16 Dec 2011
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.
1. - 3. I can't really say that I had any favorite day in these 5 days ! From Monday on I moved myself from bed to computer and computer to bed, because Mr. G. in his generosity had handed me over his cold.
My daily food as a still life.
and my bed table
and a very happy cat acting as nurse to warm me up and also entertaining me.
4. - 5. From time to time I also watched TV and heard about the terrible killing in Liège (about 100 km (62 miles) from Brussels) where a mad man, Nordine Amrani, had thrown 4 grenades into the crowd of mostly students Place St. Lambert, coming out of their schools after the Christmas exams. Fortunately the Christmas market was closed because of strong winds otherwise there would have been even more people in the streets. Amrani was not a terrorist, or a racist or whatever, he was known by the police because of drug and weapon dealing and had a few years of prison behind him. Fortunately he killed himself !
These were the first picture, when he had also thrown a grenade at a bus stop.
This 15 year old boy got a bullet in his belly, and described what he had lived to a journalist. The article above informed us that a 75 year old woman died because of her severe injuries in the night of Wednesday to Thursday. Two 15 and 17 years old boys died almost immediately after the attack.
On Wednesday evening the doctors announced the death of a 17 months old baby. This was terrible to hear the doctor could hardly control his emotion.
Before Nordine Amrani started the killing in Liège's center, he had killed another woman who was found later in his garage. This makes 5 deaths so far because there are still other people in critical states. Over 120 people were injured and brought to nearby hospitals.
Nobody can understand how this happened and why ?? In this little normally peaceful country of just 11 million inhabitants, there are of course crimes but never such once. The only real big criminal we had or unfortunately still have in prison is the child rapist and killer Dutroux.
Police found ten complete weapons and 9500 weapon parts ! In 2007 all his weapons had been seized so he had got them illegally from somewhere, as in Belgium weapons are stricly forbidden and to get a permission to buy one is very difficult.
People who knew him, his classmates in metrology, and also his wife a nurse are all very shocked, apparently he was a very friendly and helpful. One never knows behind what face the devil is hiding !