The day the bombing took place, I looked at the MO and thought it more likely than not to be a Muslim attack. I stated:
There are two ways Boston can go. It can be a liberal mugged by reality and get over its delusional belief that, if America will just do whatever the Islamists want, they will leave us alone, or it can go the way it went with gun control — enacting liberty-limiting laws that do nothing to prevent future tragedies, and allowing its native son, John Kerry, to grovel apologetically before the authors of this bloodshed.
That question remains.
The Chechen angle, however, throws in a twist that ought to have Bostonians thinking even harder than before. Liberals could explain away a Middle Eastern Islamic attack by focusing on Palestinians, Iraq, or Afghanistan. But how do you explain away two boys raised, mostly, in America, attending good schools, and having no connection whatsoever to the Middle East? Is this the moment when some liberals begin to realize that Islam has issues? Or will they once again rationalize this away as two crazy, murderous people who just coincidentally happen to have been Muslims, and who just coincidentally filled their Facebook pages with violent Muslim propaganda?
Good questions, and ones that only Bostonians and their liberal ilk around America can answer.
I’ll say only that, between (a) Kermit Gosnell’s mass murder spree, which the MSM ignored because of its anti-abortion connotations, and (b) the MSM’s repeated missteps regarding the Boston bombing (including their instant “Tea Party murderer” narrative), this has not been a good week for the mainstream media. They, of course, will forgive themselves. I’m just wondering if the American people will be stupid enough to forgive them too.
There’s an old saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But what in the world is left to say after you’ve been fooled a thousand times and keep going back for more? That goes beyond shame into realms of Darwinian stupidity. If Americans forgive again, we deserve what we get.