Kabul Blasts’ Dead Include Journalists


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    You’d figure this would give people perspective and stfu already about some swanky dinner in Washington, but apparently not.

    There should also be more commentary on the fact that the Adminstration’s anti-Daesh policy lacks any unity from theater to theater.Report

    • Avatar Maribou in reply to Kolohe says:

      @kolohe Apparently I have come to take terrorism with victims per instance of under 25 people as SNAFU. This is particularly disheartening given that I remember back in like 2004, thinking “you know, at some point, I’m going to start just thinking of terrorism that stays under a 3-digit body count as SNAFU,” and then being horrified at myself and resolving not to do that.

      Perhaps this illuminates how the swanky dinner, in the first place, is the circuses part of bread and circuses….Report

      • The very harsh truth is if this story didn’t include terrorist targeting and impersonating journalist, it probably would have barely been reported. Higher body counts happen frequently with little US/Canadian Press notice.Report

        • @andrew-donaldson Yeah, I know. Part of the reason I am grateful to have a lot of friends in other countries than those two. I hear about a lot of things that rarely get much notice. I had thought that might dissipate my growing callousness. But no, at least not today.Report

        • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Andrew Donaldson says:

          That’s certainly part if it. But I think it still would have gotten more notice than the bombing in early March of the Shia (Hazari?) neighborhood, as even without the journalist angle, it was a substantial and coordinated attack within the ‘Ring of Steel’ or whatever they call it these days.Report