The Murder of the British Soldier in London.


This flag is the Union Flag in the 3:5 ratio e...

This flag is the Union Flag in the 3:5 ratio exclusivly used by the British Army. Otherwise, the correct ratio is but 1:2. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s not as though the United Kingdom has never had terrorism.  A bomb is different.  An anonymous caller calls and claims responsibility, but the casualties are impersonal.

Last weeks attack was different.  The killers targeted a British soldier.  Someone who survived tours of duty in Afghanistan in Iraq.  Oh, if he’d been on duty and armed, this might have had a very different outcome.

What makes this scarier than a bombing is it was up close and personal.  Right down to a man, with bloody hands and weapons speaking calmly into a camera.  I might have preferred it, if he ranted, but he speaking to the world as though this were the most rational thing in the world.

And that’s scary.

 

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I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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