- Posted July 18, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The World Is Burning
Here in the Cornfield we are experiencing the coolest July in 30 years. Yet across the pond the heat is getting hotter. The world is burning.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban are ratcheting up the turmoil and twisting the vise tighter. In Iraq, the oil fields are shooting flames with murder and mayhem running rampant. In Syria, the government continues its war on its own people. Israel has sent tanks into the Gaza Strip to stifle the rocket launches by the terrorist group, Hamas. In Ukraine, a Malaysia commercial jet is shot out of the sky raining bodies and debris down on the ground. In the Philipines, people are mourning the loss of family and property from devastating typhoons as China braces for an onslaught from the ever growing storm.
The world is burning around us.
Then we look at the problems in our own country. Many of those seem so small in comparison to the tragedy occurring throughout the rest of the globe. Not that our problems are not real.
The fear, the concern on this cool Friday morning as I sit in Mark's Den listening to the news, perusing the news sites online is that the US of A may be drawn into quarters we do not wish to be nor should we be.
There is the tragedy of violence of neighbor turning on neighbor. We were rocked by the deadly bank robbery attempt in California. We were shocked at the murders and gun play in Chicago. We hear and read of children being abducted and murdered. We see children lost, bewildered in detention centers at our border.
But still our problems seem to pale compared to trouble spots in other nations.
My take on the tragic events of Thursday: Kernels From the Cornfield.