In Boston Bomb Attack No Excuse for Media Speculation Jeffrey Goldberg stikes a pose as the voice of reason:
In an era in which none of us like to leave anything unsaid, and in which technology offers us the opportunity to say things fast, we often succumb to the urge to speculate. Shortly after the 2011 shootings in Norway, I asked publicly whether a Mumbai-type attack had visited Europe, the implication being that Muslim terrorists were behind the atrocity. It was perfectly plausible to suggest that Muslim terrorists were to blame — except that they weren’t. I learned my lesson.
The lesson was: “Hey guys, let’s not rush to judgment. This could be another Breivik!”
“It’s interesting the timing of this event,’’ Dr. Harvey Kushner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.
“It’s Patriot’s Day, Tax Day. It’s a holiday in Boston and we’re coming up on what was the Oklahoma City bombing April 19th, and also the Battle of Lexington, which started the American Revolution.
“A lot of domestic terrorist organizations used to key in on that date, April 19. And Boston … is the center of this patriot movement and patriot feeling.’’
Kushner, author of “Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States’’ and “The Encyclopedia of Terrorism’’ said the marathon’s prominence appears to be a factor in it being targeted.
“You have cameras there you have news coverage, so a big statement has been made by this,’’ he said.
“Whether it’s at the hand of a domestic terrorist, or an internationally sponsored group or a wannabe, this is not good for this country because it just shows the vulnerability of this nation.
“This is not flying planes into buildings, but it’s certainly hitting America on an important day and it just shows our vulnerability.’’
He said he believed the explosions could be the work of “a McVeigh type, if I could be so bold.’’
The “experts” aren’t sure which jewish boogeyman to blame yet.