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President Obama: Boston explosions investigated as terrorism (+video)

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 17, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    HS Fan
    BO is the worst we've ever had in the WH, despite your worshipful adoration. He has proven nothing.

    we HAVE sacrified freedoms, and BO wants to take more.

    Worf,
    old man cannot, that is why he did not.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 17, 2013 12:03 a.m.

    Just one will suffice.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 16, 2013 8:24 p.m.

    Worf, I'd be glad to provide a list of all the many things Obama has done to make this a better nation. But DN limits us to only 200 words.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    April 16, 2013 7:02 p.m.

    I remember all the speculation after the Oklahoma City bombing that it was most likely due to foreign terrorists.

    We can foolishly speculate all we want, tally up lists of past bombings and hope the perpetrator doesn't share our political leanings....

    ...Or, we can wait and see what the investigation reveals.

    I'm choosing the latter.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    Lost in DC-
    Thank you for pointing out my mistake with the grammar (seriously). I disagree with your assumption that we have surrendered to terror. The price of freedom is not without inconviences. I travel 100k miles a year and would not do so without the airport security being what it is. I have not surrendered my freedom only relishing in it.
    In regards to your reply on my comment on BO it seems you too had a grammatical mistake but I understand the meaning of your statement. I guess we can disagree on the competence of our President. But he has proven to a much more competent leader in regards to keeping this country safer than the cowboy that came before him.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 16, 2013 5:12 p.m.

    "The American people refuse to be terrorized."

    No, we have embraced it. Been through security at the airport recently and seen how willingly people submit to unreasonable searches? Complain about it on these boards and everyone says, “I’d rather be strip searched than blown up”

    Yup, we have already surrendered to terror.

    HS Fan
    “America is fortunate to have a level headed, intelligent leader in the WH at times like this”

    To which staffer were you referring, or perhaps it is the head of the secret service? Your description definitely does not BO!

    And look up the word “hubris” before using it again. You should look beyond what MSNBC and the DNC tell you before making the claim of no WMD.

    LDS? Lib,
    The typical left-winger constantly and consistently spews hate in comment boards for those who do not agree with them.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    Badger 55
    The Right Wing continues to try and re-write history instead of understanding it. Iraq did not invade us on 9/11, Al Queda did. Congress authorized the use of force and did not declare war on Iraq. The Bush administration did that on their own. It's a proven fact that many of the things Bush/Chenney stated were either outright lies or wrong. So, you can take your pick on whether they were incompetent or lying. At least Colin Powell had the hubris to admit the mistakes he played a part in. There was no immediate threat from Iraq and the overwhelming majority of world leaders pleaded for the U.S. to slow down and let the weapon inspectors search for Bush's weapons of mass destruction. There were none! Bush/Chenney rushed us into a war, killing hundreds of thousands and wasting trillions of dollars. The overwhelming majority of Americans now know we (they) were wrong, duped or lied too and admit as such. To equate FDR or BO to Bush shows your total lack of understanding of historical events.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 16, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    Seems the media covers up what really happens. Let's hope we can finally get truthful reporting.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    April 16, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    Is RedShirt now a psychologist, too? His comments fall far short of any objective "look at the evidence".

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 16, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    Excuse my ignorance.

    Will someone give an example of our commander doing something to improving the well being of our citizens.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    April 16, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    RedShirt
    USS Enterprise, UT

    The fact that you had to go back nearly 20 years to find a right wing person who was NOT typical only shows that what I said is true.

    1:42 p.m. April 16, 2013

    ==========

    The typical right-winger is an Anti-Government, tax hating, 2nd amendment, pro-gun, pro-war, pro-death penalty sort who cares for business and world domination.
    Who show up to rallies and senate hearings and JCPenny's carrying guns, waving flags and telling everyone they are in militias and want to secede from America, by force.

    The typical left-winger is pro-Government, tax paying, anti-gun, anti-violent, anti-death penalty, bleeding heart liberal who does like or rarely owns guns at all, and would rather care for the poor, the sick, the elderly and the needy here at home, and could careless about getting involved in world domination.
    We chain ourselves to trees, and burn bras.

    How's that for "Typical"?

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    April 16, 2013 2:17 p.m.

    HS fan,
    Was FDR not "level Headed" because he went to war? BTW, we lost more Americans on 9/11 than at Pearl Harbor. You obviously forget that Congress approved of the actions after 9/11. Not to mention almost 3/4 of Americans supported going after Iraq in 2003(according to Gallup). Also, Bush had his highest approval rating of any president ever after 9/11 at 90%. What has Obama's been? like 63%? Bush averaged 62% approval in his first term. Obama has Averaged 49%. So, according to the people, Bush did a much better job than Obama did during their first term.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    April 16, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    To "airnaut" go and learn what the word typical means. I never said that 100% of all uber right crazies went after government buildings, but they do go after them most of the time.

    Just like the typical liberal supports policies that lead to socialism, not all liberals will lead us to socialism.

    The fact that you had to go back nearly 20 years to find a right wing person who was NOT typical only shows that what I said is true.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 16, 2013 1:32 p.m.

    Many Americans have been killed by Mexican cartels, and our commander put out an executive order to halt investigations. Benghazi investigations were a poorly managed, and we still don't know what happened.

    How can anyone trust our president? Stated twice, he wants to know why the Boston explosion happened? Maybe our country has offended someone, and is in need of correction?

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    America is fortunate to have a level headed, intelligent leader in the WH at times like this vs. what we had in 9/11. There won't be any rush to war or fulfilling some philsopical agenda like we had during Bush/Chenny.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    April 16, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    @RedShirt
    USS Enterprise, UT

    When an uber right wing person goes nuts, they go after government buildings, not crowds.

    =========

    Wrong!
    Eric Robert Rudolph.

    Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
    Atlanta, GA
    July 27, 1996

    Town square
    outdoor public celebration
    2 dead, 111 injured
    3 pipe bombs
    Dynamite, surrounded with nails
    placed under a bench

    Rudolph’s own written statements that the purpose of the bombings was to fight against abortion and the "homosexual agenda". He considered abortion to be murder.

    that the United States government had lost its legitimacy.

    He also wanted to fight "the concerted effort to legitimize the practice of homosexuality" in order to protect "the integrity of American society" and "the very existence of our culture.

    The FBI considered Rudolph to have "had a long association with the radical Christian Identity movement"

    Rudolph is an example of "religious extremism in America," warning that the phenomenon he represented was "particularly potent when gathered together under the umbrella of militia groups."

    Sounds pretty Right-Wing to me...

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    April 16, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    To "airnaut" we all know that you hate conservatives, but lets look at the evidence so far and past experience.

    When an uber right wing person goes nuts, they go after government buildings, not crowds.

    When uber left wing people go nuts, they go after some government buildings, but also include private property and non-government targets.

    You also have the Islamic Jihadists that bomb crowds of people, but they typically look for credit after bombing something.

    So far this hints at a left wing group or some new Terrorist group that is unsure of itself.

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    April 16, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    I don't know why it matters if the person who did this was liberal, moderate, conservative, white, black, brown, old, young, rich, poor, single, married, or whatever. Those looking to pigeon-hole the terrorist(s) so as to further their own agenda are allowing the terrorist(s) to score a victory. Rather than looking at this as a political opportunity to score points against the "other" side, is there a reason why we can't score a political opportunity to show that despite our differences, we're still Americans and we won't be intimidated, manipulated, or terrorized by anyone.

    Clearly, if this comment board is any indication, that is wishful thinking.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    airnaut

    "I'd start looking at uber-far-right-wing extremists...."

    Yes - because if the left can stage manage the hate correctly, it can be pinned on the right long before any facts are even known - just like the left did with Gabby Gifford, IRS bomber, Holocaust Museum shooting, IRS bomber, Ft Hood, etc. Once the narrative is controlled and spewed by a complaint media - the right will be on defense - even if the left is guilty and corruptly lying

    Intolerance perfected

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    April 16, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    @patriot
    Cedar Hills, UT

    As I understand it however Mr Obama has decided to CUT the pentagon budget to the bone...

    ==========

    And an Aircraft Carrier, B-2 bombers or a full Squadron of F-22s would have stopped this how?

    BTW - spinning this into another "I hate the Government and blame everything on Obama" shows the same shallow mentality as these domestic terrorists.

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    April 16, 2013 11:23 a.m.

    Re: Patriot

    "As I understand it however Mr Obama has decided to CUT the pentagon budget to the bone as well as any and all organizations which protect us at home. Yes all that 'military' money is now being phased into pay for Obamacare and other entitlement goodies."

    You understand incorrectly, not surprisingly. There was no shift of funds from the military to Obamacare. As for other entitlements, they are fully funded by the taxes we pay specifically for Social Security, Medicare, etc. You are woefully mistaken if you believe otherwise.

    The US spends approximately 48% of all global military spending, even after the sequester cuts. I would hardly call that being "cut to the bone."

    The military could not have stopped this attack (aside from the jurisdictional and legal issues that forbid them from acting on US soil, there was no intelligence on this attack prior to its taking place). You and others like you have often claimed on articles since the Sandy Hook massacre that no one can stop a crazed gunman determined to kill innocent people. I would think a crazed bomber would also meet that description.

  • Claudio Springville, Ut
    April 16, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    Re: Truth (ironic)
    "seeing as they have a 20 yr old muslim under guard in a boston hospital as a suspect"

    Already proven to be false and repeatedly said to be so by Boston PD.

    "The left always tries to politicize terror"

    Because the Patriot Act, Iraq War, and indefinite detention were all political tactics started by "the left."

    "hope like crazy it is not another left wing looney like Bill Ayers, Sandy Hook, Batman or Gabby Giffords!"

    Sandy Hook is the name of a school, and no political affiliations were attributed to the shooter of the children at said school. Gabby Giffords was a victim of a crime that nearly took her life, did take the lives of others, and has left her permanently disabled. What a sad, cowardly person you must be to describe her as "another left wing looney" and imply that she somehow instigated the gun violence of which she was a victim.

    The fact that DN moderators apparently view your comment as "thoughtful" and "encouraging a civil dialogue" speaks volumes about the character of the DN staff.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    @patriot
    "has decided to CUT the pentagon budget to the bone "

    If you think those cuts to defense (they were more decreases in future increases rather than cuts) were a cut to the bone, you are going to hate what balancing the budget would require in terms of cuts. We still spend over 5x that of 2nd place China each year on defense.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    April 16, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    Truth: They have no one as a suspect at the moment! They have questioned some, but no one is a suspect. The person that was under guard was yesterday. Searched the apartment and found nothing to link to this. How about we wait and see who it is before speculating.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    April 16, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    @Chris B
    Salt Lake City, UT
    As usual, signs point to the Middle East. Some religions are not religions of peace.

    9:49 a.m. April 16, 2013

    [Nice try, but wrong -- signs point to a radical right-wing extremeist Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kaczynski or Eric Robert Rudolph].

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    @delwave
    DELTA, UT
    Reminds me of the left wing weather underground bombings of the 60s and 70s.

    9:54 a.m. April 16, 2013

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    Not EVEN close...

    "Weather Underground Organization"

    The bombing attacks mostly targeted government buildings, along with several banks. Most were preceded by evacuation warnings, along with communiqués identifying the particular matter that the attack was intended to protest.
    No persons were killed in any of their acts of property destruction.

    Fits the profile of Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kaczynski or Eric Robert Rudolph.

    I'd start looking at uber-far-right-wing extremists....

    But leave it to the radical right-wing to deflect and defend their own.

    Even once caught,
    it will turn into another left-wing "conspiracy" to shift the blame on them.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    April 16, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    "The American people refuse to be terrorized."

    Well I don't really think the American People have a choice do we?? If terrorist's want to do damage they will unless our counter terror effort is strong enough to stop them. As I understand it however Mr Obama has decided to CUT the pentagon budget to the bone as well as any and all organizations which protect us at home. Yes all that 'military' money is now being phased into pay for Obamacare and other entitlement goodies. You are now beginning to see the results of that liberal blunder. Expect more - not less - terrorism unless we have a serious man in the White House to protect us at home and over seas...which we don't.

  • Manny Saint George, UT
    April 16, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    Hey "airnaut" how about we start looking at folks who watch Chris Mathews regularly. Talk about extremists. But in all seriousness, how about we all take a deep breath as they investigate and report what may have really happened. Then intelligent speculation can commence as to why this happened.

    There are "individuals" out there that don't belong to any group who are just crazy. How do you stop that??

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    April 16, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    Well, it wasn't an act of kindness so I think terror" is a pretty good descriptor. Hatred, evil, crazy, murderous, and sick also apply. I realize that what "it" is called changes what law enforcement agencies get involved these days but this stupid focus on what these crimes are labelled these days is getting ridiculous. "You didn't call it terror!" "Yes I did! Remember, I said the word terror right after I said we'll overturn every rock, not just in the world, but in the entire solar system to find the culprits?" Let's just find the culprits and hang them for being evil and forfeiting their rights to live among us...period. I'll volunteer to put the noose on them myself.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    April 16, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    Fits the profile of Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kaczynski or Eric Robert Rudolph.

    I'd start looking at uber-far-right-wing extremists....

  • delwave DELTA, UT
    April 16, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    Reminds me of the left wing weather underground bombings of the 60s and 70s.