Obama Speaks to Nation About Boston Terror Attacks (VIDEO)
Matt | On 16, Apr 2013
Boston became the scene of a surprising and overwhelmingly tragic terrorist attack on Monday afternoon.
About four hours into the Boston Marathon, two bombs went off at 2:50 p.m. ET near the finish line of the race. The almost simultaneous explosions tore through the crowds, sending people running, and leaving blood everywhere on the sidewalks and street. As of Tuesday morning, three people were confirmed dead with an additional 176 injured, many with shrapnel wounds.
Authorities do not yet know who is responsible for the attacks. They are asking anyone with video or photos from the race to submit them to police or FBI.
Shortly after details emerged about the tragedy, President Obama addressed the nation from the briefing room of the White House. He acknowledged the act as one of terrorism and vowed that justice would be served to whomever perpetrated the acts.
As the investigation unfolds, authorities are learning more details about the exact causes of bombing. However, the opportunity has not been lost on some lawmakers to politicize the event already.
“The complacency that prevailed prior to September 11 has actually returned. And so we are newly reminded that serious threats to our way of life remain. And today again we recommit ourselves to the fight against terrorism at home and abroad,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on Tuesday morning. [SOURCE]
How tacky of Sen. McConnell to say that! So, is it the runners and attendees faults that they weren’t more vigilant about the prospect of a bomb at the race? Who even thinks like that? I get what Sen. McConnell tried to imply, but it’s far too early to point fingers at victims and law enforcement.
Right now, let’s just send up prayers for all those affected by the Boston tragedy. It is better to help and not hurt in these kinds of situations.