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4/19/2013

Endgame for Second Bomber? UPDATE: Suspect in Custody

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:48 pm

Hot Air is following this blow by blow. Relevant tweet:

We’ll bump this as appropriate.

UPDATE x2: Reminds one of Dorner:

UPDATE x3:

Bumped.

177 Responses to “Endgame for Second Bomber? UPDATE: Suspect in Custody”

  1. Maybe we can have a normal weekend?

    I’m exhausted today.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Maybe they should launch a land torpedo and sink the fooker!

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  3. It’s dry dock and covered in somebody’s back yard, peed.

    elissa (fe2975)

  4. Notice I said “land torpedo” elissa.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  5. hit it with a Hellfire, just to make sure.

    i’m sure we could take up a collection to buy the guy a new boat in exchange for getting rid of this scumbag, once & for all.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  6. Drone him.

    mg (31009b)

  7. he’s probably cold and hungry and very very tired

    it’s not a good sign that he’s not moving

    he has a LOT of explaining to do

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  8. G-4!

    Icy (e08cca)

  9. Baconize him.

    mg (31009b)

  10. I heard the owner of the boat saw blood around the boat and called 911.
    Citizens to the rescue.

    mg (31009b)

  11. As much as I like to see this guy killed I think it be better to get him alive. We don’t know if the brothers acted alone or not. A person that watched the exchange of fire with the police early this morning claimed they had grenades. If that is true they had to have help. Getting him alive might lead to others.

    Mattsky (bbcbfe)

  12. These two murderers will have failed in the eyes of Chechen radicals.

    mg (31009b)

  13. Good that they have him, let’s hope there are no booby traps or such left to discover.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  14. They packed him off in an ambulance. A cheer went up across the land.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  15. You don’t need to put the boat in water, put water in the boat. Plenty of fire engines around.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  16. Got ‘im!

    Icy (e08cca)

  17. Were there any gutsy calls from the president involved?

    elissa (fe2975)

  18. I made it! I made it through O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera without vomiting more than once.

    Colonel Haiku (f1519c)

  19. I have to say that the local Boston Fox affiliate did a good job in covering the story and beat the networks on the arrest. My local Fox affiliate was broadcasting its feed.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  20. “Were there any gutsy calls from the president involved?”

    elissa – Doesn’t matter if there actually were. He will hog credit anyway and point finger of blame elsewhere.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  21. kosher salt should be applied to his wounds.

    mg (31009b)

  22. “We got him”.

    Barack Obama.

    The FBI works for him.

    shipwreckedcrew (4ae072)

  23. This last chump they’ve taken into custody reportedly put his backpack right next to the 8 year-old boy.

    The Religion of Peace®…

    Colonel Haiku (f1519c)

  24. I couldn’t stand watching O’Reilly and Geraldo. Pickle-sucker Sawyer was worse.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  25. Excuse my French…One less assh**e on the loose tonight!

    Bill M (c7f289)

  26. “Were there any gutsy calls from the president involved?”

    elissa – He stayed in the U.S. instead of attending Margaret Thatcher’s funeral so he could directly supervise the developing situation even though he notified the Brits he would not be attending before the bombing occurred.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  27. Glued to the tube. Actually watching CNN — couldn’t take O’Reilly. May switch back — can’t take Piers Morgan.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  28. Tomorrow is Saturday, so I’m sure the President will be able to tell the nation that the arrest was not all about him during the weekly address.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  29. Oh boy! U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will lead the next news conference.

    Colonel Haiku (f1519c)

  30. omment by Ag80 (19f299) I heard their feed on my car radio just as the first shots were fired on approaching police. Coverage was really unexpectedly good.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  31. Too late to nuke him from orbit?

    It is Boston after all.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  32. Good job. But once again perhaps the FBI would like to explain why the older brother was not on a watch list after being told by the KGB he was a radical jihadist, why his 6 month “vacation” didn’t trigger a followup and ICE why he was not deported after his felony assault conviction.Takewway-your government care more about PC “diversity” than keeping you safe from jihadists who WILL do us harm. Nothing has really changed since 9/10/2001.

    Bugg (b32862)

  33. There is pretty much no other news tonight — even if there is. Everything else seems inconsequential, huh?

    Patterico (9c670f)

  34. I hope he’s alive so he can be questioned about ties to any radical groups, and whether they had training or assistance that helped them plan/carry out this attack.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  35. I especially want to know what the older brother did in Russia.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  36. Because I’m not confident we’ll get the truth from Obama and Putin.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  37. This is not to criticize the fine work of hundreds of law enforcement officers, whoa whoa wait a second. I was about to make another point, but what?

    I’m watching the U.S. Attorney Ortiz and she just said the guy was not given Miranda rights because of something I did not catch.

    Based on news reports he is a legal, United States citizen, sworn in on November 11, 2012.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  38. Nothing has really changed since 9/10/2001.
    Comment by Bugg (b32862) — 4/19/2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I share your frustration, but I slightly disagree. Two things have changed since 9/10/2001 and 9/12/2001:
    1) We kill terrorists overseas instead of capturing them (I guess a Hellfire missile is thought by some to be kinder than water-boarding).
    2) The DOJ is using resources trying to deport parents who want to home school their children.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  39. AG will now decide whether to seek death penalty or not. News conference assures us there will be long and thoughtful consideration made…. Also, newsie complained Miranda given. Public danger exception explained.

    Dana (292dcf)

  40. I am waiting to find out more about that Saudi that was taken into custody and is on his way to be deported next week.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  41. Ag80,

    Re: Miranda- Public safety exemption is given in cases of national security involving acts of terrorism.

    Dana (292dcf)

  42. i wonder if he’s sad about his brother, even if his brother was kind of an evil douche

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  43. Dana: Really? But I thought that the capture and questioning of supposed terrorists without legal representation was immoral and illegal because they did not receive Miranda rights. At least that was the case a few years ago. Did something change?

    Ag80 (19f299)

  44. i never understood the whole thing where baby brother ran over big brother

    I figured this was just an accident but people are telling me no he did it on purpose

    but how would they know they’re just stupid tv watchers

    no offense

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  45. I’m sure the President is about to clear up my questions. He’s on now.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  46. Ag80,

    When police officers are confronted by a concern for public safety, Miranda warnings need not be provided prior to asking questions directed at neutralizing an imminent threat, and voluntary statements made in response to such narrowly tailored questions can be admitted at trial. Once the questions turn from those designed to resolve the concern for safety to questions designed solely to elicit incriminating statements, the questioning falls outside the scope of the exception and within the traditional rules of Miranda.

    Dana (292dcf)

  47. OK, I have to give the President credit where it is due. It was a good statement.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  48. Ag80,

    I share your concern. I suspect the Obama Administration is relying on an expanded public safety exception to the Miranda Rule, despite the fact that Holder has previously suggested Congress should legislate a terrorism exception to Miranda — legislation that never came to pass.

    Maybe there’s been an executive order we don’t know about, or maybe the DOJ and federal law enforcement are simply repeating what they did with the New York City car bomber, Faisal Shahzad. Or both, since this Administration always seems willing to get what it wants.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  49. Good thing the guy is so young. I mean, he’ll only be in his mid-40s when he gets his appointment to the faculty at Columbia University, right?

    JVW (4826a9)

  50. DRJ and Dana:

    First, any United States citizen, regardless of origin, is entitled to the rights of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    Second, if you may remember, there was a whole lot of folderol at a point in our history that a certain President did not extend rights to foreign combatants.

    I’m simply looking for consistency.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  51. I share your concern, Ag80.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  52. Consistency with this administration is nothing but a quaint notion.

    Dana (292dcf)

  53. So, we can agree that Bush and Obama are both war criminals?

    He said sarcastically.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  54. if terror boy is so messed up he’s in an ambulance what possible public safety exemption could apply

    read him his rights done and done how hard is that

    stupid cops

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  55. According to the Supreme Court, the public safety exception is triggered when police officers have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger. Because the standard is objective, the availability of the exception does not depend on subjective motivation of the officers. Legitimate concerns for officer safety or public safety prompting unwarned custodial questioning arise in a variety of contexts. A common factor that can be gleaned from the courts addressing this issue is the prior knowledge or awareness of specific facts or circumstances that give rise to the imminent safety concern that prompted the questioning.

    http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/february2011/legal_digest

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  56. It’s all “I Me Mine” Obama until the monologue turns to the need for learning. And empty platitudes when he pontificates about unity and the bond shared by ALL Americans. He’s a national disgrace and a world-class embarrassment.

    Colonel Haiku (f1519c)

  57. I’m just asking, and I assure you, Dana and DRJ, no insult to either.

    I guess it just depends.

    Just depends is a foolish way to run a government.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  58. The only sincere moment was when he mentioned what a terrible week it has been.

    Colonel Haiku (f1519c)

  59. happynoclappy.com

    E.PWJ (1cedce)

  60. 45. i never understood the whole thing where baby brother ran over big brother

    I figured this was just an accident but people are telling me no he did it on purpose

    but how would they know they’re just stupid tv watchers

    no offense

    Comment by happyfeet (8ce051) — 4/19/2013 @ 7:03 pm

    I don’t know whether or not he did run over his big bro, but if he did I’d say the answer to your earlier question is, no, he’s not sad his big bro is dead even though he was an evil douche.

    Especially because if he did run over Tamerlan, he couldn’t have know if he was actually dead or not at the time.

    I’m sensing issues.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  61. i think our fascist pig government is using terror boy as an excuse to set a precedent to where they can arrest and interrogate US citizens with impunity

    I wonder what the pervert Roberts court will have to say about that or if they’ll even bother to bestir themselves

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  62. I did have one major problem with the President’s statement, but overall, the tone was good so I can give him a pass.

    Something that others never did for another President.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  63. Mr. 57 from the picture I saw of big brother’s corpse it looks like little brother ran over his face

    my little brudder would never do that ever ever ever

    and you know what I wouldn’t never run over his face neither

    it’s just sort of an arrangement we have

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  64. Usually people try not to run over dead bodies even if they didn’t know who the body belonged to in life, Mr. Feets.

    The fact Dzhokhar ran over his own brother’s body says something. Especially because, like I said, he couldn’t have known if he was actually dead yet.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  65. but feets, don’t you also have an arrangement with your brother that neither of you will ever wear a suicide vest of explosives?

    Just pointing out it really isn’t a valid comparison.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  66. that’s a good point but remember that study about how people swerve out of their way to hit turtles ON PURPOSE?

    my god the humanity

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  67. good point Mr. Dr.

    mostly I wish someone would explain more about the running over part

    I don’t want to wait for Harvey Weinstein to make a movie

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  68. I swerve to miss turtles. However, my mother swerves to hit snakes. She hates snakes.

    I love my mother and turtles.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  69. good on you Mr. 80

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  70. If he ran over his brother on purpose, maybe older brother had said he never wanted to be taken alive.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  71. It’s lividity on his face, feets.

    Colonel Haiku (f1519c)

  72. it’s like louise threw thelma out of the car and then backed up and ranned over her face

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  73. Comment by Ag80 (19f299) — 4/19/2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Don’t let your mother drive at night on “Alligator Alley” in Fla. She may come across a 20 ft python and end up going off the road…
    at night, in the swamp…
    no thank you.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  74. lividity is like a bruise is what the googles say Mr. colonel – like when somebody – perhaps a close family member – runs over you face

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lividity

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  75. it’s like louise threw thelma out of the car and then backed up and ranned over her face

    Comment by happyfeet (8ce051) — 4/19/2013 @ 7:53 pm

    I’d pay good money to see that version.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  76. 72. If he ran over his brother on purpose, maybe older brother had said he never wanted to be taken alive.

    Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 4/19/2013 @ 7:51 pm

    It could be that, DRJ. Or it could be that 2 times Golden Gloves bigger, older brother beat up the captain of the high school wrestling team every once in a while like he beat up his wife.

    Pure speculation on my part, but I’m not joking either.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  77. So, the score is:

    Swerve to hit snakes.

    Swerve to not hit turtles.

    Swerve to not hit Thelma.

    Swerve to hit your brother.

    It looks like a tie. Unless I missed a point. I’m not the referee at the swerving contest.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  78. It’s called a brake point if you fail to hold your swerve.

    Diffus (4a5ca6)

  79. you forgot about swerving to hit the dreaded and invariably lethal blue-ringed octopuses Mr. 80

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  80. if it saves one life…

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  81. NPR is just learning how to swerve.

    I doubt they will learn the correct procedure before they hit the ditch.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  82. How many sleezy lawyers do you think are lining up to defend this guy just for the free press?

    NJRob (fe68e7)

  83. More than lined up to defend 2LT Ilario Pantano.

    Diffus (4a5ca6)

  84. Agreed on that Diffus.

    NJRob (fe68e7)

  85. Hey diffus. Sorry I missed the meeting. Looking for a good muster, though.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  86. First Thursdays, Dutch’s on University Avenue in Fort Worth. I think one of the class agents picked it because it’s around the corner from his house; we’re open to other ideas. Sadly, strangely, I never make Muster, as it’s on my birthday.

    Diffus (4a5ca6)

  87. I did not know your birthday was on Muster. How did I miss that? Happy 55th (I’m guessing). Maybe I can make it over on a Thursday. I’m not that close, but my daughter will be interning this summer in FW, so maybe I can make it by.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  88. I’ve been curious about the older brother and read that his longtime girlfriend and/or wife (not confirmed) had an interesting transformation:

    Classmates from high school said Katherine was a 2007 graduate of North Kingstown Senior High School. A neighbor, Paula Gillette, 59, told NBC News that Katherine, the oldest of three girls in the Russell family, attended Suffolk University in Boston. A spokesman for Suffolk said that a Katherine O. Russell from North Kingstown was a communication major from the fall of 2007 to spring 2010, three academic years, but did not receive a degree.

    When she moved back in, Gillette said, she had a young daughter and had taken to wearing a hijab and Islamic dress and rarely left the house.

    Interesting.

    Dana (292dcf)

  89. Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child.

    We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot’s Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.

    Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted.

    Please respect our family’s privacy in this difficult time.

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/36749/katherine-russell-alleged-wife-of-suspected-bomber-releases-statement

    “the Patriot’s Day horror”

    that’s just weird and you wonder why your daughter wears a lawnmower bag on her head

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  90. had an interesting transformation:

    I wonder how many people convert to Islamism or are brought up in that religion and are oblivious to the perverse, grotesque nature of its founder, Mohammed? Anyone who has even a limited awareness of the diabolical history of that figure, and yet feels comfortable with the religion he’s attached to, as far as I’m concerned, is philosophically, theologically corrupt.

    Mark (55f8a1)

  91. It’s an unkind thought, I know, but I’ve just got to voice it.

    we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.

    Here’s a thought. Next time get to know someone before you change your religion and marry him.

    I doubt Hallmark makes a card that expresses that sentiment.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  92. Well there are parallels with the likes of Muriel DeGauge (sic) who married a Moroccan, and was so dedicated to Salafism, that she became a ‘martyr’
    in Iraq

    narciso (3fec35)

  93. I mean,jeez, the guy’s own uncle has been calling him a loser and a prick for years before he ever set off any bombs.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  94. AP reports:

    In suburban Boston, thanks and jubilation

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/suburban-boston-thanks-and-jubilation

    …Then, one officer slowly started clapping. Then it spread to the crowd. Then loud cheers broke out.

    People in the crowd started asking, “Is he alive?” One of the officers nodded, yes. Any time a first responder emerged from the street, there was loud applause.

    “They finally caught the jerk,” said nurse Cindy Boyle, 41. “It was scary; it was tense.” She said she knew when police started clapping that everything would be all right.

    …The jubilation was widespread. The mayor of Boston, which was largely paralyzed during the manhunt Friday, tweeted, “We got him!” And at the home of the New York Mets, fans leapt to their feet and cheered when the news spread during a game against the Washington Nationals.

    Hundreds of people marched down Commonwealth Avenue, chanting “USA” and singing the Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” as they headed toward Boston Common. Police blocked traffic along part of the street to allow for the impromptu parade.

    …In Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, where an 8-year-old boy killed in the bombing lived, people set off fireworks Friday night to celebrate.

    I hope wherever they took young Dzhokhar he heard them.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  95. we only have an AP propaganda slut’s word it even ever happened Mr. Steve

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  96. There are certain things I expect the media whores to lie about, Mr. Feets. National security, the economy, military affairs.

    Gas main explosions, traffic jams, and impromptu parades in Boston aren’t among them. Too many people know they’re lying.

    “Hey, there was a big gas explosion on Broadway yesterday, wasn’t there? Why is the street still here?”

    Unless we’ve turned completely into a NORK satellite overnight, I expect we’ll hear about it if no such thing happened.

    Besides.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/BostonBlast/Celebrations-in-Boston-after-second-bomber-detained/Article1-1047363.aspx

    If you can’t trust the Hindustan Times, what’s left?

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  97. A “friend” describes the younger Tsarnaev as “a normal pothead.”

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  98. i remember one time edina was driving somewhere – I can’t remember where – but she was with her friend patsy and she was in her cups and this first responder wants to pull them over but edina thinks the first responder just wants to pass so she sticks her hand out the window and makes a waving forward motion and yells go by… go by and waves the first responder around her car

    well he wasn’t having any of that nonsense

    I remember that scene sometimes when I read sentences like this one

    In Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, where an 8-year-old boy killed in the bombing lived, people set off fireworks Friday night to celebrate.

    go by I think

    I’ll just sit right here

    but I don’t do the hand motions

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  99. I gotcha. I think, Mr. Feets.

    It’s one thing, though, to play at the NYT Duranty school of Pulitzer Prize reporting and lie to the American people that there is no famine in the Ukraine.

    Who’s to know?

    How’s anybody going to argue about what Stalin’s doing to the Ukraine from Cleveland?

    Or even to play at the NYT Jason Blair school of reporting where you lie about visiting Jessica Lynch in West VA even though you never left your Brooklyn apartment.

    In the finest tradition of the Old Grey Red Army Camp follower. Other than Jessica Lynch’s family, who’s to know (and when the NYT asked why they didn’t expose Jayson Blair’s lies, they responded that’s what they thought all reporters do).

    I just can’t see getting away with every lie, especially in downtown Boston. Or even suburban Boston.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  100. I wonder if this wannabe dune coon will even do time?
    Bill Ayers is free as a terrorist can be.
    Should have put a bullet in his skull.

    mg (31009b)

  101. Well Steve, a traveling friend of mind, tipped me off to this paper, which has 50% less cant, more facts;

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Boston-bombing-Second-suspect-in-serious-condition-being-treated-in-hospital/articleshow/19649673.cms

    narciso (3fec35)

  102. In the last news conference before the boat tip, the one that had twitterer’s saying “donesies” and turning off TVs, police said the kid fled on foot, and did not run over his brother.

    I don’t know what’s true at all, but that’s what they said.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  103. a “normal pothead”?
    don’t forget Doritos® and
    teh pressure cooker!

    Colonel Haiku (233082)

  104. Someone here already mentioned it but the Saudi who evidently was deported THE DAY AFTER THE ATTACKS, AFTER OBAMA MET WITH A SAUDI FIGURE, QUOTING “NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS” FOR HIS DEPORTATION, not seems a bit more curious.

    Remember when people got all hot after Bush was accused of allowing Bin Laden family members to leave on chartered flights after 9/11?

    But nobody seems interested in the FACT that Obama first sent all those Russian spies packing within days of their arrest and now sends a Saudi packing within days of the bombing. What is this administration hiding?

    WarEagle82 (2b7355)

  105. Obama had a bad week, all his narratives drowned out by real life.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  106. Yes, he was sincere last night as he spoke of the “terrible week”… and, as always, he was thinking of himself.

    Colonel Haiku (233082)

  107. all his narratives drowned out by real life

    Today is a holiday in Massachusetts, Patriot’s Day. It’s a day that celebrates the free and fiercely independent spirit that this great American city of Boston has reflected from the earliest days of our nation, and it’s a day that draws the world to Boston’s streets in a spirit of friendly competition,” he said.

    our fascist death-pimp-in-cheif so bad wanted this to come to be known as the Patriot’s Day Horror he could taste it

    FAIL

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  108. fascist death-pimp-in-*chief* I mean I need the coffee molecules I think – hey did you know coffee is a great source of bioflavonoids

    it’s true

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  109. Consider the same FBI official, DesLauriers, was at both events. the Russian spies then, the Boston massacre now.

    narciso (3fec35)

  110. Ag80,
    Here is an article that discusses the Public Safety Exception in the context of this case.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  111. It also discusses the death penalty.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  112. Surgeon General might should put out a warning about how driving over people can be hazardous for their health as on of the lessons learned from this tragedy. Secretary Sebelius is probably already on top of it.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  113. feets… we don’t need no fascist death-pimp-in-*chief* thang!

    Colonel Haiku (233082)

  114. hold up an AP propaganda slut has a news

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-boston-capture-closes-chapter-tragedy-021323203–politics.html

    The two suspects were identified by authorities and relatives as ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who had been in the U.S. for about a decade and were believed to be living in Cambridge, Mass.

    so authorities and relatives can’t confirm yet whether or not these so-called terrorists were muslims

    this *cannot* be emphasized enough

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  115. … but could you imagine the hue and cry if a Republican President sent the FBI to Boston and shutdown the city ?

    Michael Moore was about the only Democrat to stay in character yesterday, when he started whining about two teenagers shutting down the city of Boston.

    Welcome to the “police state” … and most of DHS’ ammo is still intact

    Neo (d1c681)

  116. here’s a fun human interest angle on the Boston terror story

    our fascist death-pimp-in-chief relaxes in the aftermath as he is orally pleasured by Mr. Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney on Thursday said his former presidential rival gave a “superb” speech at a memorial service honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

    “I must admit I was also very impressed with the words of the mayor, Mayor Menino, with our governor, Gov. Deval Patrick, and with the president,” Romney said, speaking on CNN’s “The Situation Room” several hours after the interfaith memorial service at which those leaders spoke. “I thought the president gave a superb address to the people of this city and the state and the nation. It was an inspiring day.”

    Mitt Romney, who was the Republican nominees for president in 2012, seems perplexed as to what possible motivations drove the so-called terrorists to make the explosions.

    “We begin, the first days, trying to understand how this could possibly happen,” Romney said. “We mourn, we grieve for those who are so badly injured and those who have lost their lives, but we also say, ‘Who has done this?’ And now it appears we’re zeroing in on serious suspects. Then of course we ask, why? Why would people be so demented, so stunted in their intellectual capacity, that they would do something so horrible? When I say intellectual capacity, I should say moral capacity. It’s hard to fathom.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/romney-obama-boston-90305.html#ixzz2R1kaBORA

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  117. “here’s a fun human interest angle on the Boston terror story”

    Mr. Feets – The Democrat Racist Media Industrial Complex is spinning up the sympathy for the perpetrators machine as we speak.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  118. i see the pictures of lil brudder everywhere Mr. daley it’s like a very special terrorism episode of Degrassi

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  119. Facist Death-pimp-in-chief, I like it, the metre especially.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  120. I like the irony: A suspected Muslim terrorist is being treated at an American hospital founded by Jews.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  121. It’s also a hospital founded by Methodists so, on second thought, it’s not just ironic. It’s merciful and just.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  122. It is beautifully poetic, DRJ

    JD (b63a52)

  123. I am really bothered by the idea that Tsarnaev might not be afforded his Constitutional rights and/or might be treated as an enemy combatant from the time he was taken into custody.

    He is an American citizen captured on American soil, and while it seems clear he is one of the bombers in this case — what if the evidence weren’t so clear? After all, other people who weren’t guilty apparently became the target of this investigation, and there’s no guarantee the police will get the right person every time.

    To me, the Public Safety Exception was intended to cover imminent, immediate threats. I think the doctrine was stretched beyond reason in the Shahzad case in New York, and the DOJ is repeating that here. There’s a reason Holder wanted a Terrorism Exception so he didn’t have to rely on the Public Safety Exception. There’s also reason why Congress declined to give it to him.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  124. Tsarnaev doe not deserve a govt. lawyer.
    Or to breathe fresh air.

    mg (31009b)

  125. I deserve legal representation if I’m arrested, mg, and I think you do, too. The only way we can be sure we will have that representation is if we afford it in the worst imaginable cases.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  126. Holder apparently believes there are other bombs planted

    if so why did they lift martial law I wonder

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  127. DRJ- I’m sorry, change the law. This punk is guilty. Hang him, live on every channel. No trial. Send a message to the people that want you and me dead.

    mg (31009b)

  128. I fear what the government can do to me far more than I fear what the government can do to our enemies.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  129. I want are enemies to fear us. If you commit heinous acts, no rights, meet your maker.

    mg (31009b)

  130. At least Tsarnaev was not droneded by the fascist death pimp in chief.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  131. Wow — new info out about effort to arrest older brother.

    Apparently the police had the older brother on the ground and were handcuffing him — he was alive.

    But the younger brother jumped into the stolen Mercedes SUV, and floored it directly at the police. They jumped out of the way — unfortunately the brother was handcuffed in the street and was run over by his younger brother.

    That was the cause of death — not shots by the police.

    shipwreckedcrew (ff598b)

  132. I fear what the government can do to me far more than I fear what the government can do to our enemies.

    This

    JD (f6c1a6)

  133. Wait until this punk becomes the new Bill Ayres.
    Lawyers doing lawyerly things for the guilty.

    mg (31009b)

  134. Mr attorney will you please punish the innocent.

    mg (31009b)

  135. That was the cause of death — not shots by the police.

    Comment by shipwreckedcrew (ff598b) — 4/20/2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Husband told me he’d read that version today. It fits the corpse.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  136. We should have droned them.

    JD (f6c1a6)

  137. The Democrats in general, and Obama in particular, attacked George W. Bush’s actions in the War on Terror. A “moral urgency” existed to elect the Lightworker to the Presidency.

    And now we see that all of those attacks were horse manure.

    SPQR (768505)

  138. I heard the latest tack bitterly clings to the old “cycle of violence” trope thought they’ve been living with kind, helpful, accepting and encouraging people in the US for ten plus years.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  139. mg,

    I also fear what our government can do to us far more than I fear what our enemies can do to us.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  140. I hate it when this happens but I agree with the ACLU.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  141. i agree with the ACLU here too

    food stamp always thinks the normal rules don’t apply to him

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  142. They need to declare him a terrorist, illegal combatant, and fly his butt to GITMO….
    then they can ask him all the questions they want.

    Can you imagine the charges of hypocrisy if The Empty Suit actually did that?

    askeptic (2bb434)

  143. DRJ – I think the lawyers and cops should take a two week vacation, and let some Paul Kersey’s clean up.

    mg (31009b)

  144. I hate it when this happens but I agree with the ACLU.

    I think people of all political stripes would agree with you. If the situation right now is sort of a reflection of who’s currently occupying the White House, it makes me think of the following observation from over 3 years ago:

    weeklystandard.com, Bill Kristol, February 2010:

    [Liberal New York Times columnist] Paul Krugman is, I think, right to be amazed by Obama’s embrace of the $17 million bonus given to JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and the $9 million issued to Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

    If Obama’s idea of moving to the middle politically is to embrace Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks, he’s crazy. Usually Republicans are the party of Big Business and Democrats of Big Government, and the public’s hostility to both more or less evens the politics out. But if Obama now becomes the spokesman for Big Government intrusiveness and the apologist for Big Business irresponsibility all at once–good luck with that.

    Mark (6d6213)

  145. 135. Wow — new info out about effort to arrest older brother.

    Apparently the police had the older brother on the ground and were handcuffing him — he was alive.

    But the younger brother jumped into the stolen Mercedes SUV, and floored it directly at the police. They jumped out of the way — unfortunately the brother was handcuffed in the street and was run over by his younger brother.

    That was the cause of death — not shots by the police.

    Comment by shipwreckedcrew (ff598b) — 4/20/2013 @ 1:59 pm

    An eyewitness account which has been in the press for days (yes, yes, I know, the press) has it that the brothers were in a shootout, threw a bomb that went 20 yards at most, and then one (clearly Tamerlan) charged the police and was tackled. At that point the other (clearly Dzhokhar) jumped into the Benz and drove directly at the police, broke through the cordon, and escaped.

    The eyewitness didn’t report seeing Dzhokhar run over his older brother, but if it happened that’s when it would have.

    Point being there’s no way Dzhokhar could have known Tamerlan was dead. The instant before he ran over him Tamerlan was charging and wrestling with the cops. Dzhokhar must have at least suspected Tamerlan was alive.

    Which is why I suspect there were some anger issues between the two brothers. In these types of cases there are always a clear leader and a clear follower. Think Johm Muhammad and Lee Malvo, the “DC snipers.” In this case Tamerlan was undoubtedly the leader.

    Former Friend Says Boston Suspect Had ‘Air of Power,’ Was ‘Intense’

    http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2013/apr/19/coed-remembers-tamerlan-tsarnaev/

    A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who was shot dead after a police standoff on Friday had an “air of power” and an intensity that could frighten, his former friend told WNYC.

    …But eventually, Stackowitz said, she felt uncomfortable around Tsarnaev. She described him as the clear leader of his group of friends, with “an air of power.” He was “wicked intense,” she described, and at times forceful with women.

    Dzhokhar’s family was worried that Tamerlan would be a bad influence on his younger brother.

    Relatives of Marathon bombing suspects worried that older brother was corrupting ‘sweet’ younger sibling

    http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/04/19/bombing-suspects-were-local-normal-immigrants/AGztkXv4Y9b6sfAsVzcDQO/story.html

    “I used to warn Dzhokhar that Tamerlan was up to no good,” Zaur Tsarnaev, who identified himself as a 26-year-old cousin, said in a phone interview on Friday from Makhachkala. “[Tamerlan] was always getting into trouble. He was never happy, never cheering, never smiling. He used to strike his girlfriend. He hurt her a few times. He was not a nice man. I don’t like to speak about him. He caused problems for my family.”

    Tamerlan’s former boxing coach says Tamerlan was the best boxer in Boston, that he smoked all the pros even. He also described a personality change. When Tamerlan was boxing at his mixed-martial arts center he was always polite and respectful. But a couple of years back he stopped going there, instead training at another local gym. He did come back once recently. This time he was rude and arrogant, using other peoples’ equipment without asking and walking on the mats with his shoes.

    Just saying, it sounds like Tamerlan could be intimidating and he certainly was abusive and violent. On the other hand Dzhokhar was clearly competitive as well. Apparently he was captain of his H.S. wrestling team and won some state championships. Not all followers meekly accept their role like Malvo did. Sometimes the follower contests his role, and the leader has to keep him in line.

    Obviously I don’t know what kind of relationship the two brothers had. But running over his brother suggests it wasn’t all sweetness and light.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  146. Ever so slightly O/T, but is anybody else enjoying the hypocritical left making an ass of it’s collective self after having reality shoved in their faces? They were drooling all over themselves hoping the bombers would turn out to be white TEA Partying anti-government conservative racists.

    See, they already knew that guy’s motives based upon their demographics. Recall how the press breathlessly reported that they found a TEA Party link to the Aurora theater shooting when they googled the name “John Holmes” and discovered a John Holmes who described himself as a member.

    But now after decades of violent jihad it’s just flat wrong to suspect a motive. Or so they say, with much unintended hilarity ensuing.

    Twitchy – Backpedal-palooza: Left no longer wants to speculate about bombers’ motives

    http://twitchy.com/2013/04/19/backpedal-palooza-left-no-longer-wants-to-speculate-about-bombers-motives/

    It feels like only yesterday when lefties were falling all over themselves to determine the motivations of those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Oh, wait. It was only yesterday. Strange, then, how the tides have turned. Since learning that the suspected bombers are Chechen Muslims and not white Tea Partyers (sorry, Michael Moore), suddenly the Left is no longer interested in focusing on motive:

    You’ve got to read the tweets they’ve collected. It’s an unmatched exhibit of shameless hypocrisy.

    I especially liked this article from the Atlantic Wire.

    The U.S. Anti-Muslim Crowd Is Quite Pleased with Itself

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/04/us-anti-muslim-crowd-mighty-pleased-itself/64390/

    See, it’s just wrong to suspect the motives of the bombers had something to do with their religion. Say the people who just know I must be motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry.

    They’ve got no trouble knowing and then trumpeting to the world my motives, don’t they? It’s just when Muslims shoot up Army base or recruiting offices, or an El Al ticket counter in LA, or in this case detonate bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Then, dad gum it, they just can’t discern a motive.

    And the only reason I think I can is because I’m a bigot, says the crowd that said the only reason I wouldn’t vote for Obama is because I’m a racist.

    Yup, it’s just wrong to speculate about motives, says the caring left to the Right wingers who they happen to know just what they’re thinking.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  147. I think this is where liberal control of the media really hurts conservatives, Steve57. Instead of focusing on how naive the left is about the real threat of Islamic radicals, the media simply changes the subject. Then the details (the victims’ horrific injuries, how law enforcement captured the suspects, etc.) become the story, but the cause of what happened almost disappears.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  148. Elspeth Reeve, ‘you may know me from ‘ my hubby who accused the us military of atrocities, commenting about the motivation behind Obamaphone recipients is wait for it, and other classics.

    narciso (3fec35)

  149. “I think this is where liberal control of the media really hurts conservatives, Steve57. Instead of focusing on how naive the left is about the real threat of Islamic radicals, the media simply changes the subject.”

    Yes. Chris Dorner was killed because he was black. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured alive because he was white.

    White Privilege!

    Racism!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  150. My lefty friends have mostly been dead quiet on the subject, or have thrown up a few flailing fall-flat angles that I think even they are ashamed of. I think the initial reaction if confusion.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  151. if = is

    SarahW (b0e533)

  152. Alyssa’s skin certainly does have a healthy glow

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  153. From the NY Post, yesterday;

    “I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I don’t like it because they shouldn’t be in Muslim countries.’ ’’

    narciso (3fec35)

  154. I think this is where liberal control of the media really hurts conservatives, Steve57. Instead of focusing on how naive the left is about the real threat of Islamic radicals, the media simply changes the subject.

    I’m afraid I can’t be so charitable as to call the left naive about the threat of Islamic radicals.

    Considering they actively work with them. And they defend them, often with lies.

    I agree some individual leftists are naive.

    Italian peace activist killed in Gaza

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/04/2011414194735306181.html

    But not the leadership of the International Solidarity Movement, who Arrigoni was associated with, or A.N.S.W.E.R. They know full well the nature of the people they are dealing with, as they demonstrate when they defend their terrorism as a legitimate response to “the occupation” or whatever else the terrorists are complaining about.

    The media knows full well the nature of the threat as well. They know that their reporters surrender their passports to Hamas in Gaza or Hezbollah in Lebanon and the message is blatant. The reporters will write exactly what their masters want them to write.

    This is a deal the media is willing to make. Eager to make. Recall Eason Jordan’s 2003 NYT editorial.

    The News We Kept To Ourselves

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/11/opinion/the-news-we-kept-to-ourselves.html

    In that editorial he says he knew they were passing along pure propaganda from the Hussein regime, but he makes the laughable claim that CNN had to do so to protect the lives of their local employees from reprisal.

    Local employees they only had because they were eager to sell their souls to the devil. Other news agencies protected their local employees by not having employees in Iraq, which goes along with not having an office in Baghdad.

    Eason Jordan, if you recall, is also the guy who accused the US military in Iraq of deliberately targeting “journalists:”

    Eason’s Fable
    Bloggers, the old media, and the rise and fall of CNN’s Eason Jordan.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/253fssjz.asp

    That is a deliberate lie that’s often repeated by “journalists” who are actually complicit in the Islamist cause.

    Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza City Media Centers Flagged As Possible ‘War Crimes’

    http://www.ibtimes.com/israeli-airstrikes-gaza-city-media-centers-flagged-possible-war-crimes-887630#

    Both the Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, and Reporters Without Borders, or RWB, sounded alarms over the Israel Defense Forces’ deliberate targeting of two media centers in Gaza City Sunday during the continuing Hamas-Israel confrontation.

    “Journalists are civilians and are protected under international law in military conflict,” Robert Mahoney, New York-based CPJ’s deputy director, said in a statement. “Israel knows this and should cease targeting facilities housing media organizations and journalists immediately.”Along the same line, Christophe Deloire, Paris-based RWB’s secretary-general, said in a separate statement: “These attacks constitute obstruction of freedom of information. We remind the Israeli authorities that, under humanitarian law, the news media enjoy the same protection as civilians and cannot be regarded as military targets.”

    You’d never know the “media centers” she’s talking about are Hamas government buildings; propaganda centers. The press works out of Hamas “media centers” so their reporting can be controlled. Usually it’s not really necessary; the press wants to write pro-Hamas anti-Israel propaganda (so it’s fitting they’re in a building dedicated to exactly that purpose). As well as provide Hamas government buildings housing their psychological warfare effort, legitimate military targets, with human shields.

    The article continues:

    In the first attack, around 1:30 a.m. local time, Israeli warplanes fired at least five missiles at the Al-Shawa Wa Hassri Tower, a building in the Gaza City neighborhood of Rimal that houses both local and international media organizations, RWB reported.

    The missiles destroyed the 11th-floor offices used by Al-Quds TV. The station said six journalists were injured: Muhammad al-Akhras, Hazem al-Da’our, Khadar Al-Zahar, and Darwish Bulbul, all employees of Al-Quds; Hussein Al-Madhoun, a freelance photographer working for the Ma’an News Agency; and Ibrahim Labed, a reporter for the Safa news agency.

    Here’s what Al-Quds actually is:

    Al-Quds, Hamas’s second satellite TV channel, went on air on November 11, further expanding that movement’s media empire.

    http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/18388

    Every single one of those “Al-Quds” employees works for Hamas and is part of Hamas’ propaganda effort. The press knows it too.

    Here’s the Committee to Protect Journalists on another Al Quds journalist:

    http://cpj.org/2012/11/three-journalists-killed-in-airstrikes-in-gaza.php

    “We’re alarmed by the mounting toll on journalists in Gaza,” said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour. “Israeli airstrikes continue to put journalists in harm’s way. This reflects the risks journalists face while reporting on conflict, especially in such a densely populated area.”

    A third journalist was killed when his car was hit by a missile this evening, The Associated Press reported citing a Gaza official. Initial local news reports identified the journalist as Mohamed Abu Aisha, director of the private Al-Quds Educational Radio. The reports said his vehicle was hit while he was driving in the Deir al-Balah neighborhood, but did not say whether Abu Aisha was reporting at the time. CPJ continues to investigate the circumstances of his death.

    Here’s a picture of the dearly departed director of Al Quds Educational Radio.

    http://www.idfblog.com/2012/11/29/how-hamas-and-islamic-jihad-use-journalism-as-a-cover-for-terrorism/islamicjihaduniformabuaisha/

    Al-Quds Radio host Mohammed Abu Aisha in an Islamic Jihad uniform

    The press has seen these guys in uniform. They deliberately don’t report it. Note how the CPJ press release places emphasis on Al Quds supposed being a private news agency. It’s anything but. It’s an integral part of the Hamas terrorist organization. Just as is the “political wing” of Hamas. There is no political wing; there’s just Hamas.

    And every single “journalist” who operates out of Gaza (or Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, and a thousand other similar places I could name) knows it. The bloggers at Israelly Cool took down one of them during the 2012 conflict.

    http://www.israellycool.com/2012/11/23/paul-danahar-this-ones-for-you/

    Paul Danahar was (is) the BBC’s Middle East Bureau Chief. When the IDF targeted the house belonging to a man named Mahmoud al-Zahar he tweeted:

    IDF targeting #Hamas’s Mahmoud al-Zahar’s house is a serious escalation, means operation against political wing not just military #Gaza

    Blogger Aussie Dave responded:

    With this in mind, here’s a photo of Al Zahar from the Pal Today site:

    There’s a link to the Palestine Today site where he grabbed that picture at the Israelly Cool web page.

    It’s not like Hamas, and by extension all the Islamists they deal with, are going to great lengths to hide who and what they are from the journalists. They don’t have to. The journalists are deliberately lying for them.

    DRJ, I just can’t accuse the left of naivete when it comes to the true threat the Islamists pose.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  155. I’d like to add that the left would like to pose the same threat. Which is one reason they’re all for gun control.

    It’s also the reason colleges love Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and now Columbia is giving Kathy Boudin some love by hiring her as an adjunct professor.

    Columbia by the way is the same commie factory that invited Ahmadinejad to speak on campus.

    Leftists love them some terrorists and Islamic radicals.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  156. There’s an interesting interview with the uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, from the Today Show.

    http://www.today.com/news/uncle-mentors-radicalized-older-boston-bombing-suspect-6C9529666

    He is apparently a good man. And he’s right; the radicalization of the Tsarnaev brothers happened here. Not in Russia, not in Chechnya.

    Over 80% of terrorists are college educated. Ayman al-Zawahiri is a doctor. This in a region where only 6% of the population has been to college. And it seems the worst offenders have been exposed to western education.

    I think it’s well past time we took a look at what they’re taught. We can not blame Islam entirely for this phenomenon.

    City Journal:The Ed Schools’ Latest—and Worst—Humbug
    Teaching for “social justice” is a cruel hoax on disadvantaged kids.

    America’s historical ideal of public schooling as a means of assimilating all children (and particularly the children of new immigrants) into a common civic and democratic culture is already under assault from the multiculturalists and their race- and gender-centered pedagogy. Now Ayers and his social justice movement, by dismissing the civic culture ideal as nothing more than “capitalist hegemony,” subvert the public schools even further—while subsidized by the taxpayers, including the capitalists who supposedly control the schools.

    …In 1997, Ayers and his mentor Maxine Greene persuaded Teachers College Press to launch a series of books on social justice teaching, with Ayers as editor and Greene serving on the editorial board (along with Rashid Khalidi, loyal supporter of the Palestinian cause and the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University). Twelve volumes have appeared so far, including one titled Teaching Science for Social Justice.

    Teaching science for social justice? Let Teachers College professor Angela Calabrese Barton, the volume’s principal author, try to explain: “The marriages between capitalism and education and capitalism and science have created a foundation for science education that emphasizes corporate values at the expense of social justice and human dignity.” The alternative? “Science pedagogy framed around social justice concerns can become a medium to transform individuals, schools, communities, the environment, and science itself, in ways that promote equity and social justice. Creating a science education that is transformative implies not only how science is a political activity but also the ways in which students might see and use science and science education in ways transformative of the institutional and interpersonal power structures that play a role in their lives.” If you still can’t appreciate why it’s necessary for your child’s chemistry teacher to teach for social justice, you are probably hopelessly wedded to reason, empiricism, individual merit, and other capitalist and post-colonialist deformities.

    Note how often that word “transform” appears. As in Barack Obama’s firm commitment to “fundamentally transform” this country.

    As they say, read the whole thing. But it’s precisely because the Tsarnaev brothers were immersed in the teachings of the America hating left that they turned out the way they were.

    Here they learn a brand of Islam/leftism that’s not at all traditional. It reminds me very much of the Japanese of WWII who thought they were adhering to Bushido when they refused to surrender or committed their various atrocities. Truth be told the Bushi (Japanese warriors) who lived when there was actual fighting to be done didn’t have a lot of time to sit around writing about Bushido. It was only later, during the long enforced peace of the Edo/Tokugawa period that they took the time to write about what they imagined Bushido demanded. It had no more basis in reality than a 1950s TV show could tell you about how it really was in the old west.

    We’ve let the America-hating anti-American un-American left have a free hand with brainwashing children for far too long.

    Ruslan Tsarni is a valuable resource because in addition to his insights about his nephews he demonstrates just how good an American a Chechen Muslim can be. Just as long as that Chechen Muslim wasn’t “made in America.”

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  157. 21 tweets by the younger bomber

    Tweet by Dzhokhar

    Take for instance, the tweet below, written in February:

    I killed Abe Lincoln during my two hour nap #intensedream

    — Jahar (@J_tsar) February 13, 2013

    This makes sense. It’s just a dream, so he would not be afraid too write that. ? But why would he have such a dream It is because he knew what he was doing. It was treason, just like killing Abraham Lincoln. Dreams sometimes tell the truth.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  158. Comment by askeptic (2bb434) — 4/20/2013 @ 3:22 pm

    They need to declare him a terrorist, illegal combatant, and fly his butt to GITMO….
    then they can ask him all the questions they want.

    I think you’re wrong. they are more free to ask questions of him if he is treated as a civilian.

    At Guantanamo, he would be a prisoner of war.

    Prisoners of war are not supposed to be given added privileges or threatened with punishments, even the death penalty, if they do not co-operate, but the FBI is perfectly free to do that to civilians who have been arrested.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  159. Of course Obama could change the rules for interrogating captured terrorists maybe.

    It was a big no-no to point out to detainees in Guantanamo that Saddam Hussein was executed (in part that is because he didn’t give the US any more information) Guantanamo inmates shown Saddam hanging photos: lawyer By Rob Taylor Reuters Thursday, February 1, 2007; 1:14 AM

    Guantanamo Bay prison inmates were shown photographs of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein hanging from a rope following his execution, lawyers for Australia’s only Guantanamo inmate said on Thursday.

    In an attempt to intimidate inmates, the lead American lawyer for Australian detainee David Hicks said, pictures of Saddam’s trial were also shown to detainees, along with articles about executions carried out by extremists.

    “Displaying photos of condemned men to those who may be facing capital charges can only be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate and compel submission under a threat of death and mentally torture an already abused detainee population,” Joshua Dratel said in a statement to media in Australia.

    This particular article has no confirmation as to whther this actually happened and whether they were told not to do it, but I think it did.

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/hicks-shown-saddam-pictures-as-intellectual-stimulation/2007/02/02/1169919502151.html

    The military said no that was not an attempt to get him to talk – it was just intellectual stimulation

    The FBI though is perfectly free to do all of that to someone arrested in the United states on criminal charges.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  160. Also they say they have no basis for treating him as an enemy combatant until they prove he is connected to people outside the United States waging war on the USA – but that’s the issue in question.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  161. Sammy, you have got yourself lost again. The detainees at Guantanamo are not prisoners of war. For that status, they’d have to be members of a recognized legal combatant.

    SPQR (768505)

  162. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOSTON_MARATHON_SUSPECTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-22-18-36-22

    Officials: Boston suspects motived by religion

    By EILEEN SULLIVAN and PETE YOST
    Associated Press

    …The two brothers, born in the Chechen region of Russia, practiced Islam

    Remember, folks, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s probably Timothy McVeigh reincarnated instead. Or so the editorial staff at Slate and Salon would desperately like to believe.

    And, yes, the AP can’t spell. And can’t do geography, since neither brother was born in Chechnya although they were of Chechen extraction.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  163. The two brothers, born in the Chechen region of Russia, practiced Islam

    ok good so we got that settled

    islamic terrorists they are then

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  164. Mr. Feets, I think since we know that none of the brothers were “born in the Chechen region of Russia” and that the AP

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  165. Damn keyboard.

    To finish, the AP would have us believe they were “motived by religion” (the armies of fact checkers that make the MFM so superior to bloggers hard at work right there). Consequently there’s a lot wrong with the AP’s report. Clearly someone was trying to convey a message they couldn’t wrap their minds around.

    Like those “unexpected” unemployment numbers. I mean, my Gawd, with Barack Obama at the helm how can these unemployment figures be possible?!

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  166. They were 3rd generation displaced Chechens in Tomok,

    narciso (3fec35)

  167. The two brothers, born in the Chechen region of Russia, practiced Islam

    To be clear, I’m convinced the Australopithecines filing this crap for the AP have to put things in terms they understand. No matter how much that perverts the original information.

    I realize that they’re shattered they can’t blame the Michigan Militia, but there it is.

    And I preemptively apologize to any actual Australopithecines.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  168. sales of existing homes are flatlining too

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  169. dumpster juice washes that dry mouth after
    you’ve been licking that cheese off of
    them discarded pizza boxes
    it’s protein
    wisdom

    pdbuttons (2648f1)

  170. 173. sales of existing homes are flatlining too

    Comment by happyfeet (c60db2) — 4/22/2013 @ 4:43 pm

    I blame Boooosh! As Jesse Jackson once warned us, America stay out of the Boooshes!

    Blaming Boooosh is my default position when I can’t blame the Joooos.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  171. “‘Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’ is Chechen for ‘Bill Ayers’.”
    –shamelessly stolen

    SPQR (768505)


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