According to the not-dead terrorist, the Boston Marathon bombers were headed to New York’s Times Square to set off the rest of their bombs and kill and maim a few hundred other people. The narrative of the story you’ve heard is that it was a spontaneous move.
This is a valuable piece of information, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why no one is talking much about the real import of the statement.
The bombers wanted to go to Times Square because that was the scene of an unsuccessful, thwarted bombing attempt by another jihadi and Anwar Al Awlaki acolyte.
They wanted to go and finish the job.