Saturday, September 29, 2007
This is what's left of a bus after a Taliban suicide bomber walked onboard early Saturday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan and blew himself up. Over 30 people, mostly soldiers wanting nothing more than to serve their country were killed in this attack. Why anyone would ever want to do this is beyond me. This certainly highlights the reality of the threat we are facing from Islamic terrorists. Not only are they looking to kill Americans, Christians, and Jews, but are willing to slaughter dozens of fellow Muslims just to grab the headlines and to spread fear throughout the region. Unfortunately, this type of violence doesn't seem to be slowing down. Everyday, bombings and killings just like this are happening in Iraq, Pakistan, Algeria, and Israel. It's time we realize that when things like this happen, it affects all of us. Even though this particular attack occurred in the streets of Kabul, that doesn't mean it couldn't happen in a western city. Just look at what happened in London back in 2005, when suicide bombers killed over fifty people in the transit systems. The world should condemn this attack and all others like it, and stand behind the developing democracy in Afghanistan, because the best way to get rid of terrorism is to put an end to it where it originates, before it has the chance to spread.