Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
I don't think these guys choose to use the pressure cookers and hold on to the big one "just in case".
I think they choose to use the pressure cookers because they thought they were going to get away with it.
Whatever additional explosives they had available were for the next one, and the next one, and ...
Look at how things went down last night.
Those cats were absolutely scrambling; out robbing stores and carjacking folks at 10:30 at night.
Those images that the FBI circulated yesterday took these dudes completely by surprise.
The two of them had no real GTF out of Dodge plan, or at least not one that they could impliment immediately.
The box closed way more quickly then they ever suspected and when it did they went from cold-blooded, steely-eyed killers to amature hour.
Look at the kid's Twitter feed from Monday night and Tuesday, he's joking around like a clown. Sure he had to be nervous (I'd assume) but he didn't got to ground in any way at all. He's even cracking jokes about the victims.
Could they have packed a car with explosives and used it as a VBIED in an attempt to extricate themselves? I don't know.
But from the looks of things they had no such plan, or any real plan at all as far as it goes.
Last edited by soot; 04-19-13 at 04:27 PM.
We're (including journalists) still learning how to manage insta-info, and the "crowdsourcing" element is new. Appears that the FBI really was helped by regular citizens, including web-sleuth groups and social utilities. Brave new world that means more and more cameras recording our every move. Can't argue with the utility but do mourn the increasing loss of privacy.
How did this leak? WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC!
Hospital Denies Involvement In Leak Of Grisly Post-Mortem Photo Of Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect | The Smoking Gun
We may never know all of the facts behind this tragedy, but I am just going to guess that the younger brother was influenced by the older brother.
All that they have done is bring tragedy to innocent people and ultimately to themselves.
Let's hope that the younger brother is captured alive so that maybe we can learn what they hoped to accomplish by doing these horrible things.
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." ~ Lewis Carroll
Thank you, Quazi!