The Department of Justice is scrubbing references of radical Muslim beliefs from the transcripts of calls Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen made to police during his massacre, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday. “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch told NBC. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”
Originally Posted by erictheobscure
Wow, yeah, it's always a strong rhetorical move to say, if this batshit crazy thing happened, you sure might feel differently wave fist and polish gun more furiously
. You say you certainly
hope that something terrible (high numbers! those scary chemicals
--so much scarier than bullets!) doesn't happen. And then you invoke it as your patriotism-boner
inducing horror movie scenario. We have law enforcement systems in place to help prevent an attack of that magnitude. Those systems clearly include screening immigrants and visitors. I certainly hope they work. And perhaps if a terrible attack of the sort you imagine occurs, I would a) feel scared b) feel terrible c) try to understand what happened even if that knowledge doesn't translate to good politics.
(You know, like when a bunch of Saudis killed 3,000 Americans but then we're still totes BFF with Saudi Arabia and we invaded Iraq. But maybe I'm just a bleeding-heart librul because I keep making those pesky distinctions between Muslims, who are all the same)
You're foaming at the mouth. You can't discuss this without letting your emotions take over, clearly. It sounds like you would enjoy Sweden, though. And I don't mean this in a redneck "get out of my country" way, but If I were you I'd hightail it over to Sweden so I could bask in the glory of what my plan will yield 10, 15 or 25 years from now. It seems like a great opportunity to justify your position and reap the rewards.