Hell finds the Boston Marathon
Irrational acts of violence are no longer confined to dark corners of the World. American cities have become prime targets for those with hatreds that cannot be contained within themselves. Boston experienced a crude but very effective attack on its residents today. Approximately 2:50 pm Eastern Standard Time a series of explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A camera caught a picture of the initial blast’s fireball as its detrimental effects rained down on the innocents around it. Clouds of smoke moved through the streets faster than people could scatter to avoid them. This venerable race, with today’s run, has taken place 117 times. A few crazed individuals have attempted to disrupt it in the past, yet not to the extent realized on this April 15, 2013. As this writing goes to press 3 people are dead and 130 have been injured, some critically. Battalions of law enforcement officials from a variety of state and federal agencies have descended on Boston. Their goal, find the perpetrators of this horrific event and hammer them with the brunt of American law. Clues to the origins of the attacker have yet to be uncovered. Unconfirmed reports claim a Saudi national is under guard in a local hospital with injuries sustained from the blast. President Obama chimed in at 6:10 pm with information already given to the public by local law enforcement officials. His usual, we will catch the bad guys speech, was included with his brief presentation. The President was aware, prior to his national photo-op, these explosive devices contained metal fragments to cause maximum damage suggesting terrorism as a motive. Some hints to the national media that behind the scenes government officials were calling this rogue action a terrorist act never came across in today’s speech. Concurrently with the explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line, an incendiary device exploded at the JFK Library. Whether these two events are related will become clear as the investigations move forward. In the event the actor who caused this horrific crime is indeed a terrorist, will the President label that person in the appropriate manner. Putting political polemics aside, today’s egregious action could be an isolated event or the opening salvo in an ongoing thrust to destabilize this country. Forty-eight hours from now we may be at war or in the middle of another white-wash by the political dynamos who brought us Benghazi. Hopefully, we will get it right this time.
Mark Davis MD, President of Healthnets Review Services, www.healthnetsreviewservices.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Author of the forthcoming book, Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription For Disaster and Demons of Democracy. Manager of the LinkedIn group, Government in Transition. Join, comment and debate this and other current issues in this group.