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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    I can not fathom what would bring someone to do something like this. I guess the only thing I can come up with is the number of people. What a horrible act.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Terrorist bombing in Boston. So what City is next ?
    No one's saying terrorists yet. If it was something intentional, it was some jamoke, not related to terrorists in the way we usually mean. That would have been a massacre -- and there'd be a real danger of other explosions happening right about now.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    fawx news says at least 3 killed

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    Bad people do bad things.
    Yeah I realize that but a marathon really doesn't make much sense. Maybe I am missing the point?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    First bomb was supposed to cause casulties and bring in people to assist, second bomb was supposed to cause more casulties.

    Typical terrorist. Also timed to go off when the majority of runners would be crossing the finish line.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Yeah I realize that but a marathon really doesn't make much sense. Maybe I am missing the point?
    Anywhere there are a lot of people gathering, especially a recreational event where folks aren't expecting it, makes a good place to instill fear. It takes their day to day safety away from them.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No one's saying terrorists yet. If it was
    something intentional, it was some jamoke, not related to terrorists in the way we usually mean. That would have been a massacre -- and there'd be a real danger of other explosions happening right about now.
    We'll see I suppose. But the subsequent bombings are typical of a terrorist attack.

    The second bomb may have been set off prematurely.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    If this was a terrorist bombing, Obama would already be blaming G.W. and Janet Napolitano is going to have a lot of explaining to do why the Department of Homeland Security was spending more time on pushing food stamps for illegal aliens and immigrants and calling for amnesty for all foreigners who are illegally in our country instead of securing our nation from such attacks.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Yeah I realize that but a marathon really doesn't make much sense. Maybe I am missing the point?
    The objective is to inflict mass casualties in the least obvious place.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No one's saying terrorists yet. If it was something intentional, it was some jamoke, not related to terrorists in the way we usually mean. That would have been a massacre -- and there'd be a real danger of other explosions happening right about now.
    EOD and SWAT are now on the scene. I have a hard time imagining an accident that would cause two explosions of that magnitude 10 seconds apart in separate locations. This looks purposeful.

    I would also guess it's not foreign terrorists at this point as the time of the explosions isn't right. A terrorist would have detonated the bomb when the crowd was largest, ie. when the winners were approaching. This seems more like it was targeting someone specific rather than calculated to maximize casualties.

    Or the fuse wasn't set right.
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