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Old 04-15-2013, 09:25 PM  
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Why did Obama not call the Boston bombings an act of terrorism?

Regardless of who did it, it was a clear act of terrorism. Why did he not call it for what it is?

I listened to Savage a little on the way home from the gym and heard reports that the Boston Police are furious that he (Obama) did not call it terrorism

Also there are reports that they have a Saudi National under lockdown in a hospital and there is a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for a "dark skinned foreign national" which apparently the media is also not reporting.


No matter how politically correct one may be, you cannot pretend terrorism does not exist and you cannot pretend this was not such an act regardless of whom the perp is.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #91
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Yep, it's word that is political and contains subjectivity. Look at Norwegian Anders Brevik who gunned down dozens of teenagers and set off a bomb in central Oslo based on political motivations for a political goal. He was anti-Muslim and pro-Israel. So he was not a terrorist but a "mass murderer."
Christians can be terrorists? Mind. blown.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #92
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I find it offensive that so many people are offended!!
Hahaha, it's the most offensive thing ever!!

No, seriously - it seems like people are just waiting to be offended so they can have an excuse to flex some weird faux-self-righteousness...
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #93
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That's fine, the definition of terrorism seems to be something that no one else can agree on either. I think its useful to have a word to distinguish political violence from the actions of some random psychopath like James Holmes.
I read a little bit of this thread last night, and I got to thinking the same thing. What makes a mass murder a terrorist attack? Does it have to include a bomb? Couldn't going in and shooting people be just as effective? Are psychopaths limited to certain means (guns, etc)? Are terrorists limited to certain means (bombs, etc)? What make something a terrorist attack versus "just" a mass murder? How can you know right away if it's one or the other?
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Christians can be terrorists? Mind. blown.
He reportedly suffers from Narcissistic personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia...

liberals leave that part out when referencing Anders. It doesn't suit their agenda.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #95
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He reportedly suffers from Narcissistic personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia...

liberals leave that part out when referencing Anders. It doesn't suit their agenda.
Christian terrorists/mass murderers can suffer from Narcissistic personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia? Mind. Blown.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #96
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Christians can be terrorists? Mind. blown.
I didn't say that. I don't even know his faith.

Meanwhile, there's folks on the left hoping the Boston bombing was done by either a white supremacist or a tea bagger.
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Christian terrorists/mass murderers can suffer from Narcissistic personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia? Mind. Blown.


He was some weird boy-genius conputer programmer that had started his own conpany and made a million dollars by the time he was like 21. His business started failing in his mid-twenties, and he wound up declaring bankruptcy, had to move back in with his parents, etc. Reportedly, this contributed to his declining mental state...

point is...dude had more problems than religion.
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Meanwhile, there's folks on the left hoping the Boston bombing was done by either a white supremacist or a tea bagger.

****ing dumbasses.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #99
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I read a little bit of this thread last night, and I got to thinking the same thing. What makes a mass murder a terrorist attack? Does it have to include a bomb? Couldn't going in and shooting people be just as effective? Are psychopaths limited to certain means (guns, etc)? Are terrorists limited to certain means (bombs, etc)? What make something a terrorist attack versus "just" a mass murder? How can you know right away if it's one or the other?
He is right though
The motive is what differs terrorism from just random voilence
Not a set in stone definition, but it usually involves targeting one group of people(civilians) to intimidate a different group

Take for example the Columbine shooters
They actually planted pipe bombs around the school, but those did not go off
Had their bombs actually went off and killed more people, it would not of made what they did an act of terror all of a sudden

Terrorist attacks can involve gun violence as well, it is the motive not the method

I dont understand threads like these though
It seems like some people would rather identify themsleves as a republican or democrat first and a human being second
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #100
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Really? I am being ridiculous by calling an act of terrorism an act of terrorism? I am not saying Obama should have speculated who did it. I am saying he should call the act what it is which is an act of terrorism.

WTF is with you? Are you that ****ed up between your ears that you are going to sit here and pretend that this wasn't a clear act of terrorism regardless of who did it?


Did 2 bombs go off at the Boston Marathon killing innocent people?
Did the Police find other unexploded bombs?

Nah, not an act of terror. You're right, we need more fact.

This was clearly an act of terrorism.
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I dont understand threads like these though
They are simply to point out the hypocrisy of the 'Great and Powerful Oz' a/k/a Obama.


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It seems like some people would rather identify themsleves as a republican or democrat first and a human being second
They are mostly the Dems - I'm not a Republican (can't stand politics, actually) but I can't stand the absolute 2-faced hypocrisy that has sprouted from the left-wing.

It would be laughably pathetic if it weren't so dangerous.
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This was clearly an act of terrorism.


Only a brainwashed dumb**** would think otherwise.
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He is right though
The motive is what differs terrorism from just random voilence
Not a set in stone definition, but it usually involves targeting one group of people(civilians) to intimidate a different group

Take for example the Columbine shooters
They actually planted pipe bombs around the school, but those did not go off
Had their bombs actually went off and killed more people, it would not of made what they did an act of terror all of a sudden

Terrorist attacks can involve gun violence as well, it is the motive not the method

I dont understand threads like these though
It seems like some people would rather identify themsleves as a republican or democrat first and a human being second
Agreed. Or automatically point fingers whenever there is no reason to do so.

Anyway, I get the motive aspect of it. I guess what I don't get is how people automatically know. Because it was a bomb at a public event?

And for those of you who are about to call me a dumbass for not thinking it was obvious, that's not the point of my questioning. I, too, first thought terrorism. What i'm wondering is what made me automatically think that?
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