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Friday, April 19, 2013

I thought this was interesting regarding how they got the lead they needed to get the first of the murderers


Now as to why the bombers did it, how many there are, whether it's a political motive or just a group of losers (a lot of what does it in our country), those are the questions we won't know for awhile. Chechnya connection does not guarantee a specific motive. If they get some alive that's the only hope for an answer and not always then.

What interested me with this is once again it was an ordinary citizen, the man who lost both his legs, who as soon as he regained consciousness said he had seen the man's face who planted that bomb. His ID helped authorities get the photos out of the crowds. 

So often I hear-- leave this up to the authorities, trained people, but so often, as with so many of the lives saved that day, it's ordinary people who know what to do and do it.

Hopefully soon they will have the rest of the killers whether it's just the one surviving brother or more involved in this plot.

8 comments:

Hattie said...

This story is developing so fast. I am learning things moment by moment on my twitter feed.

Rain Trueax said...

It's not something we are likely to ever understand. Some kind of mythic idea of a black flag and a group coming from there to attack the world. What makes people take on a mythology like that and abandon any chance for their own life to have meaning by taking on something outside. I don't think we'll ever get it.

Anonymous said...

Each time I am faced with physical conditions that I fear I cannot endure, I recall how a young woman in Wichita withstood the ravages of severe beating and multiple rates to run barefoot and naked through snow, ice, and temperatures in the teens or twenties for at least 1/2 mile to get help. Her motivation? She did not believe that she would live through the ordeal, but she wanted to provide descriptions of the perps who had killed the three other people, including her fiance, with whom she had been having a quiet evening. Wonderfully, she lived. The men were tried and convicted. Her name remains unreported to this day, for obvious reasons.
Cop Car

Anonymous said...

Well..."rates" should have read "rapes", of course.
CC

Rain Trueax said...

we saw some very brave people in this situation also. Humans can be unbelievable in terms of what they can endure and do. Of course, they can also be the worst of species.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It is amazing how some people can be so brave and good, and then others can be like the bad seed....

This has been rather scary last night and today because I have family in Watertown and with the search and all the Helicopters, etc., they are right there in the middle of manhunt...!



Rain Trueax said...

That would be frightening, Naomi. I hope nobody else will be hurt before this is concluded-- hopefully soon.

Rain Trueax said...

Once again Senator Graham proves he's nuts.