Though there has been rampant speculation online and elsewhere about who did the Boston Marathon bombing and why – no answers exist. Despite some less than responsible reports the investigation has yet to yield any definitive answers.
The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the world’s most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, three dead, including an 8-year-old boy, more than 140 wounded and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why.
Federal investigators said no one had claimed responsibility for the bombings on one of the city’s most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day. But the blasts among the throngs of spectators raised fears of a terrorist attack.
“Terrorism,” but who? Why? We just don’t know and jumping to conclusions will not only be counter-productive but dangerous as emotions run high.
What we do know is that the attack was sophisticated and could have been worse.
As many as two unexploded bombs were found near the end of the 26.2-mile course as part of what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack, but they were safely disarmed, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation.
The investigation continues. Until we have definitive answers let’s try to keep the speculating and stereotyping to a minimum.