Six hours after the first bomb went off, it is still too early to claim we have a great grasp of today’s events in Boston, but there are some things we can claim with relative certainty.
- The explosions were indeed bombs.
- Two detonated near the finish line at the end of the Boston Marathon.
- Relative to the sort of bombs we’re used to seeing in attacks oversees, the bombs that did detonate were relatively small, weak, and crude, yet still effective due to the density of the crowd.
- Hospitals confirm several fatalities. There are many victims in critical condition, and more than 130 reported injured.
- authorities are looking at multiple “persons of interest,” but there are no confirmed suspects, and no arrests.
- the people of Boston, from runners to bystanders to first responders to medical and military personnel performed brilliantly and selflessly.
- Conspiracy theorists of all stripes discredited themselves tremendously today, most of whom were associated with the mainstream and alternative media.
Beyond this, most of what we are hearing from the media is based up anonymous officials merely relaying rumors they have heard.
Pray for the victims. They are real.
Then tune out. Do Something Else. Watching pundits who know no more than you do (and quite possibly less) helps no one.