Monday, November 29, 2010

Bombing them into the truth

When the Al Qaeda agents had been tracked to remote villages in the hill country of Yemen, they were tracked down and the villages bombed.

As most of the inhabitants of those villages had been unaware of the presence of AQ operatives, they protested the indiscriminate bombings.

So they were bombed.

When local provincial officials launched formal protests with the UN and contacted Amnesty International, they were bombed.

When the heads of state of Yemen officially protested to the US government about their out-of-control bombing, they were bombed.

Human rights as well as grass roots organizations in many countries turned out in large numbers for street protests.

And they were bombed.

As the fathers, mothers, siblings and brothers and sisters (literal and figurative) of the protestors themselves came out to protest the bombings of the peaceful protestors, they also were bombed.

When relatives of the bombed protestors that were themselves employees of the US military or relevant government agencies launched a formal protest to investigate the bombs, they themselves were bombed.

College classes discussing the protests and resultant bombings were also in many cases targeted and bombed.

Various funeral proceedings for the victims of the bombings were also bombed.

In one case, after a mass burial for funeral-attending bomb victims was itself bombed, only a single 6 year old child was left alive. The six year old sat in the mud, not comprehending the vast carnage around her and why no one was helping her or holding her.

She started crying.

And she was bombed.