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Two U.S. officials: Preliminary evidence suggests bombers motivated by religion, acted alone
Hotair ^ | 04/22/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 04/22/2013 4:27:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

It's just “preliminary” evidence. Could be that Tamerlan, when he wasn't busy favoriting Chechen jihadist videos on YouTube, was building up an explosive hatred of marathons.

This AP story is actually newsy, not because of the conclusion officials have drawn but because of how they drew it:

Two U.S. officials say preliminary evidence from an interrogation suggests the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack were motivated by religion but were apparently not tied to any Islamic terrorist groups.

The two ethnic Chechen brothers practiced Islam.

The U.S. officials spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation.

Whose interrogation? If they got it from a family member, that’s not news. More than one has already talked to reporters about Tamerlan becoming more religious over the last few years. If they got it from Dzhokhar, obviously that’s big news. Stay tuned.

The NYT has a transcript of today’s bedside magistrate hearing. I knew they’d given him the Miranda warnings but it turns out he got the deluxe version. On page 4, the magistrate warns him three times that he doesn’t have to talk to police. He has a lawyer now too, so let me clip this part in anticipation of the next round of moral peacocking about how they’re denying him access to counsel, etc:

tsa

Via Mediaite, here’s a possible lead from CNN. Tamerlan Tsarnaev posted a video last year of a Chechen jihadi who operated out of Dagestan, the same region that Tsarnaev visited in 2012. The Chechen was killed by Russian forces last year. Was the clip inspiration or something more?

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actedalone; bbtalkingpoint; bigsissaudinational; bombing; boston; bostonbombers; bostonbombing; islam; saudinationalsuspect; talkingpoint; terror

1 posted on 04/22/2013 4:27:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Islam?? Can't be.

And Obama said Terrorists were no more.

"The Sweetest Sound" - Dreams of My Father

I'm so disgusted.

We know the FBI via Obama told Russia to "Eat Sand"

2 posted on 04/22/2013 4:36:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

re: “evidence suggests bombers motivated by religion, acted alone”

Yeah, they were motivated by “religion” - after all they’re ALL the same, doesn’t matter which one it was, right?

And, they KNOW they acted alone, because?.....the surviving bomber said so?


3 posted on 04/22/2013 4:38:31 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: SeekAndFind

My view is the motivation was one of these:

1) Despair over UMass not making the NCAA tournament

2) Despair over Kim Kardashian choosing Kanye West to father her love child instead of one of them.

Certainly as good as any MSM theories....


4 posted on 04/22/2013 4:39:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SeekAndFind

chechen tea party


5 posted on 04/22/2013 4:41:58 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: SeekAndFind

They are Caucasian. Let’s stick with that.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 4:47:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

What a thorough investigation!

I’m so comforted that this couldn’t have been assisted or funded by Our Friends the Saudis.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Let’s presume they had help and training..for the next couple years.
Let’s not jump to stupid conclusions until we investigate and then finally pry the truth out of our Regime.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 4:53:45 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: SeekAndFind

Two things opur Government does not want to hear.

That the attack was based on the religious cult Islam and that he had partners.

They admitted he acted on the cult, but they try to deny he had accomplices.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 4:58:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sacajaweau

I’m sure Obama considers them freedom fighters not terrorists, that’s why he spends so much of our money arming them. Personally I consider all of these muslim groups terrorists and Obama a grade A extra large Extremist that is out to destroy America in as many ways as possible, internally and externally.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 5:10:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Saudi student tackled by witnesses... saudi only person injured with burns on one hand... all top secret... three roommates... all radicals... including one with a personalized tag that read “Terrorista#1”... FBI announcing that they are looking for up to 12 people in a terrorist ring... foiled al qaeda attack in Canada... obama lying about saudi suspect... janet nappytano lying about saudi suspect... wookie visiting said terrorist... kerry meeting with saudi minister followed by obama... all on the down low... records of saudi changed to stop scheduled deportation and to hide his link to the bombing... nope... they acted alone... damn caucasian mountain dwelling... white chechen muslim, Christian, right wing NRA Neanderthals... they acted alone with no help at all.

LLS

11 posted on 04/22/2013 5:20:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

-— Saudi student tackled by witnesses... ——

Has anyone seen an interview with these witnesses?


12 posted on 04/22/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SeekAndFind

TWA800 was a center fuel tank explosion caused by static or some such.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 5:31:34 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: SeekAndFind

Religion:Definitely

Acted Alone:Not so much.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 5:52:32 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10
The 'officials' said the same thing about the 90's trade Towerrs bombers ... who were steered by the fbi and instructed on how to construct the bomb, but left to their own devices to find a suitable explosive when the fbi pulled support atr the last minute.

I'm convinced that this Boston bombing was to be the vehicle by which white'gun owners' were to be blamed and much more intrusive gun laws and perhaps confiscations instituted. Of course my Alcoa helmet is getting a little tight, but there it is.

15 posted on 04/22/2013 5:58:27 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pure BS! They had no jobs but seemed to enjoy a pretty good life style. Must have been counterfeiters in addition to being bombers!


16 posted on 04/22/2013 6:05:49 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

To my knowledge... no. I did hear a Boston PD spokesman talk about the two of them.

LLS


17 posted on 04/22/2013 7:19:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Very succinctly put. Astonishing isn't it?
18 posted on 04/22/2013 7:25:00 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Two U.S. officials: Preliminary evidence suggests bombers motivated by religion, acted alone

Me: There are at least several thousand "U.S. Officials" who should be seriously considering a radical change of profession.

You guys suck.
And lack elementary common sense.
As well as a firm grasp of elementary cultural literacy.

19 posted on 04/22/2013 8:07:29 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If only there was something to go on, some evidence or even a clue of some sort.
Anything at all that helps shed some light on the reason muslims become terrorists.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 8:12:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nobody’s going to believe it even if it’s true. Food for hungry conspiracy theorists. Bilderburgers wuz unvolved fer shore!

Everybody prefers to believe that Al Qaeda is a bureaucracy like the Social Security Administration and the IRS.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 8:17:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

So maybe this little prince is Osama’s son?

In which case, of course, Michelle Obama needs to visit him in the hospital.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 8:20:46 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: MHGinTN
I'm convinced that this Boston bombing was to be the vehicle by which white'gun owners' were to be blamed

Well it backfired. MA residents are getting firearms. The rest of the country as well.

23 posted on 04/22/2013 8:22:39 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Venturer
Two things opur Government does not want to hear.
That the attack was based on the religious cult Islam and that he had partners.

All the more reason to conclude that is exactly the most probable answer.

The current regime has a perfect record of jumping to the wrong conclusions, in all things regarding the cult of death.

24 posted on 04/22/2013 8:33:45 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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Half right: they were motivated by religion. But they did not act alone.
The two “new Americans” were deadbeats who never held a job. Both had cars. One had a wife and infant son. He travelled to Russia. They paid some tuition and bought school books. They owned computers. They had money for guns and bomb making material. They had at least rudimentary firearms and bomb making skills. Witnesses commented on how well the older one dressed. Someone was giving them money.
I hope the reporter is just fabricating the government source—most journalists are little more than agenda-drven fiction writers now. But if this not a made up story,it is worse: it demonstates a level of government incompetence and stupidity that is mind boggling. We are on our own.
25 posted on 04/22/2013 9:47:55 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: ladyjane

I do not know but I do know that this turd is evil and obama and the wookie are evil so it could very well be possible.

LLS


26 posted on 04/23/2013 4:29:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tractorman

Thank you and yes... Twilight Zone material.

LLS


27 posted on 04/23/2013 4:31:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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