When horrible stories get tattooed in your brain

I really wished that sometimes I would write things down when I think them. What I mean is that there are times when I accurately predict a sequence of events, and kick myself for not ‘calling it’ before it happens…

After Bin Laden was killed, I thought(in my head) that there would start to be stories coming out of Pakistan of horrible things being done by ‘terrorists‘ there. Today I saw the horrible story of a 9 year old girl that was kidnapped and made to wear a suicide vest. I do think that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are getting boring for the Americans, so Pakistan is now on the list. So, here come the horrible Pakistan terrorist stories…

But, I digress.

I fucking hate stories like this. I usually don’t want to hear any disturbing story. I recall years ago flipping around the net and finding my way to a messed up site that shall remain nameless. I came across a video of some guerilla looking guys sitting in a field. But, within seconds, the one masked guerilla jumped up and started beheading this poor other guy. I have never tried to hit the close button so fast in all my life. Even faster than getting caught looking at porn by your mom…

I could not un-see the event in my head. I couldn’t sleep for days. It was like the video was tattooed in my brain, and I kept re-living the 10 seconds of horror over and over again. I have never felt so sick in my life.

Some people are fascinated with death, and watching gory things. I am not one of those people. I hate hearing it even described. I guess that means I will never enroll in the army!

Anyway, here is the story I read today. From what I can make out, she turned out OK.

Police said Monday that militants kidnapped a 9-year-old girl on her way to school and forced her to wear a suicide bomb vest. The girl and police said she managed to escape her captors as they directed her to attack a paramilitary checkpoint in northwest Pakistan.Sohana Jawed, who is in third grade, said she was abducted near her home in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday and taken to Lower Dir district, a four hours’ drive away, where she was found Monday.Police in Lower Dir presented Jawed at a news conference, where she told her story dressed in her blue and white school uniform. But police in Peshawar said they haven’t received a complaint of a missing girl and haven’t identified a resident with her name.

via Police: Pakistani Girl Forced To Wear Suicide Vest – The Associated Press – npr – RichardDawkins.net.

[image via Associated Press]