A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


April 16, 2013

Tragedy in Boston

   
      I hesitate to even comment on the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon yesterday.  Two explosions resulted in multiple deaths and horrific injuries to bystanders.  It should go without saying, that I am praying for those who lost their lives, and for those who whose lives have forever been changed from yesterday's event.  This post will be short because I do not want to give erroneous information or false details.  At this time, I just want to give you my impression of the initial coverage.
     As always happens, news sources are sometimes quick to jump to conclusions in their rush to be the first with the exclusive news.  And this is what was disturbing to me.  I am writing this just three hours after the detonation of the blasts.  The New York Post has reported that a Saudi national is being held as "a person of interest" at a local hospital.  Nothing further is known as I type these few words.
     Yet within one hour of the blasts, Shepperd Smith at Fox News reported that a suspect was in custody.  He then went on to question whether this could be a "local domestic cell" in the image of Oklahoma City or Waco.  Really?  Is the MSM, (in which I include Fox News) that eager to blame domestic terrorists, without a shred of evidence?  He even went so far as to point out it was "Patriot's Day" in Boston and perhaps this terrorist had an axe to grind.  He stopped just short of mentioning the Tea Party.
     Then there was Chris Matthews on CNN's Hardball:  "Normally, domestic terrorists, people tend to be on the far right, well that’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that."  He, too, is willing (perhaps even wanting) to consider that this heinous act was perpetrated by an American citizen that doesn't share his political ideology.  I just find it maddening that he never seems to consider that these monsters could be someone other than an American conservative that hates our country.
     There were witnesses who had served in Iraq and mentioned the distinct smell of cordite, the evidence of ball-bearings, and lower extremity wounds; all consistent with IEDs.  It is too early to pinpoint a specific suspect, and we may yet find out that the perpetrators are Americans or local terrorists.  And whoever is responsible should receive justice and punishment to the fullest extent of the law.  I am just disheartened that the first light of suspicion was so eagerly shone on "domestic terrorists."  I am getting tired of so-called journalists airing their opinions and emotions, instead of reporting facts.  I don't care to hear Shepperd Smith or Chris Matthews spew their personal hunches or theories.  Their job is to tell us what is happening.  If they don't know, then their job is to say that --- not offer up their delusional fantasies.
     All this being said, it is a reminder to us all that our homeland will never be safe from terror events such as what we witnessed in Boston.  It is our present reality that Evil abounds and we are all possible victims and quite vulnerable.  Yet we also observed great courage and compassion in the midst of this demonic plot.  Strangers provided assistance to the injured, and officials acted quickly to shut down cell phone service to inhibit any further detonations.  Medical personnel were quick to respond and police were able to gain control over the terrified spectators and escort them to safety.  The worst of Satan's plans cannot defeat the goodness that resides in humanity.  The days to come will provide more answers.  In the meantime, let's pray that God's mercy will reign on this country.

Psalm 37:9     "For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth."


   
   

6 comments:

  1. Praying for those killed and maimed.....

    oy...

    /sarcasm on

    Well to 'fix' this we need to pass a law that makes it illegal to blow people up!

    oh, wait.......

    How about banning "high capacity" garbage cans! YEAH! that will work!

    /sarcasm off

    Rory

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    1. It's so hard to know what to believe anymore, isn't it? But the reality is that people are dead or maimed and our country is hurting. Yes, we are strong and will rebound, but i pray that people will turn to God first for healing, and then He will help us to move forward in recovery.

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  2. It amazes me that terrorism is not in the lexicon of the administration. Finally, they conceded to calling it terrorism . " if a bomb has been used in the event against innocents "..... So then Ft. Hood and Richard Reid ( shoe bomber ) , underwear bomber still don't qualify I suppose. When will they ever understand that this is the very thing that is seen as weakness ?

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    1. I just hate the fact that I do not trust anything we are being told. I feel as though nothing is out of the realm of possibility .... will the coward who did this be revealed as a "homegrown terrorist"? A radical right-winger? A Muslim? And once he (they) are revealed, will it be the truth? I'm afraid that nothing is as it seems anymore.

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    2. My wife just showed me a quote written on Rick Joyner's site... thought it was rather interesting... to wit - the accepted definition of INEPTOCRACY ... " Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers ". I'll be using that term in talks wityh friends over the next few weeks.

      Thankfully - we don't have " to go there ". The kingdom is coming whether the USA is here or not to receive Him. Either way we will be in His presence, which helps comfort me when seeing what is transpiring all around us daily.
      RB

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  3. I love that term! And I am completely with you in welcoming the advent of our Lord's Second Coming! Until then, we need to stand for Him above all else! And I am reminded that every leader and authority is under the dominion of God. So God will use each of them, just as He used Nebuchadnezzar to display His sovereignty and glory. We may not be able to see how this will play out, any more than Daniel could during his Babylonian captivity, but we can rest assured that God is controlling it.

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