Saturday, June 18, 2016

Orlando Wasn't The Deadliest Mass Shooting Ever

Now, could the attack at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890, also be considered a form of ‘domestic terrorism’? Once again, according to the FBI, yes, it can, according to the following criteria:

Was the Wounded Knee Massacre, as the FBI writes on its website about terrorism, “intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population?”

Yes. Although Native Americans were not considered American citizens until the passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, the 200 women and children who were shot and killed by the U.S. 7th Cavalry during Wounded Knee could not, in any sense, be defined as soldiers. They were, instead, civilians.

Was Wounded Knee executed “to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion?”

Most definitely.