A Boston Advisory


Jay B Gaskill


By their fruit you will know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? {Matthew 7:16}

By their methods, motives and cold-hearted planning, you will know them. Did they gather inspiration for their notorious mass murders from morally enlightened humanists, or from known, malevolent sources? {Maxim of anti-terror analysts}


Also available online at http://jaygaskill.com/LFAS.htm and http://jaygaskill.com/LFAS.pdf


My earlier post, ‘Symbols and Revenge’ {http://jaygaskill.com/RevengeInBoston.htm}, unpacked the motivation of the envy/revenge driven terrorists, and pointed out that the ideology of jihad is uniquely suited for dastardly attacks on civilization like the April 15th Boston Massacre.

Even if all the evidence of culpability went up in flames beyond recovery, experts would be fully justified in operating on the working assumption that this was a jihad-driven attack and they would advise us (in fact already have advised us) to prepare our future security arrangement accordingly.

The bizarre voices in our postmodern culture who are actively hoping that this evil thing was done “by white guys” are spokespersons of a particular brand of moral bankruptcy.

After all the chattering, we will eventually learn the truth about 4-15-13, including when it was planned and by whom.  However that settles out, we will still be left with one, inescapable fact:

In spite of all our kindness and generosity as a nation (far exceeding in scope, consistency and scale that of any other world power, ever) we are the target of a bloody-minded jihad movement.  The war goes on.  We cannot surrender. 


Boston Globe

‘Investigators combing through the scene of the deadly Boston Marathon terrorist attack have recovered a circuit board that they believe was used to detonate the bombs, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

‘Investigators have also recovered components of the bombs, enabling them to determine that they consisted of two 6-liter pressure cookers packed with nails, ball bearings, and other metal. The makeshift bombs were placed in black duffel bags, the official said.’



‘…authorities have been aware for many years that a common kitchen aid could be modified to exact terror.

‘Two documents – a U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo issued in 2004 and a joint Homeland Security and FBI pamphlet released in 2010 – warned about the dangers of bombs made from pressure cookers.’




‘Inspire, the glossy magazine-style publication put out by al Qaeda, detailed how to make pressure cooker bombs a few years ago.

‘There is still no public information on which group, foreign or domestic, is responsible for Monday’s act of terror. However, al Qaeda’s jihadist magazine, which is easily found online, offered detailed instructions for making the type of bomb that appears to have been used in the attack. In theory, that information could have been downloaded by anyone with access to the internet.

‘In a section called “Open Source Jihad” the magazine presented an 8-page article with the title “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.”

…. the fact that this type of bomb was described by al Qaeda does not mean al Qaeda is responsible for this attack. Anyone looking to create an act of terror could have easily found this information online.”’




BILL JOY, the 21st century’s prophet

‘They will not require large facilities or rare raw materials. Knowledge alone will enable the use of them.

‘Thus we have the possibility not just of weapons of mass destruction but of knowledge-enabled mass destruction (KMD)

‘The new Pandora’s boxes of …[home grown] …technologies are almost open, yet we seem hardly to have noticed. Ideas can’t be put back in a box; unlike uranium or plutonium, they don’t need to be mined and refined, and they can be freely copied. Once they are out, they are out.’

Excerpted from the famous 2,000 WIRED Article, WHY THE FUTURE DOESN’T NEED US, By Bill Joy, the American computer scientist who invented the Java  program language and co-founded Sun Microsystems.



We are Americans first, last and always.  We have enemies, not because we are so bad, but, perversely, because we are so good that we are envied and resented. We are still this world’s Brilliant Dream.  http://www.jaygaskill.com/BrilliantDream.pdf



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Copyright © 2013 by Jay B Gaskill

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