This video shows the immediate aftermath of the explosion which rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. New York Mayor de Blasio issued a mealy-mouthed statement worthy of His Oneness, being careful to admit the blast was intentional, but taking some well-deserved heat for refusing to mention terrorism. He is correct that we do not know the identity of the perpetrator or the reason for it, but he is an idiot for not making the logical connection between the attack and terrorism, especially since the devices used were apparently similar to those employed in the Boston Marathon. A 911 caller has warned there will be more.
Possibly the only person who looked dumber was Hillary Clinton, who used the word “bombing” and forty seconds later criticized Trump’s use of the same word in her answer to a so-called journalist.
Jim Geraghty lays out the few facts we do know at this point. There are additional questions considering the similarities with the blast at the New Jersey military fun-run. ISIS-related media has already claimed that the man who on Saturday stabbed eight at a Minnesota mall before being killed by an off-duty cop was a soldier of Islam.
This strikes me as a lot of coincidences on a single day.