The trama in Las Vegas

The risk of being killed by other Americans, such as last in Las Vegas, is a much greater threat in the US than the threat of “international terrorism”. Why is that subaltern.

By the end of September, FBI Director Christopher Wray had warned the Senate’s internal committee that the threats of “domestic (homegrown) extremists, cybercriminals, and hostile foreign intelligence agencies and their agents” were threatened.

In the first place, however, he drew attention to the threat posed by terrorism, mainly by the Islamic state and its followers, who are recruited via the Internet and are asked to carry out attacks. It was “much less important than foreign terrorist organizations”, “domestic extremist movements”. Here, too, one is most concerned about “attacks, primarily with firearms, lonesome wolves,” the most prevalent kind of fatal domestic extremist violence. “Especially the target of these attacks are police, ethnic minorities and the US government.”

The FBI director was correct in the “mass shootings”, but obviously underestimated the threat, as the massacre in Las Vegas showed, where Stephen Paddocks, whose motifs are still unclear, equipped with an arsenal of firearms, killed 58 visitors at a country music festival and injured more than 500. Before or during the massacre he seems to have also tried to blow up a large fuel tank of the nearby airfield by shooting at a fuledepo. This could have had devastating consequences, but the fuel is very difficult to ignite for safety reasons. The lone wolf Paddock obviously did not know that bullets are not enough, or bullets have inadvertently strayed into the tanks.

The massacre of Paddock, followed by suicide, was a terrorist suicide attack, which is why the IS probably described the prosperous gamblers as one of his “soldiers”. So far, at least, the claims of the IS have not yet become known to the latter. Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas police, tried to distinguish the difference between a “mass shooting” and a terrorist attack by the motivation behind the massacre. A terrorist has motives connected with terrorism, a man like Paddocks is a kind of madman, someone who has gone through a “confused person”. If the terrorist is an evil man, the person who is firing wildly around him, committing an extended suicide, even if he is apparently well planned and prepared, is by no means spontaneous, rather a social misfortune.

In Nevada, however, the massacre could well have been called a terrorist attack, since, according to the terrorism definition, every action that involves the use or attempted use of sabotage, coercion or violence is a serious physical injury or death. ” the Lombardo government, the population, or a part of it, is to be put into fear or pressure on them to promote political or social goals ” “We do not know yet whether Paddock’s goal was to go beyond the attempt to attract attention, kill as many people as possible, and reach the” best “list of US massacres. And could fatal anger be a motive?

In the US, it is at least endeavored to kill such massacres as “mass shootings”, in which at least four, three people have recently been killed to be considered as such, if possible not as terrorist attacks. Donald Trump has made this clear again when he calls the massacre an “act of absolutely evil.” This is to avoid the possibility of combining such violent outbreaks with social problems, if possible not with the easy availability of firearms. If this were interpreted as terrorism, Washington would be forced to act.

Barack Obama has repeatedly pointed to the lax weapons laws, and in 2015, after a young American at Umpqua Community College had shot 9 people, tried to compare such recurring suicide attacks with terrorist attacks to criticize how little is done to prevent them, albeit a lot more Americans were killed by firearms than by terrorist attacks: “We have spent over a trillion dollars, passed numerous laws, and devoted entire authorities to the prevention of terrorist attacks on our soil.” But the Congress even prevented, according to Obama, even collect data as one

Violence, the government, the population, or part of it is put into fear or pressure on them to promote political or social goals. “One does not know yet whether Paddocks has pursued any goal beyond trying to attract attention, as many people as possible, to kill the “bestseller” of the massacres committed in the US, and the people were frightened.

In the US, it is at least endeavored to kill such massacres as “mass shootings”, in which at least four, three people have recently been killed to be considered as such, if possible not as terrorist attacks. Donald Trump has made this clear again when he calls the massacre an “act of absolutely evil.” This is to avoid the possibility of combining such violent outbreaks with social problems, if possible not with the easy availability of firearms. If this were interpreted as terrorism, Washington would be forced to act.

Barack Obama has repeatedly pointed to the lax weapons laws, and in 2015, after a young American at Umpqua Community College had shot 9 people, tried to compare such recurring suicide attacks with terrorist attacks to criticize how little is done to prevent them, albeit a lot more Americans were killed by firearms than by terrorist attacks: “We have spent over a trillion dollars, passed numerous laws, and devoted entire authorities to the prevention of terrorist attacks on our soil.” But the Congress even prevented, according to Obama, to gather only data on how to reduce gunfire.

Media then also once made the comparison demanded by Obama. As a result, CNN concluded that at least 1049 Americans killed in the US (33,599) were killed in a US or foreign terrorist attack in 2014 (32). Between 2001 and 2014, terrorist attacks killed 3412 people. This included the exception of 9/11, which killed almost 3,000 people. Even with this exception, the number of people killed in the US firing 440.095 faded in this period, including accidents and suicide. Between 2005 and 2015, 94 people died in the US due to terrorist attacks and 301,797 in guns.

Indeed, in the face of this grotesque divide, it is difficult to understand why the US is on its way to wars, where soldiers and vast numbers of people die, spend huge sums of taxpayers, build walls against migrants, impose entry bans and expand surveillance while opposing the much greater risk can hardly do anything, unless the citizens themselves equip themselves with even more weapons and the security forces are equipped with military equipment. According to surveys, the Americans are very afraid of terrorism, but hardly a gun, much more so before the possible tightening of the arms laws.

From an economic and power policy point of view, the irrational position is to push the greater risk, but quite rational. In efforts to reduce the spread of firearms and to change the social causes of the outbreak (self) of murderous rage, wars, armor, security and surveillance techniques and attempts to maintain control over geopolitically important areas are quite rational and profitable for certain Circles and industries, including the preservation and creation of jobs. Finally, the destruction of cities and infrastructure is a business for the armaments industry and then one for companies that deserve rebuilding.

The military-industrial complex, which includes the entire security sector as well as the universities, is a central economic machine in the USA, which is dependent on the maintenance of wars and conflicts. Therefore, the Trump government cuts social spending, while the funds for military and security forces are to be stepped up. This will continue to promote terrorism abroad, but also in the country, which is necessary to justify the rearmament and the wars and to finance them with tax credits. For this, life is also sacrificed by Americans massacred by Americans. They follow the practice of the Overkill, which the US obeys after the mass extermination campaigns of the Nazis and the Stalinists and led to the first atom bombs used: the “mass shooting” of the state. by (Florian Rötzer)

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