Chicago Tribune editors headlined "Accomplishing".nothing," saying:
"".Boston bombing suspects (may) have had no motivation more complex than joyful cruelty."
"This level of preparation, though, suggests that they had some motive more sophisticated than merely marauding through the lives of innocents."
"The Boston massacre no doubt will help authorities worldwide rethink security preparations for mass events."
Numerous print and broadcast reports highlighted a Chechen Muslim connection. The New York Times was typical headlining "Boston Attacks Turn Spotlight on Troubled Region of Chechnya," saying:
Possible motivations of both brothers aren't yet known. "Yet, with at least one brother talking of Chechen nationalism on the Internet, their reported involvement in the marathon attack throws a spotlight on one of the darkest corners of nationalist and Islamic militancy"."
"Whether the Boston bombing was tied to it is still unclear, but a generation of young Chechen men have never known a peaceful homeland (and have had) difficulties finding a place abroad."
America's war on terror continues. Perhaps last week's Boston bombings advanced it. Muslims remain America's enemy of choice. Expect Obama and Congress to take full advantage. Expect the worst of times to follow.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at Email address removed .