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FBI Says Jewish Community Not Targeted In Texas Hostage Standoff

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by esmith, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. esmith

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    Sure, could be.
     
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    gee...that's a relief. Imagine what he would do if he was targeting the Jewish community. He might try to take over a place where there are generally exclusively Jews like an...um...forget it.
     
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    I mean, if people can claim that a white supremacist shooting up a Christian church with predominantly African American Christians present was not motivated by racism or bigotry, then they can claim that an Al Qaida member taking a synagogue and its Rabbi hostage was not motivated by antisemitism.

    What's good for the goose, is good for the gander.
     
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    Imagine the chances of him just walking into a Synagogue and not one of the numerous Churches dotting the wider area.

    What a coincidence.
     
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    This news item came up at dinner last nite
    (because 4 of the 5 here are Asian).....
    Woman pushed to her death at Times Square subway station

    We noted that the media made a big deal of
    the woman attacked being Asian. Yet in the
    details, the same deranged attacker first went
    after a non-Asian woman, but she noticed him,
    & avoided him.
    People's motives aren't always so easily determined, eh.
     
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    I mean, it is Texas, so people aren't gun-shy, yet...this:
    WhatsApp Image 2022-01-16 at 15.52.03.jpeg
    (Note: after the hostages were released, he updated the post appropriately).

    Point is, perhaps some minimal info gathering would be enough to target this place and not nearby churches. Guess we'll never know.
     
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    Sounds rather made up. Anything to verify the claims?
     
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    The story is in accord with what I heard his motives were. But I have to wonder how many commenting here read that linked story in the OP or read a similar detail-rich story.

    And in any event, first reports of horrible stories like this one frequently have errors in them.
     
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    If the FBI tells you something just assume that the opposite is true and you will probably be proven right in a week or so.
     
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    Why are you sharing this post? What kind of message do you intend to send with that?
     
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    Also in that social media based opinion piece....
    Critics are slamming the FBI as 'solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party'
    It still seems a bit early to fully divine the hostage taker's motives.
    BTW, I've accused the FBI of corruption in particular areas, eg,
    civil forfeiture abuse, but I don't know their reasoning in this case.
     
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    I think I understand the FBI's intent but its statement was poorly worded and has been since walked back. The parts about funding etc are completely alien to me and I ignore them.
     
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    One thing about this whole affair is curious, though: Why is a woman serving a criminal sentence in the US for attacking US service members as a combatant in Afghanistan?

    Is fighting a war against the US considered a literal crime in America?
     
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    Consider the venue of her attempted killing.
    Who is Aafia Siddiqui, the federal prisoner at the center of the Texas hostage incident?
    Perhaps it's because she wasn't on a battlefield.
     
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