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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I've heard several times that the shrapnel was ball bearings.
    Yeah, I wasn't clear in that response, mia culpa. What I thought he was referring to was a claymore type of uni directional blast with the fragment material being put in front of the charge. It is a nasty way to spread a wall of fast moving dangerous shrapnel but with the concussion I think they used a less focused blast pattern, either way they were looking to maim, wound, and kill.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're preaching to the choir, my man.
    Then so be it. I am only urging caution in response to this event. Rational and logical thinking MUST prevail.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Obviously the "world" is no longer just on TV when this stuff starts happening in New England......................
    Bonz, what is the purpose of this, IYV? They are obviously making a statement...is it to scare people; is it to let us know they can if they want to; is it to show how much they despise us;...what? WHAT do they hope to gain?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It wasn't shrapnel, if they used ball bearings. However, if a metal case was used to house the explosive, there was shrapnel in the blast radius.
    Ball bearing qualify as shrapnel
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Ball bearing qualify as shrapnel
    Technically, they don't, but it doesn't matter.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Ball bearing qualify as shrapnel
    true, that is what a claymore mine is loaded with

    anyone know the actual KIA's. I heard two than twelve and then back to two again



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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    As if this story is close enough to my heart, a fellow BU student is one of the one's who is critical injured.
    I'm so terribly sorry to hear this. I hope the student pulls through and makes a complete recovery. *hugs*

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, that is what a claymore mine is loaded with

    anyone know the actual KIA's. I heard two than twelve and then back to two again
    The latest is now 3.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Then so be it. I am only urging caution in response to this event. Rational and logical thinking MUST prevail.
    I'm only pointing out the evidence. The evidence points to someone with training. Using two bombs, the first as a diversion, the second as the main casualty producer, is classic tactics used in anti-personel attacks.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    The latest is now 3.
    thanks, when I first heard the news it was mainly injuries

    than two deaths

    than when I was last listening on the radio in my office it was up to 12 but on my way home from work at 6.15 down to two with several critically injured

    I also heard that the JFK thing might not have been a bomb-I haven't been watching the news tonight.



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