Those Questions Again

The voices weren’t breathless (after years of this stuff you get jaded), but the questions were roughly the same.

Yes, there was another pigua (terrorist attack) today, where a suicide bomber killed himself and two other people.

We have the news on quietly at work, and as soon as something serious comes up the volume does too. So I heard the reporters asking questions again.

Reporter speaking to policemen/ambulance crew/security personnel: When did you get the call? How many dead and wounded are there? How many terrorists were there? Have all of the injured been evacuated to the hospital yet?

Then they usually have their statistics ready – there hasn’t been a pigua in this city for: months, years, EVER (this was a first for Dimona).

If a specific terrorist group takes responsibility then this is reported too.

At some point they interview an eyewitness – and if they get one who is slightly hysterical it is all the better.

These are the questions we hear after a terrorist attack.

One is always missing though.

“Why the &^#%%^ do we let these people out of jail as “confidence gestures” – when we know they will go out and kill again?”

I’d love to hear a reporter ask that.

I’m not holding my breath though.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bec
    Feb 04, 2008 @ 21:14:33

    “Why the &^#%%^ do we let these people out of jail as “confidence gestures” – when we know they will go out and kill again?”

    i’m guessing that the actual reason for this is because the government believes that looking good in the eyes of the antisemitic world is worth more than jewish lives. but hey, at least that’s generally consistent with world history. and our modern country wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by being inconsistent. bah!

  2. Batya
    Feb 07, 2008 @ 04:50:44

    The world is waiting to make memorials, G-d forbid.

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