The bombing at the Boston Marathon was an extremely shocking and tragic event that shook America and the world. There hasn't been any indication who committed this atrocity, and the ethnicity, origin, and whereabout remain unknown. Those facts haven't driven the conversation though. Speculation has run rampant, with specific words or phrases being blown out of proportion as people try to make sense of what happened.
It's going to be a while before that is possible. Until then, we are left with confusion and anger.
The Boston Marathon attacks will define terrorism for next generation of Americans thebea.st/Z0Rd1A— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 16, 2013
2 men removed from a flight last night who committed the crime of "speaking Arabic"politico.com/story/2013/04/…— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 16, 2013
Pakistan Taliban denies involvement in Boston Marathon blasts dnai.in/bmXg— dna (@dna) April 16, 2013
BREAKING: "Saudi national" on student visa is no longer a suspect in Boston Marathon bombing. Many a Fox News viewer still pushing theory— DC Debbie (@DCdebbie) April 16, 2013
Classy move by Arsenal & Everton, holding a moment of silence for yesterday's Boston Marathon tragedy.— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) April 16, 2013
Bombs in Boston were similar to ones used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. wapo.st/12jLvIN— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 16, 2013
Texas news stations are quick to show graphic Boston marathon carnage, but almost never mention war casualties in Iraq/Afghanistan. #TVnews— koogmo (@koogmo) April 16, 2013
Limbaugh: “Whoever Blew Up The Boston Marathon May As Well Be Bill Ayers” bit.ly/11o4VLk VID— Daily Rushbo (@DailyRushbo) April 16, 2013
Entrepreneur beats Boston Marathon conspiracy theorists at their own game bit.ly/10bNgtM— BosBizKyle (@bosbizkyle) April 16, 2013