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Was Austin Pilot Joseph Stack a Terrorist?Tim King Salem-News.com
A Texas police chief decided it wasn't terrorism before the smoke had cleared.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The debate is on over whether the Austin, Texas pilot who flew his plane into an IRS building is a terrorist. Andrew Joseph Stack III, who had a long running beef with the IRS, apparently went by Joseph Stack.
Isn't is firmly established that people with a beef against the U.S. government who fly planes into buildings in an effort to kill Americans are terrorists? Apparently not down in Texas.
The angry software engineer reportedly set fire to his home today, before intentionally crashing his Piper PA-28 Cherokee single-engine, four-seat private plane into the second story office building in Austin.
Federal officials said Stack's body had not been recovered. They did confirm that two people were seriously injured, and a third person is missing.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas wasted little time in calling the deadly crash "a cowardly act of domestic terrorism."
But the police chief in Austin, Art Acevedo, told reporters he would prefer to describe it as "a criminal act by a lone individual."
The smoke hadn't even cleared.
When planes struck the World Trade Towers on September 11th 2001, federal investigators miraculously found the passports of the alleged "terrorists" way too fast, under nearly impossible conditions.
The legacy of this killer Stack was forever pardoned from the brand of "terrorism" by Acevedo, though it does not really make sense. I guess the bottom line is that if the person is a Muslim, they are instantly branded terrorists. If a white American commits an act against the federal government, people like Acevedo will say the crash "appears to be an intentional act," without calling it what it really is, domestic terrorism.
Acevedo was quoted by MSNBC saying, "It would appear to be by a sole individual, and it appears this individual was targeting federal offices inside that building."
But he's not a terrorist.
The right wing bloggers are quick to defend this guy too, and they're so wound up they don't even realize how badly they incriminate their entire movement. If you didn't learn this in history, the United States was founded on a system that involves taxation, and all the Kleenex in the world isn't going to change it.
Nor will banging your fist, or flying your airplane into a building... change it.
Another Website with a story titled 'Blaming Joe Stack's suicide mission on Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party is insane' states:
"Joseph Andrew Stack (gotta love how the media always includes the middle name) was a middle-aged man who tired of the political system and felt like yet another little guy that was neglected by Uncle Sam."
Here's what some dorkwad writer, 'Sorcha Faal' with a bizarre site called 'Not Yet News' published today:
"And in his supreme act of defiance when faced with seemingly overwhelming odds, Joe Stack joined a long line of nearly forgotten American hero’s who like him had never forgotten what true freedom was, and the price that had to be paid for keeping it. His name, Joe Stack, is as American as mom and apple pie, but his mission yesterday, when he crashed his plane into the Echelon Federal Building in Austin, Texas, was to strike a blow for freedom for his fellow citizens, who unlike him had forgotten that death really holds no fear for those fighting tyrants."
I was waiting for something about 72 virgins, it is the only thing that seems to be lacking, and maybe they need to use the word 'martyr' a couple of times.
The FBI is taking over the investigation, that sounds like a very good idea.
Here is video of the scene from The Associated Press:
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