April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Attack

Terrorists have again cowardly attacked innocent people. Again we’ve seen scenes of explosions, chaos, people wounded and people dead.

Having lived in Israel for a long time I, like most people in Israel, am all too familiar with these scenes. We’ve seen them over and over again. During the 2001-2003 period alone there was an average of one suicide bomber on a cafe, school or bus a month or so. Yet Israelis continue living. They continue with their everyday activities almost with maniacal normalcy.


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  • Sonnys Mom

    Tango9  Thanks! someone better cache this before it Youtube takes it down.

  • Sonnys Mom

    Thanks, Uri. I've been thinking about Israel thru all this. Most US citizens just never think about daily risk & situational awareness.

  • Sonnys Mom

    This AP article gets a lot of the basic details correct. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_CONVERGE_MASS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-19-07-09-32  To which I'll add that both brothers covered their intentions well to school friends, sports coaches and others who thought they knew them. Seems the older brother, Tamerlan's, interest in jihad had been growing over the past year. He had a Youtube account with a list of jihadi videos & pop songs. Tango9 has sent us the link, see above. Boston itself and 5 towns bordering Watertown were also affected by travel ban and stay-in-place orders. By now (late afternoon) these orders in place for Watertown only. Lots of new details, sometimes minute-to-minute.

  • Sonnys Mom

    Virginstateofmind This AP article gets a lot of the basic details correct. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_CONVERGE_MASS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-19-07-09-32  To which I'll add that both brothers covered their intentions well to those who knew them. The older brother, Tamerlan, had a Youtube account with a list of jihadi pop songs. Seems his interest in jihad had grown over the past year. Towns adjacent to Watertown were also affected by no-travel and stay-in-place orders to members of the public. Lots of details emerging, sometimes minute-to-minute.

  • Tango9

    for what it's worth, here's that Jihadi assholes youtube acct:  http://www.youtube.com/user/muazseyfullah