A new friend told me about this story yesterday and I did not sleep much wondering why it had never made the news here?
This was not the kind of story, that could have been forgotten, at least not by me.
If this had happened in the United States, it would have been on every Channel for days on end, as is every other horrific story.
We would have seen it, all day, every day, night and day.
But, there has been nothing on our local News here about this.
So, while I was not sleeping last night and dwelling on this story, something occurred to me.
Could racism possibly have been involved here?
Because these Nurses were all Indian?
God, I truly hope not.
These innocent women were Nurse napped from a hospital in Iraq, it is said, about the beginning of July, yet even though I have multiple Google Alerts arriving in my email daily, geared to Global Culture and Events, this story never came up once, not once!
The 46 Indian Nurses were taken from a Hospital in Tikrit, (Saddam’s old home town) to Mosul by the ISIS.
They were returned recently, apparently unharmed, to an International Airport in Kochi, to the as expected, great relief of their families and friends.
The Nurses were joined on their return home flight, with 137 Indian National’s who had also been held hostage by the terrorists.
There is some inconsistency in the length of their captivity, but sources say that the Nurses had apparently been held for anywhere from a week, up to a month.
Later, a second group of about 50 other Nurses, with the assistance of Iraqi authorities, were quietly evacuated from the danger or conflict zone.
They were taken to a safe location, over a land route, in small groups.
Once again, has this happened to a group of American Nurse’s anywhere, it would have been covered by every News Media Agency, Globally.
Why was this group of Indian Nurses being kidnapped, not made public knowledge here?
As a former Nurse, I can only offer this to end an unnerving story.
Nurses do one thing very well, they take care of those who are sick and need help.
Shame on everyone in the News Media for not making this a Top Priority story, everywhere.
Healers who only help others, have got to be as important as the legions of criminals who now hold our Planet hostage.
This Nurse Napping should have been front page News all over America and the World.
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