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Boston Marathon contractors ID'd: MA National Guard WMD detection unit
The Washington Times Communities ^ | April 24, 2013 | Alan Jones

Posted on 04/24/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by patriotgal1787

One 2013 Boston Marathon runner, University of Mobile Cross Country Coach Ali Stevenson, told NBC affiliate Local 15 that he has “never seen that level of security before.” A veteran of other major marathons, he added “Evidently, I don’t believe they were just having a training exercise … I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in.”

“We reviewed our procedures and coordinated, but did not have an exercise that day”, says LTC Meriwether. “We coordinate and practice with the FBI and other agencies all the time” she said. Asked if her CST unit had received any intelligence concerning a heightened risk of attack, she said “no, but if they knew about something they probably wouldn’t have told us.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bostonbombing; nationalguard; terrorism; wmd

1 posted on 04/24/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by patriotgal1787
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To: patriotgal1787

WTF


2 posted on 04/24/2013 8:13:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: patriotgal1787

They were running a drill.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 8:13:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: patriotgal1787

There is no question precise enough that the Administration will not evade it.

We’ll have to dig up an internal source willing to give up the Kenyan moslem.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 8:15:02 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Don’t make something out of nothing.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 8:15:41 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This is a good debunking of kook conspiracy that’s out there.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 8:15:50 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: patriotgal1787

The gov’ts are programmed to lie all the time these days.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: patriotgal1787

8 posted on 04/24/2013 8:18:38 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: patriotgal1787
The Boston Marathon goes within two hundred yards of my front door and,being retired,I always go down to watch it as the “elite” men approach.Every year you see numerous local cops,an occasional State cop and many National Guardsmen,MPs for the most part.I didn't see any more security this year than I've seen other years...including the National Guard.However I must note that my vantage point isn't near the starting or finish line.I suppose there could have been an increased presence at one,or both,of those points.
9 posted on 04/24/2013 8:19:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: bmwcyle

This was pointed out before. Something about a drill. FWIW there has always been a security force for the Boston Marathon since 2001. Both at the gate and finish lines. Homeland security, FBI and state and local police are always in attendance. I haven’t watched the marathon live for about 5 years but the last time I was in the finish line area (my wife was running) the added security was quite noticable. If it was increased beyond what I saw back then something must have been up.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: patriotgal1787
More coincidence. Well, OK, move along.
11 posted on 04/24/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: patriotgal1787

Comparing this event to other marathons is not a fair barometer. This is by far the biggest such event of them all...at least here in the US. The Boston Marathon is the one most runners focus on qualifying to run, and it gets more public interest (both locally and nationally) than the rest.


12 posted on 04/24/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: outpostinmass2

The police chief was having a press conference the day of the bombing. The first question was about a bomb drill. The second was about creating crisis to take out the Constitution. That was the end of the press conference.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: outpostinmass2

The running coach of Mobile University (college) currently runs lots of marathons, and he was alerted to more security/monitoring presence than what he has ever seen. Initially, the ‘authorities’ tried to poo poo the idea that there was increase security presence. The regime lies, then layers more lies on the initial lies. We watched the clinton regime do it, the Bush admin do, and now we’re witnessing the most blatant use of layering of lies ever. I believe the running coach, since the rooftop ‘observers’ were caught in photos yet denied by ‘the authorities’.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: patriotgal1787
"A 2008 Boston Globe op-ed called “Marathon as dry-run disaster” and written by Arnold Bogis, a former policy analyst for a Department of Homeland Security grant at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University, reveals that the Boston Marathon has in past years been used for “live” exercises to quietly test public safety technologies and disaster plans."
15 posted on 04/24/2013 8:26:26 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: patriotgal1787

We need to find these guys and get them FReepin!


16 posted on 04/24/2013 8:26:32 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: bmwcyle

what a coincidence. just like sandy hook. drill was 3 miles away on dame day.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 8:27:47 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: bmwcyle

I read the story that you linked and it says there was a bomb drill performed in 2008 at the Boston Marathon. This would be correct as I did notice lots of security and police dogs when I was in attendance in 2008.


18 posted on 04/24/2013 8:28:57 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Donnafrflorida

It is a pattern that has been use many times.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 8:29:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: patriotgal1787

These teams were established in the wake of 9/11 for the purpose of having Guard first responders who were trained for counter IED and WMD, especially in the CBERNE (chem/bio) arena. As Guardsmen, they can be employed under state control through orders from their Governor and State Adjutant General. They could also be called to Federal Service, but then you would have restriction on what law enforcement activities they could undertake.

I don’t know how they are structured and funded these days, but my guess is that they get lots of federal funding to pay for a much higher OPTEMPO (paid days) than normal Guardsmen and may even be full time. With that in place, they are going to look for events and circumstances that could use their assistance. They are not just going to sit around the armory waiting for the phone to ring.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 8:30:45 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: patriotgal1787
WHY THE EFF DO WE ALLOW PEOPLE ON THE 'TERRORIST WATCH LIST' TO EVEN LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY???? THAT IS EFFING EFFED UP BEYOND EFFING BELIEF, ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Congress needs to begin impeachment hearings for head of DHS and FBI, although 0bama would probably replace them with even worse leftist radicals.

21 posted on 04/24/2013 8:32:40 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: bmwcyle

This is the statement that concerns me most:

“Asked if her CST unit had received any intelligence concerning a heightened risk of attack, she said “no, but if they knew about something they probably wouldn’t have told us.”

Talk about a lack of coordination!


22 posted on 04/24/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: SpirituTuo

The enemy is you. They are trying to control you. Terrorism is the tool they use to control you.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 8:36:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: MHGinTN

He could be onto something I am just pointing out as other locals can attest to that Marathon Day in Boston has an increase in security, FBI, National Guard, State Police etc. ever since 2001. In fact I think I remember in 2002 the finish line was virtually in lock-down needing some kind of pass to get to the finish area.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 8:37:33 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: patriotgal1787
I said very early on....that there had to be a lot of chatter....and I also said that this might have been a sting gone bad.

Did we get chatter from Russia?? and ignore it.

Something was certainly going on....because that's WHY people lie....to cover up. And orders come from the TOP and that means Obama.

Looks like any coverup in Obama's house is no big deal. But the stinkin' little Watergate breakin was an excuse to oust Nixon.

25 posted on 04/24/2013 8:37:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GregNH

The two guys up in the article: did you say one was IDd as a Seal?


26 posted on 04/24/2013 8:38:43 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Yes, there were a bunch of guys people were pointing out that were all dressed the same and ear pieces and black back packs, just like him. They were Seals.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: outpostinmass2

BTW, tyhe guys in the kaki pants, tan boots and black packs were from Craft Itn’l. They may have been training National Guardsmen, but the one wearing a seal symbol was not NG and the guy next to him wasn’t NG either.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: GregNH
Yes, there were a bunch of guys people were pointing out that were all dressed the same and ear pieces and black back packs, just like him. They were Seals.

And they were all looking around and UP...not at the ground....

Seems to me they were told to expect a sniper....

But in reality there were bombs placed on the ground....

I guess if they had all been told to look for a bomb in a backpack on the ground events would have turned out different.

29 posted on 04/24/2013 9:02:13 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: GregNH

Wow... I did see a lot of khakis.

Thank you very much. God Bless Them.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 9:04:12 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
PEOPLE ON THE 'TERRORIST WATCH LIST' TO EVEN LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY?

Because those in authority want it that way, and after sanitization, plausible deniability.

HF

31 posted on 04/24/2013 9:11:01 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: bmwcyle

That is a very cryptic reply. While I am concerned about the current administration and its tactics, I am not sure how “they” want to control me.

Please provide some more details.


32 posted on 04/24/2013 9:13:24 AM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: SpirituTuo

Turn off the Television. Look for books about how our Constitution is being killed.


33 posted on 04/24/2013 9:17:20 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

I understand that power is what all politicians want, but how does the event promote that agenda?

Do you mean the door-to-door searches were done to condition people to 4th amendment violations?

What other tactics, particular to the Marathon, are you speaking of?

My goal isn’t argument, but better understanding of your point of view.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 9:28:32 AM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: patriotgal1787

Nobody knows nothin’


35 posted on 04/24/2013 9:40:12 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: SpirituTuo; bmwcyle; KC_Lion

This is how. 1st one is over an hour long, second is less than 40 minutes. Worth every second and scary as heck! Info.....THE MORE YOU KNOW ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGzohLgqXyY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR5spR8APA0


36 posted on 04/24/2013 9:49:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SpirituTuo
That is a very cryptic reply.

Have you ever been so far even as decided to when go want to look use more like?

37 posted on 04/24/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: SpirituTuo; bmwcyle
"What other tactics, particular to the Marathon, are you speaking of?"

The 2nd video gave me chills, as Boston, MA was stated. Please watch, it is a MUST SO.

38 posted on 04/24/2013 9:52:43 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well played, well played.


39 posted on 04/24/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Why, a year after 9/11, were the Tsarnaev’s admitted as refugees? What logic was there in admitting Chechens? The asylum scam has to be shut down. Permanently.


40 posted on 04/24/2013 11:07:49 AM PDT by Vide
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To: MHGinTN

Seems The Craft is a legit combat training & security services group started by lauded sniper Chris Kyle: http://www.thecraft.com/

Makes sense for them to use such an event as a training scenario. Mingle the crowd, practice coordination, look for threats (not expecting any), look up a lot (being a group born of snipers), ready to help when S did HTF.

Fast looking mundane and innocent to me.


41 posted on 04/24/2013 11:16:03 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesnÂ’t make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

Innocent to me, too. Craft is populated with ‘the good guys’. There are several NGs wearing the same ‘uniform’ but they have their guard tag on their backs/packs.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 11:28:29 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: patriotgal1787

Here’s an article from that morning about the National guard presence. They are sneaky;

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/105211/massachusetts-national-guard-supports-117th-boston-marathon


43 posted on 04/24/2013 11:35:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I noticed the VERY FAST presence of soldiers removing the broken barricades so as to get to the injured people.

The soldiers had just finished a memorial hike for their fallen comrades - walked the marathon route with 40(?) lb. ruck sacks - started at 4 am or something!


44 posted on 04/24/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: don-o

You and I agree. . . .but, remember, for the tin-foil crowd, the lack of evidence PROVES how good the cover-up is.

No evidence means a stunningly effective conspiracy, don’t cha’know.


45 posted on 04/24/2013 2:53:13 PM PDT by Hulka
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46 posted on 04/24/2013 5:14:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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