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Sadly, All We Can Do is Hope

April 16th, 2013 by Michael Tabor

What an absolutely senseless tragedy this Boston Marathon bombing is – and such a bizarre target! How can we possibly protect ourselves from such evil acts? The sad truth is, we can’t. Israel has been living with this reality and now we have to carry on with the knowledge that there are people who are full of hate and want to harm innocent people; there is no place on the planet where one is absolutely 100% safe from terrorism.
This has been the first terrorist attack since 9/11 (again we still don’t know who did this and why) and though I’ve always contended that the W. Bush presidency was one of the worst administrations in history, it however gets an A+ in terms of protecting us against terrorism. Who knows how many potential terrorist attacks Homeland Security thwarted – just remarkable. However, the thought of attempting to protect the entire nation against some lunatic[s] machinations and a target happens to be the finish line at the Boston Marathon, it almost seems like an exercise in futility.
Magdalena and I attended a Bluegrass concert on Long Island on Sunday in which there were approximately 75 – 100 people present and the truth of the matter is if someone wanted to blow the place up, there would have been no way of stopping it. Some sort of explosion wasn’t on my mind and I’m assuming nobody was thinking about terror here. The only time I think about a possible attack is when I’m on the subway, railroad, perhaps driving over the George Washington Bridge, etc. If we worried about bombs when going to a picnic or a gathering or event of any sort, what kind of a life would one have?
So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think? I also must applaud all the incredibly heroic folks who assisted the wounded by providing clothing for tourniquets, given blood and more. Some of these heroes were the runners themselves – can you imagine going out of his or her way to help other people after having run 26 miles. As always, when some national tragedy occurs we see the absolute worst and best in mankind. Prayers and thoughts for the deceased, wounded and their families.

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3 Responses to “Sadly, All We Can Do is Hope”

  1. magdalena Says:

    So very sad and unspeakably evil. This is the world in which we live. My heart aches for the victims of this senseless tragedy. May they be blessed with peace………somehow.

  2. Michael Tabor Says:

    It takes a very special and unique person to run 26 miles not to mention the training, drive and motivation to finish a marathon. What makes this tragedy so profoundly sad is that some of the runners lost their legs… just senseless horror !!!

  3. Rick Says:

    Correct yourself Mike- There have been many attacks example: The embassy, the military bases & more. There is no safety from terror. We can just monitor visas better and secure our borders better. This is evil at its finest. The families need our prayers.

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