I wanted to draw your attantion to the current death toll up in Palestine. According to Al Jazeerah, (not to be confused with Al Jazeera) In the eight days since Israel began airstrikes agains Hamas in the Gaza strip, the current Death Toll at 440, (Associated Press estimates 480)Injuries at 2285. It is estimated that 25 percent of the deaths are innocent civillians.
There have been public demonstrations here in Oman, and pretty much world wide. The front pages of our papers are covered with images of wounded, bleeding innocent children. It is too sad for words.
However, I would like to point out that as yet, the number of deaths due to this latest War campaign by Israel, is about half the number of totally preventable road accident deaths we can be assured of this year in Oman.
Of those road deaths, 50% will constitute innocent civillians, EG passengers or other motorists who will be killed as a result of another party's reckless driving.
So can somebody tell me;
- When are we going to see front page pictures of our own blood soaked children dying due to our own stupidity and the inexcusable inaction of the authourities?
- When are we going to see angry protests and marches taking place in front of the ROP traffic department, and Ministry of Health demanding that they use thier power to help stop the carnage occuring on the roads here every day.
- When is Essa Al Zedjali going to stop abusing his platform and front page space on his misguided, racist and moronic "viewpoints" and start turning his attention to the thousands of Omanis who will be killed or injured on Oman's roads in 2009
- When is the Majlis Ashura council going to quit fucking around with indignant letters about our human trafficking record and start leaning on the ministries and ROP to enforce the road safety laws we already have?
Never, is my guess.