You have heard media reports featuring law enforcement professionals who claim the finish line at the Boston Marathon was the perfect target for a terrorist attack. There is a huge crowd, allowing for mass misery, injury and death. It is out in the open, allowing quick access and escape. It also increases the terror by proving that terror can happen anyweher. And there an enormous media prescence to fuel the spread of terror.
But all of the above also makes it the worst place for a terrorist attack. For security cameras and personal cameras are everywhere capturing every moment.
When the Boston Marathon Bomber is caught, it will be because investigators were able to piece together the crime scene in pictures, both before and after the explosions, from several different vantage points.
If you attack Ameruica, you may not be planning a suicide attack, but it will be.