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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    It doesn't matter how I think they could have prevented it or how I think they failed, what matters most, as you clearly know, is that they did fail. The most important thing now is to get a complete and accurate accounting of the events in which we can glean a full understanding of them. And in order to get that, we need transparency. It best serves so we don't have episodes like this again.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    No you didn't.

    I was saying in general to everyone. Not that it's stopping people...
    Then, why did you respond to my post with that comment?!?
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    He kinda did. He used an initial bomb to kill a few people which also acted as a diversion so he could maximise killings with an a concurrent second attack.

    It only required one guy.
    No, he wasn't even close. Setting off the bomb didn't cause his targets to crowd together to create a massed target for him.

    Obviously, the objective of the Boston bombing was for the first bomb to create a massed target for the second bomb. This is Tactics 101 stuff.

    You et. al. keep illustrating my point for me: those of you that have zero tactical training don't have any idea what was done here; hence, the bomber has had some kind of tactical training.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    On the other hand, who is the first group that comes to mind when these sorts of things happen?
    According to the Libbos, it's always a homegrown Right wing extremist.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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    I dont hope the bomber is anybody, I just hope we find him. I think it is sick to root for or agianst one group or another. I must just be getting old and confused, Americans are dead in the streets, many injured and you guys are rooting for the perps to be a certian group. Com'on man...
    When did I root for these scumbags to be any group? Post a link...right now! If you can't post link, then grow up.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    I haven't read the last 50 or so pages of the thread, so maybe this has already been discussed, but assuming the bombers wanted maximum effect at the end of the race, and ended up with the timers set so they went off about an hour afterwards, if that might be because their watches were set to a different time zone and they didn't allow for this, which would mean they weren't resident on the east coast and based further west than the eastern time zone. Doesn't narrow anything down much, but just a passing thought.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, he wasn't even close. Setting off the bomb didn't cause his targets to crowd together to create a massed target for him.

    Obviously, the objective of the Boston bombing was for the first bomb to create a massed target for the second bomb. This is Tactics 101 stuff.

    You et. al. keep illustrating my point for me: those of you that have zero tactical training don't have any idea what was done here; hence, the bomber has had some kind of tactical training.
    Well, I'm dense and need it spelled out for me why the second bomb was too far away from the first for to have any major effect on those massing around the first explosion if this theory were true. They would have have to be running away from the first, not massing around where it went off, and most would have to be running in the direction of the second one.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I haven't read the last 50 or so pages of the thread, so maybe this has already been discussed, but assuming the bombers wanted maximum effect at the end of the race, and ended up with the timers set so they went off about an hour afterwards, if that might be because their watches were set to a different time zone and they didn't allow for this, which would mean they weren't resident on the east coast and based further west than the eastern time zone. Doesn't narrow anything down much, but just a passing thought.
    Interesting point. View was advanced today by a talking head that timing was right to catch many charity runners and their families/friends.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Interesting point. View was advanced today by a talking head that timing was right to catch many charity runners and their families/friends.
    I don't do marathons, but I assumed they were all charity runners; so they were targeting specific charity groups, maybe? were there staggered start times for groups? This would make more sense of the positions for the second bomb and others, maybe.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I don't do marathons, but I assumed they were all charity runners; so they were targeting specific charity groups, maybe? were there staggered start times for groups?
    Many run a marathon simply for personal satisfaction, and yes, there were staggered starts...
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