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    the UK is getting reports about the awful thing that happened yesterday in Boston,my sympathy to all.
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    We just saw that too on TV, Ivy. I just don't understand the senseless hate happening in the world. You have a gripe about something? So kill innocent people?


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    i don't understand it either,we're living in very worrying times.
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    The strange thing, as far as I know, is that nobody, or group, has come forward to claim responsibility. I would have thought that if was a recognised terrorist group they would have let people know to gain as much publicity as possible. If it was a single perpetrator you would expect only one explosion but here was two. I expect time will tell.
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    yes and hopefully the perpetrators will be brought to justice,just hearing that some Britts were caught up in too.
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    Al Qaeda didnt actually admit responsibility for 9/11 until about 3 weeks after the fact, even though we all knew who did it. These psychos are going to end up forcing the western nations to go to a surveillance society.
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    At this point, the cops aren't indicating whether it's domestic or foreign terrorism, because they don't know and they're not assuming.

    Remember, we've had homegrown terrorists like Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, and Eric Rudolph, and the Unabomber, so don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. The world is full of psychos, unfortunately.
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    Our prayers are with Americans!
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    Or . . .

    Perhaps they are learning not to brag.

    Bombers that strike and remain quiet must bother the officials more than those that strike and brag, leaving open the possibility that the investigators will gather onne more small bit of evidence. If I were a bomber, I would remain quiet and do it again. The boston tradegy--although gross and horrid--could have been made much worse if a bomb or bombs were detonated in front of those fleeing the scene or perhaps an hour later.

    Very sad day indeed, but we will always have these problems. My fear is they will get much worse in scale.

    That said, according to some statistics (perhaps the FBI stats on violent crime) violent crime is on the decrease. We tend to think the country is awash in violent crime because the same story is repeated so often, that is all we hear about.

    I am waiting for the over reaction, if there can be such a thing.
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    Last night, I listened to a few "experts" talking about the devices were (possibly) encased in pressure cookers. Also reported was the fact that you can learn how to make bombs in pressure cookers by asking Mr. Google, as well as the fact that the FBI (or other group) actually teaches their students about pressure cooker bombs.
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    And the problem is those groups taking responsibility for acts they did not do. So much data and crap to filter, the investigators have a tough job to do.
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    And virtually instantaneous results are expected these days.

    On the news now, there are reports of a possible perpetrator identified on CCTV. Then a circuit board had been salvaged from one of the bombs.

    What a sad day it was.

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    Breaking news is that an arrest has been made......

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    Sky News claim an arrest has been made and that a suspect is to appear in court. No further details known.
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    No arrest yet. Bad information spread, looks like. I'd rather cops do their jobs methodically and get things right.
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    The news tonight is a big explosion in Texas. I wonder if it's an accident, bad maintenance or, long shot, terrorism.
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    According to BBC News it occurred at a fertiliser plant in a town called West, near Waco TX. Check this link for the story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22195495

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    Yes, I've read a bunch of accounts.

    The Oklahoma City bombing was done with fertilizer -- potent stuff.

    The Branch Davidian standoff was in Waco, by the way, and the Oklahoma City bombing was revenge for the US government handling of the standoff.
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    That type of bomb has a bigger blast effect. It was a favourite technique used by the Provisionals during their UK mainland campaign. The first intention of the terrorist is to disrupt, the second, to kill. A second device or IED (improvised explosive device) would be placed nearby, this would be to catch out any emergency services responding. A coded warning used to be given, which, if we are to believe reports, was not given in the Boston incident.

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    Sky reporting on a shoot out and explosions heard after a cop was shot dead on the MIT campus after attending a disturbance. Do not know if it is linked to the Boston marathon bombing but reported that FBI and Homeland Security at the scene. Apparently two scenes, Cambridge & Watertown. One in custody in an ambulance being questioned by FBI. Again, it would be too soon to link all the incidents but the FBI has widened the scene saying there is a danger of further explosions (significant). I am sure all will come out in the wash but what can be said is the authorities in the US have acted swiftly. It is heartening to see the amount of resources which are available to them.
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