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2013-04-15 05:52:44 PM  

chard: NBC news apparently reporting that a suspect is in custody in one of the area hospitals.


Brown person no doubt.
You watch.
 
2013-04-15 05:52:56 PM  

douchebag/hater: AP is reporting the police are holding a Saudi national as a 'person of interest'.


Which, given the accuracy of the media,  means we can probably say with confidence that the person, if they exist, is not from Saudi Arabia.
 
2013-04-15 05:52:57 PM  
smedrick:

Nadie_AZ:


I'm actually just going to go ahead and apologize for making a stupid, knee-jerk comment because I was feeling pretty farking emotional... again, didn't mean to belittle either event
 
2013-04-15 05:53:00 PM  

fredklein: Of course. Let's just ignore all the unusual things that happened in Boston today... like the national guard being deployed along the route, the bomb sniffing dogs that were at the finish line, and so on, just because you don't like the person pointing them out. 'I don't like you, thus you are lying. Boot to the headface!'. I'm so glad we have open-minded people like you around....


If the government was behind it, why would they deploy extra security? To stop themselves?

If the government wasn't behind it, but knew about it ahead of time, why wouldn't they tell everyone to be on alert? They've had no hesitation to do this with previous security scares. In fact, most conspiracy theorists would argue that the government goes out of its way to scare people over minor threats.

Or, maybe those are just common sights at big public events and you're a moron?
 
2013-04-15 05:53:00 PM  
it's terrible, but how many mild mannered citizens got blowed up in Iraq last week?
welcome to the brave new world.
i'm lousy at this, how soon before it's o.k. to start crackin' wise?
no, not trolling, just don't give a sh*t.
 
2013-04-15 05:53:15 PM  

miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....

https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560

If that's true and they were deliberately targeted...

...I really don't want to finish that sentence.


Why plant 2 bombs then?  It's a VIP area, you know exactly where they're going to be.  Also, it hasn't been confirmed and probably bullshiat to begin with.
 
2013-04-15 05:53:26 PM  
Guys l have breaking news.

Justin Bieber is OK and asking we pray for him.
 
2013-04-15 05:53:26 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: yelmrog: PunGent: DarnoKonrad: Sid_6.7: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: Apparently some people think the IRA was involved because of this: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/boston-college-s-sec r et-tapes-could-bring-ira-exposure-and-retribution.html

Some people are idiots. This is nothing like the IRA bombs sh*t.

Well they are out of practice.

/really doubt it's the IRA

Me too.  If it's at all IRA related, they're down to their C team.  This is bad, but not apocalyptic or anything.

A lot of support for the IRA came from the USA back in the bad old days.  I doubt they'd bomb anyone inside the US unless it was an assassination of someone they really REALLY wanted dead.

The IRA usually called in warnings so no one would be killed, unless some kind of miscommunication occurred such as happened in Omagh.


Um...no.  Just...no.  First thing off wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park_and_Regent%27s_Park_bombings
 
2013-04-15 05:53:26 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Carth: Obama to address the nation at 6:10 pm edt.

Why?


Because he's expected to, not because HE needs to.
 
2013-04-15 05:53:37 PM  

willfullyobscure: zippolight2002: like the national guard being deployed along the route, the bomb sniffing dogs that were at the finish line, and so on, just because you don't like the person pointing them out. 'I don't like you, thus you are lying. Boot to the headface!'. I'm so glad we have open-minded people like you around....Um, those are pretty standard practices now for any high-profile event.  Bomb sniffing dogs went through freaking Bracket Town in Atlanta during the Final 4.

Too soon to point out that apparently the bomb dogs are not working out very well?


These dogs are Gen X.
 
2013-04-15 05:53:41 PM  
No arrests made in boston, ignore the ny post article saying otherwise

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boston-police-no-arrests -h ave-been-made-in

at least this article is quoting a bpd spokesperson, not random twitter accounts

/ though, this article did not name the spokesperson, their title, their authority to make press releases, or anything else.  so, basically, there is no accountable/verifiable info yet
 
2013-04-15 05:53:49 PM  

Into the blue again: My sister just called. Friends of hers were in the blast. Family of 4 waiting for their daughter to finish. 2 in surgery and 2 not stable enough for surgery. They aren't hopeful right now....


Hope all ends well for them Blue, Godspeed
 
2013-04-15 05:53:53 PM  

Into the blue again: My sister just called. Friends of hers were in the blast. Family of 4 waiting for their daughter to finish. 2 in surgery and 2 not stable enough for surgery. They aren't hopeful right now....


I used to run marathons - qualifying for the Boston Marathon is a big goal that we all aimed for. And people who qualified would bring along family to watch since it was a pretty big deal. To have someone target crowds of people like this ... I can't think of words to convey how sick I feel. Hollow.
 
2013-04-15 05:53:57 PM  

JustFarkingGreat: smedrick:

Nadie_AZ:

I'm actually just going to go ahead and apologize for making a stupid, knee-jerk comment because I was feeling pretty farking emotional... again, didn't mean to belittle either event


No worries. I figured it was just that. You are good. :-)
 
2013-04-15 05:54:30 PM  

zippolight2002: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....

https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560

If that's true and they were deliberately targeted...

...I really don't want to finish that sentence.

Why plant 2 bombs then?  It's a VIP area, you know exactly where they're going to be.  Also, it hasn't been confirmed and probably bullshiat to begin with.



The second is to catch the first responders. Very common with anyone who wants to cause maximum destruction.
 
2013-04-15 05:54:45 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Insert_Obscure_80's_Pop_Culture_Reference_Here: cig-mkr: Bomb, Tax Day, Coincidence?
I'm thinking homegrown.

Apparently some people think the IRA was involved because of this:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/10/boston-college-s-sec r et-tapes-could-bring-ira-exposure-and-retribution.html

Awesome.
Rangers, Special Forces, and drones INTO IRELAND!
NOW!
Round up the Irish!
Oh, wait.


Actually, there are plenty of people in Boston who made contributions to the IRA, and I don't mean their retirement account.
This is very similar to the Shenanigans that they committed in London.
 
2013-04-15 05:54:49 PM  

yelmrog: for everyone trolling from the left, go ahead and use this as you see fit.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2016132608_apusmlkparadeexplo si ves.html

apologies to those trolling from the right.  There just haven't really been a lot of lefty domestic terror plots lately.


oh rats, too late.  Of course, the frickin' saudis again.

now THAT would be an invasion I could get behind.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:04 PM  

Sid_6.7: Uncle_Git: Uhhh really ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacks_on_the_London_Underground#1992_ IR A_attacks

The IRA does not, generally speaking, attempt to kill random civilians. It has happened in the past, but most attacks are at infrastructure, not people, and they call ahead to warn that people should be evacuated. When attacks are intentionally against people, they're normally against people who are perceived as occupying or otherwise working against the IRA and their goals. Random people in a marathon don't fit this profile.

This attack is the opposite of their MO, unless it was completely idiotic and poorly planned on their part.


Not true: the Harrods bomb, Enniskillen, the Corporation St. bomb in Manchester to name but a few.  And not to mention all the trash cans which had to be removed from the streets of London because people kept planting bombs in them.  But what they won't do is bite the hand that fed them; I'd be really surprised if this had anything to do with Irish terrorism.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:11 PM  

GoldSpider: Lord_Baull: I hope you get perma-banned for being a World Class douchebag.

Along with the equivalent asshats on the other side, right?


Dunno, this was the first offense post I saw.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:21 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: willfullyobscure: zippolight2002: like the national guard being deployed along the route, the bomb sniffing dogs that were at the finish line, and so on, just because you don't like the person pointing them out. 'I don't like you, thus you are lying. Boot to the headface!'. I'm so glad we have open-minded people like you around....Um, those are pretty standard practices now for any high-profile event.  Bomb sniffing dogs went through freaking Bracket Town in Atlanta during the Final 4.

Too soon to point out that apparently the bomb dogs are not working out very well?

These dogs are Gen X.


Back in my day, dogs worked for a living! Puppies have it too easy these days, live with their parents and such.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:28 PM  
Apparently they're classified as "home-made" bombs.  Given the coincidence of the Marathon happening on April 15th, I suspect we'll discover that the bombers have Tea Party connections.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:30 PM  
Anyone have a link to a feed where the Presidential broadcast will be watchable?  I'm stuck in office today, we have zero tv reception
 
2013-04-15 05:55:32 PM  

CptnSpldng: HotIgneous Intruder: Carth: Obama to address the nation at 6:10 pm edt.

Why?

Because he's expected to, not because HE needs to.


National tragedy, all of us are hurt, blah blah blahtey blah, quack-quack.
Sympathetic commentary at the first opportunity is not leadership.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:44 PM  

Gyrfalcon: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....

https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560

If that's true and they were deliberately targeted...

...I really don't want to finish that sentence.

I hope to holy f*ck that it isn't true. Because if it is, it narrows the suspect list drastically and to a very ugly subsection of Americans.


I'd doubt it being intentional. They were probably given seats with good views that could be caught by Media cameras for good PR. The location was probably intentional, not the victims.

Then again, it's all speculation until someone claims responsibility.
 
2013-04-15 05:55:46 PM  
I do want to say how proud I am of those brave men and women who rushed TOWARD the attack to help those in need. Heroes indeed.
 
2013-04-15 05:56:01 PM  

Tillmaster: Actually, there are plenty of people in Boston who made contributions to the IRA, and I don't mean their retirement account.
This is very similar to the Shenanigans that they committed in London.


I know I mailed my IRA check today.
 
2013-04-15 05:56:17 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: chard: NBC news apparently reporting that a suspect is in custody in one of the area hospitals.

Brown person no doubt.
You watch.


I hope not.  I don't look forward to the right-wing derp in my family and in the media if that's the case.  If it's a white guy, at least the discussion can be constrained to the individual/group and the actual incident.  If it's a brown guy, we go even further into the Muslim=terrorist crap.
 
2013-04-15 05:56:22 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Nobody is on the lookout for these???
 
2013-04-15 05:56:25 PM  
So who won the race?
 
2013-04-15 05:56:32 PM  

ursomniac: Apparently they're classified as "home-made" bombs.  Given the coincidence of the Marathon happening on April 15th, I suspect we'll discover that the bombers have Tea Party connections.


If that's the case, goodbye Tea Party.
 
2013-04-15 05:56:43 PM  

Gyrfalcon: zippolight2002: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....

https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560

If that's true and they were deliberately targeted...

...I really don't want to finish that sentence.

Why plant 2 bombs then?  It's a VIP area, you know exactly where they're going to be.  Also, it hasn't been confirmed and probably bullshiat to begin with.


The second is to catch the first responders. Very common with anyone who wants to cause maximum destruction.


Wasn't the second one only delayed by about ten seconds?
 
2013-04-15 05:56:49 PM  

boredomatwork: So who won the race?


michael J. Phelps
why do you care
 
2013-04-15 05:56:53 PM  

fredklein: kmmontandon: Uh, those are pretty standard these days

Perhaps. I've never heard of bomb sniffing dogs at the finish line of a marathon before- what are they looking for? Runners who just ran 26 miles with a pipebomb in their shorts?? And why the National Guard? Doesn't Posse Comitatus apply? (ie: can't use military for police work?)

On the other hand, if they KNEW there were going to be bombs near the finish line- that would explain the sniffer dogs, and the NG. Of course, if they KNEW, why didn't they do/say anything??

This is how conspiracy theories get started.


Bomb dogs, wielding man hole covers shut and national guard at common at marathons in large cities. I've done Boston Marathon post 9/11 and seen national guard and bomb dogs.
 
2013-04-15 05:56:58 PM  

Gyrfalcon: zippolight2002: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....

https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560

If that's true and they were deliberately targeted...

...I really don't want to finish that sentence.

Why plant 2 bombs then?  It's a VIP area, you know exactly where they're going to be.  Also, it hasn't been confirmed and probably bullshiat to begin with.


The second is to catch the first responders. Very common with anyone who wants to cause maximum destruction.



But if you're targeting those specific people (the Sandy Hook people), you don't give 2 shiats about hurting the first responders.
 
2013-04-15 05:57:10 PM  

ACunningPlan: Not true: the Harrods bomb, Enniskillen, the Corporation St. bomb in Manchester to name but a few. And not to mention all the trash cans which had to be removed from the streets of London because people kept planting bombs in them. But what they won't do is bite the hand that fed them; I'd be really surprised if this had anything to do with Irish terrorism.


And those were the exception rather than the rule.
 
2013-04-15 05:57:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....

https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560

If that's true and they were deliberately targeted...

...I really don't want to finish that sentence.

I hope to holy f*ck that it isn't true. Because if it is, it narrows the suspect list drastically and to a very ugly subsection of Americans.


Oh damn. That's one hell of coincidence. The optimist in me is hoping that whoever put the bomb did so without knowledge of who would be there - that they wanted to cause destruction rather than targeted assassination.

/Still sticking with my initial estimate - small group of crazies with amateur level of skill in explosions, most likely domestic
 
2013-04-15 05:57:32 PM  

willfullyobscure: HotIgneous Intruder: willfullyobscure: zippolight2002: like the national guard being deployed along the route, the bomb sniffing dogs that were at the finish line, and so on, just because you don't like the person pointing them out. 'I don't like you, thus you are lying. Boot to the headface!'. I'm so glad we have open-minded people like you around....Um, those are pretty standard practices now for any high-profile event.  Bomb sniffing dogs went through freaking Bracket Town in Atlanta during the Final 4.

Too soon to point out that apparently the bomb dogs are not working out very well?

These dogs are Gen X.

Back in my day, dogs worked for a living! Puppies have it too easy these days, live with their parents and such.


People do realize, don't they, that "police dog" =/= "bomb dog", right? Just because there was a police dog there nosing over backpacks doesn't mean it was looking for explosives specifically. In a crowd this size, it's more likely they were there looking for drugs than explosives.
 
2013-04-15 05:57:42 PM  

fredklein: Perhaps. I've never heard of bomb sniffing dogs at the finish line of a marathon before- what are they looking for? Runners who just ran 26 miles with a pipebomb in their shorts?? And why the National Guard? Doesn't Posse Comitatus apply? (ie: can't use military for police work?)

On the other hand, if they KNEW there were going to be bombs near the finish line- that would explain the sniffer dogs, and the NG. Of course, if they KNEW, why didn't they do/say anything??


The Boston Marathon is not just "AnyOld Marathon"... it's easily the biggest marathon in the world (as in most popular, I don't think it's necessarily the most runners attending). There's thousands upon thousands of spectators. Any even like that in a major city has police dogs. For example, the Washington Nationals home games have bomb sniffing dogs wandering around for EVERY GAME.

No idea why you're talking about Posse Comitatus. The Army can't be used for regular police work. But the National Guard is used ALL THE TIME for general crowd control, directing traffic, etc at large events.
 
2013-04-15 05:57:52 PM  
To deflect the reality of an actual coordinated terrorism attack against America. Obamorons should start blaming UTube videos. All hail dear leader.
 
2013-04-15 05:58:12 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: CptnSpldng: HotIgneous Intruder: Carth: Obama to address the nation at 6:10 pm edt.

Why?

Because he's expected to, not because HE needs to.

National tragedy, all of us are hurt, blah blah blahtey blah, quack-quack.
Sympathetic commentary at the first opportunity is not leadership.



And you'd probably be one of the first in line to gritch if he didn't appear on TV to offer his condolences.
 
2013-04-15 05:58:30 PM  
Guys, there's like six threads on this for discussion. Can we keep this one info related?
 
2013-04-15 05:58:36 PM  

Carth: Bomb dogs, wielding man hole covers


I know it was a typo, but I suddenly had an image in my head of a dog swinging around manhole covers.

Kind of trippy.
 
2013-04-15 05:59:07 PM  

Lord_Baull: Dunno, this was the first offense post I saw.


Keep reading.  People on both sides desperately want this to be a brickbat to be thrown at the other side.
 
2013-04-15 05:59:21 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Guys, there's like six threads on this for discussion. Can we keep this one info related?


Good luck with that...
 
2013-04-15 05:59:31 PM  

Launch Code: To deflect the reality of an actual coordinated terrorism attack against America. Obamorons should start blaming UTube videos. All hail dear leader.


1/10
Not sure what you're even going for.
 
2013-04-15 05:59:33 PM  
welcome to fark.jpg

As much as I come here for the guffaws, I don't think humor is appropriate for this thread.

my sympathy for the survivors and their families...
 
2013-04-15 05:59:35 PM  
I wish today we could have a boobies thread instead of this crap.
 
2013-04-15 05:59:38 PM  

fredklein: hardinparamedic: Alex Jones just released a statement that the US government did it as a false flag.

Can someone kick that parasite in the face

Actually, he said this:

"...the fact that no firearms were used in the attack may indicate this was NOT part of a false flag effort by the government to try to blame gun owners."


So, perhaps it's a false flag effort by the NRA?
 
2013-04-15 05:59:43 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: CptnSpldng: HotIgneous Intruder: Carth: Obama to address the nation at 6:10 pm edt.

Why?

Because he's expected to, not because HE needs to.

National tragedy, all of us are hurt, blah blah blahtey blah, quack-quack.
Sympathetic commentary at the first opportunity is not leadership.


OK, in deference to your way of looking at things, let's take another tack...

Wanted for Questioning:www.destructoid.com
 
2013-04-15 05:59:44 PM  

Launch Code: To deflect the reality of an actual coordinated terrorism attack against America. Obamorons should start blaming UTube videos. All hail dear leader.


We have officially gone full retard.
 
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