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BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon

Den 17 Apr 13 - 09:35 AM
akenaton 17 Apr 13 - 08:37 AM
Greg F. 17 Apr 13 - 07:13 AM
Richard Bridge 17 Apr 13 - 07:01 AM
McGrath of Harlow 17 Apr 13 - 05:44 AM
GUEST,Eliza 17 Apr 13 - 04:31 AM
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Greg F. 16 Apr 13 - 06:29 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Den
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 09:35 AM

I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say that the Irish had nothing to do with the bombs in Boston. We have the closest thing to peace in our country than we have had in the last 50-60 years. Apparently some contributors to Mudcat don't like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: akenaton
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 08:37 AM

A couple of months ago, a Pakistani family were obliterated by a drone strike....this was said to be the result of "bad intelligence"
There were six children in the house which was struck, plus other family members.
There was very little comment on Mudcat.



As long as The US govt authorises these terrorist strikes, It can expect retaliation from terrorists on the opposite side, just as we in the UK experienced the London Underground bombings, due to our involvement in Iraq.

I dont know if Islamic terrorists were responsible here, but it does seem rather likely. I hope it is not the precursor to an extended bombing campaign, if so pressure should be brought on Mr Obama to stop engaging in drone warfare......all advances in military technology have always a nasty aftertaste.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Greg F.
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 07:13 AM

Look up "Jonestown", Kevin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 07:01 AM

As I said. We do not yet know that the Boston bomber is a terrorist. We do know that the Irish bombers of London were.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 05:44 AM

There's no real evidence for there being "escalating terrorism". Terrorism fluctuates, and it's nothing new. There are fewer bombs exploding in the UK these days than a few years ago, at the height of the IRA campaign, for example.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 04:31 AM

Very well said jacqui.c. I also appreciated very much Joe Offer's words from the Sisters of Mercy. I'm worried now about Margaret Thatcher's funeral this morning and the London Marathon on Sunday. It seems that any public gathering could be a target for escalating terrorism.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: skarpi
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 02:33 AM

this was in my post last night ..

http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/the-boston-marathon-and-u-s-drone-attacks-a-tale-of-two-terrorisms/

the world is a sad place to be in this is just some thing witch is
hard to under stand ..on both ways this is ugly and should be stopped

ugly world ....


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 17 Apr 13 - 01:29 AM

What jacquic said, very eloquently.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 08:43 PM

Babes in arms commit suicide? Interesting.

The word "massacre" means innocent people were slaughtered. It doesn't say anything about who slaughtered them.
..............

I note that Iran has strongly condemned the bombing. As of course it did back at the time of 911.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: michaelr
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 08:43 PM

A Facebook friend shared a photo of eight year old Martin Richard who was killed in Boston yesterday. He was holding a sign he had drawn which read "No more hurting people. PEACE."

It made me cry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 08:00 PM

Twenty six children were killed at Waco. I don't know a better word than massacre to refer to something like that.

I have better words, Kevin: mass suicide, which is what it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 07:45 PM

Why do so many people on this thread have to start fighting - it really does get to be distressing. After what has happened are we REALLY going to get uptight about the definition of words. Why is it so much more important to start bringing out pet theories as to the nature of government than to commiserate with those who have been injured or lost loved ones. Are your egos really that important? Some of you disgust me.

In all of this I am trying to concentrate on the goodness of so many people after this event. The guys who ran toward the danger, rather than away from it, helping those injured and maybe dying. The guy who brought out the remains of his pre-race party food to feed those in need. The people who opened up their homes to stranded runners, feeding them and offering beds to those who could not return to their hotels. There is so much more good out there than the few evil people who cause so much misery. Shame this thread does not follow the same pattern.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 07:12 PM

The conspiracy nuttiness started within minutes. Songwronger is jumping on the bandwagon way late. But you knew it would happen.
And it is disgusting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 07:06 PM

first bombing in Boston yesterday today this ...

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4368598,00.html

is US and Isreal going into Iran ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Don Firth
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 07:03 PM

I KNEW it wouldn't take long for Songwronger to try to blame the Boston Marathon bombings on Obama!

Pathetic!!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 06:50 PM

Twenty six children were killed at Waco. I don't know a better word than massacre to refer to something like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 06:29 PM

F--K off, greggie. you can crawl back under your rock.

Polite, as usual. Hey Beardie, you kiss yer mudder wit dat mouth?


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Songwronger
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 06:24 PM

Runners saw bomb sniffing dogs ...before the run ...what , did they knew about the bombs ? and did nothing ? what is going on there ...

Our government bombs us occasionally in order to keep us in a state of fear. To be fair to the Boston police, they were told there was a bombing drill going on. They seem to have thought the event was staged until they saw the carnage. This operation appears to have been carried out by a larger agency.

If the FBI is doing its job, they're rounding up known bombers right now, people like Bill Ayers. Mr. Ayers should be made to give an accounting of his wherabouts yesterday, as should all of his known friends and associates.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 06:07 PM

"the Waco massacre"

You mean when 4 public servants were gunned down by a bunch of gun hoarding loonies or do you mean when those loonies incinerated themselves and their families?


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 05:44 PM

I'm an associate member of the Sisters of Mercy, so I'm on their e-mail lists. Here's the response to the bombings on their Connect With Mercy blog:
    When evil intrudes again and again in our lives, we are tempted to accept it as normal; to say," This is life as we must live it now. This is our reality." We are tempted to become reactionary, to align our choices to the presence of evil, to be defined and paralyzed by its shadowy, cowardly potential.

    In all acts like the Boston Marathon bombings, the evil-doer plots not only to injure, but to capture the wills of innumerable people and crush them into his own small hatred. Evil would like nothing more than to rob us of our light – our hope, our trust and our freedom. It would like nothing more than for us to exist in a world – as it does – defined by death rather than by life.

    Whether evil comes to us in events like yesterday's bombings, or in the everyday meanesses of some small, hate-filled individual, it will come. In our advanced technological age, it can take huge proportions. But whether small or large in its appearance, evil is equally debilitating when we allow it to control us – for that is its greatest desire: to rob us of ourselves.

    So let this be our prayer for the people whose lives were affected by yesterday's evil acts: may they have the courage and support to again choose life, hope, freedom and trust. May they never be defined by yesterday's experience, but may they become their strongest selves despite it. And for those who lost their lives in this senseless act, may their memory encourage us always to choose life. For nothing could be worse than to live – as the perpetrator does – defined by death.

    By everything we do today, and every day, let us consciously stand for love, mercy and life. It can be our way of offering healing to our injured world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: skarpi
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 05:14 PM

Runners saw bomb sniffing dogs ...before the run ...what , did they knew about the bombs ? and did nothing ? what is going on there ...

http://www.dv.is/frettir/2013/4/16/fannst-skrytid-ad-sja-sprengjuleitarhunda-fyrir-hlaupid-i-boston/

the letter s are in Icelandic but the video is from us ...

all the best Skarpi Iceland .


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 04:47 PM

If you're trying to make somethingout of anniversaries, the fact that this week is the 20th anniversary of the Waco massacre, on April 19th (and 18th of Oklahoma) seems plausible enough.

But there really is no point speculating at this time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 04:40 PM

Amateur in the sense that it is being reportedly that no HE was involved. The really good bomb makers can get their hands on that pretty easily.

When your legs or your child are blown off by a bomb, I do not suppose you care what the explosive was.

But these considerations will undoubtedly help the FBI to find the perpetrator(s).


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon (Covering th
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 04:36 PM

If I were trying to parse this out based on what little information we have, but with some little knowledge of terrorist history, I would rank the likelihood of who perpetrated the act thusly:

A. Some Islamist terrorist (single or group, perhaps even home-grown) wanting to strike at he U.S., and the marathon presented a broad target, hard to fully protect.
B. A non-Islamist person or group with a specific gripe against government(s) or perceived powerful groups with which (t)he(y) disagree, and has chosen the site as above.
C. Someone from group A who relishes sticking it both to the U.S. And Israel, and took advantage the chronological confluence of the marathon and Israeli independence day.
D. A newly hired ER doctor, looking for a lot of quick experience. This sounds far fetched, but a local fireman, a few years ago, turned arsonist so he could become a hero smoke eater.
E. Somebody with no affiliation wanting to murder a relative, spouse or someone with whom they hold a real hate for, with an opportunity to make it look like one of the groups above was involved. "Law and Order" come to life.

I'm sure GregF. and Keith and others can add more categories. Heck, we can even start a pool to see who's right!

----

My real suggestion would be for us to grieve for the victims, belay the mindless speculation. Let the investigators do their job until they find answers, and can bring culprits to justice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 03:49 PM

If it was a jihadist, Israel's day will be more significant to him than Patriots' Day.
We will see Greg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 03:34 PM

F--K off, greggie.

There are no "Black Democrats" here for you to call "Dumb Ni**ers", so you can crawl back under your rock.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 03:30 PM

Oh, PLEASE Beardie- everything ISN'T about Israel. Or about you, for that matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: meself
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 03:30 PM

Richard, I support your point about use and meaning of the word 'terrorism' - however, you are doing with the word 'combatant' exactly the same thing that you wish others to stop doing with the word 'terrorism', i.e., stretching it beyond its original and generally understood meaning in a way that, if pursued, would end up with the word meaning anything, everything, and - nothing. So, yes, j'accuse you of linguistic creep!


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Bert
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 03:30 PM

Pedants unite! as Richard says.

Two of the media reports above mention ball bearings, when what they really mean is bearing balls. It's hard to trust a report that can't get a simple thing like that correct.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: bobad
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 03:01 PM

"amateurishness"

Not sure how amateur it was as the methodology of the bomb construction is, according to a previous post of Bruce's, of a type that has been employed in several occasions and locales and appears to be straight out of somebody's terrorist playbook.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 02:51 PM

Pedants unite!

Terrorism is the use of indiscriminate violence towards non-combatants for military, religious, or political purposes. Repeat, for the slow of understanding. For military, religious, or political purposes.

We do not yet know the purposes if any of the Boston murderer(s) so we do knot know whether they are terrorists. Simply killing lots of people is not terrorism, unless there is a relevant purpose and indeed killing lots of combatants is not terrorism - for example the sinking of the Belgrano was not terrorism, whether or not it complied with the laws of military engagement. This point, purely philologically speaking, puts a question mark over the Twin Towers, for those there attacked were combatants in the economic and cultural colonialisation of Islamic peoples. I still don't approve of the Twin Towers attack, but it would be nice to avoid linguisitic creep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 02:46 PM

If for Israeli Independence, why Boston?
Not an antagonistic question at all, just pondering...

I think amateurishness, Boston location, Patriot's Day, Tax Day, etc. all point to homegrown. Just my opinion, and a totally uninformed one at that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 02:45 PM

Hmmm. Interesting, yesterday was Israeli Independence Day and Irish-American Boston is bombed. A connection? Probably a stretch there I think.

You may be right, Mrrzy, but so far the only person detained as "a person of interest" is a Saudi national, according to CBS News, among other sources.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 02:37 PM

(Today- the 16th.) Was it after sundown in Mecca or Jerusalum when the explosions went off?


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 02:32 PM

No certainty it was homegrown- This was Israel's Independence Day.

"JERUSALEM — Israelis celebrated 65 years of independence on Tuesday, with over a million people pouring into national parks "


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 02:28 PM

I am selfishly proud of myself for not having a big PTSD-type reaction this time, although I'd hate to think I was getting used to this... and I am guessing home-grown terrorists this time, not imported, but only because the Bostom Marathon is a local event, rather than a national one.

With the track record of the Fibbies on these I also think they may catch the actual individuals. I was very impressed after Oklahoma City and the first World Trade Center bombing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 01:59 PM

"The Taliban said they didn't carry out the bombing, but they supported it. The Somali Islamist insurgent group Al-Shabab mocked the dead and wounded on its English-language Twitter feed."


http://news.yahoo.com/boston-marathon-bombing-reactions-around-world-104500376.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 01:44 PM

Yes, Lavrengo the people of the USA (and many other 1st world countries) should definitely (and literally) see what goes on here and elsewhere. In Afghanistan, there are on average three child casualties of landmines or UXO per day (UN statistics) in a population of about 3 million. In the USA with population 300 million, that would equate to 300 child casualties per day, and the Kardashians would be driven from the news.
Boston is ghastly.
So is what goes on elsewhere with even greater frequency.
Zero comfort to the victims and families in Boston.
What a world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 01:42 PM

Let's hope they get them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 01:12 PM

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- The explosives used in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing were contained in 6-liter pressure cookers and hidden in black duffel bags on the ground, a person briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

One of the explosives contained shards of metal and ball bearings, and another contained nails, the person said.

A second person briefed on the investigation confirmed that at least one of the explosives was made out of a pressure cooker. Both spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Two bombs blew up seconds apart Monday at the finish line of one of the world's most storied races, tearing off victims' limbs and leaving the streets spattered with blood and strewn with broken glass. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded.

President Barack Obama said called the explosions a terrorist attack and said law enforcement and intelligence officials were trying to determine who was responsible. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings.

These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the intelligence report said.

"Placed carefully, such devices provide little or no indication of an impending attack," the report said.

The Pakistani Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the 2010 attempt in Times Square, has denied any role in the Boston Marathon attack.

Law enforcement has not yet determined what was used to set off the explosives. Typically, these bombs have an initiator, switch and explosive charge, according to a 2004 warning from the Homeland Security Department about these types of explosives.

"We will go to the ends of the Earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime, and we will do everything we can to bring them to justice," said Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston.

Investigators in Boston are combing surveillance tapes and pictures from Monday."


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 01:07 PM

Thank you, Lavengro. For your comments and your service.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 01:02 PM

TIA made the comment about the link to photos posted by BB being ghastly and you would be hard pushed to disagree.

But you know what? I personally think that we could do with more honesty like that in our media. Why? Because that is the reality of violence against our fellow human beings and I think (obviously not on breakfast TV with young eyes present)that the innocent victims of such violence deserve to have that fully understood. We don't get that by well groomed newsreaders presenting a piece to camera telling us that the injuries were "horrific".

Too many see the results of exposions on TV shows and seem to not be able to transition that to reality and think that well arranged corpses and a hero with ringing in his ears is the result.

Seeing the honest results of violence increases support for actions against it and in preventing it and lessens the appetite for it from the political apologists (of all persuasions) standing in the wings with a half baked justification.

I speak as someone who has served and seen the results. Totally different to attacking civilians I know, but I wanted to give context to some of my comment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 12:41 PM

Praise, but no claim.



"Jordan extremist praises Boston bombing
By JAMAL HALABY | Associated Press – 17 hrs ago

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group said early Tuesday that he was "happy to see the horror in America" after the explosions in Boston.
"American blood isn't more precious than Muslim blood," said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted in an al-Qaida-linked plot to attack U.S. and other Western diplomatic missions in Jordan in 2003.
"Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there," he said early Tuesday.
Al-Chalabi served seven years in prison for his part in the foiled attack. His group is outlawed in Jordan.
A Mideast counterterrorism official based in Jordan said the blasts "carry the hallmark of an organized terrorist group, like al-Qaida." He did not give actual evidence linking al-Qaida to the bombing.
"From the little information available, one can say it was a well-coordinated, well-targeted and near-simultaneous attack," he said. "Luckily, the amount of explosives used is small, judging from the casualty figure and explosion area."
A Jordanian security official said security was beefed up around the U.S. Embassy in Amman after the bombing in Boston.
"As the unfortunate news unfolded, we immediately stationed more police patrols around the embassy," he said. He declined to disclose any details, citing the sensitive nature of the information.
Both officials insisted on anonymity, as they were not authorized to brief reporters on security matters."


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 12:33 PM

Al Q. would have claimed it by now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 12:30 PM

Have been thinking further about this. Am trying to imagine a person or persons crouched over the devices, chuckling as they fill them with metal debris, nails and steel bearings, perhaps commenting on how 'effective' this will be to cause maximum injury. Then chuckling some more as they decide where to place the bombs, after serious discussion about who will detonate them and how. Afterwards, more glee as the reports come in of the sickening sights and trauma. Now, what in the world makes people so intrinsically wicked that such acts are considered a success and generate a certain pride in the appalling results? I remember seeing on TV an muslim woman in Kabul handing round sweets just after 9/11, and ululating with joy. Totally incomprehensible. God help us all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 12:26 PM

McGrath-

Agreed. I think it is still too early to tell, with too little known even of what evidence has been found. I would hope they are not releasing ALL the information to the press right now.


Eliza-

"How can killing, maiming and ruining the lives of innocent civilians (many of them young children) ever be seen as a good thing to do, no matter what the beliefs or political stance of the perpetrator/s? "

THAT is what terrorism is- to attack those who are innocent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 12:21 PM

Appalled and terribly saddened after watching the BBC News today. How can killing, maiming and ruining the lives of innocent civilians (many of them young children) ever be seen as a good thing to do, no matter what the beliefs or political stance of the perpetrator/s? Such wickedness and evil. Those seriously maimed will have months or years of painful and exhausting rehabilitation ahead of them. Those bereaved will never fully heal their lives. Thoughts and prayers for all concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 11:55 AM

"And the style of the attack, in which one explosion was closely followed by another, mimics that used by numerous groups in the Middle East."

I wouldn't read much into that. It's fairly standard practice - for example the IRA used to do it that way as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 10:36 AM

http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2013/04/boston-marathon-bombing-feds-raid.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
From: Wesley S
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 10:06 AM

Bruce - how about giving credit to the author of that article while you're at it??


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