Update III: Barack Obama refused to say the obvious. But while making sure that there is no video of the remark which can expose them politically for the security failure of leadership – we are told sotto voce the Boston bombing clearly an act of terror says WH official. Whoop-te-do.
DailyKooks and other low hanging nuts (including the despicable Matthews O’Tingles) are blaming the Tea Party for the terror attack because today is tax day and Patriots Day in Boston and because parents of the Newtown Connecticut shootings were invited and honored at the marathon. But domestic political attacks usually have some logic to them. If bombs exploded at IRS offices in Boston or post offices or even police stations then domestic terrorist groups might be suspect. These nonsensical attacks on American events or locales are usually the hallmark of people who hate America first and last.
“There were at least 111 victims at six area hospitals on Monday night. Brigham and Women’s Hospital said it was treating 26 victims, the largest number, and said two were at risk of losing limbs. Boston Medical Center said it had received 23, and Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 22 patients, including six in critical condition and five in serious condition. Beth Israel Deaconess had 21 patients, and Tufts Medical Center had received nine.”
Reports have it that the youngest killed was 8 years old. Reports also surfaced that “five additional, undetonated explosive devices around the Boston area” have been found and neutralized. The search for suspects however continues:
BOLO put out by Boston law enforcement for “dark skinned or black male” who tried to gain restricted access minutes b4 1st explosion #CNN
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) April 16, 2013
MORE- The man was seen wearing a black sweatshirt & had a black packback. Possible foreign national based on accent #CNN #BostonExplosion
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) April 16, 2013
For sure a Tea Party member.
Update II: As one of our commenters asks, how long before Barack Obama blames his failure of leadership and the Boston Marathon terror attack on the sequester?
The New York Post reports a suspect is in custody. Could it really be a (surprise that it is a) Saudi national?:
“A federal law-enforcement source confirmed to The Post there are at least 12 dead and nearly 50 injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.
Authorities have a identified a suspect, a Saudi national, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.“
We would be surprised if this early report is entirely accurate. Saudi terrorist’s have much more experience blowing up Americans so to be caught so quickly would confound suspicious us.
Confirmed is a fire, possibly due to a bomb, at the JFK Library. More video:
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Update: Today’s explosions have knocked Kermit Gosnell coverage off the front pages the story never appeared on anyway (including us here at Big Pink). Fairly or unfairly, wisely or not, today’s terror attack at the Boston Marathon will also impact the gun control debate for which the votes don’t exist anyway even with the contents stripped of all the bans and scams Barack Obama wanted. Immigration reform will also be impacted as questions of border jumping terrorists will now come to the fore no matter how much Big Media steers the conversation to sympathetic portraits of families divided by immigration laws and flaws.
Before the Obama Hopium Guzzlers accuse us of politicizing this terror attack, which we are and rightly so, we’ll point out that Kristof is busy making political attacks and Obama won’t let this crisis go to waste.
The explosion as it happened:
We were just about to hit the “publish” button on our scheduled new article focused on Kermit Gosnell. But now news is breaking: Explosion at Boston Marathon.
It’s going to be an update kind of day.
We don’t know yet if it is a Middle East type terror attack but bombs at the finish line do not inspire the thought that this was celebratory fireworks. People are dead however, 20 – 30 at least injured. The pictures are ugly. This is not an accident:
“Multiple casualties are reported after at least two explosions were heard near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Herald.
Witnesses reportedly heard two booms that sounded like two claps of thunder near the finish line inside the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel.
The explosions occurred just before 3 p.m. Video of the scene showed a number of emergency crews in the area tending to victims and blood on the ground near the finish line.
“I saw two explosions. The first one was beyond the finish line. I heard a loud bang and I saw smoke rising,” Boston Herald reporter Chris Cassidy, who was running in the marathon, told the newspaper. “I kept running and I heard behind me a loud bang. It looked like it was in a trash can or something…There are people who have been hit with debris, people with bloody foreheads.”
A photographer with Fox affiliate WFXT reported seeing a number of victims with lost limbs.”
Be sure to thank Barack Obama for keeping us safe. Yeah right. Obama will get us all killed.