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President Obama to Make Statement on Boston Marathon Bombings: WATCH LIVE

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President Obama is scheduled to make a statement to the press at 11:30 am on the attacks in Boston.

UPDATE, BRIEFING OVER:

Obama said that "our first thoughts are with the vistims and their families" and that "given what we now know of what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism." He said that it is still unknown if it is a group or individual behind "the heinous and cowardly act."

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  1. Obama doesn't say much more than he said yesterday. They still don't know who did it.

    A lot of people are speculating North Korea. That's not implausible: North Korea did bomb Korean Air Flight 858 in 1987.

    White supremacists, Neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists are also being batted around as the culprits. That's not implausible either: Such a group has very recently been involved in the murder of Colorado prison chief Tom Clements and, of course, have been involved in terrorism for over a century, including the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and an arson of a gay church in Springfield, MO in 1983.

    The most obvious culprit is some sort of Islamic-extremist ideologue(s), which is plenty plausible. It could even be Iran retaliating against assassinations and terrorist attacks against them (believed to be perpetrated by Mossad).

    It could be someone mentally ill. It could be an Aum Shinrikyo-like cult. It could be anyone at this point.

    Posted by: Kyle | Apr 16, 2013 11:55:43 AM


  2. @Kyle,

    I'm in Boston. I was in the area yesterday when the bombs went off. IMHO it will probably turn out to be a so-called lone wolf who did it for God knows what reason[s], or possibly even someone with a uber grudge against the marathon or the city, such as fired employees, etc.

    The fact they were made with homegrown materials and not hitech is a big red flag IMHO. This doesn't sound like a foreign terrorist way of doing business. But I could be totally wrong.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 16, 2013 1:07:49 PM


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