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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    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?
    Look at where there is "complete" control, a prison. The "government" (not really, but for the purpose of the analogy) cannot even keep drugs and weapons out of prison... How could they protect against something like that?!

    It's horrible I know, but really, other than the luck of catching the person in the act of placing something there's not much that can be done for prevention... Though, there are already calls for more cameras, but you can have cameras on everything, but you can't have the personnel to track it all...

    But yes, this is a failure, but all reasonable steps are taken to mitigate the chances of these things happening so it takes someone truly motivated, and short of luck there's very little chance to actually prevent somethin like this, unfortunately. It doesn't matter how many armed guards / police you have around...

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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.



    The bombs killed 3 already and injured about 170, so there was no shortage of victims.

    The bombs were timed to go off when lots of people were around, the results confirm that.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is there any evidence of this?


    Right here on this thread is the first place that I've heard anything about 'looters' and I've read lots of reports.

    Sounds like urban legend BS to me.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Anyone claimed responsibility for this terror? The police seem to have been informed about the threat. Plus if there were bomb squads there how did they not manage to find the bombs before they blew away?
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    Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon [W:162]

    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.
    You're right, it is tactics 101. And using an attack to create a diversion, for victims or responders, doesn't require tactical training, because its not really that hard to think of.

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Anyone claimed responsibility for this terror? The police seem to have been informed about the threat. Plus if there were bomb squads there how did they not manage to find the bombs before they blew away?



    No one has held their hand up yet.

    I have heard nothing about the police knowing about this ahead of time. If you have a link, post it.

    Where did you read that bomb squads were at the location?

    Did you ever make a mistake in your life?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    No one has held their hand up yet.

    I have heard nothing about the police knowing about this ahead of time. If you have a link, post it.

    Where did you read that bomb squads were at the location?

    Did you ever make a mistake in your life?
    It's post 871 issued from Jango on this thread. A guy there states that there were police bomb squads ahead of the tournament. The link has already been posted.

    Now I don't know what has me making mistakes in my life has anything to do with this tragedy! Nor do I find the context inviting for me to blabber about my life mistakes.

    I appreciate the curiosity though. Perhaps in another thread...
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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    It's post 871 issued from Jango on this thread. A guy there states that there were police bomb squads ahead of the tournament. The link has already been posted.

    Now I don't know what has me making mistakes in my life has anything to do with this tragedy! Nor do I find the context inviting for me to blabber about my life mistakes.

    I appreciate the curiosity though. Perhaps in another thread...



    It's easy to attack other supposed mistakes, Eh?

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    Re: Explosions reported near finish line at Boston Marathon

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