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  •  I correct you (5+ / 0-)

    so now I'm 'quibbling?'

    When you call it terrorism, you are, by definition, jumping to a conclusion, perhaps even a dangerous one. Clearly, whether or not this is more of a Columbine, tortured-young-person act or more of a militant Islam related act will have a huge impact on the country's and the government's response.

    Hardly a quibble.

    Of course, it's possible (likely) that it will prove to some sort of combination of political and personal motives.

    •  Why are you taking offense? (1+ / 0-)
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      Laconic Lib

      And I said "we" were quibbling.  And you did not correct me; you disagreed.  

      I do view Columbine as a violent crime.  Those kids were acting back against an institution and a group of people for distinct self-imagined slights.  It was some kind of imagined revenge against that specific community.

      But yeah.. this will probably wind up being a combination of motives.  Perhaps we should wait to find out....

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:07:28 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, didn't mean to be sharp (2+ / 0-)
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        a gilas girl, poco

        I'm jury wary of reinforcing the messages coming from the hateful right:

        Peter King sees the attacks in Massachusetts this week as a wake-up call to local law-enforcement authorities to increase their surveillance and awareness of potential terrorists.

        “Police have to be in the community, they have to build up as many sources as they can, and they have to realize that the threat is coming from the Muslim community and increase surveillance there.” The New York Republican congressman tells National Review.

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