Boston- Do Not Gloss Over the Human Carnage
The more we talk about the who, what, where, when, why and how of the Boston Marathon attack, the further we get from visualizing the moment that killed three and maimed numerous others. Our collective consciousness already tries to push the human carnage away into the recesses of our minds, never to be confronted again, or so we hope. As the media and their innumerable “experts” try to squeeze something constructive from the post-maiming analysis, we gloss over the very real human wreckage left in its trail. Quick, name one of the three people killed in the blast.
Before we move on from Boston… let’s remind ourselves just what this duo was up to on the afternoon of April 15, 2013.
The main intention, certainly the main effect, was to send a thousand tiny metal knives flying at supersonic speeds in every direction from the blast. That is what Palestinian “engineers” do when they add nails and ball bearings—and, sometimes, rat poison—to the vests of suicide bombers. These are maiming operations, in their own class of cruel.
But human carnage is beyond description, a fact known mainly to those—now including several hundred people in Boston—who have seen it for themselves. To see it is to understand it; to understand it is to have no real words for it.
That’s why so much of the commentary about Boston seems so curiously off point. It treats the horror of what was done, and the nihilism that was required to do it, as mere givens.
But we cannot begin to comprehend what happened in Boston until we think longer about the evil that has been done there. Before you go into constructive mode, reflect on what, and who, has been destroyed. Bret Stephens, The Evil in Boston To see human carnage is to understand it; to understand it is to have no real words for it. Wall Street Journal 4/23/13
Oh, the names of the three people killed?
Krystle Campbell, 29; Lu Lingzi, 23; Martin Richard, 8.
Do not forget Sean Collier, 26, the police officer ambushed by these jihadi dogs three days later.
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