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2 explosions at the Boston Marathon.


Jock1e
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2 Explosions at the Boston marathon has claimed 3 lives and injured over 100 some serious.

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Now I believe the London marathon is supposed to be held this Sunday and it must be a massive security problem.

How can you secure a massive site like the London Marathon.

London Marathon to go Ahead

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carver

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You can't, there is 25 miles of route and to say that you can safe guard that amount is just nonsense.

All the security forces can do is to make people aware of any packages that are left unintended.

If you do go and have a back pack on then be prepared to be stopped at every check point.

One thing those bombs have done will be to derail any attempt at gun control in USA, who is going to listen now when they argue you don't need auto weapons.

All they will do is point to Boston and say they "need" to defend themselves.

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Quickbeam

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They haven't yet ruled out domestic terrorism. Islamic groups have denied it stating that if they did it, they would admit it.

The whole of London was secured during last summers Olympics, so I think that we're as good as anyone can be on public security.

And life must go on.

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Jock1e

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A worrying time for the organizers and the runners and not forgetting the spectators.

Probably to late to postpone it so no doubt it will carry on.

[Islamic groups have denied it stating that if they did it, they would admit it.{But would they if it was only a trial run.}

{The whole of London was secured during last summers Olympics} yes you were 100% correct with that they done a fine job.

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spuds

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In the case of the London Marathon or any other marathon, then security and safety will be on the agenda for the organiser's and the security forces. However, what cannot be guaranteed is a 100% result, and its only after the or any event that the results will be available to any success.

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fourm member

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As has been said, the perpetrator has not been identified so there is no reason to read across to an increased threat for the London Marathon.

The third Monday in April is Patriots' Day so domestic terrorism is a possible.

It is, though, bound to cause nervousness for a time. I hope those who want to complain about what they perceive as Maggie Thatcher's lack of care for people will realise that tomorrow's funeral is not the best place to display their feelings. Any sort of disturbance is likely to result in many people becoming frightened.

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Woolwell

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fourm member - I fear that you credit those who will demonstrate tomorrow with more intelligence than they have.

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Woolwell

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Change "intelligence" because many are supposedly very well qualified to sensitivity.

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Following your train of thought, perhaps it would be better for all if she were given a small private family funeral, instead of the planned extravaganza - that way all risks to the public could be contained!

For the only time in my life I had some sympathy for the views expressed by George Galloway on the Politics Show, yesterday.

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spider9

You won't be surprised to hear me say I wouldn't watch Galloway under any circumstances.

There's a certain irony in people wanting to protest about Maggie's lack of concern for people by showing a lack of concern for people.

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