Monday, April 22, 2013

Define WMD

Today we learned that the Marathon Bomber, 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, a federal capital offense.
Not murder.
But not a war combatant either.
But I find it truly ironic, and just a little illogical, that the Tsarnaev brothers made crowd-killing bombs and ignited two of them in a crowd, but the total death toll was 3. Granted there were nearly two hundred injured, but these wounds range from severe amputations to flesh wounds.
And three deaths.
But that’s a weapon of mass destruction, yet a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle equipped with high-capacity magazines is not considered a weapon of mass destruction, even when we recently lost 27 souls to the madness of Adam Lanza and his mother’s AR-15.
I sometimes tire of trying to make sense of a senseless world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Screw the whole WMD charge. It is small potatoes anyway.

Let's use the charge that fits.

Treason -- making war on the United States.

Try him, convict him and hang him high.