More bodies where I sat only recently

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Sunday 13 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

kizilay

Less than a month after the last large scale suicide bombing in our capital, at least 37 residents of Ankara have tonight lost their lives. Half six on a spring Sunday evening, and yet more carnage – this time in downtown Kızıklay where all the bus stops are, the Metro entrances and a park in one of the most crowded civilian shopping and restaurant areas.

I love that part of Ankara. I was there a few weeks ago. Every blast site is some place I have walked, sat or driven through. What an abhorrent act of merciless slaughter.

Words fail me.

#BloggersUniteForPeace

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36 thoughts on “More bodies where I sat only recently

  1. I think words fail most normal human beings. God bless!

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  2. There are no words… 😦 ♥ ❤

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  3. I always wonder
    When devistation touches
    What it’s mirror
    That seems so sensless
    Is

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  4. I can imagine the surreal feeling that you are having. It’s just so sad and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. :/
    Let me use the opportunity to invite you to the Bloggers brunch that I am hosting over the weekend Saturday – Sunday. I believe it will be fun to mingle with others. The invitation is titled, It’s Brunch Party Time. I will send one out again tomorrow. My regards.

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  5. Cathy says:

    When will the killing end 😢

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  6. I clicked on like, because you ended your post with “bloggers unite for peace”. But, as you say, “words fail me”. Every time I hear of yet another atrocity in your country, I’m so frightened for you and your family. I would suggest you stayed away from busy towns and cities, but then it means the b*******s have won. Even in the UK, I get frightened about the possibility of a terrorist attack in urban places or on public transport, as we’re on high alert here. The world has gone crazy. …Stay safe.

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  7. joannesisco says:

    Words fail me too Spike.
    Every time I hear about a bombing or a protest in Turkey, I think of you. Stay safe.

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  8. lamputts says:

    Condolences and solidarity with you and all the ordinary people of Turkey.

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  9. Miriam says:

    I read your post but couldn’t hit the word ‘like’ when this is so sad and senseless.

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  10. Oh Spike .. . I am so saddened by this. Words fail me. Thinking of you all

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  11. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Let me offer some lines from Robert Burns. The phrase “man’s inhumanity to man” always rolls through my brain and heart when I hear of autrocities like this one. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    From Man was made to Mourn: A Dirge, 1785:

    ‘Many and sharp the num’rous ills
    Inwoven with our frame!
    More pointed still we make ourselves
    Regret, remorse, and shame!
    And Man, whose heav’n-erected face
    The smiles of love adorn, –
    Man’s inhumanity to man
    Makes countless thousands mourn!

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  12. So sorry. Things like this are just devastatingly sad.

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  13. AnnetteM says:

    Thinking of you, your family and all your country.

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  14. dayphoto says:

    Words fail me also! It’s all over the news here. The sad world we live in —there are no words for. I”m so glad you and Auntie and Cousin Spike are home and safe.

    Linda

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  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    It’s hard to stay positive and hopeful when there are those willing to commit such senseless acts. When will it stop?

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  16. Vicky says:

    Human tragedy, again, when will it stop… so sad.

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  17. It is a sad day Spike for Turkey, Europe and the World. Life is becoming ever more dangerous I fear!

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  18. lspeng1951 says:

    My deepest condolences go to the innocent victims. War and human conflicts should not be waged on the innocent citizens of any country. Peace and Love to All.

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  19. nowathome says:

    Really so very sad to see what is going on! Thinking of you in this terrible time!

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  20. Sue Slaght says:

    So heart broken to read this Spike. Words fail us as well. We send our support and hugs across the miles.

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  21. Paula says:

    Such horror. I cannot click “like” of course, but wanted you & yours to know you’re heard. I think of you when I read the news and know that no place is one without friends, family, and people who want peace.

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  22. mvschulze says:

    So sorry for yet another selfish, cowardly act against innocent people. M 😦

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  23. Oh, my. More sadness. Bloggers unite for peace…

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  24. Yvonne says:

    I can’t possibly click on “like”. When will this ever stop?

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  25. tippysmom2 says:

    I haven’t had the news on today, so this is the first I heard of it. That is so very sad! I don’t understand people sometimes. I really don’t.

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  26. Colin says:

    Top news here in Australia this morning. The Australian Ambassador to Turkey, James Larson, was just metres away from where the attack took place. He was unharmed.
    Shocking events by these rat-bag terrorists who are so brain washed with hatred, I think they
    have become “robots of death”.
    It is a frightening world – I wonder what Ataturk would think of all this??
    Keep safe, mate.
    Colin

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  27. Robin says:

    I am sorry to read this. I can not fathom why they think hurting and killing others solves the problem or addresses their concerns. My prayers to all.

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