Recently in Moscow, terrorists blew themselves up on crowded commuter subway trains killing dozens of innocent people in the processes. Such an action makes little sense to me. Isn’t strapping a bomb to your body and blowing yourself up, like taking an express elevator to a meeting with your maker?
What does one expect to say upon arrival? “Lord, (Allah) I’m here for my reward now and I’m bringing 39 of your innocent children with me to prove I am worthy of my reward.” More likely you might be saying, “WOW, I guess someone left the thermostat set on 3,000 degrees!”
Back here on earth, we mortals are simply left wondering how to prevent a recurrence of the same deadly event. We turn to the government to protect us and they respond with long delays at airports and subways while they search 85-year-old ladies and young children. I hear the terrorist in Russia were women. So I guess searching women and children no longer sounds so crazy.
If you are in the construction business, like me, you might be wondering if there is a way to make buildings bombproof. There may be, but to do that would surely be expensive. It seems like when we make one area of our life less vulnerable, terrorists simply move on to something easier to attack.
Terrorists seem to prefer picking low hanging fruit and they are far too cowardly to stand up and fight for their cause. They simply send misguided or lost souls to do their dirty work while they hide. If someone chooses to kill him or herself, while taking innocent people with them, there is little the rest of us can do. I guess we will have to let God sort things out in the aftermath.
Joseph Bramlage - Director of Marketing and Information Technology