Friday, April 17, 2009

Hard Times Without End

The Times (why do I keep reading that rag?) reported that two strong earthquakes leveled a number of villages in Afghanistan. Dozens are known to have been killed as first reports reach the west. Further information will likely contain news of many more deaths. Thousands are believed homeless. Afghan rural houses are frequently unreinforced adobe so casualties from house collapses are expected to be numerous.

In the past generation the two most powerful armies on earth, have done their best to level this hapless country. Then warlords and the Taliban. Now this. It is as though G_d had turned His face away from them.

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