Monday, April 15, 2013
Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack: Nation is on Alert, Shades of 9/11; Third Device Found in Mandarin Hotel
The second bomb blast today at the Boston Marathon
Chaos in Boston this afternoon
By Nicholas Stix
Authorities have found a third incendiary device in the Mandarin Hotel, near the attacks, and which had been evacuated.
On CNN, Jake Tapper and the station’s medical correspondent are trying to calm viewers’ nerve by saying that the nationwide alert is just “protocol,” but it’s more than that; the protocol is for terrorist attacks, or anytime we have reason to believe we’ve been attacked. Well, duh: We’ve been attacked.