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Weeze Apr 15th 2013 9:21 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 
Boston globe reporters latest tweet:

@davabel: Fine. Reporting. I was 10 feet from explosion. Shaken up. But not a scratch. Worst thing I ever saw.

Also reports of a controlled explosion by the police.

Information for those in the area can be found on twitter at @massema:
@MassEMA: Runners East of Massachusetts Avenue directed to Boston Common.
Runners West of Massachusetts Avenue directed to Kenmore Square.

Speedwell Apr 15th 2013 9:25 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by dakota44 (Post 10660843)
CNN with Wolfe Schnauzer-face is usually off the mark. Watching on BBC and Fox. There was also a report of a suspicious device at a hotel. Hopefully there is nothing to it and no more to come. Thankfully no secondary devices to take out the first responders. so far. OK, Fox just jumped the shark by interviewing that arsewipe Arpaio about this.

You can't spell CRAZY without R-AZ.

dakota44 Apr 15th 2013 9:27 pm

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Apparently at least 2 more explosive devices have been found and are being dismantled. Looks as if it could have been a much worse situation.

yellowroom Apr 15th 2013 9:32 pm

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How absolutely appalling. I hope the numbers of dead and injured don't rise any further.

I really hope that the finger pointing doesn't start until those investigating have some actual evidence. Let those in charge make the area safe, treat the injured and comfort the grieving.

Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 9:42 pm

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Originally Posted by yellowroom (Post 10660873)
How absolutely appalling. I hope the numbers of dead and injured don't rise any further.

I really hope that the finger pointing doesn't start until those investigating have some actual evidence. Let those in charge make the area safe, treat the injured and comfort the grieving.

Jane Harmen on CNN has already mentioned Al Qaeda. :rolleyes:

civilservant Apr 15th 2013 9:43 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 10660883)
Jane Harmen on CNN has already mentioned Al Qaeda. :rolleyes:

Bomb many marathons do they :blink:

Boston police confirm devices were in 2 different places, one further up the road from the hotel. 2 further devices made safe, 1 with controlled detonation.

Jan Alaska Apr 15th 2013 9:49 pm

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Within in minutes of the explosion Fox had mentioned terrorists , al qaeda and 9/11 .... the possibility of it being another Timothy McVey hasn't crossed their little minds.

dakota44 Apr 15th 2013 9:51 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Bostin Marathon
 

Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 10660885)
Bomb many marathons do they :blink:

Boston police confirm devices were in 2 different places, one further up the road from the hotel. 2 further devices made safe, 1 with controlled detonation.

They would likely bomb anywhere there are large crowds but they would likely have done a better job of it. Watching the one explosion, it was nowhere near the level of a typical Al Quaeda job, although they could have been inexperienced recruits. I suspect a home grown terrorist situation, without a great deal of experience in the field. Then again, who knows. I think that I heard it reported that they have one suspect in custody, under guard, in a local hospital. If so, should be more details emerging sometime soon. Apparently another explosion at the Kennedy library.

sir_eccles Apr 15th 2013 9:56 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Jan Alaska (Post 10660893)
Within in minutes of the explosion Fox had mentioned terrorists , al qaeda and 9/11 .... the possibility of it being another Timothy McVey hasn't crossed their little minds.

Some have already pointed out that today is Patriots Day which is fairly significant for militia groups and also was the same day McVeigh did his bombing.

yellowroom Apr 15th 2013 9:59 pm

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To me it's reminiscent of the scummy IRA attacks on mainland Britain - complete havoc and mayhem, but the numbers of death and injury are thankfully relatively low compared to the numbers of people who actually there.

I realise that's no comfort whatsoever to those who are affected though.

dakota44 Apr 15th 2013 10:01 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by sir_eccles (Post 10660906)
Some have already pointed out that today is Patriots Day which is fairly significant for militia groups and also was the same day McVeigh did his bombing.

Certainly would not rule them out as suspects.

Trixie_b Apr 15th 2013 10:07 pm

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I'm horrified. I sadly stumbled across a very graphic picture on The Atlantic which made me lose my lunch. I should have heeded the warning it had on it.

My heart breaks for those concerned. Thank you to those who have stepped up to help the victims.

I'll be holding my loved ones close tonight

_Clueless$y$t€m_ Apr 15th 2013 10:10 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
Third incident at JFK library. .considered taking my little one to finish line but decided against it this morning. Hope the death toll does rise any further..spineless,soulless bastards to attack the innocent!

kimilseung Apr 15th 2013 10:12 pm

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New York Post? reliable or not?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/nationa...=SFnewyorkpost

My guess is a swarthy man was arrested for being injured by a bomb, we will see.

kimilseung Apr 15th 2013 10:16 pm

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Originally Posted by Trixie_b (Post 10660922)
....The Atlantic ....

Just seen the image of the guy who lost his lower leg. poor bastard


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