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"An Act of Terrorism"

Azera Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 3:33 PM
Oh boy......I'm gonna get in trouble with this one. First and foremost - death to the MF'er(s) that set off those bombs yesterday. Last night after tennis practice (I'm awesome BTW - gag, gag) I got to thinking about the bombing and a notion slowly crept in to my brain that I couldn't keep out. Not only did this seemingly crazy notion creep in, it kinda festered. I got to thinking about how just a week or so ago there were news reports about NSA whistleblowers - one of which (can't remember his name) was actually investigated for espionage, but the Fed's dropped the charges. I trust you know something about this and what the NSA does. For some time now there seems to be a groundswell of opposition centered around the increased level
Azera Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 3:34 PM
of snooping into the private lives of John Doe U.S. citizen. Drones, wire tapping, having to report to the IRS that $11K profit you made selling your Harley, certain aspects of the Patriot Act.....well, you get the picture. And all this extra snooping has what as it's central theme? The Federal Governments contention that they're only doing this to try and catch bad people and the law abiding have nothing to fear. I say Horse-Hockey!!

So how do you answer the opposition to this snooping by the Feds or justify the need for wire tapping or listening in on cell phone calls without a warrant? Would maybe a tragedy illustrate the need for the snooping? A tragedy like........oh.......maybe a bomb going off?

So there - I said it.
Amid the ongoing investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday, President Obama identified the tragedy as "an act of terrorism" in his press conference this morning, following comments made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel having identified the bombings as "a cruel act of terror."

The bombings were a "heinous cowardly act," President Obama said this morning, "and given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism." The President also encouraged strength and vigilance: "The American people refuse to be terrorized."

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