Would a suitable white American bomber please stand up and make this Salon scribe a happy guy?

The Blaze

Dear David Sirota:

Friday, April 19, 2013 must have been a tough day for you. We know how very much you wanted whoever was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings to be a white American.

In your eyes, white non-Islamic terrorists get ye olde pass as mere nut jobs operating solo while terrorists who pray facing Mecca five times daily and possess darker skin are castigated as soldiers of global terror networks. Which led you to conclude:

Because of these undeniable and pervasive double standards, the specific identity of the Boston Marathon bomber (or bombers) is not some minor detail -- it will almost certainly dictate what kind of governmental, political and societal response we see in the coming weeks. That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. Why? Because only in that case will privilege work to prevent the Boston attack from potentially undermining progress on those other issues.

I would assume, then, that the killing of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the capture of his younger brother, Dzhokhar, kind of bums you out.

Whoa...calm down, friend...

 

 

 

 

Well, yes, I am "talkin' to you," in a manner of speaking...

Anyway, I thought we'd dig a little deeper here and get to the bottom of what might satisfy your peculiar penchant regarding the bombers' ethnicity and nationality.

Because while you clearly wanted these guys...

Would a suitable white American bomber please stand up and make this Salon scribe a happy guy?

APTOPIX Boston Marathon Explosions Suspect

(AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...to be of the ilk of this guy...

Would a suitable white American bomber please stand up and make this Salon scribe a happy guy?

timothy mcveigh hed shot

 

 

 

 

 

...and--pure speculation here--wouldn't it have been great if a little bit of this guy...

Would a suitable white American bomber please stand up and make this Salon scribe a happy guy?

hitler hed shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and this guy...

Would a suitable white American bomber please stand up and make this Salon scribe a happy guy?

stalin hed shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

...had been folded into the mix to spice things up?

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