In America, one doesn't quite know who, where and what are dangerous. What was the point, the aim of that Boston Marathon bombing? Has anarchy reached the streets and events of the United States of America? I don't quite see it as the terrorism as I know it living here in Israel when nobody is quite sure who the bombers are and what they want.
Two explosions tore through the finish line of the world-famous race just before 3 p.m., going off simultaneously as throngs of onlookers watched runners complete the 26.2-mile trek. The timing of the blasts immediately sparked suspicions of a deliberate act.
“When multiple devices go off, that’s an act of terrorism,” a senior administration official told Fox News, just moments after President Obama delivered a statement to the nation and did not use the word “terror.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/15/explosion-reported-near-finish-line-boston-marathon-spokesman-says/#ixzz2QbGcKV4u
I've ranted plenty about winning that American security check lottery aka random checking. Israeli security practices profiling, which judges/analyzes me as what I am, a harmless overweight grandmother. During my last trip to the states a few months ago, I was "patted down" so frequently, most of the time being told, "just random checking." Too bad I hadn't bought a lottery ticket; I could have won a million dollars instead, since my name was coming up so often.
I live in Israel. I'm the survivor of a terror attack. I was even injured in that attack, though very lightly. I've lost friends and neighbors to terror attacks, so please don't consider me blind to the dangers. In all honesty, I think America is a more frightening place. We here in Israel have some idea who our enemies are. In the USA, considering the impossibility to predict attacks, shootings, etc. the attacker may be anyone at all, a disgruntled and/or unstable child, teen, employee, neighbor, family member or stranger. And, yes, there may also be foreign anarchists and terrorists ideologically and culturally related to the same Arab terrorists who want to murder Jews and destroy the State of Israel.
I ask in all sincerity:
How Americans can protect themselves from such dangers?
Honestly, I don't know.