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13 June 2009

when is terrorism not, AND when it's your time, it's your time?

two articles i've come across lately that have piqued my interest enough to get me to read them. the first, here, has to do with how americans label terrorism. it is a sad and blatantly racist judgment made by the american people. in short, when is terrorism not? when it's done by a white christian, that's when, or at least, that can be strongly inferred when comparing the two recent cases in this article. please give it a read and let me know what you think.

and here is just a a strange coincidence straight out of "final destination". it's sad that after having missed a huge catastrophe, she probably felt like she got a new lease on life, only to find out each day has it's own dangers.

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Blogger swedish chef dave said...


I arrive in Cairo on the 19th i think, the reason i dont know is Jenny booked everything, so as we get closer to the date we will arrange to have a beer in the town, i don't even know my hotel so this is only provisional, then i travel around everywhere as usual and then back to cairo for a couple of days so we could arrange another or just one beer night, speak to you soon

dave in the navarra wine region

3:31 AM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger themom said...

I have asked the same question of several people. This was the subject of a piece on CNN week before last also. In my humble opinion, both are definite acts of terrorism. Dr. Tiller's murderer (Scott Roeder) was almost totally incited by Bill O'Reilley and the religious right wingnuts - in taking the life of Dr. Tiller. Without going into the "abortion" issue - in itself the act was "terrorism." the converted to Muslim gentleman - also committed an act of terrorism in his assault of the recruiting office and murder of two young men.

The media at times prefers to walk on eggshells, and it appears it is easier to call a black person or foreigner a terrorist, than one of our own homegrown.

Look how long it took to refer to Timothy McVeigh as a terorist. If I recall correctly, the "act" of the Oklahoma bombing was called terroristic, but McVeigh was never referred to as a terrorist till after his conviction.

8:22 AM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger J Ho said...

Stupid American cannot find out our most likely terror attack will be homegrown.

But, then again, there are thousands of terrorists on Wall Street right now. Inflicting more damage than a terrorist attack. 1 Trillion+ in losses is worse than a suicide bomb can inflict.

11:05 PM, June 19, 2009  

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