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  • delucks345 delucks345 Apr 22, 2013 3:17 PM Flag

    Why is Boston 'Terrorism' But Not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?

    Why is Boston 'Terrorism' But Not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?

    Can an act of violence be called 'terrorism' if the motive is unknown?

    by Glenn Greenwald

    [does] the bombing fits the US government's definition of "terrorism", noting that "absolutely no evidence has emerged that the Boston bombing suspects acted 'in furtherance of political or social objectives'" or that their alleged act was 'intended to influence or instigate a course of action that furthers a political or social goal.'" Even a former CIA Deputy Director, Phillip Mudd, said on Fox News on Sunday that at this point the bombing seems more like a common crime than an act of terrorism.Police officers aim their weapons amid a hunt for two suspects caused officers to converge on a neighborhood outside Boston. (Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP)

    Over the last two years, the US has witnessed at least three other episodes of mass, indiscriminate violence that killed more people than the Boston bombings did: the Tucson shooting by Jared Loughner in which 19 people (including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) were shot, six of whom died; the Aurora movie theater shooting by James Holmes in which 70 people were shot, 12 of whom died; and the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting by Adam Lanza in which 26 people (20 of whom were children) were shot and killed. The word "terrorism" was almost never used to describe that indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people, and none of the perpetrators of those attacks was charged with terrorism-related crimes. A decade earlier, two high school seniors in Colorado, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, used guns and bombs to murder 12 students and a teacher, and almost nobody called that "terrorism" either.

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    • funny how you libs conveniently forget about Ft Hood.... OH Yeah... that's right... Obama and Holder told us it wasn't terrorism but rather it was "work place violence" even though a radical Muslim soldier who was regularly corresponding with a radical Muslim cleric whom Obama eventually did away with by the means of a drone fired missile... no links to terrorism here no was there?... BTW that cleric was a US citizen that Obama and Holder denied due process to and just outright executed along with about a dozen others who were collateral damage

      The body count at Ft Hood was 13 dead and 30 injured... and we know that the motive was jihad

      perfect example of how Obama and Holder are 2 faced pandering POS

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