#WeAreAllBoston – Please pray for Boston and the #BostonMarathon victims (UPDATED

Posted by: ST on April 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last several hours, you’ve heard about the bombs that went off (raw footage here) near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today. Two have been confirmed dead – including an 8 year old (reportedly), over 100 injured – some severely (lost limbs, per reports).  Another bomb was found later but defused, and fire at JFK library was unrelated to the marathon attacks.

I don’t have any original reporting on this – just wanted to take a moment to express my profound sadness for the victims who died and their families, and also the victims who survived and who are fighting for their lives. My thoughts and prayers are with all.   I hope they find the b*stard or b*stards responsible for this and prosecute them to the absolute fullest extent of the law.

Here’s what the UK papers on the Boston Marathon look like (via @BBCBreaking):

UK papers - front pages

The front pages of tomorrow’s UK papers.

We are all Boston.

Update – 7:19 PM: Important information:


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  1. My heart and prayers go out to all directly involved but also to our nation which has become the target of choice for this type of savagery. It is just another reminder that the terror to which the world has become chronically exposed is, for all intents and purposes, a permanent fatal fact of life.

  2. Carlos says:

    The President, earlier today: “We still do not know who did this, or why, and people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts…” Fine sentiment from the accuser against the Cambridge P.D.

    Yep, Barry and Mr. My People and JanNap are searching desperately to find whatever Christians they can to blame it on. I’m sorry if I sound cold and unfeeling about this, I really feel for those injured and killed, but this has all the feelings and hallmarks of Dear Leader’s own personal “Reichskristallnacht.” It will be used (remember, never let such an event go to waste) to vilify everyone and every group that stands against him and his socialist regime, starting with gun groups, traditional Christian religious groups and anti-abortion groups and running the gamut of libertarians and capitalist groups.

    And, if possible, they’ll find some poor sucker vaguely attached in the distant past to some right-wing organization to blame it on, build a case in the media, and let their water carrier butt-kissers there do the rest. If, in the long run, it doesn’t stick that’s OK because the low-information voter will only remember the accusations, not the end results.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    Clearly, what we need is bomb control to stop these senseless killings. We need an immediate law to limit the explosive power of bombs (especially military-style bombs) and institute background checks for anyone who buys even a Fourth of July firecracker. That will put an end to tragedies like this once and for all.

    After all, if it saves even one life….

  4. Carlos says:

    Jay Carney today was propounding on the “…full weight of the United States government…” being behind the investigations into the bombings.

    Well, THAT’S gotta scare the living bejeesus out of a world that laughs at the clown Dear Leader has made of this country! The only ones who MIGHT quake in fear of all that weight would be the ones who diss on Dear Leader or any of his preponderance of prevaricating pimples he calls his staff.

    Make us quake, Jay! Make us quake! And oh, BTW, make sure Mr. I’m On Top Of The Situation doesn’t miss his tee time today.