I don’t know who killed three people and wounded a hundred others at the Boston marathon. You don’t know either. Everyone should resist the temptation to guess at who is responsible for this act of terrorism.
The disturbing thought crosses my mind that the plotter or plotters expressed in several ways a good understanding of American culture in his/ their choice of target, in his/their grasp of the mechanics of a marathon.
Yet, the use of a pressure-cooker as a weapon points to a foreign extraction or experience. I would think, Indian subcontinent.
I suspect we will know more soon. Terrorists usually leave signatures. Otherwise, their gesture is in vain.
Update 4/19/13 : Boston is under lock and key after a suspect allegedly killed a peace officer and another suspect fled.
The only suspects identified are Muslims from Russia (from one of the Republics that constitute the “Russian Federation,” Russia, “Chechnya.”)
The suspects gained admittance to the US as refuges, they were given asylum.
Chechens as Chechens have good reason to hate the dominant Grand Russians (Russia Russian ) establishment that devastated their part of the country in the nineties. I don’t see how they can have any anger or rancor toward the US. If those two guys are indeed the culprits in the Marathon assassinations, it cannot be because of nationalist resentment. There has to be another reason.
So, I look at the date of the crime, Tax Day and, I tell myself that they were two more American residents angry at taxes who happen to have Muslim names.
I hope my habitual libertarian and liberal critics on this blog will agree with me, this time, just this one time.
PS I agree that we don’t know who committed the crimes right now.