Thursday, December 23, 2010


I have to say that this, if true, really surprises me:

Parcel bombs exploded at two embassies in Rome in a coordinated attack Thursday.... Italy’s interior minister said that an initial investigation indicated the bombs might have been the work of anarchists, and an Italian anarchist group claimed responsibility for at least one of the attacks....

I don't want to get into an argument about specific anti-terrorism measures, especially concerning airport security, because arguments over individual measures are irrelevant here -- our "Islamofascism"-denouncing friends on the right essentially argue that we shouldn't be scrutinizing white people in U.S. airports at all, because, as everyone knows, all terrorists are Muslim.

Well, it appears quite possible that these terrorists aren't Muslim -- that, in fact, they're Caucasian. This wasn't an airport attack, but it's terrorism nonetheless. It sounds like the kind of terrorism that Europe and, to some extent, the U.S. had in the 1970s. Why couldn't that happen again here too, if only just once? From the left or the right?

It's fine that we continue to argue about measures. But if our Fox-y, Atlas Shrugging friends on the right think all terrorists are waging jihad, this may be proving them wrong, and we're not violating their privileged status as white people by patting them down.

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