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    What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    This had nothing to do with where these guys were born and everything to do with the radicalization of the older brother who turned the younger...
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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    The illegal kind that kills innocent people and serves no useful purpose because it kills innocent people.

    Oh, wait, that pretty much describes all terrorist acts. There is no difference. Terrorism is Terrorism no matter who carries it out.
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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?
    Islamist.

    It is ideology that motivated the terrorism.
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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    None of the above.

    Terrorism is a war tactic.

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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Islamist.

    It is ideology that motivated the terrorism.
    Don't you think you should gather more facts before making this judgment?

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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Islamist.

    It is ideology that motivated the terrorism.
    Don't you think you should gather more facts before making this judgment?

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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    Information available at this time:

    The terrorists were foreign born.
    One or both were naturalized citizens, I think both, and had lived here for many years.
    There was an overseas trip by the older brother, that may have been involved in his radicalization and possibly training/conditioning for terrorist ops... data scant at the moment.

    So it is both, in a sense.

    Based on statements by the family members, it is an Islamic family but a moderate one; the older brother became radicalized and militant and apparently persuaded the younger to join with him.

    Terrorism based on radical Islam had its beginnings overseas in the Mideast, so in that sense there is a foreign origin to the terrorism... but the perps were young naturalized citizens who'd lived here a long time, so apparently we are developing a domestic problem with radicalized/militant Islamist terror.

    Based on currently available information, but noting that such info is still pretty scarce...

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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    I think it has the earmarks of an AQ operation.

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    Re: What kind of terrorism was the Boston Marathon bombing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Information available at this time:

    The terrorists were foreign born.
    One or both were naturalized citizens, I think both, and had lived here for many years.
    There was an overseas trip by the older brother, that may have been involved in his radicalization and possibly training/conditioning for terrorist ops... data scant at the moment.

    So it is both, in a sense.

    Based on statements by the family members, it is an Islamic family but a moderate one; the older brother became radicalized and militant and apparently persuaded the younger to join with him.

    Terrorism based on radical Islam had its beginnings overseas in the Mideast, so in that sense there is a foreign origin to the terrorism... but the perps were young naturalized citizens who'd lived here a long time, so apparently we are developing a domestic problem with radicalized/militant Islamist terror.

    Based on currently available information, but noting that such info is still pretty scarce...
    Excellent post.

    The only thing I would add is that the younger brother (the one still alive) became a citizen approximately a year ago. The older brother was not a citizen, but was here legally.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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