Sometimes things are just so big that no for pleasure blog writer feels a post by their humble selves would add anything of value to the discourse and they are probably quite correct. I am usually one of those. The bigger the story, the more complex it is, the less likely I am to understand it, let alone write about it.
Yet cannot the little person express an opinion about the very obvious without condemnation? I think so.
Without going into the rights and wrong of the Russian separatists in Ukraine, without doubt supported by Russia, if it is proved that the separatists are guilty of bringing down the Malaysian plane with the loss of everyone on board, then they must suffer the full condemnation of the world.
If Obama said, 'right, we're going in', I doubt too many would be against him. For mine, the terrorists could be locked up in the increasingly emptying Guantanamo Bay. I strongly believe in diplomacy, to prevent violence or future violence. Criminal acts should be punished and if it is a terrorist act against people from so many countries, then just forget the diplomacy. We want punishment and revenge for this intolerable act against the world.
Given 100 of the the 300 odd people killed were on their way to Melbourne, I take this rather personally.
Even if you don't understand the situation, you can still condemn a disgraceful act. Feel free.