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FBI probes Boston 'terror' blasts

Two explosions near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon left three people dead and at least 140 injured. The FBI has taken over co-ordination of what it described as a "potential terrorist inquiry".

President Barack Obama vowed: "We will find out who did this. We'll find out why they did this," he said. "Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice."

Although he did not use the word "terrorism", a White House official later said: "Any event with multiple explosive devices - as this appears to be - is clearly an act of terror, and will be approached as an act of terror." Link

That's how it started before

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One alooa-akbar screaming Islamic nut-case in a middle eastern market manages to snuff dozens of lives with a few kg of explosives sewn into their jacket.

Whatever the 'bombs' where in Boston, they certainly weren't very effective when considering what could have happened had they been so.

It will be have been done by some home borne nut case with little knowledge of chemistry; America's most effective terrorist was McVeigh remember.

He got his training from a proper non-governmental pseudo-military back woods organisation of proper killers.

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One alooa-akbar screaming Islamic nut-case in a middle eastern market manages to snuff dozens of lives with a few kg of explosives sewn into their jacket.

This one could equally have been a Fox News-watching, tinned beans-hoarding, Winchester-wielding Timothy McVeigh type nutcase - time will tell.

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He got his training from a proper non-governmental pseudo-military back woods organisation of proper killers.

The US Army?

In May 1988, at age 20 McVeigh graduated from U.S. Army Combat Engineer School.[12] While in the military, McVeigh used much of his spare time to read about firearms, sniper tactics, and explosives.[13] McVeigh was reprimanded by the military for purchasing a "White Power" T-shirt at a Ku Klux Klan protest against black servicemen who wore what he viewed as "Black Power" T-shirts around the army base.[14]

McVeigh was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in the first Gulf War. He was a top-scoring gunner with the 25mm cannon of the Bradley Fighting Vehicles used by the U.S. 1st Infantry Division to which he was assigned. He served at Fort Riley, Kansas, before Operation Desert Storm. At Fort Riley, McVeigh completed the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC). McVeigh later said that the Army taught him how to switch off his emotions.

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Boston Blasts Knock Stock Market Values

The apparent terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon has intensified the recent 'run for cover' on world stock markets. There had already been a rush to dump gold before the blasts while oil took a fresh tumble amid an earlier world sell-off on fears of slowing economic recovery. The effect of the attack on Boston, while seen to be a temporary shock, added to the gloom as fears grew that an end was in sight for Federal Reserve support for the US economic recovery. Link

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  • 242 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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