NBC has identified the greatest terror threat in America.
This might surprise you, but it’s NOT radical Islam. Because that would obviously be racist or something.
As Mediaite’s Alex Griswold reports:
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) January 7, 2017
Let’s get the obvious point out of the way: no, NBC New York has never made a timeline listing every mass shooting carried out by those who follow a certain ideology. When people of those ideology commit those shootings, we are buffeted with assurances that is is wrong and immoral to stigmatize millions based on the actions of a few. That courtesy evidently does not extend to our men in uniform.
The list itself is a bit odd, since there’s a fourteen-year gap between 1996 and 2010 where not a single veteran or serviceman carried out a mass-shooting. Now usually, that’s a pretty good indication that your trend is nonexistent. But NBC dug up three shootings from two decades ago, and if you’re going to smear America’s veterans, why not go the full mile?
…The implication that military service somehow causes mass shootings is even worse considering most of the veterans listed had known motivations entirely devoid of their military background. Micah Johnson was a black militant who believed in race war, Wade Michael Page was a white supremacist who wanted the same. Nidal Hassan… hmm, the timeline forgot to list his motive. Guess it was workplace violence.
You don’t have to be a dyed in the wool conservative to understand why Americans are turning away from the mainstream media in droves. The press has become so ideological that they’re literally erecting straw men to avoid confronting the obvious: that there are clear ties between radical Islam, and terrorism.
Should we be worried about mentally ill veterans? Absolutely. We need to do everything in our power to help those who have sacrificed so much for us, so that they avoid harming themselves or others. But to pretend that they are our number one domestic security concern is pure folly.