Via The News International, one report out of scores in the Pakistani media today: PM Nawaz vows to avenge every drop of ‘our children’s blood’. Excerpt and then a comment:
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday told the terrorists in unequivocal terms that ‘we will avenge every single drop of our children’s blood’.
“The time has come for the entire nation to rise against the terrorists,” the Premier asserted during his visit to Corps Headquarters, Peshawar.
He said the Peshawar school carnage has renewed resolve of the whole nation against the scourge of terrorism. Nawaz Sharif said the blood of the second generation of Pakistan’s soldiers is also being sacrificed for the motherland.
He called upon the media to make it their first priority to bolster the resolve of the nation towards fighting the cancer of terrorism.
Prime Minister was given a briefing on the operation carried out to neutralize the threat at the Army-run school that came under a deadly attack, whose responsiblity was later claimed by the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
As a father and teacher, I have taken this event very badly. But "avenging" today's dead children and teachers is not the point. Vengeance is how your enemy makes you as bad as he is, and ensures that he can make you do evil to give him a pretext for attacking you again.