Monday, November 15, 2004

Shoot the sky, not eachother

From the New York Times, on the orderly Palestinian election process:
Security guards ringed Mr. Abbas, 69, but kept him inside the tent as the shooting increased and carried on for several minutes. Most of the fire by the security guards and the gunmen was directed into the air, and witnesses said the casualty toll would have been much higher if the two sides had fired directly at each other in such a tightly enclosed space.

Its a good thing that the New York Times was able to find "witnesses" to tell them that the casualty toll would've been higher if the gunmen had fired at people rather than into the sky. Alternatively, the witnesses said the casualty toll would've been much lower had the gunmen given wet willies instead of shooting people in the head with AK-47s.

I think I speak for all of us in the non-witnessing portion of the public when I say thank God for witnesses.


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