Explosion rocks Boston Marathon

Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the chaos. Bloody spectators were being carried to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
Associated Press
Apr 16, 2013

Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers in the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.

"There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No. 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter of North Carolina. He was not injured, but marathon workers were carrying one woman, who did not appear to be a runner, to the medical area as blood gushed from her leg. A Boston police officer was wheeled from the course with a leg injury that was bleeding.

About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another thunderous explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

Runner Laura McLean of Toronto said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.

"There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."

Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race.

"I was expecting my husband any minute," she said. "I don't know what this building is ... it just blew. Just a big bomb, a loud boom, and then glass everywhere. Something hit my head. I don't know what it was. I just ducked."

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Comments

Mrjsiah1

9/11, dc sniper, anthrax happened under bush those dont count.

eriemom

Get a grip. Any talk is pure conjecture at this point.

Americans are dead and injured. They are in my prayers.

bobshumway92

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights) and Remarks advocating illegal or violent actions.

coasterfan

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

shucks

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Kottage Kat

Praying for the families of those killed, and those injured and their families
Please show your intelligence ( if available ) when commenting on this horrific tragedy
Thank you

John Harville

Look for the good people... Mr. Rogers

Like the 5,000+ went on line to offer their homes, vehicles, food to families of victims forced to stay in Boston.

your master

I have a feeling that the people behind this are enjoying a cup of tea tonight.

Centauri

Too early to tell what really happened and who was responsible.

http://leaksource.wordpress.com/...
"Three people were killed and more than 100 people were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.

The dead included an 8-year-old boy, according to a law enforcement source who was briefed on the investigation."

thinkagain

Thousands of women brutally killed their unborn children today.

There was no mass media coverage, no close-ups of blood stained bodies, no call for remembrance for the loss of innocents.

Moderators will remove this comment because it exposes the irrational hypocrisy of the American “progressive”.

asweetnessabove

You know, I'm against abortion, but it is a woman's right. Just as it is your right to give an opinion about it. But every single time I get on here, and I don't comment very often, you are abortion thumping. You're worse than the friggin bible thumpers and Jehovah's witnesses that come through our neighborhood. And I'm religious, I have faith.

I would not get an abortion unless medically necessary. There are such cases, my mother had to go through one. I know people who have gotten an abortion because that's what they felt was right at the time. But because they made that choice, does not mean they should be condemned.

This article isn't about the choice to abort. This is about a terrible "terrorist" attack. Take your ignorance somewhere else.

bobshumway92

No.

asweetnessabove

Honestly, once I read further in with yours and 4shizzles comments. I couldn't stop giggling. Keep doing what you're doing because you are both having fun at it. And I wasn't saying you are ignorant. Good day

thinkagain

Typical liberal hypocrite. You complained about my comment being off topic, yet here you are, posting off topic comments and applauding two others for doing likewise. Take your hypocrisy somewhere else.

bullydogs1971

the choice to murder 50 million babies in this country is nothing compared to this tragedy....how dare you! How dare you step on the right to murder the innocent in this country and all over the world....and i just dont understand why anyone would be mad enough to bomb our country! (sarcasm, for those who are a little slow)This couldn't be the consequences of blowing other people up all over this world now would it!?!?

The Big Dog's back

No, they should remove it because it's off topic.

asweetnessabove

That's the point I was trying to make. That, and nearly every single comment thinkagain posts, is related to abortion. Moderators will remove petty stuff but they won't remove thinkagains post when it is WAY off topic? Dumb

Centauri

http://tinyurl.com/ckftf2z
"The second explosion, just 13 seconds later, occurred further from the finish line near Boylston Street and Ring Road."

shucks

Sickening

goofus

A classic terrorist X attack. One blast forcing people to run into a second more powerful blast. Happens in Israel on a frequent basis.

bobshumway92

It's also an old military tactic. Text book ambush.

your master

I was at the VFW in Norwalk and the tears were very real.

Tootsiemomma

it is a terrible trajedy, but lets face it.....our america is gone as we use to know it. for shame !!

John Harville

If 'our America' indeed is gone, it's because people like Firelands Patriots, TEAbaggers - and a lot of the 'moderator removed' voices on here have turned us from our basic values of living like Christians instead of blaming others for not.

starryeyes83

I watched a man being wheeled in a chair w/ another man beside him holding what was left of his leg.

The reporters didn't want to say bomb, or terrist attack at the time, even though, we all know it is.

I have a distinct feeling as co-ordinated ( takes months to plan this kind of attack ) as this is, it's some kind of homegrown backyard terrorists with ties to some mid eastern crap through maybe even North Korea. I'm sure those idiots are dancing in the streets to see the terror and carnage in yet, more US streets.

Those rotten bastards!!

EZOB

My prayers go out to the Fallen. Was the Assault Weapon a Mini-Gun with a 100 round magazine? Not serious but they'll probably figure out some way to blame assault weapons. Just maybe some more time could have been spent on tracking bombs and bomb making devices instead of taking away rights of legal "Americans". We are pretty safe where we live at the moment but I wouldn't care to be in D.C., N.Y., or any part of the crazy Northeast. They have their targets well thought out and they are not stupid.

John Harville

...and what good would it have done if 50 people in the crowd were so armed? Would they have shot the guy with a black nylon backpack? Or the guy with the cellphone detonator (assuming there was one)?
Would the bomber(s) have been shot by such a gun/magazine.
In fact.... what good would "a good man with a gun" have accomplished?
What makes you think 'we are pretty safe where we live....'? Fools paradise? Talk to Andy Dunn's wife.

shucks

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bullydogs1971

Declassified False Flags
http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/d...
http://www.wanttoknow.info/false...

1933 Attempted White house Coup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h...
Pearl Harbor, http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/1...
Gulf of Tonkin, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Operation Northwoods, http://www.wanttoknow.info/01050...
USS Liberty, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L...
9/11, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-5052...
Fast and Furious, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3172...
just to name a few..... don't take my word for it....do some research on false flags world wide.
My question is, when the smoke clears who are we going to go to war with over this?

Retired 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern, who prepared and presented Presidential Daily Briefs and served as a high-level analyst for several presidents, stated that if there was another major attack in the U.S., it would lead to martial law. He went on to say:

"We have to be careful, if somebody does this kind of provocation – big violent explosions of some kind – we have to not take the word of the masters there in Washington that this was some terrorist event because it could well be a provocation allowing them, or seemingly to allow them to get what they want."

The former CIA analyst would not put it past the government to "play fast and loose" with terror alerts and warnings and even terrorist events in order to rally people behind the flag.

General Tommy Franks stated that if another terrorist attack occurs in the United States "the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government." Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter stated before the Iraq war started that there were no weapons of mass destruction. He is now saying that he would not rule out staged government terror by the U.S. government. And British Parliament Member George Galloway stated that "there is a very real danger" that the American government will stage a false flag terror attack in order to justify war against Iran and to gain complete control domestically.

John Harville

False Flagger...
In October in a Sandusky doctor's waiting room, two intense men explained to me in detail how there would be no election. How Obama was going to pass a 2006 law created by Bush to declare marshal law and suspend the election.
They also went into detail about the base for UN planes/helicopters being built in Port Clinton and landing at PC Air Strip. "That big new building" brought all the forces together - Port Authority, etc. - to be in position to work with the UN troops to take control of the government and declare Obama dictator.
Hmmmm November 2012 has come and gone.
Now they're going to use Mom's pressure cooker to take over the country?
Yet when Border Patrol detained a group of teens last summer, only the Hispanic (born and reared in Sandusky) was taken until he could 'show papers'. Two of the teens were exchange students from Europe - but no one asked for their papers.
Secure that border! The teens will overthrow us.

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