The incident is being investigated as a possible terrorist attack
How about just a plain, old attack?
Ban trucks or stop the war profiteering?
And all that fear-mongering rhetoric about WMD’s… Next up, re-instatement of the red, orange danger" notifications ala Rummy. Sowing discord, ramping up the fear rhetoric, dismantling social safety nets exacerbating ever-increasing levels of poverty, etc. undermines our democracy, destabilizes an already precarious society, and pushes people to do extraordinary things that they would otherwise never even think of doing…they have nothing to lose.
What about the people who die everyday from opiates, accidents, cancer, etc.? Why are rare deaths from terrorism given so much attention?
I advocate both.
So the government can use the situation to eradicate even more of our civil liberties by promoting their “solutions” to “our” fear.
Although I have absolutely no proof whatsoever, would it surprise anyone if this was found to be another false flag? Seems to be a lot these disasters lately, conveniently spread out around the most densely populated areas of the country. Houston, South Florida, northern California, Las Vegas, New York. How long before we just give up and let the government “protect” us, because we’re too paralyzed by fear to move?
Because deaths from terrorism make the MIC a lot of money.
Exactly. One thing I have learned recently is that elements inside the U.S. government are willing to have Americans die to achieve goals that you stated. I am thinking more fear equals more removal of liberties, and more raping, and pillaging of the U.S. Treasury, more incarceration equals more money for Wall Street, and so on…
My educated guess would be: To keep the fear in the general population alive. Fear has since time immemorial been a formidable tool to oppress people…
The Mueller investigation is ongoing. I expected a “bigger event” to happen…
The government is “protecting” us. Full force./ Courtesy of the Patriot Act and the NDAA, both designed to dismantle/override the US Constitution…
Tragically, another of our chickens coming home to roost.
Soon enough and sure enough it will. Wait and see.
Diverts people’s attention from the thousands dying from the opioid epidemic, while living the “American Dream”.
You guys in damage control mode already?
Notice the operative phrase “no proof whatsoever”
I find this attack especially depressing because I know the bike path so well and have such happy memories of it. But I cannot ignore the reality that only a few blocks south, George Bush stood at the ruins of the World Trade Center and announced a national commitment to mass murder when he proclaimed that those who attacked the towers " would hear from us." He then proceeded to order the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq which continue to take more and more innocent lives - numbering at least in the hundreds of thousands and probably in the millions. Those 9-11 murderers were believing Muslims and in response, the US for the past 16 years has attacked countries whose responsibility was limited to sharing the Muslim religion, and established torture chambers in many parts of the world and a concentration camp at Guantanamo strictly for Muslims.
The little noticed US-backed campaign against ISIS in Iraq this year has claimed even larger numbers of innocent lives after Trump left all military decisions in the hands of “his generals.” And the genocidal war on Yemen continues with massive US support, while new killing grounds are extended into Africa. As long as we Americans accept the twisted logic that Muslim families need to be killed to keep us safe, the world will be filled with the kind of murder that we saw yesterday in New York City.
This had to be the dumbest “terrorist attack” in history. That bike path is very heavily used most times, but he drove down at the slowest point in the day. And, this is Manhattan, there are more people on a typical crosswalk than were on that bike path.
Then, he gets out of the truck with a paint ball gun?!? He couldn’t get an actual firearm anywhere in the US?
If his name was John Smith, this would be a case of a poor deranged homicidal person. But, he has that beard, so it is terrorism.