MSNBC’s resident version of Detective Frank Drebin, Hardball’s Chris Matthews, ran down a list of recent terrorist attacks and then asked the one question nobody with more than three brain cells is asking – “Is there any pattern to these” attacks?
His audience and the rest of the world immediately reacted …
“We had the French train in August 2015, we had Paris of course, November of last year, then San Bernardino, December of last year, then Brussels at the airport there in March of this year, and Orlando June of this year, Istanbul now June.” Matthews told his panel.
“Is there any pattern to these,” he then asked. “Do they have something to do with geography, opportunity, vengeance? What do we make of this pattern if there is one?”
Gee Chris, I’m not sure. Is the pattern that the attackers are all out of jobs, as the administration has suggested? Is it that the terrorists just need more thrill-seeking adventures, like skateboards, as the administration has suggested? Perhaps they’re all being motivated by global warming, as the administration has also suggested.
Honestly, if you listen exclusively to the mainstream media, you’d be forced to conclude that the pattern involves a bunch of right-wing, pro-life, Second Amendment, Bible clinging conservatives who hate women and gays.
The response to Matthews’ question of course, are the same two words the Obama administration dare not speak – ‘Radical Islam.’
This social media user compressed it even further …
@MSNBC .. Yes… ISLAM
— Hello (@ootfwsb) June 29, 2016
One reader discovered another pattern to these terrorist attacks …
@MSNBC Yes, the pattern is that the Obama administration still has no clue.
— Derek (@DerekStang) June 29, 2016
You can watch the clip here …
All three cable networks dedicated droves of airtime Tuesday evening to the Istanbul terrorist attack and on two occasions, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered “how much brains does it take” for someone to become a suicide bomber and why do terror attacks “always seem to involve bombing” instead of something else.
Matthews was speaking to an assembled panel of terrorism experts about five minutes into the program when he cited recent terror attacks ranging from French train in August 2015 to Tuesday’s bombings in Istanbul and appropriately wondered if it means there’s a pattern to the string of Islamic terror attacks.
From there, however, Matthews blurted out this question: “How much brains does it take to pack yourself up with TNT and go running into a crowd and blowing yourself up? What do you mean, sophistication?”
Wait, I was pretty sure the gun-grabbing liberals have been telling us all along that these terrorist attacks always involve guns, not bombs.
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