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Syria & the Navy Yard Shootings: Not So Far Apart | Crime

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Syria & the Navy Yard Shootings: Not So Far Apart
    It was just a few weeks ago that Obama was ready to unilaterally lob missiles into Syria because he did not like how its current leader behaved in the world. Yesterday Aaron Alexis, apparently frustrated with how the US military, directly or indirectly his employer over recent years, was treating him, decided to bring firearms into the Navy Yard and kill some people. What's the difference? Both are "workplace disputes;" only the weapons used and scale of possible destruction, not the underlying basic intent and forum, vary. Both are "cowardly acts" - what happens when a person - or a nation - perceives control slipping and feels powerless. It has been this way in this country since 9/11. Top down. Follow the Leader. War and mass shootings. Not so far apart. Think about it...
 

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