The Leftwing media whores came out of the gate insinuating that the Boston Marathon Massacre was perpetrated by elements from the Right Wing. Here are some typical comments from Chris Matthews:
“[It’s] Tax Day today. That came up. You know, I was thinking of all the iconic events, or being told about them today. Of course, I knew it was Tax Day because I got them in. But of course, it’s Patriots Day. It’s also the Boston Marathon. And would you as an expert be thinking domestic at this point? I don’t think Tax Day means a whole lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or the, certainly not to al Qaeda in terms of their world. It doesn’t have any iconic significance.”
Matthews has a very short memory on two counts. First, it was radical leftists who blew up things in the 1960s. Once they gained power, they didn’t have to blow up thins for kill people. Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn come to mind.
“Ayers first found fame for his involvement in plots to set off explosives at the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a police station, two Army recruiting stations and a New York judge’s home while his family slept inside.”
Second, Islam is all about symbolism.
The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States were done by Saudi nationals on the day of the year that represents America’s emergency number: 9-1-1. The three airplanes used in the attack were American and United, as in the United States of America. The symbolism was purposeful. Attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were also symbolic.
It would not surprise me if a lone radical Islamist was tied into the symbolism and chose April 15th, the Boston Marathon, and Boston in general for their American significance. The Boston Marathon is an iconic American event. Boston is an iconic American city.
Here are some of the comments from today’s objective “journalists.” Huffington Post blogger and Al Sharpton radio producer Nida Khan speculated on Twitter that an anti-government group may be responsible for the deadly bombings: “We don’t know anything yet of course, but it is tax day & my first thought was all these anti-gov groups, but who knows.”
Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times quickly blamed the explosions on the Republican Party because it has held up the appointment of an ATF director. He later deleted the tweet.
It’s as if every liberal writer, reporter, and columnist were following the same narrative, like the overused comedic gravitas meme that commentators passed around when Cheney was chosen by Bush for the vice-president’s job and the description of Mario Cuomo’s speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
The following is from Charles Pierce at “The Politics Blog” at Esquire:
“Obviously, nobody knows anything yet, but I would caution folks jumping to conclusions about foreign terrorism to remember that this is the official Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts, celebrating the Battles at Lexington and Concord, and that the actual date (April 19) was of some significance to, among other people, Tim McVeigh, because he fancied himself a waterer of the tree of liberty and the like.”
He covered himself with “nobody knows anything yet.” But the caveat gives Pierce the opportunity to speculate without having to deal with facts. Even with facts, it wouldn’t have stopped Pierce from making some connection to the right side of the political spectrum.
I won’t speculate as to who is responsible for this horrific crime. Here’s what we do know. Some person or persons in a premeditated manner decided to murder people, not with guns, but with explosives that were used in a criminal manner even though there are most likely hundreds of laws on the books prohibiting their use.
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