Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Boston Marathon attacked [updating]

Boston Marathon, hotel, library attacked. [Library on fire, Boston police tweet confirms unrelated.] Two Five unexploded devices also discovered around the city.

Two killed, 107 injured. [UPDATE, 1:08pm: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis tells media conference that at least three people have died. More than 100 injured in explosions, some seriously, says governor.]

UPDATE, 11:53am: Boston police confirm they have a video of suspect dropping bombs in rubbish bins.

[“People rushed to judgment about al-Qaeda links in past after attacks. For instance Oslo and not always right. Domestic extremism possible.” - Gordon Corera Security correspondent, BBC News]

UPDATE, 9:44am: Boston police say reports of Saudi suspect being held are false. Cite NY Post’s habit of interviewing their typewriters.  UPDATE, 1:05pm: Senior CBS correspondent John Miller, a former assistant director of the FBI, reported this: “There is an individual in custody … he is not free to go. He is a Saudi national who was near the scene of the blast. When the blast happened he began to run. Now, in context, a lot of people began to run. A civilian who thought he was acting suspiciously chased him down and tackled him and then turned him over to Boston police, saying, I saw this guy hanging around over there acting suspiciously. And then he ran. That may mean a lot, it may mean nothing at all.”  Miller added that the man was fully cooperative but was denying any involvement in the bombing.

UPDATE, 1:08pm: FBI taking lead in investigation into explosions - calling it a "potential" terrorist investigation.

Live stream: BBC News

Live blog: Boston Globe


  1. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/04/boston-marathons-final-mile-was-dedicated-newtown-victims/64250/

    Boston Athletic Association president Joanne Flaminio said before the race that had a "special significance" because it was 26.2 miles long and there was 26 victims in the Newtown attack.

    Update 4:07 p.m.: Newtown families were reportedly seated in the VIP section right by where the explosions went off. There's no word whether they are among the 23 injured and two dead from the explosions.


    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.

    “It just didn’t look normal. It just didn’t look normal.”


    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.”

  2. thanks for sharing..

  3. Take care of the injured. Console families of those that were killed. Sit tight and let the police do their job. Wait for the facts before drawing any conclusions. Be supportive without getting in the way. Our heart goes out to the victims, and to Boston. "Do no ask for whom the bell tolls."


    (inspired by the Boston bombing)

    THEN - Puritans, following God's laws,
    start the greatest nation ever.

    NOW - Impure-itans, perverting God's laws,
    lead in destroying the greatest nation ever.

    (For more hechos, Google "God to
    Same-Sexers: Hurry Up" and "The
    Background Obama Can't Cover Up.")

    [Saw what's above on the net. Al]

  5. http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-ignores-men-with-backpacks-at-scene-of-boston-bombings.html

  6. http://i.imgur.com/lQxuhLp.jpg

    “You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force . . . the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”

    Vincent Vinciguerra, one of the perpetrators of the Operation Gladio terror attacks.


  7. So much for the false flag theory...
    When I saw the first images my thoughts were Islamic Jihad strikes again.

  8. "So much for the false flag theory"




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