Sixteen children died in the attack. Two teachers were seriously wounded, but the placement of the explosive devices supports the conclusion that generating as much destruction as possible amongst the children was the terrorists' aim.
Any reason behind the tragedy is unexplained, and any information tying the perpetrators to the school, or to this play yard, is completely unknown.
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Why be known for senseless violence, when, with a bit of up front planning, you can be heralded for establishing justice? The fact that their people, twelve generations removed, wronged your people, twelve generations removed, changes everything. Heroes are made out of justifications, not with acts.
You do not have to do this alone. Without adequate preparation, eventually the public will question your motives. All your efforts might end up wasted: your need to make an open statement of principle could be seen as merely some lame, hopelessly ill-aimed comment about your personal virility. You might be seen as an inadequate, misguided man whose one method of expression is violent imposition, the creation of fear for personal vindication.
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Nothing gets any easier. In the end, all you have to do is kill.
Ken Poyner has had fiction of late in Corium and Kill Author, and poetry in Adirondack Review, Medulla Review, Blue Collar Review, Poet Lore and about forty other places. His wife is a world class power lifter and the two together live a somewhat strange life in the right hand bottom corner of Virginia.