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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    He didn't say that he "hated" Americans. Also, the rest of your post is just speculation.

    Hmmm... he had no American friends, didn't understand them, and blew them up... yeah, maybe I was a bit quick to conclude he hated Americans.

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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Well don't let your own prejudices influence your thinking. Too many wrong conclusions of late.
    Don't go so overboard with being PC that you lose the ability to think rationally. These guys were/are Muslim extremists, any way you slice it. The fact that anyone believes that that it is somehow insensitive to state this fact out loud is a poor reflection on our society, in my opinion.
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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Hmmm... he had no American friends, didn't understand them, and blew them up... yeah, maybe I was a bit quick to conclude he hated Americans.
    You said that he stated he "hated Americans" in his own words. He didn't.

    You know? I was in this thread with several others early this morning and in terms of interactions with one another, it was snark free and good faith conversation. It's a shame that that had to go.

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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    To be honest, I'd say I'm shocked at this being a Chechen Muslim. They're not really into blowing up Westerners as much as their Arab/African counterparts.
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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yes, he loved Americans....
    I was the first one in those threads to post those quotes. I know what he said. I also didn't say that he said he "loved them". I said that he didn't say he "hated" them as another poster claimed. Why is it so important for you and others to come into this thread with such attitudes? Jesus Christ. Most of us are coming at this from a good faith angle.

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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    To be honest, I'd say I'm shocked at this being a Chechen Muslim. They're not really into blowing up Westerners as much as their Arab/African counterparts.

    They do have a history of blowing up civilians, though.

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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I was the first one in those threads to post those quotes. I know what he said. I also didn't say that he said he "loved them". I said that he didn't say he "hated" them as another poster claimed. Why is it so important for you and others to come into this thread with such attitudes? Jesus Christ. Most of us are coming at this from a good faith angle.
    I think it is a natural conclusion for anyone to rationally come to, considering that these two planted bombs to injure, maim, and or kill as many Americans as possible, including the older one placing the bomb he had right next to two children, that he does not like, or 'hates' Americans.

    Jesus Christ, yourself.
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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I was the first one in those threads to post those quotes. I know what he said. I also didn't say that he said he "loved them". I said that he didn't say he "hated" them as another poster claimed. Why is it so important for you and others to come into this thread with such attitudes? Jesus Christ. Most of us are coming at this from a good faith angle.
    Good faith went out the window when the bombs detonated. If it will make you feel better, we could temper the hate by saying that they dispassionately and indiscriminately murdered and maimed nearly two hundred innocents. Feel better?

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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think it is a natural conclusion for anyone to rationally come to, considering that these two planted bombs to injure, maim, and or kill as many Americans as possible, including the older one placing the bomb he had right next to two children, that he does not like, or 'hates' Americans.

    Jesus Christ, yourself.
    Let me repeat this: I wasn't debating that it was a "natural conclusion." I was debating the assertion that the bomber said, in his own words, that he "hates Americans." He didn't say that. Other people such as yourself concluded it.

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    Re: Gunfire, explosions reported around Dexter Street in Watertown. (Boston)[W: 83]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    To be honest, I'd say I'm shocked at this being a Chechen Muslim. They're not really into blowing up Westerners as much as their Arab/African counterparts.
    But are you surprised he was a Muslim?

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