Obviously it was an act of terror. Anyone setting off bombs in public places creates terror. But were the people who set off those bombs in Boston “terrorists” by definition … “one who rules by terror”?
Who did this? Why did they do this? How did they build the bombs and plan the attack?
These questions beg immediate answers, which are often impossible during the first few hours and even days after such an attack. Unlike Oklahoma City or 9/11, there were no quickly-identified suspects.
The deliberate process of police investigation takes time. There is a mountain of forensic evidence to sort through. Every bomb fragment will be collected and identified … from the scene and from the victims.
Was there surveillance video and did it capture any images?
Thanks again to the emergency responders … to the men and women who run toward the scene and not away from it.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”