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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Richard Barrett
One of the world's leading experts on counterterrorism told an Australian paper Wednesday that Monday's Boston Marathon bombings have the markings of right-wing domestic terrorists, not jihadists.
"This happened on Patriots' Day," he added, "it is also the day Americans are supposed to have their taxes in, and Boston is quite a symbolic city.
Richard Barrett, the former U.N. coordinator for an al-Qaida and Taliban monitoring team who has also worked for British intelligence, said the relatively small size of the devices in Boston and the timing of the blasts suggest a domestic attack rather than an al-Qaida-inspired one.