Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Which Kind of Terrorist

As the events in Boston unfolded on television on Monday, the natural inclination is to believe that it was a terrorist attack. So much misinformation, as is usually the case, was coming out over the airwaves. As many as 12 dead and 86 injured. Two bombs went off in the span of about 15 seconds. Then they reported that two other bombs were found and dismantled. Another bomb was set off at the JFK library. Most of all of those reports turned out to untrue. The only thing that turned out to be accurate was the two bombs and their timing, but that could be seen on video.

The date? April 15. Also known as tax day. The even Patriots Day. A holiday in Maine and Massachusettes and Boston where they run the Boston Marathon. The actual holiday is April 19, but it’s celebrated on the third Monday of April each year.

The holiday is for the “shot heard round the world” which was the opening of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord. The date is also significant in a couple of other ways. April 19, 1993 is the day that the Branch Davidian “compound” was attacked by the Federal Government killing many women and children along with the leader, David Koresh. David Koresh believed that the government would eventually come and kill him and his people.

Another event is April 19, 1995. Timothy McVeigh pulled a truck up to the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which was loaded with explosives. Many were killed including children in a day care.

It wasn’t long after the bombing in Boston took place that it didn’t “feel” like a terrorist attack from Al Queda. They seem to prefer going after  numerous targets at once, or at least attempting to.

Now we hear people saying they hope it turns out to be a Right Wing Extremist. Oh that term. I could do a mile long rant on that term and comparing it to Left Wing Extremist, but I won’t. At least not yet.

McVeigh apparently had a problem with the government. So he blew up a government building or a building that housed a government agency. He didn’t seem to care about the non governmental people in that building. His cause was more important to him than some innocent people.

Koresh worried about the government attacking him, but he didn’t worry about brainwashing a bunch of people and fathering children by numerous women under his control.

People that bomb abortion clinics may really have a beef about abortion, but they don’t seem to mind certain other lives be it doctors, women getting abortions or girls confused and scared and finding out their options getting killed in addition to the unborn babies that may about to be aborted who’s lives they are supposedly wanting to protect.

These aren’t sick people in my opinion. That gives them an out. Instead, I believe that their cause and reasoning is more important to them than the results of their selfish reasoning. That’s pretty much the definition of terrorist isn’t it? Kill people for your beliefs regardless of any collateral damage and in spite of their beliefs against death or those that they have decided to protect and guide for whatever reason to make others afraid to go against your own personal belief?

You're welcome to comment. 



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