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  •  What people are missing is that even if (3+ / 0-)
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    this was an Islamic terrorist, they have been able to leverage the right wing toward their desired ends (even if those are simply deflection).

    Boston
    Tax day
    Patriots day
    "Right Wing" assumptions

    Say it is an Islamic terrorist, or just some other nut. They knew very well that the current right wing rhetoric, its dominance and position in American society, and its general tenor could be used to aid them, even if only in concealment or deflection.

    That speaks to the sins of the right wing and its partial complicity here, whether the bomber is actually a right wing American or not.

    -9.63, 0.00
    "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

    by nobody at all on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:38:29 PM PDT

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    •  You really think that Islamic terrorists would (4+ / 0-)

      Think about using right wing rhetoric as a shield?  If this were the actions of an Islamic terrorist group, they would have most likely already claimed responsibility.

      You may be giving too much credit where credit isn't deserved.

    •  Now Islamic terrorists are playing 11d chess? (6+ / 0-)

      Popular game, apparently.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 02:02:20 AM PDT

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      •  Um, let's say for the sake of argument (1+ / 0-)
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        that they are Islamic terrorists.

        I find it hard to believe in that case that chose that place and that date entirely coincidentally, with no knowledge of the meaning in this country.

        People here keep saying "don't speculate about RW groups, it could be an Islamist!"

        But within the bounds of everyday reason, then, we then have two explanations:

        - It was a RW group that chose the date and place for obvious reasons

        - It was an Islamic group that chose the date and place with knowledge of its significance in US public discourse, one that exists thanks to RW groups as of late

        Either way, RW groups have played a role in the politics of the terror.

        -9.63, 0.00
        "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

        by nobody at all on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:04:12 AM PDT

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