Saturday, September 16, 2017

Coward's Attempt to Murder at Parsons Green

One of the principal aims of the thugs who place bombs next to strangers who might include babies, elderly or infirm people, appears to be to cause panic. If there is violence nearby, quite understandably, people rush to move out of harm's way.

However as the cowardly bombing incidents in Iraq and elsewhere  sadly illustrate, often one bomb blast has the effect of causing people to rush away straight into the path of a second device, quite apart from the injuries the fleeing in panic itself causes, hence the wisdom of avoiding joining a rush of people.

Indeed panic is often the aim of the thugs and perhaps it was ever thus. For example I recall in the 1970s  a demonstration in Istanbul against the visit to the port  there of an aircraft carrier bound for the American fleet around S. Vietnam. A gun was fired in the street and panic ensued, with people risking more injuries by rushing and fleeing than by the gun shot - see:

Turkey 1970

Parsons Green Underground Station though is not well geared for mass exodus as there is only one exit at that small  suburban stop. Ironically had the device become active at the next station Fulham Broadway the risk of suffering in the rush to escape would have been rather less, as that station with its wide exits is well equipped to cope with the crowds attending Chelsea Football Club matches. 

Religious beliefs might warrant excommunicating non-believers but killing people at random is pure evil and/or insanity and should  surely always be treated as such.

On a more personal note maytrees min was on the train immediately following the train targeted by the thugs but quick 'phone contact (the  line is overground at that location) reassured that all was well apart from late arrival at a new job.


Certainly the thugs' actions apparently on behalf of one religion or another are a cowardly illustration that any so called religion which condones murder is anathema.

 Interestingly upon checking the definition of 'anathema' for this blog post, one definition reads:


"a formal curse by a pope or a council of the Church, excommunicating a person (f)or denouncing a doctrine.

Religious beliefs might warrant excommunicating non-believers but killing people at random is pure evil and/or insanity and should  surely always be treated as such.



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