Gyrfalcon: zippolight2002: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560If 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.
Lollipop165: 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.
Lord_Baull: 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.
Endive Wombat: Communist_Manifesto: I'm honestly surprised things like this don't happen in the US more often. We are a very large nation with a ton of enemies both internal and external. Add in the fact that if you want to detonate a bomb somewhere there isn't a whole lot stopping you from acquiring the materials and doing it. Hopefully this is the typical american loner/psycho/mass-murderer and not a prequel to some sort of large sustained terror campaign funded/coordinated by some sort of radical group in our biggest cities.You and me both.
fredklein: kmmontandon: Uh, those are pretty standard these daysPerhaps. 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.
NeoCortex42: 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.
one-in-the-chamber: 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.
VivianVivisect: katerbug72: VivianVivisect: What ever you do, don't search "#boston" in Instagram ***vomit***OMG the guy missing most of his lower leg aside from the bone. Holy fark.I told you. The wheel chair guy?Everyone says that. *Shivers*
great_tigers: We need fines for false information given like the NY Post is giving out.
one-in-the-chamber: Lollipop165: 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.and i do want to say you have no idea what you are talking about. if you had any military experience you would know that the first explosion is often just to get first responders and people like you to rush TOWARD the explosion!
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Gyrfalcon: miss diminutive: netweavr: Looks like the area hit was reserved for survivors of Sandy Hook....https://twitter.com/TimWilliamsCBS/status/323886061925314560If 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
GoldSpider: 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.
Launch Code: To deflect the reality of an actual coordinated terrorism attack against America. Obamorons should start blaming UTube videos. All hail dear leader.
zippolight2002: JFK Library no longer being assumed to be part of this incident. Just an electrical fire. Knee-jerk reporting! Yay!
Sid_6.7: 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.
Triumph: They allegedly had bomb-sniffing dogs at the finish line. Is that normal? o_O http://www.local15tv.com/mostpopular/story/UM-Coach-Bomb-Sniffing-D ogs -Were-at-Start-Finish/BrirjAzFPUKKN8z6eSDJEA.cspx
Lord_Baull: NeoCortex42: 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.This is an interesting statement.
pute kisses like a man: Mikey1969: pute kisses like a man: and, it's more that a saudi who has shrapnel wounds is under guard at the hospital. the news folk seemed to have decided he was a suspect.Holy Jesus, that could jjust as easily be an innocent bystander under protection from misinformed jackasses blaming him for it. Yeah, the first few hours of a news event suck, because everyone is falling all over themselves to Scoop everyone else, and they don't care if the data is true or false. It shotgun style journalism...it can be worse than that. after the norway shootings, the norwegian police and media were making public press releases that the shooter was a white norwegian guy, not related to muslim terrorists, but it wasn't until a day later that the world media decided to drop the muslim terrorist angle.i read an interesting article in the new yorker interviewing a norwegian journalist who was breaking the story. he was trying to correct american and british news sources to say that they know who the suspect is, he's a white guy, and it's not a muslim thing. but no one seemed to listen until the next day -- the journalist's theory was that the muslim terrorist angle was getting more news, and it had created its own story.
Begoggle: Launch Code: To deflect the reality of an actual coordinated terrorism attack against America. Obamorons should start blaming UTube videos. All hail dear leader.1/10Not sure what you're even going for.
Stoker: Now if I was in charge (President), I'd be looking for celebrations being held in other countries, you know, the American Flag burning types, and land a bomb right in the middle of them.If they are celebrating, they are enemies, and quite possibly involved somehow.That's what Ted Nugent would do.-----As much as I would like to do that, it would be irresponsible and wrong to retaliate like that.But if we find out who... we need to retaliate really, really hard.
shower_in_my_socks: BPD just reported a minute ago that "There is no suspect in custody." That's according to a post on the Boston Globe's live blog.
Begoggle: Lord_Baull: NeoCortex42: 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.This is an interesting statement.Imagine how much Fark will flip their shiat if the guilty party is a cop or ex-cop. Or a hot teacher. Or an HOA president. Or an executive at EA.
HotIgneous Intruder: Lord_Baull: 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.I truly don't give a shiat what the president does or doesn't do.He doesn't know anything and nothing he says will add to the collective understanding.Local and national law enforcement are working together, all resources will be applied, blah, farking blah.Heard it a million times before here in the Empire of the Naked Apes.And this is Obama, whose favorite war crime is the use of drones to blow people up.
Brick-House: Has the WH blamed Bush yet?
DrPainMD: So, after 12 years of TSA and the expensive War Against (other people's) Terror, which the American public is getting tired of paying for and putting up with, there's another (supposed) terrorist attack. And a Saudi is being held? Why am I not surprised. I'm sure the reaction will be more military spending, more taking away our so-called rights, and military attacks against some country (that country being "not Saudi Arabia").
cfletch13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0Apparently there's some terribly gruesome videos from bystanders popping up on Youtube....Yikes.
HotIgneous Intruder: Carth: Obama to address the nation at 6:10 pm edt.Why?
JustFarkingGreat: Video from finish line of bomb going off -- caution, graphic
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