Found April 16, 2013 on In The Neutral Zone:
I had finsihed writing a couple of blogs for earlier in the day and returned home to get some rest before going to work later in the evening. I turned on the tv and was watching a telecast of the Mike Francesa show which is broadcast on the radio on WFAN in New York. During the broadcast he starts talking about Tiger Woods and the controversy at the Masters. Then he is watching a monitor there in the studio and starts talking about the Boston marathon and then describes the scene unfolding with the bombing and all. The Masters and Tiger Woods and all other sports stories now will have to wait. I switch channels to find that all the channels are now covering this story. It is big news. So the rest of this entry as you can guess is about the bombing, this more than sports it happened at the Marathon a huge sporting event, but this is a human tragedy plain and simple. Can you imagine the horror of being there, the horror of losing a loved one, a child 8 years old lost to you due to the act of a madman? I can say I have been to Boston and have been to Fenway Park to see the RedSox play and it is a great place to see a game, I can not say I have been there for Patriots day but I do know this: On Patriots day up in Boston, it features two things: Baseball in the form of the Boston RedSox playing earlier morning Baseball and the Boston Marathon. With runners either finishing or close to finishing the marathon, they were greeted not with cheers and waves but with 2 exploding bombs and within moments the street became a war zone, a mass of confusion,and then the reality of terror setting it. As of this entry 3 were killed including a 8 year old boy. 143 injuried. Some will be without the use of their legs or hands. As of now noone is sure who is responsible for this bombing. One thing is for sure, someone pick this occassion not randomly but on purpose. To set off bombs that would do the most damage to inflict pain on the most amount of people, to do it were it would get attention, is the mark of a sinister and wicked mind. Patriots day is a huge day in Boston, it is a celebration there. The Boston marathon is one of the most well known marathons and gets alot of attention from all over the world. According to one report on yahoo: A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will “feel the full weight of justice.” As many as two unexploded bombs were also found near the end of the 26.2-mile course as part of what appeared to be a well-coordinated attack, but they were safely disarmed, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation. “They just started bringing people in with no limbs,” said runner Tim Davey of Richmond, Va. He said he and his wife, Lisa, tried to shield their children’s eyes from the gruesome scene inside a medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners, but “they saw a lot.” “They just kept filling up with more and more casualties,” Lisa Davey said. “Most everybody was conscious. They were very dazed.” The victims’ injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Alisdair Conn, chief of emergency services, said: “This is something I’ve never seen in my 25 years here … this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This is what we expect from war.” A woman who was a few feet from the second bomb, Brighid Wall, 35, of Duxbury, said that when it exploded, runners and spectators froze, unsure of what to do. Her husband threw their children to the ground, lay on top of them and another man lay on top of them and said, “Don’t get up, don’t get up.” After a minute or so without another explosion, Wall said, she and her family headed to a Starbucks and out the back door through an alley. Around them, the windows of the bars and restaurants were blown out. She said she saw six to eight people bleeding profusely, including one man who was kneeling, dazed, with blood trickling down his head. Another person was on the ground covered in blood and not moving. “My ears are zinging. Their ears are zinging,” Wall said. “It was so forceful. It knocked us to the ground.” Roupen Bastajian, a state trooper from Smithfield, R.I., had just finished the race when he heard the blasts “I started running toward the blast. And there were people all over the floor,” he said. “We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated. … At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing.” I can only say to the families of those dead and those injuried my heart goes out to each and everyone of you, and hope that you can find peace if heart in the midst of such madness.

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