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#891126 Apr 21, 2013
anyone figure out yet where the bombers got their guns?
so what right wing lie will need to be told so it looks like they bought them from a 'Liberal'? out with it nutjobs. i know by now you've received the required propaganda to make the stupid/conservative Americans further ignore our gun problem.
#891127 Apr 21, 2013
Inspired by Chechen
Warlord on State
April 21, 2013
The Daily Mail reports today that
despite the fact the FBI had Tamerlan
Tsarnaev under surveillance for five
years, the agency discounted the
possibility he was in direct contact
with Doku Umarov, a man described as
“Russia’s Bin Laden,” and thus posed a
threat to the United States.
From the Daily Mail:
According to an intelligence source,
Russia remained convinced that
Tamerlan, an ethnic Chechen, was in
‘direct contact’ with Islamist militants,
most likely based in the strife-torn
southern Russian region of Dagestan,
where he lived for two years with his
family prior to moving to the US.
During a six-month visit to Russia last
year – a trip US investigators are
investigating – it is understood
Tamerlan visited Dagestan, which is
now regarded as more unstable than
One theory is that Tamerlan and
Dzhokhar, who was in thrall to his
older brother, may have been
‘inspired’ by a rebel leader known as
Russia’s Bin Laden.
Doku Umarov, like the Tsarnaev
brothers, is an ethnic Chechen from
the war-torn Caucasus region that lies
between Europe and Central Asia.
The Daily Mail’s explanation, however,
omits a few crucial details – namely
that Doku Umarov, like his supposed
mentor Osama bin Laden, works in the
interest of U.S. intelligence and the
#891128 Apr 21, 2013
Intelligence Claim: The Tsarnaev
brothers were double agents who
decoyed US into terror trap
April 21, 2013
The big questions buzzing over Boston Bombers Tamerlan
and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have a single answer: It emerged
in the 102 tense hours between the twin Boston Marathon
bombings Monday, April 15 – which left three dead, 180
injured and a police officer killed at MIT – and Dzohkhar’s
capture Friday, April 19 in Watertown.
The conclusion reached by DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism
and intelligence sources is that the brothers were double
agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate
the Wahhabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi
financial institutions, had spread across the restive
Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission
and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.
By this tortuous path, the brothers earned the dubious
distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import
al Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding
route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus.
This broad region encompasses the autonomous or semi-
autonomous Muslim republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia,
Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya, North Ossetia and
Karachyevo-Cherkesiya, most of which the West has never
Moscow however keeps these republics on a tight military
and intelligence leash, constantly putting down violent
resistance by the Wahhabist cells, which draw support
from certain Saudi sources and funds from the Riyadh
government for building Wahhabist mosques and schools
to disseminate the state religion of Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis feared that their convoluted involvement in
the Caucasus would come embarrassingly to light when a
Saudi student was questioned about his involvement in the
bombng attacks while in a Boston hospital with badly
#891129 Apr 21, 2013
The Politicization of the Boston Bombings Has Begun
The attacks have nothing to do with immigration reform, but partisans are rushing to exploit them anyway.
From the moment the first suspect in the Boston bombing was killed in a shootout, I was counting the minutes until the Beltway types started trying to score political points.
I didn’t have to wait long.
The bogus cry of this-raises-serious-concerns was soon heard throughout the land.
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley rushed to say that in hearings he wants to examine immigration reform,“particularly in light of all that is happening in Massachusetts over the last week.”
Never mind that what happened in Boston has relatively little to do with the issues being debated on the immigration front. Many politicians and pundits do whatever they can to hitch their wagon to any news bulletin might give them a rhetorical edge.
Sometimes this is legitimate—the Newtown massacre clearly convinced President Obama to mount a passionate push for gun control—and sometimes it’s a stretch.
If a shoe bomber tries to blow up a plane, we need to debate airline security. If an oil spill erupts in the ocean, we need to check on whether there were adequate federal inspections.
But as tragic as the Boston Marathon bombing was, it doesn’t lend itself to a huge policy revamp, unless someone wants to ban fertilizer, or stop holding marathons.
[and] President Obama is fair game, having made two televised statements about the bombings in the first 48 hours, attended an interfaith service in Boston and appeared before the cameras after the second suspect was nabbed late Friday night. But even Mitt Romney praised the president’s speech in Boston, and what could the administration have done to prevent what happened at a marathon in which local police were in charge?
The carnage in downtown Boston was a shock to us all. Too bad some pols and pundits are already attempting to exploit it.
#891130 Apr 21, 2013
Unfair of you to insinuate that Obama is a homosexual just because he throws like a girl, wears Mom jeans, and acts like a wimp.
Have some respect for the Supreme Campaigner.
#891131 Apr 21, 2013
And yet the media celebrates their "triumph."
#891132 Apr 21, 2013
US Turns Away 1000′s of
Cancer Patients, but has
$123 Million for
Terrorists in Syria
April 21, 2013
The US has announced that it will
provide militants in Syria, now openly
admitted to being Al Qaeda terrorists,
with $123 million in military aid –
while thousands of cancer patients at
home are being turned away from
clinics because of budget cuts.
Compounding the the criminal
negligence of telling sick people to
seek help elsewhere, is the fact that
the military aid the US is providing
terrorists in Syria will be used to
perpetuate an already 2 year
long, sectarian-driven humanitarian
RT recently reported in their article,
“US to give $123 million military aid
package to Syrian rebels ,” that:
The US$123 million defense aid
package, announced by Kerry at the
meeting in the Turkish capital on
Sunday, includes body armor, armored
vehicles, advanced communication
equipment and night vision goggles.
In an April 3, 2013 Washington Post
article titled,“Cancer clinics are
turning away thousands of Medicare
patients. Blame the sequester ,” it was
Cancer clinics across the country have
begun turning away thousands of
Medicare patients, blaming the
sequester budget cuts.
Oncologists say the reduced funding,
which took effect for Medicare on
April 1, makes it impossible to
administer expensive chemotherapy
drugs while staying afloat financially.
When one considers that the conflict in
Syria was premeditated by the US,
Saudi Arabia, and Israel, as early as
2007, simply to overthrow the Syrian
government and weaken neighboring
Iran, the mind-numbing criminality of
America’s current foreign and
domestic policy becomes even more
It was reported by Pulitzer Prize-
winning journalist Seymour Hersh in
his 2007 New Yorker article,“ The
Redirection: Is the Administration’s
new policy benefiting our enemies in
the war on terrorism?” that:
To undermine Iran, which is
predominantly Shiite, the Bush
Administration has decided, in effect,
to reconfigure its priorities in the
Middle East. In Lebanon, the
Administration has coöperated with
Saudi Arabia’s government, which is
Sunni, in clandestine operations that
are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the
Shiite organization that is backed by
Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in
clandestine operations aimed at Iran
and its ally Syria. A by-product of
these activities has been the bolstering
of Sunni extremist groups that espouse
a militant vision of Islam and are
hostile to America and sympathetic to
Since: Feb 08
#891133 Apr 21, 2013
Thanks for the reminder Flack. Well done.
#891134 Apr 21, 2013
Everything coming from the Obama administration and the lapdog media is pure propaganda.
#891135 Apr 21, 2013
We live in interesting times, just like the old Chinese curse warns us again. A terrorist attack in Boston, followed by a state-of-the-art witch hunt: a cellphone picture of two Moroccans near the finish line, posted online, soon plastered on the front page of the New York Post, and suddenly lives are turned upside down for fear of vigilante justice. A Saudi national detained at the hospital, suspicious because he was "running" (running after an explosion: how suspicious), ginned up into a claim on Fox News that "he is now going to be deported on national security grounds," then escalated by professional shrieker Pamela Geller into an obvious cover-up by the Saudi royal family in cahoots with B. Hussein Obama. Ideologues saddle up their hobbyhorses in order to ride; but at that, I am an ideologue, too. I spent much of yesterday lining up my argument for why a white nationalist militia type might want to spray shrapnel into a crowd on Tax Day, that shrapnel of this type is a classic marker of white-supremacist bombcraft, how an FBI obsessed with entrapping Arabs and anarchists ignores the right-wing lunatics in our midst. And, once I hear of the screen grabs of what I hear someone call "regular looking white guys," in baseball caps, no less, I get ready to pull the trigger on the argument...
And when Fox News wins in the end, I deflate. Chechens. Muslims! A Fox personality on my screen tells me one of the suspects linked to some site that had something to do with some Jihadi prophesy about how the Caliphate would unfold, then cautions that this doesn't mean they're Al-Qaeda for sure...
A calamitous explosion near Waco. Waco! My friend who texted is a libertarian—which sets me to thinking that if even libertarians suspect some latter-day Timothy McVeigh must be responsible, I should be speculating that, too.... And then, no: not terrorism. Just austerity, deregulation, a laggard Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As Lee Fang noted in this space yesterday, OSHA "has only inspected five fertilizer plants in the entire state of Texas—and the plant in West, Texas was not one of them." This particular facility was last inspected twenty-six years ago. "The US Chemical Safety Board, which came into operation in 1998, is the commission tasked with investigating safety violations. Like similar boards, the Chemical Safety Board has virtually no resources: only a $10 million budget to cover every violation in the country." I recast my dudgeon: the outsized devastation in West, Texas—see the hospital, nursing home, and middle school within steps of the factory on the map at the bottom of this article—owes to the absurdities of right-wing hegemony, too: what ever happened to zoning?
Yes, it's true: having dismounted the "maybe right-wing terrorists did it" hobbyhorse, I've mounted another. So sue me.
#891136 Apr 21, 2013
If the US had a parliamentary system, Obama would be gone today, replaced by Hillary.
But no, actually John Boehner would be Prime Minister.
#891137 Apr 21, 2013
Waterboarding has a long history in the US military, dating back to the Phillipines in the early 1900s.
#891138 Apr 21, 2013
South Korea has become too expensive and many Japanese companies are moving production to Vietnam.
Korea has a long history as a Japanese colony, whether military or economic.
#891140 Apr 21, 2013
Massachusetts has very strict gun laws, so the weapons (as yet unidentified) were probably illegal.
We need more laws to make illegal weapons illegal.
#891143 Apr 21, 2013
The bombing has EVERYTHING to do with immigration reform.
At the least, the older brother should have been denied re-entry to the US after his 6-month training mission in Dagestan.
Since: Apr 13
#891145 Apr 21, 2013
Not to mention Saddam was a clear and present danger prior to 9/11. The first resolution was as far back as 1986. Prior to 2002, the UN Security Council had passed 16 resolutions.
In January 2003, inspectors discovered 11 empty 122 mm chemical warheads that had not been previously declared by Iraq. Iraq claimed they were old weapons but after performing tests on the warheads, the UN inspectors believed they were new.
Also, inspectors reported the discovery of over 3,000 pages of weapons program documents in the home of an Iraqi citizen suggesting Saddam attempted to "hide" them from inspectors and contradicting his earlier claim that there were no further documents to provide.
A total of 16 Iraqi scientists refused to be interviewed by inspectors with sources saying Saddam had ordered the death of any scientist who spoke with inspectors in private. No scientist confirmed this but, of course, they wouldn't.
The UN Chief Inspector said in February 2003 that he found it "a bit odd" that Iraq with "one of the best-organized regimes in the Arab world," would claim to have no records of the destruction of these illegal substances. "I don't see that they have acquired any credibility."
Taking down Saddam was inevitable.
I even had misgivings at the beginning knowing it was inevitable. But I never understood why - after the crimes against humanity became known - anyone claiming to support human rights - namely, the bleeding heart left - would became so crazy and act like liberating these people was the worst thing that could have happened.
(Sorry about the longwinded post...)
#891146 Apr 21, 2013
I’m waiting for Liberals to turn this Terrorist attack in Boston into a workplace violence crime!!
Since: Dec 08
Gauley Bridge WV
#891147 Apr 21, 2013
#891148 Apr 21, 2013
The FBI was reported to be hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI operatives were working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.
A source close to the investigation said:“We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”
A specialist team of CIA and FBI interrogators was yesterday flown to a Boston hospital to grill wounded Dzhokhar, 19, about the secret group. The University of Massachusetts student was caught on Friday after hiding out in a boat parked in a garden in locked down Watertown the day after a gun battle with police left his 26-year-old brother and a rookie cop dead.
Dzhokhar is said to have run his brother over as he escaped in a stolen car while Tamerlan lay handcuffed on the ground. They were carrying six bombs with them at the time, three of which exploded, as well as a handgun and rifle. The devices were thought to be pipe bombs.
#891149 Apr 21, 2013
Portrait of a good Muslim.
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