My heart goes out to the family of John Ridsdel, murdered by terrorists in the Philippines.
I do not use the word “executed”. To me, that’s more of a legal penalty, although it can be used to mean a targeted murder.
It’s still murder, and we should be plain about that. We should also be plain about what we are going to do about it.
Those responsible for the death of John Ridsdel are not bothered by politicians who call them monsters or cold-blooded killers, or the promises that they will be brought to justice.
What are we actually doing about it?
We don’t hear much from the United Nations.
Governments sound like Tommy Lee Jones when they say they don’t negotiate, when maybe they should insert the word, “directly”.
Amid the tongue-clucking and the wringing of hands there will be talks and meetings and workshops on terrorism, but the kidnappings and murders will continue.
Ottawa has decided not to bomb any terrorists, so, what is it they will do?
They are very good at offering condolences, but in the words of the old philosopher, Elvis Presley, I’d like to see a little less conversation and a little more action.
Let me know what you think.