YANGON, MYANMAR (aka BURMA) – Water is about as essential as it gets for human existence: so why do terrorist target it?
“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!” So goes the saying coined by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in 1798. The phrase means that despite being surrounded by something, you cannot benefit from it. And here I thought it referred to being on the ocean with all its salt water unfit for human consumption: I guess that shows what do I know?
On this day in 2010
Attacking those participating in the traditional Thingyan happily and peacefully with the bombs is an insult to the people. It is an inhuman act. Because of such subversive acts, we the people abhor and loath the terrorist insurgents.New Light of Myanmar
The blasts caused panic among hundreds of thousands of revelers engaged in a water throwing event. The blasts caused panic among the revelers and the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment, especially the biggest Yangon General Hospital which was packed with relatives of the victims.. Who wants to hurt people having fun? Terrorists, that’s who!
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