over lives lost for no good reason.
I had hoped that I was done crying after the attack in Brussels last week.
I doubt my tears will truly every cease.
Yesterday, Easter Sunday, there was a terrorist attack in Pakistan. Innocent civilians, mostly women and children, were out celebrating the holiday. Many never made it home.
The aim of the terrorists was to maim and kill the country’s Christian population celebrating one of its holiest days.
The arrow met the target.
Maybe it’s my American mindset, live and let live. As long as you let me live how I choose to live, then you can do whatever you want with your life.
But a line has to be drawn somewhere and the line is drawn when innocent lives are taken for no reason other than religion.
I’m tired of crying.
I’ve noticed a rather interesting double standard in the world today, which makes me very angry.
Robert James O’Neill, the Navy Seal who claimed to have killed Osama Bin Ladin, is considered a hero. It was his bullet that took down the man who killed nearly 3000 innocent people 12 years ago.
While terrorist attacks are becoming a more frequent event in the world, it is not new to Israel. The IDF’s goal is to protect innocent civilians from terrorist attacks. But instead of being recognized for their selfless, heroic acts, they are vilified.
Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS. They all go by different names, but the goal is the same.
So if their goal is the same and the goal of the rest of the world is to preserve democracy and multiculturalism, then why is Mr. O’Neill put on a pedestal and the IDF is accused of having blood on their hands?