Heraldsun: Expert blames right-wing terrorists for Boston Marathon bombing
THE fatal explosions in Boston have hints of a right-wing terrorist attack rather than al-Qaeda-inspired extremism, according to one of the world's leading experts on counter-terrorism.
Richard Barrett, the former United Nations co-ordinator for the al-Qaeda and Taliban monitoring team, said it was too early to say who was to blame for the marathon blasts.
But Barrett, who has served with MI5, MI6 and the British Foreign Office, said the timing of the attack on Patriots' Day and the relatively small size of the devices suggested the work of a domestic extremist.
His comments came after US supercop Bill Bratton, a former head of Boston police who is now based in London, warned there are "no shortage of potential suspects" behind the explosions.
Barrett, who is now senior director at the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), said: "At the moment it looks more likely that it was a right-wing terrorist incident, rather than an al Qaeda attack because of the size of the devices."
Oh, the libs in the media were out in force already blaming right wingers for the attack. Barney Franks even surfaced from hiding blaming the right for the attack. One bonehead liberal in the media said that the attack on people out having a good time at the Marathon event was far worse than the 9-11 attack on Wall Street, and Corporate America saying those entities were "symbols" as if they weren't real people. Libs have always portrayed Corporate America as not involving real working people. The distortions never end.