I think it’s a likely guess that many more people were killed in this than in Boston. Media won’t really jump on it until they get an exciting body count. That may take a while because I suspect many of those killed are now a red mist.
Interesting to see if the media or country cares. I doubt there will be any national conversation about hazardous industrial sites in residential areas (though I suspect if you total all the people killed in this country in industrial explosions it exceeds those killed in terrorist explosions by a ratio of 100:1 or 1000:1).
There’s a big difference between an accident and an intentional terrorist attack.
Both are tragedies, but one is murder. That makes a difference in coverage.
Let’s just hope this was an accident.
West is just up the road from the Branch Davidian compound, which burned on April 19, 1993, twenty years ago this week.
This is crazy week.