Man's Inhumanity to Man

Many and sharp the num'rous ills 
Inwoven with our frame! 
More pointed still we make ourselves, 
Regret, remorse, and shame! 
And man, whose heav'n-erected face 
The smiles of love adorn, - 
Man's inhumanity to man 
Makes countless thousands mourn!
        ~ Man Was Made To Mourn, Robert Burns

Today the streets of Boston, Baghdad and Bahrain bear witness to the validity of Rabbie Burns dirge more than 200 years since it was penned. As ever, sadly, it is the innocent who pay the price.