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  •  Remember when we thought Oklahoma City... (5+ / 0-)

    ...was a Middle Eastern terrorist attack?

    I didn't believe the "Saudi national" story from the get-go.  This is as much the militia movement and Eric Rudolph's modus operandi as it is al Queda's.  If it had happened in, say, Kansas City or Chicago instead of Boston, I'd be about 100% certain it was right-wing extremists instead of al Queda extremists (although, honestly, except for the brand-name on their crazy and the color of their skin, are they much different?).

    •  ME terrorists couldn't disavow OKC fast enough. (4+ / 0-)

      It's been a while, so I don't remember all the specifics, but I do remember that one of the major terrorist groups in the Middle East at the time (maybe Islamic Jihad? maybe Hamas, since they hadn't yet "gone legit" at the time?) specifically did not claim responsibility for OKC.

      And in response to the question about whether one brand of extremist is that different from another: A scaup, a merganser and a mallard may have different-colored plumage, but in the end, a duck is still a duck.

    •  More reasons to suspect (3+ / 0-)

      right-wing assholes than al Qaeda:

      1. Patriot's Day -- wanting to make a statement
      2. Tax deadline in much of the country
      3. Massachusetts leading the way on marriage equality
      4. Generally liberal state (Scott Brown's partial term notwithstanding)

      I'd still like to wait and see -- and the fact that no group has claimed responsibility seems to point to the "lone asshole" theory, but if the dude was a powder keg, who lit the spark?

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:44:07 AM PDT

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