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Posted 4/15/13 , edited 4/15/13

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"The bombs were filled with ball bearings that sprayed into the crowd when they exploded, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The dead included an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement officials said, and some victims lost limbs." - NBC news

Why a marathon, was the marathon supporting something that could have such a horrible response?
Maybe its another crazy person, influenced by media


When I first heard of the bombings the new stations were only saying "20 people injured" so I was like 'All right, thankfully not too bad'. But once I found out about ball bearings in the bombs and started seeing pictures of the victims, it really shows how effed up this bombing really was. When they say 'injured' for the victims that means for a lot of them that they lost a leg. It's crazy how bad the damage really was.
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It was probably some crazy person, so calling it "terrorism" might be a bit presumptuous.
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...ball bearings. Someone wanted to maximize casualties. In an explosion those ball bearings would deform and well... people losing limbs, you get the point. I mean instant Swiss cheese kind of damage.
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pandrasb wrote:

"The bombs were filled with ball bearings that sprayed into the crowd when they exploded, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The dead included an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement officials said, and some victims lost limbs." - NBC news

Why a marathon, was the marathon supporting something that could have such a horrible response?
Maybe its another crazy person, influenced by media


When I first heard of the bombings the new stations were only saying "20 people injured" so I was like 'All right, thankfully not too bad'. But once I found out about ball bearings in the bombs and started seeing pictures of the victims, it really shows how effed up this bombing really was. When they say 'injured' for the victims that means for a lot of them that they lost a leg. It's crazy how bad the damage really was.


From what I've heard some of the victims/patients had to get their limbs amputated to avoid infections.
Posted 4/16/13

KiteCross wrote:


chase6565 wrote:


pandrasb wrote:

"The bombs were filled with ball bearings that sprayed into the crowd when they exploded, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The dead included an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement officials said, and some victims lost limbs." - NBC news

Why a marathon, was the marathon supporting something that could have such a horrible response?
Maybe its another crazy person, influenced by media


When I first heard of the bombings the new stations were only saying "20 people injured" so I was like 'All right, thankfully not too bad'. But once I found out about ball bearings in the bombs and started seeing pictures of the victims, it really shows how effed up this bombing really was. When they say 'injured' for the victims that means for a lot of them that they lost a leg. It's crazy how bad the damage really was.


From what I've heard some of the victims/patients had to get their limbs amputated to avoid infections.


Geez that's terrible. I watched the news conference with the governor, mayor, and some FBI bro and I think they're releasing a total casualties report in the morning. I hope more people don't end up passing away.

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And earthquakes are caused by gay marriage. Tool.


Did I say that?

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I'm interested to see this (crazy) person's motive for attacking. 3 dead and 144 injured, some of those injured are in critical condition and others had to have their legs amputated. This person wanted to damage as many people as he could, which explains why he placed the bomb on the ground and filled it with ball bearings. That's why there were so many leg amputations, because the bombs exploded down low towards their legs. There are also reports in saying that this act was pre-planned weeks ahead of the marathon, and I doubt it was spontaneous given that it happened on Patriots Day. Whoever did this is crafty...and needs to be caught. Was it a terrorist attack from an Al-Qieda Insider? Was it domestic terrorism? Nobody really knows yet, but I await the answer.

Either way it's a tragic event and I wish the best for the victims, their friends, and their family.

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Karma is finding it's way into the USA...


That's the equivalent of saying " That 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami disaster is payback from what Japan did during WWII" ...It doesn't make sense and just sounds ignorant. Regardless of what you think of the U.S and its policies, these victims should have nothing to do with 'Karma' towards the U.S. No one should be saying stuff like "they got what they deserved" to these people. These were innocent people who have nothing to do with the U.S as a whole.
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Mono-no-Aware wrote:


dzbonz wrote:

Karma is finding it's way into the USA...


And earthquakes are caused by gay marriage. Tool.


The anal fissures are strong in this one.
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3 deaths and 140 injured is not lucky. No matter how many people died, whether it be a few, or a thousand, it is a terrible tragedy. The fact that other countries' problems only get a few seconds of coverage is the fault of the media, and also partly ours for not taking the issues seriously. At the same time however, we cannot be 100% blamed, because the problems happening in other countries are their own affairs. While we do empathize with their situations, our country has problems of its own that needs more focus. The fact this bombing was on American soil was reason enough for it to have huge coverage, because its proof that someone is threatening us from inside. Also add the fact we now have to pay for the damage the bombs caused, and we need to care for our injured. Our country is already in deep debt. It would be nice if we can do something, anything, for every single nation out there that suffered more-so than us, but we can barely take care of ourselves. If we keep worrying about what's going on out there, (and we already have a lot out there to worry about, like North Korea,) then we may end up in the same situation France was in when King Louis decided to help the Americans with their revolution, while his people suffered the consequences of the money he spent aiding us. Also add to the fact that in other countries, the news coverage of the US probably has the same 10 second time frame coverage that we have of their news.
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To the people making light / joking about this .... think B4 you type ... this isn't a joke , yolo or what not .... people lost limbs / lives not by choice ... they lost because some cowards wanted to prove some point to Americans
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It's not a nice thing but I'm just going to be slightly contrarian here for a minuet, yes people have died and were injured, yes it's a mindless act and totally morally reprehensible but compare this to what goes on every single day in developing countries, totally avoidable deaths from poor sanitation and easily cured diseases as well as wars we just don't care about. We're talking about thousands of meaningless deaths per day. I understand that this is on your doorstep and is a shock but I find it slightly disgusting how little most of us westerners seem to care when it's not effecting us.

That and I find it slightly suspicious that they have a suspect so immediately afterwards yet didn't know enough to stop it, they also had bomb dogs at the start and finish line. Strange inconsistencies and jumping to conclusions, where have we seen that before
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It's not a nice thing but I'm just going to be slightly contrarian here for a minuet, yes people have died and were injured, yes it's a mindless act and totally morally reprehensible but compare this to what goes on every single day in developing countries, totally avoidable deaths from poor sanitation and easily cured diseases as well as wars we just don't care about. We're talking about thousands of meaningless deaths per day. I understand that this is on your doorstep and is a shock but I find it slightly disgusting how little most of us westerners seem to care when it's not effecting us.

That and I find it slightly suspicious that they have a suspect so immediately afterwards yet didn't know enough to stop it, they also had bomb dogs at the start and finish line. Strange inconsistencies and jumping to conclusions, where have we seen that before


Can't Argue That ... They need something to calm down the mob .. the guy they caught if he is not guilty won't matter ... most of the angry mob already thinks he is guilty im guessing

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mipegg wrote:

It's not a nice thing but I'm just going to be slightly contrarian here for a minuet, yes people have died and were injured, yes it's a mindless act and totally morally reprehensible but compare this to what goes on every single day in developing countries, totally avoidable deaths from poor sanitation and easily cured diseases as well as wars we just don't care about. We're talking about thousands of meaningless deaths per day. I understand that this is on your doorstep and is a shock but I find it slightly disgusting how little most of us westerners seem to care when it's not effecting us.

That and I find it slightly suspicious that they have a suspect so immediately afterwards yet didn't know enough to stop it, they also had bomb dogs at the start and finish line. Strange inconsistencies and jumping to conclusions, where have we seen that before


Do you think that Africans and Indians care about America's poor and impoverished? I'm not saying they should be ignored, but you can't just call those deaths avoidable. Africa is already getting much more attention in America than it ever has, and India and South East Asia are easily becoming recognized for their poor states. There is a huge difference between those scenarios and the Boston Marathon Bombing. The bombing was an act of violence, a deliberate act to kill and injure as many people as possible to send some sort of message (or a madman with bombs who just wanted to blow up stuff). The problems you listed are infrastructure problems in those developing countries. That is for THEIR governments and leaders to figure out. As hard as it is to say, taking care of those countries is not our responsibility. Are we dedicated to helping their economy grow? Yes. But we can't solve every problem they have, and it would take far more money to treat everyone in those countries than America would ever have to offer. The wars are starting to wind down now. We are not dedicated to the war on terrorism anymore now that Osama-Bin Laden is dead, and we are slowly but surely recalling troops. Wars are disputes between two sides, fatalities are bound to happen and that's something everyone has to accept. Westerners have always been narcissistic, always have and we always will, but there is a growing trend to caring for these developing countries and pretty soon they will be getting more attention from the western world than it ever has before. This applies to any country really. Even in China, Japan, Russia, and Australia, domestic issues will always take relevance because it hits home a lot closer. 'Out of sight, out of mind' applies, but what if it's within sight? It's pretty shocking, which makes it more important to their respective countries.

And whatever you're suggesting, be it a governmental conspiracy or insider job or whatever, just stop. We don't need to be arguing about something like that. The fact is, innocent people died. Also, they never said they had 'suspects' only 'persons of interest' which is very different.
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Posted 4/16/13

mipegg wrote:

It's not a nice thing but I'm just going to be slightly contrarian here for a minuet, yes people have died and were injured, yes it's a mindless act and totally morally reprehensible but compare this to what goes on every single day in developing countries, totally avoidable deaths from poor sanitation and easily cured diseases as well as wars we just don't care about. We're talking about thousands of meaningless deaths per day. I understand that this is on your doorstep and is a shock but I find it slightly disgusting how little most of us westerners seem to care when it's not effecting us.

That and I find it slightly suspicious that they have a suspect so immediately afterwards yet didn't know enough to stop it, they also had bomb dogs at the start and finish line. Strange inconsistencies and jumping to conclusions, where have we seen that before


To be honest, I was criticizing a guy earlier because he was talking about false flags on this thread..

but it's starting to get into my head.
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Posted 4/16/13
Maybe the lack of coverage for similar events in the middle east is due to how frequently they occur there.

For example, had this something like this happened in Northern Ireland 30 years ago it would not be the same story had it happened in Ireland today as events like bombings and shootings were common-place back then, but a rarity today.

Also people from all over the globe take part in that race, so countries would be reporting if any of their citizens were involved.

And then it's probably just the usual American/Western bias.

First thing I thought when hearing about it was 'Maybe north Korea's not bluffing after all' but now I think it's going to turn out to be a domestic terrorist.





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Posted 4/16/13 , edited 4/16/13
9:44 AM ET Video briefing:

- Reuters: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick: "There were no unexploded bombs, devices found". Gov. Patrick says "2 and only 2" explosive devices were found; no unexploded devices.

- Reuters: "There are no known additional threats" in wake of Boston Marathon bombing - FBI official
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