Eyewitness: Authorities Announced “Drill” Before Boston Explosions
An eyewitness to the two explosions at the Boston Marathon today said that a “drill” was repeatedly announced before the bombs exploded and that he “thought it was odd” bomb sniffing dogs were in place before the blast.
University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15 News, “They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”
The news station also reports that Stevenson “thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.”
Stevenson then describes hearing the explosions as he ran away from the scene, having just completed the marathon.
If this report is accurate, it clearly suggests there could have been some degree of prior knowledge of the bombing, which killed two people and injured at least 23.
The fact that the explosions were preceded and overlapped by a”drill” of an almost identical nature mirrors other major terror attacks, such as the 7/7 bombings in London.
It is important to emphasize that the New York Times recently reported that most of the recent domestic terror plots in the United States “were facilitated by the F.B.I.,” suggesting that today’s incident in Boston may have been part of such an operation.
It remains to be seen how the media and the Obama administration will exploit this incident depending who gets the blame, but Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a serious crisis go to waste” advisory is sure to be in play.
More on this story as it develops…..
UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs Were at Start, Finish Lines for “Drill”
[Editor’s Note: Just as with the Madrid bombing and 7/7 bombings in London and countless others, a drill coincides with the real event. This is done so that if the compartmentalized operation is exposed the operatives executing the attack can simply claim they were part of the drill.]
University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.
“They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about,” Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”
Stevenson had just finished the marathon. His wife had been sitting in one of the seating sections where an explosion went off, but thankfully she left her seat and was walking to meet up with him.
“There was just smoke, another explosion went off,” Stevenson said. “We all started running. There were people crying.” Stevenson said there was no question in his mind that this was an intentional act. Local 15 News is talking with more locals who were taking part in the run.
Hourly Updates Since Bombing:
CNN and CBS are officially calling the bombing at the #BostonMarathon a terrorist attack.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 15, 2013
CNN Analyst: ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Could Be Behind Boston Marathon Bombing: — – Less than two hours af… bit.ly/17fkdCS
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 15, 2013
Authorities ID suspect as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital. “Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned. Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.”
“University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.”
CNN National Security Analyst Warns Of ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Behind Boston Bombings. “CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen told host Jake Tapper on Monday that the explosions in Boston could be the work of Al Qaeda terrorists as much as they could be part of a planned assault by ‘right-wing extremists.’ Bergen said he was reminded of the Oklahoma City bombing, and that terrorism on the right could not be ruled out.”
Boston Police: A third explosion has occurred at JFK Library. Story is still developing.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 15, 2013
NY Post: Police claim suspect is in custody: “Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.”
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.
— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) April 15, 2013
Officials tell NBC News that there were multiple explosive devices in Boston, at least two of which exploded. LATEST: bit.ly/YLwZK3
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) April 15, 2013
BREAKING: Small homemade bomb is preliminary cause of explosion at Boston Marathon, law enforcement officials tell NBC News
— NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) April 15, 2013
President Obama has “ordered administration to do whatever is necessary to investigate and deal with the explosions”. #Boston
— Today FM News (@TodayFMNews) April 15, 2013
— New York Daily News (@nydailynews) April 15, 2013
CBS News producer reporting third bomb was detonated by police.
— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) April 15, 2013
— NowThis News (@nowthisnews) April 15, 2013
2:50 PM: “I witnessed the report of the three dead myself on Fox News from a Marathon official giving his eyewitness bodycount report to a police official. He said, “I’ve counted for sure 3 blown apart. That’s 3 confirmed dead.” I’m calling this a terror attack based on eyewitness reports from the scene of witnesses describing explosions coming out of two separate locations which are inconsistent with gas line or other such explosions.” Pat Dollard
Reuters is reporting a bomb or bombs have gone off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police have confirmed there are injuries.
Infowars.com will report more on this story as details emerge.
Boston police confirm explosion near Boston Marathon finish line, unsure of number of injured #breaking
— Reuters US News (@ReutersUS) April 15, 2013