I totally agree with 264's sentiments, I've not been so gut-wrenchlingly shocked watching the coverage today since the night the gulf-war broke on CNN and around the world.
A cloud of darkness is upon us all and I fear this is the beginning of something bad.
Whatever your political lean or religion, recognise all human life is precious and today may have seen the loss of thousands of civilians who were just minding their own business. That is inexusable and deeply saddening.
I simply cannot understand the people celebrating on the streets of palistine today - whatever their sentiments towards the US military power, the deaths of innocents whatever their nationality can only ever be a tragedy.
My thoughts too, like so many others, go out to all those injured and killed, and to their friends and families.