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BREAKING: Reports of multiple explosions at Boston Marathon leaving dozens wounded. Watch

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    (Original post by rsplaya)
    Have we prematurely ruled out the possibility of it being North Korean nukes?
    You should work for Fox News :rolleyes:
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    I guess it's lucky only two devices exploded.

    Reminds me in a way of those bungled London Tube attacks, which of course could and should have been much worse had the attackers had brains.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Please don't let it be Islamic extremists.
    oh god, i hope not...
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    (Original post by rsplaya)
    Have we prematurely ruled out the possibility of it being North Korean nukes?
    Yeah, they never would've gotten off the ground, let alone been on target.
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    (Original post by rsplaya)
    Have we prematurely ruled out the possibility of it being North Korean nukes?
    I don't think ruling out the possibility of Nkorea getting anything together is ever premature. Odds are about 1000-1 I reckon.

    So, two dead. Wonder if they were wearing the explosives...
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    (Original post by Mister Dead)
    I don't think ruling out the possibility of Nkorea getting anything together is ever premature. Odds are about 1000-1 I reckon.

    So, two dead. Wonder if they were wearing the explosives...
    I heard they were found in trash cans. Police were telling people to avoid trash cans since they found a device in one.
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    Absolutely awful. When I was younger Boston was like a second home to me, I'll be off back in under 2 months and staying very close to where the explosions were, I get a feeling it will feel very different this time.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Thats scary stuff on your analysis
    No doubt there will be conspiracies behind it, but it depends on who the preparators were.......... and I honestly don't hope there are people in the government in the US who think like this, but then again I don't think I would surprised by it
    I wasn't suggesting any kind of conspiracy theory, just that in a time of budget cuts where the CIA which has swollen massively post 9/11 is now going to have justification why it still need to money. A threat on US soil is going to be very emotive for many Americans.
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    (Original post by Sgt.Incontro)
    Including some of the contributors to this thread so far, no doubt. :rolleyes:
    :sadnod:
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Please don't let it be Islamic extremists.
    its probs christian extremists
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    (Original post by BBC News)
    "Citing a US intelligence official, the Associated Press reports two more explosive devices have been found at the Boston Marathon and are being dismantled."
    I don't know who could have done this, but it seems pretty professional to be honest.
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    I wasn't suggesting any kind of conspiracy theory, just that in a time of budget cuts where the CIA which has swollen massively post 9/11 is now going to have justification why it still need to money. A threat on US soil is going to be very emotive for many Americans.
    You mean Homeland Security surely? CIA deals only with foreign matters? :confused:

    Does anyone think anyone will claim responsibility for it?
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    (Original post by david2457)
    I heard they were found in trash cans. Police were telling people to avoid trash cans since they found a device in one.
    Where do you get your rumours? Sesame Street?
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    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...ombing/100495/

    Photo 8 is horrific so please don't click it if you're queazy about gore.
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    (Original post by tjf8)
    I don't know who could have done this, but it seems pretty professional to be honest.
    Indeed, I wonder what types of explosives they were and how they were detonated. That could give a good clue on who it could have been.
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    I wasn't suggesting any kind of conspiracy theory, just that in a time of budget cuts where the CIA which has swollen massively post 9/11 is now going to have justification why it still need to money. A threat on US soil is going to be very emotive for many Americans.
    I know............ but whats happened will lead eventual conspiracy theories...

    I think it entirely depends on who carried out the attacks, as large chunk of their budget does go into missions outside of the US. It will also cause hysteria and paranoia among people, senators, etc, even more pressure to step up security which could lead to issues.

    I just hope the perpetrator is caught and truth will come out.
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    (Original post by Rish7)
    As terrible as this is, it's worth noting that this kind of thing happens all over the world almost on a daily basis. It's just that we don't receive mainstream news coverage of these other atrocities. I sincerely hope that nobody has died in these explosions, but I can't help but feel sorry for all the women and children who's deaths get swept under the carpet.
    yeh, you're right...
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    ****ing idiots on Twitter using this event as a means of political points scoring (@MavisStott: William Hague is "horrified" by the horror of Boston. Whilst simultaneously arming Al-Qaeda in Syria. The total ****ing ****). Pisses me right off.
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    (Original post by david2457)
    Indeed, I wonder what types of explosives they were and how they were detonated. That could give a good clue on who it could have been.
    Reports have said that they contained ball bearings, (news reports so not sure how true).
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    Christ. Hopefully the death toll doesn't rise any higher. It's always hard to judge just how bad these things are though this soon after they happen. But hopefully those two explosions are the end of it.

    I was travelling along the east-coast just recently, I got home a couple of weeks ago. I met a few people who'll probably be in Boston at the moment.
 
 
 
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