Death on an unimaginable scale

Dreadful though it would have been if 12 passenger jets had been blown up over American cities, how can this be described as death on an "unimaginable" or "unprecedented" scale? The daily kill rate over the first two months of the Rwandan genocide averaged 11,500. Is that more imaginable because the people were African?

Letter from Rev Jenny Dyer, Coventry, in today's Guardian

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Steve Hayes said…
Indeed, it's not only imaginable, it's been happening in the Near East for the last 6 weeks.

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