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  •  Do they never plan for the day after? (6+ / 0-)

    I mean, you go to all the trouble of making bombs, acquiring guns, and all, but you don't think maybe of having some cash on you? And you put your car in the shop for repairs? I want to think that the younger brother had no real concept of how powerful even a small bomb is, that maybe he thought it would be like a big firecracker. Now he is desperately scared and, yes, dangerous, but maybe he will realize before too long that running away isn't going to work. I wouldn't be surprised if he is wondering at this moment how he could ever have been persuaded to do this by his older brother.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:09:30 PM PDT

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    •  One of them went to school after the bombings (13+ / 0-)

      I guess they didn't think they would be identified from the video surveillance.

      I'm pretty sure that the two brothers had no "formal training", so it appears that naively, they did not have an escape plan.

      This is not a bloodless process. - Barack Obama, at the launch of the Hamilton Project....

      by Alexandre on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:22:29 PM PDT

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      •  On having a plan to leave (4+ / 0-)

        IMO, some of this gets into "disaffected loners" versus "organized terrorists."  I can see the possibility that these guys were more like the Unabomber than al Qaeda, that this was not a big one-off political statement, but maybe more a new way of life.  Maybe they planned to do more bombings, maybe more in Boston.  I can see them thinking this is a new hobby that they planned to engage in in their backyards, like serial killers or arsonists, more than a strategic strike after which they would retreat and regroup.

        Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

        by milton333 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:51:04 PM PDT

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        •  Actually, in many ways (1+ / 0-)
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          These guys remind me of the Chowchilla Kidnappers: Young guys that talk themselves into some criminal enterprise with no real plan after the initial action. Working on the assumption that they couldn't possibly be identified, so no contingency plan in place. (Of course the big difference is that in the Chowchilla case, there was no loss of life.)

      •  i think this whole episode was their (1+ / 0-)
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        "escape plan."

        _"Love is the rosebud of an hour; Friendship the everlasting flower."_ Brook Boothby

        by Keith930 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 04:00:42 PM PDT

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      that very bizarre---too.

      These 2 men planned to do this---but they didn't  plan for a getaway?

      All these cops----all their technology----all their firepower..............

      They have gone door to door------in neighborhood after neighborhood.

      They have shut down large swaths of a heavily populated American city---and they cannot find one heavily armed teenager who did something this horrendous?

      Yuou could fill an auditorium with the number of people who knew him.

      And his face is plastered all over every media outlet this country has.

      People are scared.

      Is he friggin' invisible?

      Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

      by lyvwyr101 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:33:12 PM PDT

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