Boston Marathon: bombs detonated

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TWO bombs have exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing two people, including an eight-year-old child, and injuring more than 50. The White House is handling the incident as “an act of terror” and US President Barack Obama said “we will find out who did this and hold them accountable”

About 2.45pm local time (4.45am AEST), about three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

A Boston Globe staffer said on Twitter that dozens of people have been injured.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.

There is video footage of the bombs being planted, and sources state a Saudi man is in custody at this time.

Aftermath

UPDATE: The report of a Saudi man being held are false. The local authorities report they have no one in custody at this time.

33 comments

  1. 1
    dasbow growls and barks:

    I’ll wait until we know for sure who did it, then I’ll get the rusty knife out. I’m a Masshole born and raised. I hate what the Commies have done to my state, but I’ll be damned if I stand by while some asshole kills my people.

  2. 2
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Obviously, we need need London-style CC surveillance monitors covering every square inch of the country. Time to bump up the debt ceiling to pay for it.

  3. 3

    what is going on in that picture? and why is that one guy stepping on a confederate battle flag?

  4. 4
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Americas chickens are coming home to roost/s

  5. 5
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    This is what you get when you appease assholes, bbbbut we can’t PROFILE moslem, persian and other assorted mohamedans between the age of 16 and 40… nooooo that would be raaaaycyyyst. The entire homeland security and justice dept should be fired, the top 10 in every department and every office – and hey, let’s really do something about the borders, eh?!! The chickens have indeed come home to roost, but I think they are more of the buzzard ilk and they are roosting on obamas head and entire administration.

  6. 6

    LC Gladiator says:

    Americas chickens are coming home to roost/s

    America’s Chickens are already roosting in the White House and State Dept

  7. 7
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    what is going on in that picture?

    Look more closely. That’s a womans body, the man is probably holding his wife or loved one. Fireman on the right tryng to tend to her.

    and why is that one guy stepping on a confederate battle flag?

    It isnt. More than likely it’s bunting. There are US flags all over.

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    LibraryGryffon growls and barks:

    There were a lot of flags in the area attached to the barriers, I think for the countries who had people racing. There is footage of police and bystanders breaking down the barriers so that emergency personnel would be able to reach them, and a lot of national flags got trampled in the process. Looking more closely though, that actually makes me think of a New England Patriots logo.
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  9. 9
    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    72 hour rule in effect – but I say false flag trial balloon.

  10. 10
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    The blood is clearly on the hands of the Misadministration, DHS, and the repubes like McShame and Grahamnesty. While they’ve been busy trying to register, ban, and confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans (as well as tracking and profiling prolifers, returning vets, and various other thought criminals) a couple of Saudi shitheads set off backpack bombs on US soil killing and maiming innocents. If we still lived in a republic Big Sis would resign in shame and Obamao would be impeached.

  11. 11
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Anyone want to bet that within the next 24-48 hours we hear the words “For your safety” coming out of Sir Golfsalot’s mouth ?

  12. 12
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    72 hour rule in effect – but I say false flag trial balloon.

    BigDogg:

    SHUT IT.

    NOW.

    We dont know anything yet, but the “false flag” BS is more Alex Jones tinfoil hat garbage.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    The fucktardian stupidity is rampant over on Facebook. Some jackass cobbled a “photo” of a little girl, who according to them “died” in the blasts. Never mind that from what I’ve been able to find out, one must be 18 to run in the damn thing…
    It was an 8 year old boy in the stands.
    But we know that the truth is also a victim….

  14. 14
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    As of midnight, the news was saying there are 3 dead, 140[!!!] injured; and some 15 of the injured are in “critical condition.” There’s also talk of severed limbs.

    Hey, I have an idea: when we find the demons who did this, let’s go Anglo-Saxon on their ass and hang, draw, and quarter them. First you hang them, but don’t let them quite die; then you “draw” them [drag them behind a galloping horse]; and then you sever their body into quarters whilst the cheering crowds watch.

    Just a thought.

  15. 15
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    I’m just grateful that our beloved Dear Leader signed off of an agreement to let Saudi Nationals (15 out of the 19) bypass our stringent passport checks before they can enter the country, something that even US citizens can’t bypass.

    It leaves so much more time for the Blue Handed Retards to grope little girls and rape grandma while making her colostomy bag spill on the floor.

    Priorities, people, let’s keep the eye on the REAL threat here.

    YOU.

    Fucking fascists. Kill them all.
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  16. 16
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    We dont know anything yet, but the “false flag” BS is more Alex Jones tinfoil hat garbage.

    Hey man, when your government deliberately and intentionally facilitates the deaths of almost 300 Mexicans and several border patrol agents to provide some “talking points” for gun control, people have a damn good reason to question everything that happens.

    When dealing with communist shit-weasels who’d kill each and every single person posting here, (providing they could find a way to make it look “questionably legal”), just for standing up to them, paranoia becomes a virtue. They’ll watch an entire embassy plus ambassador die to prove a political point.

    This is not speculation. They are killers.

    We are dealing with some evil mother-fuckers – these ain’t your garden variety politico slugs. They have ice-water in their veins, and they’d eat a live baby in front of it’s mother if they thought it’d further their agenda.

    Never forget that shit, not for one second.

  17. 17
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    SARC/ Obambi: “Here’s your ‘Boston Massacre’ TeaTards, what ya’ gonna do about it? /SARC

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    My brother in law has an old girlfriend he’s still friendly with. She’s a neurosurgeon and headed down there when it happened. She texted him first then called. Said there were body parts all over the place.

    My company has offices a couple of blocks from there and a few people running in the race. No damage and none hurt. I was the one who actually notified my manager what happened. (Based in Baltimore while I work at home in NH)

    The moonbats have already started blaming anyone not toeing the Obama line as being responsible…again. Personally I think it’s RIF’s, Our home grown types tend to focus their attacks. McVeigh hit a government building after all and back in the 60′s, the weathermen were also hitting government targets. Only one general bombing like this and it was a nut in Atlanta.
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  19. 19
    single stack growls and barks:

    LCBrendan @ #: 12

    Agreed. Let’s not forget the MSMs gang rape of the truth after Newtown. We’re probably going to get some of that here.

    And Bigg Dogg, “Alex Jones” and “credibility” are mutually exclusive concepts. Don’t throw the retard card, please.

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Having now seen the photos, and the video of the boom, it looks consistent with a claymore. Brings back some old bad memories seeing injuries like that. The news as usual is a disgrace, flip to four different channels, hear four different things.

    They have enough video of all this shit, I am dead certain they have the guy or guys on tape, it’s just a matter of time before they track him/them down.

    The materials used don’t scream sand-eater to me. Target selection does though.

    I guess we wait.

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    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    LCBrendan says:

    BigDogg:

    SHUT IT.

    NOW.

    We dont know anything yet, but the “false flag” BS is more Alex Jones tinfoil hat garbage.

    Fuck Off!

    As has already been pointed out to you, Operation Fast & Furious – in addition to the non-handling of Benghazi and Ft. Hood, in addition to the now constant barrage of assaults on our most fundamental freedoms and right, in addition to Der Fubar’s past comments about a domestic police force equal in strength to the US Military, coupled with DHS’s purchase of decades worth of ammo and armored vehicles, in addition to the immediate and obviously pre-planned reaction to the Newtown shootings, all add up to MORE THAN ENOUGH to justify questioning ANYTHING that happens on US soil these days.

    You want to be an oztrich? That’s your choice.

    I’ll speak my mind and if it offends you or your fragile sensibilities, that’s your fucking problem – not mine.

  22. 22
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    There is an update on Drudge. it looks like the bombs were built using pressure cookers.

    These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the intelligence report said.

    I smell the unpleasant odor of goats, camels and RIF’s.
    :em08:
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  23. 23
    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    single stack says:

    And Bigg Dogg, “Alex Jones” and “credibility” are mutually exclusive concepts. Don’t throw the retard card, please.

    Fuck you, too.

    See my response to Brendan.

    The only retard card being played is by pansies who don’t have the cojones to speak up and ask questions that are perfect valid.

  24. 24
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/conspiracies-fly-over-family-guy-boston-marathon-explosion-video/story-e6frfro0-1226622349782

    The offensive clip was shared online by conspiracy nuts such as Alex Jones, founder of conspiracy website InfoWars. Jones completely failed to inform his audience that the clip was doctored in order to advance his theory that the explosions at the Boston Marathon was all part of a government scheme to “take our civil liberties and promote homeland security“.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/conspiracies-fly-over-family-guy-boston-marathon-explosion-video/story-e6frfro0-1226622349782#ixzz2QgS3K0E1

    Fuck you sideways with a ten foot perchpole, jackass. If you want to slobber all over this pathological liar Jones and his conspiracy gibberish, be my guest. But dont be surprised when I sit there with a clip over my nose to save me from suffocating over all the BULLSHIT he is spouting.

    Dont forget the Bilderberg Group, PNAC, the BFEE, Men in Black, chemtrails, Rothschilds, as well as all the miracle cures hoarded by Big Pharma auided by Big oil and the military / industrial complex….and please, lets not forget it’s all because of the dreaded JOOOOOOS…..

    You wanna live the life of a paranoic? Go right ahead. I’ll even buy you a roll of tinfoil if it will help.

    in addition to the immediate and obviously pre-planned reaction to the Newtown shootings

    Wait wait wait….”Sandy Hook was a US government sponsored false flag psyop?”

    Riightttttttttt……….

  25. 25
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Hey, if you guys are going to fling shit at each other for fun and profit as to whether or not Alex Jones is a bullshit artist, then don’t let me stand in the way :)

    But… Thing is, you’re both right.

    I don’t know whodunnit, nor does anybody else at the moment, at least not anybody else here, but I do know who’s on the top list of my personal likelies, and it’s a very short list. They tend to wear dish rags on their heads, fuck goats and their underage relatives a lot and ululate every chance they get because, obviously, making sense is not a big priority in their thrice bedamned corners of the planet. I could be wrong, but if I had to place money on one of the many possibles right now, it’d go on the hajis without hesitation.

    Just to get that out of the way.

    Also, I’m not exactly one to jump to Alex Jones’ conclusions. He is, after all, one of the original 9/11 Twoofers™, so it’s not like he carries around a lot of credibility with yours truly.. Or, to put it another way, him uttering something is not something that I’ll immediately put on a Post-It note, slam on my situation board and underline it with a big circle to match. Yes, I am using British Understatements here, in case anybody’s wondering. :)

    Not saying he’s a bad guy, he cares a great deal about the same issues that I care about and I’m sure that the two of us, were we to have a conspiracy theory free discussion about politics over beers one day, would agree on a great number of things, I’m just saying that he’s a bit… excitable. Trying to be kind here.

    That being said…

    However, having witnessed numerous hitherto unimaginable acts of treason and sedition from the current occupational regime, Fast and Furious being but one, I am no longer putting anything beneath the criminal junta who has usurped power in this nation.

    No, it gives me no pleasure to say it, but to say, at this point, after said regime provably supplied murderers with thousands of weapons, willfully and knowingly committing mass murder by proxy, just to manufacture a talking point in order to disarm the American people, I put nothing, NOTHING beneath the criminal swine in DC anymore, and to continue saying “no, no, no, no, lalalalalala, I can’t hear you, they would never do that“, is tantamount to willful ignorance and terminal stupidity.

    Listen carefully: I am NOT saying that I think Alex Jones’ latest wild-eyed conspiracy theory likely, as a matter of fact I think it the exact opposite, but it is, at the very least, possible. Unlikely enough that I, personally, consider it a waste of resources to focus on it at this point, but definitely not impossible.

    The socialist swine are so close to achieving what they’ve dreamed about for decades that they will stop at nothing, and they have proven that enough times by now that it’s the height of folly to think otherwise.

    In my opinion, and mine is worth the exact same 2 cents as everybody else’s, no more, thinking that it’s a “false flag” at this point is daft. Categorically stating that it can NOT be is just as daft.

    That’s all.
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    Emperor Misha I says:

    In my opinion, and mine is worth the exact same 2 cents as everybody else’s, no more, thinking that it’s a “false flag” at this point is daft. Categorically stating that it can NOT be is just as daft.

    Exactly my thought. And when the “official report” is released, well, “trust but verify”.
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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Misha: the latest data points to a “lone wolf” scenario. No AQ, no terrorist links. This is looking more and more like the work of one nutter.

    re Jones

    Jones completely failed to inform his audience that the clip was doctored in order to advance his theory that the explosions at the Boston Marathon was all part of a government scheme to “take our civil liberties and promote homeland security”.

    He flat out LIED . The guy is a lunatic, and I for one dont listen to fuckwits like this.

    The “Saudi guy” they said they had in custody? Isnt. He was a blast victim, burned, injured, in shock, who panicked and ran away. I would have too. The poor bastard would have been in nine kinds of pain, terrified out of his wits. One second a bomb goes off..the next you realise you are alive, you think “Im muslim they will blame me” and you run..ignoring the fact you have blood all over you and ignoring your own injuries.

    Misha: dont know means, dont know.

    I am sick to death and tired of fear mongers, panic mongers and conspiracy theorists inventing boogeymen all over the place, sooner or later we wind up jumping at shadows and suspecting everyone.

    Not everything is about Obama,let’s sheet home what he has done instead of turning the guy into the Devil incarnate or, God forbid, a member of the Bush Evil Empire, the kind of utter idiocy Demonic Blunderpants gets stuck into.

    Let’s not get down into the gutter with them?

    Let the cops and others do their jobs

    We wait.

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    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    LCBrendan says:

    I am sick to death and tired of fear mongers, panic mongers and conspiracy theorists inventing boogeymen all over the place, sooner or later we wind up jumping at shadows and suspecting everyone.

    OH … OK … what do you intend to do about it?

    Let the cops and others do their jobs

    We wait.

    Spoken like a true hero …

    Just for the record, you are the first to mention Alex Jones. My original post was not a quote or parroting something from him.

    I actually had an opinion of my own that I voiced … without “waiting” for someone else to form it for me.

    If it coincided with something Alex Jones was saying, then so what?

    Go back to your armchair, and “wait” for someone to feed you the “official” account.

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    OH … OK … what do you intend to do about it?

    Nothing I can do. All I can do is wait. i also wont speculate because obviously I dont know who or what is behind this….and neither do you.

    If it coincided with something Alex Jones was saying, then so what?

    Your words:

    , in addition to the immediate and obviously pre-planned reaction to the Newtown shootings, all add up to MORE THAN ENOUGH to justify questioning ANYTHING that happens on US soil these days.

    are the ones at issue here.

    You’re impying that there was pre knowledge of the massacre? That this was expected and planned for? That “someone knew and set this up”?

    Pls clarify?

    Go back to your armchair, and “wait” for someone to feed you the “official” account.

    As opposed to…what exactly? What other account is there? Got facts or data the FBI and cops dont have?

    I dont.

    Do you?

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    My wife has decided to do something about all this. She’s heading into Boston right now.
    :em06:
    She’s going shopping in Chinatown.
    :em01:
    She was mumbling something in Chinese, and when I ran it through my translator, it came up “Pressure cooker.” I’m sure it was an error.
    :em03:
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    readerjp growls and barks:

    The police have released the pictures of the 2 suspects.

    Coincidentally, the original suspect, a Saudi national named Abdulrahman Ali Arhabi, who is a student in Boston, is being deported to Saudi Arabia on the grounds of national security. Also coincidentally, Obama had an unscheduled meeting with the Saudi ambassador last night. The Arhabi family, also coincidentally, are big terrorists.

    The guy posted his picture on Facebook! He’s wearing the robes and the scarf on his head and he’s holding what I think is a toy pistol.

    Anyone know more?

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Good morning. I woke up at 3:30am and happened to turn on fox news. There has been a massive shootout in Boston. One of the bombers is dead, one is on the loose. One MIT police officer has been killed and another seriously injured.

    According to the news, these two jacked a car and had a running battle with police in pursuit, including the use of Military grade explosives. Boston is essentially shut down.

    During a briefing, one of the police commanders let slipped that “They came here to kill” which people are thinking these two are not from the United States.

    Although not stated, I suspect these two were part of a cell and there are others in the area. Needless to say I AM taking precautions.

    Good thing I was able to get some 9mm and .45cal last weekend.
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    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    From AP: Surviving Boston bomb suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. Apparently dead suspect is his brother. From Chechnya by way of Turkey.