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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pilot's Kamikaze Attack on Austin IRS - Why isn't it terrorism?

Have you noticed? When a white guy shoots up a federal building and kills a guard, or dives a plane into a federal building -- like the one that just crashed in the IRS building in Austin -- that it is a "criminal" act.

But if the same thing is done by a Middle East guy, like the Ft Hood Shooter, then it's an act of "terrorism."

Frankly, they are the same and should be treated the same. A domestic terrorist is no better or different than one from a foreign land. Was Timothy McVeigh's blowing up the Murrah building in Oklahoma City just a criminal act? Killing someone because you are "mad" at people or the government is WRONG regardless of your color or country of origin.

It is terrorism.

That leaves the question how to head off these crazy acts. One way is to stop listening to the anti-government hysteria going around. The nut jobs running the "Tea Party" and people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have stoked the fires of irrational thought by giving one-sided, distorted commentary, the equivalent of shouting "fire" in a theater, causing panic. Crazy talk about Secession is tolerated as if it is normal.

Congress reps have done the same, like Iowa rep Charles Grassley falsely saying that the health care reform would result in a death panel for grandma.

It's no wonder why out of control anger is causing people to fly airplanes into a federal buildings, as if it will solve anything. These acts will only injure or kill innocent people.

How to protect yourself? Self defense is the best offense when you don't know what the next nut will do to make a point.

I just wrapped up a Homeland Security convention and posted some thoughts on why our film can even protect from Kamikaze pilots in small aircraft. It's at:

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