Monday, March 09, 2009

When white people do it it's "political violence"

I don't think anyone had a problem calling the USS Cole bombing an act of "terrorism," even though it was a military target, so I'm not sure why the New York Times would decline to use the term anywhere in this story.

4 comments:

slouchingtowardbethlehem said...

Um, because Irish-Catholics are a people who have been oppressed for centuries by the British. Was Bloody Sunday a state-sponsored police action or "terrorism"? Maybe you and your capitalist pig friends approve of imperialist brutality, but the non-hating Celts among this find this indictment of freedom fighters a little hard to swallow.

Doyle said...

Show me the terrorist that doesn't think they have a legitimate beef.

slouching said...

I can't show them to you. I'm still trying to smoke them out of their caves. My contention is that this is an example of a freedom fight. Show me a people that have been as oppressed as long as the Irish. It's like an inverted Irish curse.

I got smoked out of a cave once. I immediately crushed two bags of Fritos and a steak bomb.

Doyle said...

Show me a people that have been as oppressed as long as the Irish.

Cubs fans.