- Terrorist attack at Boston marathon?
There’s still time to remove that picture if you like. You know, to respect the dignity of some people who may be no longer with us.
It’s no worse than anything the 24hr news channels are putting out.
In fact, I refuse to look at rolling news channels at times like this, not cos of the pictures but because they haven’t got a clue what’s happening so speculate wildly while seeking out ever more vivid images or interviews with anyone even remotely connected to the event.Posted 5 years ago
It was bound to happen at some event like that—we always expect the worst at things like Super-Bowl, Mardi Gras, etc., but I’d expect that it would be easier to attack something like the Boston Marathon. Just saw a report flash that another “explosive device” was found at a nearby hotel.
speculate wildly while seeking out ever more vivid images or interviews with anyone even remotely connected to the event.
That is what seems to be going on at the moment, with lot’s of “unconfirmed” reportsPosted 5 years agopaulosoxoSubscriber
It was an unpleasant image, but such carnage is an everyday event in Pakistan, Afghanistan, or Iraq, among other places; yet is rarely reported in the western media.
My thoughts are with the injured, and those dealing with the event.
Completely irrelevant. There’s people die on the roads everyday, babies who don’t make it out the delivery suite, I could go on. It still doesn’t make it acceptable to post all over a biking forum.Posted 5 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Have seen a vid online and when it goes off you see on or two random runners going to ground looking confused/hurt- that would be explained if there was ball bearings packed around the bombs..Posted 5 years ago
As per the comments above- think theres too much sensationalist footage when these things happen, and I appreciate that I have encouraged it by watching some of it. Will prob watch the 10pm news to check whats hapening- hopefully wont have anything too gruesome on it.
More mental that folk continued running through the smoke to get to the finishline afterwards, can only assume they didnt realise what was happening.. hopefully.
There are some links to live police feeds here is anyone is interested: http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/1cen7i/explosion_at_the_boston_marathon/?sort=top
It makes an interesting contrast to the mix of wild speculation on twitter and the TV repeating the same info over and over.Posted 5 years agorobdixonMember
Awful news from Boston – gutted that people many of whom were running for charity appear have been targeted.. it’s even more evil than usual.
Meanwhile in the UK the latest quartet of home grown nutjobs have just been found guilty of planning bombings – adding to the 300+ that have convicted of similar offences since the London Tube bombings. We’re very lucky to have security services that seem to have managed to keep a lid on this sort of madness for the last few years.Posted 5 years ago
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