In aftermath of Boston marathon bombing

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the dead and injured in today’s bombing at the Boston marathon. It is always a dilemma whether to even write about terrorism, given that terrorists’ motives are to utilize media coverage to spread their evil. On the other hand, it is the function of journalists to share information with people, and of commentators to raise awareness about points that might be lost in the shuffle.

A few thoughts: for quite some time, it has seemed relatively quiet here in the U.S. as far as acts of terror. But in reality, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have thwarted many attempted attacks on the homeland in recent years.

The death toll from today’s blasts near the marathon’s finish line would have been much higher than 3 – tragic though that number is – if it were not for the heroic efforts of medics on the scene and at nearby hospitals, some of whom had received training from Israelis in dealing with war wounds like these.

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