by Johan Galtung, 21 Oct 2013 – TRANSCEND Media Service

Manassas, VA, USA

Political terrorism failed.  The House Republicans used voting in one US chamber to put millions of people inside and outside the US at livelihood risk for their own political goals.  And made the mistake of most terrorists, non-state or state: when people suffer they will join us, against ourenemy; to find out that people turn against the terrorists instead.  And they were not a small group of Tea Party extremists but a clear majority of the House Republicans: 144 voted NO in the end, only 87 YES. Obama has himself to thank for the general House Republican majority; having betrayed most groups voting for him in 2008 he was punished in the 2010 mid-term elections.  Like the Republicans will be in 2014 for their political terrorism.

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