The difference between sick and tragic is sadly much easier to discern than people realize. Tragic is what happened in Japan. I am a native Angeleno and have lived through many earthquakes. The Northridge earthquake was no slouch, it was quite large but what happened in Japan….massive. Read about the Richter scale and you’ll see that the difference between the 7.1 for Northridge and the 8.9 for Japan is enormous. And then the tsunami that followed….well it is the perfect storm. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those in Japan. That was tragic.
Sick is different. Sick is what happens when terrorists break into a home and slaughter a family. The pictures of this poor family illustrate it better than I can say. WARNING, these pictures are graphic and disturbing.
The Fogel family was killed Friday night when a terrorist broke into their home in the West Bank settlement of Itamar and stabbed them all to death.
According to police, the suspect broke into the house armed with a knife and stabbed parents Udi and Ruth, along with three of their children, Yoav, Elad, and Hadas Fogel. Magen David Adom rescue services arrived at the scene and found them all dead.
The family’s 12-year-old daughter, who was at a youth group activity, returned to her home at approximately midnight and her calls for the door to be opened for her went unanswered. With the help of a neighbor, they managed to open the door and came upon the horrible murder scene.
It is inexcusable. There are no words, no justification for such action. What happened in Japan is tragic, but what happened in Itamar is sick.