Terrorism Expert to Newsmax: Boston Blast a McVeigh-Like Attack

Monday, 15 Apr 2013 06:55 PM

By Bill Hoffman

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A renowned expert on world terrorism says the deadly blasts that rocked Boston have all the earmarks of a domestic attack — not unlike Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 truck-bomb explosion in Oklahoma City.

“It’s interesting the timing of this event,’’ Dr. Harvey Kushner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.

“It’s Patriots’ Day, Tax Day. It’s a holiday in Boston and we’re coming up on what was the Oklahoma City bombing April 19, and also the Battle of Lexington, which started the American Revolution.

“A lot of domestic terrorist organizations used to key in on that date, April 19. And Boston … is the center of this patriot movement and patriot feeling.’’

Kushner, author of “Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States’’ and “The Encyclopedia of Terrorism’’ said the marathon’s prominence appears to be a factor in it being targeted.

“You have cameras there. You have news coverage. So a big statement has been made by this,’’ he said.

“Whether it’s at the hand of a domestic terrorist or an internationally sponsored group or a wannabe, this is not good for this country because it just shows the vulnerability of this nation.

“This is not flying planes into buildings, but it’s certainly hitting America on an important day, and it just shows our vulnerability.’’

He said he believed the explosions could be the work of “a McVeigh type, if I could be so bold.’’

Kushner, chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice at Long Island University, said other large U.S. cities now could now be in jeopardy.

“I’ve always feared that. In fact, if this does shake out to be a terrorist event, this really widens the net because everybody knew New York was targeted,’’ he told Steve Malzberg.

“If it does turn out to have any link [that’s] international, this really ratchets up our level of concern … Clearly the international cities are New York, Washington, and to some extent, L.A. and even Miami.

“But this would bring it down the whole coast, the whole East Coast of this country …This shows our vulnerability.’’

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Asks NKorea to Release Americans on Humanitarian Concerns

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 08:45 AM

The U.S. government on Monday requested that the North Korean government release three U.S. citizens currently detained  . . .

While Obama Ponders ISIS Action, UK's David Cameron Takes Charge

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 12:15 PM

While Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron cut his vacation short to deal with the Islamic State (ISIS) crisis,  . . .

Islamist Militia Now Guards US Embassy in Libya

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 17:37 PM

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved