The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.
The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman. David Nielsen

We need to care more about all world conflicts

LIKE many I enjoy a good action movie and of late a good few of those movies talk about the end of days.

They depict in vivid detail about the fight for civilisation to come back after a catastrophic world war.

Of course it is just the movies and it is so far fetched.

Today when I woke up to see that a lunatic in the Ukraine had fired a missile at a passenger jet the scenarios of those fantasy movies didn't seem so implausible.

While investigations are still underway the blame at the moment is centred on pro-Russian separatists backed with military power by the Russian Government.

So what is the next step, we all might be asking?

The Russians have already been sanctioned by peace-loving countries about their involvement and now the internal war they have fuelled has exploded onto the world stage.

How can they say this was just an accident, how can anyone defend a soldier for firing a missile when they were the ones who put the launching button into their hands?

Who amongst us has given two hoots about the conflict in Ukraine over the past months?

I'll be brutally honest and say I have given it little thought.

Yesterday's murderous event has made me realise that I should have cared a lot more and in future I will.



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