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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sarah Palin's Cartography of Terror Revisited

Sarah Palin just took down her Web site that had gun crosshairs on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who, along with several others, was shot by a conservative, right-wing nut job identified as 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner in Arizona earlier today, but here's a screenshot.

Screenshot of Sarah Palin's cartography of terror

Interestingly, last year, Rep. Giffords, in an interview with MSNBC, said this of Palin's map:  "For example, we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action." How prophetic and premonitory!

These bloodthirsty, gun-loving, hate-filled American conservatives are no different from the murderous Muslim extremists they love to hate. But why isn't the media calling it what it is: domestic terrorism? Oh, I get it: it is "terrorism" only when it is committed by a Muslim.

Below is a picture Jared Lee Loughner

Face of a murderer: Jared Loughner
A friend just called my attention to what Sarah Palin said on March 28, 2010 in addition to her cartography of terror:

“In the battle, set your sights on next season’s targets! From the shot across the bow – the first second’s tip-off – your ………leaders will be in the enemy’s crosshairs­­­­, so you must execute strong defensive tactics. You won’t win only playing defense, so get on offense! The crossfire is intense, so penetrate through enemy territory by bombing through the press, and use your strong weapons – your Big Guns – to drive to the hole. Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win.”



These are frightening gun metaphors. She must be smiling contentedly now that her wish has materialized literally.

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