Boston Marathon Bombed

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Caradoc, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The one that died was wearing a suicide vest. The survivor is likely wearing one as well, plus they had a lot of explosives in their vehicle.

    They are trying to avoid providing soft targets for a likely suicide bomber. They have lightened up somewhat, e.g. allowing taxi service, while trying to prevent gatherings of people that would provide a convenient target.

    Contrast this with the cowboys-in-action that we saw in L.A. & San Bernardino Counties when the ex-cop went on a rampage. The police in the Boston area seem to be much better managed.
  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I don't think they were looking to get out of this alive. They were going to keep on causing havoc until they got caught. One stupid thing was robbing that convenience store......why?

    One or two commentators last night suggested that perhaps the FBI made things worse by releasing their pictures yesterday. Apparently, the FBI already knew who they were before the photos were released. However, is that true? Who knows for sure.
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I take it your local tv stations are not showing continuous coverage. The family has been here for many years. High school classmates of the one on the loose have been interviewed and they say he was a great kid in high school with lots of friends.

    It is now being assumed that there are other accomplishes. Police are at their sister's house in West New York, NJ, although she is not a suspect.
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Listened to the BPD scanner for hours last night. Impressive and organized.

    Following some of this online. Here since at least 2009, father in Russia. Girlfriend converted to Islam recently. Good comments from the uncle here. Allah channel and (Chechen jihadist) Terrorists on his YouTube playlist, within the last six months:
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I don't watch TV. The closest I come are a couple local stations' web sites (and one is about to be visited a lot less if they don't quit harassing visitors with "like us on Facebook" popups).

    The one kid received some significant college scholarships. As I said, there's a lot more of this story to come out, and we really don't need the FBI or other police to be supplying words to fill in the blanks.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Sister in WNY, NJ says they are both very smart.

    Allegedly 9,000 LE and military are in the area.
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    The uncle was quite impressive and passionate.
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  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The uncle:
    For angry young men, the world's tiniest violin...
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    People praising DHS for militarizing LE.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But at least they now have enough ammo on order to get our attention!
  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    And speaking of ammo, lots of shots went wild last night as homes/cars are riddled with bullet holes. Cars I can understand, but 3rd floor apartments?
  12. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    :rolleyes: x 1,000
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From here:

    A woman who described herself as a friend of Ailina Tsarnaev described a different relationship between the woman and the elder brother.

    Vicki Colon, of Passaic, said the woman feared him because "he used to beat her."
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    & from here:

    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal arrest and/or conviction and the other was granted American citizenship on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless could have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence arrest and conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev but evidently didn’t feel he represented a big enough threat.

    Other reporting confirms Tsarnaev’s arrest for domestic violence but we’re seeking conrfirmation of a conviction. Nevertheless he would have been subject to removal for the arrest itself.
  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I disagree. take a look at these pictures:

    Home of the brave, my *ss. One guy, and the whole town goes dark. Incredible. This is just setting a precedent for any future disturbances. That is all this is.

    complete and utter b*sh*t

    this is what martial law is going to look like, in the beginning. everyone meekly obeying.
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    & also from here:

    Crime Date/Time​
    Crime Type​
    Crime Address​
    Crime Description​
    01:05 PM Assault 400 BLOCK OF NORFOLK STREET #3,BOSTON Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 22, was arrested for Domestic A&B after assaulting his girlfriend.
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We'll have to agree to disagree. If you know you're dealing with a bomber who seeks out crowds, this seems quite prudent to me.
  18. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Was wondering about this - to what extent are they doing it? I mean, I see reports of people being "asked" or "advised" to stay indoors, but...if I lived in Boston and decided to willingly risk my safety to go for a walk, what then?
  19. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  20. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I can understand a hard perimeter in Watertown, but that's it. Like Mike, I don't see the wall-to-wall TV of this. My impressions of the police were based on the most rivetting few hours of live audio I've ever listened to, with a very fluid situation, stolen vehicles, live fire, officers down, explosions, and nighttime searching. They were not panicking on the radio. Seeing nothing, I was impressed.
    I also object to completely closing a Metro area down. In TX, a factory was a bomb, leveled a neighborhood, killed an unknown number. :td: A little zoning, a few precautions--no, that would be an infringement on property rights. :rolleyes: Where were more killed? At some point Watertown is declared clear, they accept the perimeter was blown, and the perp will be found anyway.
    I hope he's taken alive for info on the radicalization/etc. The economic cost to Boston/ians, as well as any conditioning by way of an all-metro lock-down, are not acceptable in my view. Especially if this is for one dude.

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