Monday, April 15, 2013

The Boston Bombing  

Today is Monday, 15 April 2013.

According to the latest media reports, the bombs which detonated at the Boston Marathon contained no trace of a sophisticated explosive, such as C-4.  This inclines me to believe that they they were relatively crude, such as the ammonia nitrate bomb used by Tim McVeigh at the Murrah Federal Building in 1993. 

That bomb was, of course, far larger, and meant to bring down a building.  These bombs were too small to seriously damage a building, and filled with ball bearings, meaning their target was anti-personnel.  They could be constructed by any reasonably intelligent person from plans found in US military manuals and on the Internet.

This leads me to the conclusion that the bomber (more likely) or bombers were probably extreme-right wing Americans:  McVeigh, not Bin Laden.


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