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Originally posted by Qemyst
I'm not talking about gun control. I'm talking about bomb control. Bombs just killed and injured people, and I would like for there to be an outcry for much stricter bomb regulations. Meaning, regulations on -EVERY- possible material that could be used to make bombs. Want to buy fertilizer? Background check. Want to buy a metal pipe? Background check. Want to buy wiring? Background check.. so on and so forth.
Because I mean... bombs dude.....if these materials are strictly regulated, it will be very difficult for people to get them and make bombs..
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
Not sure if this one has been posted but some security experts are saying domestic group based on the fact that they believe that what went off were high powered pipe bombs. I think that could be why the JFK library one may not have gone off or, if remote triggered, somebody, thankfully, lost their nerve. If this was Al Qaeda, then they would've all gone off. The day, the locations, and the fact that not all of them went off kind of points to homegrown. Patriots Day, JFK library--hard to dismiss.
Originally posted by charleychibi
I think too many people are looking at the calendar and seeing what they want to see. It's Taxes Day, Patriot's Day, anniversary of this, anniversary of that.
Honestly, I don't think the history of April 15th has anything to do with this. I think the Boston Marathon was chosen because it would cause a lot of media attention.
Originally posted by WanDash
Conversely - for anyone thinking the "suspicious character" in one YouTube video, is "the culprit"...well - again, we will have no-one to hang from the highest/nearest tree. No-one to question. Just a lot of empty blame.
If that explosion erupted from his backpack (or strapped/taped around his torso)...not very likely he (if, indeed, that is a "he") survived.
UM’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 to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15. Stevenson said he saw law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race.