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  •  Damn. (0+ / 0-)

    I hate being "right" - because the possible implications of more "persons of interest" may well have more negative impact consequences for Constitutional freedoms well beyond important issues like gun regulation, net neutrality, warrantless wiretaps and the like. :/

    From my diary yesterday:

    Currently, news media and officials only appear to talk of a single suspect. I would think it's possible, but more likely a minimum of two (judging partly on the need to risk placing both devices, and partly on reports that the bombs might not have shared the same design). In terms of people who might've known something was up, even if they weren't involved directly in planning or execution but who may have otherwise assisted, I'm leaning toward 3 to 5 total - the 1-2 perps, and 1-3 otherwise-implicated persons. Why? I don't know - it's a feeling after reading multiple reports. I think it's feasible that it's just one person, more likely 2, with anywhere from 1-3 others knowing something or possibly - perhaps unintentionally, or out of fear? - assisting.
    •  Younger radicalized terrorists are often (2+ / 0-)
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      radicalized by older handlers or groomers.  And of course,  you never see the older guys risking themselves doing the bombings. I am far from an expert but it would make sense if more people were involved.  I'm not presuming anything, but it wouldn't surprise me if this were the case.

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:10:26 AM PDT

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