Skip to comments.Saudi Bombing Suspect: “If Today Really Was the Last Day, How Would You Spend It?”
Posted on 04/16/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT by Perseverando
That cheerful message was reposted by Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi from the Boston Muslim Community on his Facebook page last year. FOX News is reporting that Alharbi (harb = sword) is the person of interest being questioned. This is still preliminary information and may not pan out in the long run.
A source close to the investigation confirms to FoxNews.com the man whose apartment was searched is considered a person of interest in the case, and is the same person of interest Fox News confirmed earlier authorities are guarding at a local hospital.
The source confirmed to FoxNews.com that the person of interest is Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a 20-year-old Saudi. His Facebook page identifies him as a current or former student at the New England School of English. He is believed to have entered the country on a student visa.
The source stressed that Alharbi is a person of interest, not a suspect, and said he suffered serious injuries in the explosion.
Alharbis Facebook page hasnt been updated in a while. He is a Saudi student and poses in the photo above holding a golden gun on Saudi Day. If he turns out to be one of the perpetrators, then the timing for Obamas new open door policy to Saudi travelers will have been a particularly bad one.
UPDATE: Unnamed law enforcement officials are saying that the Saudi they have in custody is a witness, not a suspect, but reports are that he was stopped at the scene while acting suspiciously and the same source that calls him a witness, also says that a search was conducted of his apartment. If youre searching an apartment, then the man in question is or was a suspect.
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Sig bling ping...
Now we know what a goat BBQ gun looks like.
TOLD YOU IT WAS THE TEA PARTY!!!!!
I did not think they let people post pictures of themselves with guns on Facebook.
Lovely gun. All Saudi students have guns or was the photo taken in his homeland?
His finger behind the trigger - classic Islamic idiot used to plant bombs — A Saudi wanting to be cool with the other Madrassah gang sets bombs and gets too close to one and gets burned - then captured...typical Moslem...someone please get him some crayons and paper — he’s going to be hanging around for a while....
Quick someone alert Feinstein, a dude holding a golden gun..oh wait..he’s an Arab, therefore nothing to see here, moving on
I keep thinking of the TV show Homeland with this Boston attack.
John Kerry said before the bombing that these foreign students were afraid of Americans and their guns. Someone should send John Kerry this picture.
We have the biggest bunch of morons running this country in history.
At least he has more sense to keep his finger off the trigger than Boxer.
Wasn’t there a James Bond movie about The Man With the Golden Gun?
Why wasn’t the guy doing his homework instead of getting into mischief?
How many of these Saudi “students” do we have inside the country these days?
This is even better...
Many of us were against this when it happened in 2005, in the post-9/11 world, since 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers possessed Saudi citizenship. Since then a Saudi student plotted a terrorist attack on the Bush residence and Obama bowed to the Saudi king.
In part to improve U.S.-Saudi relations in the post-9/11 era and reduce negative Saudi perceptions of the United States, Bush and Abdullah launched a massive international scholarship program in 2005 that offers young Saudi students a good education and promotes U.S.-Saudi understanding, which would in turn help combat extremisma goal that both the Americans and the Saudis share. The program also provides American universities with thousands of students whose expenses are paid entirely by the Saudi government.
We have elevated all students and all teachers to some sort of whimsical stature of impunity - and frankly, these two groups are among the most ignorant we have....(yes, I’m generalizing....)
Yes, which helped James find him. His gun required custom bullets only a few were capable of making. Here it is:
Um, I always hold a gun with my finger away from the trigger...
I can’t believe that gun was the star of a Bond movie. It looks like someone spray painted one of my old shop projects.
Is he is a gun depot there? Uhhh, I mean ‘MOSQUE’?
Just heard on Fox that this kid has been RULED OUT as the perp. Let the lawsuits begin!
Yes, he would. The fact that he does not tells us something about him. He seems ill trained and ill practiced in the art of the pistol.
Why he ruined a perfectly nice SIG-SAUER is beyond me.
Broaden your horizons and expand your mind. You think of a pistol as a practical weapon, a side-arm to be used in self defense or warfare. He clearly thinks otherwise. To him, the pistol is a status symbol; it's value is not in firing it but in having it. Its value is in its rarity, its expense, and in that it may be forbidden to 'commoners' in whatever arabic third-world hellhole he comes from. For him, tarting it up like that enhances its value.
I hold my trigger finger straight alongside the frame, above the trigger. I do not place it through the trigger guard, behind the trigger.
Well, it depends on the gun and how it fits my small hand. I have to be very careful not to keep my finger anywhere near the trigger, because that’s the way that I played with squirt guns through childhood and my finger automatically goes there.
“In part to improve U.S.-Saudi relations in the post-9/11 era....”
Saudis destroy the twin towers and we feel compelled to kiss their asses? How I shall always remember George islamisareligionofpeace Bush
Sigh. Say no more.
America is under siege and only the enemy knows it.
He has been ruled out as a suspect.
Boston has over 1000 Saudi.Arab students..... Nationwide about 80,000 sponsored by our Goverment....according to the Boston.Globe.
Yep. We’re in big trouble. It’s quite obvious that SA owns the US State Dept. and maybe more.
They can buy anything with that oil money.
Then we can expect more Boston-like mishaps in the future.
Yesterday was just another dry run.
Oh there will be more throughout the nation....they are here and they have plans...you can bet they’re watching all this. We no longer have the safe nation we thought.
I sense your meaning...
If I knew it was my last day, I would spend it trying to eliminate the Liberals who are ruining the country!
It’s all about the Global Jihad!
BY SAM BIDDLEOCT 20, 2011 4:42 PM62,389 169Share
Qaddafi Died Packing a Giant Golden Gun
Qaddafi: dictator, despot, dead, man of immense style. If you knew your reign of shitty terror was moribund, wouldn’t you want to go out in style? And so he did, wielding this gold pistol to the very end.
The glistening piece was looted by Mohammed al-Babi, easily one of the most awesome dudes on the planet at the moment, who took it off Qaddafi’s after he was shot up. This will be one hell of a family heirloom. So long, Moammar. You left behind a pretty awful legacy, but your taste for so-tacky-it’s-cool weaponry was fine indeed.
Libya’s revolution has triumphed, but will democracy?
Gaddafi’s death may have secured the rebels’ victory but tyranny cultivates habits that complicate the journey to freedom
A rebel fighter displays Muammar Gaddafi’s golden gun following the former Libyan leader’s death. Photograph: Guillem Valle/EPA
His death was violent and ugly, but it was what the people he ruled over for 42 years with a violent hand wished for. And what he wanted. Muammar Gaddafi died in his home town holding a silver pistol, killed by some combination of a Nato strike that intercepted his caravan and furious fighters from Misrata who became executioners for an angry country. He said he would not flee as Ben Ali had in Tunisia, but would”live and die” in Libya. The Libyan freedom fighters granted him his wish.Sic semper tyrannis.
Gaddafi was the last surviving ruler of the nationalist revolutions of the 50s and 60s, a self-proclaimed revolutionary founder on the model ofNasser rather than Mubarak, Castro rather than Assad. He talked direct democracy and people’s revolution, but governed as an autocrat. He died as he had lived, by the gun.
He was as capricious as any autocrat, and so was his demise. For Nato too had intervened with a certain capriciousness, choosing to become the insurgents’ air force though its mandate was the protection of civilians, and content to ignore 3,000 unarmed civilian deaths in Syria where intervention had costs; and apparently happy to sustain a Salafist monarchy in Saudi Arabia where the despots have more gravitas, and the oil flows freely and where another deposed tyrant, Tunisia’s Ben Ali, lives in the shadows.
The gods are laughing: at our hypocrisies and at Gaddafi’s hubris. Five years ago, during the period of reconciliation, Gaddafi had almost begged Hilary Clinton (or Bill) to come to Libya. He much preferred America to neo-colonial Europe and had entrusted his fate to the Americans when he yielded his weapons of mass destruction in 2003and agreed to pay reparations for Lockerbie.
He even joined President Bush in the war on al-Qaida, imprisoning Abdel Hakim Belhaj who had been arrested by the US in Bangkok but rendered to Libya and imprisoned (it was the same Belhaj, freed from prison before the uprising by Saif Gaddafi, who commanded the militia that took Tripoli during the summer). But for giving up his rogue status, he got not Hillary but only Condi Rice and Tony Blair and lesser Americans likeSenator Arlen Specter. Yet here now, on the very day before he died, was Hillary Clinton in Tripoli, congratulating not him but the rebels who had deposed him.
And it was Clinton who wrote Gaddafi’s epitaph in Tripoli: “Now comes the hard part.” Too true. Gaddafi is gone, but it was enmity to him alone that united the fractious, tribal insurgents. Divided Libya has never before succeeded in forging a unified nation, let alone a democracy. Both Gaddafi and the monarch he overthrew tried, but monarchs and tyrants rarely forge civic unions among the people they abuse.
We know from the vicissitudes of the Arab spring elsewhere that revolution and democracy are two different species. The first can be won in a hurry, if at great cost, with the fleeing of a dictator (like Ben Ali in Tunisia) or the arrest of a dictator (like Mubarak in Egypt), or the killing of the tyrant (Gaddafi’s fate). But democracy is another matter altogether, and requires long and patient labour in building civil society, forging a sense of citizenship, broadening education and inculcating habits of tolerance and respect for law that are generally not present in peoples who have lived so long under dictatorship. It is an irony of tyranny that it cultivates bad habits in its victims that can survive the death of tyrants and complicate the journey to freedom. The righteous mob that killed Gaddafi is not a model of justice and the rule of law.
Those who think the writing of a constitution and the holding of elections is all it takes to forge democracy like so many western heralds of the Arab spring have not read history. Those who think revolution and democracy are the same thing have forgotten the lessons of 1789 in Paris and 1917 in Russia and 1979 in Tehran. Revolutions more often breed anarchy, rivalry and in time renewed tyranny Napoleon or Stalin or the rule of the mullahs than democracy. Even in the United States it took 80 years and a bloody civil war to transform the slave republic into a free republic.
Gaddafi is gone, but the hard journey to democracy has scarcely begun. It will require in Libya that 140 tribes be reconciled, that the 300-year-old quarrel of east and west, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, be put aside. It will mean getting to the bottom of who among the rebels killed their own chief of army staff Abdul Fatah Younis in Benghazi at the end of July; getting the splintering militias to turn over their arms to a national police force; and assuring that victory over the tyrant does not become a blood feud against his clansmen.
So sic semper tyrannis is the powerful lesson of Gaddafi’s failed reign and violent death. But “thus always to tyrants” is never the same thing as “life now for democracy”. This is “the hard part” for which a successful revolution is no guarantee, though the people of Libya richly deserve the promised democracy for which they have bravely shed so much of their blood.
so do I - along the slide - but NEVER behind the trigger...that guy is a goof! I’m sure you hold your finger on the outside of the weapon...right?
Under his Face page - I didn’t see my book listed...uhm...he must have forgotten to link it!
It depends on how heavy and big it is. Sometimes I just grasp around the grip, without getting anywhere near the trigger. Guns are a problem for small weak arthritic hands.
ahh...good point...well, keep training - safety first. The Taurus 24/7 Pro Compact - might be a good option for you!
Ulu ulu ulu ulu ulu ulu bang !
Awesome .... Looks like same rig the Saudi pimps were packing while selling Filipino hookers to the french legionaries and Canookistan Air Force Zoomies from Cold Lake !
Ya ain’t a real Saudi unless ya have something gold plated.