Many of you may not remember this terrorist attack on Glasgow airport in the summer of 2007. The day before, another cell attempted car bombs that failed in London. I remember because we were in a Dublin hotel spending the night before flying home to New York. we were watching the BBC. This post is not about the brave Scottish guards who with no concern for their own safety, ran to help the policemen with no thought of their own safety. Nor is it about the alert London policemen who thwarted the car bombs in London due to their excellent work.
No, I have always been dumbfounded by who the terrorist were. Of the eight suspects including the ones in the car, five were medical doctors who had all worked in the NHS (National Health Service) and another was studying for a PhD in engineering! Yes doctors who had taken a oath to “Never do any harm” in treating patients, had planned and carried out or bungled actually these attacks in hopes of killing and maiming. Actually, I am still not clear in my mind of the hatred, and anger necessary to turn this men to attempt murder and mayhem on innocent people. How is it possible to be two sides of the same coin?
Just on Friday, we witnessed attempts that succeeded in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world where 129 were killed and hundreds more were wounded. This time in the city of Light, the terrorists didn’t fail. The world watched in horror at the sophistication and expertise , and coolness of the operation.
As the world leaders scramble to decide on a plan and understand, the very bright, talented , prepared, and self-disciplined men of the darkness who knew their plan to march toward the United States. They have said it many times, and they do what they say.
Lord have mercy!