Though we don’t have all the facts, as of yet, and don’t know where to point the fingers of blame in this heinous attack on Americans participating in the Boston Marathon, the perpetrators need to understand that this nation under Obama will not rest or leave a stone un-turned until they are caught and brought to justice. Make no mistake about it: You picked on the wrong country, the wrong people and the wrong President. Obama is no wimp. Anyone who has survived the streets of Chicago is not going to allow the likes of you – and whoever your accomplices are – get away with murder on his watch. And, yes, this may well affect the immigration bill – but only if it turns out that the perpetrators came from your country. America would be fools not to make the list, and check it twice, to make sure they’re not opening the gates to those who come here to harm us, and not to become good citizens – no matter where you’re from.
It really took me the entire day to get over the initial shock of learning about the attack on innocent people, enjoying a day out with their families, participating in a sport for charitable organizations and fun. This did not take place on some battle field, it took place in our neighborhoods, where our children walk, romp and play. The consequences will not be light. But we will make sure we have the right one – there will be none of the knee jerk blanket arrests just to go after those vicarious enemies you wanted to corral all along under the guise of national security.
The people of Boston, likewise, won’t rest until they ferret you out either. You probably know by now, there is no such a thing as a perfect plan or a perfect get away. It’s human nature to trip ones self up when a crime against humanity has been perpetrated. So it’s going to be sooner than later that you will be brought to just – and you would want to be brought to justice; because if those citizens of Boston get their hands of you – there’ll probably very little of you remaining to sit for a trial.
Not that I’m condoning mob violence, mind you. It’s just that, your having launched two bombs in the midst of a peaceful crowd, is tantamount to shooting someone in their back – both an act of hostility and cowardice, and most people don’t really have to maintain civility under those circumstances – the first human instinct would probably be to stomp your behind into a mudhole – at least that would be my response – and then plead self defense later.
My condolences to those who lost loved ones under this horrific attack. I know there aren’t enough words to make you feel better. My prayers to those who were injured or who witnessed this evil first hand. The Infinite is working in and through you to move you forward – they meant it for evil, but hopefully some good will come of this negative occurrence.
And for the rest of the population, I have to quote something we frequently hear in New York and other areas about suspicious packages – “If you see something, say something.” Don’t assume it was left there by accident. We don’t you to be paranoid, just mindful, watchful, careful, and diligent. Better to report it and be wrong, than to see, ignore it, and later find it was an explosive device of some sort.
Stay Blessed &
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