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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    They have to be home made as Semtex is extremely difficult to get a hold of. Most likely fuel and fertilizer.
    A veteran nearby said he smelled cordite.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    With large crowds, how can they control something like this? Have we moved to a third world lawless country? People dead...people missing limbs? Horrible!
    You cannot control something like this. We are not a lawless country--don't let the act of one distort your worldview. It is horrible nonetheless. I am amazed nobody has done this on Black Friday myself. Regardless, my best wishes to the victims and their families.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    Citing a US intelligence official, the Associated Press reports two more explosive devices have been found at the Boston Marathon and are being dismantled.
    BBC News - LIVE: Boston Marathon explosions

    Looks like this was supposed to be alot bigger, but someone didn't get it all right.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    they are trying their best. i'm listening to CNN and the Wolf.

    CNN reporting nearing 50 injured, so i don't like saying this, but most likely there are more dead then just two.
    probably so with amputees reportedly backing up in the hospital.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    My initial thoughts.....

    It's Tax Day across the country as well as Patriots Day in MA and ME. This seems like domestic terrorism rather than an Al Qaeda attack. It seems to have been aimed at the average people, not the international runners at the front of the pack.

    Horrible event. Thankfully the Emergency personnel seem to have been right I the ball.

    three confirmed explosions now..... JFK Library. Possibly a fourth at Tufts Medical Center.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    probably so with amputees reportedly backing up in the hospital.

    Ugh. Yup... losing a limb means a major artery severed, pretty much. Gotta get that bleeding under control quickly or else.

    This is a very ugly thing.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Current count, 12 dead 50+ injured.
    not confirmed.
    Go Vols

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    It's quite believable.
    I'm afraid you're correct! That's what makes this so scary!

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    They need to release footage of the area surrounding the explosion. I am sure they have people looking at it, but anyone with little reaction to the explosion. Anyone watching where the explosions occur. Anything of that nature will be key to this investigation. They don't need to just find out when the explosives were planted, but see if anyone was aware it was going to occur.

    I wonder how much evidence was created from the blast. If they can recover parts from the explosives...timers, switches, wires, fuses, anything of that nature. If it was (as is being suggested by the media morons)...the cell phones being shut off may be indicative of the type used...but cell phone bombs concern me. That means some time and effort went into this. Someone had some form of technical knowledge using a cell phone...but at the same time it honestly is not that hard to create a bomb. It depends on the type of explosive...and not so much on the ignition switch.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    My initial thoughts.....

    It's Tax Day across the country as well as Patriots Day in MA and ME. This seems like domestic terrorism rather than an Al Qaeda attack. It seems to have been aimed at the average people, not the international runners at the front of the pack.

    Horrible event. Thankfully the Emergency personnel seem to have been right I the ball.

    three confirmed explosions now..... JFK Library. Possibly a fourth at Tufts Medical Center.


    Latest word is a Saudi has been detained as a suspect... but given the MSM's track record of bad early reporting, the guy probably has red hair and freckles and and grew up in Dublin...

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