(CNN) — Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction.
The blasts threw people to the ground, killing two and injuring dozens.
The Boston Globe reported that more than 100 people were being treated at area hospitals, including several children.
"Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice," President Barack Obama vowed.
'Like a huge cannon’
The terrorist attack, near the marathon’s finish line, triggered widespread screaming and chaos, shattered windows and barricades and sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square.
They were about 50 to 100 yards apart, officials said.
"It felt like a huge cannon," a witness told CNN about one of theblasts.
The bombs shook buildings, sending people to seek shelter under tables, witnesses said.
Federal authorities are classifying the bombings as a terrorist attack, but it’s not clear whether the origin was domestic or foreign, a federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said.
Another explosive device found
Authorities in Boston found at least one other explosive device that they were dismantling, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.
Davis said a third blast at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library was believed to be related to the marathon bombings, but police later said that incident was believed to be fire-related. The library said all staff and visitors are safe.
It was unclear who may have planted the marathon bombs. There were no credible threats before the race, a state government official said.
As authorities searched the scene, numerous suspicious packages were found, possibly because people fled the area, leaving items behind. Investigators were checking them.
The Marriott hotel at Copley Place was evacuated as a precaution.
The Lenox Hotel was also evacuated as a precaution, the Boston Globe reported.
Numerous hospitals treat the wounded
Massachusetts General Hospital said it was treating 22 injured people, six of them in critical condition. Tufts Medical Center reported that it was treating nine people. Brigham and Women’s Hospital said it received between 18 and 20 injured. Boston Medical Center reported 20 patients from the marathon, most with lower leg injuries.
Boston Children’s Hospital was treating seven injured people — six children and a parent of one of the children. Their conditions range from “good to serious,” a hospital spokeswoman said.
Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts, reported receiving four or five patients, none in serious condition.
Combined, that brings the number of injured to as many as 82. There are other hospitals in the Boston area as well.
The full number of casualties was not immediately known, Davis said.
Crowds were in the area watching the runners.
"This is a horrific day in Boston," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement.
The Federal Aviation Administration placed a flight restriction over the site of the blasts.
Other cities, including New York and Washington, tightened security as a result. Following standard protocol, the White House cleared out an area in front of the West Wing.
On Charles Street, between Boylston and Beacon streets, there was a huge police presence, and SWAT team members toted rifles.
"If you see something, say something," Mark Boughton, mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, wrote on Twitter. "All cities will be on a heightened state of alertness per Homeland Security protocols."
The explosions occurred at about 2:45 p.m., more than two hours after the first of the race’s nearly 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line, CNN Producer Matt Frucci reported.
The race was halted as was subway service into the area.
Runners east of Massachusetts Avenue were directed to Boston Common; those west of Massachusetts Avenue were directed to Kenmore Square, the state’s emergency management agency said.
Troops from the Massachusetts National Guard were assisting police as well.
One doctor in a medical tent about 150 yards from the explosion said he was immediately mobilized.
"We all went running over there and started to bring people into the medical tent," he said. "It was not good. Very bad. Like a war zone. 9/11 immediately came to mind.”
Runner Carly Lissak, of Arlington, Texas, who turned 20 Monday, had crossed the finish line about five minutes before the explosions.
She was in the medical tent when she heard the explosions. “It sounded like thunder and the ground shook a little,” Lissak said.
Boston Marathon Witness Interview: Police Told Us Bomb Drill Was ‘Training Exercise’: “They kept announcing to runners not to be alarmed, that they were running a training exercise.”
Boston Bomb Suspect Sounds Like He Is Under Mind Control As He Pleads Not Guilty: “There was a thick, Russian accent (Dzhokhar/alter) and they said when knew him (Jahar/core persona), there was never a trace of a Russian accent.” ‘Mind control seeks to strip individuals from their core persona in order to program a new one that will easily comply with orders.’ - VC
"Jahar seems to have 2 personalities. Whatever demons have been possessing him, there was no fear. That’s the person we’re going to be seeing in court.” - ABC
"Overall sense I’m left with was of a fidgety young man who, to my eye, almost appeared medicated. He looked drowsy." - Jim Armstrong
"Tsarnaev looked much as he did in a photo widely circulated after his arrest, He appeared nonchalant, almost bored during the hearing.” - AP
The Dark Knight Chechen: http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Chechen ”The man who would be called The Chechen was born and raised in Chechnya." - Batman wiki; Boston Bomb Suspects Connection to Chechnya; The Dark Knight Rises shooting/Sandy Hook & Boston reference in movie
Government admits using ‘professional actors’ to play the role of victims in terror drills: “Professional actors are used to augment the propaganda, making sure the post-event news coverage delivers the desired message to the masses. Every false flag event in recent memory has been accompanied by a staged drill.”
Boston SWAT team describes throat wound as a knife cut: “They took away his voice, his ability to talk to the world because they did not want the truth to come out.” - Dzhokahr’s mother
Neighbor: Boston Bomber Dzhokhar was a ‘lovely kid’: “Nothing in his character that would suggest anything remotely capable of any of these things he’s suspected of doing.”
Dzhokhar’s Former Classmate: ‘He was a great kid.’
Ex Classmates on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “He was a nice guy. If someone told me that he punched some dude in the face, I would be like ‘What Jahar?’ That doesn’t strike me as Jahar.”
Classmates of Dzhokhar remember him: “Never thought I would see something like this for sure./I still can’t consider him guilty. If you knew him, he was a nice guy, there was no reason to not like him at all./He was nice, calm./He was nice. He wouldn’t even make a joke because it seemed like he wouldn’t even want to bring any harm towards anybody.”
Classmates on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “He never seemed like the kind of person that could ever do this.”
Dzhokhar’s Classmate: “All I’m saying is this case is a special variety of fucked up and this kid is innocent.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Classmate: ”He was a nice guy. He never seemed to be anyone who would do a crime like this.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Fmr. Classmate: Makes No Sense: “He was very sweet, kind, hilarious, very smart, just a good person. It doesn’t make any sense. The facts don’t add up.”
Dzhokhar’s classmate: “He was a very friendly kind person. It seems like the opposite person that has been doing these crimes. It’s absolutely shocking. “
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s classmate: “He is the exact opposite of the person that’s been committing these crimes.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Coach: “He was ‘opposite’ of a terrorist.”
Tsarnaevs’ relative: “Tamerlan wasn’t a religious fanatic. It’s impossible to believe that they could have carried it out. Just impossible.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s ex-coach searches for answers: “I started crying. That wasn’t the Jahar I knew. The Jahar I knew wasn’t trying to throw sticks and dynamites. He was respected so much. The Jahar that I knew, he wasn’t extreme in any way. He said I’m a Muslim, but I’m not really a Muslim. He talked like that.”
Friends Of Dzhokhar Talk About What A Great Guy He Is: “He loved everybody. He was a typical American kid. I would never expect this would happen./I thought it was a joke. It’s almost impossible to me. He’s such a nice guy.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friend reacts to news: “He never showed any signs of doing this. I can’t comprehend it. He was one of the more peaceful religious people I know. He never brought up any political views whatsoever. I honestly can’t accept it.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friend: “He was the nicest kids I know and everybody I knew thought the same thing. We can’t even believe what happened. I’m not convinced. He’s very friendly and well liked. I can’t even believe that anything like that could happen.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends’ thoughts. “He is the last dude to be harming anyone or anything./The media is filled with lies./He was harmless./The Jahar i know would never ever do this./What the media has showed you ppl, deep down inside that isn’t the person I’ve come to know. Never would I have suspected him./Jahar was one of the chillest kids./The government really turned everybody against Jahar when you get to know him he’s the most chillest person, you guys are heartless.”
Dzhokhar’s friend speaks: “I believe that Jahar is innocent and a good person. He really is. I don’t think he did this. There’s not one person that could say anything bad thing about him.”
Man knew Boston bombing suspect, friend says: ”He felt like there’s going to be a setup..bad setup against him. Because he told me, ‘They are making up such crazy stuff, I don’t know why they doing it. I’m answering the questions, but they are still making up some, like, connections, some crazy stuff.”
Boston bombing suspects’ aunt: “This was ‘staged. My nephews cannot be part of this terrible act that was committed in the streets of Boston, They have no motive for that. They have no ideas to be going to this kind of act. It’s just not the case, it cannot be true. Agencies claimed they have done.’”
Boston bombing suspects’ dad: “They were set up, they were set up! Someone framed them. US security services set up my sons.” said that they are very nice kids who have no experience with weapons and explosives.”
Boston bombing suspects’ mom: “I’m 100% sure that this was a set up. He was counseled my the FBI for 3 to 5 years! They were counseling every step of him. It’s impossible for both of them to do such things. ”
FBI used Photoshop in Boston evidence: “Comparing pictures he took of the scene with the photo released by the FBI, reporter of The Digital Journal suggests the FBI photo shows clear evidence of being made with photoshop.”
Ibrahim Todashev thought Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were framed, said his father Todasheva: “My son, as you say, he did not believe that Tsarnaev did it. He did not believe. He said: This is a set up.”
Officer Who Released Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Photos, ‘Relieved Of Duty: ”has been ordered not to speak to media about the Watertown events”
"There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don’t hear them cuz they’re the minority. Most of you are conditioned by the media." - Boston Marathon Bomber Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter Account Shows Discontent
Loose Ends in Boston Bombing tied to House of Saud and Haliburton: “The Tsarnaev brothers were the perfect patsies. The brothers were not only patsies, but Tamerlan was murdered after he was arrested by those who have committed the false flag operation or by his handlers. Their uncle has been working as a contractor for Haliburton.”
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. The news station also reports that Stevenson “thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.”
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Colorado shooting suspect charged with 142 counts, including 24 of first-degree murder
Denver Post: Colorado movie theater shooting suspectJames Eagan Holmes was charged with 142 counts, including 24 counts of first-degree murder, 116 counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of an explosive device and one count of a sentence enhancer for a crime of violence.
Photo: Karl Gehring / The Denver Postc
James Holmes, the alleged “Joker” gunman, described his fascination with altered states of mind in a lecture to other students, and dosed up on prescription medication before the atrocity, it emerged on Sunday.
The video footage of Holmes was taken at Miramar College in San Diego and showed him explaining that “temporal illusions” are “an illusion that allows you to change the past”. Holmes said he had been working on “subjective experience, which is what takes place inside the mind as oppose to the external world”.
Brad Garrett, a former FBI profiler, said: “I see someone who appears to be very high functioning. He has some significant mental health issue I believe.”
Six years after the video, Holmes was almost unrecognisable after dying his hair orange. His profile posted on the dating website Match.com was headlined “Will you visit me in prison?”
"The first thing people usually notice about me is my soul penetrating eyes," he wrote. "Learning is really great, knowledge is power as the famous Sir Bacon [sic] said." Holmes also said he liked techno music, had "middle-of-the-road" political views, was agnostic, and "definitely" wanted children.
A woman who was suggested as a possible date by the website said it was “pretty scary getting matched to a mass murderer”.
Holmes secured his bachelor degree in neuroscience from UC Riverside in San Diego in 2010 and fellow students described him as “weird”. In his apartment in Aurora he had a poster advertising a DVD called Soldiers of Misfortune showing men in masks.
According to his CV he spent the summer of 2008 working as a counsellor at Camp Max Straus, which offers activities such as horse riding for underprivileged children.
The CV said he was an “aspiring scientist” and his neuroscience research included mapping the neurons of zebra finches and studying the flight muscles of hummingbirds.
Holmes received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for his PhD. He had recently undergone an intense three-part oral exam, before withdrawing from the course.
On June 25 he applied to join a private gun range, the $250 Lead Valley Range, in Byers, Colorado. Glenn Rotkovich, the owner, called to invite him for an orientation and got through to a “bizarre” voicemail message. “Looking back, and if I’d seen the movies, maybe I’d say it was like the Joker,” Mr Rotkovich said.
Monarch Programmed James Holmes told jailhouse workers that he remains stumped about what landed him in a Colorado lockup, a jail staffer told the Daily News.
“He claims he doesn’t know why he’s in jail,” the worker said Thursday. “He asked, ‘Why am I here?’”
DELTA is known as “killer” programming and was originally developed for training special agents or elite soldiers (i.e. Delta Force, First Earth Battalion, Mossad, etc.) in covert operations. Optimal adrenal output and controlled aggression is evident. Subjects are devoid of fear and very systematic in carrying out their assignment. Self-destruct or suicide instructions are layered in at this level. Ex: “Through the years, Sirhan has claimed no memory of shooting Kennedy” - VC
"The basis for the success of the Monarch mind-control programming is that different personalities or personality parts called ‘alters’ can be created who do not know each other, but who can take the body at different times. The amnesia walls that are built by traumas form a protective shield of secrecy that prevents the abusers from being found out and prevents the front personalities who hold the body much of the time to know how their system of alters is being used.” - The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave
Delta alters: They simply don’t know what they did, or were supposed to do, and cannot give any information. They live their lives in a surreal fantasy world where nothing really makes sense. They don’t try to think for themselves, they just follow orders. Orange: Guard alters which are heavily programmed for obedience.
Some of the T.V. shows & movies, which served as Monarch programming scripts (i.e. the software) include:
This Satanic light empowers the Joker. It along with the Joker and the internal programmers give a System the ability to regenerate itself. One can shut down internal computers which run programming to the levels of the System using the same codes that the original programmers use, but until one also takes care of the 13 Jokers & the faceless white-coated programmers who control the Omega Programming, then the back up computers can regenerate the programming & rebuild the system.
If the computers are given cards as access codes—it works in well to create Jokers who are wild cards within the system, which can imitate anything. The Jokers have a Luciferian form. Luciferian is the term that the programmers used. This means that it is spirit. Because the Jokers are Spirit, they can take any form they need to and they can do what they want to do, until they are bound & cast out with the rest of their hierarchy of demons. The Jokers will pop up when a victim tries to study the codes & programming that direct that victim’s life. Around this cult core are the jewels (which are the programs the dwarfs mine). - The Illuminati Formula to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Control Slave
Holmes, 24, who is charged with shooting a dozen people to death and wounding 58 more at a screening of the new Batman movie, was also complaining of a stomach ache caused by lousy jail food after his sixth day at the Arapahoe County Detention Center, the worker said.
“He’s claiming his belly hurts him,” the worker said. “He complained once that he didn’t like the food … The guy killed 12 people, and he’s upset that he’s not getting a four-star meal?”
The former California honor student picks at his meals on some days, and doesn’t eat at all on others. A typical breakfast would include sausage and grits, while lunch could mean a ham sandwich.
Holmes was arrested in the parking lot of the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Colo., within minutes of his bloody rampage early Friday through a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Holmes surrendered without incident to police.
The suspect remains under 23-hour lockdown, leaving his cell just once a day. Authorities fear that other inmates could target Holmes and have him wear a bulletproof vest during his daily walk.
The jail worker said most folks inside the county lockup consider Holmes’ memory loss a ruse.
“He needs to save his act for the jury because no one here is buying it,” the worker said. “Everyone is convinced he is faking it.”
Published reports indicated that Holmes mailed a notebook filled with gruesome sketches and details of his plans for the attack in the crowded theater.
The notebook was in a package sent to a professor at the University of Colorado, where Holmes was a Ph.D. candidate until dropping out of school just prior to the killings.
The FBI snapped up the evidence after school officials notified them that the package was at the university.
In a statement, the university denied a report that the package sat in its mailroom for a week before the shooting spree.
The package was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service on the Monday after the shootings, and forced the evacuation of a campus building for 2 1/2 hours, the statement said.
The notebook and the rest of the contents were turned over to investigators within hours of the package’s discovery, the university said.
Monarch Programmed James Holmes makes court appearance in Colorado theater shooting
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – James Holmes, the suspect in last week’s deadly shooting rampage in a suburban movie theater, made his first court appearance Monday, his hair dyed reddish-orange in an apparent nod to the comic book world of the Caped Crusader.
Friday’s shooting — during a showing of the latest Batman movie,”The Dark Knight Rises”— killed 12 people and injured 58. Wearing a maroon jail jumpsuit, Holmes, 24, spent much of the brief hearing with his eyes down, frowning or staring off into space. Unshaven, he appeared dazed as the legal proceedings took place around him, even shutting his eyes at one point.
Police searched Holmes’ booby-trapped Aurora apartment over the weekend, recovering Batman mementos and posters. Last week, police officials, including New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, had told reporters that Holmes considered himself an arch-villain from the Batman mythology.
'He said he was the Joker, enemy of Batman,' Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, adding that the madman had also painted his hair red. The suspect - identified as James Holmes, 24, a former University of Colorado medical school student - was arrested shortly after the rampage.
AURORA, Colo. — The heavily armed gunman who shot 71 people - killing 12 - at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver boasted to cops that he was Batman’s arch nemesis.
"He said he was the Joker, enemy of Batman," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said after conferring with his counterpart in Aurora.
"He had his hair painted red," Kelly added.
The suspect - identified as James Holmes, 24, a former University of Colorado medical school student - was arrested shortly after the rampage at a movie complex about 10 miles east of Denver.
The gunman burst into the packed theater through an emergency door 20 minutes into the film, set off two canisters emitting smoke or tear gas and opened fire, authorities said.
"I thought it was pretty much the end of the world," theatergoer Robert Jones, 28, told the Denver Post.
Witnesses described the shooter methodically picking off his victims, stopping only to reload. He was packing three guns, including an assault rifle, and outfitted with full body armor.
"There were bullet (casings) just falling on my head," Jennifer Seeger told the Associated Press.
"Every few seconds it was just: Boom, boom, boom," she added. "He would reload and shoot, and anyone who would try to leave would just get killed."
Ten people were found dead at the scene. Two died at local hospitals, including a 6-year-old girl.
At least 59 others were wounded, 11 critically.
The youngest victim was believed to be a four-month old infant who was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. At least six victims were rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Aurora.