Boston Marathon bombings show that Americans are terror targets, around the clock

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The FBI claims to have foiled 53 terror plots against America since 9-11, but deadly pandemonium is just one successful terrorist attack away.

The Boston Marathon bombings are a sobering reminder that happy people enjoying freedom in the world’s most liberated nation are the perpetual targets of bloodlusty cowards, who live to murder innocent men, women, and children without regret.

They hatch their evil plots around the clock, unfailingly and unflinchingly.

As of this writing, three people were killed and nearly 200 were injured on a sunny Monday that bustled with the uplifting business of daily living in the Cradle of Liberty.

Anger and sorrow over loss of life and limbs were intensified with the horrific revelation that the youngest fatality was 8-year-old Martin Richard, whose excitement must have known no bounds as he waited eagerly to bear-hug his marathon-running dad when he crossed the finish line.

It is a small measure of comfort that the tragic lad’s final thought likely brimmed with pride and happiness over watching his father achieve a Herculean feat of endurance.

No arrests were made at press time, but American investigators are experts in their field. It won’t be long before they make a beeline for the culpable pond scum. Count on it.

Terror attacks have always been the bargaining chip of mankind’s crud, but their deadly germination in modern times — more than 60 Islamo-fueled terror attacks have occurred around the world since January — can be laid near-squarely at the doorstep of jihadists, whose omnipresent threat cannot be ignored, denied, or under-investigated.

The Boston bombings — a pair of explosions seconds apart — certainly bear the hallmarks of an orchestrated attack from our sworn enemies. But U.S. might is an unbiased muscle, and U.S. law enforcers refused correctly to point any fingers until all the facts are in, showing lesser regimes how justice is sought in this civilized nation.

American authorities exercise caution to a fault. It is the better part of a valor system that naysayers, who are quick to balk at vital U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, should acknowledge the next time they rush to judgement about racial profiling.

Terrorists have no problem unleashing their demons indiscriminately. Yet the Oval Office’s response to the marathon bombings has been hugely disappointing.

No rage marked President Obama’s national addresses. No anger-laced pledge to catch the perpetrators. No infuriation, period.

Our fearful leader offered, instead, a string of contrived condolences, diluting his grasp on a calamity that has become all too recurring. The attack was a deliberate, malicious, undeniable act of terrorism, but Obama had a problem calling it one. He waited until the next day to use the term, as if hoping for a sudden discovery that aliens had thundered the blows from outer space.

Maybe if the White House was less paranoid about confronting and calling out terror acts, then terrorists would think twice before committing their terrorism.

Obama replaced anger with awkwardness — and it showed at a time when America deserved stronger leadership.!/BritShavana

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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