April 16th, 2013
This is another one of those cultural questions I’ve got for you guys.
If you watch the news at all, you probably noticed that there was a terrorist attack in Boston during the marathon. Two bombs went off, probably a “suicide bomb”. Coincidently, here is my latest video lesson on a suicide bomb
Anyway, here is a basic recap of what happened. Someone, or a group of people, decided to blow up some buildings during the famous Boston marathon yesterday. At least 3 people have died, including an 8 year old little boy. No one knows who did this yet, and obviously the US will do whatever they can do to find out who did this attack.
It’s a very sad and horrible thing when innocent people die for no reason. But we’re living in a world that still isn’t perfectly peaceful. Not even close. It’s pretty disgusting and pathetic that there is still war. It is amazing to me that humans are smart enough to make the Iphone, but not smart enough to figure out how to stop war and religious hate.
I’m very curious what the 232 international audience thinks of this. Any guess as to who did this? Why do you have this guess? What should the American government do when the find who did it? Should they start a war? Why or why not? Why does the US seem to get this kind of attack more than other countries? Is some of it their own fault in some way? Could this happen to any country or is their something “special” about the US that makes this type of attack more common?
We all watch different news, we all have a different education, we all speak different native languages and grew up in different cultures. It’s the perfect topic for this English learning blog. You can practice your English writing in the comments below, and we can learn from each other about what people from different parts of the world think.
What would you do if you were Obama? What would you recommend to him? I’m very very interested in what you guys think. There are of course no wrong or bad opinions. I don’t even know what I think yet. I am just curious to see what you guys (and girls) think about all this. Any opinions would be awesome! Let’s chat in the comments below. Please say where you are from to make it more interesting. Thanks guys