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What do you think about the Boston Bombings?

  1. moneyfairy profile image63
    moneyfairyposted 3 years ago

    Do you think it was an inside job(meaning someone from the USA) or a foreign terrorist?

    1. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder if it was another person like in the movie theater massacre? Just crazy or crazy for attention or something political from a terrorist who hates the USA?

      1. moneyfairy profile image63
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    There has just been an arrest of a person video-taped planting one of the bombs. So I suspect there will be a lot more information about who and why soon.

    1. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Oh good! I'll have to check the news out later when I get home. Thanks for that!

  3. Clint Ward profile image60
    Clint Wardposted 3 years ago

    No arrest has been made according to Boston PD.

    1. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wonder if they will ever find out who?

  4. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    I believe this will turn out to be a rougue idiot !  I have so often wondered , why would anyone hurt an innocent !   And not attack  something govermental , or corporate !  But innocent people !.......Hang him !

    1. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder if it is the same person that bombed the Kennedy library too? Insanity!!!!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The library was not bombed, they are saying it was an unrelated fire.

        1. moneyfairy profile image63
          moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          sorry the fire!!!! I wonder if they will find that it was same people  who were  involved in the bombings ???I know they said originally no but who knows??

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago

    Definitely an amateur judging on using a pressure cooker...

    1. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I think so too!

  6. curiousworld profile image81
    curiousworldposted 3 years ago

    I just wish there were more facts, I don't think there's enough evidence to jump to conclusions. I hope they find him, but you can't help to wonder. Although, many of the conspiracies about it have been proven wrong or are kind of dumb.

    1. moneyfairy profile image63
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      true ,we just have to wait and see but hope whoever did it gets caught soon.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Aren't most of them? smile

      1. jonnycomelately profile image86
        jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So many people offering what they "believe" etc.  How about waiting for the facts?  Otherwise you start rumours and finger pointing, then someone gets wrongly accused.
        :

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I was commenting on conspiracy theories and how wrong most of them turn out to be.

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 3 years ago

    ...i figure an american...disgruntled about something...determined to hurt many because of the method or maybe just after one person....i guess we'll find out...or maybe not...i doubt it was an external terrorist type......

  8. Superkev profile image85
    Superkevposted 3 years ago

    I am leaning towards it being one of those OWS/Anarchist types. Just what my gut is telling me at the moment. I reserve the right to be absolutely wrong on this.

  9. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    AMERICA   1------TERRORISM------0 !

  10. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    goodness, are you tuned in to the current news??  Crazy

    1. LauraGT profile image86
      LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sadly, I am IN current news.  My town is in lockdown.  Super scary and sad.

      1. moneyfairy profile image63
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry for you Laura GT. How long will they have you on lock down? It's all very scary indeed.

      2. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Stay safe, Laura!

        1. LauraGT profile image86
          LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you!  The lock down is indefinite for now. I think we all thought it would be over by now.

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago

    Seems they are Chechen. Now what would they have against the US, it is Russia the rebels there have a problem with.

    1. LauraGT profile image86
      LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      bummed that these guys are muslim, but initial reports are that they are extremists, perhaps al qaeda affiliated (or at least in the following).

      http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04 … cy-youtube

      1. Reality Bytes profile image93
        Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Who was you hoping was responsible?

        Very odd thing to say!

        1. Josak profile image61
          Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Not at all a weird thing to say, Muslim-America relations need to improve and this just sets it back further, it would be much better for this to just be some local nut who hates marathons for some reason.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image93
            Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            How you do know that antimarathonianism is not their driving force?

            Is it that it would be preferred that it was someone to help push an approved agenda?

            1. Josak profile image61
              Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It seems from one of their youtube channels and stuff that they were radical islamists, it's sad that Islam and America are now again going to be portrayed in the media as being at war leading to more chance of war and terrorism down the line.

              1. moneyfairy profile image63
                moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                yes it is very sad indeed.

              2. Reality Bytes profile image93
                Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                "Radical Islamists", enough with politically correct BS, these guys are Jihadists, and that is the enemy!  Not Islam, I know many Islamists/Muslims, and not one of them would condone this type of activity.

                1. Josak profile image61
                  Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Jihadists are a very particular group that does not cover all of radical terrorist Islamic thought so that is potentially an incorrect definition, hence I used the broader radical Islamist.

                  1. Reality Bytes profile image93
                    Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Jihadists Hope Boston Bombings are Acts of Jihadi Terrorism

                    http://news.siteintelgroup.com/componen … -terrorism

        2. LauraGT profile image86
          LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          All I meant is that there is already a lot of hatred/mistrust towards muslims in our country - a young dark-skinned man who was trying to run away from the bomb (and had nothing to do with it!) was tackled the day of the marathon.  Unfortunately, this will fuel more racial profiling, mistrust, hate speech/attacks, etc.  I'd like to think people could get over it and understand that the vast majority of muslims are NOT extremists/jihadists, etc.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image93
            Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Perhaps this is because there are too many Muslims afraid of the Jihadists, and they do not publicly condemn these actions.

            1. Josak profile image61
              Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              If you are not aware of the massive number of organizations in the Muslim world condemning terrorism it's out of ignorance not lack of their existence.

          2. Clint Ward profile image60
            Clint Wardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            We need a little more profiling it seems to work whether you want to admit it or not.

            1. Josak profile image61
              Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You mean like innocent bystanders being attacked for their race or like the Arab terrorist shot to death in the London subway that turned out to be an innocent Brazilian backpacker? Yeah profiling is fantastic.

              Like the Indian people assaulted after 9/11 because people thought they were Muslim? Because obviously people who like profiling don;t have the brains to figure out the difference between Indian and Arab or Muslim and Hindu, let alone innocent and guilty.

              Get people the tiniest bit scared and the ignorance and bigotry comes out, makes me very sad that so many Americans are that weak.

              1. Clint Ward profile image60
                Clint Wardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                No, profiling, the type that was done to prove white people have higher rates of serial murder!

                1. Josak profile image61
                  Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  That would be a statistical fact, it would be dumb to target white people on that basis though, just as dumb as profiling Muslims as terrorists.

                  1. Clint Ward profile image60
                    Clint Wardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    They have more active serial murderers than they have caught serial murderers, profiles were done in each and every case to better help those looking for them.

              2. jonnycomelately profile image86
                jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Well said Josak.  At least one voice of good sense and reason here.

          3. LauraGT profile image86
            LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7908792_f248.jpg

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
              Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              But only the Muslims are expected to speak out against the extremists.

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                Brenda Durhamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                What if I told you that everything is not about gay activism, and that it's an example of how unsympathetic they are to the terrorism people are going through to see people trying to make it so?

                1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                  MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  What if I told you her meme had nothing to do with gay activism?  It's the method of the WBC nuts that people predominately have a problem with, not what they believe in.  Which is the point of the meme.

                  Normal Christians hate the WBC not because of their views on gays, but because they picket children's funerals and other tragedies. They perpetrate their own type of terrorism.  So, in this case, I think it's you that's making it about gay activism.

                2. LauraGT profile image86
                  LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Wow!  That was unexpected.  MelissaBarrett is right - I didn't even link it to gay activism in my mind. It was more about the erroneous linking of a whole group to the actions of a few.  There has already been a ton of anti-muslim sentiment generated from this event (even before these guys were captured, it was assumed).  My point was simply that the vast majority of muslims out there are good people.  Just like most Christians out there are good people and would not adhere to the hatefulness of the WBC (whatever their issue is).

                  1. jonnycomelately profile image86
                    jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Just like most gay  people  are good people and respected members of the community.

                  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Everything is linked to the gay agenda in Brenda's mind smile

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                retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                This is hardly the case,  the Westboro Baptist Church grotesques are routinely denounced and protested by some very conservative groups - religious and political.  Just as the KKK, Skinheads, Aryan Nation and other white supremacist groups are routinely denounced and, in cases of illegal action, brought to justice by conservative groups - religious and political. 

                The WBC is an affront to reason, much like anarchist protests or spitting war protestors or blood throwing animal "rights" activists, etc....  The Problem actually arises when one uses words alone as the means of protest.  The WBC tends to be vicious in words only, that is protected speech.  If  they are denied the right to their obnoxious words so too would be those who liberals find palatable, such as homosexual protestors that would protest in Catholic churches during Sunday Mass by shouting down the priest and throwing condoms.

                Is this terror, not by any stretch of the imagination.  Terror isn't invective or even foolishness, it is violence, death and mayhem.  Terror is the Boston bombing.

                In defense of American Chechen Muslims, the uncle of the bombers was moving in his anger and his contrition.  He is a shining example to anyone whose relatives have committed a brutal act, criminal or terrorist.

                1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                  Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  And many Muslim groups also speak out against the extremists.

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                    retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    And many facilitate and abet.  Many resist turning inward and driving the extremists from their midst and still others wildly cheer Fatwahs demanding  the death of America.  The largest and most vocal Muslim groups in America tend to facilitate if not abet.  There are awesome individuals like Zuhdi Jasser, Walid Phares and Fouad Ajami who actively work toward the modernization of Islam in America but are ignored or dismissed by liberal media as conservatives.  These are decent and distinguished men whose voices are drown out by idiots in American media who still think the trouble is American foreign policy and not in the unreformed, unreconstructed and primitive adherence to the repressive and brutal practices of Islam.

                      The Boston Bombers' uncle was a wonderful example of one man taking a stand for America and for Islam.  Where will others stand when the surviving bomber is brought to trial.  The liberals in America will weep for how horribly he is treated by the American justice system because he was not immediately read his rights.  The liberals in America will excuse is brutality by pointing the finger at how he must have been bullied, felt like an outsider, or harassed by a white male Christian dominated culture where he just couldn't fit in no matter how he tried until the understandable anger in him built to this point...blah, blah, blah. 

                    It will not change until the world understands that the danger is an unreformed Islam.  Mohamed  was a brutal murdering warlord whose peace was reserved for those who accepted his teachings and him as their earthly leader.  The prayerful and spiritual aspects of Islam are embraced by many but so is the brutality of Jihad.

    2. LauraGT profile image86
      LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This gives some history of the issue:

      http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe … story.html

  12. moneyfairy profile image63
    moneyfairyposted 3 years ago

    If all these terrorists hate us so much why don't they just stay in their own countries and just leave us alone? What is their motive? Power? Control?Just mentally sick selfish individuals.....

    1. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Radical Islamic theologians preach that Israel and the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions are an assault on Islam and therefore require counterattack "at the heart of the enemy", the best solution would be if we could all go home (them and us) instead stupidity rules on both sides of the fence.

      1. moneyfairy profile image63
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Well something should be done ASAP! It's getting old and is not creating any solutions but just making a lot of people angry and rebellious....it's insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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        retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        As usual you missed it.  Islam has taught from the beginning that there are two spheres, the Sphere of Islam and the Sphere of Jihad.  If one is not in the Sphere of Islam than one is in the Sphere of Jihad.  The violent teachings of 20th Century Islam far pre-date the creation of Israel.  The Muslim Brotherhoods roots are in the 1920s.  In the '30s and '40s the Mufti of Jerusalem raised troops to support the Nazis in Europe and North Africa. 

        If it is all about Israel and the US than why the push to recapture Spain for Islam?  Why the anti-Christian violence throughout the Muslim world.  Darfur is about Islam's inability to tolerate the existence of non-Muslims.  East Timur was founded to protect its Christina inhabitants from the Indonesian Muslim majority.  Everywhere there are Muslims living with non-Muslims there is hostility. It is a myth that Muslims in Jerusalem during the Middle Ages were tolerant of other religions. Islam was founded and spread by the sword more than a millennium before the creation of Israel. 

        The difference is the increased contact with the West and an end to the relative isolation of Muslim countries.  Bin Laden studied in a Western country as did Muhammed Atta.  The London Bombers were all "home" grown, just like the Boston Bombers. Bin Laden's goal was not the destruction of Israel but, rather, the destruction of the Western allies in Islam, those he considered apostates.  They were the greater sinners.  Once the apostates were removed energy could be focused on the Infidels.  Bin Laden didn't say that he couldn't stand the idea of Israel, but rather, that there were "unbelievers" in the world.  He said that death was more comforting than living in a world with  "unbelievers."

        Who is a greater unbeliever to the Muslim extremist?  The Christian, the Buddhist, the Jew?  Or the secular humanist, the homosexual, the abortionist, the pornographer, the atheist?  The reasons why radical Muslims hate the West are many and varied but most are the licentious practices that freedom without morality invariably engenders.

          It is a clash between Western civilization and Islam, a battle that we are losing precisely because we do not know, let alone understand, the enemy.

        Sun Tzu warned that victory over an enemy that one does not know nor understand is impossible  and you better believe Radical Islam has a much clearer understanding of the West than the American liberal has of Islam.

  13. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Be safe , Be vigilant Laura , Don't forget we LOVE Boston !   Already though - The P.C. crowd is on the march ,be careful what you say ! They may or may not be Muslim but they are terrorists , and its an act of terrorism .  Sad that you have to be so cautious of how you  or anyone discribes our enemy !   I hope they are ordering shoot to kill with this dude!

  14. Stacie L profile image85
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    I think we as Americans need to be more vigilant about those we know and come in contact with. It may make us a nation of paranoid watchers....

  15. Clint Ward profile image60
    Clint Wardposted 3 years ago

    in 2010 there were 10 attempts at terrorist acts 7 of those were committed by Muslims.

    1. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Link? Why are you focusing on one specific year? Is it because it's the one year that maybe backs your argument?

      1. Clint Ward profile image60
        Clint Wardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Only year I could find. Hold on I will look for more.

        Says Top 10 terrorist attacks. You said out of 6, 5 would be other than Muslim.
        http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2011/01 … s-of-2010/

        1. Josak profile image61
          Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Top 10 according to some writer so utterly irrelevant statistically.

          1. Clint Ward profile image60
            Clint Wardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            There were 10 attempts, what does it matter if they were the top 10 or not?

            You said

            "It makes no sense for American police etc. to be focusing on Muslims when 5 out of 6 terrorist acts committed here are done by Christians/Americans."

            1. Josak profile image61
              Josakposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Because they are chosen by some author they don't cover the full range of attempts and thus we can't know if Muslim attempts were in the majority of attacks committed that year, even if they were one year is vastly insufficient.

  16. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 3 years ago

    Long week, long night, long day here in Massachusetts.   

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLcBKw_8wOg

  17. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    "I don't want to go off on a rant here but " as Dennis Miller says ,  But how can this country maintain an open door policy to every foreign national who wants the best education ,   the highest income  and to live in the finest country in the world  , and still carry the baggage of thier homelands !  Terrorists ,  in particular  love to get the best and probably the freest education in the world .   It seems like I have met too many people who's plans are to work here , get educated ...make some money and then go home to thier homeland  and be rich in thier old neighborhoods!  Go ahead everyone, and  exploit America !

    1. Clint Ward profile image60
      Clint Wardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like how Dennis evolved.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hard to tell with an 8 year old.

  18. moneyfairy profile image63
    moneyfairyposted 3 years ago

    Thank you all very much for sharing your opinions on this horrible event. I do hope they catch the other brother soon. What an awful scary time for everyone in the Boston area. I think by now he has probably gotten away....stolen a car...made a disguise....who knows? Just hope it's all settled soon.

    1. LauraGT profile image86
      LauraGTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Lockdown has been lifted.  Evidently he has been captured, wounded but alive.  Hopefully we can wait now for some more answers.

      1. moneyfairy profile image63
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah glad for you Laura that you are free again. So glad they caught him. It will be interesting now to see why?

  19. ahorseback profile image46
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    It would be wise if our culture  would face the extreme reality that acts of  terrror are only beginning  in America .   The rest of the world is far ahead of our mindset in dealing with the acceptance of the fact .  And , conspiracy theorists need to get their head out of the sand !

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Have to agree with you on that.

  20. Onusonus profile image87
    Onusonusposted 3 years ago

    I think the leftist media morons who didn't have a clue who the bombers were are worthy of a special award for stupidity.
    http://d1ovi2g6vebctw.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Great-picture-700x787.jpg

  21. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "Crazy footage surfaces of end of manhunt for Boston bomb suspect"

    http://now.msn.com/watertown-shooting-v … aev-arrest

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wow.  That was pretty emotional.

 
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