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Were bombs full of ball-bearings?
Surgeons pick wicked shrapnel
out of victims who have lost
multiple lower limbs

Daily Mail (U.K.), by Lydia Warren*

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/15/2013 9:40:20 PM

The Boston Marathon bombs may have been packed with ball bearings, which could explain why so many victims lost feet, calves and ankles in the horrific explosions, it was revealed Monday night. Surgeons at hospitals across the city are reportedly pulling the vicious pieces of metal shrapnel - popular with makers of improvised explosive devices the world over - from the bodies of many of the 138 victims who were wounded in the twin blasts. Horrifying photos and witness accounts from the tragedy revealed that many victims had one or both lower limbs blown off entirely.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/15/2013 9:58:09 PM     (No. 9277410)

I´ve read where the bombs were placed in trash cans. That would explain shrapnel, but claiming ball bearings at this point is mere speculation in the realm of Geraldo.

Please, let´s wait for some facts before jumping off the deep end.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 4/15/2013 10:11:42 PM     (No. 9277439)

The guy in Homeland used ball bearing. How cruel.
islam is pure evil. No exceptions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/15/2013 10:20:34 PM     (No. 9277465)

Let us say nothing but prayers for all concerned.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mamafrog, 4/15/2013 10:24:57 PM     (No. 9277473)

I heard the shrapnel may have been BB´s. The bombs seemed to have been designed to maim. This was not the bomber´s first rodeo.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/15/2013 11:03:42 PM     (No. 9277517)

I´m not sure which is more evil - to try and kill as many as possible, or to leave 100+ seriously injured so they will suffer for the rest of their lives. God help us all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harper, 4/16/2013 1:11:03 AM     (No. 9277607)

I assume the media really means bearing balls rather than entire ball bearing assemblies. Some other media outlet claimed there was buckshot used, as if a mediot could tell the difference between bearing balls, buckshot and rocks.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kOok, 4/16/2013 1:47:08 AM     (No. 9277627)

A common phrase to use at times like this is ´Hell ain´t hot enough for this kind´.

I assure you that God will make sure that Hell is exactly the right temperature for the persons or person that did this. His justice is always just right.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Advocate, 4/16/2013 2:07:58 AM     (No. 9277635)

We don´t know enough at point.more worrisome-was this just the opening gambit for a more nefarious plot?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/16/2013 2:40:48 AM     (No. 9277648)

Barry is doing his part. He keeps importing these jihadists brothers into the U.S.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/16/2013 3:01:21 AM     (No. 9277660)

#1, if so, that´s a flaw in their security plan. New York has learned to remove trash cans and mailboxes when there is going to be a major event like this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 4/16/2013 7:42:56 AM     (No. 9277844)

Another act of terrorism to add to the list since Preezy Down Low has been in office.

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