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#361 Garnet H.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 22:02

I guess I'm the only one but I feel like I'm at the end of my rope here.


You're not the only one.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 22:49

^ You guys aren't seriously giving 4chan images credence, are you?


Not any more than people concerning themselves with a man on the roof. Or the bomb sniffing dogs which apparently is news to people that this is a common thing at events. Or the idea that a middle eastern man running in the opposite direction is evidence of anything.

Also, to answer HawkMan's quesiton, I believe the red outline was to highlight the bench in the before/after shot.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:14

I am not smart enough to do detective work on the Internet myself. I'll leave it to the experts at ground zero.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:19

North Korea isn't smart enough to do something like this regardless.

We knew the Boston Marathon would pose a threat, but we didn't know to what extent. I am sure they will figure it out after all this is over.

#365 Gabe3

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:57

all i see are close up videos of the first bomb with the second in the background. wheres videos of the second? Its kinda pathetic that officials are so desperate for video and pictures, looking at peoples cell phones at the airport...? they probably are clueless.

#366 Gabe3

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:12

you fail. key words from Obama are "target civilians". the US isn't targeting civilians. if you believe they are, then put your tin foil hat on.

Obama's latest statement:


I'm quite surprised to see such a statement being made, as by that definition the US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia would also be acts of terror.



No. I stated that securing such a large area would be very difficult due to the amount of foot traffic. Even so, improved security does not have to mean an invasion of civil liberties.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:16

North Korea isn't smart enough to do something like this regardless.


Funny, my first thought was "North Korea is smarter than this".

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:19

North Korea isn't smart enough to do something like this regardless.


Thats patriotic bravado speaking.

Remember that you underestimated Vietnam.

#369 Gabe3

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:21

you don't have to be smart to do this. NK is advertising their weapons to the world right now to make some money, thats smarter than whoever did this. NK knows if they did this, US would eventually find out and NK would be no more.

North Korea isn't smart enough to do something like this regardless.

We knew the Boston Marathon would pose a threat, but we didn't know to what extent. I am sure they will figure it out after all this is over.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:30

WARNING: These are very graphic and disturbing photos of the bombing.

http://www.huffingto...4#slide=2340778

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:47

WARNING: These are very graphic and disturbing photos of the bombing.

http://www.huffingto...4#slide=2340778


Don't we have enough of these in this thread?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:55

Its very sad that this **** has to happen in a modern society. Why cant people just get along??? I hate having to look over my shoulder when i go to the city but you have no choice. There are animals out there trying to hurt everyone. :cry:

#373 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:34

you fail. key words from Obama are "target civilians". the US isn't targeting civilians. if you believe they are, then put your tin foil hat on.


NYTimes: "British and Pakistani journalists said Sunday that the C.I.A.’s drone strikes on suspected militants in Pakistan have repeatedly targeted rescuers who responded to the scene of a strike, as well as mourners at subsequent funerals."

There's no tin foil hat involved. It is well documented that the US is targeting civilians in drone strikes. The horrific injuries and fatalities inflicted by the Boston Marathon Bombing are no different to the drone strikes targeting innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. When you think about how much people in the US despite those responsible for the bombing, that's how much people in those countries hate the US.

It's so depressing. :(

#374 Gabe3

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:52

I read the rest of the story. its not really credible:

"The bureau’s findings are based on interviews with witnesses to strikes in Pakistan’s rugged tribal area, where reporting is often dangerous and difficult. American officials have questioned the accuracy of such claims, asserting that accounts might be concocted by militants or falsely confirmed by residents who fear retaliation."

thats still too many civilians dead. you could look at it a couple different ways. terrorists need to die, if civilians have to die then so be it. they hide near civilians cause they are cowards or if theres civilians arounds then call the strike off, but you won't be killing any terrorists.

the statement in your signature is still questionable since the source about attacking rescuers and funerals isn't credible.

NYTimes: "British and Pakistani journalists said Sunday that the C.I.A.’s drone strikes on suspected militants in Pakistan have repeatedly targeted rescuers who responded to the scene of a strike, as well as mourners at subsequent funerals."

There's no tin foil hat involved. It is well documented that the US is targeting civilians in drone strikes. The horrific injuries and fatalities inflicted by the Boston Marathon Bombing are no different to the drone strikes targeting innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. When you think about how much people in the US despite those responsible for the bombing, that's how much people in those countries hate the US.

It's so depressing. :(



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:16

thats still too many civilians dead. you could look at it a couple different ways. terrorists need to die, if civilians have to die then so be it. they hide near civilians cause they are cowards or if theres civilians arounds then call the strike off, but you won't be killing any terrorists.

the statement in your signature is still questionable since the source about attacking rescuers and funerals isn't credible.


That's far from the only source - it was simply the first one to hand. There was a documentary covering it, where drone operators admitted they target vehicles with unknown people inside and monitor the strike site for hours afterwards to determine whether to conduct a secondary strike. The evidence is out there, though I really wish I knew what the documentary I watched was called - it might have been Attack Of The Drones (though it's worth watching regardless). Any way you look at it, the US has killed hundreds of innocent civilians in drone strikes and that dwarves the THREE people killed in the Boston Marathon Bombing.

terrorists need to die, if civilians have to die then so be it. they hide near civilians cause they are cowards or if theres civilians arounds then call the strike off, but you won't be killing any terrorists.


It's exactly that sort of attitude that's responsible for hatred directed at the US. As I've said many times in various topics, the US wouldn't tolerate Mexico sending drones into the US to take out wanted criminals but that also take out innocent civilians. It's the hypocrisy of the situation that irritates me most.