Two explosions at Boston Marathon finish line injure dozens: reports


darkbeaver
#91
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Well, this went in a unexpected direction.

Crowd bombings are always wedge issues mechanized. Instant them that do and them that don't. Then you can have a dance. Hear the beat, boom boom boom boomboom.
 
coldstream
+1
#92
There seems no value in an act of terror unless you frame it in political terms.. and take credit for it, put out a manifesto justifying it.. and accept the consequences. Otherwise you are just putting in a call for murder, maiming and mayhem for no reason.. and casting yourself as cowards and fools.
Last edited by coldstream; Apr 16th, 2013 at 12:55 PM..
 
Blackleaf
-1
#93
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Restores my faith in most of the British people. They aren't all hateful pigs...

"Peoples comments on here astound me. Why are people trying to score points over this. Whatever nationality you are, its disgusting what has happened. An 8 year old boy died for godsake!!! Did he fund the IRA and deserve to die, no he did not!!! Some of your comments are dispicable. To all the American people, please do not think that all people from the UK are heartless like this, because we are not. R.I.P to the people who have tragically lost their lives and my thoughts are with everyone involved in this.


- Fenners, London, 16/4/2013 11:42"




I'd post the link but it contains many gruesome photos. It came from "Mail Online".

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.
 
petros
+4
#94
Anyone who funds terrorism is an azzhole.
 
Cannuck
#95
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I missed that statement. Can you quote it?

Going once. Going twice.....
 
petros
+2
#96
What do those in Northern Ireland think?

BBC News - Northern Ireland people tell of Boston bomb ordeals

People from Northern Ireland have been describing their ordeals as they were caught up in Boston's Marathon Day bombing.

Three people have been killed and more than 100 injured in the blasts.

The FBI described it as a "potential terrorist inquiry".

Former boxing world champion Eamon Loughran, from Ballymena, County Antrim was in Boston for the marathon. He said he prayed for three hours as he waited to find out if his wife was safe.

Mr Loughran had arranged to meet his wife, Angela, by the flags at the finish line, exactly where the first device exploded.

He said he went back to his hotel, and said they both burst out crying when she walked through the door several hours later.

Former Ireland correspondent of the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen, said the father of a young boy who died in the blasts, had just finished the race.

"When he finished the race his young son left the sidewalk, he went on to Boylston Street and hugged his dad and then he went back on the sidewalk and his father went on to register his time," he said.

"The bomb exploded, the boy was killed, his mother was severely injured."

Mr Cullen said he knew a firefighter who picked up the dead boy's sister.

"My friend the firefighter picked the girl up and carried her to an ambulance," he added.

"He said that when he put her down he realised her leg was missing.

"He is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and he told me what he saw today was worse than anything he saw in a warzone."

James McDaid from Coleraine is a surgeon at the main hospital in Boston - Massachusetts General.

"Earlier on things were on high alert but now it seems things are settling down a little and the number of casualties is relatively manageable," he said.

"A couple of hours ago it was real pandemonium here, non-stop sirens, police and ambulances all around the place, but now I hear a siren once every five or 10 minutes.

"The emergency room has been very busy. I saw 20 or 30 ambulances go by, but with regard to exactly how many casualties came to Massachusetts I'm not quite sure. I have heard reports of 20, 30 or 40 in that region."

A command centre was set up at the hospital in the aftermath of the bombings.

"People have been very emotionally charged," Mr McDaid added.

"A number of people have been contacting their loved ones to make sure they are ok.

"I called my wife to make sure she was ok, with the kids at home.

"Being from Northern Ireland bombs are something that will never be commonplace, but it is something that we are perhaps somewhat familiar with whereas here in Boston it is something that really is alien to people and it brings back echoes of 9/11 in New York, so people are upset about it in the hospital."

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Panic
Newry man Sean Smith was among those who took part in the marathon.

"I went with Sports Travel International, I was running the marathon for my local charity, the Southern Area Hospice," he said.

He added: "It's a wee bit chaotic at the minute to be quite honest, there's a lot of people quite worried about their loved ones."

Bangor man Stephen Purdy said he did not know there had been any explosions until he phoned his wife after completing the marathon.

"I just went back to the hostel and got showered and changed and phoned my wife - she was in tears and my son answered," he said.

"She was just so glad to hear from me, she told me then there had been an explosion.

"So it is a bit of a shock."
Security
The first explosion came at about 14:50 local time (18:50 GMT) on the north side of Boylston Street, about two hours after the winners crossed the line.

Then seconds later, a second explosion ripped into the crowd further away from the finishing line.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said the Irish Consulate in Boston was in contact with the city's authorities to establish whether any Irish people have been injured in the explosions.

According to the official Boston Marathon website, 50 competitors listed Ireland as their country of residence, and 108 listed Ireland as their country of citizenship.

The department has advised anyone who is concerned to contact them.

About 375 Britons were listed as taking part, but there has no been no confirmation of any British casualties.
 
karrie
+1
#97
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.

finally, you stop hiding behind your wording.
 
petros
#98
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

finally, you stop hiding behind your wording.

It's easier to get out the roller and paint everything/everyone the same colour.
 
Goober
+1
#99
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I missed that statement. Can you quote it?

Open your good eye. It is there. Then continue with your trolling.

Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.

Cannuck - Just for you
 
karrie
+1
#100
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's easier to get out the roller and paint everything/everyone the same colour.

I suppose hey?
 
EagleSmack
#101
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.



From your own people no less. Not directed at me.

Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

finally, you stop hiding behind your wording.

He did didn't he. Not much about irony when his own countrymen are pointing out what people like BL are really about.

"Peoples comments on here astound me. Why are people trying to score points over this. Whatever nationality you are, its disgusting what has happened. An 8 year old boy died for godsake!!! Did he fund the IRA and deserve to die, no he did not!!! Some of your comments are dispicable. To all the American people, please do not think that all people from the UK are heartless like this, because we are not. R.I.P to the people who have tragically lost their lives and my thoughts are with everyone involved in this.


- Fenners, London, 16/4/2013 11:42"

Here he is talking about BL.

Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post


Cannuck - Just for you

And here he was expecting BL to stick to the script. The smart people in here knew BL wouldn't be able to mask his true feelings on this.
 
mentalfloss
#102
Not to downplay this, but is it much different than that douche that shot up a bunch of people at the Batman screening?

In terms of the casualties that is.
 
petros
+1
#103
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Not to downplay this, but is it much different than that douche that shot up a bunch of people at the Batman screening?

In terms of the casualties that is.

The douche, the whole douche and nothing but the douche.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#104
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.

And all Bostonians funded terrorism? Most probably didn't even know the company you mention existed.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+2
#105
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Don't worry, Obama said the perps will be caught and held accountable. Hopefully they'll catch them as quickly as they caught the Benghazi attackers and give them the same punishment.

Y'know, Wally, you using this attack to ride your hate-Obama hobbyhorse is less disgusting than Blackleaf chortling gleefully over the dead and wounded.

A little less.
 
L Gilbert
+1
#106
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

There'll be lots of people in Britain looking with glee at a city which funded the IRA suffering from an IRA-like attack.

Now Bostonians know what the people of Britain had to put up with for many years - rather than an isolated attack like Boston - by a terror organisation which they funded.

Kind of a gobshyte, aren't ya? Same for anyone who finds glee over death of kids and whomever else.
 
Goober
#107
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Not to downplay this, but is it much different than that douche that shot up a bunch of people at the Batman screening?

In terms of the casualties that is.

Depends upon if it was a loner. Was it or was it not? Was it a group? Don't know - Could it have been a terror attack- Yes - We all have to wait to find that out. So yes it could be different than the Batman murders.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#108
Either way, if it's up to me, they'll all ride the lightning.
 
Zipperfish
#109
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

So am I. I repeat, you're a sick motherhumper. How do you feel about Liverpool? .

Not so good. Suarez is a bright spot.


...sorry
 
L Gilbert
#110
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I'm afraid i'm going to say it again:

How am I wrong in stating that it's ironic that a city which funded the IRA is hit by an IRA-like attack? I'm not wrong. It is ironic. No amount of silly posts can deny that. It's extremely ironic that Boston is the victim of a terrorist attack.

I must have missed the news that said the IRA are responsible for the bombing.
Another thing, if England hadn't laid claim to all the real estate in sight in the Isles in the first place, the IRA wouldn't have started up in 1919 in the War of Independence. Not everyone on the planet wanted to be a sheepshagger.
Last edited by L Gilbert; Apr 16th, 2013 at 04:11 PM..
 
petros
#111
It was the Tea Party(baggers).

It's why they chose Boston.

The Boston Tea Party of lore was after all an act of terrorism against the State.
 
Goober
+4
#112
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.

Tell me how an 8 year old is guilty, so guilty in your mind that they should be murdered at age 8. Can ya splain that.

Just another hater is all you are. You are no different than those that planted the bombs. They did not care who they killed- you see those killed in Boston as getting even. No difference.
And by God we will remember.
 
petros
#113
Sports fans who've deep ended.
 
Zipperfish
+6
#114
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Can anyone tell me what I'm saying wrong?

Sure, more than happy to step up tothe plate..errr...ummm..wicket.

You're wrong.

The 8-year old who was killed yesterday probably could not have told you what IRA stood for. He was probably more concerned with downloading a new mod for Minecraft, or looking forward to his mum buying him an ice cream later.

Cripes, I've been here three days and one guy says Pierre Trudeau was worse than Clifford Olsen, and another sez an 8 year old deserved to get fragged. WTF is the matter with some people, seriously.
 
Cannuck
#115
Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post

Cannuck - Just for you

Nice try but FAIL! Try and keep up with the conversation N'kay

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

And here he was expecting BL to stick to the script. The smart people in here knew BL wouldn't be able to mask his true feelings on this.

\

I don't really care what his true feelings are. What he has been saying is correct.
 
petros
+1
#116
Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

Sure, more than happy to step up tothe plate..errr...ummm..wicket.

PSST It's queue up.
 
Goober
#117
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Nice try but FAIL! Try and keep up with the conversation N'kay

\

I don't really care what his true feelings are. What he has been saying is correct.

Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The heartless people are the Bostonians who funded terrorism.

Now they know what it feels like.

No fail on my part.
So these people deserved to die as some in Boston raised money for the IRA?
Last edited by Goober; Apr 16th, 2013 at 04:39 PM..
 
Cannuck
#118
Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post

So these people deserved to die as some in Boston raised money for the IRA?

That's not what he said. Nice try though.
 
Goober
#119
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

That's not what he said. Nice try though.

Read his posts- You are right and everyone else is wrong. Some things never change.
I will be glad when golf season finally arrives.
 
Cannuck
#120
Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post

Read his posts- You are right and everyone else is wrong. Some things never change.
I will be glad when golf season finally arrives.


I have read his posts. He says many Brits see irony in the fact that Boston has felt the sting of terrorism given the fact that it was a hotbed of fundraising for the IRA. He is correct. If you or anybody else disagrees then yes, you are wrong.
 

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