Bob Owens

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Marathon bombs were a design commonly used by Pakistani terrorists

Written By: Bob - Apr• 16•13

The U.K. Daily Mail is one of many media outlets reporting that the two bombs used in yesterday’s bombing are similar to those commonly used in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

The two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 176 at the Boston Marathon on Monday were made from six-liter pressure cookers crammed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings and stashed in black backpacks, police sources revealed today.

The cruelly-designed bombs have ‘frequently’ been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a 2010 Homeland Security Department pamphlet – hinting at the origins of the bombers behind the worst terrorist atrocity in the U.S. since 9/11.

When the devices exploded near the crowded Boston Marathon finish line around 2.50pm on Monday, victims suffered as many as 40 shrapnel wounds each and at least 10 people needed amputations. Witnesses described seeing body parts flying through the air and shoes that ‘still had flesh in them’.

Sources added to CNN that a timer was likely used to activate one of the bombs.

Although no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, similar devices were used in the failed 2010 attempt to bomb Times Square by Faisal Shahzad, who admitted he had undergone bomb-making training at a militant Islamist faction camp in Pakistan.

I would think it to be a significant lapse of security that devices as large as two six-liter pressure cookers could get through the crowd and be deployed without being detected. We also don’t seem to have any decent leads at this point, other than the Saudi who now seems to be a victim instead of a suspect, and the alleged “black guy with a black sweatshirt” declared a “person of interest” and mentioned by some sources yesterday.

Anybody who knows of a black guy who has traveled to “Pock-i-stan,” and who may have had contact with terrorists may want to consider contacting authorities.


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  1. RiverRat says:

    An inexpensive 6 liter pressure cooker is

    Product in Inches (L x W x H):

    11.38 x 18.5 x 8.5

    It’ll fit in most medium sized backpacks and you can buy one at Walmart for about $40.

  2. RiverRat says:

    and that’s with the handles which wouldn’t be needed.

  3. Comrade X says:

    Outlaw pressure cookers and backpacks!

    Death before slavery!

    • NY OEF vet says:

      No, we just need backround checks to purchase them and limit them to 7nails in the cooker at any time.

  4. Comrade X says:

    “A friend of mine on Facebook posted a picture of the rear window of a pick-up truck that had the following written on it: “When Al Qaeda hits us again, remember that DHS was watching me…..

    Death before slavery!

  5. Greg B says:

    Holy Hell!
    That last line, priceless!

  6. Leauxryda says:

    “If Pressure Cookers are Outlawed…..only Outlaws will have Pressure Cookers”

  7. david7134 says:

    I don’t know what it is like in your areas, but here in Louisiana the attitude is “so what”. These are the people that are against torture and profiling. Instead of doing something to stop this action again, we will double down on the stupidity or else we will make the Muslims feel bad.

    In addition, many people that I know, feel that these people in Mass. are not really like us. They are forcing socialized medicine and other communistic issue down our throats. So it is very difficulty to empathize with the situation.

    • Cole says:

      Because not everyone in Boston or Massachusetts is a leftist. The majority? Yes. Everyone? No. And if it’s anything like Chicago a great deal of the Democrat voters are dead or fictional. You would be surprised how many conservatives work or reside in these blue cities. Not to mention this is an international event. People from all over the country and world were present.

      If war comes we’ll have plenty of time to hate. Until then let’s just have some human compassion.

  8. thesouthwasrght says:

    We need common sense legislation regarding ball bearings and pressure cookers.

  9. Fight islam Now says:

    I believe this was a “Reichstag Fire”.

    Who benefits? Homeland security!

    This is the spark that will put the gestapo on the street, in every transportation hub, national stop and frisk, etc.

    Per Saxby chamblis – (paraphrasing) The feds are going to have to provide security for events around the country –

    No clues – no suspects – no (useable) images caught on cameras – Just a HUGE present for homeland security and obongos domestic gestapo.

    This seems like a bombing intended to seem like mid east perps but they do this style of bombing better – this was a bad copy to gin up support for troops in the street.

    My money is on homeland security and no suspects ever identified.

    Just my opinion

    Fight islam Now

  10. lineman says:

    Its ironic that the senate committee was talking of reducing funding to the DHS since there had been no terror attacks in 10 years and then boom something likes happens…

  11. Scuff57 says:

    You guys joke about bearings and pressure cookers, but it’s
    gonna be about the powder real soon. Can’t believe no one
    sees that.