Skip to comments.Marathon bombs likely made from pressure cookers, shrapnel, sources say
Posted on 04/16/2013 11:58:44 AM PDT by tobyhill
Pressure cookers possibly activated remotely by a cellphone are believed to have been used to make the crude bombs that sent deadly shrapnel hurling into a crowd of onlookers and competitors at Mondays Boston Marathon, experts told Fox News.
Doctors treating some of the 176 injured victims believe the explosives were packed with deadly shrapnel, including pellets, nails and sharp metallic objects with some patients having 40 or more such fragments embedded in their bodies.
Many of them have severe wounds mostly in the lower part of their body wounds related to the blast effect of the bomb, as well as small metallic fragments that entered their bodies pellets, shrapnel, nails that these bombs had, George Velnahos, chief of trauma surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, said Tuesday.
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In a way it IS Bush’s fault.
Why are there 80,000 Saudi “students” in this country when Saudis were the cause for 9/11/2001?
That’s it! You have to register your pressure cooker! And forget about the 4 quart capacity, you can only own a 2 quart capacity pressure cooker. You are not allowed to conceal-carry a pressure cooker. If you want to own a pressure cooker you have to take a 40 hour cooking class, not take any anti-depressants, and for God’s sake, you CAN’T be a veteran. Fixed it. Next?
It's hard to believe that this kind of ignorance exists, but here is the proof!
It even had its own stopwatch.
Someone told me long ago...
It is pretty easy to make a bomb, the tricky part is not being there when it goes off.
Very valid point. I’m actually kind of sick of ALL of the foreign students with visas running over here at taxpayer’s expense.
How could any backpack be allowed into this area, given the high profile nature of the event? It seems the 9/11 precautionary security was napping.
I was in high school through the late 50s, and it's obvious that stuff I studied then must be taboo now, or, at least, none of today's "journalists" were ever exposed to it.
I don’t see how it would be possible to use a cell phone to trigger such a device. If it were placed inside, the walls of the pressure cooker would act as a Faraday cage and block radio signals. If it were placed ouside, there would have to be wires running from the cell phone to the bomb inside the pressure cooker. The wires would compromise the seal and decrease the effectiveness of the pressure cooker in building up pressure immediately after detonation.
Are you shit*ting me? Bush has been out of Office for over 5 years. How long does this Administration allow them to stay here. Before you start, I worked at a University until 4 years ago and I saw some great young Students sent home. This isn’t on Bush.
Then you have not seen the many immigrants that join the welfare lines the moment they arrive.
More foreign worker visas..
More illegal aliens coming from Mexico..
A 'soft war' to undermine American CITIZENS, led by 0bama.
I expect a run on them. I think prices are already going up. I have the strange urge to stock up myself!
It’s been reported they believe these bombs were on timers, not remotely detonated.
Pressure cooker bombs were often used by ETA in Spain and also, iirc, by the IRA. It’s a technique lthst was taught in the PLO camps.
Sorry Mr. Mortal, but GW had quite a bit to do with the large number of SAUDI students in our universities. He was pretty chummy with King Abdallah.
I played around with making powder from scratch as a lad back in the 60’s.
My interests were not malevolent, just scientific curiosity.
I was just trying to make my own homemade fireworks.
Never used anything any more sophisticated than a fuse to set them off.
I still carry burn scars on my hand from those days!
> Pressure cookers possibly activated remotely by a cellphone
Pressure cookers and cellphones are two more items to be banned because they kill people. /s
What you say is true but they could easily utilize an insulated feed-through in the pressure cooker to maintain the integrity of the vessel. It would have to be soldered or welded in.
Citizens don’t really need these hi-capacity cookers, do they? When will Obama start buying back these deadly cookers?
You mean the guy posting with a pretty special gold SIG?
Why wasn’t Saudi Arabia glassed over on 9/12/01?
Assult Pressure Cooker...
Bombs made out of pressure cookers? Okay... the bomber was either a bored housewife, or someone who just got cut from “Hell’s Kitchen”.
Thanks for Clarification. My Cooker looks legal!!!!
Hey, didn't you see that Juan Skerry [who by the way served in Vietnam] said that the guns in America were scaring off foreign students?
Well, I’m glad that you posted a picture of the deadly instruments. Our pressure cooker is one that has the weight on the top, so it must not be a suspect.
No, not that guy — he is filthy rich.
But most of those new arrivals come from that continent south of Europe.
Actually those students are highly recruited by US colleges and universities because they pay top dollar.
>> Actually those students are highly recruited by US colleges and universities because they pay top dollar.
Asians, lately Chinese, they pay a different $$$ than other foreign students except for the ME students.
Cause Saddam wants to take away our Freedom.
Do you have any idea how many Americans are living in Saudi with families in the States?
Sadam Hussein was kinder and more tolerant toward Christians than Saudi’s king ever was.
WALMART has just announced that they will no longer sell pressure cookers in their stores or online
I really don’t understand how a pressure cooker in a backpack is used to make a bomb. What builds up the pressure?
> I really dont understand how a pressure cooker in a backpack is used to make a bomb. What builds up the pressure?
Seriously, public trashcans seem to be an obvious place to put a bomb. How many bomber movies had the bomb in a public trashcan? Maybe frequent checks of these cans at public events are necessary. Given that pedestrian trash is rarely large & bulky, trashcan openings can be much smaller. The cans can be placed in the open so that they are easily observed by all. They should be emptied just prior to a public event. If these bombs were on timers, then they could have been there for hours.
Mormon, prepper, pressure cooker. Need we say more?
If you picture the thumb and index finger of your right hand...
poised just like you would grip anything...
in my case a match...
one of my powder test batches flashed and charred all the hide right off.
Doctor at emergency room said he was on the verge of buying a Lee reloader and I changed his mind.
It seems impossible to me..
Yeah, but we had fun & learned something, too.
That same curiosity led me to eventually get a bachelor of science degree...
I still likes me some good fireworks, but I settle for the store-bought kind.
Insulated with what? Fiberglass? Rubber or plastic insulation isn’t going to survive welding or soldering.
Gunpowder. Think of it like a canon, but with the muzzle plugged up real good.
Insulated with what? Fiberglass? Rubber or plastic insulation isnt going to survive welding or soldering.
Standard feed-throughs consist of a metal jacket, often threaded, with a metal center conductor and glass as the insulating material. All three components are fused together at high temperature.
Evacuate them. I’m was using hyperbole. Maybe I should have been more obvious.