Wednesday, February 08, 2012

So the new head of the Brady Campaign seems to actually believe

in the Triangle of Death crap; but doesn't seem to mention some other things:
From his bio at the Brady Campaign:

Dan founded CPYV after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997.
In that same article, Gross goes on to call the NRA "immoral":

Daniel Gross, 30, homed in on the National Rifle Association and called the politicians who accept its support and do its bidding ''immoral.''

''There is an element to the gun violence epidemic that is far more insidious than any medical epidemic,'' Mr. Gross an advertising executive, said. ''It may sound like a bad movie, but there are actually evil people working to spread the virus, including people in our government.

''They generate a smokescreen of flawed and deceptive arguments to hide their true concern, which is not the physical health of the American people but the financial health of the gun and ammunition industry.''

Which is where the Triangle Of Death comes in. However, along with all the accusations and victimology, something gets left out about the terrorist who committed the attack that day:
The story put out at the time was that Abu Kamal had been ruined financially and was depressed over it.
But in a stunning admission, Kamal's 48-year-old daughter Linda told the Daily News that her dad wanted to punish the U.S. for supporting Israel - and revealed her mom's 1997 account was a cover story crafted by the Palestinian Authority. "A Palestinian Authority official advised us to say the attack was not for political reasons because that would harm the peace agreement with Israel," she told The News on Friday. "We didn't know that he was martyred for patriotic motivations, so we repeated what we were told to do."

But three days after the shootings, Kamal's family got a copy of a letter that was found on his body, they said. The letter said he planned the violence as a political statement, his daughter said. "When we wanted to clarify that to the media, nobody listened to us," she said. "His goal was patriotic. He wanted to take revenge from the Americans, the British, the French and the Israelis."

She said the family became certain that he carried out the attack for political reasons after reading his diary. "He wrote that after he raised his children and made sure that his family was all right he decided to avenge in the highest building in America to make sure they get his message," said Linda, who works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. She said her mom burned the diary, fearing that it would cause the family trouble.
So, we're supposed to believe that a guy planning a terrorist attack, intending mass murder, could not have gotten a weapon except for the Immoral NRA, etc. Really?

I wonder: if he'd used a bomb would he still have been a 'lost his savings' victim, or would the media have dug a bit more? Probably not;an awful lot of the media really doesn't want to report actual palistinian terrorist attacks here in the US.

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