Friday 24 March 2017

We must fight on - but with calm and dignity

These diabolical acts must give a new dynamism to the stalled peace talks in Geneva on the war in Syria, a conflict which has stoked so many of the flames of fanaticism. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
These diabolical acts must give a new dynamism to the stalled peace talks in Geneva on the war in Syria, a conflict which has stoked so many of the flames of fanaticism. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
Editorial

Editorial

If there's still a vision of keeping peace alive in Europe, its custodians are symbolically based in Brussels; a city which is home to both the headquarters of the EU and Nato. Yesterday, once again, terrorists set on challenging us to set our humanity aside and embrace war and chaos sought to attack that vision.

The challenges exploded in the blasts that ripped through Brussels Zaventem Airport, and the Maelbeek metro station, a mere 500 metres from the European Parliament.

For the second time in a matter of months, two of Europe's major cities have been in lockdown. Detonating suitcases packed with nails in a crowded place is guaranteed to kill, maim and maximise suffering.

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