Thanks Di for reminding me of what I'm supposed to be doing. I've been busy with things and I don't get to check-in as often I as should.It's a simple post and I read the article on Reshat Ametov and his disappearance.The part of all this that spoke loudest was the "No comments" at the end of the blog. By the time I was part way through I was reminded of Phil Och's song "Knock on the Door" . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tbiaGBZ8kYCrimea is the beginning of a storm and there's "no comment". It's happened before and people sat by distracted by their own concerns or comfort the first machinations of something bigger and more tragic occurred. A little lost land, a border dispute, and suddenly the escalation leads to atrocity and people watch the aftermath and wonder how this latest tragedy could happen before they switch channels. We've both lived lives effected by the aftermath of the past horrors that came from "no comments".There's a storm coming and I don't know if anyone else see's it. Crimea is a knock on the door.
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