Are massacres often connected to increases in population? Anecdotal evidence abounds.

This horrible story makes no sense. I immediately wondered, is this murder and mayhem  due also to the explosion of the population. Sure enough, from the NY Times comments,:

LB in Florida
“Pakistan is a failed state. The corrupt, inept government made a deal with the devil when it got into bed with the Taliban many years ago. Now the chickens have come home to roost. Couple that with incredible rates of population growth–188 million people, up from 75 million only 40 years ago. No jobs, no hope, religious extremism….hiding bin Laden a mile from the “West Point” of Pakistan….what do you expect from a disaster?”
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In one of Pakistan’s bloodiest attacks in recent years, scores of people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said, and hundreds of students remained trapped inside.
nytimes.com|By Salman Masood

http://nyti.ms/1uMOqnN

1 thought on “Are massacres often connected to increases in population? Anecdotal evidence abounds.

  1. Nearly all of the things you say happens to be suiigpspnrly accurate and that makes me wonder the reason why I hadn’t looked at this in this light previously. Your piece really did switch the light on for me personally as far as this issue goes. However at this time there is just one factor I am not too cozy with so while I make an effort to reconcile that with the central idea of your point, permit me see exactly what the rest of the readers have to say.Nicely done.

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