Skip to comments.Terrorism Expert to Newsmax: Boston Blast a McVeigh-Like Attack
Posted on 04/15/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
A renowned expert on world terrorism says the deadly blasts that rocked Boston have all the earmarks of a domestic attack not unlike Timothy McVeighs 1995 truck-bomb explosion in Oklahoma City.
Its interesting the timing of this event, Dr. Harvey Kushner told Newsmax TVs The Steve Malzberg Show.
Its Patriots Day, Tax Day. Its a holiday in Boston and were coming up on what was the Oklahoma City bombing April 19th, and also the Battle of Lexington, which started the American Revolution.
A lot of domestic terrorist organizations used to key in on that date, April 19. And Boston is the center of this patriot movement and patriot feeling.
Kushner, author of Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States and The Encyclopedia of Terrorism said the marathons prominence appears to be a factor in it being targeted.
Whether its at the hand of a domestic terrorist, or an internationally sponsored group or a wannabe, this is not good for this country because it just shows the vulnerability of this nation.
This is not flying planes into buildings, but its certainly hitting America on an important day and it just shows our vulnerability.
He said he believed the explosions could be the work of a McVeigh type, if I could be so bold.
Kushner, Chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice at Long Island University, said other large U.S. cities could now be in jeopardy.
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Its also Israeli Independence Day and also a time where we remember the Holocaust..but I guess thats not something these “experts” want to discuss
Not to be taken too seriously ... he’s only a rental from a no-name college.
What a freaking idiot.
These clowns are desperate for a pasty white bomber but it sounds like they’re going to have to wait some more.
This is impressive though. The left is pulling out all of the stops pushing this right-wing terrorist angle.
I’m not an “expert” but I see it as being more like a 60s Weather Undergroud-Like Attack.
It’s also close to the 65th anniversary of the founding of modern Israel. The Muzzies tend to have an itch about that.
Yep. Sh!theel Stalinists using the old Saul Alinsky playbook.
This is a crowd....not a building and I think this is a rather large group...maybe 9 perps.
Ok, the next person says “But I slept in a Holiday Inn Express” wins the prize.
Moron. Tim targeted a government building.
The Twin Towers were civilian targets.
It’s not the 19th...
Stretching your premise like that shows AGENDA.
Thanks to the boy emperor, we are all Israelis now.
The reality is that it's frequently the first really warm week of the year ~ and they can get out and do this stuff.
Mad bombers aren't necessarily anniversary driven, although professional mad bombers will try to hit a significant holiday or other celebratory time just to rub our noses in it.
With HSD wasting a lot of time looking over purchases of fertilizer and motor oil, the professional terrorists have to resort to more symbolic, but certainly still deadly, old fashioned black powder bombs.
In the Jewish calendar today is the 5th of Iyar, so it is exactly the 65th anniversary of the Israeli declaration of independence.
Actually, in Israel, everyone walks around with guns..when I was there..you walk freely around the country and see armed guards and soldiers with guns..you would never see that here, because remember, according to the left guns are evil evil evil
McVeigh wasn’t nearly as right wing as the left painted him. I’ve read some of his little manifestos and in most respects he would have fit in with Klan Pink quite nicely.
I expected even more of them coming out of the woodwork blaming the Tea Party or Conservatives. Just sling crap like they did in Arizona expecting that at least 40% to 50% of their voter base would believe it long after it was shown otherwise. I guarantee that a good percentage of the low brain function Progressive crowd to this day will state that the shooter was a Tea Party member.
A lot? Name two perfessor!
Fertilizer and other stuff was used as alternative, because old fashioned black powder was heavily monitored/regulated?
Hitler’s birthday is 4/20...same as International smoke weed day.
Thanks for that information.
I did not know.
But the OKC attack was anti-government. Blowing up spectators at a marathon just doesn’t make sense (from the terrorists perspective.). What does this accomplish? These victims were not government workers or part of the 1% or necessarily of any common mindset (except they liked running.)
I can understand why the Taliban use IEDs against the US. They see us as occupiers.
The only “target” here is Americans.
How about "I slept with a Holiday Inn hostess" ?
All the earmarks of a domestic attack, with the exceptions of the perpetrator being a Saudi-national, Al Queda, foreign born, illegal-who-overstay-his-student-visa. But, in all other respects, a domestic terrorist attack.
The media completely ignored the bomb that was mailed to Joe Arpaio last week. Any wagers that it came from the Left of the aisle or possibly someone with a heart-on for our neighbors South of the border?
Excellent point. BTW, I hear the explosive used was professional grade, more typical of foreign sourced terror groups. Quite a Gao between that and a truckload of fertilizer. Did this “expert” consider this critical detail? Or would such an omission reflect intentional propaganda? See, I think we have to stop calling it an agenda. Everybody’s got an agenda. Only the pros use systematic disinformation.
The other guy they're looking for was in all black clothes and tried to enter a restricted area with a backpack on then was turned away.. Possibly a foreign accent. Hopefully, he's on video or photo somewhere.
It also appears that ball bearings were the shrapnel used.
Gao = gap
Droid’s fault ...
The FBI and CIA and now maybe DHS often whip up entrapment schemes, lead on and plant ideas in certain peoples heads who are crazed and impressionable in order to make a bust, they even go so far as to supply materials and weapons, but soemtimes it goes too far. We see it in the news from time to time.
Every time something like this happens the people are punished with more tyrannical control
The leftists are attempting to divert attention from themselves
So it was some ditto head who listen to Rush, like OKC. / sarc
Has anyone ever considered that some of these terrorist attacks may have been perpetrated by the government in order to terrorize the people into submission and control ? [/waco conspiracy strait jacket]
Earlier tonight, Mark Levin played an audio clip of some hack-analyst on CNN talking about how this attack had the signs of an Al Queda “and other right-wing attacks.” LMAO! Trying to equate Al Queda with “right wing.”
An expert who doesn’t even know that McVeigh couldn’t build a bomb to save his life until Abu Sayef taught Terry Nichols in Cebu.
So I guess he’s right in that regard... the attacks were similar since all of the bombs were made by musloids.
black powder has a simple recipe contained in every dictionary. there’s nothing suspicious about any of the ingredients.
Its interesting the timing of this event,
Yeah ironic that it happened on all those days, never mind it was also the day of the Boston Marathon.
good grief these people are idiots.
tar and feathers needs to make a comeback
4/20!!!!!!!!!!! Weed day not Hitler day!
The third suspect is an Iraqi security operative that works for Saddam Hussein?
Studies point to.....experts say....
Blah, blah, blah....
I get better guesses from a Oija Board ..... Or a Magic Eight Ball...
IMO, they seem like a hastily planned and executed jihadist attack in retalliation for the children that obama killed last week. and you can bet they’ll try like hell to cover that reality up if it turns out to be the case. This wasn’t domestic.
What a crock! Trying to pin this on some radical 'conservative' (as they attempted to make McVeigh) is exactly what liberals want to do.
It's far more likely to be a Muslim associate - just the type that liberals love to make nice with.
Long Island University? LOL
Loser- Big Loser
You're onto something. This coulda been a revenge of those who had to undergo the torture of watching the movie!
Yes I was thinking the same thing this is a large sophisticated cell that wanted to kill American children. This is Jihadi....
I’m telling you THE BABY KILLERS DID IT!!!!!
Foreign jihadis would have more explosives too, so my money is on 1-3 local jihadis.
But what do I know.
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