Boston Marathon massacre: it was about hurting ‘rich white people in the West’
THE Boston Marathon massacre was heinous crime. But to the ABC’s Virginia Trioli it has a message. Those nursing amputations and the loved ones of the dead and dying have it all explained:
The contrast of course with what goes on in, I mentioned Iraq in passing just before, what goes on there and also in Afghanistan on a weekly basis has not been lost on many people this morning. We did report this morning of course that there were a series of bomb attacks overnight in Iraq and it’s important to mention that again, 37 people dead and more than 270 others were wounded. Several cities were hit in those bomb blasts, the capital Baghdad, Kirkuk in the North and Nasiriyah in the South. They were coordinated attacks according to police there during the morning rush hour and they mainly involved car bombs. That’s the contrast that we always have on a day like today when it seems to me where we are overly focusing on what happens to rich white people in the West, versus what happens on a daily basis in those countries.
PS: the race was won by Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia. You can be rich and black in the West.