Congressman Mike McCaul gives insight on Boston investigation

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This morning on the radio program Glenn invited Texas Congressman Mike McCaul on the program to get the latest information on the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon yesterday. McCaul also serves as the Chair of the Homeland Security Committee and was able to provide Glenn and his radio audience with a clear view of what the facts on the ground are in this on-going investigation.

As of this morning, the perpetrators of the terror attack in Boston are unknown, as is their motive.

“I said yesterday, before the President spoke, it’s an act of terrorism. It has all the hallmarks — the simultaneous bombing and a spectacular mass casualty event, which is what they always try to do,” McCaul stated about the attacks. “We do know that there was a Saudi individuals who is a person of interest.”

McCaul continued, “It’s always important in these types of situations — I was a federal prosecutor for awhile — not to jump to conclusions. They’re running down every lead they can.”

The Congressman went on to explain that there was video surveillance of the area where the bombs went off that authorities are looking at, and they would also have teams reverse engineering the bombs to see what they would be able to conclude from how those were assembled, detonated, etc.

One of the things Glenn was most concerned about was that it’s now day two and no images have been released to the public. Recalling what living in New York City was like, Glenn noted that, while Boston isn’t nearly as big or heavily surveillance as NYC, how are there no images of such a popular tourist spot?

“Well, they do, and they are look at that,” McCaul responded. “I’m hopeful that we’re going to get some answers soon.”

He also mentioned another report of a “dark skinned” individual with a backpack — appeared to be a foreign national — that was seen and is being investigated.

“Nature abhors a vacuum,” Glenn said to the Congressman. He recalled that after Sandy Hook answers were being released almost immediately. The longer that questions go unanswered with this bombing the most questionable everything is going to appear to the public.

McCaul didn’t disagree and noted that officials are working hard to bring answers to the public soon. As more information is released describing the bombs used yesterday, they are sounding very similar to IEDs, something the Congressman pointed out they’ve been very concerned about making their way into the country for quite some time.

“They’ve been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now we’re seeing two of them blown up in Boston,” he said.

Glenn sent his thoughts and prayers to all of those impacted directly by this horrific attack, as well as the Congressman and other officials working hard to figure out what happened.

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  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Pressure cookers filled with explosives – according to accounts as of this post, are indeed the usual terrorist IED’s we know from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

    Right now I have to wonder what is going on in the investigation, and how soon we will have hard facts and apprehension of any suspects. Hopefully they can run these terrorists to ground and bring them to justice before the courts of our nation.

    • mspatdev

      Would be nice if Obammy doesn’t stop them in their tracks.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Here is the crux of the matter: 

    The Democratic Socialists have been tearing into the conservatives almost from the start, and are using it to generate fear and terror of their own. Even President Obama has done this in refusing to call it a terrorist attack from the very beginning, which leads me to wonder if they have determined one or more Radical Islamist’s are connected to the case?

    IF, and I do mean IF, it turns out there is a Radical Islamist connection, the media will go out of their way to bury the matter and ensure no bad news get out to the public. Same thing if it is a radical leftist who conducted this attack.

    Otherwise they will twist, distort and fabricate information to lay the blame squarely at the feet of the conservatives and Christians.

    • Draxx

      I don’t think that it is from any of the Larger Islamic Extremist Groups, usually they will jump in and take claim to gain Notoriety amongst other Extremist Groups and hopefully recruit and/or build up the Caliphate… It is probably a smaller group instead that does not have a large sect of followers so announcing would in essence take the group down.

      Now, if they come out and say something like the Tea Partiers are to blame, I believe that it is to Demonize them and make them look bad in public eyes (not unlike what the Nazi’s did to the Jews)…

      • Draxx

        No matter who is to blame this is a Terrible Tragedy to befall any society, and my prayers go out to those affected and their families…

        • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)


      • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        The Democratic Socialist media already is blaming conservatives and hope it is a conservative or tea party or Christian of any form to blame. Somehow I feel there is a massive crackdown coming soon from Obama – he will exploit this terror attack in full.

        • Jaamoose

          Don’t get me wrong, there would be an upside to a “massive crackdown,” there isn’t one coming. You, in the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka, need to “lighten up, Francis.”

    • Jaamoose

      A bit paranoid today?

    • mspatdev

      I agree with you. It will be the same as the Benglazi (misspelled) murders. I hope the people will keep pressing for the truth if it comes out to being a Mid-Eastern country persons. If not, it may be one that walked across our borders and no questions asked. Where is the people that is supposed to be protecting the people of the USA? Obammy has a silenced cabinet or Czars, Hear or See No Evil.  What a shame!!!!!!!!  When these people leave their post, they aren’t going to be respected around the places they are from as they did not protect or defend our Country. I am so disappointed with OUR GOVERNMENT.  They are not to do for us in every move, WE ARE THEIR BOSSES. We work hard for their wages and they get more money then the people that works hard every day. All of their benefits and they aren’t even on Obammycare. What a sin?

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