It was interesting going this morning as I checked over various bloggers out there both left and right. It wasn’t so much what the actual blogger said, but what the commenters said or rather wanted to believe.
The Boston marathon bomb was a horrific act of terrorism, no one has yet admitted who did it or why, yet entrenched views came out in various places that blogged on the issue as well as the MSM. People jumped to conclusions in other words.
The bloggers to the right, were possibly a bit more cautious having been caught out by the likes of Breivik in the past when what appeared to be a standard islamic outrage turned out to be something else entirely. Yet still most commenters of a right bent assumed the bombing was islamic in nature.
The left however were convinced almost to a person that the bomber was a right wing nut influenced by the Republican Party of the USA. Though quite why they think a right wing nut was influenced by the Republicans is anyone’s guess, but when it comes to muckspreading the left believe the wider the spray the better the results. Some out there still believe Breivik was an EDL member.
The fact though are, that we simply do not know and the investigation is currently getting under way. Precautions have been taken as in a couple of Arabic men were escorted off a plane, but again it might just have been passenger paranoia, a very understandable reaction though.A Saudi man was also arrested at the scene after acting suspiciously and had burns and wounds, but again he may just be an innocent victim.
In the USA it was also tax assesment day which occasionally triggers protests by right wingers who hate paying (too much) tax. However a marathon is not one of their usual targets, it’s normally a government building.
Speculation is going to be rife over the next few days, you can read various comments online from people who are convinced they know who and why.
The facts however remain at variance with what’s being said by the authorities. They don’t know and if they have their suspicions, they aren’t saying.
We should do the same.