Not sure why, my mind loves to remember dates and times. Not names of people, or places, but the time of day and the date of significant events in my life and the world. I am one of those people who has a clock that projects the time on the ceiling, I always have access to the time, illuminated in red. I am a classic type A when it comes to having a schedule and knowing the date and time.
So while one country in the world is recognizing, celebrating and reporting on progress of the Canal expansion, (from which we will all benefit in the long run), another country the day before August 21st, 2013 is reporting on the killings of men, women and children by lethal gas and toxins.
Excerpt from the Washington Post: