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To KT McFarland.
On what this could mean.
And where we go from here seven minutes ahead of the president -- states addressing -- -- JT I didn't -- -- you're broadside with what you think -- -- couldn't drive this.
But obviously the venue was a very public woman and a very notable one and the eyes of the world onyx what do you make of all of us.
Yeah I mean I can't catch it -- senior terrorism experts in the United States and asked him what do they think that I think this is a domestic terrorist.
-- -- al-Qaeda linked terrorists.
Everyone says it's -- too early to draw any conclusions.
But one man pointed out that well you know Al qaeda's signature is to have multiple simultaneous attacks.
I he also said this is not just similar to the July.
Mid 2007 bombings in London which had as subway station on a bus.
-- that initially it looks like maybe this is a crude device or several crude devices.
But again they -- -- there are more sophisticated devices that malfunction it's really too early to call out -- draw any real conclusions except.
-- it and you know terrorism is by no means over in the United States.
You know -- I'm looking at this incident out of -- son -- -- you know you're an expert on on on these things over the years.
But it had the Madrid GO two that's a London appealed to -- that is the multiple devices of multiple locations.
Are -- so way too early to say exactly whether it was conservative along those lines but but it does.
Open up questions again about.
Targeting major cities knowing that it would get the response it's already gotten -- and putting the fear of you know what into a lot of folks.
Guy all the world is watching as you point out this is the Boston Marathon was the first marathon.
The world is watching there's a lot of media there -- people line up all along that route.
Any eyewitness so they're quite near air when I was a graduate student all of -- turns out for the Boston Marathon.
So the world is watching if you wanted to make a point and make a splash this would be a pretty good place to do it today.
-- you know it's it's -- against -- talk mutated you don't indulge my little dirty -- -- but for believes and I want people to look at what happened to the Dow today.
Because we were down most of the day triple digits anyway I'm concerns about China's slowing and and the whole nine yards but look where we finished the -- that just accelerated -- around 2:58 PM by which time the markets.
Had heard of what had happened in Boston and they were first starting to use the -- word that is terrorism.
And then the Dow -- better than 265.
Points I should also know KG did a normalcy exacts a moment.
Money that was flooding out of stocks is going -- the bonds of the -- safe haven of bonds.
That is of the world speaking with its money.
When it's nervous as heck about its own prospects are rightfully so or -- people getting ahead of themselves here.
-- -- just span multiple explosions and Boston Massachusetts at one of the biggest events.
Of the spring -- America I don't think people are getting to -- -- You know two out of -- they're not being hysterical who knows that this is the beginning of something more but the fact that there were two potentially even three explosions within minutes of each other.
While the whole world is watching while there.
Thousands of civilians -- and you know women and children watching her husband's run these -- college students watching their friends run.
-- there's nothing that's sort of more civilian and more vulnerable.
Then the Boston Marathon an attack could this just strikes at the heart of the Boston we're about.
We still are those of on board you know list a few minutes ahead of the president addressing the nation on this that this occurred of course.
I'm -- stay in Boston it is of -- -- -- -- New England there's a former Rhode islander I can access the fact that it is.
You know right up there with Thanksgiving Day offices are closed a lot of this is just to shut down.
So it makes you think -- today you.
-- -- has -- up and rotting and have been more people hard to imagine more people there.
Weather could have been even even worse.
Well -- you know it's pretty bad as it is and the question becomes span.
Where it is true devices that people weren't really sure what they were doing in a potentially homegrown terrorists.
Who figured this out now working on the Internet to try to figure out how to make homemade bombs -- was there something more sophisticated something more sophisticated but maybe now function.
Something more sophisticated.
And didn't detonate are there more -- -- they're just so many unanswered questions it's irresponsible to draw any conclusions at this point.
Other than the fact that a major American city that's after New York September 11.
Washington September 11 Madrid as you point out in London -- had major cities have now been attacked on our own turf.
Who does five home.
But with a bit where it.
In their inability to really destroyed hurt the most number of civilians these -- not military bases these are not.
People who -- going after anything other than men women and children and civilians out to have a good time that day.
You're right you know advocates say we're getting his due to reports minutes -- -- the president addressing the nation.
On this as to whether the -- and -- as the culprit is exactly custody or at least being -- by police.
-- hospitals in the area -- we do know of at least two dozen injured some severely in area hospitals or did you and I know that every -- intended as a -- For medical research and hospitals period there -- just being in the surrounding area that are world renowned.
Having said that if this is a concerted -- coordinated.
Attack that brings into question.
Al-Qaeda Taliban and other nefarious elements and calls into question again our ability to keep track of -- -- what do you make about.
Well I as you pointed out when you -- -- show you said you know.
We have to be right all the time they only have to be right once.
-- and get through our defenses and that's the real danger of this -- -- for every attack that we watch on the evening news twelve attack in Times Square underwear bomber didn't go right.
You know London Madrid always every one of dollars.
Is a splash how many did we hear about how many we're spoiled and -- didn't go well and so I think it's not.
-- you -- just conclude -- just a handful of these I think they're an awful lot more than a handful of these we just don't know about.
Yeah we just have to be batting a thousand to stop it easier said than done what you expect to hear out of the president what should we hear it.
Well I think what the president needs to say -- you know where that -- other president's presence I've worked or had.
Disasters natural disasters.
-- -- challenger incident when that this spacious as ship blew up.
It's important for the president to show his face.
And to talk to the American -- even if you don't have any answers it's important to say you know let's say content stay in your homes.
We've got law enforcement working on this we have intelligence working on this.
All American should have a moment of silence of the moment of prayer for the victims and the families who thought they were going to have a beautiful day in Boston watching the marathon.
And are coming home with tragedy written on their faces that's what's important for the president to be right now my guess is he'll do it very well is very good at these things you know.
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