So here’s the breathless reporting from some dingus who calls themself Empty Vessel at Daily Kos, about the bombing at a Social Security Office in Casa Grande, AZ;
Got that? Without knowing who the bomber was, Empty, blames the Right and our inherent racism, and warns his/her readers that the Right has begun our war against the government.
I fear that the bombing today is a sign of what is to come. Just as the violent and secessionist rhetoric of the early 90s culminated in the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, I fear hate radio and Fox News will lead to bombings in red states.
Of course Mr/Ms Empty mitigates those words with “Assuming the bombing today in Casa Grande is the product of right wing extremism….” The problem is that the perpetrator of the bombing was Abdullatif Aldosary, 47, an Iraqi immigrant;
Records from the Arizona Department of Corrections show Abdullatif Aldosary did time in state prison for aggravated harassment case. Details in the case are unclear, but records show he was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court. He was released in 2009.
Of course, we’ll not see a retraction from Mr/Ms Empty or an apology to the right for blaming us for the actions of a single disturbed immigrant who comes from a culture which traditionally settles it’s legal problems with homemade explosives. Mostly, I’m sure we’re not due an apology because our intent is still there, even without any evidence.
So buckle up, the next four years just got longer.