Open letter to my Social Network friends about the Boston attacks.


As many of you may know I’m a long distance runner, of sorts, and both my kids and wife were, at least once, waiting for me to pass the start line for a run. I was very happy to see wave and they had such big smiles watching their dad running off to a potential slow death. That was one moment that I’ll always remember.

I’ve been thinking of the Boston attacks all day long, both because I’m a runner, a father and because I’m Greek and we Greeks know about terrorism and the senseless killing of innocents.

I also know that many fellow Greeks will be secretly or openly happy that these attacks happened to Americans, who for many reasons that go way beyond any «regular» conspiracy theory, not to be discussed here, are blamed for almost everything that’s wrong on this planet.

So, my message is this: if any of my friends in the various social networks I’ve joined actually think that what happened in Boston yesterday is in any way excused or can be logically explained, please un-friend me, un-follow me or just plain forget all about me. The people that set these bombs, for whatever reason they did this, are my enemies and I can find no way to excuse them or in any way «understand» their motives.

An 8 year old child was killed. In a not so different scenario this boy could have been my son, or yours. But even if you don’t see this possibility as I do, I don’t care. If for any reason any of you feels inclined to, somehow, justify or try to justify actions like the ones in Boston, you are not my friend even in the «extended» sense of Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.

So just unfriend me and be done with it. If you fail to do so and decide to post anything that may show support to the bombers in any way, you will find my comments on your threads and trust me, I will not be as polite as I am now.

Thanks.

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5 thoughts on “Open letter to my Social Network friends about the Boston attacks.

  1. loop Απρίλιος 16, 2013 στο 20:50 Reply

    i wish that you did the same thing when americans stole the diamonds from Africa killing not one but thousands of children (not themselves but with reprsentantives) rush into iraq and steal their oil killing also thousands this time in person with the excuse of weapons of mass destruction etc…
    i hate blind violence and its a pity that people die but sometimes we have to think what is the cause behind blind attacks, when you have no money and no fire power a terrorist attack is not a sudden move.
    America choose to occupy countries stealing natural resources for they own benefit now the are on war and they should be thankful that casualties are so little.
    be as polite as you like unfriend me or whatever that is my opinion and doesn’t change!
    you live by the sword (even as a nation) you die by the sword.

    regards
    loop46

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    • tmagoula Απρίλιος 16, 2013 στο 20:54 Reply

      My opinion is very clear in this post. If you think that there are excuses for the murder of innocents you have many things in common with the ones you hate.

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  2. loop Απρίλιος 16, 2013 στο 21:08 Reply

    i don’t hate any of the sides. I see pain in both sides they are on a war that civilians didn’t choose.
    that is a common mistake, you see people with a different opinion and you think that he is a muzahedin…

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    • tmagoula Απρίλιος 16, 2013 στο 21:11 Reply

      I see people who in the name of revenge innocent children loos their lives. You think that because the american government has a specific policy it’s citizens, who may not have voted for this government, must suffer. There is absolutely no logic in your way of thinking and if we all followed it we would soon become palestine and live in perpetual war. Shame.

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  3. loop Απρίλιος 16, 2013 στο 21:24 Reply

    sorry but cant follow your thinking…

    its your opinion and i respect it but cant follow…

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