Skip to comments.What Next After Boston?
Posted on 04/23/2013 2:14:48 PM PDT by Kaslin
The last time there was a terrorist attack on America, we got the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. Each entity has spent billions to keep us safe, but neither could stop two brothers, Tamerlan, a permanent resident, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a newly minted U.S. citizen, who lived in America and, reportedly, became radicalized jihadists, from killing and maiming innocent people at the Boston Marathon last week.
According to Dana Priest and William M. Arkin of The Washington Post, "Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States. ... An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances. ... In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings -- about 17 million square feet of space."
All of that failed to prevent the Boston bombings. The massive manpower, sophisticated equipment and money could not stop the Tsarnaevs from constructing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), including "pressure cooker" bombs. Despite a domestic army of federal, state and local forces, the suspects managed to evade capture for days until Tamerlan was killed in a shootout and David Henneberry, a Watertown resident, found Dzhokhar hiding in his boat in his backyard. Henneberry called 911 and the wounded suspect was taken into custody.
The media have reported on the backgrounds of the two men. The FBI interviewed the older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, at the request of a foreign government, probably Russia, which expressed concern about his ties to Chechen extremists. The FBI, reportedly, could do nothing about Tamerlan under current U.S. law because there was no direct evidence of a terrorist plot.
How much confidence should Americans have in their government for keeping us safe when two young men can wreak havoc, shutting down a major city?
One thing the U.S. government should decide is whether or not to allow people into America from countries where radical Islam and "jihad" are taught. The hope has been that letting them live here would lead them to become more like us, more accepting of our way of life. In fact, their stay in America seems to have reinforced a radical brand of religion and its worldview that are intended to destroy countries like America whose freedoms and "libertinism" they despise.
The UK Daily Mirror reported Sunday that the FBI was hunting a 12-member "sleeper cell" they say is linked to the Tsarnaev brothers. Quoting a source close to the investigation, the Mirror reported, "We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google."
More must also be done to curtail the admission of radical imams and the construction of mosques and Islamic schools where hatred of America, Jews and Christians is preached and taught. How many sleeper cells are there in America? They must be found and dismantled. As offensive as this may be to some sensibilities, it is either that, or the offense of more terrorist attacks by people who hate us and are willing to die in the pursuit of goals they believe are dictated by their god.
How many more Americans must be killed and wounded before we fight back, not just overseas, but here? Our enemies are fighting us here. It's our country, not theirs. We must fight for it.
Osama bin Laden's announced intention was to conduct a "war of a thousand cuts" against America to harm our economy and permanently change our way of life. If he can see from Hell, he must be pleased about the way things are going.
It’s simple. Keep Muslims out of the country. It’s not a religion. It’s a death cult whose stated purpose is conquest and control. (Hey, they’re Democrats!)
Nevermind...that would be the entire administration.
I am not so sure. His #1 grievance was that the USA was too involved in the Middle East. What he pulled on 9/11 made sure that we were going to be all up in the Middle East's business for the next 20 years. I really think he thought his act of terror would make us back down. Americans are still (thank God) constituatively unable to back away from a threat.
Things are getting pretty bad when even Bob Beckel agrees with us.
"What's next after Boston? Stupid cracker.
The MANPADs we made available to al Qaeda,
and the Hezbollah criminal illegals we helped enter in from Mexico and Canada,
and the 20,000 criminal felons we released last month,
and our disseminated FAST&FURIOUS weaponry reentering every US city,
will all soon be coming home ... to roost."
I expect to see some high-level and second tier resignations following this event.. Purging of the last few Americans in our government.
Two young men did not, "shut down a major city."
The city and state government shut down a major city.
Ghost town in DC, but what descent GOD fearing American would miss ANY of them?
I've wondered the whole time if the Boston bombing was something the regime condoned to move the Country one step closer to accepting permanent martial law "for our own safety". It certainly could prove a model - shut down transportation, restrict everyone to their houses, close businesses.
I didn’t say American involvement would be productive or well thought out, especially under obama, but we are way way more involved than before 9-11.
All the technology in the world is useless if the people in charge are traitors.
Bet there will soon be newly armed folks in Town.
The Tour de France looks very vulnerable.
1. you have to ask why these guys were in this Country - especially since the russians warned us, and true to form, the 0bama regime responded in a naive, amateurish fashion. I suspect that the fact that these gutterslime were 0bama's bretheren in the ROP.
2. and if you were in Boston, you had to have at least wanted a firearm for protection. The enemy combatant terrorist was certainly armed, but 0bama's boys had rather you be like a helpless lamb.
I’m a little nervous about July 4th.
We still have CHOICE; don't we?
Muslim terrorism is merely noise in the death data.
Heck, Massachusetts will kill, on average, about 100 humans every day the 'safe and effective' 'health care' clinics are open.