Well, now we all know (hopefully) that the Boston bombing was not carried out by disaffected right-wingers targeting tax day.
And let me just throw in a little analysis here, prompted by an outraged (sensible) philosopher friend who called me up to vent a bit about the denseness of left-wingers: Let us please consider that (yes, yes, you can stop saying "Timothy McVeigh" now, even taking him into account) based on our past experience, the prior probability of a so-called "right-wing" terrorist was as of the beginning of this week, even before the revelations of last night about the identity of these bombers, much lower than the prior probability of Muslim terrorists. Now let's look at likelihoods. Yes, one possible motive for "right-wing terrorists" would have been objection to high taxes, and then April 15 might well have been targeted. But there were other descriptions of both the day and the event: It was a large sporting event with crowds and it was also known as Patriot Day in Massachusetts, which might have attracted foreign terrorists. So by no means did the likelihoods favor "right-wing terrorists" over Muslim terrorists, either. In short, "Muslim terrorists" was always the way to bet, but our dear readers will have noticed the deafening silence of our restraint here at W4 in the last few days.
Now we know that the suspects, who, by their subsequent actions have left little doubt that they really are the bombers, are Chechnyans. Can you say "Beslan"?
I'm going to go way out on a limb now, as the manhunt is on for Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan already being dead in a shootout, and hazard a guess that the jihad marches on and that the Boston bombing is an instance thereof. Chechnyan Muslim terrorism was never just some sort of inter-country feud with Russia. Never. The jihad is what it is, and if we Americans don't yet know that we are a target, let's hope we figure it out fast.
By the way, please see this story, where we find Dzokhar's Russian Facebook profile (with a slightly different spelling of his first name) listing his worldview. Islam.