Bobbie & John
29, April 2013
The Boston Marathon Bombings
The Boston Marathon is an annual race that has been taking place on Patriot’s Day, which is the third Monday of April, since 1897. The race usually attracts about 20,000 participants and more than 500,000 spectators! On April 15, 2013 the Boston Marathon was targeted by two radical Islamic brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev. At approximately 2:49 PM on that day, two bombs were detonated at the home stretch of the race on Boyleston Street. The bombs were placed 180 yards apart and were detonated 13 seconds apart from one another, killing 3 and injuring over 180. This is possibly the biggest and most controversial terroristic event we have seen since 9/11!
I would love to know the motives of these terrorists. What were they thinking? Was this a part of their religious beliefs? Was this revenge on someone or something? There are still so many questions that are unanswered and that we may never know the answers to. I am very intrigued by this because it is the first act of terror on American soil in which I am old enough to truly understand what is actually going on.
The title of my first article is ’10 Boston Marathon Rumors That Need To Be Stopped Immediately’, I found this article through Bobbie when she had her class on the Boston Marathon Bombing on Wednesday April 24, 2013. This article talks about rumors of the bombings such as the death toll, false flag reports, and also government involvement in the attack.
In my opinion, some of those ‘rumors’ could be true. Even though they have already found the bombers and they have been convicted I still am skeptical about the possible government involvement. There were many changes in the story of what had happened which could have been from people questioning the story. It is also going to be hard to find out the truth because one brother is dead and the other is in critical condition at a hospital in Boston.