Boston Under Attack

Three bombs, two at the marathon. Two dead, 51 wounded so far. Will post updates as events warrants. VERY early reports in the post indicate a Middle Eastern connection but nothing is known for sure at this point.(Later update: those reports were bullshit.)

Update: Video

Update: As of 8 PM, two killed including an eight-year-old kid killed, 132 injured, 17 critically. No indications at this point who was responsible but it was a pipe bomb with ball bearing blasting out and into bodies.

God, I hope we get the slime who did this.

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  1. ilovecress

    here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out.

    Patton Oswalt

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  2. Mississippi Yankee

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  3. InsipiD

    A terrible event that’ll be days before we know anything. My prayers are for the families and injured.

    What disturbs me: media consultants acting like there’s a huge chance it’s a homegrown (code for right-wing) group.

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  4. Mississippi Yankee

    CM you have strange reading habits, Malkin and McKinney? No wonder you have trouble finding your own ass.

    Let me repeat:

    Actually I’d be a bit relieved IF this was ONLY an “Allah Akbar” moment.

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  5. balthazar

    ummm how does that tweet put MALKIN on the conspiracy express? Are you retarded CM?

    Calling someone a TRUTHER is derogatory, wtf.

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  6. CM

    MY I follow Malkin on my twitter, she linked to McKinney. My ass is in the barn as always.

    Let me repeat:

    Actually I’d be a bit relieved IF this was ONLY an “Allah Akbar” moment.

    Sounds very much like a ‘hope’ (i.e. “it’s more likely to be a conspiracy, I sure hope not”).

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  7. CM

    Thank you for telling me what’s, to my chagrin, are my own thoughts. Do MY voices talk to you too?

    Love it, considering I get told what I think here on a daily basis, including by you. That’s pure GOLD dude!

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  8. CM

    Anyway, this isn’t about us. People have died, many are badly injured, we still don’t know what happened, but it seems another Truther movement is forming.

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  9. CM

    ummm how does that tweet put MALKIN on the conspiracy express? Are you retarded CM?

    Calling someone a TRUTHER is derogatory, wtf.

    You’re right, my mistake.

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  10. ilovecress

    Bill Iffrig, 78 got knocked over by the blast – and got up and finished the race:

    Iffrig saw the remnants of the bomb – a casing that looked like a coffee can, he said.

    A race official came to check on him and helped him up. Then, accompanied by the race official, Iffrig walked across the finish line.

    “I ended up second in my division,” he said. “After you’ve run 26 miles you’re not going to stop there.”

    Link

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  11. Section8

    MY, I read most of your posts, and like the commentary and comedy most of the time, but for the love of fucking God, don’t be a fruitcake on this. This wasn’t some Obama distraction. So from that end feel free to feel relieved.

    Sincerely,

    Section8

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  12. CM

    Dennis Lehane (via Facebook):

    I still haven’t processed today, but some stray observations—

    Every thought and every prayer goes out to the victims and their families and loved ones. What a senseless act of waste and violence.

    This wasn’t about Boston. This was about a global gathering of the finest runners in the world on a gorgeous spring day celebrating nothing but athleticism and a love of life itself.

    It’s hard to imagine any people more inspiring than all those people who dashed across Boylston Street within seconds of the first explosion, and rushed to the aid of the injured. Didn’t give their own safety a thought. Made me proud to be a member of the human race, which I think was the exact opposite of the effect the bomber was hoping for.

    Great job by my buddy, Dave Robichaud, questioning the official assumption that the fire at JFK Library was part of the attack. He cut down on a lot of public hysteria in one fell swoop with solid, effective journalism.

    When I watch the footage of the first explosion, I look at the Boston Public Library Main Branch across the street, and I think no matter who they turn out to be–Islamic jihadists, home grown militia, neo-Nazis, something else–what really scares them, what they truly hate, is the access to knowledge that building exemplifies.

    Lisa Hughes of WBZ 4 has been a rock throughout the coverage all day and into the night–empathetic but level-headed, humane and so sharp.

    Youngest victim is 8. Sigh. What can you do with that? If your “CAUSE” involves the death of kids, it’s not a cause, it’s a pestilence.

    So proud to be a Bostonian tonight. So brokenhearted to be one, too.

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  13. Mississippi Yankee

    WTF MY? Take that shit somewhere else.

    Like the political cartoon above suggest this isn’t an Al-Qaeda signature bombing. They go for the Big Bang but it is a Weather Underground one. There were 5 bombs BTW, two disarmed plus another at the JFK Library. These are anti-personnel bombs meant to make a statement, usually a political one.

    But perhaps you and Section 8 are right…It can’t happen here…

    Think they’ll blame white supremacist? Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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  14. CM

    Police from greater Boston towns are now coming into Boston to relieve Boston officers. Nice. I was also just reminded that Boston is a world-class medical town, so hopefully that translates into the most postive results possible for the injured.

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  15. Mississippi Yankee

    Hey Hal, didn’t you just do a post about a Weather Underground member that was recently released from jail and took up a tenured teaching position at Columbia?

    And wasn’t one of her statements to the press upon her discharge “I wish I could have done more”?

    Yet Cletus, Abdul and that guy who escaped from the jail in ‘Frants’ are “people of interest”.

    Of and CM, when you “pluck the heart strings” it just brings tears to my eyes, no really.

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  16. Mississippi Yankee

    Wow, you’re a hard man MY.

    Yes, I suppose I am.

    But I don’t seem to remember the “plucked heart strings” a short few months ago when we were discussing the Paleostinian Problem. In fact it was all but impossible to read any of your comments on that thread because you exhibited an absolute anti-Israeli, nay dare I say anti-Zionist hatred, that folks scraped almost all of your mutterings off of the bottom of their shoes. That post had to have been your personal best in regards to downvotes.

    Lets for a minute pretend that these people were not in Boston but were Israeli citizens that had just sustained another rocket attack from Gaza. After all there has been over 1400+ in just the first three and a half months of this year. Please tell me how happy you’d be to see THEM get some needed relief.

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  17. CM

    an absolute anti-Israeli, nay dare I say anti-Zionist hatred

    Not even remotely. That’s just ridiculous. I’m not blindly pro-Israel though, that’s for sure. Perhaps you need to explore that angle a little more.

    Lets for a minute pretend that these people were not in Boston but were Israeli citizens that had just sustained another rocket attack from Gaza.

    All innocent victims to senseless violence earn my sympathy, whether they are Israeli, American, or even Australian.

    These monthly summaries come nowhere close to 1400 (about 350). But whatever, it’s a shitload regardless.
    I don’t want to go comparing victims, it’s pointless. Good to know your boner is at attention though, it’s important at times like this.

    That post had to have been your personal best in regards to downvotes.

    That I get 2 downvotes for saying I was wrong about something tells you all you need to know about their value. But then perhaps you were one of them.

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  18. AlexInCT

    Fuck you, who ever did this.

    I second that.

    Also, based on recent behavior I can’t wait for some of the more craven and totalitarian members of the political class to suggest we need to pass laws creating “Bomb free zones” and demanding background checks on all bomb makers so we can again feel safe. Maybe we should also ban marathons? Because nothing says security like Leviathan stealing your rights.

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  19. Poosh

    Like the political cartoon above suggest this isn’t an Al-Qaeda signature bombing. They go for the Big Bang

    Not to suggest one knows who did this, but Al-Qaeda and the numerous other Islamist terrorist organisations who constantly try to bomb our respective countries (every year many Islamist attacks are stopped by our respective governments) are not robots that cannot move out of their programming. A marathon is an excellent target and perfectly in line with the Islamists agenda. They want to kill westerners first and foremost. They’ve bombed and planned to bomb plenty of non “big bang” targets in the past. Al-Qaeda are just one of various Islamist factions all fighting the war on terror. They evolve and change. (literally earlier yesterday a bunch of Muslims were jailed for planning attacks … news didn’t point out they were Muslims of course, just “British men” despite their pics…

    If this is an Islamist attack, whilst it’s easy to attack Obama’s hubris etc, an attack was always going to get through.

    Anyway, most of the UK media has made sure to suggest it was right-wing anti-government sorts. Why an anti-government terrorist would attack .. civilians not connected to the government is beyond me, but who knows eh?

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  20. Poosh

    I would suggest far right-wing (libertarian that would be) groups are not likely but … the insanity of Alex Jones et al are extreme. This combined with the internet, who knows eh.

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  21. Mississippi Yankee


    Jesus, CNN has pictures of the 8 y/o. HIs sister lost a leg. His mom got brain injuries. WTF?

    CNN has been screaming “right-wing extremist” since the moment it happened. These pictures will just strengthen their accusations.

    Obama’s men may not have structured this attack BUT his lap-dog media will be telling you who to blame. And all at the same time the biggest “gun control” bill is frantically trying to get 60 votes in the Senate.

    Lots and lots of coincidences associated with this Regime® over the past 5 years.

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  22. Poosh

    The damage is already done, despite the fact that there have been, at least by my counting MORE left wing acts of terrorism on US soil, it’s all “either religious extremists or right-wing anti-government extremists” … no mention of liberal terrorists, who are plentiful, at most they’re just called “domestic terrorists” … So yeah, the framing has been done as MY said.

    If this was some Obama-run eh red flag whatever, it would be a mad GUNman let lose, not a potential reminder to the American public that Obama has allowed 2 major terrorist attacks on America under his presidency.

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  23. Mississippi Yankee

    What does legalized gay marriage have to do with anything concerning this post?

    There was no video at the bottom, although I did fear the video you mentioned was going to be “your bottom”.

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  24. CM

    What does legalized gay marriage have to do with anything concerning this post?

    Heart-strings man, you’re all about the heart-strings.
    Is this just more intentional irony (the hypocrisy of making accusations against me for things you do on a daily)? ;-)

    It’s here too:
    http://youtu.be/DW4DXOAXF8U

    My bottom was out of shot. About 650km out of shot.

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  25. Mississippi Yankee

    So you’re saying that your emphasizing the compassion for the victims in Boston is exactly the same as singing Maori songs to a lesbian lawmaker?

    Our cultural differences are vast CM.

    FTR, as a Marine my heart strings are ambivalent towards gay marriage (when everyone gets a say). And also heart strings grow cold and silent when accosted by ‘comment whore’ kiwis.

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  26. CM

    And also heart strings grow cold and silent when accosted by ‘comment whore’ kiwis.

    Ah, there’s more of that intentional irony. Nice.

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