Manchester Concert Bombing

 

My Tuesday morning started off like every other morning. I woke up, went to go check on my daughter to see if she was up.

To no surprise she was playing with her toys already, my wife was up too, getting herself ready for work. After everything is done, I drive my daughter to preschool and my wife to work. Driving back home from dropping those two off, I can hear my stomach calling wildly, I drive faster towards home to end the hunger. Once home, while making my breakfast, I turn on the TV to see what’s going on in the world. I see the title on the German channel N-24 that says terrorism in Manchester.

I quickly turn to BBC to learn the state of things. So allegedly, this boy, Salman Abedi, 22, walked into an Ariana Grande concert and detonated a bomb full of teenagers and little kids. 22 people were killed and lots more injured in the attacked. Also, supposedly The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. My I add, we are still in the early stages of this horrible situation and cool heads provide clear thinking.

The media, on the other hand, has a long history of reporting things as facts and then changing those facts later. I have a question, do we ever ask ourselves why the high activity in attacks in Europe in the last couple of years? France, Belgium, Germany, and England. The answer just Isn’t, “they hate democracy. No, I think the answer is more complicated than that. We should look at the situations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and what lead to the Arab Spring, and its lasting effects. We should look into the dealings of our leaders and their role involving these countries problems.

 

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