Bomb blast in Istanbul

I’m watching the carnage live on the BBC. All British targets, five separate explosions, at least one caused by the usual car packed with explosives and driven by a suicide driver, Al Qaeda-style….

So where are we going with the War on Terror — down the same road we travelled with the War on Drugs? Is it another great big black hole? How can we really “win” when the enemy is so eager to sacrifice his own life?

I don’t mean to sound hopeless, but looking at the chaos and the death right now, I don’t see how we can cause a tectonic shift in the mindset of the monsters who are willing to do this sort of thing.

Update: My god, they just showed amatuer video footage, someone taping his/her family just as the explosion at the HSBC is about to go off — incredible. Such horror.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

it’s a turning point…perhaps world war III

November 21, 2003 @ 12:08 am | Comment

No, I don’t think it’s a turning point, just one more idiotic act of terrorism, with many more to follow.

November 21, 2003 @ 8:08 am | Comment

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