Thank Obama for this event. He has been dismantling national security to a point where it can no longer monitor, do surveilance, question or identify suspected targets. In addition he is endlessly appeasing and fannying Islam and allowing a hundred thousand of Muslims to enter EACH YEAR. Under Obama the Muslim population in America has increased by 300%. Obama is breaking down America’s security division, and making it easier and easier for America’s biggest enemy to operate in the country. He is, in fact, inviting it. It is Obama who should be made responsible. The entire White House is infiltrated with this evil – on Obama’s approval.
“The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
— Internal memo of the Muslim Brotherhood
[Obama admin funding to MB: over $400 million]
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Last Updated: 4:58 PM, April 15, 2013 Posted: 4:28 PM, April 15, 2013
Boston Marathon explosions: Two dead and at least 100 injured in suspected twin ‘bombings’ near finish line
David Usborne US Editor, in New York Monday 15 April 2013
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Boston was on lockdown tonight after two bombs exploded close to the finishing line of the city’s marathon, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more. The numbers of injured was put at at least 77, at least six of them being critically injured, with reports that over 100 people being treated in the city’s hospitals. All tourists and residents were told to remain in their hotels and homes as Police Commissioner Ed David said he was treating the attacks as an “ongoing situation”., killing at least two people and injuring at least
There was a sense of curfew in the city as the FBI and local police scrambled to determine if the attacks were domestic in nature or traceable to international terror cells. “We don’t yet have some of the answers,” President Barack Obama said, speaking at the White House. The word “terror” did not leave his lips. “We still don’t know who did this or why…but make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this and we will find who did this and we will find out why did this,” adding that those responsible for explosions “will feel the full weight of justice”.
“There is no suspect in custody, we are questioning many people but there is no one in custody at this moment,” Commissioner Ed Davis said in Boston last night without giving further details on a death toll. He said only: “There are people who have expired as a result of this incident.
In the immediate aftermath of the marathon explosions a plume of smoke could be seen rising above the Charles river, while video from helicopters at the scene revealed pools of blood spilled over a large area of pavement on Boylston Street. Witnesses reported seeing people with limbs missing.
The attacks sent waves of shock across America, which has not suffered any successful attacks since 11 September 2001. Special precautions were triggered including the closing down of Pennsylvania Avenue close to the White House in Washington to foot traffic. Counter-terrorism police were also deployed to major landmarks in Manhattan and strategic locations across the country. Sporting events since 9/11 have been of particular concern for counter-terrorism forces because of the difficulty of protecting them. Huge protection is routinely provided for events from the World Series baseball tournament to the Super Bowl as well as the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.
The blasts came within seconds of each other some three hours after the winners of the race had already crossed the line, but stragglers were still approaching the area close to the heart of the city’s downtown. Police and medical personnel rushed to the scene as terrified members of the public attempted to flee. Many of those injured were treated on the spot before being transferred to the area’s hospitals, including Massachusetts General.
Television footage from the scene showed injured victims being treated on the pavement, many of them with severe injuries. The bombs went off in the city’s popular Back Bay retail district, blowing out windows in the surrounding buildings. The area was particularly crowded as one of the prime viewing spots for the annual race.
“I heard two big explosions, large plumes of smoke, dust, glass … at first it seemed like a cannon blast but it felt so strong it almost blew my head off. There was some really, really bad injuries, some people were really badly hurt,” said one spectator who rushed to site of the explosions.
Cherie Falgoust was waiting for her husband, who was running the race. “I was expecting [him] 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.”
In an all-out response to the horror, the city closed the T-line, a subway that runs beneath Boylston, and sealed the nearby Massachusetts Bridge. All off-duty Boston police officers were summoned and told to report for emergency duty to the local precinct headquarters. As soon as the wounded were attended to, work began on an investigation into the sources of the blasts with the early focus looking for forensic evidence and anything suspicious seen on surveillance cameras.
It was a public holiday in Massachusetts and the Boston marathon is one of the most prestigious sporting events in America’s calendar and for the city it is usually a joyous day that marks the end of winter. There were more than 24,000 runners representing 96 countries taking part, while at least half a million people lined the route.
Vice-President Joe Biden was on a conference call with gun control activists when staffers turned on televisions in his office after hearing of the explosions.
“Apparently there has been a bombing,” Mr Biden was heard to comment. “I don’t know any of the details of what caused it, who did it. I don’t think it exists yet. But our prayers are with those people in Boston who suffered injury.”
The city was where two of the flights hijacked on 9/11 originated from and the metropolis, on the Atlantic seaboard of Massachusetts, is as sensitive as any in the United States about the danger of terrorism attacks. Yesterday’s explosions occurred at around 2.50pm local time.
Police in London said they were reviewing security plans for Sunday’s marathon, the next major international event of its type, because of the explosions that hit the race in Boston.
“We are deeply saddened and shocked by the news from Boston,” Nick Bitel, London Marathon Chief Executive, said in a statement.
“Our immediate thoughts are with the people there and their families. It is a very sad day for athletics and for our friends and colleagues in marathon running. Our security plan is developed jointly with the Metropolitan Police and we were in contact with them as soon as we heard the news.”