Death Toll in Thai-Cambodian Clashes Rises to 12By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 24, 2011 at 11:32 PM ET
BANGKOK (AP) — Military officials say the death toll from three days of clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops over a disputed border area housing two ancient temples has reached 12.
The two latest deaths occurred during an outbreak of fighting late Sunday[…] (New York Times, 2011)
Over Temples? The house of the divine? OF God? Why are there disputes in the name of the Divine? I have to wonder if any thought has been given. What is causing the REaction? Of course violence never seems to be the viable answer-yet when does it make sense? Ever?
In this particular situation…the dispute seems to have a complete lack of logic. It doesn’t matter who owns what. The important fact is that these sacred places are maintained, no? It matters not who OWNS. Any thoughts?