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  •  Little or no training? I've seen reports of (0+ / 0-)

    military experience, whatever that may mean.

    And -- who knows what they've done on their international travels.

    But heck, maybe they were NRA members.

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    by dinotrac on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:42:50 AM PDT

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    •  Beware of the media's tendency to speculate (5+ / 0-)
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      The "military training" assertion could have its roots simply in some analyst's or consultant's or pundit's assumption based on the fact that they built bombs, or that they didn't appear nervous on the surveilance video, etc.  There's been so much flat out wrong "information" released by supposedly legit media that we really can't take anything at face value on these guys.  The rush to be first entirely trumps the need to be correct.

      "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

      by Triscula on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:49:15 AM PDT

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      •  Understood. Was responding to the confident (0+ / 0-)

        assertion of little or no training.

        That may -- or may not -- be true.

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        by dinotrac on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:51:16 AM PDT

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        •  They seem to have panicked (1+ / 0-)
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          when their pictures were made public. If they were well trained and prepared, they would have exited the Boston area immediately after the bombing, with the mass of visitors to the Marathon.

          Not pros, it seems obvious to me.

          •  "seem to" is the operative word. (0+ / 0-)

            Not pros, perhaps, but neither are most suicide bombers.
            Just the people behind them.

            Have to agree that robbing a 7-11 is pretty stupid. A real pro would have had cash for exit ready to go.

            I think.
            Or I might just have watched too many seasons of 24 and too many Bourne movies.

            LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

            by dinotrac on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:27:07 AM PDT

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