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The working theories for who did this (Boston Globe admits it might be a Muslim)
The Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2013 | Lawrence Harmon

Posted on 04/15/2013 10:12:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

ThE PERPETRATOR or perpetrators behind the two bombs that exploded within a few seconds of each other near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon are still unknown. But there are working theories. Terrorists often plan their strikes on anniversaries and commemorative dates. Yesterday marked both a patriotic holiday in Massachusetts and Israel Independence Day, which raises the possibility of Islamic terrorism. April 15 is also the deadline for filing federal taxes, which suggests the possibility of homegrown, anti-tax extremists. The pathological possibilities abound at this point.

The Marathon is an uplifting event. It is also a made-for-terrorism event. The presence of live television crews ensures that the evil deed will be broadcast almost immediately throughout the world. Reports indicate that at least three people died as a result of the explosions and at least 140 were injured, some horribly.

The image of the dead and wounded will be burned into the memory of Americans for decades to come.....

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; explosions; islam; islamicterrorism; saudinational; terrorism; terroristattack; wot
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1 posted on 04/15/2013 10:12:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It couldn’t possibly be retalliation for Obama’s drone policy.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 10:16:36 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RC one

“It couldn’t possibly be retalliation for Obama’s drone policy.”

Or his leaving Islam and becoming a member of another religion...Leftism...


3 posted on 04/15/2013 10:18:30 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If you give listeners a choice between NPR and NPR, they’ll pick NPR every time." - Howie Carr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"April 15 is also the deadline for filing federal taxes, which suggests the possibility of homegrown, anti-tax extremists"

Much more likely to go after the PO or IRS offices.

4 posted on 04/15/2013 10:18:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
April 15 is also the deadline for filing federal taxes, which suggests the possibility of homegrown, anti-tax extremists.

A perfectly valid assumption, like Steve Martin in "The Jerk" evaluating the motives of the sniper shooting at him, "He hates those oil cans!" In both cases however there are flaws in the theories. Snipers have never been known to shoot oil cans out of anger, and tax protestors simply don't go around blowing up random people in public. The only groups I can think of who do that are usually Muslims.

5 posted on 04/15/2013 10:20:18 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: jessduntno
Obama has indiscriminately killed 150 Islamic children over the past 4 years. he killed 10 Afghan children in a drone strike 1 week ago. My money is on retaliation.
6 posted on 04/15/2013 10:23:06 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously amateurs. Metal trash cans are Faraday cages, and cell phones don’t work inside them. That’s why only two went off out of the seven bombs planted in trash cans.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 10:25:13 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously amateurs. Metal trash cans are Faraday cages, and cell phones don’t work inside them. That’s why only two went off out of the seven bombs planted in trash cans.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 10:25:38 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

Al Qaeda can only train so many people at one time and all the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad classes were full.


10 posted on 04/15/2013 10:27:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Exactly.....these people were looking for carnage. Usually right wing people attack Federal targets. True there are innocents that get hurt but they are not the targets. Muslims target people....for terror purposes.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 10:31:47 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Paladin2
"April 15 is also the deadline for filing federal taxes, which suggests the possibility of homegrown, anti-tax extremists"

Israel Independence Day also starts on the evening of April 15. At the time of the blast in Boston, it was evening in Israel (7 hours ahead).

12 posted on 04/15/2013 10:33:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

April 30th is when the first half of property taxes are due.....then there’s May Day....and Lord knows what anger Mother’s Day brings....


13 posted on 04/15/2013 10:34:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

I’m pretty sure Cinco de Mayo is going to be he!! this year. At least in the border states. Illegal Aliens Gone Wild!


14 posted on 04/15/2013 10:42:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really don’t think a home-grown right wing terrorist would hit innocents like that. I believe they’d hit a soft gubment target.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 10:43:32 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
. The only groups I can think of who do that are usually Muslims.

Or mentally unstable registered democrats like Lanza, Jerrod, and Holmes.

16 posted on 04/15/2013 10:46:48 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

I agree 100%. there’s no way this was homegrown right winger. this has religion of peace written all over it.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 10:49:19 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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18 posted on 04/15/2013 10:50:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Drill Thrawl
...right wing terrorist...

Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Those on the right side of the political spectrum are pro-God and pro-life. Terrorism is the domain of the left.

19 posted on 04/15/2013 10:50:41 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Drill Thrawl

There appears to be a degree of sophistication and coordination which is typically lacking in the Lanza/Holmes types. Not saying a psychotic schizophrenic type isn’t capable of executing a semi-sophisticated and coordinated attack like this but it seems more consistent with something you would see in Iraq or Afghanistan. If it turns out it was a Lanza/Holmes type, it pretty much sucks all the air out of the left’s anti-gun arguments. If it was a islamic terrorism, Obama is going to have some ‘splainin to do.


20 posted on 04/15/2013 10:55:46 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RC one
...this has religion of peace written all over it.

You're right and as further evidence , I just checked the CAIR website where there's not a single mention of the atrocity in Boston today. In my view, their silence on the matter is a tacit admission of guilt for this Satanic cult's involvement in this murderous act.


21 posted on 04/15/2013 10:56:17 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If we refuse to fight Muslim terrorists in their streets and backyards with the best armed and trained military in the world, than we will fight them in our streets and backyards with unarmed, untrained citizens. There is no escape from this truth.


22 posted on 04/15/2013 10:56:57 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
(Boston Globe admits it might be a Muslim)

Well, duuuuuuuh. Hard to think otherwise.

If the Glob prints a story about Kermit Gosnell, I might start to pay attention.

24 posted on 04/15/2013 11:02:53 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to Wolf Blitzer, it's Apr 15 so it could be a Tea Partier, tax protesters, or one of those Aryan Nation guys. He talked for 20 minutes and never pondered the possibility of a Muslim.

A couple of days ago Cris Mathews had the Southern Poverty Law Center on to accuse the Aryan Nation of the Texas shootings. Yesterday, they arrest a defrocked Texas Law employee.

Common sense and reason have NO PLACE on cable TV.

25 posted on 04/15/2013 11:07:01 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Dapper 26

Unarmed? We are the best armed citizenry in the history of Planet Earth. There have been enough firearms and ammunition sold just since Mr. Obama gained the Democratic Party nomination to arm everyone who fought in World Wars I and II. Untrained? Between the hunters, outdoorsman, veterans, active military, reservists, paintballers and shooting sports people, we have enough trained NCOs and officers for 10 armies.


26 posted on 04/15/2013 11:11:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
Usually right wing people attack Federal targets. True there are innocents that get hurt but they are not the targets.

Federal targets are innocent targets too. Federal workers may be worthy of a pink slip, but are innocent of anything deserving injury or death.

28 posted on 04/15/2013 11:13:55 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody have a record of any “home grown anti-tax extremists” who have a history of blowing up a random assembly of individuals at a public gathering? Perhaps I’ve forgotten...


29 posted on 04/15/2013 11:15:16 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Could of been a crude probe....


30 posted on 04/15/2013 11:15:21 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: cherry

That’s it, Mother’s day! It’s those homegrown pro-mom extremists!


31 posted on 04/15/2013 11:18:52 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You make good point, 2DV. Now, try gettin’ that glop together, against an unheeled Gov’t force. Just thinkin’, along your lines of proposal.


32 posted on 04/15/2013 11:23:38 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Greysard
My 800 mhz cell phone works quite satisfactorily inside the large steel box called an elevator. My 2 meter rig, on the other hand, won't hit the repeater from the lower floors.
33 posted on 04/15/2013 11:25:48 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: RedHeeler

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


34 posted on 04/15/2013 11:25:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have an idea : kill them all and let their Allah sort them out


35 posted on 04/15/2013 11:31:08 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: PapaBear3625

I hate it how the media describes anyone who hates paying taxes as being on the right..does everyone on the left love paying taxes..NO ONE does..but of course if your anti tax your automatically labeled a “Right winger”


36 posted on 04/15/2013 11:31:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RC one
The intended killing of many Americans strongly suggests the attack was Islamist in intent. Acts of terror otherwise, foreign or domestic, are not typically designed to maximize casualties.

However, it could have been carried out by a local group not really connected with any true terrorist network. We've seen that "copycat" scenario play out many times.

37 posted on 04/15/2013 11:35:27 PM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: chuckles

Aryan Brotherhood is a very serious prison gang with little dogmatic ideology beyond power

Aryan Nations is a Neo Nazi church with serious Christian Identity.....modern Israelism ...at its core

Two different things


38 posted on 04/15/2013 11:40:08 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

its because leftists DON’T pay taxes......


39 posted on 04/15/2013 11:40:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: RC one

My working theory is that the terrorist just doesn’t like Mondays or marathons.


40 posted on 04/15/2013 11:41:05 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: NutCrackerBoy

Check out how the attack happened..who usually are the ones who win the Marathon..they come from Africa, Uganda, Congo, South Africa and other countries, they are usually the ones that win..the rest are just average folk running for the heck of it or for some charity they are raising money for..the attack did not occur til AFTER the winners had already made it through..whoever did this wanted to make sure that Americans were the ones injured or killed


41 posted on 04/15/2013 11:43:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jonty30

or mid April. ;)


42 posted on 04/15/2013 11:45:14 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: re_nortex; Drill Thrawl; RC one
Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Those on the right side of the political spectrum are pro-God and pro-life. Terrorism is the domain of the left.

I hope and don't suspect it is the case here, but right-wing nuttiness targeting the innocent sometimes - if rarely - happens.

Example: Eric Rudolf, Olympic Park bombing.

43 posted on 04/15/2013 11:45:32 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about the country that just declared war on us?
and tossed English ambasadors out on the 10th?
And that gad a Marthon of their own on the same day...


44 posted on 04/15/2013 11:45:46 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Domestic Terrorists...Retaliation.....

How about the bad guys, knowing and seeing that we are led by an idiot. Who has shown time and time again, that he has no idea how to be a leader and because of that, they can get away with what they want. There’s really no way to prevent what happened today.

Thankfully(hopefully) there are some rockstars in the FBI and whoever else is investigating this, find out who is responsible and they are dealt with accordingly.

Lets see:

Carter: Iranians took hostages - he did nothing
Reagan: got the hostages....went after Ghadafi, even the French, without all that much evidence
Clinton: 4 terrorist attacks...World Trade Center, Khobar Towers, Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, USS Cole...did nothing
Bush: WTC and Pentagon....kicked the sh*t out of a whole bunch of folks
Obama: Benghazi(for now)...done nothing

Now, I know some will argue the fine points or just tell me I’m full of crap. But, there’s a pattern. They know Obama isn’t worth a hill of beans.

Drone strikes. Thousands of miles away and very antiseptic.
Authorizes ST6 to go after Bin Laden. Thousands of miles away and very antiseptic.

This unfortunate incident just landed on his doorstep. Just read an article on how his first 90 days have been an utter and total disaster. If this turns out to be the work of muslim’s, It’ll mean his endless campaign is over and it’ll be time for him to pretend to lead.

I’d just love to be in a room with him and his academics and muslim sympathizer friends, to listen to their ideas on how to spin the whole thing.


45 posted on 04/15/2013 11:48:20 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Jonty30

Great lead! We’ll search the city for a guy with a six day calendar and bingo!!


46 posted on 04/15/2013 11:51:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Dapper 26

That about sums it up. They are amongst us. Heard tonight on hannity during an interview with Tom Ridge. We have watches, they have time.

They are a patient bunch that only respects one thing and one thing only, violence. If we bring it to their doorstep, we can do the fighting there, not on Main St.


47 posted on 04/15/2013 11:55:54 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: qaz123
I’d just love to be in a room with him and his academics and muslim sympathizer friends, to listen to their ideas on how to spin the whole thing.

And jump up every time they pause and yell "BOOM".

48 posted on 04/15/2013 11:56:05 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I gotcha, buddy. You know my point, also. May Our United Strength, exist, by purpose of action. Restore the Free Republic!


49 posted on 04/15/2013 11:57:51 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
April 15 is also the deadline for filing federal taxes, which suggests the possibility of homegrown, anti-tax extremists.

Oh how balanced, not. "Anti-tax extremists" would take out their vengeance on the government, not the public.

No sale.

50 posted on 04/16/2013 12:00:52 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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