The bombing is a bitter reminder of rampant self-deception in occupied Kabul, with its "Ring of Steel," and police checkpoints. A place where I myself became guilty of the perpetuation of talking vs. doing. It's a wake up call and broad hint to the fact that crunch time has begun.
Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.
On the same sad day, where the city of Boston fell victim to extreme violence, it is fitting that the first film I got to see was titled The Attack (L'Attentat in French), based on the international best-seller by Yasmina Khadra.