I initially wrote a post about how I’m still going to Sharm. Today U.S. Intel. suggested that an ISIS bomb was placed on the Russian plane. Based on information from the initial reports, I didn’t consider that there was a possibility of a bomb on board. Now, with more details emerging it seems like a plausible explanation.
The world has entered a new depth of darkness if this proves to be true. It can only mean more war, more bloodshed, and more terror is on the horizon. ISIS like al-Qeada has severely miscalculated the resolve of the civilized world. Russia will no doubt go about after ISIS much like the US retaliation after September 11th. Hopefully, some good can come of this as Russia and the United States work together to eradicate the plague of radicalism.
For the short-term, I am wondering if I should bother going to Sharm next week. I don’t fear for safety because I am assuming the Egyptians will step up their efforts to protect itself and tourists following this incident. The reason I am considering not going is because Sharm is a place where people go to enjoy the beach and unwind. It’s tragic that I will be going to the same place that many had enjoyed just a few days ago unaware of the evil that was being plotted against them.
At the same time, what will the atmosphere there be like? Will security be so strict that there is a chance that my return flight could be cancelled interrupting my travel plans? Is there a chance that ISIS could be emboldened to try again? Indeed, some Western air carriers are suspending flight to Sharm. This makes me further question what to do.
The whole situation is sickening. I’m still leaning towards going because the civilized world doesn’t change plans based on the actions of cowards. The question is whether this philosophy is responsible.