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The Boston Bombing Was Terrorism: A Response to Steven Kurlander

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On Saturday, the Huffington Post posted an article by Steven Kurlander titled 'A Lesson of the Boston Bombings: Stop Classifying Criminal Anarchist Violence as Acts of War.' It's a ridiculous title, but one that sums up the article's argument perfectly. The article, unfortunately, is the sloppiest piece of opinion journalism I have read on the Boston bombings outside of the New York Post.

The Boston Bombing Was Terrorism: A Response to Steven Kurlander

Adam Jung
Artist and Industry Relations for Occupation Records

On Saturday, the Huffington Post posted an article by Steven Kurlander titled 'A Lesson of the Boston Bombings: Stop Classifying Criminal Anarchist Violence as Acts of War.' It's a ridiculous title, but one that sums up the article's argument perfectly. The article, unfortunately, is the sloppiest piece of opinion journalism I have read on the Boston bombings outside of the New York Post.

In it, Kurlander makes the argument that the bombing was not an act of terrorism, but a criminal bombing carried out by anarchists, stating "the Tsarnaev brothers were nothing more than immigrant anarchists carrying on a tradition of political violence."

The first claim, that the Boston bombing was not an act of terrorism seems silly to have to argue. A bomb was set off at a crowded civilian event by individuals believing it furthered their political and religious cause. According to the Washington Post, the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed him and his brother were motivated by America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is literally textbook terrorism.

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The Boston Bombing Was Terrorism: A Response to Steven Kurlander
Authored by: ArchStanton on Saturday, May 04 2013 @ 01:41 PM CDT

So what comes after farce?

A: Drivel.