Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A boring day at the office

There's no good news on the wires from Europe today. Which, of course, means that it's a great day for the people in the countries I cover. No bombs, no work for me.

This is a nice change of pace, especially after yesterday's excitement in Turkey.

It looks like the terrorist's hurt themselves this time, with a bomb they meant to explode at a police station blowing up early, in a parking lot outside an elementary school. Lots of kids died, even though the explosion was pretty late at night...but this is swinging public opinion against the bastards (oops, I mean insurgent nationalists), which means the whole thing is not entirely bad. The thing I don't get is why they were trying to bomb a police station in one of 'their' cities - that strategy (designed to put pressure on Kurdish politicians who were working with the turkish government to bring an end to fighting and find a way for the Kurds to live in turkey more comfortably) failed pretty miserably the last time they tried it.

Of course, it could be a plot from the turkish government. But if it is, it's a pretty stupid plot. They're trying to get into the EU, not the union of authoritarian underhanded governments, and people will eventually figure out what actually happened. So I don't buy the theory. The bomb was too crude anyway.

That's it for now. Enjoy your quiet wednesday.

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