cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
We are regularly reminded that we are part of a world that has significant threats. Regardless of who backed this group of terrorists, we need to admit...on both sides of our political aisle...that terrorism is very real, that it is and will remain persistent, and that we must go wherever required to thwart it.
The bodies are still being removed from the ten or twelve places that were attacked, but we know that hundreds were slaughtered. Apparently some were slaughtered because they were Americans, some because they were British and some because they were Jews.
Terrorism is terrorism no matter who supports it and no matter what its motivations. We cannot permit it to continue to exist in this world that we call civilized. Those committing acts of terror may be deprived of much, but that gives them no right, divine or secular, to take other lives simply to make a point...and to strike more fear in the hearts of people around the world.
It is time for the world to rise up and stop this needless bloodshed. I recognize that there exists much need and deprivation across the globe, but I refuse to accept terrorism as the legitimate method for protest...no matter the feelings of the aggrieved.