And one which is beyond redemption.
A Christian hospital was bombed.
A place already bursting at the seams with hundreds of injured people was targeted by the Israeli Defense Force and blown up, late last night.
It is estimated that well over 800 people are dead.
Among the dead, were great numbers of babies, mothers and civilians, who had nothing to do with Hamas.
So what has this got to do with the west?
There was considerable sympathy for Israel when Hamas broke the lines and murdered hundreds of Israeli citizens who were having a good time at their party.
And with the sympathy came a carte blanche from the United States and the United Kingdom for Israel to seek retribution; even if it meant the deaths of thousands of babies.
But It is pertinent to point out that this isn’t a one-off: we have been here before.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we had the invasion of Afghanistan with the sacking of the Taliban, which was nothing but a precursor for what was to come — the invasion of Iraq.
We all knew back then that there were no weapons of mass destruction as George Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Donald Rumsfeld had previously claimed, but these knaves were absolutely determined to invade and get their hands on the precious resources which the Iraqis sat on.
And we all remember what happened once Saddam Hussein was kicked out of power, when Iraq fell apart literally overnight.
Western intervention gave Al-Qaeda and ISIS, the freedom to wreck not only the Middle-East, but also North Africa.
To anyone who is still reading, you would be forgiven for thinking that western policy makers would be chastened by what took place in Iraq?
It proceeded to do in Libya and Syria in 2011, what it did eight years prior and the results were unsurprisingly, quite egregious.
And should we choose to delve deep into history, the parallels are quite striking.