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Tom Toles

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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    The inhuman race.

  2. Marc Farnum Rendino

    Marc Farnum Rendino said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for skipping yet another “war” reference!

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    The 35 or 40 murders which are committed every day in the United States are ignored as so much “background noise.” But something rare and unusual like this gets our attention, perhaps because most of the rest are “personal” and we can somehow imagine ourselves safe from such attacks. No one can imagine himself safe from this sort of thing.

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    I’m really trying to not have an argument on this day, but what has anything got to do with racism?

  5. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    Awesome response by the public.
    I saw the footage, and the crowd surged TOWARD the explosions, to see how they could assist the fallen.
    It must be the reason why so few were killed, despite the ghastly injuries.

    These are the times I (a foreigner) vehemently salute the USA and Americans.

  6. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    Of course there’s not finish line if that’s what you define the fight against!
    This always comes as a surprise to men like Toles.
    Our founders knew human nature always has an evil streak, always will.
    “The battle line in the was of Good Vs. Evil runs through the heart of every man” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    That’s why we have all those cumbersome checks and balances.
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    Terror is a tactic used by many -Isms.
    We don’t know who the the terrorist were this time, but if we find it runs true to form, recent years it has been mostly used by one common united enemy fighting one common war across much of the globe.
    Until we name that enemy (rather than an abstract noun referencing the tactic he happens to deploy) we won’t know who to fight, how to fight, whether we are winning or losing, or have won or lost.
    Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Sudan, Mali are battlefronts, not separate wars. Wake up. For some time now that 1 enemy has been fighting:
    World War Three.

  7. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    @Nos Nevets

    Don’t know why that part was crossed out.:

    “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.”

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  8. Mexícano

    Mexícano said, over 3 years ago

    ¿Oye pendejo, are you suggesting that migrant farm workers were responsible for the marathon bombing? Parece que Timothy McVeigh was one of the biggest migrant criminals in history. Oh, wait…¿He was born here? ¡Cabron!

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ok, folks! Time to run background checks on everyone purchasing a pressure cooker….

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    I think Ima is trying to blame the bombing on Muslims or other foreigners being “racist” by attacking Americans. Or maybe I’m just cynically basing that interpretation on his past habit of making disgusting, hate-filled, and uninformed comments, and applying it to this admittedly vague one.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, and onguard, it’s not a “War” on terrorism. Wars are for state opponents, or opponents you have some respect for. This should be regarded as a police action against criminals. “Struggle against terrorism,” as in the cartoon, is a reasonable phrase.

  12. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    “Wars are for state opponents”.
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    Not World War Three.
    It is often said “Generals fight the last war.” We suffer that same syndrome.
    We try to understand the present conflict in terms of the recent past.
    Part of our problem is that for the past few centuries wars in Western Civilization have indeed been nation-states or kings.
    Also, the west has separated church & state.

    In WW3, the enemy is found within many nations, but those same nations have elements or governments opposed to the enemy.
    It is a mix of religion and politics. It crosses boundaries. Alliances are informal. I would call them Violent Jihadists.

    ARodney goes on and alternately defined “war” as “for opponents you have some respect for.”

    I suggest Violent Jihadists deserve that respect, in the same sense that Hitler did.

    It’s a different kind of war, but until we name it, we can’t hope to win it.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Worst pun for sure .

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    Nothing. I took it as a thoroughly scurrilous pun in the worst possible taste.

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I hope this is NOT the beginning of frequent violence like in Pakistan or Israel. According to one news report, over 70 planned/attempted bombings in USA have not happened.

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