The Pathology of Fear: Blowback is an 'Ill Wind'...

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Fri, 04/19/2013

“This entire week we’ve been in a pretty direct confrontation with evil,” Secretary of State John Kerry

 

“Direct confrontation with evil”? Is that what we call it?  Is that how we are supposed to understand the events in Boston?

When a woman in a village in Waziristan, attending a family wedding, wakes up in the rubble to find her children’s poor ruined bodies strewn around her among the broken flowers, does she think, ‘Good thing they weren’t Americans or this would have been a tragic confrontation with evil…’ And yet he drone strikes continue.  The US continues to pour military hardware into Israel which in turn pours it down on the Palestinian people.  The number of the dead grows.  Palestinians languish in prisons built on their own land.

Around the world the carnage continues; we wreak horror on our own habitat, rendering it uninhabitable – except by the poor who have no choice.

That’s terror.  That’s it’s real face.

What we suffer here in ‘The Homeland’ is madness.

And nothing more.

This morning the country woke to learn that

‘The suspects have been widely identified by law enforcement officials as brothers from a Russian region near Chechnya. But an uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, who lives in the Washington suburb of Montgomery Village, said the men had emigrated almost a decade ago and had lived near Boston ever since.

 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed following a convenience store robbery  overnight, during a car chase and gun battle in Watertown in which improvised hand grenades were tossed from a carjacked Mercedes and one police officer was killed; he was 26 and was the one wearing the black baseball cap in the surveillance footage the FBI released Thursday.

 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the one filmed wearing a white ball cap backwards, escaped and was the focus of a phenomenal manhunt that prompted officials to stop all mass transit systems and order everyone in Boston and several suburbs to stay indoors.’

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