November 2, 2011

Civilian contractors killed in Kabul Bus Bombing on October 29, 2011

Kabul bus bombing on
October 29, 2011
On October 29, 2011, a suicide bomber drove a vehicle filled with explosives into a Nato bus killing numerous men, including 8 civilians.

Mentally ill woman in Kabul.  The boy
behind is laughing.
Five of these civilians were from the U.S.A., one from Kosovo and two from Britain. 

It is difficult to understand why men who have no military obligation to travel to Afghanistan would willingly do so. 

Apparently there are something like 120,000 foreign civilians working as contractors in Afghanistan. It is indicative of the state of the world's economy that men would voluntarily seek employment in this country, as civilians, and thereby expose themselves to the possibility of death on a day to day basis. 

Beggar and children in Kabul, on the street.  
Of course, they do this to support their families and to put bread on the table. In the end, however, their families are fed, but their wives are deprived of their husbands and their children are deprived of their fathers.

Is this the modern era? Or 1399 A.D.?
It is no secret to anyone in the modern era, that Afghanistan is a cesspool of violence and always has been. This country has been engaged in war since the time of Alexander the Great. 

This country is mired in the 14th century and has a medieval mind-set. They beat women and throw acid in their faces if they dare to get an education. 

This is not a country in which to seek employment to support your family. 

A Taliban man beating women
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that the eight civilian men killed in Afghanistan on October 29, 2011, are in heaven. Let us pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

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