Saturday, May 18, 2013

18-May-13: Kabul. The faces of terror's victims

With no sign of body parts or of smoking car wrecks, the powerful news photo below from this past Thursday conveys nothing more or less than the human dimension. A father and two children, dressed like us more or less, caught up against their will in something so grotesque that it defies rational explanation. Kabul is presumably where they live. For us, it might just as well as be Mars. For them it's home, the place where they live their lives. The terrorists understand that.

The caption to this Associated Press photograph reads in full:
An Afghan man directs his children away from the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 16, 2013. A Muslim militant group, Hizb-e-Islami, claimed responsibility for the early morning attack, killing many in the explosion and wounding tens, police and hospital officials said. The powerful explosion rattled buildings on the other side of Kabul and sent a pillar of white smoke into the sky in the city's east. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
An image not to forget.

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