8bitagent wrote:It's now been a week and some change. So what's the latest?
Brothers were radicalized on a diet of Alex Jones and al Qaeda's magazine
Reason for the bombing was anti war sentiments
Bombs built from al Qaeda magazine
No evidence via the surviving suspect's word or cell records that the two had any accomplices
Younger brother admits the whole thing
A large part of the narrative comes from the kidnapped white/chinese carjack victim
Thousands of Justin Bieber fans online now have a new idol to wet their knickers for
Even highlights war in the Caucusus/Chechen/Degastani region even tho there's no direct link to it
I wouldn't bet for or against any part of that, except for (a) that if they did it, Alex Jones would make perfect sense to me, in context, for stated reasons; and (b) that it's possible that they did it.
Provisionally, I'll also bet against his admitting the whole thing and al Qaeda magazine, I guess. .
Oh and police/militarized cops/etc acted accordingly. This wasnt even close to martial law.
Show me that they didn't and/or that it was and I'll change my mind. .
Or tell me what justifies insinuating that only someone with an agenda would say that when there's no sign of anything close to martial law, there's not.
Um, did I miss anything? Alex Jones/al Qaeda/anti war inspired, acted alone.
I don't know if they were or weren't inspired by Alex Jones or antiwar sentiments. But both make sense to me. I agree that's bad for Alex Jones and people who are antiwar. And in the latter case, care enough not to remain willfully blind to it, even.
So please tell me how that hurts the cause for peace. I want to know.
. Nothing that even hinted at martial law displayed.
Martial law is the suspension of civil authority and imposition of military rule. So when the FBI, police and Governor of Massachussets are all very visibly running the show and there's no sign that the military is, it's not being hinted at.
A police state usually has secret police. But it might not. What it never has is:
Enough freedom for people to post videos to YouTube alleging that there is one that then stay there unthreatened forever while everybody bickers about it without penalty or loss of rights, standing or property. That's the thing about totalitarianism. No wiggle room
So systematic repression or GTFO. Show me where I'm going wrong.
Whew. Ok guess we can close this thread eh?
Fine. You win. The military's in charge and you have no rights.
I'm plenty unhappy enough with things the way they are already. But it takes all kinds.