Oh, dear. What a way to start a lunch break. I really hoped we’d get a few day’s grace before people started posting really stupid things about the London attacks. No. 24 hours later, the London Metblog produces this. (As an aside, it’s pretty amusing to see someone posting this on an American-owned site, with American co-posters. But I digress.)

The poster displays a level of ignorance of the motivations behind the most likely perpetrators of this atrocity, that I seriously have to question if he has any interest in understanding the cultural and social politics behind this struggle. After all, it’s much easier to blame everything on the Americans, isn’t it?

If it was al-Qaeda, or a group set up on similar principles, they don’t want to hurt us because we support America at a governmental level, they want to hurt us because we don’t live our lives the way they tell us to. Sure, supporting America might have pushed us a little further up the hit list but, believe me, we’d have been there anyway.

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