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  •  Slippery slope to call all these criminal actions (4+ / 0-)

    terrorism when we're in a global war on terrorism that has already abrogated our rights and freedom.  The key is how severely they are punished isn't it?  Or do people want the terror label so the federal government can use the same anti-terrorist tactics in this country it uses around the globe?  

    "Fragmented and confused, we have no plan to combat any of this, but are looking to be saved by the very architects of our ruination."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 01:12:05 PM PDT

    •  The SPLC kind of wants the latter. (3+ / 0-)

      Maybe not with military action but they want the government to set up surveillance programs on these groups. Though, frankly, I have no faith that those programs won't quickly be co-opted to spy on everyone and their dog in short order.

      GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

      by ontheleftcoast on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 01:16:26 PM PDT

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      •  Good points (1+ / 0-)
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        and I have to say, it is really hard not to want to see these idiots attacked by our military.  We do so much damage with that military in the rest of the world, I would love to see Mr Bundy 'droned' or some such.  Hell, what I kinda wanna see (and I know I am just being vindictive in even thinking it) is a whole row of M1 A-1 tanks rolling in, guns at the ready and then the absolute wonder of the gun toting chicken hawks running away and screaming about being killed.

        These people don't respect the United States?  Maybe we should revoke some citizenship here and there, send a few of them off to Somalia or some other such place with no real gubmint?

        And while we are at it - for any Tea Bagger who whines about taxes and gubmint who's currently collecting a check, they should be immediately cut off.  Why should they live on Federal funds when they hate the Feds so much?

    •  america is a country with a long history (13+ / 0-)

      of terrorism--most of it against people of color and the working class and poor.

      why do you think there is a fear by so many to own that fact?

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