In what must be a bitter blow to the Guardian, the BBC, the New York Times and, no doubt, Barack Obama, the Boston bombers have turned out to be radicalised muslims. Not those pesky mythical “white supremacists” that they’d all been crossing their fingers for.
Poor old Obama has resorted to some truly nauseating rhetoric:
“Your country is with you. We will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. Of that I have no doubt. You will run again. You will run again because that’s what the people of Boston are made of…..Tomorrow the sun will rise over Boston. Tomorrow the sun will rise over this country that we love, this special place, this state of grace.”
Well, it’s a substitute for action I suppose. As the Guardian reported, latching on to the obvious threat:
Last month the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group, wrote to US attorney general Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, warning of the “looming dangers” and “growing threat” of “non-Islamic domestic terrorism”.
In a report, the SPLC said the number of “militias and radical antigovernment groups” had grown from 149 in 2008 to 1,360 in 2012. The current moves towards some limited forms of gun control in the US were “likely to swell the ranks of antigovernment groups”, the SPLC said, as similar moves had in the 1990s.
What planet are these people on?