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Friday, April 19, 2013

Breaking News: Boston on Lockdown Today

Hi, everyone! It's Friday, what can I say? TGIF! Thank God, It's Friday!

But, frankly speaking, I'm saddened to know what has been happening or going on in Boston since the Boston Marathon on April 15th that unexpectedly turned tragic, terrifying/horrifying, and unforgettable to many, particularly to those participating runners from different parts of the world who witnessed this event that claimed the lives of three (as of now) and critically injured over a hundred people, per news reports. I feel bad. But what can I do but pray for peace. God, our Heavenly Father, grant us your peace, love, and understanding! Jesus, shed your light upon us and enlighten us! May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. I pray for those injured for them to get well and recover soon. to the families, folks, and friends of the departed, may they find comfort and hope, and strength as they mourn the loss of their beloved loved ones. God, bless the government and church officials and law enforcement officers, and emergency responders involved in the case.

As I start writing this post, this morning, I've been watching TV and focusing on the ongoing happening in the entire city of Boston, MA, that's on lockdown, like ghost town. Mass transit and services, schools are shutdown and people have been urged to stay in their homes, per the announcement of Duval Patrick, the current governor of Massachussetts. In the Watertown area, there's a strong police/FBI presence there because of an active and massive pursuit or manhunt for Boston marathon bomber suspect # 2, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Per latest report by media that are monitoring the situation at this time, suspect #1, Tamarlan Tsarnaev, 26, has been dead. Suspect #2, the younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is on the loose or at large at this time. That's what the law enforcement  forces/officials are focusing at this time and tension has been building up as the latter are hunting the former aggressively...

(DISCLAIMER: I don't own the videos embedded herewith. No copyright infringement intended. They're from YouTube and the video uploaders. Thank you, YouTube and the video uploaders or vloggers.)

Moreover, there have been interviews conducted by the press, and press conferences held in Boston and the one in Maryland where an emotional uncle of the two brothers has been speaking out and "interrogated" by media as of this moment. One thing that came out from these interviews was that the father of the two suspects has been back in Russia where the suspects originally came from, particularly in Chechnya , per media reports. The uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, has been telling the suspect to "turn yourself in and ask forgiveness..."
TV networks have been covering this unfolding event in Boston, notwthstanding the so many news analyses shared by media analysts, broadcast journalists, and investigative reporters, etc. Boston is truly in focus for the past couple of days now since April 15th, the day the popular annual Boston Marathon was held but turned into a nightmare or a tragedy because of the explosions there that day that has killed three and badly or seriously injured over a hundred runners and spectators, per media reports.

On the other hand, I wonder, what is going on everywhere here in the US of A? The other day, there's that massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing a number of people and injuring over a hundred and damaging/destroying houses, buildings, properties, according to media reports and as seen in these videos below shared or provided by YouTubers  or video uploaders.

Right now, I wonder if our questions, that have been lingering on in our minds, will have satisfactory answers.
Why? What really happened? Who were really involved in the explosions? Did the two "suspected" brothers really do it as claimed by law enforcement officers and reported by the media? Why? Why? Why...? We keep wondering and wandering to find answers to our questions. Will there be a peaceful resolution? We only hope and pray. God, we need your enlightenment!

Well, this is all for now. Until next time around and thanks for reading. I'm still watching TV at this time that I'm signing off. Let's stand by and wait for latest development of the above-mentioned news that's still unfolding. I pray that this activity in Boston will be resolved shortly with no bloodshed or no more casualty. I pray for peace everywhere. To those victims and injured in both cases mentioned above, our thoughts and prayers...May God bless us all! And God bless America!-chris a. quilpa, 19 April 2013

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