created by: Oliver Canterberry | Apr 21, 2013

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Could anything have prevented the Boston bombings?

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Albakoikee

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Our government could have prevented the bombing years ago by not allowing immigrants from "certain ethnic backgrounds" to enter this country!
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rowdy01 wrote:
Our government could have prevented the bombing years ago by not allowing immigrants from "certain ethnic backgrounds" to enter this country!
When?

In 1492? Oh wait.

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Profile, profile, profile. The government, I'm sure, keeps stats on what subset of the USA commits what crime(s). You want to live here? Be prepared to go through the sheit that I do. My perception... let's frisk glitter because we know we won't find anything and our numbers will look good for amount of people stopped/screened. Heaven forbid we offend someone that may actually be a terrorist threat and accused it is because of the clothes they wear.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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When?
In 1492? Oh wait.
woof
Do you recall reading in history class anything about radical muslims coming to these shores in 1492? Didn't think so.

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More guns and fewer pressure cookers.
Che Reagan Christ

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Nearly all of the folks responsible for terror attacks, no matter the political or religious affiliation, are men. We should no longer allow any men to immigrate to the US or own any type of instrument that can be used as a weapon.
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Do you recall reading in history class anything about radical muslims coming to these shores in 1492? Didn't think so.
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Muslim is ethnic?

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Duke for Mayor

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Apr 21, 2013
 
rowdy01 wrote:
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Do you recall reading in history class anything about radical muslims coming to these shores in 1492? Didn't think so.
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"muslim" is not an ethnicity, yet you claim it is:
rowdy01 wrote:
Our government could have prevented the bombing years ago by not allowing immigrants from "certain ethnic backgrounds" to enter this country!
Perhaps if the people who were here a long time ago had better immigration policies a whole lot of things would be different, but that's not where we are, huh?

Its a classic red herring for you to claim that in a nation built by immigrants, the root cause of terrorism on American soil is unchecked immigration of people of certain "ethnicity".

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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"muslim" is not an ethnicity, yet you claim it is:
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Perhaps if the people who were here a long time ago had better immigration policies a whole lot of things would be different, but that's not where we are, huh?
Its a classic red herring for you to claim that in a nation built by immigrants, the root cause of terrorism on American soil is unchecked immigration of people of certain "ethnicity".
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B.S. Until these certain ethnic groups were allowed into this country unchecked, we never heard of terrorism on our shores.

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As the hunt for the bombers culminated in a dramatic shoot-out, it emerged that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been interviewed by US officials in 2011 because the Russian government was concerned over his ties to “radical Islam”.

There were fears that Tamerlan, who was killed while trying to flee police on Friday evening, was ready to travel to the Caucasus to join “underground groups”. However, the 26-year-old was released after the FBI assessed he had no connection to terrorist activity.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nor...
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rowdy01 wrote:
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B.S. Until these certain ethnic groups were allowed into this country unchecked, we never heard of terrorism on our shores.
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The Irish and the Italians used to blow each other up with car bombs on a regular basis. That's where this all started, letting those bastards in.

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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The Irish and the Italians used to blow each other up with car bombs on a regular basis. That's where this all started, letting those bastards in.
The Irish generally did that on the "old sod."
The Italians did it in the context of criminal activity, not out of religious hatred or even racism and they went to great lengths to only target legitimate players.
You also seem to have a problem differentiating between nationality and religion, little girl. And spare me about ethnicity re Italians in your spin...a Milanese has more in common with a Parisian than he does with a Sicilian.
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B.S. Until these certain ethnic groups were allowed into this country unchecked, we never heard of terrorism on our shores.
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Here is a list of notable domestic terror attacks. Please tell me which ones were perpetrated by members of 'these certain ethnic groups'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_terrori...
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-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>The Irish generally did that on the "old sod."
The Italians did it in the context of criminal activity, not out of religious hatred or even racism and they went to great lengths to only target legitimate players.
You also seem to have a problem differentiating between nationality and religion, little girl. And spare me about ethnicity re Italians in your spin...a Milanese has more in common with a Parisian than he does with a Sicilian.
So many words to say so little.
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-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>The Irish generally did that on the "old sod."
The Italians did it in the context of criminal activity, not out of religious hatred or even racism and they went to great lengths to only target legitimate players.
You also seem to have a problem differentiating between nationality and religion, little girl. And spare me about ethnicity re Italians in your spin...a Milanese has more in common with a Parisian than he does with a Sicilian.
Apples and oranges. The United States wasn't the Roman Empire back in those days, and wasn't orchestrating world affairs in such a manner as to keep those people down.

If the then Episcopalian United States were as powerful in the 1850's as it is today, had the same brotherly connection with England as it has today and used its power to keep the Irish down, do you really think Irish nutcases wouldn't be running around creating chaos?

I'm sure there were also Sicilians and Napolitanos who also had their panties in a bunch over the fact that their kingdom was dismantled, too.

The crucial thing you are missing is whether or not the United States had its fingerprints over their plight. If the answer was yes, and knowing how people are, you better believe they would be pulling the same crap.
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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Nearly all of the folks responsible for terror attacks, no matter the political or religious affiliation, are men. We should no longer allow any men to immigrate to the US or own any type of instrument that can be used as a weapon.
Harumph, HARUMPH, HARUMPH.

HARUMPH.

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Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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The Irish and the Italians used to blow each other up with car bombs on a regular basis. That's where this all started, letting those bastards in.
As George said, the Irish bombed each other in their homeland. The Italians (mostly Sicialians) killed each other in the name of monetary competition.
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Boston Bomb Suspect Alarmed Russian Relatives With Extremist Views

By KIRIT RADIA (@KiritRadia_ABC)
MAKHACHKALA, Dagestan April 20, 2013

One of the Boston bombing suspects set off alarm bells among his family a year ago during a trip here to visit relatives, ABC News has learned.

According to a family member, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a devout Muslim, was kicked out of his uncle's house because of his increasingly extremist views on religion.

... Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent roughly six months in Russia in 2012, but the relative, who insisted on anonymity to avoid offending other family members, insisted the young man had been radicalized in the United States before his trip.

... The family member described Tsarnaev's father and mother as good parents who are distraught at the news. They tried to evade the media today after granting several interviews a day earlier, even instructing family members to tell reporters they had left for Chechnya. The pair were briefly spotted, however, by journalists waiting outside their home.

The relative said he saw them Friday and that the mother was sobbing and the father suffered some sort of panic attack in the evening. Also on Friday, according to a security source, the parents were questioned by security services.

The relative said Tsarnaev's father is a "traditional Muslim" who eschews extremism. He couldn't imagine his son would do such a thing, the family member said.

http://goo.gl/tQC2x
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According to a family member, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a devout Muslim, was kicked out of his uncle's house because of his increasingly extremist views on religion.

... Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent roughly six months in Russia in 2012, but the relative, who insisted on anonymity to avoid offending other family members, insisted the young man had been radicalized in the United States before his trip.

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