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Two bomb blasts during the Boston Marathon

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by emzie, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    The Boston Marathon is more prestigious than the NY Marathon. It's also tax day and Patriot's day in MA.
     
  2. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    The last mile was dedicated to Sandy Hook, with Sandy Hook families near the explosion.
     
  3. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    4:30PM - News conference delayed, starting at 4:45PM. ABCNews - 2 Bomb detonations, 4 additional bombs found. 1 has been exploded already in a controlled explosion.
    4:32PM - Boston police confirms another explosion at JFK Library
     
  4. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    Serious question: if we have to set up a TSA* to deal with this then are the terrorists winning?

    It just seems to me when this stuff happens we get more and more paranoid and restrictive but I don't know what the best response is but to set up TSA's.

    *trashcan safety administration
     
  5. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Great..
     
  6. ace99

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    JFK library was a mechanical fire, not an explosion.
     
  7. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Yeah the news confirmed that.
     
  8. hobbsyoyo

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    WTF??

    Could this be over gun control? That's just...sickening...even worse than Al Qaeda
     
  9. Neomega

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    I can't wait to find out what group the bad guy represents, so we can hate it!
     
  10. Cheetah

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    You don't say...

    I will easily admit to my limited knowledge of marathons, but as a European I had never heard of the Boston Marathon. The New York Marathon on the other hand is rather famous AFAIK.

    Tax day and Patriot's day? If that's part of the attackers' motivation, then things have really gotten a bit more ugly... Not that any other reason would make this better. :(

    After the terrorist attacks in the Tokyo subway in 1995, they removed most of the trash cans in Tokyo out of security concernes AFAIK.
     
  11. Antilogic

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    Patriots' Day is a pretty big deal up here. There are re-enactments of the British march out to Lexington and Concord, the big marathon, home games for the Red Sox, and so on.
     
  12. AlpsStranger

    AlpsStranger Jump jump on the tiger!

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    What the hell is the motivation hear? Bombing runners in a marathon?

    Is it a domestic crazy person or something political/terror related?

    The mind boggles.
     
  13. Antilogic

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    There's only speculation on the motive so far, some of it starting as early as the seventh post in this thread. We don't know anything definitive right now.
     
  14. Cheetah

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    I don't like this. I don't like the implications of this at all!
     
  15. Algeroth

    Algeroth 8 and 1/2

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    IMHO domestic crazy nut. Too little international importance in Boston Marathon, IMHO.

    Really tragic.
     
  16. Silurian

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    When the IRA put bombs in litter bins in London Railway Stations killing one person they removed the litter bins.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1991/feb/19/northernireland.duncancampbell
     
  17. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    New York Post is reporting that police are guarding a suspect at a nearby hospital.
     
  18. bhsup

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    Dear Lord, I just heard about this :( It's almost certainly domestic given it is tax day. Some extremist nut who thinks federal income taxes are unconstitutional or something.
     
  19. Antilogic

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    Let's wait and find out who did it before jumping to conclusions on the motivation. That it is also tax day or Sandy Hook families were nearby could be coincidental.
     
  20. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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    Since the Boston marathon is the same weekend as the London marathon then Europeans may be more concerned with the London one.

    Boston is more prestigious because most have to have a qualifying time to enter the race.

    If it's domestic terrorists I could see it being about 'right to bear arms' (a militia group) but I kind of doubt Sandy Hook victims was specifically chosen as a target.
     

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