At about 3:43 AM yesterday a bomb went off doing minor damage to the historic recruitment office on the Times Square island. Conventional bombs are normally divided into three large categories; Fragmentation bombs are designed so their casing blow into deadly fragments designed to do the most damage to the largest number of individuals. Incinary, designed to do use fire as a weapon, and concussion which is design mostly to damage physical structures. Modified consussion bombs are used to take a position with the minimum loss of life. Yesterday's bombing was done with a bomb meeting the discription of a concussion bomb and it was set off before the morning brought heavier traffic into the area. Dispite these facts, and the White House Statement that bombing "doesn't appear to be" a Terrorist act, Liberals such as the Daily Kos have alreadying begun using the T word in denoucing the bombing.
"It's nothing new for the right to CAUSE or INCITE the violence, or to trigger arranged mob responses, and make sure it all gets pinned on the Left. And the right seems to be able to get the FBI and law enforcement to do this for them as well. Anarchy, chaos, property damage, physical harm, mayhem, murder, militarized police with massive crowd control equipment, are all 'options' the right are eager to use to shut down any potentially energizing movement."
Trigger a mob response at Four AM? Incite violence, I am reminded very strongly of the pepper spraying of Anarchist by "peace keeping" reformist to prevent vandalism to a bank. Violence involves physical pain, injury or death to a living creature, not the destruction of a class window even if it does have Uncle Sam's picture on it. A few year's back American's were pondering why American's were hated in the third world? Could it be because we value the property of American's before the life of third world citizens? That the façade of an orderly peace loving society govern by reason is more important to middle class self-esteem that any substantial effort to create such a society. These are the reasons why the American dream, a mere illusion of democracy, is the nightmare of the rest of the world. As the false hearted Liberal movement commit themselves to denoucning the braking of a pain of glass, the Bush Administration lays the ground work for a proxi war in Latin America. A war Obama and Hillary or as likely to initiate as Bush himself. American's need to go beyond their meaningless self-delusions of being a peace loving people and address the reality that the US is easily the most aggressive militaristic state of our century. To turn our nation away from this path we need to stop acting like children and look at violence as it really effects are world.
Not all violence is terrorism, torturing people is terror, kidnapping people from their home at night, blowing up a wedding party. Terror is just what it says, using fear as a weapon. It's used by maining groups that can't stand up to a superior force in gaining the control of territory. Sabotage is the use of force to attack infrastructure or in other ways prevent buisness as ussual. This third category is were the Times Square bombing would seem to fit in. Instead of looking at this situation in the rational way American liberals so pride themselves on we rather see any act of truly resisting American imperialism as somewhat deranged.
"What you have here is a very frustrated individual, someone who is trying to send a message, but it is a very confused message," said Ray Pierce, a retired New York City detective who now works as a criminal profiler. - New York Times
Any message is obviously about the war, but the point being missing is that we are beyond the point of message. It's been almost a decade and we now need to act.
"The explosion caused minor damage and no injuries. But it prompted a huge police response that disrupted travel through and beneath Times Square." - Associate Press
Disrupting traffic on the buisness day in America's largest city, that means at least for a while no buisness as ussual. This is a more effective act than a dozen people holding signs each week for the past eight years. More effective than a million people gathering in DC on a weekend to send a message to politicians who know nothing will be done if they ignore that message. If liberal's don't want violence they need to stop sending messages and start using non-violent methods to shut down the State and not allow the war to go on.