Being the further wisdom of Jonathan Steele. Here's his latest:
[V]ast and sudden death can also come from natural disasters or man-made accidents such as plane crashes. Terrorist attacks need to be kept in proportion. They are not the worst things in the world.No, he's right, you know. As I was just saying the other day to Mrs Harris two doors down, whose son died after someone smashed his head in with a brick, 'Don't get things out of proportion, Barbara. That's nothing compared with the consequences of some earthquakes.'
But hold on. Steele again:
Where terrorism differs from other disasters is on the question of cause.Ahh... I knew there was something. I'll mention that to Mrs Harris.