The people showing the most emotion about the killings here in Chattanooga have shown little to no emotion about other marines & sailors killed elsewhere in or out of the line of duty. So they must be upset that the killing of US military personnel was done locally.
The people showing the most emotion about the killings here in Chattanooga have shown little to no emotion about other civilians killed here in Chattanooga. So they must be upset that the killings were of US military personnel.
If people were really concerned about the killing of US military personnel, or local killings, we’d be having a lot more constant and bigger demonstrations of concern. So i find it really disingenuous (insincere, dishonest, untruthful, false, deceitful, duplicitous, hypocritical) for Chattanoogans to come out on this one occasion to rally around the killings of military personnel by an interested/involved party.
No, i won’t call Abdulazeez’s killings an act of terrorism: it wasn’t an indiscriminate killing directed at a civilian population. No, i won’t belittle his motivations by calling him mentally insane or reduce his political reasoning by calling him depressed: who living in the MidEast, esp. Palestinians, is happy with the USA’s giant military fist there?
If anything, we should be asking how to stop this spill-over of Palestinian & muslim problems here into the USA. And that brings up the whole question of the USA’s outsider role in the Middle East – which is the real discussion we should be having after the killing of four American soldiers and a sailor here on American soil by a Palestinian.
Nobody’s death should be in vain, and from this location, Chattanooga, Tennessee — a USA concentration camp & starting point of the USA’s racial cleansing, the Cherokee Removal, from their own land, we should pay special attention to the losers in the larger fight for self-determination, political freedom, democracy, and the rights of the militarily-oppressed.
– a U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf ’77-79 living in Chattanooga