BTW, what happened in Oregon was terrifying. Why wouldn't it be considered a "terrorist" attack? Is it only "terrorism" when a foreign Muslim or American Muslim kills other Americans? Was Dylann Roof a terrorist when he killed people in a church in Charleston?
In disturbing images posted online, Harper-Mercer, who was born in England and moved to the States at a young age, posed with guns and shared pro-IRA newspaper front pages, an Express.co.uk investigation has found.
He also posted a three-minute video on the social networking site MySpace featuring IRA fighters branding guns and wearing balaclavas.
On his dating profile on the website Spiritual Passions, he wrote that he "doesn't like organised religion". His user name on the dating site was ironcross45 – a possible reference to the Iron Cross, a German military symbol reintroduced by the Nazis.
So was this guy a Nazi-loving, IRA sympathizing jihadist? Does it matter? Apparently to the extremist right wingers in their rush to blame massacres on Muslims it does -- except it doesn't matter when massacres are perpetrated by crazy young white non-Muslim men.
And then there's this guy:
When asked how he would react to a gun massacre if he were president, Donald Trump said:
“You’re always going to have problems. I mean, we have millions and millions of people, we have millions of sick people all over the world — it can happen all over the world, and it does happen all over the world, and it does happen all over the world, by the way, but this is sort of unique to this country, the school shootings. And you’re going to have difficulty no matter what… You’re going to have these things happen and it’s a horrible thing to behold, horrible… It’s not politically correct to say, but you’re going to have difficulty and that will be for the next million years, there’s going to be difficulty, and people are going to slip through the cracks."
After a bit more mush-mouthing he said:
“What are you going to do, institutionalize everybody?… That’s the way the world works, and that’s the way the world always has worked.”
So, do nothing? That’s Trump’s plan. Just accept our worldwide leadership in gun massacres. We are, afterall, NUMBER ONE!