Obama: We will find out who did this


President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 15, 2013, following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know “who did this or why” but vowed that whoever is responsible “will feel the full weight of justice.”

He said: “We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.”

Obama made his remarks Monday evening from the White House about three hours after two explosions detonated near the marathon’s finish line. At least two people were killed and 50 injured in the blasts.

Obama has been in touch with federal law enforcement and Massachusetts officials in the aftermath of the explosions.

The Secret Service reacted cautiously to the blasts, expanding the security perimeter around the White House.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • $20926843

    This serious security breach can cost the job of the Sec for Homeland Security. It means that the threat of Al Queda is alive as ever in spite of the killing of Bin Ladin.

  • Simplify1

    North Korea?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    It could be home grown terrorists!

  • hu_yu

    it’s the republicans!

  • jolly_baby

    Yes north korea! look at previous threaths by n korea, it all makes sense now

  • $18209031

    It could be the works of their own CIA to blame on Iran , NK or AQ ? It could be anyone that hates America , from a disgruntled employee or a lonewolf nutcase? It appears this is another small version of 9-11 but of lesser degree and sophistication.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      the cia where do you dig these things up paranoid one

      • Leo Capurictan

        your an innocent young man

  • Albert Einstien

    WoW…another 911 cover story..is it IRAN, china or NK on their blame GAME…

    if New York is americas economic hands..BOSTON is the poiicy brain of america..something like that in CEREBRUM area of US is BIG for them..

    maybe it’s just a genius that crossed the HAIRLINE…of sanity…

    even a single death is a WORTHY cause to seek RETRIBUTIVE justice…prayers to the dead & injured…

  • Kronos2

    Good luck on finding the perpetrator. The US can easily grab any loser and make him the fall guy forcing him to admit he did it. This kind of operation is a practice in dictatorial country and not really that far off from the clandestine operations of the US government.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      it might even be you comrade

  • Mamang Pulis

    you don’t have to look far, ask your local gun nut who thinks you have trampled their rights

  • Roy Batty

    Opening salvo from Osama Bin Ladin Jr. who’s living in Iran.

  • juanpedro de jose

    CIA ang may gawa nyan,, Tapos ibintang nila sa Iran o North Korea para may dahilan na silang magsimula ng Gyera! Tulad sa Iraq, 9/11 = Iraq War…

  • Leo Capurictan

    Just look around you, maybe you even have drink tea together.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos