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  •  I don't buy it. (1+ / 0-)
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    I think this is just more nonsense speculation and wild theories from the local affiliates trying to manufacture news.

    It just makes no sense to place a bomb where that package is placed in the photo.

    If you wanted to place a bomb to hurt as many people as possible why would you:

    a) Place the bomb on the other side of a barricade such that only about half of the blast radius would actually hit the crowd.  Not to mention that the barricade itself would serve to (slightly) shield the crowd.

    b) Put it in a place where you would stick out like a sore thumb, with scores of bystanders, cameras, and cops around to see you lift a package up over a barricade, place it on an open section of sidewalk, then walk away.

    Not to mention that all the video I've seen seems to show the explosion(s) originating well behind the barriers, closer to the buildings, pushing the barriers outward.  Then again I'm not sure I've actually seen both explosions or just different views of one of them.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Also the whole are was swept the morning of the race, so someone would have to weave through the crowd, place the bag over the barricade and then either run away, or leave the suspicous bag for 20 minutes or so on the race course..  I have a hard time believing this is the case.  

    •  Not sure I agree with you... (0+ / 0-)

      I haven't seen a video of the second explosion shot closer than the finish line, almost 2 blocks away.

      In the after photo above, all the chairs in the outdoor cafe (Forum) seem to be intact. If the blast had been out from the building wall, I think we would see damage there.

      The first blast was from behind the crowd, in my opinion.

    •  THERE WERE TWO bomb scenes -what we've seen (0+ / 0-)

      all over the news, is television and news and individuals videos of the first scene -- because it is at the finish line.  the bomb came from inside the barriers and it appears more blood was spilled. ....

      These photos are from the second scene - there isn't much in the way of footage, video-wise of the second scene.

      But, unfortunately none of this is confirmed by the authorities - they have so much to go through.

      There is a level of frustration that we haven't been told more - but we have to let them do their jobs - they've still got downtown roped off.

      if you had business in copley square - gonna have to wait.

      Women are 51% of the population yet are represented in congress by barely 17%! Until our representation reflects the population, we risk sliding backwards .....

      by 51percent on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:24:24 AM PDT

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    •  trying to understand the mind of a lunatic (0+ / 0-)

      will drive you mad.

      People who do this kind of thing don't always think rationally.

      Why do you think they were trying to "hurt as many people as possible"? maybe they just wanted to get attention. Maybe they didn't have time to come up with some other plan. Maybe the bomb was only in that spot for 1 minute. Maybe there were so many people there, there wasn't room behind the barricade.

      There are any number of reasons the bomb could be placed where it is.

      Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

      by walk2live on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:41:00 AM PDT

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