Time for a complete rethink

So, here we are again, this time in Burgas, Bulgaria. Where was it the last time? Toulouse, France, wasn’t it? More death and injury, more tears and mourning. Does it never end?

And if not, why not?

And will something as negative as this latest atrocity demand a response that is equally negative? What will that achieve? A general lowering of negativity all round, perhaps?

Or will it lead to an inevitable increase? No prizes for guessing which.

Then why not provide an answer that has some semblance of a positive response instead?

If it doesn’t work out, then the other polarity can always be reinstated.

In fact, if handled in the correct manner, a positive response might give access to the kind of moral high ground that has long been missing in Arab-Jewish relations. Lately, it must be admitted, things haven’t been going all that well for Israel and prospects for peace with its Arab neighbours are still marking time – as always. And, of course, those neighbours have had their troubles as well.

But what sort of positive response could be made in the aftermath of so tragic an incident as that witnessed in Burgas on Wednesday?


Perhaps, by going for something so totally unpredictable, the idea might bring home to all and sundry that violence can have an even more negative outcome than is usually the case. And, if it is ever to be brought under positive control, then this might be the one and only way to do it.

But, if the feeling is that another IAF strike or yet more IDF military intervention can do better, then what occurred at Burgas, Bulgaria will likely be visited upon other unfortunates sometime and somewhere else. Where and when that will be, we do not know. If it will be, we cannot say.

All we can do is to make it as difficult as possible for it to happen ever again.

And now we all know how to do that.

So, no more excuses, no more mistakes, no more tragedies like Burgas.

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Engineer, Virgo - now retired having worked 30 years in the field of medical diagnostic imaging for a major German multinational. Based in UK .