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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    I have had a couple beam and diets but I have been thinking about something. I used to run half marathons, I was slow but I could tell you within ten minutes when I would probably finish. I wonder if someone was running a certain pace, someone knew it, and this was a plot to take them out? Or maybe a group running. That would explain the 100yrds apart, 2 chances at the same person? Could have even been detonated when the runner passed a certain point. adn the other IED distractors. There are a lot of people all over that world that run the Boston.
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    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?
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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? 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

    The leaders were quite a ways ahead. These would still be good runners but not elite. A 78 year old was the guy knocked down by the blast, not professional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The leaders were quite a ways ahead. These would still be good runners but not elite. A 78 year old was the guy knocked down by the blast, not professional.
    We are in violent agreement. My point was that the professionals were long gone by the time the bomb went off.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    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.
    Because people would have been massing AWAY from bomb number one and towards bomb number two. Did you see the film clip that showed both bombs going off? If you did, you saw that there were alot more--twice as many--people around the second bomb, than the first.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I have had a couple beam and diets but I have been thinking about something. I used to run half marathons, I was slow but I could tell you within ten minutes when I would probably finish. I wonder if someone was running a certain pace, someone knew it, and this was a plot to take them out? Or maybe a group running. That would explain the 100yrds apart, 2 chances at the same person? Could have even been detonated when the runner passed a certain point. adn the other IED distractors. There are a lot of people all over that world that run the Boston.
    Be serious.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Why, I been drinking. But it is possible the target was a specific person.
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Why, I been drinking. But it is possible the target was a specific person.
    I have considered the possibility it was a murder attempt disguised as a terrorist attack, but right now, my gut makes me think this was the work of a college student in a high pressure field snapping with exams and/or the realization they are about to get kicked out. I doubt anybody but a college age student could have pulled off carrying a backpack or what looked like a laundry bag into a patrolled area without raising eyebrows.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, the government is not all seeing, all protecting. They can only catch the ones they know about and provide some deterrence to those they don't. You plug one hole, they will make another. That is the cost of a free society.
    Obviously the government cannot be everywhere in a free society, otherwise, it couldn't and wouldn't be a free society. However, there was a security apparatus present at the Boston Marathon. There is no telling how far or deep that surveillance and effort went. The men and women being paid to perform the duties of security for the event, defined solely upon their function, failed yesterday to perform their functions to their definition. It is what it is. I don't see why people need to deny it. In fact, denying failure is dangerous. How do you learn from something if you deny it in the first place?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Why, I been drinking. But it is possible the target was a specific person.
    And instead of shooting, poisoning, car-crashing or just plain bludgeoning that person... bomb the Boston marathon and blame it on AlQ?

    That's too much, you better cut back on TV consumption.

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