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Email Doodlings – A rose by any other name

From my friend (and loyal reader) out in Chicago Dayton, Ohio land:

Skip – I realize things get a little fast and loose, but this has been bothering me.  Both the Benghazi incident, and the movie theater shooting in Colorado were acts-of-terror.What makes Benghazi a terrorist act was that is was planned out by a group of people.
To compare the two incidents shows a poor grasp of what actually happened.
I had another take on it:
>> To compare the two incidents shows a poor grasp of what actually happened.No, I have to disagree: it is a deliberate misnaming of events:

  • The Colorado event evoked terror, but it was an act of a madman with mental illness.
  • The Benghazi event evoked terror on the part of those in the consulate, but it was an act of Islamic Jihadism.
The phrase “war on terrorism” is simply an indication of Political Correctness run amok in that the proper things cannot be called by their proper names.  It shows an unwillingness to take on the actual root cause of the problems.
When will we actually call it for what the latter really is: a War, not of Terrorism, but of Civilizations?  Terrorism is merely a tactic; Jihad is the cause.