Tuesday, August 19, 2003

It was a day of human suffering and blood. First thing in the morning was the news of a suicide bombing of the the Canan hotel which is home to the U.N. mission in Baghdad, Iraq. Sergio Vieira de Mello and Nadia Younis are confirmed dead and there are rumors that de Mello was the main target. Casualties: 17 dead, 100+ wounded. (Jerusalem Post reports of 20 dead.

Awful pictures were seen via Reuters. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a lower-class Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, which borders the Arab side of East Jerusalem. A total of 18 dead were reported, including 5 children. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

More bloodshed in Afghanistan.

Do I need to comment? This has been a depressing, awful day. Remember the lost souls, whether Jewish toddlers, Mr. de Mello or Afghan policeman.


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