Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Terrorism in America

To Bush's ridiculous statement "if we leave [Iraq] they will follow us back here," I say if "they" were to come "they" would find that have to get in line. America already has domestic terrorism. It isn't even categorized as a terrorism, it's much worse than that, it is not categorized at all. From immigration debate to the war in Iraq, this country is refusing to deal with its problems and instead is shifting the blame on others and acting out violently. The barely cauterized wound of racism has opened up and the pus pouring out are groups like the KKK, the Neo-Nazis, and every other nut with a chip on their shoulder.

From an April 26, 2007 Reuters report:
"Bomb found outside Texas abortion clinic" —

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Authorities on Thursday confirmed they had found an unexploded bomb outside an abortion clinic in the state's capital.

From a May 1, 2007 ABC report:
"Hate Makes a Comeback: Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis Target Mexican Immigrants" —

The roiling American border debate over immigration has revived one of the ugliest chapters in American history and become a vital recruiting tool for hate groups, experts say.

The number of hate groups -- from the Ku Klux Klan to neo-Nazis and skinhead groups -- has risen by 40 percent since 2000, from 602 to 844, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks such groups.

And they've turned their jaundiced eye toward Latin Americans, particularly Mexicans, in an alarming number of apparent hate crimes.

From a May 8, 2007 CNN report:
"Exploding device kills man near Vegas casino" —

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- A homemade bomb left on the top of a car in a casino parking garage exploded early Monday, killing a man who tried to pick it up, authorities said.

Experts hesitate to say that the war is causing more unstable violent behavior here in the US. I think that the evidence is clear. From hate crimes to mass murder we are seeing an up-tick in violent behavior in the US. It is more than time for us to bring the troops home and to start finding ways of dealing with our problems by non-violent means. The example needs to come from the top, from our elected officials.


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