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Trixie_b Apr 15th 2013 10:16 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by KTBFFH12 (Post 10660925)
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!

Glad you're safe.

Trixie_b Apr 15th 2013 10:17 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 10660937)
Just seen the image of the guy who lost his lower leg. poor bastard

Poor bastard indeed.

nethead Apr 15th 2013 10:19 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
Heartbreaking :(

Jan Alaska Apr 15th 2013 10:30 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
Quite a disparity between different news sources, anything between 2 and 12 dead.

dakota44 Apr 15th 2013 10:30 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
The Kennedy library explosion is now being reported as related to a fire and not connected with the others.

Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 10:33 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by yellowroom (Post 10660912)
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.

Reminded me of the Warrington bombings. Bombs placed in 2 litter/trash bins the day before Mother's Day...when the IRA knew the shopping centers would be crowded...especially with children. :frown::thumbdown:

Bob Apr 15th 2013 10:34 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
On a personal front, happy to hear that friends and family who live or went to the marathon are okay.

kimilseung Apr 15th 2013 10:38 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by dakota44 (Post 10660968)
The Kennedy library explosion is now being reported as related to a fire and not connected with the others.

who by Dakota?

SarahG Apr 15th 2013 10:39 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
The already tight London Marathon security is going to be even tighter now. I did London twice and the security especially towards the end was very obvious but people will clearly find a way. I am sure Boston security was just as good.

I can't even begin to fathom why runners would be targeted. I've seen some of the pics from Boston and I just can't put into words. :(

Manc Apr 15th 2013 10:40 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 
wonder if the Irish Car Bomb will still be cocktail of choice after this?

Trixie_b Apr 15th 2013 10:47 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 10660986)
who by Dakota?

The library tweeted it was an electrical fire in a new wing and all staff were safe.


FK Library ✔ @JFKLibrary

Fire in building is out, appears to have started in the mechanical room of new building. All staff and visitors are accounted for and safe.

Bob Apr 15th 2013 10:47 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by SarahG (Post 10660987)
The already tight London Marathon security is going to be even tighter now. I did London twice and the security especially towards the end was very obvious but people will clearly find a way. I am sure Boston security was just as good.

I can't even begin to fathom why runners would be targeted. I've seen some of the pics from Boston and I just can't put into words. :(

Along the route, not that great, not compared to London with welding manhole covers down and the like.

As for target, well it's a state holiday and a massive gathering of people, so makes a obvious target.

yellowroom Apr 15th 2013 10:48 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 10660974)
Reminded me of the Warrington bombings. Bombs placed in 2 litter/trash bins the day before Mother's Day...when the IRA knew the shopping centers would be crowded...especially with children. :frown::thumbdown:

Was thinking Hyde Park (& Regents Park) myself. Crowds of tourists watching an event, even if they were "establishment/military" events rather than sports.

And it's just struck me how revolting it is that there were so many IRA incidents that we could even have a discussion about the relative similarities. How on earth does any sane person think that this kind of thing actually progresses their cause. Sick sick sick.

Jerseygirl Apr 15th 2013 10:48 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 10660937)
Just seen the image of the guy who lost his lower leg. poor bastard

Looks like both his legs had been blown off. :(

kimilseung Apr 15th 2013 10:49 pm

Re: 2 large explosions at Boston Marathon
 

Originally Posted by Manc (Post 10660989)
wonder if the Irish Car Bomb will still be cocktail of choice after this?

.....and I hope Peter King does not trot himself out to tell us how terrible terrorism is.


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