Skip to comments.BOSTON MASSACRE 2013. Did the brothers Tsarnaev fail?
Posted on 04/23/2013 6:57:41 AM PDT by IbJensen
Pat Buchanan wonders if bombers are now inspirations for other 'sick souls within'
Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, theyve already failed, says President Obama of the Boston Marathon bombers.
They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because as Americans we refuse to be terrorized.
Bostonians did react splendidly. From first responders to folks who gave blood, from hospital staffs to the FBI, ATF and state troopers, from the Boston and Watertown cops to the hostage rescue team that talked Dzhokhar Tsarnaev out of that boat.
But did the Brothers Tsarnaev really fail as terrorists?
On Sundays talk shows, a sub-theme was that this had been the most successful terrorist attack since 9/11.
For consider what these brothers accomplished.
By brazenly exploding two bombs right at the finish line of the marathon, with TV cameras all around, they killed three and injured, wounded and maimed 178 people for all the world to see.
Within hours, their atrocity had riveted the attention of the nation. Cable channels went wall to wall, as did major networks. By the evening of the attack, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and President Obama had gone live to reassure us they would be apprehended and justice done.
Day two, Obama appeared again as the greatest manhunt in U.S. history was under way. On day four, the FBI released photos, imploring citizens to come forward and identify the men in the white and black caps.
That evening, the brothers murdered an MIT police officer, hijacked a Mercedes SUV and engaged in a gunfight with Watertown police that left Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead and his brother a fugitive.
On Friday morning, Gov. Patrick went before the cameras to tell a stunned nation he was imposing a lockdown on all of Boston...
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Saddan Hussien was no direct threat to the United States. Americans should recall the Beslan massacre in South Russia where the Chechens shot 165 Christian children in cold blood. Some of the poor children were begging for mercy and the sadists shot them anyway. Only muslims could do that and they're here by the millions waiting for the inspiration of allah to pack those pressure cookers.
America was asleep as usual as we flip through massacres on our smart phones, unaware that the pain is only real to the victims.
What would Buchanan name as a victory?
Our civil rights will again take a hit
Early estimates of economic hit to Boston $330 million
Public confidence in law enforcement takes another hit
If some of the reports are correct, these two bombers should have been at least deported a year or two ago ... but ,, NO- o o o o (in my best John Balushi)
Nothing says “fail to be intimidated” like a million citizens submitting to curfew an entire day.....
Calling this bombing ‘The Boston Massacre’ is gross hyperbole.
I used to get offended when I heard my fellow Ameicans referred to as sheep...no more.
Muslims are the only people who could plan such a horrible pressure cooker massacre.
Sadly, that is not true. Evil has many faces in our world.
IRA Historian: Todays Terrorists Are Amateurs and Still Deadly
“Our civil rights will again take a hit
Early estimates of economic hit to Boston $330 million
Public confidence in law enforcement takes another hit”
Another trade of freedom for “safety”
Just think how much better things in this country would have been if instead of creating a DHHS and making a war with Iraq, we instead just made it a policy for those from Islamic backgrounds very very difficult to immigrate into this country.
No, Pat, they won, our government failed and we lost.
Calling this bombing The Boston Massacre is gross hyperbole.
...to the runner whose son was killed, whose daughter was maimed, and whose wife is brain damaged, the term ‘gross hyperbole’ probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when he looks back on it...
...I’m sure you and he could engage in some interesting dialogue on the subject...
...sad and shocking isn’t it. The sheep stayed home, all the while bragging about “Boston Strong.” Hmmm.
This kind of ridiculous response is typical of the week kneed emotionalism that pervades this whole terrorist event. It was a bombing, and to those directly affected it was the worst thisng in the world, but the rest of us ought to be able to use a little perspective.
The inspiring worfds of our great leader...NOT! This line is a complete lie. They didn't fail. They got caught but they didn't fail. They showed the whole world how very, very easy it is to completly disrupt a major American city and how wiilingly the American people can be 'locked down' completely controlled! Failure my ass.
I couldn't believe the search for one 19-yr old could shut down the entire city of Boston for an entire friggin' day! I'm quite sure this provoked huge laughter in the middle East at us - with good reason.
Just imagine if Dave Henneberry had not gone out for a smoke. How long might this search have continued in some extended form of curfew? The liberal PC run amok which includes not only the rules of engagement for law enforcement, but the freedoms of its citizens!
Intimidated?! It reminds me of how scared of our shadows we are today - it's school principals shutting down schools because of a few flakes in the air --- writ large. Disgusting. Our founders would be aghast.
I wish that weren’t true.
Very poorly worded by me. i don't mean to imply that you're being ridiculous. Perhaps I'm just too touchy on the subject...
my friends, friends on FB and co workers were all blabbing about what a great response Boston put on but all I could think of was how weak and ridiculous we must look to our enemies. I felt we were a laughing stock. Still do.
Video speaks for itself
I especially agree with what you said about the Middle East - no doubt they were laughing at us and ‘Boston strong’ - all over one wounded teen boy. And yes, a cigarette smoking, fossil fuel boat owning doctor...no doubt over charging for tonscillectomies and the like....is who solved it for the 9 thousand unionized cops - who then took all the credit. Shameful!!
I respect what Pat is saying about the good reaction of Boston.
But as a counterpoint look at the reaction of Tom Brokaw, who reflexively took the perspective of the terrorists and said look at how wronged the muslims are, and shouldn’t we change our policies...
That right there is a victory for terrorists, and encourages more terrorism, sad to say
Very poorly worded by me. i don’t mean to imply that you’re being ridiculous. Perhaps I’m just too touchy on the subject...
...I knew my post to you was not ridiculous, so I took no offense at your characterization of me...your response to your own response is appreciated...