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  •  why are these threats not classified as terrorism? (11+ / 0-)

    By any measure these threats are intended to terrorise the target for political purposes. The DOJ has got to at least come out and state unequivocally that they intend to treat deaths threats and threats of violence targeting individuals for political purposes as terrorist acts to be pursued with all the copious tools the Republicans have forced upon them.

    This dangerous habit would end in 24 hours if these bozos realised they might spend serious prison time. The fact is that the targets have no way of knowing which of these might be a prelude to action. As the IRA commented after Thatcher escaped a bombing in Brighton - "We only have to get lucky once - you have to be lucky all the time".

    The emails should be easy to trace back - and a few prosecutions would do more than any hand-wringing or crocodile tears to bring the temperature down.

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