Just another day at the offices of Mayhem, Incorporated. Violence is as Chinese as egg foo young.
Near the city of Dalian in China, a series of oil-pipeline explosions took out an as yet uncounted number of people. The latest expolisions sent 1,500 tons of oil into a compact 20 squares miles of ocean water. Fires blazed for 15 hours. China optimistically predicts the cleanup will take two weeks. The explosions are being called industrial accidents, but several people are being held for questioning.
Over in downtown France, specifically in Grenoble, people torched cars for two days just for the hell of it before police were able to restore order. All this just because a cop killed somebody for no good reason (as per usual).
In efficient, smoothly run India, two trains collided and at least 35 people died. For India, this is considered population control.
China mine officials were chomping at the bit because there had not been a mining accident all week. Finally, normalcy was restored and 13 people were killed in a mine in Jinta. To top this, 28 miners were killed in another incident when an electric cable caught fire inside a coal shaft. Soon after, 8 miners died in a 3rd incident.
All is normal in Iraq – 45 people were bombed to death as they gathered outside an office to collect their government paychecks. They deserved it. A second attack killed three people outside a militia office. It is not worth asking what inspired the murderers.
At a hotel party in the Mexican city of Torreón, 17 people were gunned down. The question is only this: What was on the menu?