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    • WANDERLEY
    • 20.04.13 | 23:46 (IDT)

    The murder and mutilation of any innocent is always a misfortune - in the United States in Afghanistan, anywhere. Whether committed by a group fighting, by states’ forces, by people unrelated to any organization, politically motivated or some mental maladjustment. Make glorification of heroism of the American people can comfort, but does not help, in order to understand why this happens, a condition to know how and if this can be avoided in the future. I will propose some points for reflection. First: make attacks of this kind in the USA is very easy. I guess no one is surprised when you have more news that a boy or two, white Americans, enters a school with some automatic weapons and produces carnage. There is no difference, in terms of degree of difficulty or loss. Die and are maimed innocent. Die responsible. Difference exists only in the lack of political will. It's easier to buy an automatic weapon in the USA than a piece of meat in a poor country. If you can’t avoi a white American boy ... Second: fight Al Qaeda or another group with political motivation can be difficult, but combat a person politically motivated, without affiliation to any group is much more difficult, if not impossible. The internet is an endless source of knowledge to make it possible to carry out attacks with low technology. And the creativity of the human mind has no limits. Finally, the view that the USA are the guardians of democracy and freedom is far from unanimous. The true history of U.S. intervention in the Americas, the Middle East, Indochina etc., looks nothing like what was produced by Hollywood. There are many open wounds and others that are being opened. I have no illusions about the repercussions of this comment. The chances are that I will be treated like the Taliban treat adulterers. That rain down stones! Ignoring reality does not help to change the reality. Reflect, yes.

    from the article: The Boston bombers have already scored a tremendous victory for terror
    First published 20:40 19.04.13 | Last updated 20:40 19.04.13
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