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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Charge Them With Terrorism

A Liberty University student, and at least three others should be charged with terrorism.

A small group of protesters gathered near the funeral services to criticize the man who mobilized Christian evangelicals and made them a major force in American politics -- often by playing on social prejudices.

A group of students from Falwell's Liberty University staged a counterprotest.

And Campbell County authorities arrested a Liberty University student for having several homemade bombs in his car.

Nice one there eh? Is that what they teach you at Liberty University?

The student, 19-year-old Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service. The devices were made of a combination of gasoline and detergent, a law enforcement official told ABC News' Pierre Thomas. They were "slow burn," according to the official, and would not have been very destructive.

Making bombs to stop protesters from disrupting a funeral? How insane has this country become that someone decides to make bombs to stop others from expressing themselves in what I can only assume is a non-violent manner?

And for the record Mr. or Ms. Officer, it doesn't matter if it was slow burning or wouldn't have been very destructive. The point is, bombs were made with the intent to stop protesters. We don't know that nobody would have been harmed had these bombs exploded. We don't know that nobody would have been killed had these bombs exploded. Stop trying to lessen the seriousness of what this man and others did.

"There were indications that there were others involved in the manufacturing of these devices and we are still investigating these individuals with the assistance of ATF [Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms], Virginia State Police and FBI. At this time it is not believed that these devices were going to be used to interrupt the funeral services at Liberty University," the Campbell County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

Three other suspects are being sought, one of whom is a soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., and another is a high school student. No information was available on the third suspect.

Wow, another "great" example set by our lovely military!! Did he get that bomb-making training while in the military?

What these people did amounts to terrorism. They should be locked up for life in my opinion. But I'm sure that the soldier will be awarded the Medal of Freedom (joking) for what he did. And I'm sure the others will get off with just a slap on the wrist.

By doing what they did, they're sending a message to the rest of the country that it's perfectly acceptable to threaten others with whatever weapon(s) of choice (this one being bombs) if you don't agree with them. Now the law needs to send a message to them and the rest of the country by locking them up. It's not only not acceptable, it's criminal. By definition, they are TERRORISTS and should be treated as such!!

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4 Comments:

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger LET'S TALK said…

    I will be really surprise if these guys are not charged with terrorism. This type of action fits the profile for such a charge.

     
  • At 4:39 PM, Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said…

    Great post! I agree they should charge them with terrorism. If it were me or you we WOULD be charged so why not charge them? Fuck all this only certain people can do stuff crap!

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger Ron said…

    Of course its terrorism. Still, I would have applauded had one of those bombs taken out the Fred Phelps gang.

     
  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    When I first saw the headline for this story, I thought for sure I'd be reading about how they claimed that one of the anti-Falwell protesters called in a bomb threat or something similar.

    I can't say that I'm surprised that a Falwell follower would do something like this. They're all fucking insane!!

    Funky is right. If it had been one of us, there would be no question about charging us with terrorism.

     

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