Two devices were set off at the terminal phase of Boston’s historic marathon. They blew up, killing and wounding a number of citizens, children and adults. According to law enforcement sources, more bombs were set to explode but did not. These facts, and maybe more, compelled authorities to identify the bombing as a “Terror Act,” and both the Administration and Congress are dealing with the killings as such an attack. The main focus should be to determine who was behind the attack because the reason for it was pretty obvious: it was to terrorize the American public and to intimidate the U.S. Government. The “why” is clear; the “who” remains to be determined, and it could be quickly unveiled.
Though the Obama Administration announced to the nation after the killing of Bin Laden and al-Awlaki that “al-Qaeda is on the run and on its path of decline,” let that assertion not cast a shadow on realityWalid Phares