Boston Marathon Bombing

First, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the victims of this cowardly bombing of innocent people at the Boston Marathon.  The gruesome pictures on TV made me wince and turn away.  I can't understand society today.  Do our enemies really think the American people will back down once you sucker punch us?  Did they not learn anything from 9/11 or Pearl Harbor in 1941?  It shows me that there is a deep cultural divide between us and our Middle Eastern enemies (on the assumption this is not a domestic terrorist act).  When there is such mistrust and misunderstanding, then you have problems that some think can be solved by violence.  Violence begets even more violence.   It is a vicious cycle we find ourselves involved.  Now, assuming this is al qaeda or the equally sinister Taliban,  you will see merciless drone strikes and possible strategic missile strikes against these two.  This is going to be a never ending war with Islamic fundamentalists.  Their fascist brand of Islam either makes you submit to their religion or die.  There is really no in between with these scum. I suspect you will see more bombings of soft targets like the Boston Marathon.  Oh, it won't be for a while.  But, they saw some semblance of success in Boston.  They are going to pay for that success.  Even President Obama won't let this attack go unchallenged.

Speaking of President Obama, he now has to accept responsibility for the failure of the intel community to not pick up on this attack.   I worked in military intelligence (a contradiction in terms if there ever was one) a long time ago.  Even back then, we had ways of intercepting communication between terrorists.  I daresay it is much more advanced today.  So, President Obama needs to step up to the plate and accept responsibility for once during his Presidency.  If he does that, people might be able to accept it better.  Then again, this is the same President who has thus far refused to accept blame for the deaths of four Americans in the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.  It's probably just a pipe dream of wishing for President Obama to accept responsibility for Boston.  


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