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2013-04-15 11:20:05 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: It's entirely possible we'll never know who did this.


AQ would have released half a dozen videos to Al Jazeera by now if they had done this.

The longer the silence, the more likely it is we're looking at a lone wolf type.
 
2013-04-15 11:20:35 PM  

RexTalionis: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 2) Home-grown right wing terrorists: Generally attack targets directly related to their beef (ex: abortion clinics) or government facilities. This target was neither, and the PR blowback would not be beneficial.

Eric Robert Rudolph (born September 19, 1966), also known as the Olympic Park Bomber, is responsible for a series of bombings across the southern United States between 1996 and 1998, which killed two people and injured at least 150 others in the name of an anti-abortion and anti-gay agenda. The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers him a terrorist.[1]

As a teenager Rudolph was taken by his mother to a Church of Israel compound in 1984; it is connected to the Christian Identity movement.[2] He has called himself a Roman Catholic in "the war to end this holocaust" (in reference to abortion).[3] He has confirmed religious motivation, but denied racial motivation for his crimes.[4]


Eric Rudolph's statement:

In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Under the protection and auspices of the regime in Washington millions of people came to celebrate the ideals of global socialism. Multinational corporations spent billions of dollars, and Washington organized an army of security to protect these best of all games. Even though the conception and the purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is the promote the values of global socialism as perfectly expressed in the song "Imagine" by John Lennon, which was the theme of the 1996 Games - even though the purpose of the Olympics is to promote these despicable ideals, the purpose of the attack on July 27th was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand. The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and thereby eat into the vast amounts of money invested.[8]
 
2013-04-15 11:20:53 PM  

jaytkay: super_grass: The

Gawd you are a boor. If it weren't for the bombing in Boston, your threadjack would be the worst thing that happened on Earth today.


Keep talking like that and you'll lose the privilege of having your posts being shown to me.

You're on probationary ignore. Keep it up and see how it goes.
 
2013-04-15 11:20:57 PM  

TyrantII: It wasn't about taxes, but about pro-protectionist colonists and Representative government.


Yes.

No taxation without representation
 
2013-04-15 11:22:16 PM  

Surool: TyrantII: The Boston Teaparty was NEVER about taxes.

It was about tariffs being rescinded on EITC imports without being able to protest through parliament or the crown.


tar·iff

Noun
A tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.


si0.twimg.com
 
2013-04-15 11:22:38 PM  
miss diminutive

perfectly said
 
2013-04-15 11:22:42 PM  

Outshined_One: Don't we usually get a group claiming responsibility for this sort of thing by now?  It seems kind of strange that there's been a lot of silence on that front, especially with no one in custody.


So, I'm thinking that this is because it isn't a group that's responsible. Its a person or a few people. I guess that would be considered a "group". But, The police have the explosive devices that failed to detonate. As we speak they are lifting prints and searching out serial numbers, tracking down where the parts were bought, accessing any store security surveillance and identifying who this asshole is.
 
2013-04-15 11:22:50 PM  
So, I have a question.

Has anyone heard from Omarion today?
 
2013-04-15 11:23:02 PM  
What holiday were hey celebrating when they tried to bomb Sheriff Joe the other day?  Stfu with your "patriot day" conspiracy theories.
 
2013-04-15 11:23:23 PM  

Mrbogey: Surool: So, after reading these threads... no one knows f*ck all about anything, and conservatives already have the "false flag operation" buzzword to claim they are being framed just in case the fact that Boston, home of the infamous Tea Party, was attacked on Tax Day (April 15) isn't some huge coincidence. How 'bout waiting to see who did it before you get defensive?

Yet you seem to know something.


I seem to have read what they are preemptively being defensive about. On Fark no less... It's almost spooky when you make comments based on the things you've actually read when you're posting in a thread.
 
2013-04-15 11:23:34 PM  
In a related matter, it appears Geraldo was right. A black man in a hoodie really is suspicious 100% of the time.
 
2013-04-15 11:24:00 PM  

Outshined_One: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: It's entirely possible we'll never know who did this.

AQ would have released half a dozen videos to Al Jazeera by now if they had done this.

The longer the silence, the more likely it is we're looking at a lone wolf type.



What are the odds on "groups no longer laying claim to acts of violence to keep green eyed men with black rifles from showing up"

My money is on that....
 
2013-04-15 11:24:06 PM  

teeny: I'm being a complete coward about this. I heard about the bombing, but I homeschool my kids so I didn't have time to sit and read any details. A few hours ago I skimmed my FB page and saw a disgusting, derpy post about how it's all a liberal plot to disarm all of us. I quite literally gagged and shut my computer down, turned off my phone and spent the rest of the afternoon playing with my kids outside.

I know I need to get my head out of the sand sometime, but I can't stomach derp. Is there a kind farker willing to give me a cliffnotes update of what we know? Or at least an article?


Three dead, 140+ injured, 17 critically so the death toll may go up.  The police have been talking to a Saudi national but are reiterating that he is not in custody.  Therefore, the number one suspect is whoever you disagree with most politically at the moment, and if a handful of farkers who play call of duty were there, they totally would have stopped this due to their inherent badassery.  Also the police are obligated to tell us everything they think in realtime because America.
 
2013-04-15 11:24:11 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: At least 3 dead, 130 injured when two explosions occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/explosions-boston-marathon-f ini sh-line-18960342#.UWzBmaKG3Ns


God. I don't want to live on this planet anymore. I ache for all those who are suffering right now. I'm so goddamn tired of this shiat.

Thanks for the update. Good article; no derp.
 
2013-04-15 11:24:40 PM  
No death penalty in Massachusetts, life without the possibility of parole being the only punishment for first-degree murder.   The House twice defeated efforts to have it re-instated, one of the efforts to re-instated it was led by Governor Mitt Romney.
 
2013-04-15 11:25:34 PM  
New bombing video from the perspective of a runner. Probably cell cam:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIHnpHZpFcw
 
2013-04-15 11:25:45 PM  
Pundits are already derping about how Obama hasn't called the bombing "terrorism" yet.

What's with this weird and meaningless obsession over the precise words that the president uses?
 
2013-04-15 11:26:02 PM  

SamWaters: No death penalty in Massachusetts, life without the possibility of parole being the only punishment for first-degree murder.   The House twice defeated efforts to have it re-instated, one of the efforts to re-instated it was led by Governor Mitt Romney.


Good.
 
2013-04-15 11:26:17 PM  

costermonger: bdub77: Vacation Bible School: T.rex: That #8 pic... the dude in the cowboy hat is holding the guy's femoral artery, keeping him from bleeding out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWHHWB3Jr60

Quick street interview with cowboy hat guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Arredondo

Damn.


That man has lived a pretty crazy life.  Running in to help like that without any worries

Also I miss India Samraat since I left the Back Bay
 
2013-04-15 11:26:33 PM  
Boston Globe confirms that "A significant number of police officers and other investigators are gathered at a residential building in Revere, according to WBZ-TV "

CNN has upped the number of wounded to 144.
 
2013-04-15 11:26:47 PM  

Xcott: Pundits are already derping about how Obama hasn't called the bombing "terrorism" yet.

What's with this weird and meaningless obsession over the precise words that the president uses?


Look at that motherfarker, eating crackers like he owns the place.
 
2013-04-15 11:26:56 PM  
BSABSVR:and if a handful of farkers who play call of duty were there, they totally would have stopped this due to their inherent badassery.

Which they demonstrate by telling everyone when they put someone on IGNORE, dammit.
 
2013-04-15 11:27:10 PM  

Xcott: Pundits are already derping about how Obama hasn't called the bombing "terrorism" yet.

What's with this weird and meaningless obsession over the precise words that the president uses?


As far as I can tell, only CNN is whining about that.

I'm not watching CNN anymore.  Even Fox is being more fair than that. (I feel dirty)
 
2013-04-15 11:27:10 PM  
My cousin and her fiance were watching the marathon, but fortunately they weren't near either explosion.
 
2013-04-15 11:27:16 PM  

dr_blasto: shower_in_my_socks: dr_blasto: Zeno-25: So this is a thing.

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]

/I lol'd

WTF is that shiat?


Not only is that silly, but I'm sure the bomber(s) is/are feeling that they attacked exactly the right city, since they killed people, made international headlines, and so far nobody has any farking clue who did it. The right wingers are pointing their racist fingers at Arabs, the left wingers are assuming it's a homegrown anti-government teabagger, and the whole country is angry or afraid or both. Terrorist mission accomplished.

That, and the WTF picture noted above. Morans are pointing their fingers at everyone they don't like and the shiatbag bombers slip away.


Yes, I'm sure media speculation and crazy ramblings on internet forums is completely foiling the actual FBI/police investigation. If it weren't for them we would have already caught the bomber for sure!
 
2013-04-15 11:27:16 PM  

Gotfire: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 361x233]

Get ready for this tomorrow.

 
2013-04-15 11:27:23 PM  

Sticky Hands: Eric Rudolph's Olympic attack is the closest one I can think of that's non specific. But apparently he felt it was.
And the vast majority of his bombings were focused on abortion clinics, gays and other "non godly" types.


Eric Rudolph felt that the Olympics represented socialism and therefore needed to be stopped.

And he was a Christian nutjob.


//not that all of them are
 
2013-04-15 11:27:31 PM  
It's unlikely to be an act of terror from an 'organised' group as they would have most likely been trumpeting their responsibility the second after it happened.

If it's a lone nutjob, who can tell, but there's more circumstantial *logic* to a teahadist than a jihadist.

Either way, it doesn't look like there's many solid leads so let's hope they don't kick off another bombing while riding on the high of 'getting away with it'.
 
2013-04-15 11:27:40 PM  
Just put stupid_grass on ignore and move on, he's still mourning the death of Hugo Chavez and is not expected to ever fully recover his mental faculties.
 
2013-04-15 11:27:46 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: comment was removed, anyone wanna post it again so I can see it?


It was removed- obviously for a reason. Why do you want to poke the Mods with a stick?
 
2013-04-15 11:28:30 PM  

GWSuperfan: The All-Powerful Atheismo: comment was removed, anyone wanna post it again so I can see it?

It was removed- obviously for a reason. Why do you want to poke the Mods with a stick?


It was labeled NSFW.  I don't care if it gets removed again as long as I get to click on it before it does.
 
2013-04-15 11:29:00 PM  

Gotfire: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 361x233]

Get ready for this tomorrow.


(this was supposed to post)

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-15 11:29:06 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Are you claymore people for real? Is it so hard to imagine a homemade devide using readily-available ball bearings as shrapnel?

/not to mention, claymores are uni-directional


Bot only that, but the explosive inside a Claymore is C-4.  Much faster reaction, and WAY, WAY, WAY more powerful than the explosion that I saw on the video.  A Claymore would've flattened everything all the way  to across the street, assuming it was aimed in that direction.
 
2013-04-15 11:29:07 PM  

IwasKloot: My cousin and her fiance were watching the marathon, but fortunately they weren't near either explosion.


Cool story bro.
 
2013-04-15 11:29:15 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Congratulations, you've managed to piss off a troll so much that he ignored you. That's quite impressive!


That is actually a skill that could be quite useful around the internets.
 
2013-04-15 11:29:20 PM  

nilThreek: Believe it or not, I actually had a thought along those lines and almost mentioned it, but it being my first fark post and all, didn't want to come off as too callus before I test the waters more, lest I get ejected from Fark for breaking some unspoken rule or something I didn't know about...

/really hope the best for everyone right now, vengance and justice can come later...


It's hard to get ejected from fark, as can be seen from this thread. Just maintain an even keel, or not, and have a thick skin and you will do fine.

That said the ignore-fu is the strongest I have ever seen here. I just wonder how many are following through. My guess is not many.

Welcome to the asylum.
 
2013-04-15 11:29:26 PM  

GWSuperfan: The All-Powerful Atheismo: comment was removed, anyone wanna post it again so I can see it?

It was removed- obviously for a reason. Why do you want to poke the Mods with a stick?


As for the mods... don't give a shiat.  I've had comments removed for little crap and then seen people in the very same thread post blatantly worse pictures and have them remain.
 
2013-04-15 11:29:49 PM  
Not*
 
2013-04-15 11:29:59 PM  

Xcott: Pundits are already derping about how Obama hasn't called the bombing "terrorism" yet.

What's with this weird and meaningless obsession over the precise words that the president uses?


Fark that noise.  The important thing is how soon after 3;00 EST  he tweeted about it.
 
2013-04-15 11:30:08 PM  

cretinbob: Eric Rudolph felt that the Olympics represented socialism and therefore needed to be stopped.


How does...nevermind, I'm getting a headache trying to comprehend that.
 
2013-04-15 11:30:26 PM  
Local reporter in Boston is reporting that a federal search warrant is being executed at an apartment building on Revere Street.

https://twitter.com/kathyreports/status/323994139568009217
 
2013-04-15 11:30:44 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Congratulations, you've managed to piss off a

nother troll so much that he ignored you. That's quite impressive!

You could simply trip over that bar.
 
2013-04-15 11:30:52 PM  

super_grass: Bisu: super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: super_grass: Infernalist: America is not responsible for the hell that is the Middle East.

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x207]

Nice rebuttal.

There is no debate in the harm caused by America's interventionist policies in the mideast.

To deny its impact would be to deny the impact of the triangle trade. And it takes a special kind of "American exceptionalism" idiocy to do so.

There is plenty to debate in just how much harm America has caused in general in any region of the world.

But to blame the 'hell' that the ME is on the US is retarded, based in bias and completely ignorant of all the other mitigating factors that have played a part in crafting the Ninth layer of Hell that is the Middle East.

Such as religion, British-mandated borderlines, an addiction to oil that rivals the worst drugs, ignorance and ethnic hatreds that make anything the US has ever known seem paltry and petty by comparison.

But no, you go ahead and blame it all on the US.  We're totally responsible for how the ME turned out.

Retard.

I would say that an almost decade long illegal war filled with abuse, torture, and unaccountable mercs did its part.

Even the fundie governments are either propped up and armed by U.S. oil/tax dollars or capitalized on populist outrage after the U.S. government toppled yet another democratically elected government.

An IED attack killed 50 people in Iraq last month thanks to power struggles fueled by sectarian violence.  Tell me that it would not have happened had the U.S. not invaded the country. I farking dare you.

It probably wouldn't have happened because Saddam would have already killed the group responsible, as well as their families. Or maybe he would have already killed the 50 people killed. Or maybe both groups. Really anyone involved in a "power struggle" would have likely been an enemy of Saddam and killed. We just wouldn't have heard about it, because anyone reporting it would h ...


Funny I didn't mention Bush. Do you ignore everyone with a differing viewpoint from your own? Because that's a GREAT way to improve yourself as a human.
 
2013-04-15 11:31:11 PM  

SamWaters: No death penalty in Massachusetts, life without the possibility of parole being the only punishment for first-degree murder.   The House twice defeated efforts to have it re-instated, one of the efforts to re-instated it was led by Governor Mitt Romney.


Well, I'm against the DP in all cases but this will probably be deemed a Federal crime anyway. So there's that if you want to hope for it in this case. And Mitt Romney still sucks.
 
2013-04-15 11:31:11 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Are you claymore people for real? Is it so hard to imagine a homemade devide using readily-available ball bearings as shrapnel?

/not to mention, claymores are uni-directional


The people that are screaming about a Claymore are most likely the same people who were screaming that the government was going to take Dorner out with a hellfire missile fired from a predator drone.
 
2013-04-15 11:31:29 PM  
My money is on some creepy, loner, white guy that hates the govenrment. I really hope it's not a Muslim. At least we'd have a good shot at attacking the correct country. Best case scenario? North Korea claim responsibility...and is telling the truth. I won't hold my breath.
 
2013-04-15 11:31:49 PM  

super_grass: jaytkay: super_grass: The

Gawd you are a boor. If it weren't for the bombing in Boston, your threadjack would be the worst thing that happened on Earth today.

Keep talking like that and you'll lose the privilege of having your posts being shown to me.

You're on probationary ignore. Keep it up and see how it goes.


Do you see anyones posts now?

I want to be on your ignore list. If you don't I shall pout. And pout a lot.
 
2013-04-15 11:31:50 PM  
Perhaps we all need a refresher course in how these claims that its all right wingers usually turns out?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/of_massacres_med ia _myths_iwxYulFJ9jKcrBTk50kpOL \

I predict this attack was not done on this specific day EXCEPT there was a famous marathon being run at the time. But that's just a prediction.
 
2013-04-15 11:32:23 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Local reporter in Boston is reporting that a federal search warrant is being executed at an apartment building on Revere Street.

https://twitter.com/kathyreports/status/323994139568009217



Both the Boston Globe and a local Boston TV station are claiming that an apartment in Revere Beach is being searched by law enforcement.
 
2013-04-15 11:32:29 PM  

Giltric: Outshined_One: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: It's entirely possible we'll never know who did this.

AQ would have released half a dozen videos to Al Jazeera by now if they had done this.

The longer the silence, the more likely it is we're looking at a lone wolf type.

What are the odds on "groups no longer laying claim to acts of violence to keep green eyed men with black rifles from showing up"

My money is on that....


The entire purpose of an act of political terrorism is to make a statement.   Not making the statement to tie it to your politics kinda defeats the purpose.
 
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