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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    That's a matter of opinion. In my experience when I apologize it is usually because I was wrong.
    Have you ever gone overseas to visit despots and then fawningly apologize for Americans?

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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So should I assume that you've never been married?


    Are you referring to constant conflict with intermittent moments of sheer terror? Oh, yes.

    But hey, I'm just like any other man. I'll take the blame for all kinds of **** if it means I can get laid!










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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Have you ever gone overseas to visit despots and then fawningly apologize for Americans?
    Yeah, sure.










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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Yeah, sure.
    Well cut it out!

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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    I just sat thru a class on terrorism last week. The distinction is that the killing was indiscriminate, that's what makes it terrorism. Targeting specific individuals is murder, nonspecific targets makes it terrorism.

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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I just sat thru a class on terrorism last week. The distinction is that the killing was indiscriminate, that's what makes it terrorism. Targeting specific individuals is murder, nonspecific targets makes it terrorism.
    Q: Why is there so much debate about the word “terrorism?” And I was wondering: if a guy goes into a school and murders 20 children to make a point, why is that any different than what happened today?

    A: “There is a difference between public perception and what the professionals think. To me, terrorism has always been about the messaging, and not about the event. A guy blows up his neighbors house; it’s a bombing but it’s not terrorism. The Weathermen blew up a bathroom in the Capitol to send a message that no place was safe and we’re gonna take over the world. That’s terrorism. Tragedy is different than terrorism. A terrifying traffic event is not the same thing as terrorism.”

    Q: Is there any difference between a domestic terrorism investigation and one that involves foreign groups?

    A: “After 9/11, for domestic terrorism investigations, the FBI adopted a lot of rules that you have to follow. If the crime is though to have been domestic as opposed to a transnational group, constitutional issues come into play. But really, the issue of ‘terrorism’ only comes out in the charging. Right now, the focus is on proving the bombing, figuring out who was involved, looking at the story the forensic evidence tells us.”.....snip~

    The Boston bombing: fact and fiction

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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Well, the course material for the class was provided by DHS so I'm going to go with what they say. One guy asked when this information was released to the public, the answer was "after 9/11". It seems that was the tipping point for DHS training civilians to assist.

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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

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    Here is what it all boils down to....




    A special thanks to "Golem"...for providing this graphic...
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Did you NEED Obama to tell you officially yesterday that it was a terrorist attack? What difference does the timing make?
    Of course not! The newsworthy thing is that Obama officially recognized reality for a change.
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Clues and Questions About the Boston Bombings - UPDATE: Obama Plans Trip to Boston

    ISTANBUL - I've just arrived in Turkey with a small delegation of American journalists, and many of our hushed conversations have been about yesterday's terrorist attacks in Boston, where twin bombings left three dead and wounded more than 170 -- with more than a dozen people still in critical condition. As we've seen at home, Turkish television has been broadcasting now-familiar amateur video clips of the blasts on a virtual loop. Anchors ask the ubiquitous question: "Who did this?" More than 24 hours later, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the bombings, and US authorities may be back at square one in unraveling the mystery.

    UPDATE I President Obama will visit Boston tomorrow:

    The White House has confirmed President Obama's trip to Boston on Thursday. Per the administration's travel plans: "On Thursday morning, the President will travel to Boston to speak at an interfaith service dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday's bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon." .....snip~

    Clues and Questions About the Boston Bombings - UPDATE: Obama Plans Trip to Boston - Guy Benson

    They have also identified the 2nd and 3rd victims.

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