Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Co-Exist Bombers: A Steyn Marksterpiece on Boston

Mark Steyn is the greatest living political essayist in the world.

At least someone has the moral clarity and testicular fortitude to clearly articulate the painful truths learned from the recent Boston terrorist attacks.

Read "The Co-Exist Bombers".

"The politicization of mass murder found its perfect expression in one of those near-parodic pieces to which the more tortured self-loathing dweebs of the fin de civilisation West are prone. As the headline in Salon put it, “Let’s Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber Is a White American.” David Sirota is himself a white American, but he finds it less discomforting to his Princess Fluffy Bunny worldview to see his compatriots as knuckle-dragging nutjobs rather than confront all the apparent real-world contradictions of the diversity quilt."

Ponder the following statement of regular Americans in Boston, simply 'co-existing':

"Neighbours said that Mr and Mrs Russell had been "very supportive" of their daughter's decision to take up Islam, which saw her begin wearing a veil covering her hair, in line with Muslim practice.
They said Ms Russell appeared not to return to university after her conversion and the birth of her daughter, who is thought to be called Zahara."

Consider this:

The FBI had already interviewed the two brothers.

 In fact:

"This is an issue they've had in the past."

"They interviewed Carlos Bledsoe in Little Rock, Ark., before he shot up an Army recruiting station in 2009. They were also looking into Major Hasan Nadal before the Fort Hood shootings."

"However, the FBI has maintained in those incidents that they took all the steps they were asked to and were allowed to under the law."

And we are supposed to be surprised that there has been another attack on American soil?

As Steyn points out:

"The Tsarnaev brothers had spent most of their lives in the United States, and lived the diversity dream. They seem to have had a droll wit when it comes to symbolism: Last year, the younger brother took his oath of citizenship and became an American on September 11."

"And, in their final hours of freedom, they added a cruel bit of mockery to their crimes by carjacking a getaway vehicle with a “Co-exist” bumper sticker."