It is always the innocent that is hurt in crossfire. Humanity never seems to learn that violence only causes pain and suffering, especially to the innocent. Even if there may seem to be a winner, in the end, everybody loses. Losing years of potential happiness; years without torment and anguish.
Just like this case of MH 17. Because of conflict within a country which no doubt has already harmed countless innocents, now even other countries are not spared. 298 lives.
And this happens so soon after the disappearance of MH 370. I hope for the best for all the families affected by these two ordeals, that they will be able to overcome their grief in time to come and see a silver lining within the dark clouds.
And hopefully this tragedy will help put an end to the civil war in Ukraine. If not, these lives would have been lost for nothing. But for now the blame game is still being played. Where is the concern for these human lives? What are all these fighting for? Power is but fleeting. Sorrow is an open wound that closes imperfectly into a everlasting scar.