Monday, April 15, 2013

The Ides of April

Two bombs went off today at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Two are known to be dead, and there are tens who have been injured.
One unexploded bomb was found under the marathon review stand.
But I checked and checked, and no one appears to be going off half cocked blaming al-Qaeda. Except for the fact that the bombs are being characterized as "IED-like."
The term Improvised Explosive Device has typically been associated with Islamic terrorists. But people are keeping mum, so far, on their opinions as to the bombs' origin.
And rightly so. Remember, we might have a War on Terror but terrorists come in all shapes and sizes. The first thing I look at is date, not opportunity. Today is April 15th. Tax Day. Today is also Patriot's Day in Massachusetts. The day when the Minutemen faced off against British Regulars in Lexington.
Last I heard, Islamic terrorists don't have an axe to grind in either of those events.

1 comment:

Fenway Fran said...

Not to mention Waco...and the Oklahoma City bombing, which were on the actual Patriots Day, April 19th(they moved it to the third Monday 4 years ago). We Boston folk love our Patriots Day, and don't appreciate being lumped in with Waco and Oklahoma City. Someone's going down for this.