That "...Boylston Street sure looked like a battlefield on Monday, and so did Watertown on Thursday night..." was due to the fact that it all was a put-on, and poorly executed, fear generating show of force. Just another try to scare people into not looking around at other things happening, like North Korea slowing down, gold falling, report showing top officials authorizing torture, etc. Such things need cover. Federal and media players try as hard as possible to generate this fear based attention. WSJ shows itself to be media, of the black dark lying variety.