Monday, May 09, 2005

If we really had declared war on an abstract noun, this mad bomber would be on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists List

"Cuban Exile Could Test U.S. Definition of Terrorist"
- New York Times
- 9 May 2005

After reading that Times article, look at the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists List and you will see from the pictures and the names that anti-Castro terrorists simply don't come close to meeting the FBI's stringent and homogenous ethnic criteria for "terrorists." I guess the message is that you can blow up Cuban airliners with impugnity. If Luis Posada Carriles, who is known to be in the United States, is granted asylum in order to shore up the Bushies' political stronghold in South Florida, then the whole world will know that the "War on Terror" is just another convenient fiction of an administration that has no problems in twisting facts to match its desires.

7 comments:

Francesca said...

This issue has always bugged me. Shouldn't some members of the IRA or ETA be considered terrorists? I guess the US is only interested in the brown ones.

True Blue Liberal said...

I was sort of surprised when I looked up this list. I had expected that they would have been smart enough to add ONE Irishman or Basque or White Supremacist From Utah just to give the [false] impression that this was an even-handed War on a Abstract Noun rather than a Crusade against people named Abdul and Mohammed.

PusBoy said...

. . . the whole world will know that the "War on Terror" is just another convenient fiction of an administration that has no problems in twisting facts to match its desires.

Um, unfortunately, I think the whole world does know this. The people in the Red States just don't care, so long as the queers can't get married.

alan s said...

Liberals should be added as Terrorists. They hate America want to turn it into a Socialist Global Country. That scares me. People that think America is not the Greatest Nation in the World. Should move to Canada or France.

Francesca said...

People who. Have bad Punctuation. Should be Forced to leave America. If they can't Use our God-given language. Properly.

True Blue Liberal said...

Francesca, spoken like someone who has taught in America recently.

I'm actually more impressed that our grammatically-challenged visitor feels that liberals should be labeled "terrorists" for their thoughts when we have illiberal domestic armies claiming god's orders to kill physicians and blow up family planning clinics, but none of them are showing up on the FBIs "terrorist" list.

Does the "War on Terror" have any meaning left? Even the "War on Drugs" declared "war" on a concrete object rather than an abstract concept.

alan s said...

Wow I am hurted by that youse Liberals feel that way. Francesca thats French isn't it? Liberals are the True America Haters. Ouch again.