At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the boat and several nearby homes. Sources say 46 Watertown residents were killed in the missile strike, including 12 children.
A hypothetical narration of a drone targeting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown by an American Facebook user based in San Francisco, has gone viral amongst Pakistani Facebook users. Within 24 hours the post was shared more than 5000 times and generated hundreds of comments.
Crowds turned police-filled streets into a virtual parade route, as news spread that the second suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 in the Boston Marathon bombing had been caught and taken alive. Along with the earlier death of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 during a firefight with cops, ended five days of terror sowed by the double bombing at the marathon finish line, which killed three people, wounding 176 and left the city of Boston on edge.
I saw a friend on facebook today say something to the effect of “suck on it, Russia!” after the second suspect was caught. The Onion’s satire continues to cut so close to reality that one can’t be sure where one ends and the other begins.
Halloween Overload :) by Eileen Via Flickr: A more complete shot of the home that I already posted some closeups from this week.
I can’t imagine even having a place to store all this stuff! I’ll go back to see what they do at Christmas time…maybe they only put candles in their windows? ;)
Located in southeastern Europe, Chechnya is technically part of Russia. It’s war torn and in rough shape. It’s rich in oil and minerals, has a population of about 1 million people, and is an important crossroads between the Middle East, Russia, and Europe.
Extreme poverty, corruption, and high unemployment due to its long history of war, here. The country is in shambles.