Friday, April 25, 2008

Paying Attention to the World Arena

As we in the US continue to fret over the he said, she said pettiness that our presidential primary has unfortunately been whittled down to, there are greater things to take note of in the world. On the BBC's front page is the story of a bus bombing in Sri Lanka. It is unfortunate that the American media have relegated this somber news to a small byline on the bottom of the page. Why should we be concerned over Sri Lanka? Because there are things to learn from the global stage, and the historical undertones that may have caused them. It is important to note that Sri Lanka is still suffering the consequences of a civil war that began in 1983. They still are losing loved ones in senseless bombings decades later. And that this could be a presage of what we have perpetuated in Iraq.

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