Shyla: CNN going nuts - reporter freaking, says she can smell smoke, cars swarming, helicopter hovering. Officers running, dog barking.
Purdue_Pete: SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED!?!?! ON CNN. SMOKE, COPS EVERYWHERE
Walker: Turn it on FOX news. He's cornered in a house.
namegoeshere: HotWingConspiracy: Chechens? NOBODY won this betting pool.Yeah, and I'm kind of glad about that. It helps keep down the smug.
cptrios: DamnYankees: This kid must be scared beyond his mind right now. Not that we need to feel bad for him, but just from a sociological point of view, imagine how farked he must feel.I know you're getting a ton of crap for this, but it's a completely valid thought...I get the feeling that this kid was in thrall to his older brother and is at best a reluctant participant. It doesn't mean we should feel sorry for him, but it means that it might be possible to take him alive and get to the bottom of all of this.
autonoe: Assuming that these guys ARE Chechens and they did actually perform this bombing, isn't the 2014 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Russia not far from Georgia and the whole Chechen mess?
BraveNewCheneyWorld: It was more than one or 2 people here claiming that they were domestic right wingers.
Joe Blowme: Fissile: Wait, I'm confused. Aren't Chechens some of the "good Muslims" that Murica aided and abetted in attacking the Russians? Didn't the US of Murica repeatedly condemn the Russians for dropping cluster bombs on these "good Muslims"? It appears that these Chechens made their way here from Turkey. Isn't Turkey a "good Muslim" country that is a solid friend to Murica, and, even more importantly, a good friend to Israel? Wasn't Bin Laden armed by Murica when he was killing Russians? Sure is funny how the "good Muslims" that the US encourages to attack the Russians always seem to end up turning on Murica.Because they are like unicorns.... they dont exsist
dittybopper: Mixolydian Master: If they find an NRA book at their house, many bricks will be shiat[i.imgur.com image 850x198]Senator Frank Lautenberg is *ALREADY* proposing that black powder, substitutes thereof, and smokeless powder for reloading be subject to background checks.
Servocrowatian: Jesus CNN, stop being so farking clowny. Yes, it's a big deal, but breathlessly choking out things like this:"WE HAVE A DOG, THAT DOG IS BARKING, INTERESTING. IT'S UNKNOWN IF IT'S A K-9"makes you look a little ridiculous.
Shyla: This was definitely the highlight of the night:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNNgdoPNmgA
jrodr018: dumbobruni: dittybopper: Rwa2play: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Rwa2play: GoldSpider: WTF Indeed: What do you mean? The bombers are Caucasian.True, and evidently they were able to acquire guns without a background check.If true, wow the NRA's gonna see hell for that~! So will those 45 Senators that voted down the background checks (watered down as it was).Yep, I said something like that way back on thread #1. If these guys used background check-less channels to get their weapons and ammo, the schadenfreude meter on the Senate is going to implode.Ohhhhhhhh that's gonna be fun if that were true.Massachusetts has strict gun laws. It's illegal to purchase a gun from a private person without a "background check" in the form of a FID card. In fact, it's illegal to *POSSESS* a gun without a FID.There are only two possibilities: Either they possessed the guns legally, and had a Massachusetts FID showing that they passed a background check, or they possessed the guns illegally. It's as simple as that.In other words, Massachusetts law is already much stricter that what was proposed and failed in the Senate the other day. If anyone tries to make political hay out of it, saying that's why we need universal background checks, it's likely to backfire./BTW, national concealed carry reciprocity garnered more "Yes" votes in the Senate (57) than the background check (54).people don't buy guns from other states?Nope, just those two option. Absolutism for the win!
what_now: Ok, so Channel 4 has this guy's uncle on the phone, and he said that the older guy is a loser who didn't finish HS and the younger kid had a bright future.So..older brother has nothing going for him, and convinces little brother- who seems to be going somewhere- that the Great Satan is the reason.
BarkingUnicorn: Wonder what the homeless people are doing.
yukichigai: Bit'O'Gristle: Shoutingsilence: The more I think about the stranger the situation gets. Why would the two most wanted men in America rob a convenience store? Possibly to cause a distraction so the rest of their cell can escape? Ugh, my brain is too tired to think logically after watching this madness unfold./My guess would be (as to the reason for such idiocy) They were out of money, every law enforcement agency, federal agency, and redneck hunter was after their ass, and they felt trapped and desperate for cash and transport. They had close to 0 chance to get away, hence why they were wearing bomb vests. They won't be captured alive, and they know it. I'm sure that in most if not all police officers minds now, you see this surviving guy, you light him up, and keep shooting until he stops twitching. They wouldn't admit that publicly of course, but I would bet all the money in my pockets against all the money in your pockets that the local and state police are loaded for bear and spoiling for a fight.You'd be wrong. The scanner has been filled with chatter from officers making sure every person on the ground has "less lethal" ammo if they have long guns.Footchase on Willow Park near Dexter. That's in the search area. Black hoodie... not right but who knows.
Boojum2k: So it turns out we weren't living in a Tom Clancy novel, but a John Ringo one?/Oh John Ringo No!
soopey: WBZ talking to an uncle of the bombers.
Ishkur: Is Fark back up yet?Okay, see, this is why we do not let mob rule dispense justice. Reddit and Anonymous, just stop what you're doing and leave Sunil Tripathi alone (wherever he is).
msupf: Shyla: This was definitely the highlight of the night:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNNgdoPNmgAThat guy will never be able to live this down.He may end up having to find a new profession in the near future.
To The Escape Zeppelin!: DamnYankees: FarkinNortherner: While the death and injury toll has been terrible, incompetent terrorists really are my favourite sort.These guys seem pretty competent. They did what they intended to do.But what they intended to do was pretty stupid. There are tons of high value, poorly guarded targets in the US yet terrorists insist on trying to kill random people directly. Blow up a bridge, a dam, derail a train, sink a ferry. Unless they had some lasting vendetta against track and field events I don't understand what they hoped to accomplish.
Walker: If FOX idiots would stop talking you could hear police shouting to guy in the house "COME OUT OF THE HOUSE" over a loudspeaker.
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