April 16, 2013

Coincidence? Bomb Sniffing Dogs At Boston Marathon

And, no, I am not suggesting the Boston police were somehow complicit in the bombing or that the whole terrible atrocity was some sort of a black ops activity.

To have bomb sniffing dogs at a highly attended event is not unreasonable. It is an unfortunate necessity in this modern day of terrorism. But it does strike me as disingenuous for law enforcement to repeatedly announce it was just "a training exercise" if they did have credible information of a possible terrorist attack.

University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.

"They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15.

Stevenson said he saw law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race. He's been in plenty of marathons in Chicago, D.C., Chicago, London and other major metropolitan areas but has never seen that level of security before.

"Evidently, I don't believe they were just having a training exercise," Stevenson said. "I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in."

CNN reports a state government official said there were no credible threats before the race.

By DMartyr at 09:39 AM | Comments |