October 23, 2014

Canadian jihadists

RIP Nathan Cirillo.  A Canadian patriot and soldier, serving a short rotation at a national monument, in what should be a ceremonial guard position - the sort of job that's highlights generally include reminding young people not to climb up on the statue, and posing for tourist photos.  Instead, yesterday, Cirillo was gunned down by a madman with ISIS ties.

And, Canada enters the fray.  Not that they weren't concerned, or involved in the 'global war on terror', but until the hit-and-run car incident on Monday, and this act, they had not suffered the sort of high profile native-soil attack that other nations have endured.

These acts wither in comparison to the horror our, and other, nations have faced at the hand of terrorists.  And yet, we seem to share a common bond in the blathering of media wonks that know just exactly why insane jihadists do what they do:
It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when someone brings a tiny fraction of that violence back to that country. Regardless of one’s views on the justifiability of Canada’s lengthy military actions, it’s not the slightest bit surprising or difficult to understand why people who identify with those on the other end of Canadian bombs and bullets would decide to attack the military responsible for that violence.
How absurd.  Is this reporter actually trying to make a 'they started it' argument to validate some level of understanding to explain the actions of a homegrown terrorist?

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