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Obama says Boston bombings an act of terrorism
AP via Yahoo news ^ | April 16, 2013 | Julie Pace

Posted on 04/16/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT by John W

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pronounced the deadly Boston Marathon explosions an act of terrorism on Tuesday as individuals close to the investigation said the two bombs were made of pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and metal shards that cut into the victims.

Speaking at the White House, Obama said investigators do not know if the attack was carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a "malevolent individual." Three people were killed, including an 8 year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded.

In his second public statement in less than 24 hours since the explosions, the president said, "Clearly we are at the beginning of our investigation." He urged anyone with information relating to the events to contact authorities.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; marathon; saudinational; terroristattack

1 posted on 04/16/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Is he going to use the same investigating team that he did at Benghazi??


2 posted on 04/16/2013 10:58:11 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: John W

Captain Obvious finally speaks, eh?


3 posted on 04/16/2013 10:59:09 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: John W

Its a sign of the times that the media feels it necessary to print such a ridiculous headline.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 10:59:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: John W

Poll/focus group tested.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 10:59:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: John W

Sharp as a bowling ball, that one...


6 posted on 04/16/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: John W

oh now he comes out and uses the word TERRORISM...what a coward...a sham...a loser...who cares what ZERO thinks anymore...the world goes on without him and no one cares what he has to say — the biggest joke since Carter!


7 posted on 04/16/2013 11:01:13 AM PDT by BCW (I'm searching for John Galt)
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To: MeganC
Thank you Captain Obvious!


9 posted on 04/16/2013 11:03:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: F15Eagle

10 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:12 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: John W

“malevolent individual”


11 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:12 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: John W

If he says so, it must be so.

Will the FBI and DHS consult him in this matter?


12 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:33 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: John W
President Barack Obama pronounced the deadly Boston Marathon explosions an act of terrorism on Tuesday as individuals close to the investigation said the two bombs were made of pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and metal shards that cut into the victims.

Welcome to the party, Dear Leader! The rest of America knew this within nanoseconds after it happened, what took you so long??


(I'd love to be a fly on the wall to hear how sock puppet Jay Carney spins this one!)

13 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:35 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: John W
It's an act of radical islamists... that's what I want to hear from our President. Extremist is a term the totalitarian left likes to use for anyone who isn't part of their group-think...
14 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: John W

I think he is jumping to conclusions too quickly without knowing all the facts. This could be a case of workplace violence. /s


15 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:53 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: John W

Good work 0


16 posted on 04/16/2013 11:07:21 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: John W
President Barack Obama pronounced the deadly Boston Marathon explosions an act of terrorism on Tuesday as individuals close to the investigation said the two bombs were made of pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and metal shards that cut into the victims.

I guess after 3 killed & 170 wounded, apparently 0dumb0 now can grudgingly "jump to the conclusion" that this was a terrorist attack. I'm sure he's still hoping & praying (to Allah) that the culprits are not his bosom buddy muzzzlim brothers.

17 posted on 04/16/2013 11:08:49 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: OKRA2012
“malevolent individual”

Like this guy:


19 posted on 04/16/2013 11:09:25 AM PDT by mikrofon (+ Prayers Up +)
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To: F15Eagle

Now that they have a white, domestic, conservative group to pin it on they can call it “terrorism”


20 posted on 04/16/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: John W

I didn’t realize but yesterday was tax day. Maaan I hope this wasn’t some schmuck protesting taxes. Boston.. tea party..Get it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party

On the other hand it could have been some leftists wanting to make it look like it was the right.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 11:14:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: John W

We should be asking why with all of the money be spent and being told we are safe; why we are not?


22 posted on 04/16/2013 11:14:55 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: John W

I wonder how often they have to help this moron to the bathroom, or maybe they cornered the market on Depends!

Covering his rear after Benghazi.


23 posted on 04/16/2013 11:15:17 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: John W

Of course it is terrorism. The big guy thinks it was done by right-wingers, or he would be telling us not to blame all the members of a religion, etc.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 11:16:09 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: John W

Terrorism, yes! But look to whom they’re trying to point fingers.

Really, just who has done this sort of thing? Not a taxpaying, conservative, bible carrying, white boy. They’ll invent someone, for sure.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 11:16:56 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda┬ŚDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: John W

Call it what you want Barack, you POS. This story will be gone in 2 weeks or so since the perp isnt a native . . .


27 posted on 04/16/2013 11:24:10 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: John W

REALLY !!! No Shite Barky


28 posted on 04/16/2013 11:25:16 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: John W
I thought it was “work place violence”. How silly of me.
29 posted on 04/16/2013 11:25:18 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: John W

Who cares what he says. Like we need his official word to define evil?


30 posted on 04/16/2013 11:30:46 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: John W

Of course it was terrorism.

But it was brought about by that evil Christian video that prompted the Benghazi attack.

So the FBI investigations have already begun targeting Tea Partiers and Christians.


31 posted on 04/16/2013 11:38:55 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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32 posted on 04/16/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: MeganC

Surprised he didn’t categorize it “Sports Venue Violence”

Luckily, no military memebers were injured duirng the bombing. Otherwise, BHO would have that whole “Purple Heart Fiasco” swirling around him again and the press would have to pretend not to hear the complaints again....

(This last post is brought to you heavily laden with sarcasm....)

RLTW


33 posted on 04/16/2013 11:48:17 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: John W

Some Presidents go down in the “annals” of history as the smartest, wisest, most popular, most effective, etc....This President will no doubt go down in history as the biggest “anal” to ever hold the position.


34 posted on 04/16/2013 11:52:39 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: John W

I believe this is far more than an act of terrorism. I strongly suspect that Obama’s intelligence community failed to connect the dots.

Restricted and blinded by Obama and the democrats ideology, failed leadership, political interests and their insistence that we are not at war with terrorists, they failed to gather and/or recognize the pieces they needed to finish the puzzle and take the bad guys out BEFORE the attack.

Those poor folks in Boston are dead and injured because of the failure Obama and his corrupt democrats.

Eventually, the leaks will come.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 11:56:34 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: John W
"Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. What we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack, or why. Whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. That's what we don't yet know."

What if the perpetrator was a guy who lived in his neighborhood, like Bill Ayers did, becomes "guilty as hell, free as a bird", and writes his memoir? Is Bill Ayers a 'malevolent individual' under the President's definition? If the "why" is as good as the goals of the Weatherman Underground, does that make a difference?

36 posted on 04/16/2013 11:58:53 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: John W

IOW, he got word the Saudi student wasn’t involved so now they can spin it back on a gun totin’ bible thumpin’ white rightwing Republican conservative TEA Party tax evading prepper wingnut.


37 posted on 04/16/2013 12:06:22 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; Responsibility2nd
I didn’t realize but yesterday was tax day. Maaan I hope this wasn’t some schmuck protesting taxes. Boston.. tea party..Get it?

On the other hand it could have been some leftists wanting to make it look like it was the right.

Oh yea I get it.

So does Axelrod:

Isn't there some group out there whose mantra is "Taxed Enough Already?"
38 posted on 04/16/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 ├é┬ľ Mar 1, 2012)
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To: John W

I’m not interested in what Obama says. I’m interested in what he does.


39 posted on 04/16/2013 12:32:56 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: John W

Obozo = Day late and a dollar short as usual. Amazing he was finally forced into using that terrible “T” word that he has banned from the government agencies and the MSM. It must have killed him to finally admit it was a successful Terrorist Attack on the homeland. It is going to be very interesting to see the hoops and word games he, the Democrats, his lying, obfuscating “Press Secretary” and his entire administration will go through when the truth comes out that it was an ISLAMIC terrorist attack! Oh the hoops they will jump through to avoid using the dreaded “I” word!


40 posted on 04/16/2013 12:34:46 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: John W

Barry, always the last to know.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 12:56:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: John W; a fool in paradise

In 24 hours FBI will produce if not the culprit, then a Richard Jewell. Public opinion demands it! By the time this Richard Jewell proves his innocence, which could take years, American TV viewers will be enjoying the 7th generation (from now) of Americans Idle, and the thread dedicated to it here will have had 100,000 replies.


42 posted on 04/16/2013 1:01:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

But..but he called the mayor! Lizzie Warren said so! He even kept his suit coat on for the obligatory photo!


43 posted on 04/16/2013 1:13:05 PM PDT by relictele
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