After 9/11, reading too many threads, now Boston and reading other ridiculous comments, I can't help but write this.
I get it... I think we all get it, and if you haven't 'gottten it', well... I fear you'll end up getting it in the worst way. What happened in
Boston is no doubt one of the worst events in American history, not just because of what happened and lives being lost. No, it's much worse than
that... How to put this... hmmm, what happened after 9/11? This will not just blow over, anybody should be able to understand this.
Now let me ask, what is the point of posting images on the internet, and identifying who we think might be responsible? Even though absolutely
nothing conclusive has been found, and multiple people have now been labeled as potential terrorists by the public. Good job guys, real proud. You
want truth in the real world? Well, that's not going to come from untrained professionals investigating something they know absolutely nothing
about. Not suggesting that there aren't any well informed individuals out there making reasonable claims, but that's all it is...
I am guilty of this too, so don't get it twisted. I wrote a thread a little bit ago, titled "The US Man Hunt" in which I wrote:
"I very much believe that the individuals responsible for this are ex-military. There's a lot to say on that front, but regardless of speculation,
these guys knew what they were doing. They've seen this before, and strategies have been adopted. "
Now I'm reading:
""If your experience and your expertise is Middle East terrorism, it has the hallmarks of al Qaeda or a Middle East group," former FBI Assistant
Director Tom Fuentes said. "If your experience is domestic groups and bombings that have occurred here, it has the hallmarks of a domestic terrorist
like Eric Rudolph in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics bombings."
"Fuentes said he has investigated both types of terrorism -- from Iraq to the United States -- and finds the Boston attack has elements of both. "It
has the hallmarks of both domestic and international (attacks), and you can see either side of that." "
I still stick by what I said... it being ex-military, considering the means, and the possible motives one may have after going through the
psychological torment that is war and all the things that have taken place over seas. I'd even go as far to say that any investigation should be in
this direction. It's not that difficult really to conclude this. Yet, I know that nothing that I've said in that recent thread or anything I could
say in the future will impact the outcome and investigation, for that is not what I do. If that's what you do, I thank you for trying to keep the
peace and bringing justice. But know your role. If you're so interested in counter-terrorism and investigations regarding terrorism, please feel
free to pursue a career in it, even journalism, till then... leave it to the professionals.
Unfortunately these events lend themselves to conversations on the internets that only serve one conclusion, that there are multiple ways to spin
stories and make absurd claims or even loosely accurate ones. That's it, it comes down to that... Where's the benefit? Sitting around debating if
a backpack looks like that backpack that was placed here in one photo and not another. Truth is, the real methods that are the means of investigation
that are at the disposal proper agencies are not available to the public. You are soooo many steps behind the investigation, it makes these
conversations look like child's play. You think that these individual efforts trump those who do this for a living? You don't even have access to
all of the video or images, there's much more available than what you're seeing on MSM, believe that. Why in the world would you want to continue on
in this fashion?
Now, I can answer these questions myself I guess, for the answers are obvious. All I'm saying is, "back down" a little bit and allow for this to
unfold. Trust me, there will be enough time for people to toss around conspiracies later. As of right now, we wait for information from sources that
can't be trusted, and reporters that don't know when it's best to bite their tongues. Which sounds like a double edged sword, but then again,
that's how revelations work.
So after all this being said, I'm making the following pledge:
I will not post speculative theories and information regarding the Boston bombing until the information outweighs the "what ifs". I will not
suggest that any party is guilty until, again, the information outweighs the "what ifs".
To keep it simple, you're not helping. Please find more beneficial coping means... This is the last thread in regards to Boston that I will
participate on for any foreseeable future, I now digress.