When I was reading news reports regarding this incident, I can't help but feel powerless and helpless and yes, even despair. These were ordinary Filipinos, journalists, human rights lawyers, even passing motorists --- all mercilessly killed at the orders of a power-hungry, gun-toting, egoistic warlord hiding under the guise of "politician".
My mind cannot conjecture how such cold-blooded killing can take place. How one can stomach the taking away of lives of your fellow Filipino without thought, without guilt, without hesitation. They even raped the women, cut off the heads, and slit their throats. Then meticulously proceeded to bury the bodies into a hole bored open by a Goverment owned bulldozer!
I pray for the souls of those who have been killed and I pray for the families they have left behind. And I fervently pray that those people responsible (i.e. the Ampatuan family and their allies (GMA) ) would soon be meted out with the harshest measure of justice that only God can give.
* heart-rending pictures here....