Was looking down the Facebook wall of someone who requested me as a friend. It all went south when I came across a post about the incident of the Indian officer who used a Kashmiri man as a human shield on the front of his jeep. The post regretted that the video of the event went viral, delivering “a humiliating blow” to the public image of the Indian army, wrongly discrediting it “as an army of occupation that cowered behind human shields.” It went on to say most Kashmiris respect the Indian army “as an impartial & restrained force” & then suggested that opening fire to “disperse the mob” might have been a better course of action for the officer to safeguard the army’s honor.

First we laugh, then we cry, then we block. Amen.