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2013-04-15 Home Front: WoT
Pair of Explosions Hit Boston Marathon
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Posted by Glenmore 2013-04-15 15:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1076 views ]  Top

#1 Prayers for the victims. Questions for the Department of Homeland "Security".
Posted by Unaise Cloluns6545 2013-04-15 15:33||   2013-04-15 15:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Media will blame radical Protestants and tea party members and call for more gun control.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-04-15 15:34||   2013-04-15 15:34|| Front Page Top

#3 Today is the state holiday called Patriots' Day in Massachusetts.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-04-15 15:39||   2013-04-15 15:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Live news video here: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbcnews.com/51546697/
Brian Williams reported 15-20 second interval between first and second explosion.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-04-15 15:44||   2013-04-15 15:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Bombs were two close together (5 to 10 seconds apart) to hit the first responders.

Of course this might be do to faulty timers not lack of intent.
Posted by lord garth 2013-04-15 15:44||   2013-04-15 15:44|| Front Page Top

#6 Agree, if info is correct that is too close together.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-04-15 16:01||   2013-04-15 16:01|| Front Page Top

#7 Two dead and twenty three injured according to police. Small home made bomb.
Posted by tipper 2013-04-15 16:03||   2013-04-15 16:03|| Front Page Top

#8 A third explosion quite a while after the first two has been reported - probably a controlled destruction of a suspicious device found in the area, per reporters.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-04-15 16:05||   2013-04-15 16:05|| Front Page Top

#9 Message to Bostonian John Kerry from Kim Jon Un?

Will North Korea comment on this event?
Will they praise the attacks? Will they gloat?
Will they take responsibility?

Why shouldn't North Korea emulate the Taliban's ultimately successful strategy?
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2013-04-15 16:07||   2013-04-15 16:07|| Front Page Top

#10 Report of severed limbs at scene -- victims or suicide vest?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-04-15 16:09||   2013-04-15 16:09|| Front Page Top

#11 WBZ radio just reported that 2 other IED's have been found in the downtown Boston area and have been disarmed.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-04-15 16:23||   2013-04-15 16:23|| Front Page Top

#12 May the miscreants be found quickly, with cell phones and laptops aplenty.

First stop -- just on a hunch -- would be that "cult[ural] center" that was built on free land in the Boston area.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-04-15 16:25||   2013-04-15 16:25|| Front Page Top

#13 I wonder if there's a significance to the April 15 (tax day) date. If so, it's not a very well informed one, as we get an extra day this year.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-04-15 16:26||   2013-04-15 16:26|| Front Page Top

#14 That's already been mention by at least one "news" person, Glenmore.

Could be, but it would sure be a stupid place to protest against taxes. Better spot would be the local federal building, or the local IRS office.

But then, anyone who would do this is not overly bright. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-04-15 16:42||   2013-04-15 16:42|| Front Page Top

#15 Site of the bombs
Posted by tipper 2013-04-15 16:46||   2013-04-15 16:46|| Front Page Top

#16 NYPost claims a suspect is in custody/in the hospital.

Saudi national.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-04-15 16:57||   2013-04-15 16:57|| Front Page Top

#17 PJ Media's latest update mentions an explosion at the JFK Library. And yeah, apparently Wolf Blitzer's already out there speculating about these incidents being an "anti-tax" protest. Myself, I'm wondering if it's too early to dust off my copy of Shirer and look up "Reichstag fire" in the index...
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2013-04-15 16:59||   2013-04-15 16:59|| Front Page Top

#18 A friend of mine was running in this; just heard he's ok - had not yet reached the bomb sites when they went off, and was pulled off the course. Worked for years to finally get a chance to run in it and his accomplishment is to have been too slow to be blown up.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-04-15 17:02||   2013-04-15 17:02|| Front Page Top

#19 Well, maybe now all those foreigners can stop complaining about how fat we are.

I mean, if they're gonna blow us marathons...
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-04-15 17:10||   2013-04-15 17:10|| Front Page Top

#20 Nothing to do with WOT or illegal immigrants or undocumented Democrates or... Ayee Pee
Posted by Unaise Cloluns6545 2013-04-15 17:31||   2013-04-15 17:31|| Front Page Top

#21 Sounds like perfect training to me, #18 Glenmore.

Glad he's OK.
Posted by Barbara 2013-04-15 18:01||   2013-04-15 18:01|| Front Page Top

#22 I hold Tyrant Obama and the media personally responsible for it. Doesn't matter who did it, it's their fault.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2013-04-15 18:07||   2013-04-15 18:07|| Front Page Top

#23 OOps, meant: Blow up US marathons...
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-04-15 18:08||   2013-04-15 18:08|| Front Page Top

#24 Typical terrorist trick. Set off a bomb in crowd, then have a second go off for first responders.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-04-15 18:21||   2013-04-15 18:21|| Front Page Top

#25 It would be, but the timing sucked. The second bomb went off too soon to get first responders. You can see both bombs go off in the videos. If there were others, they didn't work.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2013-04-15 18:43||   2013-04-15 18:43|| Front Page Top

#26 Seems like the timing is off for whatever reason; 10-15 seconds isn't even enough time for people to wet themselves - not saying that wasn't the plan or anything especially with what initial reports are saying is multiple others.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-04-15 18:45||   2013-04-15 18:45|| Front Page Top

#27 this is why the bombshow loophole has to be closed
Posted by Frank G 2013-04-15 18:59||   2013-04-15 18:59|| Front Page Top

#28 Hmmmmmm …Boston – on April 15th. Could be coincidence, but then the past few months have seen a marked increase in leftist overreach, hyperbole, and even outright violence. It would seem very ham-handed of the left to create an incident that would almost immediately be blamed on the Tea Party or “right-wing extremists”, which is precisely why I suspect such.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2013-04-15 19:18||   2013-04-15 19:18|| Front Page Top

#29 It would be, but the timing sucked. The second bomb went off too soon to get first responders. You can see both bombs go off in the videos. If there were others, they didn't work.

There were reportedly two others that the authorities found and disarmed, Whiskey Mike, and another that went off in the JFK library, which puzzles me.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-04-15 19:35||   2013-04-15 19:35|| Front Page Top

#30 The people who do these things are not too bright and probably messed up the timing and deployment.

The people who plan these things are pretty smart and let the morons do the work. Those planning people are the ones to be looking for at the airport right now.
Posted by rammer 2013-04-15 20:03||   2013-04-15 20:03|| Front Page Top

#31 The people who plan these things are pretty smart and let the morons do the work.

Kinda like the Russians and the Bulgarians.
Posted by Pappy 2013-04-15 20:27||   2013-04-15 20:27|| Front Page Top

#32 Or the Saudis and the Paks...
Posted by Steve White 2013-04-15 20:44||   2013-04-15 20:44|| Front Page Top

#33 I have this fear, we'll discover the only reason these explosions went off is nobody in Boston was willing to confront the Saudi/Pakistani and look like an Islamophobic.
Posted by Charles 2013-04-15 21:12||   2013-04-15 21:12|| Front Page Top

#34 I heard a report that they have survelance video of the perp planting the small bombs in trash cans.

I was on a call to someone in Boston when it occurred. He said that they heard something like an explosion (we didn't hear anything over the line). And then he immediately started blaming it on 'Patriots' since its Patriots day - and they did Waco and... Later on he had to leave - people were pinging him asking if he's being evacuated.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-04-15 21:32||   2013-04-15 21:32|| Front Page Top

#35 Some possibilities:

If they've [FBI] recovered unexploded devices, they know who is responsible. Looks like a team of bomb emplacers vs a singleton. Also looks like a cellie detonation...which may have been thwarted by the shutting off of cellie service hence the reported unexploded devices found.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-04-15 21:43||   2013-04-15 21:43|| Front Page Top

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21:27 Frank G
21:17 Glenmore
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20:55 Bobby
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