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Is the Boston Bombing the “Moral Equivalent” of Drone Strikes?

Posted By admin On April 16, 2013 @ 5:13 am In Commentary,Tile | Comments Disabled

Bill Anderson
Lew Rockwell Blog [1]
April 16, 2013

I have been thinking this through for a while. President Obama was rightly outraged at what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon and I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice. At the same time, however, Barack Obama presides over bomb attacks on civilians, attacks that occur without warning, and attacks that not only kill alleged “militants,” but women, children, and the elderly, especially when the bombings are launched at weddings, which one would think would allegedly be a joyous celebration just as the Boston Marathon has been.

While Obama demands justice in the Boston bombing, he is silent about his own role [2] in setting off bombs in overseas countries. If Sen. Lindsey Graham is correct and the U.S. drones [3] have killed about 4,700 people abroad, then we are talking about something that dwarfs the horror of what happened at Boston.

I am not speaking of tit-for-tat. However, I am sure that the horror that people in Muslim countries experience at a drone strike is every bit as awful as what people experienced in Boston yesterday. I do not believe that we are free to denounce the evil at Boston and cheer on the evil our government perpetrates overseas. We must denounce both or risk being the worst hypocrites on the planet.

 


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[1] Lew Rockwell Blog: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/135665.html

[2] he is silent about his own role: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/drones-obama-rebuffs-demo_n_2869156.html

[3] Sen. Lindsey Graham is correct and the U.S. drones: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/lindsey-graham-drone-strikes_n_2734133.html

[4] Obama: ‘People shouldn’t jump to conclusions’ about Boston Marathon bombing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-%e2%80%98people-shouldn%e2%80%99t-jump-to-conclusions%e2%80%99-about-boston-marathon-bombing.html

[5] Intelligence report identified vulnerability before Boston bombing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/intelligence-report-identified-vulnerability-before-boston-bombing.html

[6] Boston bombing: Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had ‘white supremacist’ literature: http://www.prisonplanet.com/boston-bombing-suspect-tamerlan-tsarnaev-had-white-supremacist-literature.html

[7] Proof Boston Marathon Bombing is False Flag Cover-Up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/proof-boston-marathon-bombing-is-false-flag-cover-up.html

[8] Many Questions Still Left Unanswered About Boston Bombing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/many-questions-still-left-unanswered-about-boston-bombing.html

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