Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Year in Review-2013
As we have entered the New Year 2014, as is my custom, I go back to review what important and not so important things happened during the previous year. It will be in no particular order or importance and will be a mix of domestic and international events. If you have missed some of the news, you can catch up to it here. So here it goes like this there was a much hoopla over the NSA leaks as one individual working for the National Security Agency (NSA) of the U.S, released documents stating that the government was spying everywhere around the world. The leaks are still going on but after much hue and cry everybody has been resigned to the fact that it is not only the U.S. but other countries do spy on their citizens and other countries, it is only that the U.S. has far more reaching technology to snoop around but everybody does it in the name of national security but few acknowledge it. Then there was the Boston bombings at the Boston marathon last year after a relatively long stretch of any terrorist activity in the U.S. since September 11, 2001, this bombing jolted the whole nation and one of the two surviving bombers sparked an intense manhunt and a complete lockdown of the Boston area till he was found alive and wounded. He was as usual a misguided Muslim who thought that by doing this he will garner favor with the public but instead it disgusted people and again Muslims got targeted due to this loser.