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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:


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?


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


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.


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