BRIAN’S OPENING THOUGHTS
Brian is looking into the latest updates on the tragedy at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Who did this? Why? Where is this investigation going? Brian looks into finding the answers to these questions with his guests.
Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, Erick Erickson, talked to Brian about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Erickson explained that what surprised him the most is that he watched the entire event unfold on twitter. “Yesterday, I was watching this unfold on twitter maybe 15-20 minutes before any news channel broke in,” Erickson exclaimed.
“I’m hopeful that the President and his team will follow through and provide every resource and we find who did this and hold them fully accountable,” said former Senator Scott Brown (R-MA). Brown also explained the state of shock he initially was in when the Boston Marathon tragedy initially took place, and related the events to 9/11.
Jennifer Griffin, FOX News National Security Correspondent, told Brian the latest news coming out of Boston. She said that what we are hearing now is that the reports yesterday that there was an individual in custody are erroneous, and that there is no person of interest. “Right now we’re really in the dark,” Griffin exclaimed.
“You’ve got to let it play its course,” said former CIA Covert Officer Mike Baker. He explained that there is so much speculation and talk in the beginning of every investigation that is always incorrect, that everyone needs to be careful of what they say. He went onto explain that as an individual who has been a part of many investigations, he would be surprised if it was a domestic terrorist incident. “There’s no way not to conclude that this wasn’t, I think, external extremism – terrorism,” Baker said.
“This is not a couple of college kids down the street,” said Wayne Simmons, former CIA Analyst, “There is guidance and there is direction and there is professionalism.” He went onto explain that although the bomb did not necessarily look sophisticated, that means nothing. “We know how to make that device look any way we want it to look. So when people say that it’s not a sophisticated device, that’s because… someone didn’t want it to look sophisticated.”
Comedian Paul Mecurio took calls with Brian and heard how Brian’s listeners feel about the Boston tragedy. Mecurio, who has close ties with Boston, also explained that he thinks this day was chosen because it is a somewhat patriotic day for Boston, and it is a statement that was trying to be made.