News: Another city experiences the horror of terrorists

The news out of India is horrible.

Bombing a commuter train has only one purpose: to kill and terrorize as many people as possible.

As of this writing, 174 are dead with 464 wounded.

Wounded ... such a vague word. It can mean anything from a broken arm to the loss of an arm. It could mean a concussion requiring overnight observation to blindness. It could mean mild burns that will go away in in time to major burns that will never fully heal.

Who would do such a thing?

The prime suspects are Islamic groups.

As usual, I must make the disclaimer, the vast majority of Muslims are horrified by these atrocities. There are estimated 1,000,000,000 Muslims in the world.

However, even if only 1 in 1000 are supportive of terrorist activities, that means 1,000,000 people in the world are cheering for what happened today in Mubai. Of that group, how many would actively participate in perpetrating such horrors? If 1 in 100 would be willing that means there are 10,000 people who would do so.

Numbers. Damn numbers. They don't do justice to the horror.

It only takes a handful in India (or where ever) to bring death, grief, injury and lost life and lost opportunities to so many.

Mubai joins the list of cities that have experienced a major attack.

2005 - London, England
2004 - Madrid, Spain
2003 - Istanbul, Turkey
2002 - Bali, Indonesia
2001 - New York, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, USA

Sadly, this list isn't an exhaustive list.