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Let’s not rush to judgement

By From page A7 | April 26, 2013

EDITOR:

In the wake of the horrific incident that occurred during the Boston Marathon, I would like to ask El Dorado County to take a breath regarding the circumstantial evidence that is demonizing the two young men blamed for the explosions.

First, our president and his Attorney General have made it clear that enemy combatants have a right to a civilian trial. After all, in America we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty.

But therein lies my confusion. President Obama has already called this incident, “an act of terror.” My question is why? How was the President so sure it was a terrorist act when the perpetrators weren’t even captured and killed yet? What is the difference between the Boston Marathon “situation” and the Libya Embassy “situation?”

After all, how do we know that these young boys were not set off by the Anti-Muslim hating Sam Breile video? That, per everyone in Obama’s administration, caused the people of Muslim faith in places like Egypt and Tunisia to protest and attack our embassies? All the while giving the good people of Libya no choice but to naturally act out their frustration by murdering our ambassador, some of his staff and a couple of ex-Navy Seals who disobeyed orders and intervened during the protest, saving the rest of the staff from their inevitable outcome.

How do we know that the brothers were not understandably just as angry by that video? Obviously that video was horrific and insulting because Sam Breile is still in jail.

Following the Obama Administration logic from past situations, we might want to wait and hear the surviving brother’s reasons for exploding the pressure cookers. It seems to me that the precedent is already set on how to respond by this administration.

KEN STEERS
Cameron Park

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