We all know the saying: once is an instance, twice is a coincidence, and thrice is a pattern.
Well, with the third freak, out of nowhere, consecutive tire yard bonfire that went down yesterday I can say with a good amount of certainty that we have officially crossed over from negligent coincidence to a visible pattern of events.
And, I don’t know about any of you, but I’m starting to smell some fish up in here.
Now, as a non-Kuwaiti, I’m not going to pretend to know a whole lot about the deep and complex issues of the Kuwaiti parliament. Most of the discussion that goes on in the parliamentarian scene has no direct impact on me or any concern with my life. So I only find myself paying attention to the events of the parliament when it comes to, for example, certain votes they might make about an issue that interests me or that I think has a large impact on Kuwait’s overall community (to which I belong).
All I know is that it has not been smooth sailing lately. In fact, the Kuwaiti parliament seems to have gone a bit Fight Club. But, again, I’m not that knowledgeable on the exact details so I’m not going to comment specifically on any of the recent parliamentarian conflicts.
The reason I bring it up is because I was wondering if anyone thought someone was trying to perhaps draw attention away from the faulty parliament by, oh I don’t know, setting millions of tires on fire every week or so?
I mean, this is nothing but a loose theory on my end which should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt (and which was only brought to my attention last week by a fellow blogger when yet another tire yard fire went down) , but it could be one of the reasons behind what can now be considered a confirmed pattern.
I’ve personally heard a lot of people that have rationalized these environmentally catastrophic and ABSOLUTELY POISONOUS tire yard fires in this way–saying that they really believe this is an inside job meant to act as a kind of distraction. Now, if this is true, and I’m not saying it is, then how horrible of a human being do you have to be to actually okay this kind of action?
Where does it compute in anyone’s head to permanently scar Kuwait’s environment, endanger the lives of hundreds of brave firemen, and expose Kuwait’s people to a number of extremely harmful and noxious substances, just for the sake of achieving the ‘Made You Look’ effect?
It boggles my mind to even consider someone with that kind of a cruel and unbelievably selfish attitude towards their own country.
Regardless of whether or not this does turn out to be a case of decoy-play, we can’t ignore what is obviously happening before our very eyes. Despite any theories we can come up with, three important facts have become clear and are beyond a shadow of a doubt.
That a pattern is emerging; that the level of damage is escalating; and that it cannot continue to happen.