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Apr 17 2013

Beck: American Terrorists Only Target Government

Glenn Beck went on the air shortly after the bombs went off in Boston and immediately declared that it must be Islamic terrorists because American terrorists never target groups of people, only the government. Apparently he’s never heard of the Olympic Park bombing by Eric Robert Rudolph. Or any abortion clinic bombings. Or the targeting of scientists who do research on animals.

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  1. 1
    criticaldragon1177

    Ed Barton,

    Yeah here in a America we have a more civilization breed of terrorist. Give be a break Beck. Even Timothy McVeigh who was an American and did target the government, didn’t care that innocents would be killed. Why wouldn’t some psychopath, regardless of his nationality, or religion, do this, if he thought it would get him what he wanted? We have no suspects yet. For all we know maybe this was just some guys’ sick idea of fun.

  2. 2
    composer99

    Yes, because in the United States “the government” consists of wholly evil non-people who deserve to be blown up whenever they displease the freedom-loving citizenry.

    What a despicable crock of shit from Beck.

  3. 3
    carlsonjok

    As I sit here 2 blocks from the Oklahoma City Memorial, I have to wonder what those 168 chairs are supposed to symbolize, if not people.

  4. 4
    jamessweet

    What the fuck. Grrrrr.

  5. 5
    smhll

    @3

    Yeah, that’s what I was going to post. A government building with a day care center in it, a totally ‘fair’ target for a citizen with a beef against the government.

    (I remember the good old days when student radicals only bombed buildings at night, believing them to be empty.)

  6. 6
    Phillip IV

    Yeah, Beck and his consorts are in a right little quandary, here. As long as the skin color of the perpetrator isn’t yet known, they just don’t know which knee-jerk reaction to go for: “This despicable, heinous crime proves beyond a doubt that Islam is a religion of murder and mayhem that should be wiped from the earth” or “It is tragic that socialist governmental overreach has reached a level where some poor patriot saw no other way than resorting to violence.”

  7. 7
    dingojack

    Here’s the names of some of them evul government types killed in Oklahoma City:

    Baylee Almon, 1, Oklahoma City

    Danielle Nicole Bell, 15 months, Oklahoma City

    Zachary Taylor Chavez, 3, Oklahoma City

    Dana LeAnne Cooper, 24, Moore

    Anthony Christopher Cooper II, 2, Moore

    Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr., 6 months, Midwest City

    Aaron M. Coverdale, 5.50, Oklahoma City

    Elijah S. Coverdale, 2.50, Oklahoma City

    Jaci Rae Coyne, 14 months, Moore

    Brenda Faye Daniels, 42, Oklahoma City

    Taylor Santoi Eaves, 8 months, Midwest City

    Tevin D’Aundrae Garrett, 16 months, Midwest City

    Kevin “Lee” Gottshall II, 6 months, Norman

    Wanda Lee Howell, 34, Spencer

    Blake Ryan Kennedy, 1.50, Amber

    Dominique Ravae (Johnson)-London, 2, Oklahoma City

    Chase Dalton Smith, 3, Oklahoma City

    Colton Wade Smith, 2, Oklahoma City

    Scott D. Williams, 24, Tuttle

    Those them evul, evul government toddlers!!! You just wished you got to kill and rape ‘em in the 80′s, right Mr Bek?

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    Dingo

  8. 8
    Raging Bee

    …or that daycare center in the Murrah Federal Building in OK City.

  9. 9
    raven

    ..
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    ..Boston Marathon investigation: FBI may have suspect in bombings; arrest imminent
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    .By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News
    National Affairs Reporter
    Authorities believe they have identified a suspect from video footage in the Boston Marathon bombings, Reuters reported Wednesday. An arrest is imminent, according to the AP.

    The FBI is holding a press conference at 5 p.m. and is expected to announce the news then. CNN reported that the breakthrough in the investigation came from analyzing department store surveillance video and video from a news station.

    Might be good news.

    And we won’t have to wonder or guess any more.

    It’s odd, if they have a suspect, that they even…have a suspect. Seems to me, a smart killer would have fled immediately. You can go a long ways in a few days.

  10. 10
    Abby Normal

    Just to drive home the point, here’s a partial list of non-Islamic American terrorists with non-government targets from just the past 10 years.

    * Bryon Williams: Attempted, using pipe bombs, to kill ACLU workers
    * Wade Michael Page: Sikh temple shooting
    * James J. Lee: Attack on Discovery Communications headquarters
    * Lucas John Helder: Placed pipe bombs in mailboxes in five states
    * Jim David Adkisson: Unitarian Universalist church shootings
    * Kyle Shaw: Bombed a Starbucks
    * Kevin Harpham: Attempted to bomb a Martin Luthar King Jr. Day parade
    * Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, Sgt. Anthony Peden, and Pvt. Christopher Salmon & Pfc. Michael Burnett: The group planned to poison an apple orchard in Washington State, seize control of Fort Stewart, and blow up a dam
    * Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman: Neo-nazi’s arrested while planning an attack on a predominately African-American high school and assassinate Obama
    * Alabama Free Militia: Arrested while plotting machinegun attacks on Mexicans
    * William Krar: Tyler poison gas plot

  11. 11
    Raging Bee

    Oh, and don’t forget the KKK. I never heard of them targeting “government” exclusively.

  12. 12
    D. C. Sessions

    I have to wonder what those 168 chairs are supposed to symbolize, if not people.

    Silly, those are the number of hours that The Government claims as its share of your week.

  13. 13
    lordshipmayhem

    Bath School Disaster.

  14. 14
    meursalt

    All those counterexamples you guys are citing aren’t “real” American terrorists!

  15. 15
    busterggi

    ” Apparently he’s never heard of the Olympic Park bombing by Eric Robert Rudolph. Or any abortion clinic bombings.”

    oh he’s heard about them but those were done by white Christians and therefore count as god’s work, not terrorism.

  16. 16
    Olav

    Carlsonjok #3:

    As I sit here 2 blocks from the Oklahoma City Memorial, I have to wonder what those 168 chairs are supposed to symbolize, if not people.

    Thanks for posting that link.

    Can I just say I think that is a very lovely monument for the victims of that atrocity? Well perhaps “lovely” isn’t exactly the word to use, but you know what I mean.

  17. 17
    fifthdentist

    @ 6, it’s also possibly a “false flag” operation that Obama can use as an excuse to seize patriots’ guns and impose a gay/Muslim/atheist dictatorship.

  18. 18
    siveambrai

    There’s also the Unabomber who went after airlines and universities primarily. Although we know Beck doesn’t care for academics what did the poor airlines do to him?

  19. 19
    Raging Bee

    …and impose a gay/Muslim/atheist dictatorship.

    With all the women wearing fabulous burqas designed by the Queer Eye crew as they watch Dawkins overseeing the nationalization of all places of worship?

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