I was sitting at my station yesterday, taking calls, when my coworker came in and told us that bombs had gone off at the Boston Marathon. It took a bit to realize that it was real (not because we’re consummate jokers, but because it was somewhat unbelievable). But on my break I went out there to see what was going on.
As of today, numbers are about 3 dead, 144 injured, and a lot of questions. CNN’s article is enlightening in that it reveals absolutely nothing about who did it, merely saying the “police have leads.” Which sounds a lot like the police don’t have much of a clue either. The end of the article states that a Saudi National is being guarded at the hospital as a person of interest, and that another suspect with dark skin and a possible accent may be wanted.
Of course, once we heard about it, everyone went crazy trying to figure out who. Muslims, Christians, (one CNN analyst kept pushing that it was probably a right wing group, whatever that means. I’ve seen left wing terrorists labeled as right wing as soon as the media hits).
The third blast at the JFK library is being claimed to be a “mechanical” issue, rather than a bomb. Not sure I believe that.
Where does that leave us? Well, people are scared, and hurt. The AFA on facebook was talking about how they had sent out an info packet to all their members to start helping their Folk, which is a good start. I’m pretty sure other organizations out there are doing the same. This would normally be the part where i give a place you can donate money or time to, but I don’t have anything like that.
I merely offer my prayers to Hel that the souls of the dead find peace, and my prayers to the rest of the Aesir and the Vanir that justice is brought to bear on the true culprits.