A terrorist is "one who commits/creates a terror" -websters dictionary. Yes I would call that a terror so it was a terrorist but probably not the middle eastern radical terrorist like your probably thinking
that is what the media is portraying it as. I think it might be, but im not sure that it was from an extremist group in particular, otherwise I would think that the attack would have a greater velocity.
The media is calling it that, but that's the media for you. In fact, it's still being investigated. It could have been a domestic nutcase just wanting to stir things up. Of course, that's terrorism in a way, but not the political terrorism we usually think of. At this point, I don't even have an opinion.
They are considered terrorist attacks for several reasons. The bombs exploded near the finish line, the most crowded area of the race. Both bombs were within one hundred yards of each other, and investigators discovered two mores explosive devices and were able to prevent more explosions. The JFK Library fire, according to the investigators, had no relation to the explosions, and no injuries there were reported. Weirdest coincidence ever. Our thoughts and prayers go to those that lost loved ones.
why join the Media Circus of speculation, false guesses and just plain nonsense? It is way to early in the investigation to know who/what/why, and all the asking and guessing isn't going to give you any REAL information. Notice nobody cares about the "very serious real attack by North Korea"(yeah right!) all of a sudden? There's a new Bandwagon for people to get led onto..
It is a terrorist attack. I don't think it's al qaida because they haven't taken credit for it. They would have by now I would think. They have taken credit for stuff they haven't done so why be quiet now?
A terrorist tactic, two bombs, true, & anyone can do this. This act was possibly someone showing contempt toward recent anti-gun/freedom infringement arguments. The significance of Boston, in history, & being Patriots Day is very symbolic. Will not be surprised if it turns out to be some horribly misguided anarchist type who crawled out of their basement bunker yesterday to make a statement. Arrogant crazy people like this, who think they're smarter than the rest of the world, always miss something. They'll be caught. Karma - never doubt it.