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  •  Hard to understand why a right wing terror group, (2+ / 0-)
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    whoever and whatever that might be, would target the Boston marathon, and target it in this manner.

    It's not part of the government.
    It's not law enforcement.
    Etc.

    Hell --

    How many right wing terror groups are in Boston?

    Seems waaaaaay out of their comfort zone.

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    by dinotrac on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:43:51 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know. Soft target? Patriot's Day? (1+ / 0-)
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      I shouldn't have mentioned it and wish I could delete it.

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      by Susan Grigsby on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:45:48 PM PDT

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    •  besides, why would the right wing (2+ / 0-)
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      do this?  it's not like they aren't getting every single thing they want.

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      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:47:24 PM PDT

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      •  Because it's tax day and Patriot Day (4+ / 0-)

        and they hate the man in the White House?

        "The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention." Molly Ivins

        by janmtairy on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:01:42 PM PDT

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        •  if it was because they hated obama, then bomb (0+ / 0-)

          something specific to him.  but the boston marathon?  not specific enough.

          imo.  could be wrong.  

          after all, they do hate our freedoms,.

          Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:08:06 PM PDT

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          •  The problem with Right Wing "terrorists" to the (0+ / 0-)

            extent that they exist, is that they are Americans, too.

            Foreign groups really don't care what we think of them or their cause.  Twisted as he was, Tim McVeigh was making a statement about federal over-reach in its violence at Waco and Ruby Ridge when he bombed a federal government building in Oklahoma City. Somehow or another , he believed that it would resonate with at least some of the American public.

            However, as has been pointed out elsewhere in the thread, Eric Rudolph bombed the Atlannta Olympics out of anger at the government.  That's closer to the Boston bombing, although the Olympics are a much more nationalistic event (countries, including the US, enter teams).

            And we can never forget the UnaBomber.

            If it's the work of a lone head case, reasons for rationality go right out the door.

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            by dinotrac on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:58:05 PM PDT

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      •  That's a good point. (0+ / 0-)

        So, I guess, it could be anybody for anything.

        Which means that speculation is stupid,but...

        It's not true that it's as likely to be a gun nut or an anti-abortion zealot, etc as it is to be an Al-Qaeda(ish), Taliban(ish) some flavor of Islamist attack.

        That's where the bombs have been coming from -- including a number of bombs that don't go off (Times Square) or are intercepted by police work (New York Fedral Reserve Bank, Birmingham, England).

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        by dinotrac on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:40:09 PM PDT

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    •  people (1+ / 0-)
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      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:02:23 PM PDT

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    •  Patriots Day... (3+ / 0-)
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      A day that has seen (at least here) multiple anti-government, anti-tax rallies in the past few years.
      To do it in Boston, on this day, one would want to target a hug international event where there would be tons of media coverage and attention.
      Just a thought.

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      by MA Liberal on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:05:14 PM PDT

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    •  Because . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      1) soft targets are their thing, a lot of the time - remember that a similar tactic was tried unsuccessfully at the MLK parade.

      2) it's Patriot Day and Tax Day, and the Boston is the most high-profile event the day offers

      3) the last mile of the Boston was dedicated to Newtown and the 26 victims, so there's that significance.

      4) Massachusetts has not passed a tougher gun control law like Connecticut yet, but one is at least being considered. Earlier this month, something called the Gun Owners Action League held a rally on the Common

      5) Massachusetts was ground-zero for same-sex marriage in the US

      6) Boston. Tea Party. Get it?

      None of this is conclusive evidence that it was domestic terrorism. But there's no shortage of motivations if it was.

      "We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns." - Tom Waits

      by Jaxpagan on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:38:03 PM PDT

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    •  Soft target... (0+ / 0-)

      ...in "Taxachusetts", on Tax Day, with a black governor and President.

      Of course, the authorities should be investigating all leads and possibilities - remember the false ID of the OKC bomber as a Muslim in 1995?

      9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

      by varro on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 04:52:07 PM PDT

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