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US President Barack Obama has described the bombing at the Boston Marathon as an "act of terror", adding that it was yet to be revealed whether it had been plotted by a foreign or domestic group or individual.
The two explosions near the finish line of the marathon on Monday killed three, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounded an estimated 176 people.
"This was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism," Obama said Tuesday, as cited by Fox News....
US justifies terrorism by blocking Damascus bombing condemnation - Russia
“Unfortunately, such an indispensable reaction by the Security Council to this terrorist attack has been once again blocked by the US delegation linking it with other questions,” the office of, Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s envoy to the UN, said.
“We consider unacceptable this search for justifications for terrorist actions.
American Intelligence officials are acknowledging that the bulk of the weapons flowing into Syria for the US-backed war to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad are going into the hands of Al Qaeda and like-minded Islamist militias.
A lead article appearing in the New York Times Monday confirms the mounting reports from the region that jihadist elements are playing an increasingly prominent role in what has become a sectarian civil war in Syria.
The civilians that try to stay alive in Syria and not get killed by Obama's US armed al qaida, they have a hard job. Once they get killed, they become a number to blame Assad with and raise even more money so terrorists get even more weapons.
How dare the Syrian people rise up against their 'democratically elected leader.' In the last elections Al Assad won with 99% of the vote.
Al Assad's party is the Baath Party. They are a very popular democratic party in the Middle East similar to the European People's Party, European Liberals or EU Green Party. They ruled Iraq for 35 years until the imperialistic pig Americans removed dear Saddam from power. Saddam was the biggest democrat of all and the most popular too. He "won" all elections with 100% of the vote, even more than Al Assad.
Bashar Al Assad is the son of Hafez Al Assad, just this fact should make people realize that he deserves to be President for life of Syria. When he passes his son will inherit the throne (although technically Syria a republic). How dare anyone challenge the 'legitimate' dynasty of Syria.
Al Assad is part of the Alawite sect, they comprise less than 10% of the population of Syria but should surely govern the majority Sunni, Druze and Christians. How dare they challenge a minority of less than 10% of the population.
All of the 90% of the Syrian population rebelling against Al Assad are terrorists, of course allied with Al Qaeda - with who else? Those children, elderly and women being castrated, raped, tortured and mutilated are purely terrorists and Al Assad is helping humanity out by 'taking care" of the 90% of Syrians who are ungrateful terrorists, killers and Al Qaeda members.
The Russians are the guiding light through all this turmoil. They have stood by principle and supported all democratically elected leaders in the Middle East, Africa and Asia: Saddam Hussein, Muamar Gaddafi, Ben Ali, Robert Mugabe, and of course Kim Jung Un.
the CNN spoon-fed baby speaks again.
Russia didn't put Assad in power, Russia supports the country, and not a particular person. If anyone is one-sided, it's the west, that supports militants, all arab spring countries have become islamic, muslim brotherhood, taken steps backwards, and not forwards.
Arab Spring = Islamic Harvest.
As for the minorities, well they are many and together make up more than 10% of the population that u mentioned, and they support Assad, that have for decades protected them from what is going on now. For example Christian villages being massacred by U.S. armed islamists. Before arab spring, take Iraq, U.S. actions always emboldens islamists and christians suffer and decline. Things have only gotten worse with western involvement and lets not forget that the west supported the dictators for decades.
Then there are others like the Kurds that have refused to fight with the terrorists and focused on protecting their areas.
Btw, the opposition has met Medvedev n Putin in Moscow, and Russia has been trying to make them protect minorities. What has Washington done? Armed the terrorists so they can kill more minorities.
Btw speaking about majority and minority, lets talk Bahrain, oooops, you don't want to do that u Fking hypocrite.
Hey, looks like your chechen terrorists, i mean "freedom fighters" against "evil Russia" were responsible for the Boston bombings, why! Who could have seen this coming from peace-loving fluffy chechens!? I'M SHOCKED!
Just wait for the blowback from the arab spring = islamic harvest, will come n bite you in the ass!
Those chechens started two wars (second by invading Dagestan, apartment bombings came like a week later), against the biggest country in the world, they were already radicalized and crazy. Before the 1st war they imposed sharia and committed ethnic cleansing on Russians and other Christians, there are mass graves of that.
Other republics like Tatarstan didn't go to war against Russia, where they get better along with Christians. They even have a Mosque next to a Church in their capital Kazan. Chechens are backwards hillbillies with a koran, which is why the head mufti of Russia isn't from the Caucasus.
Hillary Clinton in Tatarstan,
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