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quinnox

(20,600 posts)
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:27 AM Apr 2013

Was it Militia men/White supremacists types or Al Queda or something else?

I am firmly in the camp this act was perpretrated by a Militia man group or White supremacist types or angry racist white men who love guns and who have had a burning hatred for Obama and the government, ever since the inaugeration. So, what does your gut or intuition tell you and who do you think was responsible?

Thanks for partcipating.


12 votes, 10 passes | Time left: Unlimited
It was done by a Militia man or White supremacist type group
5 (42%)
It was an Al Queda type or inspired group, and foreign based
4 (33%)
It was a plot by a lone wolf type, an unhinged individual, and domestic based
2 (17%)
It was something else (explain)
1 (8%)
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Was it Militia men/White supremacists types or Al Queda or something else? (Original Post) quinnox Apr 2013 OP
I protest the very idea of this poll. Jackpine Radical Apr 2013 #1
Me too. Richardo Apr 2013 #5
agreed.....n/t NRaleighLiberal Apr 2013 #13
Me too. Bluenorthwest Apr 2013 #15
I'll pile on. Me 6 or 7. cali Apr 2013 #18
Add me Nuclear Unicorn Apr 2013 #21
+1, n/t RKP5637 Apr 2013 #23
"What does your gut or intuition say?" I think it's a fair question rocktivity Apr 2013 #25
In the absence of any evidence, ignorance is all we've got. Jackpine Radical Apr 2013 #57
Yes, so do I madokie Apr 2013 #39
Add me to this list. William769 Apr 2013 #41
One more protest here. nt Llewlladdwr Apr 2013 #42
Me too. Until there's concrete facts, I flat out refuse to play the blame game. Initech Apr 2013 #49
Yup. n/t Agschmid Apr 2013 #50
Thank you. nt Tree-Hugger Apr 2013 #51
+1 \n Phillip McCleod Apr 2013 #58
I don't know. The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2013 #2
Same here. Until i hear any actual evidence, I refuse to pass judgement. smirkymonkey Apr 2013 #35
Unknown. drm604 Apr 2013 #3
Polling on this question in the absence of all evidence is irresponsible. -eom gcomeau Apr 2013 #4
Other: This poll is Dildoes slackmaster Apr 2013 #6
Actually, it's "Dildos." Just thought I'd point that out. But we do get the picture. kysrsoze Apr 2013 #14
Oops. I did I do a Dan Quayle? slackmaster Apr 2013 #19
No you did not. Dildo and Dildoe are both acceptable. MattBaggins Apr 2013 #33
But the plural is "dildoes" (like "potatoes") Spider Jerusalem Apr 2013 #52
Can be spelled dildos or dildoes MattBaggins Apr 2013 #54
It's just too soon. Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2013 #7
You articulated my thoughts LeftInTX Apr 2013 #12
My gut is telling me it happened. That is it. Jamastiene Apr 2013 #8
Pass. Dumb poll. nt pintobean Apr 2013 #9
Could be anybody but I tend to think it is domestic. hrmjustin Apr 2013 #10
It is unknown at this point maddezmom Apr 2013 #11
Unrec. Too soon to tell. FSogol Apr 2013 #16
At this point the public can't know. What's important is a narrative to sooth us HereSince1628 Apr 2013 #17
My theory sarisataka Apr 2013 #20
Hehe... Tireman Apr 2013 #32
I think your gut is spot on. nt Llewlladdwr Apr 2013 #43
I call Irish Recursion Apr 2013 #22
We don't really know, and speculating at this point is useless Spider Jerusalem Apr 2013 #24
We'll know soon enough. Iggo Apr 2013 #26
Anti-socialist/psychopath Old and In the Way Apr 2013 #27
OMG That's wonderful-- Jackpine Radical Apr 2013 #34
At this point, 25 DU members did not wish to select any of the options provided, compared to 21 muriel_volestrangler Apr 2013 #28
Trashed. DinahMoeHum Apr 2013 #29
Wow, not that many years ago, you'd never get this far in a thread like this hughee99 Apr 2013 #30
I'm not saying pinboy3niner Apr 2013 #31
That guy's hair makes me laugh Liberalynn Apr 2013 #48
Right now the "pass" crowd is in the lead. npk Apr 2013 #36
That's heartening pinboy3niner Apr 2013 #40
+1. npk Apr 2013 #47
Some wackadoo alcibiades_mystery Apr 2013 #37
Post removed Post removed Apr 2013 #38
I'm guessing it is an essentially apolitical severely psychotic- James Holmes-Colorado Shooting Douglas Carpenter Apr 2013 #44
Flying monkeys did it. Did you see them? No? see how fast they are? Beware. FAST flying monkeys with uppityperson Apr 2013 #45
You needed the option "I'll know when the authorities tell me." WinkyDink Apr 2013 #46
I have no idea. Neither does anyone else. I voted to make the poll reflect that ambiguity. lumberjack_jeff Apr 2013 #53
Pointless. We don't know the facts. CBHagman Apr 2013 #55
Oops. Iggo Apr 2013 #56
Kick quinnox Apr 2013 #59

rocktivity

(44,635 posts)
25. "What does your gut or intuition say?" I think it's a fair question
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:44 AM
Apr 2013

In the absence of any evidence, guts and intuition is all we've got!


rocktivity

Jackpine Radical

(45,274 posts)
57. In the absence of any evidence, ignorance is all we've got.
Wed Apr 17, 2013, 08:38 AM
Apr 2013

This is a wonderful occasion upon which to practice your tolerance for ambiguity. That's a good liberal intellectual trait, ya know. It's what separates us from the Fundies of all stripes.

MattBaggins

(7,906 posts)
33. No you did not. Dildo and Dildoe are both acceptable.
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 02:06 PM
Apr 2013

Although Dildo is the more commonly used spelling.

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,295 posts)
7. It's just too soon.
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:30 AM
Apr 2013

I have my gut suspicions, but right now I don't even feel comfortable telling anyone else but myself at this point.

I do think it was domestic, meaning that it was perpetrated by either a US citizen or long term resident, and not by a foreign government or foreign based terrorist group. Beyond that.....just too soon.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
8. My gut is telling me it happened. That is it.
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:31 AM
Apr 2013

There isn't much more information than that to go on. The only thing I know for sure was that whoever did it was a fucking asshole and should be considered a terrorist for doing it no matter what their background.

HereSince1628

(36,063 posts)
17. At this point the public can't know. What's important is a narrative to sooth us
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:36 AM
Apr 2013

The best narratives will address the following needs

this event is over

this event was isolated

evidence that we belong to the side of the good, kind, loving, courageous, etc

evidence that whomever did the bombing is identified as bad, evil, cowardly demented, diseased, etc etc.

sarisataka

(19,585 posts)
20. My theory
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:37 AM
Apr 2013

I am firmly in the camp this act was perpretrated by a anarchist woman group or black supremacist types or angry racist Asian men who love coconuts and who have had a burning hatred for Tony Stark and the WWE, ever since the end of Star Trek TNG.

My gut tells me it is not yet lunchtime. My intuition says it was done by one or more people with some technical knowledge, an unclear agenda and a lot of hatred.

Old and In the Way

(37,540 posts)
27. Anti-socialist/psychopath
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:46 AM
Apr 2013

These bombs were designed to inflict the maximum possible carnage....it is imperative that the perp(s) are caught/tried/convicted of their crimes and I hope we have irrefutable video evidence - given the shear volume of people videoing the Marathon from these locations, I have to believe that we'll see multiple video's released in the social media shortly that helps ID the perp(s).

On a side note, I'm listening to Mut and Merloni / WEEI 93.7 (streamable) - they are doing some great segments with callers who were impacted. A father/son interview was just on...Lou Merloni (local boy who made it to the Red Sox - hit a HR at his first-at-bat in Fenway) is particularly eloquent in sharing his thoughts about this bombing...great radio coverage from these guys.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,744 posts)
28. At this point, 25 DU members did not wish to select any of the options provided, compared to 21
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:50 AM
Apr 2013

who did select an option (including 3 for the catch-all 'it was something else').

Maybe the poll is premature. Or pointless. Certainly, you left off the most important option(s), if the majority say "none of the above".

hughee99

(16,113 posts)
30. Wow, not that many years ago, you'd never get this far in a thread like this
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:57 AM
Apr 2013

without someone speculating that this was the CIA, * or Rove. I guess president Obama really has restored trust in our government.

 

Liberalynn

(7,549 posts)
48. That guy's hair makes me laugh
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:25 PM
Apr 2013

every time I see it. I've watched the show. It's great for the funny bone.

pinboy3niner

(53,339 posts)
40. That's heartening
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:40 PM
Apr 2013

Nice to see some waiting for actual evidence instead of leaping to conclusions in an eagerness to blame their own favorite "usual suspects."

 

alcibiades_mystery

(36,437 posts)
37. Some wackadoo
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:36 PM
Apr 2013

Horrible. Something completely unexpected: neither al Qaeda nor Tim McVeigh type. A dumbshit with a cause so singular and stupid we won't be able to tolerate it.

Response to quinnox (Original post)

Douglas Carpenter

(20,226 posts)
44. I'm guessing it is an essentially apolitical severely psychotic- James Holmes-Colorado Shooting
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:59 PM
Apr 2013

or Columbine High School kind of person or persons behind this. So far, I don't see any evidence of a political motive. But, we don't know. I don't think anyone knows except the perpetrator or perpetrators themselves. The whole symbolism involved just doesn't sound like either a right-wing militia or a Middle East terrorist kind of thing. But I could be wrong. But pointing fingers without a shred of evidence at anyone at this point only undermines credibility .

uppityperson

(115,693 posts)
45. Flying monkeys did it. Did you see them? No? see how fast they are? Beware. FAST flying monkeys with
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 09:29 PM
Apr 2013

bombs. Why didn't you include flying monkeys as a choice?

 

lumberjack_jeff

(33,224 posts)
53. I have no idea. Neither does anyone else. I voted to make the poll reflect that ambiguity.
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:00 PM
Apr 2013

It could very well have been an international terrorist incident.

Iggo

(47,799 posts)
56. Oops.
Wed Apr 17, 2013, 08:14 AM
Apr 2013

Last edited Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:25 AM - Edit history (1)

I meant to post this in a completely different thread, obviously.

And now I can't find that thread.

LOL...fail.

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