Not Just Another Killing Field

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I took this picture a number of weeks ago of an artistic American flag with a peace symbol over it–and this is a wonderful goal and we wish for the day for all the world.

However, today is not that day, as it is understood that Iran and Hezbollah were behind, as in President Obama’s words, a barbaric attack on dozens of innocent Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.

This terrorist attack resulted in the deaths of at least 7 people, including children and pregnant women and the wounding of over 30 others.

This occurred eighteen years to the day since the attack that killed 85 civilians at a Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Moreover, it is almost the 40 year commemoration in September since the attack that killed 11 Israel athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

As former President Bush stated after the 9/11 attacks, “Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.”

May the souls of those murdered innocent civilians rest in peace, and may those who targeted and sponsored them pay the price they’ve earned for themselves.

We should not and cannot accept a world where getting on a bus or a plane or going to the office, pizzeria or the like is just another terrorist killing field.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)