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As the Boston Globe tweeted today, "Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities." Some people believe this explosion might have been part of the demolition of another bomb. It seems unlikely, however, that a bomb at the library, one mile away, could be so quickly located and rigged to be exploded by the bomb squad in less than one hour following the initial explosions at the marathon. Furthermore, according to Local15TV.com, a University of Mobile's Cross Country Coach said there were bomb-sniffing dogs at both the start and finish lines, long before any explosions went off. He said: "They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
reply to post by Earthscum
They had evidently got Intel that there was a possibility of an attack, so they was just running dogs through the area just for good measure. They was just telling people that it was a drill to avoid setting people on edge.
I would say there has been several terrorist attacks adverted by doing that. All these drills that they keep running are not drills, they are looking for real bombs, but they just don’t want to let people know how bad the situation really is.
Unfortunately they did not find the devices this time.
Originally posted by cartesia
So wait. Why didn't the bomb sniffing dogs find the bombs?
Originally posted by UMayBRite!
Al Qaeda doesn't have to do anything, all they have to do is wait for DHS to get impatient.('')
Originally posted by colonelblake
my question is, how was the national guard there in 20 minutes? I logged in to cnn, saw the moment of the explosion, checked my clock, and cnn reported the national guard was on scene????
Massachusetts State Police investigating the marathon bombing searched an apartment just outside Boston, in Revere. Officers were seen leaving with bags full of material. There's no word of any suspects or motive in the attack. (April 16, 2013)
From the New York Post: “Authorities have a identified a suspect, a Saudi national, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.”