If Sabotage of the US Economy is Terrorism, Send the House GOP to Guantanamo



Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

If economic sabotage of the United States is terrorism, then most of the House GOP should be sent to Guantanamo. Not that BuzzFlash at Truthout supports the opening of Guantanamo in any way (we believe it should be closed forthwith), but the members of the House GOP do.  And since they are terrorizing the American economy and precarious financial conditions of so many US citizens with a government shutdown and the threat of not increasing the debt ceiling, they should -- according to the cliche -- get a dose of their own medicine. [...]

But protecting "national security" -- i.e., about 95 percent of the use of that loaded term -- really means protecting the economic interests and dominance of the United States. [...]

So, that would mean those who undercut our economy with zealotry and fanaticism are akin to terrorists.  That would put the House GOP caucus right in there as part of the jihad against the US financial system.

Financially wounding the US by not passing a budget; threatening a default of the US treasury -- these are economic acts of terrorism that threaten our "national security," just like the groups and individuals (who are relatively small in number) who this nation is going broke spending hundreds of billions of dollars to target.

In our own Congress some elected officials who are either wearing tin foil hats or feeling the jingle of campaign money in their pockets from stirring up the primordial pit of emotions in white Americans feeling the multi-cultural society (and resenting a black president) close around them...these congressional representatives are committing an act of terror against US interests. The National Journal even attributes the current government shutdown to what it calls Newt Gingrich's "permanent insurgency."

It's the GOP jihad alright, obsessed with Obamacare for the simple reason that the repetition of its name rallies its troops against the name of a black president and everything they resent in the fact that a person of a different skin color could be president.

Call it racism, call it political opportunism...but by all means call it terrorism against our "national security."

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