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Boston bombers deserve 'sentence of death'

Posted by: Tom Elliott | 16 April, 2013 - 3:06 PM
Boston Bombers

This Morning Melbourne time an appalling bomb attack killed at least 3 people and wounded around 150 in Boston. While no one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident, President Obama has already made it clear that those responsible will “feel the full weight of justice”.

Some of the descriptions of the attack’s immediate aftermath that have emerged are horrific.

Witnesses spoke of dozens of people with limbs missing, with those same limbs scattered about in plain view.

Medical facilities were quickly overwhelmed by those requiring immediate treatment to avoid death.

Windows on large nearby buildings were shattered, and blood lay in pools everywhere.

In summary – the finish line of the Boston Marathon was a scene of utter carnage just hours ago.

And yet, it seems both the runners and spectators were lucky, as although 2 bombs exploded, another 2 were located and defused before they went off.

Although we don’t know who was responsible, the fact that this attack was designed to maximise both casualties and terror during a normally fun sporting event has set tongues wagging.

In Jordan, an Al-Quaeda supporter named Mohammed al-Chalabi has stated that he was “happy to see the horror in America” and that “American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood”. The same man went on to say that this morning’s events in Boston might make people in the West realise that Arab lives are just as precious as American ones.

Such comparisons are odious in the extreme. Any deaths caused by terrorism are tragic – and what occurred today was most definitely a terrorist attack, irrespective of the perpetrator.

I doubt this bombing will lead to a new war, as the 9/11 attacks did almost 12 years ago. And I very much doubt that anything concrete will be achieved either, other than to remind people that no one is ever really safe.

There are some evil and twisted people out there who think the ends justify the means when it comes to targeting civilians. Let’s hope whomever planted these terrible bombs in Boston will soon be arrested, tried and subject to the maximum penalty America can apply – which hopefully will be a sentence of death…

Danger in our sister city, Boston

Smoke from one of the blasts can be seen clouding the finish line. (Photo: AP) NEIL MITCHELL: Probably most of us haven’t given a thought to terrorism for months. This, one way or the other, is a savage reminder. Australians in danger in our sister city, Boston.

 

Blog comments Your Say

  • The two patsy's that are blamed for the attack wont be allowed to survive. One is dead already. I bet they worked out that they were setup by black ops and tried to fight their way out. They were to be used to blame gun owners by Obama regime. Its the biggest story since Watergate if the media investigates further. They wont the script is being followed. Obama is a traitor.

    jay silk Friday 19 April, 2013 - 8:34 PM
  • Tom, if you consider yourself to be an intelligent individual, you will understand that the threat of death actually actually inspires mentally unbalanced persons to committ these kinds of heinous crimes, for they love death more than they love life.

    Linda Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 4:07 PM
  • "Tell me again how many civilians have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan by the US targeting terrorists? But hey, the end justifies the means... when it's not happening to first world countries."

    damn right, i have to say. americans have had too easy for too long when war was fought in other countries, and the only thing americans worried abt was whether they could get the latest smartphone before anyone else.

    If the US government is going to start a war, then no surprises that it's coming home.

    gumbah Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 12:57 PM
  • I extend my deepest sympathy for my brothers & sisters in Boston which were subject to a henious and cowardly act as precisely described by president Obama- with every other Australian I mourn.I would also like to mention I that the actions of the henious Family Court of Australia claims hundreds of our childrens' lives every year without ozzies batting an even eyelid.

    Dom Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 10:37 AM
  • We need the death penalty for crimes a lot less heinous than this bombing,BRING IT BACK......

    Gazza Wednesday 17 April, 2013 - 8:17 AM
  • "There are some evil and twisted people out there who think the ends justify the means when it comes to targeting civilians."

    Tell me again how many civilians have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan by the US targeting terrorists? But hey, the end justifies the means... when it's not happening to first world countries.

    mick Tuesday 16 April, 2013 - 11:31 PM

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