I’ve hesitated to comment on yesterday’s Boston terror attack. Much of what could be said right now would be either obvious, or premature.
In the ‘obvious’ category: To attack masses of ordinary people trying to do something happy is singularly evil. (Some call it ‘cowardly’; but that’s not enough: It’s human evil.) Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
As to ‘premature’, I haven’t seen much real info yet on the identity or motives of the perpetrators. But hey, if you have seen something (or, as we get more news), please feel free to post it in the comments. Ditto for patterns in the Obama administration’s response.
As to patterns in the media coverage, it does seem as though some of the usual suspects want to wrongly insinuate the patriotic Right being at fault; but even there, the pattern (if any) is still forming.
As to the trial of Kermit Gosnell (who also slaughtered innocents) and its possible impacts, here are a few items of interest:
- The lamestream media has finally been forced to send reporters to the trial.
- Other unsafe/unsanitary abortion clinics are coming to light. (I thought these clinics were supposed to be better than back alleys?)
- LauraW (at Ace) puts her finger on why this matter is so sensitive for the pro-abortion Left: “As long as the belief persists among most reasonable people that the child has not been formed yet, and will not suffer, they will tolerate [abortion]…However, as soon as they understand that big, live, squealing babies are being murdered in abortion facilities, the spell is broken.”
UPDATE: As of this morning, Obama is calling the Boston attack ‘evil’ and an act of terror. Kudos – glad to see him state it clearly. Still no info, yet, on who did it.
And, so far as I know, still no comment from Obama on Gosnell. Yes, I am drawing a moral equivalency here between Gosnell and the Boston terrorist(s): both appear to have killed wantonly.
UPDATES: It looks like a pressure-cooker IED was used in Boston.
Steny Hoyer (D) says the attacks are “proof” that the ‘sequester’ budget cuts are bad, before catching himself and conceding that the paltry cuts are not “having any impact presently.”
UPDATE: The Obama administration, on the other hand, seems to have slashed the domestic bombing-prevention budget by 45% in its time, while reportedly spending $200 million on Hawaiian vacations.