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America rallies around Boston

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

It was a scene all to reminiscent of Sept. 11, 2001, albeit not on the same scale.
Chaos. Blood. Confusion. Smoke. The sounds of sirens wailing in the distance. The United States had been hit by terrorism again—this time at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
As soon as I heard about the bombing, I posted on my Facebook page about my continual disappointment in humanity and questioned how human beings could have such callous disregard for another human’s life. It was the same question I posed after Sept. 11.
I also felt many of the same emotions I felt Sept. 11. Outrage, anger, a disbelief that this could happen. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised, however. This is the world in which we live now. It’s the world in which we will live long after I’m gone, I suspect.
Don’t believe for a second this latest attack was “political.” While George W. Bush was in office, 17 different terror attacks were thwarted in the U.S. Since Barack Obama has been in office, 13 different terror attacks have been thwarted—and he still has three years to go. These radicals don’t care who the President of the United States is, even if you do.
The sad reality is there are evil people in the world. There are people who wake up every day with their only mission being to figure out how to bring down the U.S.—how to make improvised explosives that can inflict the maximum amount of damage on U.S. citizens. It doesn’t matter if it’s women or children that are injured are killed. In their eyes, we’re all the same—infidels.

It was a scene all to reminiscent of Sept. 11, 2001, albeit not on the same scale.

Chaos. Blood. Confusion. Smoke. The sounds of sirens wailing in the distance. The United States had been hit by terrorism again—this time at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

As soon as I heard about the bombing, I posted on my Facebook page about my continual disappointment in humanity and questioned how human beings could have such callous disregard for another human’s life. It was the same question I posed after Sept. 11.

I also felt many of the same emotions I felt Sept. 11. Outrage, anger, a disbelief that this could happen. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised, however. This is the world in which we live now. It’s the world in which we will live long after I’m gone, I suspect.

Don’t believe for a second this latest attack was “political.” While George W. Bush was in office, 17 different terror attacks were thwarted in the U.S. Since Barack Obama has been in office, 13 different terror attacks have been thwarted—and he still has three years to go. These radicals don’t care who the President of the United States is, even if you do.

The sad reality is there are evil people in the world. There are people who wake up every day with their only mission being to figure out how to bring down the U.S.—how to make improvised explosives that can inflict the maximum amount of damage on U.S. citizens. It doesn’t matter if it’s women or children that are injured are killed. In their eyes, we’re all the same—infidels.

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