Behind the big ideas and the big speeches is a meanness and smallness of
spirit that desires power above all else, that lacks any sense of
decency and honor, and that when denied, lashes out viciously against
anyone in the grip of its power.
The quote is by Daniel Greenfield in his most recent article, The Obama Blockade. Read it here, read the comments.
Apparently Barack Obama didn't have time or the good manners to wish former President George W Bush well after his heart surgery. No class. How does Obama respond to the fact that he can call everybody else (gay married couple, Sandra Fluke, etc.) but he can't find one minute to call his predecessor? White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday: Obama "obviously wishes him well." No, there is nothing obvious about it.
MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has
wished former US President George W. Bush a speedy and complete
recovery after his heart operation earlier this week, the Kremlin said
Bush, 67, had a stent implanted in his heart Tuesday after artery
blockage was discovered during a routine check-up Monday. Bush spokesman
Freddy Ford said the former president is “in high spirits” and eager to
resume his normal schedule.
Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan
Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple homicide outside Boston
along with a Chechen killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with
the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal
law enforcement official told CNN.
Ibragim Todashev, who died during the interview with authorities, not
only confessed to his direct role in slashing the throats of three
people in Waltham, Massachusetts, but also fingered Tsarnaev in the
deaths, the official said Wednesday.
Todashev was being questioned about the slayings and his acquaintance with Tsarnaev.
Todashev attacked an FBI agent, who shot him dead, a federal law
enforcement official with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.
The unsolved triple murder received renewed interest after it was
learned that Tsarnaev had been a good friend of one of the Waltham
Todashev told investigators the men were killed during a drug ripoff
because he and Tsarnaev were afraid they would be able to identify them
and tell police what happened, according to a law enforcement source.
So far, no link has been found between Todashev and the Boston
Marathon bombings. However, the FBI is looking into the many connections
between Todashev and Tsarnaev, whose radicalization allegedly led to
the Boston bombings.
Last year, when Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in the
Russian region of Dagestan, he had a guide with an unusually deep
knowledge of the local Islamist community: a distant cousin named
Magomed Kartashov. Six years older than Tsarnaev, Kartashov is a former
police officer and freestyle wrestler—and one of the region’s most
In 2011 Kartashov founded and became the leader of an organization
called the Union of the Just, whose members campaign for sharia law and
pan-Islamic unity in Dagestan, often speaking out against U.S. policies
across the Muslim world. The group publicly renounces violence. But some
of its members have close links to militants; others have served time
in prison for weapons possession and abetting terrorism—charges they say
were based on fabricated evidence. For Tsarnaev, these men formed a
community of pious young Muslims with whom he could discuss his ideas of
jihad. Tsarnaev’s mother, Zubeidat, confirmed that her son is
Kartashov’s third cousin. The two met for the first time in Dagestan,
she said, and “became very close.”
Since April 19, when Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar were
publicly identified as being the key suspects in the bombing of the
Boston Marathon, investigators have been trying to work out how they
were radicalized to the point of wanting to kill and main people in the
United States, the country the brothers had called home for much of
their lives. (Tsarnaev was killed during a manhunt for the two men in
Boston; his younger brother was shot but survived and has been charged
with acts of terrorism including using a weapon of mass desctruction
resulting in death. If convicted he could face the death penalty.) Much
of the investigators’ attention has focused on Tsarnaev’s visit to
Dagestan in 2012. It appears that investigators have only recently begun
exploring Tsarnaev’s links to his cousin.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night 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.
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.
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.” (continue at Mirror.co.uk)
Eldest Boston bomber was thrown out of his mosque for 'raged filled
rant' against Martin Luther King three months ago - as FBI hunts
mysterious religious leader who 'brainwashed' him
Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev
was thrown out of his local mosque for 'crazy' behavior after getting
involved a 'shouting match' with his imam according to one member of the
Described as being full of rage by a
worshiper who would give his name only as Muhammad, Tamerlan was ejected
from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center three months ago for
claiming that Martin Luther King Jr. was not a man Muslims should look
revelation comes as Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of Tamerlan, claimed that
his nephew had fallen under the spell of a mysterious religious leader
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who radicalized him and his brother
Dzhokhar into committing Monday's terror outrage.
dramatic confrontation between Tamerlan and his imam began when the
26-year-old interrupted a solemn Friday prayer service three months ago.
imam had just offered up assassinated civil rights icon Martin Luther
King Jr. as a fine example of a man to emulate - but this reportedly
cannot mention this guy because he’s not a Muslim!' Muhammad recalled
Tamerlan shouting, shocking others in attendance according to the LA Times. (continue at Mail UK)
If the September 11, 2001 attacks in
New York City and Washington did not irreparably alter American society
forever, then the April 15, 2013 attack in Boston certainly did. Or should
have. Americans, despite several early conflicts and a brutal civil war, have
always fashioned themselves as a patriotic people fighting wars continuously
“other there…” Sadly, those belligerents “other there” are now here, amongst us, and plotting for our
destruction. They appear normal, even friendly, but beneath their outward presence
lurks an absolute evil that turns onetime babysitters into baby killers.
Today, many – if not most –
Americans are coming to terms with Islamic radicalism exhibited within Chechnya
and surrounding regions as if a relatively modern phenomenon. Sadly, such
conflicts have raged within the Caucuses since at least the early 19th
century. The region “took a more formidable development when Moslem fanaticism,
awakened by the sectarian professors of Mirditism, embodied itself in Schamyl,
the soldier priest, who gave to these rival races religious unity…” Yossef Bodansky, writing in the first decade
of the 21st century, would characterize this as “Chechenization…the
profound transformation of a predominantly Muslim society from its traditional,
largely pre-Islamic structure to one dominated by Islamist-Jihadist elements
that historically have been alien to that society.”
Nor can we leave this prospect with Chechnya, for the jihadists declared the
willingness to “write several bloody chapters in the new history, even if
[they] have to destroy everything on Earth in the process”.
Such a war has now thrust itself
upon American shores and our great republic will never be the same. For years,
I have done my best to awaken the American people to the realities of this war,
even predating the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.My
of the Independent Counterterrorist, has now reached a second edition
and can be purchased for less than the cost of a McDonald’s lunch. Yet, the
implications remain extraordinary. The great citizens of this nation must assume personal responsibility for
protecting our communities. I cannot help but wonder what would have
happened on last Monday if “someone” had noticed a backpack being dropped next
to several children. The reason that America does not represent a police state
is because “We the People” have declared to the world that we are sufficiently
responsible enough to protect ourselves.
Instead, America has trended towards
a country where many expect the government to solve all our problems from
educating our children through creating jobs and finally apprehending
terrorists. A nation of ~316,668,567individuals
expects to remain adequately
protected by a measly 800,000 federal, state, and municipal law enforcement personnel.
That is at least 395 Americans for every police officer in the country to
serve. Just two individuals – one of
which represented a naturalized citizen – killed a police officer from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. What would have happened had dozens of
armed and trained Americans been able to lend immediate aid to the officer? We
shall never know because a recalcitrant electorate has permitted a progressive
government to forestall this possibility.
The new “Boston massacre” occurred
simply because evil exists. There are
people amongst us today – perhaps even right next to you at this particular
moment – that care less about innocent human life than you care about the weeds
growing in your driveway. They will murder innocent children, maim others, and then go entertain themselves as if
merely returning home from the office on a Friday afternoon. They do not exist
because the police have not stopped them. They exist because you have not stopped them. Innocence, in
the 21st century with at least
a century’s worth of Islamic jihadist history against the rest of the world,
remains utter nonsense. Freedom bears a price and liberty demands vigilance.
Otherwise, we simply remain sheep fattened for the slaughter.
(GOD LESS KEY) is an independent counterterrorism consultant and the director
of the private International Nuclear Emergency Response Team. He is currently a
graduate student of military studies, asymmetrical warfare at American Military
University working on his thesis regarding “Targeting Narco-submarine Networks
through Deep Penetration, Autonomous Maritime Irregular Warfare Units operating
within a Hunter-Killer Role.” He recently completed his graduate certificate in
security management and holds a B.A. in intelligence/terrorism studies, minor
degree in Middle East area studies, as well as an undergraduate certificate in
explosive ordnance disposal. He is the author of Skills
of the Assassin: Understanding the Tactics of the Professional Killer.
Rambaud, The History of Russia: From the
Earliest Times to 1877: Volume II trans. Leonora B. Lang (New York: John B.
Alden, 1886), 237.
Bodansky, Chechen Jihad: Al Qaeda’s
Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror (New York: HarperCollins,
Police said tonight that there were some 200 rounds of ammunition, as
well as improvised explosive devices and homemade hand grenades found at
the scene of the shooting. Tamerlan was killed in the gunfire, but
Dzhokhar fled on foot into Watertown. [snip]
"We know he didn't go straight to the boat," said Watertown police chief
Edward P. Deveau. "We found blood in the car he abandoned and we found
blood in a house inside the perimeter. We had no information that he had
gotten outside the perimeter, but it was very chaotic this morning. We
had a police officer who was shot and bleeding."
Tsarnaev is in "serious" condition at a hospital tonight, Davis said.
A senior Justice Department official told ABC News that federal law
enforcement officials are invoking the public safety exception to the
Miranda rights, so that Tsarnaev will be questioned immediately without
having Miranda rights issued to him.
The federal government's high value detainee interrogation group will be responsible for questioning him.
The Miranda exemption exists to protect the public safety from another attack, according to the official. (continue at ABC News)
Our pathetic president Barack Obama said: "Whatever hateful agenda drove these men cannot, will not prevail,..." Whatever hateful agenda??? Checkout the FaceBook, YouTube, and other web postings of these two. There is no doubt what their hateful agenda sprouted from. It's the religion stupid.
A YouTube page reported owned by one
of the Boston Marathon bombers reveals that they may have been followers
of two radical Muslim sheiks - one who preached against the
'corrupting evils of Harry Potter' and another who advocates for
al-Qaeda in their native Chechnya.
user called Tamerlan Tsarnaev - the name of the alleged bomber killed
in a shootout with police in Boston last night - has posted several
videos of sermons of fundamentalist sheiks.
video is from Abdel al-Hamid al-Juhani, a Russian sheik who reportedly
preaches a form of Salafist Islam that is usually associated with
Al-Juhani is 'is an important
ideologue for al Qaeda in Chechnya and the Caucases,' Mary Habeck, a
professor at Johns Hopkins University who studies radical Islam, told
the Daily Beast.
He also posted a video about 'The Black Flags From Khorasan,' which Habeck said is shorthand for al-Qaeda.
other holy man that Tsarnaev's YouTube page advocates is Sheik Feiz
Mohammed - an Australian-born Lebanese preacher whose fundamentalist
teachings include condemnations of Harry Potter for teaching paganism.
... Friday, a report from Russian television
cited the men’s mother as saying her older son had previously been
interviewed by the FBI because of his interest in radical Islamic
teachings. The FBI confirmed that agents in Boston had interviewed the
elder Tsarnaev in 2011, on behalf of an unspecified foreign government
that suspected he had ties to a terrorist organization. (Washington Post)
Fittingly, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken and is being treated and held at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston
Terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, injured in gunfight with police and then backed over by his brother in vehicle.
CBS reports that the FBI now acknowledges that they interviewed Tsarnaev two years ago at the request of a foreign country about possible extremist ties. Russia would be the obvious choice, according to Zip.
Had the FBI done a better job investigating, perhaps hundreds of people would not be injured, under induced comas in the hospital with limbs gone and brain surgery leaving them in questionable shape, or attending the funerals of loved-ones. Perhaps Boston and surrounding neighborhoods would not be living for days in terror.
Perhaps there would not be a dead policeman and many more police injured, had the FBI done due diligence in their investigation.
Terrifying scene: ‘Police running with children in their arms’ as police surround Boston bombing suspect...
Prof says Boston bombing suspect sought help ‘rediscovering’ Chechen roots
... reached out to a Massachusetts professor two years ago for help on
research "rediscovering his Chechen origins," the professor told
Professor Brian Glyn Williams, who teaches the only course in the U.S.
on the Chechen wars, said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emailed him in the spring of
CNN reporting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev LEFT the United States last year
and went to Chechnya for SIX MONTHS, where his father lives. When he
returned his website and Facebook began
reflecting pro-terror themes. The Chechnya rebels are considered some
of the most violent and fierce associates of Al Qaeda, and the tactics
used by the Tsarnaev brothers IDENTICAL to those of Al Qaeda and
Chechnya terrorists. (The Kitchen Cabinet )
We know that26-year-old Tamerlan Tzarnaev (black cap) is dead, his 19 year-old brother, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, (white cap) is on the run. However there was (is?) some confusion by some on the true identity and names of the two terrorists.
Early morning confusion on the true names of the terrorists? Proof social media reports suspect? Via Hyscience:
Student's Friend Says GIF Of Bombing Suspect #2 Looks Like Missing
Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi (Updated - Suspect #2 dead)
(Updated - Correct name ID'd))
Two suspects were identified in the Boston bombing and Watertown shooting incident. Mike Mulugeta who is now dead and Sunil Triparthi still at large (Photo: Twitter). Apparently these are Chechen (or Turkish?) brothers ... and I'm confused as hell about the names (Is it Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev or Sunil Triparthi that's suspect #2?).
Mike Mulugeta, the alleged "black hat" suspect one in the Watertown
shootings and Boston bombings was apprehended by police late Thursday
evening and now being reported dead. Some are speculating, however, that
the cause of Mike Mulugeta's death could have been suicide bombing as
some reports claim there were explosives strapped to the man's chest. He
and Sunil Tripathi, a missing Brown University, are both alleged
suspects in the Boston bombing which occurred Monday. It is important to
note however, that none of these reports have yet been confirmed by the
Now the AP reports
that one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after
the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a
massive manhunt is underway for the other, authorities said early
Police are locking down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western
suburbs as they search for the remaining suspect: known as the man in
the white hat from marathon surveillance footage.
Authorities urged residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont,
Cambridge and the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to stay
indoors. All mass transit was shut down and businesses were asked not to
open Friday. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go
"We believe this to be a terrorist," said Boston Police Commissioner
Ed David of the suspect on the loose. "We believe this to be a man who's
come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody."
So it appears that suspect #2 is indeed Sunil Tripathi and on the loose, and suspect 1 is Mike Mulugeta and is dead.
We've seen these names mentioned in more than one place on the web, but nothing from Fox News.
Trivia: Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin said the name ‘Dzhokar’ is familiar
to her, as it was the name of the first Chechnyan president who was
assassinated by Russia with rockets as he was using a cell phone. That
man is Dzhokar Musayevich Dudaev.
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