Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Who's to blame for the Spokane MLK parade bomb?

As you may have heard, a bomb was discovered on Monday along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington.

According to the FBI, the bomb was "a potentially deadly destructive device, likely capable of inflicting multiple casualties." In other words, as one FBI agent put it, it was an IED, an improvised explosive device, just the sort of thing that has taken so many lives, including so many American military lives, in war zones like Iraq. 

Indeed, that same agent, Frank Harrill, the head of the FBI's Spokane office, described the attempted bombing as "domestic terrorism." "Clearly, there was some political or social agenda here," he said.

Yes, clearly -- an agenda more than likely directed at those who would attend an MLK day parade.

Needless to say, with no known suspect(s) so far, it's far too early to blame anyone, though of course we can easily speculate as to the politics of the would-be bomber(s).

But I'm sure Sarah and Glenn and Rush and Sean and the rest are already planning their next move. Still trying to deflect any and all responsibility for the Arizona shooting, including for the violent right-wing culture that lies behind it, they may just tell us that liberals were behind this act of domestic terrorism and that the Democratic Party will defend the terrorists just as they do al Qaeda.

Because conservatives, of course, are peace-loving, violence-hating do-gooders who would never, ever, ever spill blood.

And MLK was a Teabagger, right?

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