Skip to comments.Officials: 2 devices caused explosions, no unexploded devices found
Posted on 04/16/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT by Colofornian
Only two explosive devices were involved in an act of cowardice that left at least 176 people injured and three dead near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon yesterday, city officials said today.
Make no mistake, an act of cowardice and of this severity can not be justified or explained; it can only be answered, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said during a press conference at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel today. The loss weve suffered is enormous.
Authorities said the explosions were caused by two devices.
No unexploded devices were found, Gov. Deval Patrick said. Other parcels were examined but no other devices were found.
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All the markings of Muslim terrorists.
‘Twas typical of bombs in Israel to have TWO go off.
(The second was geared to target first responders)
What about the controlled explosion they announced yesterday around 3 pm?
Unbelievable, that's all the media was saying yesterday. multiple unexploded found. They were even talking about what intel could be gained by analyzing the components. You really cant believe anything they say any more. It;s all about getting the story out and to hell with accuracy................disgusting.
I think authorities blew up 5 packages, none of which contained explosives. Just erring on the safe side.
Should we really be so quick to assume that the media is at fault, rather than the government?
All about getting a story out. Accuracy does not count until it crosses the defamation threshold. Meanwhile, the press is about 1) ratings, and 2) molding public opinion to conform with socialist doctrine.
Hey! Shep's very accurate in putting on his mascara! ;-)
“Should we really be so quick to assume that the media is at fault, rather than the government?”
A difference without distinction isnt it?
If the media waited around until every aspect of a story is confirmed they would be accused of a cover up.
Yeah, but it aint just that idiot, I heard the same thing on several stations.
“Authorities said the explosions were caused by two devices. “
Wow...brain trust, these folks.
Since there were two explosions, I think the conclusion would naturally be two bobs.....
“If the media waited around until every aspect of a story is confirmed they would be accused of a cover up.”
You mean like benghazi?
Hey! Shep’s very accurate in putting on his mascara! ;-)
LOL He does go a little to Cleopatra at times.
And Obama is not resting until he finds out who set up them two bobs.
could not resist
Should we really assume this account is accurate and that they haven’t reduced the count for political or operational reasons.
Please understand, 'there is nothing new under the sun' This type of terror attack was carried out at the London Olympics by Moslem fanatics. Their drug of choice was TATP. Read an article from 2007 and the eroious conclusions reached below.
Manchester 'DIY devil bomber' kept explosive in family fridge
No evidence of intent to harm, says police source?
A Manchester court case this week revealed chilling evidence of the devastation that can be caused by home-made bombs. Or, possibly, the case merely provided further evidence of the press' and security services' tenuous grasp of the science of bomb-making.
According to today's Times, a former student "kept a bottle of his explosive in the kitchen fridge at his familys £450,000 home in Worsley, Greater Manchester." Police, the Times tells us, "said that the mix was so volatile that an accidental shove of the fridge could have caused an explosion that would have destroyed every home in the cul-de-sac." Which sounds like a very big fridge containing a very big bottle full of deeply scary stuff.
The Times reports that the student mixed ingredients "including potassium nitrate and magnesium." These are indeed substances which can be combined to produce a bang, but not ones which of their own volition form a readily-bottled liquid when combined.
The Register has some passing familiarity with potassium nitrate (saltpetre), which is used in the production of salt beef, and which was winning us penetrating stares down at the chemist's well before the Global War on Terror. But yes, it's also a component of gunpowder, and can be used to make bombs; more commonly, however, terrorists use ammonium nitrate, which is used as a fertiliser and more readily available. But even assuming very large fridge and very large container of either, slamming the fridge door is unlikely to set it off unless the door's booby-trapped with a couple of flints, and we wouldn't expect it to go much beyond making a serious mess of the kitchen anyway.
The Manchester Evening News, however, has some more plausible detail. Police found potassium nitrate, magnesium "and a highly-explosive substance called triacteone triperoxide". This is TATP, produced with acetone and peroxide with the aid of a great deal of care and a certain amount of refrigeration, as we explained here and as comprehensively dismantled by Dick Destiny here and here.And yes, you could reasonably worry about what that stuff might do left lying around the fridge, but the bang is still not going to be neighbourhood-threatening.
The MEN analysis is more fevered, quoting a police source: "He kept a bottle of a completed mix in the family fridge. The entire house and the entire street could have been blown up. It is so volatile it did not need gunpowder to ignite it. Just a heavy shove of the fridge could have triggered an explosion."
Careful readers will note from our sources that although we do have explosives here, a garage door blown off, bangs in the wood and one unlucky sheep, this was not a terrorism trial.
Triacetone-Triperoxide (TATP) is an improvised primary explosive that is relatively easy to synthesize. It can be very unstable and sensitive to heat, shock, and friction. TATP is made of a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and acetone with the addition of an acid, such as sulfuric, nitric, or hydrochloric acid.
I mourn with you.
After letting a huge flood of confusing emotions cloud my mind yesterday, suddenly in this early morning total lucidity came over me. The odd, 'strange' way that the smoke rose over the bombing gives us every clue we need. A plume of white smoke directed straight upward into the sky exposed the bomber's signature and his chosen type of explosive.
Read about TATP, take my word for it. This is how TATP vents. You can read about why above. As to the people responsible, they are terrorists who use this agent. Not governmental agents of subterfuge, because professional killers use Semtex and C-4. Only the insane use TATP, because martyrdom is their release from this world.
Make no mistake, this is the work of moslem fanatics, they are making open war upon the Saints.
Your Brother in Christ ( YBIC ),
I don’t trust the media or the current gov’t in these situations. The speculation and ass-covering press conferences were in full bloom yesterday. I have more faith in the general public than the PC political appointees of the Obama administation to find who is actually responsible for these bombings. The left wing syncophants are already singing Kum-ba-ya to Bronco Bama.
Yes, because i’m sure if there were really 5 unexploded bombs found, and the government was hiding that information to “protect” someone, that all the Boston cops who were part of this operation and in the know would not be keeping their mouths shut. You would basically at this point have created a very very large conspiracy.
I know....having finger probs this morning....
I watched part of the news conference. Of what I saw, little actual information was released. All of the public officials took their turns, getting face time and saying what you would expect during such a news conference.
I did not see the whole news conference. Did they ever address the “Man on the roof top” photos yet? I don’t know how common it is for people to be on their rooftops in that area. It may be very commonplace, but it could be unusual and significant.
Weekly Standard is quoting David Axelrod as saying Obama “thinks this had something to do with Tax Day”.
That either means we are being set-up for the Tea Party to take the fall on this, or he’s a complete friggin’ idiot as he’s now muddled the investigation by signaling his desired
Two improvised devices in trash cans? Not normal Al Qaeda MO.
Serious jihadists like to go off with the bomb. They're called "martyrdom operations". Likewise, nails and ball bearings are way too low tech for Al Qaeda unless this is the junior division. They like serious explosive which causes serious human and collateral damage. if this was Al Qaeda, the whole block would be in ruins.
My money is on a Ted Kaczinski/Tim McVeigh type.
I'm not buyin' it.
This is beginning to make the TWA Flight 800 investigation look like a Mormon Boy Scout Picnic by comparison.
Logical presumption, but not what I saw on the video. The second bomb was too far away for that.
First there were 5 unexploded bombs and now there were none.
Sounds like cover-up to me.
Those reports of “white smoke” is a telltale of flash powder. Potasium Cloride and fine powdered aluminum. Same stuff that made the once upon a time was in”silver salutes the M-80 and used in common firecrackers as well as flash grenades. FBI reports a “crude explosive” however there were not any reports of a bright flash which would confirm that conclusion.
“My money is on a Ted Kaczinski/Tim McVeigh type.”
Um, McVeigh, all by himself I might add /s destroyed a huge Federal building.
This looked like to me to be about the same explosion as a small IED used with much success in the Middle East. Most decidedly low tech.
Altered tapes pulled by the media, unknown guys on the roof before the blast, "training exorcises" going on at the time of the attack, and now missing unexploded devices. I smell a rat here, a big commie democRAT!
Still, I think the biggest "what-a-coinkidink" is this one -- the Boston JFK Library fire, which broke out shortly before 3 p.m., which they now have backed off & claim was a mechanical failure based fire:
So, we are now told that the fire in a Boston library that broke out shortly before 3 p.m. -- had NOTHING to do with two bombs that went off at 2:50 p.m.?????? And this "mechanical fire" that occurred about the same time "just happened" to begin at that time?
(Not that I'm a govt. 'fact-finder' skeptic or anything like that...at all...wouldn't think of it)
Jihadists like to claim the "credit" for the destruction they cause.
There's been nothing.
Look at all the bus bombings and such in Israel - this is very similar to what the PLO types have done there for decades. Al Qaeda does typically think "bigger", but there's a lot of mayhem in that part of the world that doesn't include the martyrdom factor.
Yes. Its a coincidence. Lets think logically, shall we? Why would 2 bombs be linked to some itty bitty fire a few miles away? Wouldn’t you think that if they were linked, there would have been a BOMB at the JFK library? Or something that would have at least caused damage?
Take a deep breath. Sheesh.
Quite different, if current reports are accurate.
There was no C-4 or other high grade explosives in the Boston bombs. Nails and ball bearings inside pressure cookers with low grade explosives. Two bombs killed a total of three people in a crowded area.
That tells you what sort of devices these are.
The explosive used was that “Mother of Satan” crap they use in the middle east, something made from acetone and peroxide and packed into pressure cookers. Its the MO of the middle eastern camel humpers and if it uses camel humper explosives in camel humper containers and kills innocent “infidels” with improvised shrapnel like a camel humper, I`d say it probably humps camels and prays to a child molesting, pig god!