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    A horrible heinous act of cowardice my thoughts and prayers are with the victim.
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    News says the bombs were off-the-shelf kitchen pressure cookers packed full of explosive powder and shrapnel.

    ME terrorists would likely have resorted to suicide bombings, while these were planted and detonated possibly while the person was well away. As much as we can hope this is an isolated incident, the idea of more going off is... well, it's a big country to police and scour for bombs.

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    Please keep in mind that political post need to be made in the tar swamp. I understand this is a delicate situation, but please let's not try to focus on the politics surrounding this event.
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    Apparently a suspect has been arrested. Some video surveillance from Lord & Taylor showed the suspect placing what looks to be the duffle bag at the second bomb site.

    EDIT: Now they're saying no arrest, but everything else (suspect in video surveillance and pictures) still applies.
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    As with any big story, the networks and papers are rushing to anything that looks like a scoop. I saw a Vanity Fair piece on the New York Post's initial story, and it pointed to the things the Post got right:
    The marathon was in Boston.
    Boston was spelled correctly.
    The mayor and governor were identified correctly.
    The people in the race were called "runners."

    The point they were making is that the majority of what we hear in the first days is going to be wrong. A memeber of a House committe told reporters two other unexploded devices had been found; there were none. The web was alight with people screaming for closing our borders when the media said the apartment of a Saudi had been searched; last I heard, he was cleared of any connection. THen there was a suspect in custody, even though there wasn't.

    It's going to take a while to actually get the facts straight, and the media has the patience of a 2 year old, so about 90% of what we hear for the next few weeks is probably gong to be inacurate, to say the least.
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    The FBI Briefing is happening in a few minutes.

    EDIT

    Video of the two suspects.



    Still photos can be found here:

    http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-i...ions-in-boston
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    the general public can be more violent than anything these cowards can think up. maybe we should lock them up with a room of about ten people. if they escape with their head, they get to live.
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    Watertown and surrounding areas are on lockdown.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/us...-bombings.html
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    Suspect #1 was killed in a police shootout this morning, #2 is still on the run.

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    THey named one of the brothers before I left for work, and I was stunned that the name looked Russian, of all things. THey've finally stated they are indeed from Russia, around Chechnya, but may have lived in Turkey before coming to the US. Again, this is "some reports say," so take it with a huge grain of salt.
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    The brothers are Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Older brother who was mortally wounded was 26. Younger brother at large is 19.

    Allegedly this is the older brother's Amazon Wish List:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/re...=1PNVMAW2D4CT1
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    One report said the brother who was killed was 20, and was run over. Another says he was shot and is 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott metzger View Post
    One report said the brother who was killed was 20, and was run over. Another says he was shot and is 26.
    My understanding is that one of the brothers (presumably the younger one) ran over the other brother to escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    The brothers are Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Older brother who was mortally wounded was 26. Younger brother at large is 19.
    isn't it interesting how putin offered to help with this one? What does he know?
    Also interesting how some of my friends on FB are complaining about due process. You shoot at police, you run someone over, and throw explosives at people, then worried about due process? Give me a time machine, I wanna go back to the 80s when people where less crazy.
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    It makes a person wonder, were they two individuals who decided to just do this, or were they sleeper agents for a major group?

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    Wily Coyote Ref on NBC....yeah..reporters have been up all night too
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    SPOILERS!


    I'm glad one of them died and one was captured.


    There is a post death photo of the first suspect. I saw it on Reddit. Very nasty. He got what he had coming to him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeologyMule View Post
    SPOILERS!


    I'm glad one of them died and one was captured.


    There is a post death photo of the first suspect. I saw it on Reddit. Very nasty. He got what he had coming to him.


    I haven't been this glued to a tv/news story since 9/11
    I wish there was a way to block those types of things. I didn't need to see that sitting in a dark room with lightning outside my window!
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    It's too bad the FBI didn't find anything suspicious 2 years earlier, when the Russian government requested that Tamerlan be investigated for suspected ties to an extremist group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
    It's too bad the FBI didn't find anything suspicious 2 years earlier, when the Russian government requested that Tamerlan be investigated for suspected ties to an extremist group.
    Yeah, that is awful
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    Yeah, that is awful
    So,
    Two suspects, Two bombs being carried by one each. Where is the third suspect that dropped off the one the police detonated? And wasn't there a fourth one found, or was that un confirmed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    So,
    Two suspects, Two bombs being carried by one each. Where is the third suspect that dropped off the one the police detonated? And wasn't there a fourth one found, or was that un confirmed?
    I thought that was misinformation. Like Zooey Deshanel being one of the suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    So,
    Two suspects, Two bombs being carried by one each. Where is the third suspect that dropped off the one the police detonated? And wasn't there a fourth one found, or was that un confirmed?
    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    I thought that was misinformation. Like Zooey Deshanel being one of the suspect.
    Yes, that was misinformation. There were only 2 suspects and only 2 pressure cooker bombs. No undetonated bombs were found.
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