Aftermath To Explosions At The Boston Marathon

Submitted by: fancylad 3 years ago

The aftermath of the two explosions at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
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Female 2,691
I haven`t been able to sleep since this carnage.All could think was,find the POS responsible.
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Male 1,745
@HG I read there were medical tents nearby tended by individuals experienced treating such injuries from the wars. Had they not been there, the death toll would have been much greater, because they would have bled until they were taken to hospitals. So I think the response was just excellent. But who knows of the perp was that calculating...
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Male 7,907
Do you guys think they were intentionally trying to maim instead of kill?

I mean if you are trying to kill people with a bomb and you put two in areas that densely populated and you only kill 3 people you either aren`t trying to kill people or you suck at bomb making.

I don`t mean to sound callous using the word "only" as even one life lost is precious and serious. I just am speaking logistically.
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Male 36,374
I agree @WhoDat: They were -comparatively- small IEDs. Still much larger than I`d ever wish to encounter...

So that`s "Thing #2" to be glad about: They were small and primitive, and if one was in a trashcan it was "poorly placed" indeed.
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Male 3,445
Here`s some more info on the devices:

"The explosives used in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing were contained in 6-liter pressure cookers and hidden in black duffel bags on the ground, a person briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

One of the explosives contained shards of metal and ball bearings, and another contained nails, the person said."

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Male 3,445
Got it.
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Male 3,909
@FoolsPrussia - That`s what they were saying yesterday, just a few minutes I saw something about a pressure cooker filled with nails & ball bearings.

Shrapnel like nails & ball bearings can still shoot out and take out legs if the blast is contained in something like a metal trash can because it isn`t strong enough to contain the whole thing like the containers bomb squads use. A good portion of the concussion would still be directed up, think of it as the path of least resistance.
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Male 3,445
My understanding is that a lot of the injuries were to the lower extremities, which makes it seem unlikely that the blast went straight up. Where did you guys hear about it being in a trashcan?
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Male 3,909
@CrakrJak - I know quite a bit about how explosives/explosions work, the shockwave is a good indication of what you`re dealing with when it comes to these kinds of things. The reason the death toll wasn`t high is simply because the bombs were small, weak and poorly placed, most likely by someone who didn`t know a whole lot about explosives.

If it was in a trash can like we`ve heard, that`s a horrible spot to put a small bomb because most of the energy is directed up and out the top of the container. Of course you`re going to have bad injuries to anyone in close proximity but if higher grade explosives were used the people who lost a limb that were right next to the bomb when it went off would have been blown to bits. No amount of emergency personnel on site could have been able to prevent their deaths, which is the point of my reply to 5Cats` comment about there being so few deaths.
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Male 883
I`m with you @gerry. If I hear Diane Sawyer one more time talk about how interesting it is to hear them talk about the tragedy with a Boston accent...
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Male 37,888

I`m already sick to death of the stupid, uninformative, unending news coverage.

Yeah, I want to be updated, but meanwhile in the rest of the world....! They have nothing new to tell you but will talk 24 hours non stop telling you that little bit of nothing.
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Male 36,374
@WhoDat: Of course they weren`t "Iraqi-Sized" IEDs, one guy (apparently) carried them.
He put one in a heavy garbage container, which seems to have directed most of the force straight up!
So yeah, it could be a "lone nut", again...
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Male 14,330
3 dead 17 in crit condition and 144 injured.
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Male 17,512
whodat: Claymore mines don`t look all that impressive, explosion wise, either but they do a lot of damage because of the ball bearings. There are reports these bombs had ball bearings, for shrapnel, as well.

Even a small hand grenade can kill and maim many people, so don`t judge a bomb by it`s boom. Hundreds of people were injured here and reports are over a dozen people had limb amputations as a result. 20 trauma surgeons were called in to the hospitals and there are many surgeries scheduled this morning and tomorrow to treat the wounded.
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Male 808
First off, I hope they catch the perps of this and hang them...

Question though (sort of on/off topic)-Who pays for the medical in a situation like this? Does your medical bills just pile up as treatment goes on?
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Male 1,204
This is so frelled up. I went to Berklee College of Music, which is just a few blocks away from the scene. We used to walk down to watch the finish. What made this really bad, is that Patriots` Day is a state holiday, so lots of kids were there. Makes me wish I believed in hell so that these dratters could suffer for eternity.
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Male 3,909
"TONS of trained medics right there! @WhoDat: That`s the reason there`s so few deaths. Another 2-3 minutes and it would have been much higher."

I disagree with that, there weren`t many deaths because the bombs sucked. From what I saw on those video`s, judging by the shockwave that didn`t even fully knock over those temporary fences that were maybe 10ft from the blast, that sh*t was WEAK. I`ve seen shockwave`s from IED`s flip vehicles that were more than 10ft away.

From CNN:

"A federal law enforcement official told CNN that both bombs were small, and initial tests showed no C-4 or other high grade explosive material, suggesting that the packages used in the attack were crude explosive devices."
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Male 3,445
"So the third bomb was "unrelated"? That`s truly weird. Unless it was an explosion, not a "bomb"... "

I read something about it being a fire. In the midst of the panic, people may have just assumed it was connected.
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Male 36,374
So the third bomb was "unrelated"? That`s truly weird. Unless it was an explosion, not a "bomb"...

We`ll find out a lot more tomorrow, the "talking heads" are just repeating what little they know, there`s not much else to do.

The only "good thing" is that there were TONS of trained medics right there! @WhoDat: That`s the reason there`s so few deaths. Another 2-3 minutes and it would have been much higher.

They`re saying the bombs were powerful, and packed with ball bearings to cause mass casualties. If it isn`t a terrorist group behind it I`ll be shocked.

NOT "Muslims terrorists"!! It really could be anybody at this point. The "person of interest" is just that, someone being questioned. Or 3 people.
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Male 17,512
Corydoras: Your jump to a conclusion makes Evel Kneivel`s Snake Canyon jump look like child`s play.

They have a Saudi national in custody because he was seen running from the scene before the explosions.

Even knowing that fact, it would be completely irresponsible to start laying blame just yet. Let the investigators do their job.

And while they are at it, crawl back under your bridge.
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Male 2,549
Maybe it was someone intent on symbolically and flimsily reenacting the battles of Lexington and Concord.

I mean, the concept is rife with whimsy but say that it did have something to do with the firearm lobby. What were the redcoats trying to do? Disarm the colonials. Maybe this was intended to be `the shot that was heard around the world` which heralded the American Revolutionary War.

Anyway...I have no clue...and now I just feel stupid for mumbling on.

Though, I don`t think that the nutters doing the job would much care if there was another political faction involved because...they`re nutters who injured a bunch of people and kill indiscriminately.
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Male 1,053
"...and civil war means to kill civilians"

civil war: noun
a war between political factions or regions within the same country.

Stay in school, kid...
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Male 6,227
I`m not speculating as to who`s responsible. I can think of half a dozen actors who could have been behind this and I have no hidden suspicions as to who it might be. I JUST WANT WHOEVER IT WAS TO BE APPREHENDED QUICKLY AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE. I`m a runner and I`m furious and sickened. The only good news is that CNN`s reporting suggests that law enforcement are pretty confident that they have enough to go on--whatever that may be--video? witnesses? forensics? fingerprints on an unexploded device?--that they`ll be able to figure this out pretty quickly.
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Male 642
it was the gun lobby, they said all the time they want to go to civil warm and civil war means to kill civilians
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Male 568
All that clanking metal was aggravating...
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Male 373
Lots of UK mean persons talking about how this is deserved because of big support in Boston for Noraid years ago.

Gets right on my tits, drating Brits think they`re innocent victims, but everyone else has it coming.
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Male 10,845
[quote]JFK library was caused by a bomb[/quote] They already ruled that incident to be unrelated.
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Male 36,374
@97e4ad: Riiiight, the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy strikes again!

I was so hoping we could keep politics out of it.

MSNBC`s Chris Matthews and his guest, a Democrat Representative both speculated IMMEDIATLY it was "tax-day related".

A Round Up Of Media Mistakes Where not only did they blame "the right" immediately, but it was later found to be the opposite...

Meanwhile: A "person of interest" (ie: a suspect) is from... Saudi Arabia. Apparently there`s surveillance camera footage of him placing a bomb...
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Male 37,888

The news is reporting an 8 year old kid is one of the dead.

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Male 335
Thats not a bomb....its a firecracker. Meh.
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Male 145
@97e4ad... Or maybe we will find out it is Obama`s old buddy Bill Ayers.... STFU you F^$KING hypocrite.
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Male 2,549
So crazy...on Patriot`s Day...though it`s presently unclear if the JFK library was caused by a bomb. I fear and long for further developments.
Destruction is so easy but the patience and effort that an athlete or author places in their pursuit is so rare.
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Female 322
I smell another Unibomber. Let`s hope it doesn`t take as long to find this one.
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Male 3,909
"Anyone admitted this yet??"

Nope, that`s why I don`t think it was a Muslim terrorist organization, they would have taken credit for it by now. It could have been anyone, probably some douchebag who wanted cause chaos & get famous.
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Male 6,227
Like all acts of terrorism, this is so idiotic and evil I have a hard time mentally processing it. Make a statement by killing . . . recreational runners? Let`s show the world by maiming marathoners. Yeah, that`ll send a message--errr, no it won`t. It`s just sick.
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Male 13,624
My thoughts go to the injured and the ones who didn`t make it
damn this world is fecked up
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Male 13,624
Anyone admitted this yet??
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Male 47
The JFK library was also attacked.
My prediction: Just like Oklahoma City, the Muslims will get blamed first, and later we`ll find out it`s just right-wing american terrorists. Thanks, Fox.
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Male 5,005
Male 37,888

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Male 6,227
@Whodat: I think you`re right. I`ve also read that the photos of the explosions and the resulting smoke are indicating that black powder was used and not a plastic C-4 type (aka, military-grade) explosive.

My condolences to the dead and injured--a horrible and senseless act of violence.
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Male 3,909
They`re saying 86+ injured, a few missing limbs, burns & broken bones, 2 dead. That tells me whoever did this is an amateur, given the amount of people there and size of the event it could have been a hell of a lot worse.
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Male 335
Meh.
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Male 19,840
Link: Aftermath To Explosions At The Boston Marathon [Rate Link] - The aftermath of the two explosions at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
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