Nowadays the government of the United States would have us believe that every violent incident that happens anywhere in the world should be considered a terrorist attack. If someone hits a person with a car or someone gets stabbed, government officials try to pass it off as a terrorist attack. That’s the case this weekend in the Netherlands after a man stabbed two American commuters at a railway station.
The Associated Press reported that two Americans, whose identities have not yet been released, were stabbed by a 19-year-old man from Afghanistan. The Afghan man, identified only as Jawed S. under Dutch privacy rules, was shot and wounded by Dutch police officers and is now in custody. The two Americans he’s accused of stabbing are hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries said Amsterdam Police spokesman Ruben Sprong.
Dutch authorities called the attack an extremist attack, but U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert turned it into a terrorist attack. In a press release, she said that the U.S. would be:
‘ready to assist Dutch authorities in their investigations as appropriate. Dutch authorities have announced that investigations are focused on a terrorist motive for this unprovoked, horrifying attack. The United States stands with our Dutch allies and others in our common fight against terrorism in all forms.’
Can’t an altercation between two or three people just be a disagreement or a fight without turning it into a terrorist attack? It’s like the Trump administration sees “terrorist attacks” behind every tree. Not every violent incident that happens in the world is a terrorist attack unlike what they’d have you believe. Sometimes things just happen and people get hurt. The Trump administration is starting to sound like everyone’s paranoid drunk uncle at the Thanksgiving dinner.
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