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  •  LJ, and what would your plan be? (0+ / 0-)

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:19:32 AM PDT

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    •  He's basically just an escaped murderer (0+ / 0-)

      For one I'd extend the shelter in place order to corral the media out of the way and maybe tamp down the hysterical coverage.

      For another, he's basically an escaped murderer who can build crude bombs. That's not a good reason to shut down the entire city of Boston, especially if they think they have him cornered in Watertown.

      They're flattering the guy and his cause by this overbroad military response to some 17 year old thug.

      •  They know they had explosives when (1+ / 0-)
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        they started running.

        That means his location is a constantly moving bomb threat, one that covers the entire area he might be in.

        Take the normal bomb threat response, multiply it by the sheer ground area involved, and then look at how the agencies that would normally handle it would need backup to do that, PLUS that groups like the ATF and FBI that would usually be involved in post-incident investigations of explosive-related crimes are already in town in large numbers because of the investigation in progress.

        Even if it wasn't connected to the marathon bombing, it would look vastly larger than any usual manhunt.

        Prayers and best wishes to those in Boston, in Texas, and for this week to be over without anything else happening.

        by Cassandra Waites on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:00:48 AM PDT

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