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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Just finished on Skype with my inlaws and my wifes brother thankfully they are all safe but of course a little shaken up. Thoughts with the families who are not as lucky tonight. Keep your head up Boston.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I know it's not the issue today and I'm not trying to be crass, just curious, but did anyone notice if the markets crashed before or after the bombs went off?
    Good afternoon, CJ.

    All the major markets were dropping all day,. even oil which closed below $89 a barrel. The biggest surprise was gold losing almost $144 per ounce since yesterday!

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Maybe this was the work of a new group, one not on any watch list?
    Could be. I'm really concerned this is something home grown considering the day (Patriot's Day).

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Just finished on Skype with my inlaws and my wifes brother thankfully they are all safe but of course a little shaken up. Thoughts with the families who are not as lucky tonight. Keep your head up Boston.
    I'm so glad to hear this. The best to you and yours, stay safe.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Maybe this was the work of a new group, one not on any watch list?
    Who knows really? It doesn't seem like anti-government groups, even though they hit civilians they usually do so directed at only government buildings. This seems like middle eastern terrorism but there hasn't been a claim yet and I wouldn't want to just up and blame people, but on the other hand it got through meaning the channels that normally trace these things never picked up the scent so it could be someone or a group that never registered suspician up till now. There just isn't enough info yet.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Canine bomb detectors do not work continuously. After a short while, their nose tires out, so it is possible the bombs were brought in after the dogs had been used
    Very true. These dogs are usually adopted by the people in the agency they served to live out the rest of their lives as a pet.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, CJ.

    All the major markets were dropping all day,. even oil which closed below $89 a barrel. The biggest surprise was gold losing almost $144 per ounce since yesterday!
    Good afternoon Lady P - glad to see you're ok and joining the discussion.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Not true

    Google "Centennial Park bombing"
    Absolutely true.. Eric Rudolph stated his motives for that attack was:

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rudolph
    In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Under the protection and auspices of the regime in Washington millions of people came to celebrate the ideals of global socialism. Multinational corporations spent billions of dollars, and Washington organized an army of security to protect these best of all games. Even though the conception and the purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is the promote the values of global socialism as perfectly expressed in the song "Imagine" by John Lennon, which was the theme of the 1996 Games — even though the purpose of the Olympics is to promote these despicable ideals, the purpose of the attack on July 27th was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand. The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and thereby eat into the vast amounts of money invested.
    The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and there by eat into the vast amounts of money invested. The plan was conceived in haste and carried out with limited resources, planning and preparation — it was a monster that kept getting out of control the more I got into it. Because I could not acquire the necessary high explosives, I had to dismiss the unrealistic notion of knocking down the power grid surrounding Atlanta and consequently pulling the plug on the Olympics for their duration.
    The plan that I finally settled upon was to use five low-tech timed explosives to be placed one at a time on successive days throughout the Olympic schedule, each preceded by a forty to fifty minute warning given to 911. The location and time of detonation was to be given, and the intent was to thereby clear each of the areas, leaving only uniformed arms-carrying government personnel exposed to potential injury.
    The attacks were to have commenced with the start of the Olympics, but due to a lack of planning this was postponed a week. I had sincerely hoped to achieve these objectives without harming innocent civilians. However, I knew that the weapons used (highly uncontrollable timed explosives) and the choice of tactics (placing them in areas frequented by large numbers of civilians) could potentially lead to a disaster wherein many civilians could be killed or wounded. There is no excuse for this, and I accept full responsibility for the consequences of using this dangerous tactic.
    The first and largest device was placed in Centennial Park. There was a 55 minute delay on the device. After placing the device it took approximately 10 minutes to walk to the telephone booth where a call was placed immediately. The 911 operator answered the call, and after acknowledging that she could understand my voice (I was using a little plastic contraption to disguise my voice), I proceeded to deliver my message and much to my chagrin the operator terminated the call.
    I had to assume that the call had been traced and that in less than a few minutes a responder would be headed to that particular booth. So I walked approximately one block and frantically sought out a booth to make another call. I was not paying attention to the time as the minutes ticked off. Thinking perhaps the operator was put off by the sound of my distorted voice coming through the plastic device, I ditched the contraption and sought out a booth by the Days Inn, where I then tried to deliver a clear message while holding my nose. The crowd was pushing in and after the first couple sentences, I was eyeballed closely by at least two individuals. This caused me to leave off the last sentence which indicated the exact location of the device. The result of all this was to produce a disaster — a disaster of my making and for which I do apologize to the victims and their families.
    This second call that was made is the only one that has been made public. Unfortunately, Washington's government has not released all of the recordings of the 911 calls made within the hours before the blast. If they had, the public would discover that a call was made from the immediate area approximately 40 to 45 minutes before the blast. The call began with the words, "Do you understand me?" After an acknowledgment by the operator the message: "We defy your ..." and at this point the call was terminated.
    After the blast and the consequent chaos, I decided to discontinue the operation. I hurried back to the vacant lot I had used as a staging area which was east of Atlanta on I-20. Off to the right side of the interstate is what appeared to be a huge vacant lot with woods and bulldozing excavations, perhaps the place where a mall would be erected. Amid the piles of illegal garbage dumpings, I primed and detonated the other four devices and left Atlanta with much remorse.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I thought the joggers had already crossed the finish line by the time the bombs went off? If the culprit was targeting the marathon would he be targeting the joggers?
    Can't target joggers who protected by people watching.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Or it could be some madman with knowledge in explosive making.
    Sky news (the British Fox) says it's a basic explosive that was used, a specialist would have been worse!
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