Thursday, March 8, 2007

Wars of the world

I received an e-mail from a friend today.
I would like to share its photos with fellow bloggers.Some of you might had seen these before and some might be their first time.
All these showed the suffering and tragedies faced by the human race.
Most still exists today either at a bigger or smaller scale. And it can happen anywhere on this planet.It can happen to us.It can happen to our neighbours.It can happen to our friends.

1957:The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in USA.Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school and she was no longer able to stand the harrassment after 4 days.

1960,January 2: A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.

1962: A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments.

1963:Thich Quang Duc,the Buddhist priest in South Vietnam burns himself to death protesting the govt's torture policy against priests.Thich Quang Duc never made a sound or moved while he was burning.

1965: A woman and her children try to cross a river in South Vietnam,in an attempt to run away from the American bombings.

1966: US troops in South Vietnam, dragging a dead VietKong soldier

1966,February 1: South Vietnam Police Chief,Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man whom he suspects to be a VietKong soldier.

1973: A few seconds before Chile's elected President Salvador Allende is dead during the coup.
1975: A woman and a girl falls down after the fire escape collapses.

1980: A child in Uganda about to die of famine

1981,February 23: Spain's Parliament seized by Military Police

1982: Palestinians refugees murdered in Beirut,Lebanon

1992: A mother in Somalia held the body of her child who died of hunger

1987: South Korea protesting the alleged manipulation of General Election.

1988: A young man in Beijing stands before the tanks during protest for democratic reforms

1994:A man who was tortured by soldiers since he was suspected talking to Tutsi rebels.

1996: Kids who are shocked by the civil war in Angola

2001:Afghani child's janazah prepared for funeral in Pakistani refugee camp

2002: Earthquake in Bam ,Iran.Looking for his father.

2003: an Iraqi POW tries to comfort his child

Kandungan posting mungkin ada kena mengena atau tidak dengan makhluk yang hidup atau yang telah tiada.Kalau sapa-sapa terasa nak buat macamana kan. Sapa makan cabai melaka dia pedaih laa


k.d said...

Such sad and provoking photos Tokasid.

Thoughts for the weekend eh!!

tokasid said...

And its still happening. The sad thing is these incidents/tragedies are somehow related to politics of the superpower.

Our neighbour Indonesia had for the last 1 year series of tragedies from multiple earthquake(Sumatra,Jawa Tengah and Maluku) to plane crash to ferry accidents to landslides.So many musibah in a year.

At home the dadah menace is ever winning the race against Kem Kesihatan and KDN. The Methadone prgme had been manipulated by greedy GPs to make extra buck. Knew few of them.Am sad with their attitude to further destroy anak bangsa.

Clark Gable of Pulau Duyong said...

Dear TA,
The pic welled tears in my eyes till the last picture when it just should bring consolation to all of us who are more fortunate to any of them.Thanks Bro

X-Matters said...

Was at dinner last weekend at one of the hotspots in KL. Left about midnight.
Anak-anak muda yang rata-ratanya Melayu bersidai di luar kelab-kelab, seperti tidak berpakaian dan berperangai kurang sopan.
Anak bangsa kita semakin rosak, semakin hanyut dengan gaya hidup terkini.
Apakah kita perlu satu catastrophe to jolt them back into reality? When that time comes, my fear is it will be too late.

Ibu said...

'A picture paints a thousand words'.

how true...

Ibu said...

A picture paints a thousand words ...

tokasid said...

Sorry for my late reply. Just came back from a lng weekend break.
CGOPD: yes Bro.These pics do bring tears to us.And there are more that we have not seen.

XM: About our youngsters, I agree its getting from bad to worse.Our society is feeding them with hedonistic values. Maybe the mufti of perlis can suggest a thing or two to our administrator.

IBU: TQ for visiting

Black's@ Amin Iskandar said...

Dear Tokasid,

I saw this exhibition in Seoul last month at the Press Club. It was very touching and sad to saw about what has happened in this world caused by the human....

Anonymous said...

touching pictures..i can't find a words to describe them..

tokasid said...

Amin@black in Korea:
TQ for visiting.I'm sure you saw more devastating and heart wrenching photos there.Can I download some from you blog if there is any?

Anon: TQ. Me too. Just can't imagine how to handle these tragedies if it happen to us.

Black's@ Amin Iskandar said...


I'm sorry cause i don't have any photo's regarding that exhibition. But it's really touch my heart. Especially the photo's from James Nachtwey. You can have a look here :

Some of his photo's was at the exhibition.

tokasid said...

Amin in Gwangju: I'll visit the site you mentioned.TQ bro.
Like you entry on Kimchi.Never tasted it but I was salivating when I read your entry.

mob1900 said...

Powerful pictures, may these pictures be the last horror ever captured on film...

tokasid said...

Mob1900: TQ.But at the rate things are happening around the globe, most probably more pics will appear not on film but digitally bro.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Korean. (I don't know English. So I wrote in a stiff style. Sorry.)
I vistited this blog to gain the picture that 'coup d’├ętat in Spain in 1981'.
Thank you to enter a picture which is pro-democracy movement in Korea in 1987.