While investigators try to figure out why the Boston Marathon Bombers turned against the country they were living in, terror experts in Texas have their own theories. They also have a warning for the rest of us.
While authorities try to get answers from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, former FBI agent James Conway told KTRH you don't have to look far to find a reason why he bombed the country he pledged allegiance to last September. In fact, you don’t have to look any further than the desk in your home office.
“With the radicalization that takes place online today, their reach could be anywhere, including Boston,” Conway said. “The common denominator is being provided by the internet. It’s basically cyber-radicalization.”
Conway says it's not easy to keep track of everything that is being said online.
“It’s a hard target. It’s going to continue to be a hard target. This is sort of the trend of the future,” Conway explained.
If that isn't scary enough, Dr. Jeffrey Addicott of the Center for Terrorism law at St. Mary's tells KTRH this may not be an isolated incident.
“There are thousands of others living in the United States that have pledged allegiance to radical Islam. How many of them will carry out their beliefs is a different question. It will come to pass again,” Addicott warned.
Officials say they don't have enough information to say the Boston bombings are tied to Al Qaeda, but Addicott says KTRH it doesn't matter.
“It’s a name that we associate with radical Islamic extremism. But they are linked by ideology if not by directly in contact with senior leaders of Al Qaeda,” Addicott stated.