Are Recent Suspicious Packages an Act of Political Terrorism?
(Spectrum News | Oct. 25, 2018) One after the other, suspicious packages were delivered to the media and liberal leaders, many in New York City.
“This is a very painful time in our nation. It’s a time when people are feeling a lot of hate in the air,” said Bill de Blasio, (D) New York City Mayor.
Some are calling it domestic terrorism and others call it political terrorism.
“Someone one who might be trying to use scare tactics or trying to enhance political passions, make partisan divisions worse,” said Corri Zoli, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism Research Director.
It is a scary thought for a country largely functioning on a two-party system.
Zoli said, “It’s not accurate to characterize opposition groups as enemies in a two-party system that structures the United States.”
But, is that what we’re seeing?
In 2017, the target appeared to be on the other side of the aisle, members of Republican Congressional baseball team.
“Is this a retaliatory attack for those attacks? This is the problem with polarization. You get these kind of escalating dynamics…clearly this is an expression of partisanship gone awry,” said Zoli …