My turn to weigh in

I have to concur with Jason that we should not make these recent terrorists acts a political issue or even a rallying point for our nation. This is a global issue – an issue for all humans. Making this an issue of the U.S. vs. anyone trivializes the event. We need to look at this and ask why this happens. Is this even a political issue? What religions actually say this is alright? What is at the heart of this and let’s fix it. No more brokered peace accords between Palestinians and Israelis – this isn’t going to work, Why do we keep trying to divide up lands and come to compromises when there is something underlying any talks that will not let them succeed. Figure this out. If it is purely fanaticism then what? How can you reason with unreasonable men?

Here is a nice multimedia explanation of the events. [source: kottke.org]