I have the habit of logging in Reuters every morning, this is part of my professional activities as well as my personal endevour. I also make an attempt to keep myself abreast with whatever is happening around the world in general and in my neighborhood in particular. In my blogs on Geopolitics in South Asia and MENA, I write about the ongoing turmoils and also try to understand the motives of ‘Merchants of Death’.
This morning when I logged in, I read the news about an explosion in Bogota, Colombia in a shopping center that killed three and wounded nine. Authorities said there had been threats of attacks in Bogota by the Gulf Clan, a group of former right-wing paramilitary fighters who traffic drugs. This reminded me of a blast In Kabul on May 3, 2017 in which least eight Afghan civilians were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a military convoy and another 25 civilians were wounded.
I spent some time in exploring news about blasts and suicide bombing from Google, list is given below. Having a cursory look at the news forced me to the following conclusion:
The groups having vested interest are killing people in the name of religion to get control of energy supplies and drugs. However, they completely mislead the people by making these religious and sectarian conflicts. Their sole objective remains, proliferation of conflicts for selling arms.
These conflicts continue because regional and global powers are fighting proxy wars. Hundreds and thousands of innocent people are killed every year, millions face displacement and miseries are projected through social media but killers remain at large.
Pakistan is one of the worst victim of terrorism and sectarian killing, but hardly a few have been trialed and sentenced death penalty, except from the military courts. Pakistan has been hosting millions of Afghans for more than four decades in the name of Islam, but Afghan rulers are never tired of accusing Pakistan of cross-border terrorism.
I once read an article that the third World War will be fought for getting control on sources of water, but now I have the reasons to believe that it will be on the basis of religion/sects. The trailers are already going on in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain. An attempt was also made to break out full-scale war between Saudi Arabia and Qatar that failed due to the timely mediation of neighboring countries.
List of some of the recent attacks
Twin attacks in Iran: June 07 2017
Attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum killed at least 12 people and injured many more.
London Bridge terror attack: June 02 2017
The London terror attack killed at least seven people and injured 58 others on London Bridge and in nearby Market.
Manchester terror attack: May 22 2017
The Manchester terror attack killed at least 22 people and injured 59 others at a concert.
Paris shooting: April 20 2017
A policeman was killed on the Champs Elysees in Paris in what is being treated as a terror-related attack.
Stockholm attack: April o7 2017
Four people were killed and at least fifteen were injured when a man drove a truck down a busy shopping street.
Westminster attack: March 22 2017
In London an attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two men and two women and injuring many others.
Sehwan shrine bombing: February 16 2017
At least 72 killed at the Shrine of Sufi Muslim in Pakistan, the blast was part of a new wave of violence in Pakistan
Blasts in Cairo: April 09 2017
Twin blasts at a Church killed at least 47 people and inured dozens
Car bomb explosion in Baghdad: February 16 2017
A deadly car bomb explosion in Baghdad killed 51 people and wounded many others
Blast in Russia: April 3, 2017
Blasts at St. Petersburg Metro station kill at least 10 people and injured more than 40