29 October, 2020

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USA: Boston Marathon Explosions

By Colombo Telegraph

A large explosion has  been detonated near the finish line of the Boston marathon in USA a short while ago.

AP said there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the bridge that marks the finish line. Another loud explosion could be heard a few seconds later.

Smoke rose from the blasts, fluttering through the national flags lining the route of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon. TV helicopter footage showed blood staining the pavement in the popular shopping and tourist area known as the Back Bay.

The Guardian said; At least two reported explosions at the finish line,runners were still finishing the race when blasts hit, participant: ‘There are a lot of people down’, surrounding buildings were being evacuated .

CNN says; Two large explosions rocked an area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, injuring at least six people and spewing wreckage in its wake. The explosions occurred at about 2:45 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.

In New York City, authorities stepped up security as well “until more about the explosion is learned,” Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said, the CNN reports.

Rare footage:Person walks on roof til explosion

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    The Bodu Bala Sena are currently in the US. Are you thinking what I am thinking? ;)

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      Can’t say for sure, was this marathon halal certified?

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      Yes – my first thought :)

      Probably they are drunk and speeding down highways !

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      I cannot believe Sri Lankans survived this kind of senseless, bloody carnage all over our tiny Island for 30 long years.

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        US should now understand why Sri Lanka has to keep vigilant even after 4 years! USA seems to have relaxed after the Twin Towers disaster.

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    It’s no fun when the chickens come home to roost!

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    Obama needs to introduce legislation to limit the amount of gun powder allowed per bomb to limit explosion size.

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    we fees very sad for people who died and injured but again eye opener for USA supporting the terrorist (LTTE) , putting resolution to the government who eradicate terrorists , feel the taste of terrorism what we had last 30 years. Ask Bill Clinton on his opinion about this , he said when bombs were blasting in SL that is the another way of expression of ideas of some people

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      Totally agreed

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      When ideas are expressed in another way, is there anyone to listen?

      Dr.RN

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    US’s double standards on Terror is responsible.
    When Sri Lanka decimated LTTE terror US cried foul “It’s a Human Rights violation”, but US/NATO killed one million civilians in Iraq/Afghan, perhaps “muslims are not Humans” for US/West.

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      Totally agreed to this comment

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    3 American infidels dead!

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      “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” Do you know who wrote as words of whom?
      Leela

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        Is that why they put SAW and PBUH after his name? :)

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          Those words are written in Tabari 9:69 as words of Muhammad PBUH, prophet of Islam.
          Leela

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      And Muslim infidels are the next target from BBS.

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    Waiting to see Tisaranee find that magical Rajapakse connection, and Sharmini to blame Sinhala-Buddhism.

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    A Disaster waiting to happen. The Americans can now experience at first hand, what their Government is doing in other countries.

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    Chickens? More like cows…holy ones at that…

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    Boston bomb squad was running “controlled explosion” on the same day

    What’s not yet being reported by the mainstream media is that a “controlled explosion” was under way on the same day as the marathon explosion.

    As the Boston Globe tweeted today, “Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.”

    ICH Newsletter emailtom@cox.net via informationclearinghouse.ccsend.com

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    TGTE starts the job.

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      TGTE knows a lo about this kind of attacks.

      Rudrakumar should volunteer to help FBI.

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    Our thoughts are with people affected by these brutal bombings. The responsibility for these bombings lies with the US government regardless who did it. There is a strong possibliity that Rajapaksha regime’s involvement in this against US people the most progressive minded people in Inge world. Backward Singala mind can never understand the concepts of equality, democracy and enlightment.

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      Peter Drummonds, please do not generalise. The Sinhala Mind is not Backward and it can ‘understand the concepts of Equlity, Democracy and Enlightenment’ Would you say the Mind of all your people (whoever they are), is backward and ill-informed like you? BTW we do sympathise with the innocent people who died or were injured in this cowardly attack.

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      How can u condemn bombings when u have funded bombings in SL?

      I think anyone who try to make Rajapakse responsible for the bombings is mentally retarded and him talking abt ‘backward sinhala mind’ is hilarious.

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    As one LSD(Ltte Supporting Diaspora) said to another :“Been there, done that, to our own people”

    For LTTE Sympathisers with short memories: Weliveriya April 6, 2008 – LTTE Sucide Attack on Jeyaraj Fernandopulle

    http://youtu.be/rKoqgaPqrEU

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    We are eternally grateful to Gota for keeping us safe. We are eternally grateful to you (Gota) for keeping us safe.
    Leela

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      only the people around him are safe. (including BBS)

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      Leela gone kukul kakul.
      “Last night Gota was ringing the bell for his boyfriend and he sprayed all over Leela’s futon. It was awesome!”

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    People all over the world witness these man-made dissasters with contempt and sorrow. These acts are absolutely disgrace to the human race. But I believe the US will not let this opportunity to waste as itprovides insight to the US admintration that hitherto turned a blind eye to more serious crimes of this nature occured in Iraq, Afganistan and Sri Lanka where hundreds of thousands of innocent peopole were made to die due to deliberate actions or inactions of the US and some states in the European Union.

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    may be Gnasara and the BBS. they attacked fashion bug, so many places of worship and hit the police and people in video. so this may be a new beginning for them. great.our BBS terrorist have gone international

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    Leela – the same sources thundered “WW3 has begun. We will emerge victors” Too bad for them, the other side is smarter, more resourceful and have greater backing in the world. They have unleashed
    a form of WW3 subtly, undeclared but with deadly efficiency. As the old saying goes Good will prevail over Evil.

    Senguttuvan

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    The Boston Marathon explosion that killed three and injured more than 130 persons should be analyzed from all quarters. Such cowardly acts are definitely been carried out by extremists or rather could be called as terrorists.
    Since these acts of terrorism were carried out in America, it is clear that these worst criminals are either home grown extremists or overseas terrorists. Boston marathon is an event where more than 27,000 persons from various countries participated. It is very unlikely that Americans are likely to target their own people and foreigners in their own country, despite the conflicts that arose out of gun control regulation. But there are other factors such as the Islamic terrorist organization and North Korea which have developed hatred towards America. Even North Korea is unlikely to target US very soon, given the fact that China and USA have friendly relationship, though there is tension between North and South Koreas. However, past records established how the Islamic terrorist organizations had targeted Western cities. The massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, Twin Tower attack, London Subway Bombing, the attack on a Federal building in Oklahoma in 1995, etc, are cases in point. In this respect, Muslims would have developed hatred towards America over developing matters in Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in addition to what happened in Iraq, Egypt, and Libya. In such a scenario, there is a possibility that Muslims seek refuge in Western democratic countries. There are instances that Muslims had created unwanted problems in France and Australia. The latest was in London where Muslims extending solidarity to Sri Lankan Muslims over the activities of the BBS (showing Jihadism is the answer), when Sri Lankan Muslim Ministers had not protested and remained silent. Neverthless, it is too early to comment whether Islamic terrorists had a hand in this tragedy. To date no one has claimed responsibility over this ugly incident.
    Upon an examination of the Boston marathon explosion, it could be seen that two explosions had taken place within 10 seconds and within a distance of 550 feet almost at the finish line. Moreover, there were two hotels and a public library within this distance of 550 feet. This is the place where several thousands of participants would pass the finish line. As such, the motive of the terrorists was very clear to inflict heavy damage on human lives, as how they did in the Twin Tower attack, thereby creating a panic among the Americans or taking revenge on America. Further, these bombs could have been exploded with the use of remote control by the terrorists within a close proximity. Apparently, there is also a rare footage of a person walking on the roof, in addition bloodied runners & spectators and the road strewn with debris. There is a possibility that the culprit could have been on the roof of some these buildings to operate the remote control device. As there were two hotels, the terrorists could have arrived at these hotels or could have arrived in groups at intermittent periods and stayed in different hotels on the pretext of tourists to witness this event. There is also a possibility that some groups which arrive at intermittent periods on various pretexts, are employed in some front offices and provide all information to the terrorists. It cannot also be ruled out that these terrorists could have used some other passports and under different names and began their journey from other countries. In the premises, the law enforcing officers should examine at the Immigration the persons who have arrived recently and persons who are about to depart the US as well as at the hotels.
    It is very painful to hear that these terrorists do not realize the value of lives of these innocent participants and the innocent by-standers. It is time for the terrorists to realize that participants from various countries associate among themselves as one family or one peace-loving community and that fanaticism has no place in this civilized world. Terrorism promotes destruction and is evil and has no respect for human lives. The people will be grateful if the Western countries will take adequate measures to wipe out terrorism completely (including countries that denounces democracy and promotes terrorism), so that such acts of terrorism will not spread even to other democratic countries. So long as these mad people live with the idea of fanaticism, people cannot lead a peaceful life. My prayers & condolences for the injured.

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      A famous British actor commented: “Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.” Killing is killing, whoever does it – whether a Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Israeli, Sri Lankan. Don’t give them a label – IT IS MURDER!

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        Agreed. But how is this British actor going to account for what the British prominent figures made states which are given below.
        Sir Winston Churchill expressed his views on Islam. How dreadful are the causes which Mohammedanism lays on its voltaries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity.
        He further continues that though individual Muslims may have splendid qualities, the influence of Islam, paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Islam is a militant and proselytizing faith.
        John Wesley states that ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it have been the wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws and grinding them with their iron teeth, that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining, and that many countries which were once as the garden of God, are now desolate wilderness. Such was and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge of these destroyers of human kind.
        Again I am quoting one time Prime Minister of England, Gladstone, who said that so long as there is this Quran, there will be no peace in the world.
        Now lokk at what Prof.Bertram Russel says. Muslims redefined their morality and ethics to fit within the teachings of Islam, which are floridly lacking in morality. Therefore they redefine what is good and evil in order to fit their lives into what is preached by Islam, instead of examining Islam to see if it fits within the good life. Backward thinking imposed by a backward religion.
        There are some more. From the above view expressed by prominent people from England, and of what had happened at the Boston Marathon explosion, it appears that Islam is a religion of violence.

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          There is an error. It should be read as But how is this British actor going to account for what the British prominent figures made statements on Islam which are given below.

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          @Citizen, referred to as “well informed” by a regular contributor,could not have chosen more nondescript personalities than Churchill and John Wesley to vent their prejudices against Islam. Let me reveal something more on these folk.
          JOHN WESLEY
          Wesley’s weaknesses were as great as his strengths. His marriage to a widow named Molly with four kids was nothing short of a disaster as he abandoned her for long stretches and always kept relationships with other women that made her jealous and uncomfortable. His stubbornness put him at odds with his brother Charles and they spent many years hardly communicating. Theologically he embraced the dangerous and unbiblical doctrine of perfectionism. In relationships with other pastors he was not trustworthy attacking his one time ally George Whitfield over the issue of predestination. No surprise then that his opinion on Islam does not match his “unbiblical doctrine of perfectionism”
          WINSTON CHURCHILL

          …..Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill’s decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Madhusree Mukerjee

          Churchill with his contempt for the East and anything not British seems a poor choice for a second opinion on Islam.
          As for the Philosopher Mathematician Bertrand Russell he wrote

          “Our use of the phrase ‘the Dark Ages’ to cover the period from 699 to 1,000 marks our undue concentration on Western Europe… From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to Christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary… To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization; but this is a narrow view.” [History of Western Philosophy, London, 1948, p. 419]

          Seems to be at variance with your quote doesn’t it? I do not wish to waste more time and energy on this thread, however suffice it to say it will be interesting to find out what Napoleon Bonaparte, GBS, Goethe, Thomas Carlyle, Davenport, Rev. Boswell Smith, Ghandiji, Sarojini Naidu and Annie Besant, just for starters, had to say on Islam.

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        It is not the question of labelling the Muslims. But there is a news item that sources within Iranian Intelligence Service, blames the Islamic regime for the Boston Marathon explosion and to look for trails through Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It points to the collaboration of the regimes Quds Forces and Hezbollah and elements of Al-Qaeda with links to individuals in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Quds Force is a special Unit of Iran’s Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. Hezbollah is founded in 1982 for the purpose of throwing out Israel from South Lebanon. Hezbollah recruited Sunni terrorists allied with Al-Qaeda faction in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh under the guidance of Quds Force. At the same time there is also a news item that a senior Commander of the Islamic regime had warned that terrorism was on its way to America, less than two months ago. Whichever Islamic factions they are linked to, their ultimate aim was destruction. The Boston Marathon explosion sent the message that terrorism is a war between the innocents and a few coward criminals. It is a war between the invisible and visible.
        It is during this period in Sri Lanka, a Muslim official attached to the Dept. of Registrar of Persons who was mainly instrumental for supplying National Identity Cards to the LTTE. But in issuing such Identity Cards, he was issuing three National Identity Cards under different names on payment of Rs.25,000/-. Today this Muslim Official is in jail. What is the assurance that two other National Identity Cards (with which Sri Lanka Passports could have been obtained) would not have been tendered to Islamic terrorists from other countries to reach the Western countries, without any suspicion. Moreover, it is during this period (after 1987 or 1990), a Muslim extremist faction began to grow in the Eastern province. Time and again, I stress that arms and ammunitions were transported from Colombo to the Eastern Province during Ashroff’s period as Minister of Shipping & Harbour. Thereafter, two other Muslim Ministers continued as Minister of Shipping & Harbour. One can imagine as to what could have happened inside the Colombo harbor. This was the scenario that prevailed in Sri Lanka, in spite of the dispute between two factions of Muslims. The attack on the Twin Tower, London Subway Bombing, Mumbai bombing, etc took place after this period. Mention should be made that after the prayers, Bin Laden was praised as a hero and USA was condemned over the loud speakers. Finally there was an attempt on the lives of two professionals (which happened to be a futile exercise) who were aware of this Islamic Terrorist activities, which was aware by some Police Officers and transferred on some Muslim politician’s interference. The leaning towards Libya (statement to give asylum to Gaddafi), Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and other Muslim countries by Sri Lanka, the frequent visits by the Muslim Ministers to these countries and remaining silent on Islamic terrorist activities are also matters of concern.
        Upon an examination of the events that took place in Sri Lanka, it is time for Western countries to march its forces into Sri Lanka to flush out the Islamic terrorists, be they foreign or local. It is then that terrorism can be rooted out from utilizing Sri Lanka.

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    God speaks in little packages…

    For anyone with a brain in between their ears, the poignancy of the little boy’s message will not be lost. He died from the violence he wished would’nt be there!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/martin-richard-photo_n_3092473.html

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    Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon took the lives of three people and injured at least 175.

    In retaliation some poor country will be bombed soon by US and they will call it Justice

    What e US seems to forget is there biggest problem is their own gun control laws

    15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in the United States

    Firearm-related deaths totaled 31,672 in 2010

    A study disclosed that the U.S. records six violent deaths per 100,000 people each year. Its closest rival, Finland, has two.

    At the same time, the U.S. has the highest rate of gun ownership at 89 guns per 100 residents, accounting for 35 to 50 percent of civilian-owned firearms worldwide.

    It safe to say that their own gun culture and foreign policy is their biggest enemy. Rather than ravaging war in Middle East or Asia, they would first clean up their own back yard.

    All that the US government want is to ensure another war erupts so they can grow their economy.

    If they had spent their time reviewing and increasing their intelligence this could have been avoided. But they rather point fingers at Sri Lanka and try to pass a resolution on a country that has successfully eradicated terrorism..

    I feel sorry for the people who dies and got hurt….but what goes around comes around!

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    Terrorism is terrorism and that is totally bad. There are no gray areas. I grieve and pray for all those who dies due this senseless act. But USA must understand that we Sri Sankans survived too many such marathons with LTTE and now when we got over that please be happy for us. Don’t be tree hugging hypocrites

    Lace

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    What a shame

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    Infectious worms in these pages open their bowels on those who hold a different view or quote history as it happens. They come out with their genetic cultural abuse and vitriol. Now Bertrand Russel will also be in the list of abuse and insult. Here regular reader and well-informed commentator Citizen tells us how he sees real danger around. To some ambitious with IMMEDIATE global conquest, whose masters abroad send them daily instructions, WW3 and the next Crusade has begun. They are all asked to contribute their own lot to this global war machine. These are all now coming out now – in bits and pieces. My concern is an entire community should not be held responsible for the misadventures of a few. It is those peace-loving, who respect and tolerate pluralism in this good modern world, to get ready to meet the evil around them.

    Senguttuvan

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    Craig Murray an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010.
    writes:

    April 23, 2013 “Information Clearing House” – There are gaping holes in the official story of the Boston bombings.

    We are asked to believe that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was identified by the Russian government as an extremist Dagestani or Chechen Islamist terrorist, and they were so concerned about it that in late 2010 they asked the US government to take action. At that time, the US and Russia did not normally have a security cooperation relationship over the Caucasus, particularly following the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008. For the Russians to ask the Americans for assistance, Tsarnaev must have been high on their list of worries.

    In early 2011 the FBI interview Tsarnaev and trawl his papers and computers but apparently – remarkably for somebody allegedly radicalised by internet – the habitually paranoid FBI find nothing of concern.

    So far, so weird. But now this gets utterly incredible. In 2012 Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who is of such concern to Russian security, is able to fly to Russia and pass through the airport security checks of the world’s most thoroughly and brutally efficient security services without being picked up. He is then able to proceed to Dagestan – right at the heart of the world’s heaviest military occupation and the world’s most far reaching secret police surveillance – again without being intercepted, and he is able there to go through some form of terror training or further Islamist indoctrination. He then flies out again without any intervention by the Russian security services.

    That is the official story and I have no doubt it did not happen. I know Russia and I know the Russian security services. Whatever else they may be, they are extremely well-equipped, experienced and efficient and embedded into a social fabric accustomed to cooperation with their mastery. This scenario is simply impossible in the real world.

    We have, by the official account, the involvement of the two Tsarnaev brothers, the FBI and the Russian security services. The FBI have a massive recent record of running agent provocateur operations to entrap gullible Muslims into terrorism. The Russian security services have form on false flag Chechen bombings. Where the truth lies may be difficult to dig out. But the above official version is not true.

    source : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34707.htm

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