What do you say to people who have lost children and loved ones to a terrorist act – what words suffice?
I hear people say regarding the ramped up security that’s it’s a reality of the times we live in, and indeed it is.
But reality or not such acts and the needed for increased security measures are not an acceptable reality.
Diplomacy, sanctions, and verbal saber rattling obviously aren’t the solution, or at least haven’t demonstrated to this point that they are.
Terrorism isn’t new, nor some modern day phenomena as the incidence of such acts increase.
The threat of terrorism is more than a physical one, it is emotional as well that tears at the fabric of a nation.
A physical and emotional threat that will manifest itself in ways one may not initially consider.
At some point it will infringe upon the rights of law abiding citizens as has already been the case.
Mentioning rights as I just have affords the opportunity to address a personal belief of mine.
A belief that there should be a globally coordinated effort against terrorism, a no holds barred gloves off approach EVERY nation participates in.
No talk about rights or equal justice under the law, I think the military should relentlessly hunt them down and take them out.
If that offends the sensibilities of some I make no apology – rights belong to the victims and survivors of terrorists, not those who indiscriminately kill in the name of a fanatically held religious belief.
Stay strong Manchester.