January 17, 2005

The World Around Us

I'm sitting here watching FOX News this morning. They are talking about all the celebrations set for the Inagural, the Limo Scare, and the family of 4 murdered in NJ.

It boggles my mind. They had a guy on to talk about how to prevent the use of Limo's as suicide bombs. He made it pretty clear that while they can watch for the loading of equiptment, if someone hijacks a limo, there isn't much to stop them from overpowering the driver and causing as much damage as possible. That's a comforting thought.

The family that was killed were Egyption Christians. The entire family was found bound and gagged in their home, burtially stabbed in the neck and throat. The man was very vocal against Muslims extremists. In fact, he was threatened during an internet exchange, told he needed to stop saying what he was saying or they would "hunt him down and kill him like a chicken". Right now they have proof of robbery, but are not ruling out any motives. This is just sad. To the bottom of my soul sad. The oldest daughter would have turned 16 on Saturday - the bodies were found on Friday. No matter the motive....this is just terrible. But it makes me wonder.....under different circumstances would we have even known about this?

It's been a while since I've been able to sit and watch the news. It's not a very comforting way to greet the morning. I think I'll click through my blogroll.....look for more information, grab a giggle or belly laugh. It's a much better way to start the day.

Posted by Tammi at January 17, 2005 10:29 AM