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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:20 PM

106. The attack occured in Boston, but it was not an attack on Boston.

This is true in the same way that the same was true on 9/11/01. The attack occurred at the World Trade Center in NY, and the Pentagon, but it was an attack on the United States, in total. In fact, an earlier version of the 9/11 plan included suicide plane attacks in other cities as well.

The Boston Bombers also planned to attack outside Boston. They also planned to attack Times Square.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/25/us/boston-attack/

The Boston Bombers were not trying to settle a score with the city of Boston, or the state of Massachusetts.

They were carrying out attacks on the United States. The marathon in Boston was convenient. They were not specifically targeting the citizens of Boston, they were targeting Americans who would be participating in the marathon.

Now, I'd rather see this guy spend the rest of his life in prison. But screaming about how Holder said FU to the city of Boston because he's not using polling data from Boston to make this decision is ridiculous.

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