I don't doubt it, even if I don't think it's right. You think Canadians would behave differently in the same situation though? Fear overrides logic pretty much every time. It doesn't make it right, it makes us human. Upside is, like Patton Oswalt elegantly stated, "when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, The good outnumber you, and we always will."
If anything, that was proven in Boston today.
No we in Canada on a national level would have reacted the same way. Evidenced by the fact that our PM was the first world leader to condemn the events in Boston. Which I do as well. But the question remains, which of the same leaders condemn the bombings in Iraq. It is easy to say it happens all the time...it shouldn't, and people there should know we don't tolerate it, and support them as well. Especially when we are trying to help them become of nation of freedom and equality.
I could venture a tinfoil hat guess that yesterdays coordinated attack in Iraq, and the US will be linked, they will be done by the same group of people for one overall purpose. To spread fear to those who may vote in the Iraqi elections this week. To show them that even the infallible US the beacon of democracy and freedom isn't any different than downtown Baghdad and democracy doesn't change a **** thing.
That of course is just a hypothetical position based on what could simply be a coincidence.
If you felt offended by me and what I said, then perhaps it struck the right chord. Your country is looking 3rd world, and not just in the case of shootings and bombs, your countries education is in decline, its health system is broken, its economy is in shambles, it has an irreversible amount of debt. Your country is broken, and things like this happen to broken places.
This is the hypocritical west I talk of...we say its routine, happens all the time..a non-story. In iraq normal folks, like you and I who just trying to live life, take care of their kids and family, they get hurt just as much by the events of evil intentions. We want them to be friends with us, we want to show them that we are with them, if they are with us.
But I see no condemnations of bombings in Iraq, just more of the same "it happens all the time" sh*t.
When the world stops comforting America for its acts of evil intentions, maybe you will see my point. Maybe not. I don't care if you understand either way to be honest. Edited, Apr 16th 2013 10:29am by rdmcandie Edited, Apr 16th 2013 10:29am by rdmcandie