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

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    What's that, you say? He didn't?



    Oh lawl just more gotchya politics I see.
    What exactly do you think you're demonstrating here?

    At the time the story you linked to was posted, yesterday, it was correct. Obama didn't use the word "terror" in his statements YESTERDAY.

    He did today.
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    The "innocent civilians" to which you refer are not the targets. The cowards hiding behind them are the targets, and their hostages are "collateral damage."
    Ahhh yes, the ol' "It's not our fault that we killed a bunch of civilians when dropping bombs into civilian areas because there was totally a bad guy there....I mean, yeah he's not in the body count....but he was totally there just a second ago!" excuse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The pressure cooker thing is old, it seems like I heard of that in hte 80's. Bet it was in a movie once or something. On further consideration maybe from the Irish terrorist days, but I know today isnt the first time I have heard of it.
    BOSTON (AP) — The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.

    The details on the apparently crude but deadly explosives emerged as investigators appealed to the public for amateur video and photos that might yield clues. The chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find those responsible.

    A person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still going on said the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground. They were packed with shrapnel, the person said.

    The person said law enforcement officials have some of the bomb components but do not yet know what was used to set off the explosives.

    A doctor treating the wounded appeared to corroborate the person's account, saying one of the victims was maimed by what looked like ball bearings or BBs. Doctors also said they removed a host of sharp objects from the victims, including nails that were sticking out of one little girl's body.

    Similar pressure-cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 intelligence report by the FBI and Homeland Security. Also, one of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the report said.

    At a news conference, police and federal agents repeatedly appealed for any video, audio and photos taken by marathon spectators, even images that people might not think are significant.

    Richard Barrett, the former U.N. coordinator for an al-Qaida and Taliban monitoring team who has also worked for British intelligence, said the relatively small size of the devices in Boston and the timing of the blasts suggest a domestic attack rather than an al-Qaida-inspired one.

    "This happened on Patriots' Day — it is also the day Americans are supposed to have their taxes in — and Boston is quite a symbolic city," said Barrett, now senior director at the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies.....snip~

    Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookers


    Looks like they said they used the same type of bomb in 2010 in NY Times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    BOSTON (AP) — The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.

    The details on the apparently crude but deadly explosives emerged as investigators appealed to the public for amateur video and photos that might yield clues. The chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find those responsible.

    A person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still going on said the explosives were put in 6-liter kitchen pressure cookers, hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground. They were packed with shrapnel, the person said.

    The person said law enforcement officials have some of the bomb components but do not yet know what was used to set off the explosives.

    A doctor treating the wounded appeared to corroborate the person's account, saying one of the victims was maimed by what looked like ball bearings or BBs. Doctors also said they removed a host of sharp objects from the victims, including nails that were sticking out of one little girl's body.

    Similar pressure-cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 intelligence report by the FBI and Homeland Security. Also, one of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the report said.

    At a news conference, police and federal agents repeatedly appealed for any video, audio and photos taken by marathon spectators, even images that people might not think are significant.

    Richard Barrett, the former U.N. coordinator for an al-Qaida and Taliban monitoring team who has also worked for British intelligence, said the relatively small size of the devices in Boston and the timing of the blasts suggest a domestic attack rather than an al-Qaida-inspired one.

    "This happened on Patriots' Day — it is also the day Americans are supposed to have their taxes in — and Boston is quite a symbolic city," said Barrett, now senior director at the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies.....snip~

    Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookers


    Looks like they said they used the same type of bomb in 2010 in NY Times.
    ....so if we want to carry out an attack and cast blame on militant ME terrorists all we have to do is use a pressure cooker. Interesting.

    Also, shouldn't we be banning pressure cookers or requiring background checks for people wanting to use their pressure cooker? I mean, won't someone think of the children?
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Something they know despite the bombs being crude.....the way it was packed. Which would lead them to first suspect, ME groups. Or one from that region.

    A Former FBI agent thought it could be someone American but radicalized thru Sharia here. A Couple of others have mentioned the same.
    What I don't understand is why you'd pick a target that has like 30 medics standing around waiting. That made a huge difference.
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Also, shouldn't we be banning pressure cookers or requiring background checks for people wanting to use their pressure cooker? I mean, won't someone think of the children?
    Shhh!! The lefties will probably take you seriously...
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    What exactly do you think you're demonstrating here?

    At the time the story you linked to was posted, yesterday, it was correct. Obama didn't use the word "terror" in his statements YESTERDAY.

    He did today.
    Yes, he did. Do you see his calling this an act "terror" as a problem???

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

    So why did it take a whole day to say this was a terror attack? It was bombs at a public event...seems like a no brainer.
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, he did. Do you see his calling this an act "terror" as a problem???
    Pete, I have long since stopped wondering how you pull such horsecrap out of so many things, so I'll just sigh bemusedly.
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    Re: Obama Says Boston Bombings an Act of Terrorism.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Something they know despite the bombs being crude.....the way it was packed. Which would lead them to first suspect, ME groups. Or one from that region.

    A Former FBI agent thought it could be someone American but radicalized thru Sharia here. A Couple of others have mentioned the same.
    It could be American crazies, American political extremists, but not necessarily Islamists. One of the reasons I say that is that it appears that there was little or next to no intelligence that anything out of the ordinary was being planned or discussed around the time frame the bombing occurred.










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