Boston Marathon Blasts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Apr 15, 2013.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Looks alot like tannerite going off .
     
  4. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    WOW, just WOW.

    wonder what caused the other 2 "devices" to malfunction?
     
  5. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

  6. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Will Obama call this terrorism or make up some other name for it like the guy who bombed the social security office?
     
  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    ok, so NY Post is saying 23 dead while everyone else is still at 2?

    Yes this is terrorism, regardless of what the idiot in charge says!
     
  8. Quadfather

    Quadfather Monkey

    NYC marathon was cancelled due to the Hurricane, anyone think they wanted to do this there?
     
  9. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Cell phone service shut off in Boston area. Allegedly due to suspicion the devices were detonated via cell signal.

    @BTPost Would the Nextel iDEN phones still work in that situation?
     
  10. Quadfather

    Quadfather Monkey

    2 dead. 23 wounded. 3 ied's went off. Pd found two more and believe there are more in the area. Locals asked to stay inside
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  12. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yea could be like 911 a bunch of false reports going on.
     
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  14. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Probably trying to get central guidance on how to politically frame it.
     
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  15. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    waiting for terrorist to be labeled as a prepper/survivalist.....
     
  16. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Boston seems to me to be an unusual target for foreign terrorism. The target itself strikes me as more of a target for homegrown groups. Most foreigners (except for the Irish perhaps) don't immediately think "Boston." They typically think "New York", "D.C.", "L.A."

    Americans hear "Boston Marathon" and think "large crowds." Most foreigners wouldn't necessarily make that connection. I would venture that if indeed it proves out that the actors are Islamic Militants, I would assume that one or more of the team are thoroughly "Americanized," perhaps someone who had spent years here on a student visa, perhaps even studying at a university near Boston. Emplaced devices also don't immediately make me think Islamic Militants. They seem to prefer suicide attacks.

    Multiple devices typically speaks of a relatively large, established organization; not the work of a lone crazy. From the TV footage, the initial explosion seemed to do relatively little damage, possibly due to its placement. Perhaps a sophisticated device, but poorly placed and detonated. Much of the explosive force appears to have gone to the rear of the device, not toward the runners. Were it placed along the building wall, all of the force would have gone toward the spectators and runners. The bombers could have even picked up some secondary shrapnel from the facing of the building, and done even more damage.
     
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  17. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Tea party member...
     
  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    @Silversnake, as I understand it, they shut down cell service by shutting down the towers. The Nextel phones as direct-connect, and no service, act as walki-talkies, and do not use a tower. with service they would, but as we use them, they should still function. (independent of service)
     
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  19. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Okay, I am sold on the iDEN phone idea because of this. What models should I get? (I have ebay pulled up now) Nevermind, looks like i355's with chargers.
     
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  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    His FBI instigators must have effed up and given him real bombs this time.
     
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