Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shades of grey

My heart weeps for Medine Memi, buried alive by her father and grandfather.

Is this normal Kurdish practice? If so, should I be sheading a tear for the execution of Chemical Ali who ordered the gassing and murder of 5,000 Kurds in the city of Halabja during the Iran-Iraq war.

It's not easy is it? Never black, nor white but damn shades of grey.

But still, Medine, Heshu, Hatun, Gulsum, Tulay and many others brutally murdered, all will forever stand out in this cruel grey world...


Aurora said...

That IS heartbreaking. The ignorance and cruelty of some people is horrible. Poor girl.

Lilly said...

Its is horrific isnt it? And I loved your shades of grey reference. Its so hard to make sense of things sometimes. I didnt realise you were an Aussie, great to know. I havent come across too many.

Young Werther said...

Religion, tradition, beliefs, all shape the way we are and our balance of right and wrong. As humans we grow, learn and change.

Honour and prestige may mean survival and food in ancient times but now, it's worth a lot less than a life.

Syriew said...

I hadn't read about this. Truly awful. Such cruelty is unimaginable.