Skip to comments.Suicide bombing at Oklahoma University?
Posted on 10/02/2005 4:30:57 AM PDT by ovrtaxt
Suicide bombing at Oklahoma University?
1 killed as 84,000 watch Sooners vs. Kansas State
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
One person was killed in an explosion about 100 yards from a packed football stadium at the University of Oklahoma last night in what officials are ruling a suicide.
The noisy explosion was heard inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where 84,000 were watching the Oklahoma Sooners play Kansas State.
A police bomb squad reportedly detonated other explosives found at the site of the blast.
No spectators were allowed out of the stadium immediately following the blast, which occurred about 8 p.m. near halftime at the football game.
By 8:30, police were allowing fans to leave the area.
SEEMS TO BE KIND OF IMPORTANT. MAYBE IT'S JUST ME????
The media did not report it.
But FR did. Check the post directly underneath yours.
It's just you. There's a Breaking News thread to your right. ;)
Lots of info here..but still not much in the morning news. Odd.
I read some of it, but it's about 1000 posts long.
Why is the rest of the planet ignoring this? I figure another thread on FR isn't going to hurt.
Well it was a football game and 84,000 people, probably not known exactly what is what. Would be no need to create a panic.
I wasn't addressing the fact that you started a thread.
I know better than to do that.
Of course you don't want a panic, agreed. But come on, it's been almost 12 hours, and we have no info?
The other thread is full of Freepers asking questions. Frankly, I don't want to read through 1000 posts of everybody wondering what happened.
No statements from the cops? No witnesses? No name of the fatality? Nothing?
It woudln't be the first time that FR had much more info, much earlier, than the traditional media. One of the things that made me a really dedicated FReeper was the reporting on the Cincinnati riots in early 2001, where that was commonplace.
"No statements from the cops? No witnesses? No name of the fatality? Nothing?"
Well seems to me it is far better to say nothing, if one knows nothing, and thus far saying "suicide bombing" says plenty. Today is after all Sunday and the biggest day for football, that is the "panic" I speak to.
Among all the questions, there are some first- and second-hand reports in that thread. Check out PhiKapMom's posts for a lot more info than the MSM is providing.
Oh, okay. :)
I figured a fresh thread, where people can chime in with any relevant info, is much less time consuming to read instead of 1000 posts with people going "what? where? prayers for the families..."
Not to minimize prayers, but for those of us with a schedule, (I have to get to church soon), a thread like that just isn't practical. Now we're up to what, 10 posts with no info? lol
Thanks. Now that's what I'm talkin about!
" But come on, it's been almost 12 hours, and we have no info? "
- Right. How do you keep 84,000 people to keep their mouths shut for over 12 hours? My opinion is that the initial story was deliberately wrong, hysterically wrong or misreported wrong.
Search for posts by phikapmom. This was a suicide bomb, apparently, with at least 3 people involded according to witnesses, and at least 5 dead or injured (?). -I think-
And from what she described, it was a pretty hefty expolosion. Not some cheesy pipe bomb.
I got up hoping for more news myself but the media appears to be playing the Obi Wan Kenobi game.
The FoxNews site has a very similar story up.
If there's not an opportunity to point to failure by the authorities it doesn't look like news to most editors. That's the whole point of modern journalism.
lol 'These are not the droids you're looking for' hehe
I just told my wife about it- she just woke up- and she doesn't believe me! I'm a kook this morning. haha
phikapmom's witnesses say there were two dark skinned ME guys running into the stadium right after the explosion.
In my opinion, if it was a suicide that used a bomb, isn't it by definition a suicide bombing?
Here's a recent thread with the AP wire story. Didn't read it yet, came back to post it here. But at least it is on AP, so there will not be a complete media blackout.
Can you tell how much I trust the media?
State and/or Feds had their jamming systems on to prevent bombs going off by cell phone remote control. Blocks all othee cell phone usage.
A repeat is a repeat. You figured wrong.
> ... if it was a suicide that used a bomb, isn't
> it by definition a suicide bombing?
That's why some news outlets refer to that sort of
terrorist as a "homicide bomber".
This may yet be just a suicide bomber,
unless we hear that he recently changed
his name to Mohammed M. Mohammed.
Lessee, KFOR reports it as an "individualized suicide", wow, that's quite a parsing of words isn't it? I thought all suicides were "individual" (or individualized in KFOR's lexicon). That's why I prefer the label "Homicide bomber" when others are killed along with the suicidal maniac, words mean things...as KFOR apparently knows.
That is interesting. Sounds like a good and quick response by those in charge. Very good.
"That's why I prefer the label "Homicide bomber"
No, no, that is an awful phrase that doesn't express these situations at all. If someone plants a bomb somewhere and it kills people that person is a "homicide bomber" even if they themselves are not killed in the blast. I prefer the term "suicide murderer" although it doesn't describe the weapon used. So, I think we will have to stick with "suicide bomber".
No kidding, suicide bombings are usually performed by terroists.....hello , and no one thinks this is a big deal?
Packed stadium, suicide terroist bombing.
Media hysterically reports hurricanes for weeks on end, hysterically reports on Holloway for months on end, and they keep this as quiet as it is?
This is the first I heard of it thanks to FReepers!!
I'm surprised the Democrat governor isn't blaming this on Bush too.
from the norman transcript:
One person who responded to the scene said she heard the blast from four miles away.
'The suicide happened in or near the George Lynn Cross botany/microbiology building the ovals east side'
hmmm, microbiology building.......
Move along folks, nothing to see here...
Are there anymore suspects in Aruba??
From what I've read it sounds less like a suicide bombing than a suicide who used a bomb.
1639 posts as of 10:51 EDT, Sunday October 2.
Perhaps unexploded parts of teh first bomb?
"First, we all get upset when the press overplays exaggerates and basically spreads hysteria...and then it turns out to be much ado about a little. Think hurricane hysteria. So, they are reporting exactly what they know, which is basically nothing at this point. Isn't that what we want?"
Would you please stop making sense??? If enough people thought like this, it would ruin all the good hysteria and tinfoil hat wearing here.
LOL. You want to hear something even funnier? I think the authorities did jam cell phones as a precaution. Exactly what we would want them to do immediately following a large explosion near a crowded stadium.
But it may end up meaning nothing more than that. Again, not a conspiracy, but a precaution. It makes me feel good to know thatshockour "authorities" may actually be on the ball, just in case.
And I enjoy first hand accounts like PhiKappaMom who gave good insight into how things progressed throughout the evening because it gives great insights into the "feel" on the ground. But that doesn't mean that all the witnesses are correct. Some things may not have correlation to each other. Basic detective work.
Ah, wellspeculation is fun. But I now return this thread to its previously scheduled programming, because I have Sunday shows to watch.
"But that doesn't mean that all the witnesses are correct. Some things may not have correlation to each other."
In virtually every plane crash, somebody (usually more than one person) reports seeing flames before the crash. In most cases, there are no flames UNTIL the crash, but people expect to see flames, so they do.
I'd be absolutely STUNNED if some of those 84,000 people hadn't reported seeing ME types running from the scene.
This sounds like the final scene to a "24" episode, where the bomber was supposed to do his business INSIDE the stadium, but was somehow stymied by Jack & Co--with the public blissfully unaware.
Lead...you are not PPP????
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