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    Strangest “reportedly” true actually true Boston Marathon Bombing fact

    Strangest “reportedly” true actually true Boston Marathon Bombing fact

    Surely this could not be actually true.

    At best “reportedly” true?

    But alas, it was:

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    Statement of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic on the Boston terrorist attack
    19.04.2013 / 21:27

    As many I was deeply shocked by the tragedy that occurred in Boston earlier this month. It was a stark reminder of the fact that any of us could be a victim of senseless violence anywhere at any moment.

    As more information on the origin of the alleged perpetrators is coming to light, I am concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding in this respect. The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities – the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation.

    As the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman noted in his message to President Obama, the Czech Republic is an active and reliable partner of the United States in the fight against terrorism. We are determined to stand side by side with our allies in this respect, there is no doubt about that.

    Petr Gandalovič
    Ambassador of the Czech Republic

    Having traveled in the Czech part of what then was Czechoslovakia, I can attest that the Czech Republic is a beautiful place, and that it is not Chechnya. Not even “reportedly” Chechnya.


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    janitor | April 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I always told my kids that there are two kinds of people you have to take care to protect yourself against: the evil and the stupid. The stupid can be even more dangerous because they are harder to see coming, there are more of them, and they don’t intend to cause harm although they do.

    LukeHandCool | April 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I came up with this plan yesterday (hopefully okay to repost)

    As someone who had a 1/2 Czech, 1/4 Jewish mother, and who takes some silly pride in the fact the Czech Republic is one of Israel’s greatest supporters, I am starting an educational project for our schools focusing on geographic terrorist literacy, tentatively called, “Geography Bee Important To Tell the Freedom Fighters from the Terrorists.”

    A bit unwieldy as that name is, and also as a shout out to Michelle Obama’s efforts with kids, I’ll just call it,

    “Let’s Roll !!”

    ManekiNeko | April 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Austrians think that their country is often confused with Australia. Enough so that they wear “No kangaroos here” t-shirts. I’d say the Czech’s have a valid concern.

    Hepcat | April 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Yes, Islam did have a secondary role.

    And a first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth …

    BannedbytheGuardian | April 22, 2013 at 1:28 am

    There was an episode where the guys got ambushed by the Russian Mafia out in the snow.

    One survivor spluttered back to be asked dryly – who were they ?

    A bunch of f***kin Czechs .

    Ironically once I joined a bus group on a day trip to the Kyrghiz mountains . Knowing there was a bunch of Czechs in the hotel I just assumed they were them . I understood they would not speak to or near me as they were communists . the next day I joined another bus & the same thing – communists on holiday I thought. I was not about to spoil their holiday.

    Later that night I met some Canadians & said I had been out with the Czechs. no , he said – They are ours but being French Canadians had demanded their own bus & they don’t speak to them either because they refuse to acknowledge English.

    Hehe that is pretty goods to get Czechs & Kyrghizstan ( terrorists birthplace ) in one post & all true.

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