Friday, February 19, 2010

A kooky, misguided grudge

It turns out that yesterday's suicide attack that involved crashing a fully gassed up airplane into a government building was not, not I repeat, a terrorist attack. According to the print version of the local paper, it was a "grudge" that "became deadly."

The paper goes on to explain that the pilot was "angry" and that
in place of the typical portrait of a terrorist driven by ideology. Stack was described as generally easygoing, a talented amateur musician with marital troubles, and a maddening grudge against the tax authorities.
In the same story, a relative of the pilot adds that "a hang-up" was "undoubtedly the reason he flew the airplane against that building. Not to kill people, but just to damage the IRS."

Nope, crashing a bomb into an occupied building in the middle of the business day shows no murderous intent at all, and of course, the target was the IRS, not actual people. No hatred either, just a grudge and a hang-up.

No terrorism to see here folks, move along.