Something's Rotten in Boston
There are other curiosities about this whole affair. It has been widely reported, even in the mainstream local media (at least early on), that there was an unusual amount of police presence at both the start and finish of the marathon this year -- activity that included police drug-sniffing dogs and also -- get this! -- private security personnel, reportedly from Craft International, wearing the same kind of black clothing and black backpacks as were seen being worn by the Tsarnaev brothers! What’s that about? The similarity of what the Tsarnaev brothers were wearing to what the Craft mercs were wearing are incredible, right down to the black caps with the white logo on the front (Tamerlan's Bridgestone logo wasn't a skull, but from a distance could have passed for the same thing).
Craft International’s website describes the company as providing "the best security, defense and combat weapons training in the world to military, police, corporate and civilian clients." To date, no one has come forward to say who invited or contracted with Craft to have their special forces-trained staff "on duty" at the Boston Marathon. The media should be demanding an answer to that. Why were they needed? It's not standard operating procedure for these kinds of events.