Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Annual Kite Festival Held In Pakistan; 11 Dead, 100+ Injured
What can you say about a culture that can take the most innocent and childlike of activities and turn it into a bloodbath? We worry about a mere 3000+ US soldiers dead after four years of war, yet these people can’t even fly a few kites without having a body count attached to it. And we worry about collateral damage. Why? Even if, during the initial invasion of Iraq, we caused a couple of thousand casualties amongst the civilian population, so what? They probably get higher casualty rates than that just from playing badminton. I, for one, am not going to worry about it anymore. So what if we accidentally wipe out a wedding party while taking out a bunch of terrorists? They probably wouldn’t have made it halfway through the wedding vows without half of them getting killed by celebratory gunfire fired by the other half. Screw ‘em.