November 30, 2002

FUNNY — I haven’t heard Noam Chomsky, or Marc Herold, or Germaine Greer, or Robert Fisk talking about these villagers whose lives were shattered by a bombing attack:

“I don’t know why this happened to us or what we will do,” said Walinki, her voice shaking. “There are dozens of children who don’t have parents now. We have no one to support them.”

With that, she watched as the grave-diggers continued their work. This is not a place where grave-diggers are hired, where there are gated cemeteries. People dig the graves for their own relatives and bury them next to the huts where they live.

Not a word. Strange. . . .

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