Anything but terrorism spin: Boston attack more like Columbine than 9/11

As investigators work to identify the support network associated with the Boston Marathon bombing, there appears to be an effort underway to steer away from calling last weeks bombings an act of terror.

Philip Mudd, a former counter-terror expert, was on “Fox News Sunday” to “discuss the nature of the threat posed by the Tsarnaev brothers and any network they may have been associated with in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings,” according to Mediaite.

In an attempt to associate the Boston attack with the 1999 attack on Columbine instead of a terror event orchestrated by a foreign network, Mudd said.

“What I fear though is that people too quickly categorize this as terrorism. This looks more to me like Columbine than it does like Al Qaeda. Two kids who radicalized between themselves in a closed circle and go out and commit murder. I would charge these guys as murderers, not terrorists… It’s two kids who decided for whatever ideology that they wanted to commit murder.”

An insulting analysis that proves how dangerous so called “experts” can be. I suggest Mr. Mudd try telling the grieving parents of 8-year-old Martin Richard that these two terrorists are just “kids.”

To correctly label the attack for what it is — an act of terror committed on U.S. soil by Islamic extremists — besmirches the legacy of President Barack Obama and the gatekeepers, to include the media, will do all it can to prevent that from happening.


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