The sun is shining, the breeze is gentle, and the temperature hovers in the t-shirt range. Yet, last night, explosions and gunfire yet again rocked the city of Boston and new details concerning the perpetrators behind the Boston explosions have surfaced.
The streets that those of us living in the area have walked in one time or another are now dead quiet, as police patrol the streets for a massive manhunt. At these times, I am so grateful that I live in the United States, that explosions like this are not common occurrences, and when they are, the government puts all its power into resolving the situation. I couldn’t imagine living in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and having IED explosions interwoven into daily life.
I hope that this incident will force the US to reevaluate its anti-terrorism stances, and correct so many wrongs in the Middle East we have perpetrated since 9/11. We can’t afford to do the same thing in Chechen, Russia.