I don’t have cable so I don’t watch my news on television. This means that I don’t have the “benefit” of the endless analysis and speculation that has almost certainly been going on non-stop on all the 24/7 news channels. Instead, I read my news online so I generally get mostly the facts and only a small amount of speculation. Based on that, I have some thoughts and speculations of my own.
It really is surprising that no one has claimed responsibility for these bombs. The whole purpose of bombs is to terrorize people and brag about how you can kill people anywhere. But if no one know who you are, then they don’t know who to be afraid of. So I’m calling this one. It was NOT AlQaeda or any other Muslim terrorist group. You guys are off the hook this time.
That leaves us with two probably suspects. The attack did happen on Tax Day, so it is still a possibility that the attacker or attackers were Religious Right Teabaggers. But even they would be bragging about it and issuing demands for lower taxes on the wealthy. So I’m going to let them off the hook too.
Finally and most likely, this is a criminal act of a lone crazy assclown. The goal wasn’t terror at all; it was to kill a bunch of people. The killer probably wanted to score more points than the Sandy Hook School shooter. He or she failed and is now a proven loser. No one brags about losing.
Still, at least three people are dead and over 175 people are injured. Many of those injured have lost limbs. So while the killer probably sees this as a loss but we all feel this as a much more devastating loss. If I am right, we should stop giving mass killers the media spotlight. They don’t deserve it and it only inspires others to out mass kill the last one. I should point out that this killer could very probably try again to kill more people and win his or her game.
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