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BREAKING:Explosion At Boston Marathon

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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
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It's really weird.

I felt so anxious all morning and tried to dismiss it with a few prayers and preoccupying myself with other things. On rare occasions, after a stressful period, I sometimes worry most when I have nothing to worry about, I just chalked it up to that.

Then this news..


I had a feeling of dread in the back of my mind all morning as well. I checked the news, saw that N. Korea still hadn't done anything and didn't see any "out of the ordinary" headlines.

I just watched the video of the actual explosion, and I have to say that in my non-expert opinion it definatley was an attack and not a gas line rupture.

I don't even want to imagine the destruction and loss of life if the bomb squad units hadn't found the other devices. This was terrible, but our first responders did their jobs and saved quite a few lives.

I tried to place myself in the shoes of someone running down that street and seeing what I just saw in the video. I simply can't. I have no idea what would be going through my mind. Obviously finishing the race would be the last thing on my mind.

I'd like to remind people that in the event of a major disaster such as this or 9/11 -- cell phone towers can be overwhelmed. I've had good luck in emergencies using text messages, as they seem to only need a very brief ammount of signal time. This is why it would be prudent to own a good pair of 2-way radios.




posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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I have read every page and every comment posted since this sad event took place .
I have read a lot of silliness and conjecture too.

One poster , for me , hit the nail on the head when he said that he felt that while devastating , the explosions were small and maybe they were used as a diversion from something else that may come to light in the aftermath. .

Speculative , I know , but still it's a nagging thought.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Yes, reminds me of the aftermath of the Sandyhook massacre. People would use the event as a way to debate gun laws. Of course this normal because guns used in the incident and people would like to stop the deaths by guns.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX

Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin

Originally posted by Spieluhr
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CNN is an American News Company. Why would they report on bombings on the other side of the world? I'm sure Iraqi news agencies are all over it.


So what's bbcs excuse. (SORRY USING MY PHONE)

Both very sad I am just puting this into perspective


9/11 was huge it makes sence that it waa huge news at the time. This is not comparable to 9/11 in terms of its magnitude

Yeah, and if I recall, 9/11 was being reported live by our media, BBC, Alex Jones, and even by Japanese media. If a bombing is huge enough, it is posted around the world... if it occurs in America, anyway.

edit on 15-4-2013 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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I found this on twitter.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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just heard this on the local news. no reports from the big lsm's.




University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines. “They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about,” Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.” Stevenson had just finished the marathon. His wife had been sitting in one of the seating sections where an explosion went off, but thankfully she left her seat and was walking to meet up with him. “There was just smoke, another explosion went off,” Stevenson said. “We all started running. There were people crying.” Stevenson said there was no question in his mind that this was an intentional act.


here's a link for this with a video phone interview.
UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs Were at Start, Finish Lines for “Drill”



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Enough



... of the pointed personal jabs. Again, I realize that emotions and adrenaline are running high. But please, please focus upon the topic and not upon each other. The last thing anyone on staff wishes to do right now is to exclude anyone from the conversation... but if we have to we, reluctantly, will do so.

Courtesy and decorum are mandatory.

Thank you.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by wrdwzrd
check this out!

blog.al.com...



Taylor said she noticed more of a military presence when the race with 27,000 runners started. "We noticed that they had military upon the buildings watching," Taylor said. "I wonder if they had had some...that was kind of peculiar to me. That's kind of weird to have military people up there with binoculars before a running event at the start.


explains the guys on the roof!!


It seems military presence at large events such as this is the norm. People probably never noticed before because a bomb never went off at the finish line before

Here's just one example from 2009
Combat Support Battalion Deployed to "maintain public order" at Boston Marathon




April 22, 2009 On Monday, the National Guard deployed 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen from the 126th Combat Support Battalion to keep the Boston Marathon race route clear for more than 26,000 runners, according to the U.S. Army website.


Michelle



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Yes, we have seen that posted earlier. It is mostly a spectator watching the race from the roof.
Just my opinion.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Redundent............

edit on 15-4-2013 by masta12d because: Already posted.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by SloAnPainful
I blame Kim Jong-Un

-SAP-


May be thats who they want you to blame? As for me Im still on the fence.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:14 PM
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I was just being a derp. I highly doubt it has anything to do with North Korea.

-SAP-



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:14 PM
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Just heard on local news that one of the dead victims was a 8 year old child. I hope there's no more bombs.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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I was wondering if the authorities were able to discover which specific nation's flag was directly in front of the first bomb. It may be a clue as to which group was responsible if this is international ter.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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I know the number 33 is important..

All I can see is that the Pope was elected 33 days ago.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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So much conflicting data coming in....
If this supposed person of interest goes missing or goes toes up in the hospital, this will be the Conspiracy of the decade!
I'm not sure what to believe other than this is real real bad in every perspective... My family's hearts and prayers are with these poor people and the first responders. I seen some of the more graphic images and it would kill me if it was one of my kids there just trying to enjoy life...

What kinda world is my 7month old girl going to see when she's my age? Obama can promise the full weight of justice and whatever else but without peace what does it matter? Criminals/killers don't care about the punishment so that will never be the solution. Probably the only thing that'll stop acts like this is work/food/education for everybody who wants it and ending ALL wars... I'm sure we are a lot safer as a nation if our troops are on our soil and we built better bigger technological barriers/deployments to guard our beautiful Coasts/Borders



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Was it really a "drill" or did law enforcement have a heads up...a warning...threat...gut feeling and told people it was a drill so as not to scare them?


This is what I was thinking. It seems all the bomb disposal gear, bomb sniffing dogs, and all the emergency vehicles you could possibly want were all on scene almost immediately. A "drill" would be great cover to avoid letting people know there had been threats to the event.



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Considering our little conversation here is off topic and I've already proven that your claim is false regarding the "non" reporting of the Iraq attacks, I'll make this short.

you and i are in different countries. if this is all over your news in the UK, there are very good reasons... 1 being the fact that the UK has many upcoming marathons.
UK marathon and half marathon list for 2013

with this in mind, they might want to make the UK public aware of what just transpired here in America during the nation's most popular marathon.

do you need a second reason?



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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Yeah we will never know.. only whoever was up there will lol.



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