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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891521 Apr 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Looks like the FBI finally has agents that can speak Arabic eh?
Can you believe that when BushCo invaded Iraq that there were only around sixty Arab speakers with US forces and many were highly paid civilians who had families in Iraq?
Anyway__you were asking about where the Tsarnaev's money was coming from and presently none of the talking heads seem to know or even give a shyt.
The older brother was married to an American girl and they have a toddler__her parents live in Rhode Island in a knockout pad that's easily worth a million maybe more because there's land.
The uncle also had a nice home__not sure what he does for a living.
The mom was arrested not long ago for shoplifting at Lord and
Taylor???
We'll learn about the $ in time__it might be interesting.
Why would the father seek asylum in the US and then go back???
I wondered the same thing. Apparently the older brothers wife had a job to support the family and he stayed home with the toddler; a reporter on CNN said that yesterday. They said that the younger one received a scholarship of $2500 at UMass, but, you and I know that doesn't go far with tuition costs, books, food, lodging etc unless he had student loans.
Also wondered about the US giving asylum to Russians?
Money for travelling to Russia for 6 months? Even if you stay at your fathers...
Very odd, I hope they question that father when he comes here to bury his murdering son. The wife too. It's impossible that no one knows anything, hard to believe.
The Boston Globe had photos of their apartment which was a dump.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891522 Apr 22, 2013
Bush and the Bankruptcy of Republican Foreign Policy Thinking

If you want to know how Republican foreign policy thinking reached its present sorry state, just review the record of pro-war and pro-Bush conformism on the right from 2002 on. Instead of rigorous and critical thinking on policy, conservatives became accustomed to inventing defenses for administration positions and serving as enforcers against critics from the center and left and against dissenters in their own ranks. Having becoming used to shaping their foreign policy views around what ďtheirĒ president did and said, many on the right were left adrift when Bush left office. Bush was extremely unpopular, so conservatives didnít want to identify openly with him for political reasons, but on policy many of them were so used to endorsing whatever he had done that they couldnít design a distinctive and relevant agenda of their own. Most Republicans defaulted to opposing almost anything Obama did, partly because they believed that this is how the other party had treated Bush and partly for lack of any other ideas. To some extent, Republicans and conservatives did that to themselves, but Bush was the one they were following and he is partly responsible for the results.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891525 Apr 22, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wonít Be Tried As an Enemy Combatant

The indictment is still sealed, BBC reports, but the White House has announced that the 19 year-old surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged, and wonít be tried as an enemy combatant.

The news probably comes as a disappointment to Republican hawks such as Sens. Ayotte, Graham, and McCain, who were calling for him to be designated as such.

Though much is still unknown, the decision to try the younger Tsarnaev in an ordinary criminal court seems like the right one. Though details are emerging about the brothersí radicalization, they donít seem to have any connection to other terrorists abroad, though some have tried to spin the elderís trip to Chechnya and Dagestan as evidence of a link. The senators could have said they support the enemy combatant designation in the event a link to Al Qaeda was found, but as Michael Tomasky points out, thatís not what they did.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dzhokh...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#891527 Apr 22, 2013
The Conservative Paranoid Mind

Thereís a common thread linking conservativesí positions on gun control, immigration, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: the constant need to stoke fear.

Liberals and civil libertarians shouldnít yet be saying that thereís utterly no way that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be declared an ďenemy combatant.Ē The post-9/11 law, whatever oneís opinion of it, does say that an American citizen affiliated with al Qaeda, the Taliban,ďor associated forcesĒ engaged in hostility with the United States can be declared an enemy combatant. It doesnít seem like heís that, but who knows, he may shock everyone when he comes to by saying that he and his brother were precisely that.

But it isnít liberals who are jumping the gun here. As usual, conservatives are rushing to judgment, shredding the Constitution, using the bombing as an pretext for derailing immigration reform, and generally seeking any excuse to reimpose their paranoid and authoritarian worldview, which needs fear like a vampire needs blood, on the rest of us.

....The common thread through all of this is the conservative need to instill and maintain a level of fear in the populace. They need to make gun owners fear that Dianne Feinstein and her SWAT team are going to come knocking on their doors, or, less amusingly, that they have to be armed to the teeth for that inevitable day when the government declares a police state. They need to whip up fear of immigrants, because unless we do, itís going to be nothing but terrorists coming through those portals, and for good measure, because, as Ann Coulter and others have recently said, the proposed law would create millions of voting Democrats (gee, I wonder why!).

And with regard to terrorism, they need people to live in fear of the next attack, because fear makes people think about death, and thinking about death makes people more likely to endorse tough-guy, law-and-order, Constitution-shredding actions undertaken on their behalf. This is how we lived under Bush and Cheney for years. This fear is basically what enabled the Iraq War to take place. Public opinion didnít support that war at first. But once they got the public afraid with all that false talk of mushroom clouds, the needle zoomed past 50 percent, and it was bombs away.

Conservatism, I fear (so to speak), can never be cleansed of this need to instill fear. Whether itís of black people or of street thugs or of immigrants or of terrorists or of jackbooted government agents, itís how the conservative mind works. I donít even think itís always cynical and manipulative; conservatives often do see enemies under every bed. But that doesnít mean theyíre there, and it most definitely doesnít mean the rest of us ought to make law and policy based on their nightmares.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#891529 Apr 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see the Liberals defending him and attacking veterans in lawn chairs protesting higher taxes and lost of freedom!
Islam is a poison religion that kills and destroy the soul and concience of its followers.
Every single Muslim neighbor of yours is a potential terrorist. He can be "weaponized" by a Muslim imam at a musk in one sermon.
You conservatives claim America is a Christian country. Well America has a couple hundred thousand Iraqi deaths on their hands, millions of Japanese & Vietnamese deaths on their hands, & the list goes on. What's that say about Christians? Oh, but it's a double standard because it's America, right!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891530 Apr 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Ahem, capitol Carol, not capital.
Russia was interested in the guy because he went back and forth a couple of times and may have been in contact with an undesirable or two during his visits. Russia does a much better job of tracking "visitors" that the US does__A. they have far fewer to track and B. the Tsarnaeva's had hauled ass to the US years earlier some of them seeking "political" asylum.
So, they received political asylum; and then returned? Makes no sense. The whole point of asylum is that you must convince the US that you are in danger in your own country.
If they were part of a larger group, I hope the one caught alive is kept under guard 24/7; before the Russians kill him. Like they did Litvinyenko in London.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891533 Apr 22, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>And he's writing his bomb-making fingers off. Having been here since 2001 (note who's immigration policy was in effect then), he can write...can you imagine what would happen if the authorities had to read info provided by Methmouth Majority or Waxyturd sock drawer? They'd never be able to solve the case.
That would mean he was 7 years old when the family was given "asylum" , how do you return to a country that you ran away from by convincing the US that you are in danger? He's only 19, that means his parents left him here as a teenager. Haven't heard of either of them having a job. Strange story.
They commit this act and then have no money or escape plan?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#891537 Apr 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wonít Be Tried As an Enemy Combatant
The indictment is still sealed, BBC reports, but the White House has announced that the 19 year-old surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged, and wonít be tried as an enemy combatant.
The news probably comes as a disappointment to Republican hawks such as Sens. Ayotte, Graham, and McCain, who were calling for him to be designated as such.
Though much is still unknown, the decision to try the younger Tsarnaev in an ordinary criminal court seems like the right one. Though details are emerging about the brothersí radicalization, they donít seem to have any connection to other terrorists abroad, though some have tried to spin the elderís trip to Chechnya and Dagestan as evidence of a link. The senators could have said they support the enemy combatant designation in the event a link to Al Qaeda was found, but as Michael Tomasky points out, thatís not what they did.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dzhokh...
Yeah, that Lindsey Graham was whining about that on the Sunday talk shows. He's an American and a crime committed here, it goes throught the justice system. Like it or not, he has rights.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891539 Apr 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wonít Be Tried As an Enemy Combatant
The indictment is still sealed, BBC reports, but the White House has announced that the 19 year-old surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged, and wonít be tried as an enemy combatant.
The news probably comes as a disappointment to Republican hawks such as Sens. Ayotte, Graham, and McCain, who were calling for him to be designated as such.
Though much is still unknown, the decision to try the younger Tsarnaev in an ordinary criminal court seems like the right one. Though details are emerging about the brothersí radicalization, they donít seem to have any connection to other terrorists abroad, though some have tried to spin the elderís trip to Chechnya and Dagestan as evidence of a link. The senators could have said they support the enemy combatant designation in the event a link to Al Qaeda was found, but as Michael Tomasky points out, thatís not what they did.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dzhokh...
Sure, why not! Let's give his buddies a nice big juicy target to plan for. You people are nuts!!!
For Real

United States

#891543 Apr 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey duhmfk-
Do you always for extremist propoganda and then spew it even MORE ignorantly?
Yeah-it CAN be compared....as the psychoTic, sociopathic barbaric actions of murder and maim innocent people continues infiltration of America at new GHETTO GUTTER dark age THUG levels.
"You're a t-total idiot".
the truth hurts doesn't it? No president, republican or democrat has control of someone's actions, of course security is definetly key in making it more difficult for terrorists and students who had performed massacres in school, stop blaming obama, again he has no control on what is on someone's mind to do such things.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891544 Apr 22, 2013
New private rocket launches into orbit on maiden flight

A new commercial U.S. rocket soared into the Virginia sky Sunday (April 21) on a debut flight that paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the International Space Station for NASA.
The private Antares rocket, built by Orbital Sciences, is a two-stage booster designed to launch tons of supplies to the International Space Station aboard a new unmanned cargo ship called Cygnus.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#891546 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So, they received political asylum; and then returned? Makes no sense. The whole point of asylum is that you must convince the US that you are in danger in your own country.
If they were part of a larger group, I hope the one caught alive is kept under guard 24/7; before the Russians kill him. Like they did Litvinyenko in London.
Not quite lily, when the USSR went out of business Russia survived but some other states/regions fell apart at the seams.

Our immigration policies suck__everyone knows that. Those with attorney's get in whether or not they're of good character or, cough, necessary (tech-med) workers. At the same time the brokeazz agri workers have to sneak back and forth to work for p-nuts.

Beck, Limbaugh, Dobbs and others have made so much noise and created so much hatred for Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans during the past dozen years that most US citizens have forgotten that immigrants from elsewhere, particularly the Islamic world present a far greater danger in terms of job losses, civil disobedience and civil unrest.
For Real

El Monte, CA

#891548 Apr 22, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>

911 was the first time they were successful here is the USA.
yep! The first time under bush's leadership, enough to say that was a TOTAL FAILURE FROM BUSH'S PART, SPECIALLY WHEN HE WAS WARNED. Waxman, Waxman , Wake Up.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#891549 Apr 22, 2013
Canada set to announce arrests in major terrorist plot
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#891550 Apr 22, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Sure, why not! Let's give his buddies a nice big juicy target to plan for. You people are nuts!!!
It's illegal to try a US citizen as an enemy combatant Flacko.

The older bro, could have been tried that way but he's pushin up daisies.

Maybe you can get your congressman to waste a couple of billion $ getting new laws passed.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#891551 Apr 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
That would mean he was 7 years old when the family was given "asylum" , how do you return to a country that you ran away from by convincing the US that you are in danger? He's only 19, that means his parents left him here as a teenager. Haven't heard of either of them having a job. Strange story.
They commit this act and then have no money or escape plan?
The father returned for "health" problems--whatever sense that makes, and it was only the older brother who went back for six months of sleeping at his father's house, which would make more sense if he were the teenager. The one in custody was a lifeguard at Harvard, but other than winning the New England Golden Gloves and then training for a possible Olympic berth, I haven't heard any job description for the twenty-six-year-old. Somethings just don't seem to add up--maybe they were inspired by the new Kerri Russell series?
JEB

Pompano Beach, FL

#891552 Apr 22, 2013
leosnana wrote:
who's = whose (distraction)
Yes, you are.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#891553 Apr 22, 2013
The Boston suspects hanged around Liberals that, like them, hate this beautiful great country.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#891554 Apr 22, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You conservatives claim America is a Christian country. Well America has a couple hundred thousand Iraqi deaths on their hands, millions of Japanese & Vietnamese deaths on their hands, & the list goes on. What's that say about Christians? Oh, but it's a double standard because it's America, right!
ALSO LIBYAN, SYRIAN,AFGAN,IRAQI,EGYPTIAN,MA LIIAN,AND MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES THAT OBAMA HAS BEEN BOMBING just like the WHITE PRESIDENTS
WOW

Bronx, NY

#891555 Apr 22, 2013
THE OBAMA supporters say OBAMA is BETTER THAn BUSh BUT AMERICA IS NO BETTER THAN WHEN BUSH WAS in OFFICE WHAT HAS CHANGED AMERICA IS STILL HATED AROUND THE WORLD

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