"A large percent of the reaction in Boston has been security theater," writes Popehat
. "'Four victims brutally killed' goes by other names in other cities. In Detroit, for example, they call it 'Tuesday.'...and Detroit does not shut down every time there are a few murders. 'But Clark,' I hear you say, 'this is different. This was a terrorist attack.' Read the rest
The Boston Globe is among many media outlets to report this weekend that Russia was surveilling suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, and "warned the FBI of the alleged bomber’s radical shift
" towards "suspicious activities." The FBI acknowledged Friday
that it has investigated him in 2011, after that prompt, but "did not find any terrorism activity" in the behavior they observed online and in person, when they interrogated him at his home. The 26 year old was killed early Friday morning during a firefight with police in Watertown, MA. Bonus
: The name of the boat his brother Dzhokhar was found hiding in, on Friday? "The Slipaway II." Read the rest
A photograph that shows the Hiroshima atomic bomb cloud split into two sections, one over the other, has been released by the curator of a peace museum in Japan
. It was discovered among archival items related to the bombing, articles now in the possession of Honkawa Elementary School in Hiroshima city.