The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150394 Message #3506247
Posted By: Stringsinger
20-Apr-13 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Unfortunately, aspiring terrorists probably don't give a damn whether TV news talks about them one way or another but possibly relish the publicity. Those whose religious beliefs allow them to blow themselves up so they can meet virgins will not be discouraged in their lunacy.
The problem is that terrorist justification comes from the use of weaponized drones and rogue defense contractors killing innocent women and children in Mid-East countries. No one wants to talk about this. Iraq has been utterly destroyed by the US thanks to George W. Bush.
Fundamentalist Islamists use this as a "chickens come home to roost" argument. They subjugate their women, imprison them with burquas and beatings and honor killings. Do you honestly think this kind of insanity will be discouraging to them? Some of them masochistically cultivate this "discouragement".
There are too many guns on the street, a cowardly Congress, a military industrial complex that makes money off the blood of innocents, and an open door in a supposedly pluralistic society to prevent further happenings like this horrific one.
I fear unless we change our policies in this country, we're just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg, here. How can Obama preach a high-minded sermon when Bradley Manning lies dormant in jail, armed drones fly over Pakistan and other places, Bush torturers are not prosecuted, nuclear proliferation treaties are not honored and Wikileaks is censored and ACORN is blamed, not understood?
Americans are incredibly naive not to address these problems and speak out. Otherwise
this country is asking for it. You can't fight insanity with insanity.