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Today’s events took place at 2:57 EST near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A bomb went off followed immediately by a second explosion. This area was near the finish line around the 4 hour mark of the run where the majority of runners come in to the finish line. I began following the story on Twitter and was tweeting as quickly as things were becoming available. Initial reports were that a third explosion at JFK Library was related to the bombings at the Boston Marathon and those reports have later been downsized to state that it was a fire now being claims as “unrelated” to the bombings. Air traffic was grounded in and around the Boston area of the marathon and supposedly cell phone service was being blocked to prohibit any further remote detonations by cell phone. Many other states and counties were taken to a heightened state of alert over the attacks, like, Washington DC, San Francisco area, Los Angeles County, and New York, to name a few. My twitter account is set to private so you would have to request a follow from me directly to see my tweets but certainly you can find out breaking news on twitter by various “Legitimate” news sources. One News agency that seemed to get information faster than Fox News and CNN was- The Boston Globe of the UK and Breaking News on Twitter. I happen to think I follow excellent news sources. For live breaking news Cable News seems too slow nowadays.
Let me say as a Runner this tragedy is heartbreaking. To think someone would target innocent runners who are just out trying to fulfill a dream of “Running Boston” is beside me. I don’t understand who would do this or why target innocent civilians. This was not a political event or arena. This running event is attended by people of all walks of life, all nationalities, all creeds, and gives people something to strive for in doing their best when it comes to their physicality. It’s a shame this had to happen. So many people who simply love the sport of running are having that taken from them. My heart goes out to those suffering, those family members who are perplexed and in pain right now. My prayers are with those who were there today.
Reports are that 2 have died, although I did see one report by New York Post that stated 12 had died, and over 100 are injured. By “injured” this means many have lost limbs, and it’s gruesome. There are videos on YouTube already and countless loops being played on cable news shows showing the horrific event.
Authorities in Boston have initiated “Social Distancing” by telling the public to not go outdoors, to not congregate in groups, and to stay in their homes. Other sports events and public events are being cancelled in response to this.
At the time of this post there is one person of interest and this person is being carefully guarded, although he is denying any involvement. Because this is a fluid event with ongoing updates I may come and edit or update this post to avoid having multiple posts on the same topic. Today evil arose again to strike at the core of our humanity. Terrorism is going to continue unfortunately, and our current administration is attempting to take our civil liberties away from us including our ability to protect ourselves from danger; so, what are we left to do when all matter of human power and will fail us? We submit to our Lord God who made us. We beseech Him in all His might and awesome authority that are we are at His mercy. May God help those who were there today in Boston and may He help all of us to remember Him.
N4TM has learned that this year’s Marathon at Boston <<was>> purposefully made a Political Event! I did not know this until moments ago that the entire event was cloaked in “Newtown” in memoriam. This new information is highly disturbing and offensive to me. Whereas I thought this was simply a random act now appears to be more covert and truly sinister. Here’s the information on the Newtown overtones for Boston Marathon 2013:
“Not only was a team from the town running to raise money for a scholarship fund, the 26th mile was dedicated to the first-graders and school workers gunned down by Adam Lanza on Dec. 14.
I hate to draw attention to the fact that this sounds incredibly suspicious and desperately wicked, or to have to be the one to suggest that this could be a “False Flag.” A “False Flag” for those who are unfamiliar with the term is something that is done maliciously by groups and/or organizations (Government and Private) that seeks to destroy/kill/maim for the sole purpose of instigating the ‘change’ they seek to be done. Some believe that events like 9-11 and Oklahoma City Bombing (anniversary 4.19.1995) were “false flag” events that sought to take away our civil liberties. I don’t ring those same bells, although I don’t doubt that there are people capable of doing such a thing. I just didn’t want to have to be the one to report that in this case especially while the blood on the streets in Boston remain wet. I just can’t believe that some idiot would make this whole Marathon about “Newtown.” Apparently those in the Newtown groups that were running are “Ok.” Yes they unharmed but many are not and isn’t that the point of this attack? Is the point of the attack to say, “You could be Newtown, this could be you.” That is just sheer sick. So some sick and twisted anti-gun person decides to set up bombs on the 26th mile, right where it’s dedicated to Newtown, and we’re meant to think this is a random act? Or worse, an attack by a “Right-winged” nut job? No, a right winged nut job wouldn’t do this, but someone trying to exploit Newtown and squeeze the American people like a turnip to surrender their constitutional rights would do something like this. I’m not going to name names but one comes to mind immediately. I pray I’m wrong. I truly do.