Like everyone else, I, too, am saddened and disgusted by the Boston bombings that resulted in the death of three people and wounding of some 150 others. Regardless of what motivated the perpetrators to commit such horrible and criminal act, such bombings that result in the killing of innocent bystanders, including children, are not excusable on any grounds whatsoever and serve no purpose other than showing the insanity and cowardice of those who commit it. Such bombings, though not on a scale comparable to the level of killings and destruction that the US government commits in different parts of the world, on a regular basis, are despicable and criminal all the same.
On the other hand, Mr. Obama has no Goddamn right to condemn such murderous acts when he orders similar bombings, regularly. He and others in US government, in either party, have, for ever, lost the right and standing to condemn any such acts. I say to those who kill innocent people: you are nothing but scum, and yes I mean you too Mr. Nobel Peace Prize awardee. Obama said: “The American people refuse to be terrorized”. Other nations don’t mind being terrorized? Is that why you keep raining down bombs on them? Is that why you keep sending bombers and bombs to Israel? State sanctioned murders and acts of terror such as those committed by the US and Israel using drones, fighter jets and cluster bombs are no more justifiable and are even more criminal and despicable than those committed by individuals using a pressure cooker.
I understand the anger and sorrow the American people feel over the bombings and my sympathy goes out to the victims and their families. But, feel this, too: during the senseless and criminal war on the people of Iraq which was waged for no other reason than to expand the control and domination over the region by the Empire, the US military closed the borders of the city of Fallujah and bombed the city relentlessly, killing young and old, men, women and children, in the thousands, to avenge the killing of four US servicemen killed by Iraqi resistance fighters defending their country. The US media wants us to forget that and many others like it and would rather not talk about them, but the Iraqi people and others who have not lost their humanity yet will not. Yes, the perpetrators of the attacks on Boston should be held accountable, but so should George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton and many others.