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In short, what is what's going on in a part of the world 5,687 miles away from me all about?
The answer finally came to me last night while I was listening to NPR and the news broke that troops in the Russian-backed separatist area between eastern Ukraine and Russia,
The shells hit the town's kindergarten. The Fairytale Kindergarten, it's called.
A reporter spoke to one of the teachers who described how they led the children into a hallway were there were no windows. The teacher said that the children were crying and had to be brought home to their parents.
That image of those little children, terrified and crying for their parents hit me with a pang to my heart. I had a vision of my own children at that age, frightened and crying for me. I had a vision of the faces of my grand daughters, the loves of my life,
I went online and saw the photos of what they did to the Fairytale Kindergarten.
Whatever its cause, whatever its effects, whatever its outcome, Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine means the same thing that every war from the beginning of time has meant: Suffering children. Suffering mothers. Suffering fathers. Suffering people, young and old.
Shame on Vladimir Putin. Shame on all the bringers of war. Shame on all those who, in their greed and their hatefulness and their cruelty and their lust for power have caused the suffering of children. God's shame on them all.