Pictures of Suspects in Marathon Bombing Released
Photos of two men wearing the type of backpack believed to have been used by the Boston Marathon bomber, or bombers, have been released to the general public. One of the men is seen leaving his backpack near the scene of the second explosion.
“Today we are enlisting the public’s help to identify the two suspects,” Mr. DesLauriers, said, the special agent in charge of the F.B.I.’s Boston field office at a news conference Thursday evening in Boston.
The FBI says it has been painstakingly pouring over thousands of photographs and video to determine if a suspect was captured by a camera. They have also been attempting to decide if it was the work of one or more individuals. They are fairly certain that there were two, one wearing a black baseball type cap, and one wearing a white one.
During the day, an interfaith service was held, and included state officials, former governor Mitt Romney, and the President and First Lady. Each speaker offered condolences to the victims and their families, but also emphasized the strength and character of the people of Boston, and the state of Massachusetts. Senseless and cowardly attacks on innocent men, women, and children serve no purpose but to incur the wrath of a community, and ensure the resolve of the American people to defend themselves against terror, both foreign and domestic.
Beginning with President Bill Clinton, our Presidents have spent too much time having to console a country or a city. From the Oklahoma Bombing, to the tragic events of 911, and more recently the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary, and now the Boston Marathon, our leaders have been at the forefront, offering consolation, prayers, and justice.
And, is our government to blame for a part of this? Violence begets violence, and we are guilty of many acts which have incited the anger of many others with whom we share the planet.
Do not misunderstand me, none of these aforementioned cowardly and selfish acts can be defended in even the smallest way. But it’s time that ours and all governments stop the “sabre rattling”, cease rushing to attack our enemies, and admit that all people of the world want the same things for them and for their families.
The common man does not declare war, governments do. There was no joy in my generation being forced to attack Vietnamese families who we never knew. And those who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan will tell you the same story. Soldiers carry out orders, right or wrong. Those in authority are guilty of the proliferation of violence. And Monday 186 people suffered the consequences of our government’s aggression, at least in some way.
Columnist-The Guardian Express