Shouldn’t kids be afraid of missiles? Shouldn’t adults be afraid?
Nietzsche said in his book Ecce Homo:
“What does not kill him makes him stronger.”
That sounds reasonable. It does seem that the more we experience these types of attacks, the less afraid of them we are. But there’s another side to the coin too: after writing Ecce Homo, Nietzsche went completely insane. So which is it: the more we experience terrifying experiences, the stronger we are? Or are we just crazier?
After (too) much deliberation, the international community (this time, the US) decides that’s some kind of red line. (Just bombing and shooting tens of thousands of your citizens to death: okey dokey. Gassing them to death: hemming, hawing…we think this might not be ok.)
As such, the US may or may not attack Syria at some point.
Syria’s response: In that case, we’re gonna attack Israel.