Monday, May 24, 2010

It is NOT Terrorism When White Guys Do It

Or so the media and the Right would like one to believe. It is just another pack of "lone wolves" who have anti-government sentiments and target local law enforcement.

NY Times:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An antigovernment Ohio man who had had several run-ins with the police around the country was identified Friday as one of two people suspected of gunning down two officers during a traffic stop in Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Police on Friday identified the pair — killed Thursday during an exchange of gunfire with the police — as Jerry R. Kane Jr., 45, of Forest, Ohio, and his son Joseph T. Kane, believed to be 16.

About 90 minutes before the shootout with the police, Sgt. Brandon Paudert, 39, and Officer Bill Evans, 38, were killed with AK-47 assault rifles after stopping a minivan on Interstate 40 in West Memphis, Ark., the authorities said.

Sounds like another case we all know well, the Beltway Snipers that had this country in a state of horror. Yet why don't we hear it characterized as terrorism by the Right? If this isn't an act of terrorism then I don't know what is. The Right would like everyone to close their eyes and ears to this, but it is apparent over the past year this is not an one off occurrence. Whether it is a religious fanatic family, a IRS hating pilot or militia members "protecting our freedoms" the extremism in this country is growing at an alarming rate.

So let's call a spade a spade here. Yes we do have the threat by Al Qaeda, but there is a growing threat to our nation and it is coming from within. They don't scream "Jihad!" and they don't love "Allah"; they are white guys with guns who harbor a deep seeded hatred and paranoia of government.

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Update: Talking Points Memo has more.

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