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What Next After Boston?
Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonbombing; domestic; islamextremists; terrorism

1 posted on 04/23/2013 2:14:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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!)


2 posted on 04/23/2013 2:16:52 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Kaslin
First of all....get rid of all the liars in the administration.

Nevermind...that would be the entire administration.

3 posted on 04/23/2013 2:17:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin
“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.”

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.

4 posted on 04/23/2013 2:18:07 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Gen.Blather

Things are getting pretty bad when even Bob Beckel agrees with us.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 2:23:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FReepers
Since 1972, 3,101 killed by Muslims in America in 70 terror attacks..............and he bows to them


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6 posted on 04/23/2013 2:24:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Kaslin

"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."

7 posted on 04/23/2013 2:28:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Sacajaweau
The Boston bombing lesson learned is that a foreign government is running OUR government. What other reason could possibly explain the 0bama administration's defense of Islam?

I expect to see some high-level and second tier resignations following this event.. Purging of the last few Americans in our government.

8 posted on 04/23/2013 2:28:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Kaslin
"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?"

Two young men did not, "shut down a major city."

The city and state government shut down a major city.

9 posted on 04/23/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: allmendream
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.

So exactly what is it that we're not backing down from? After all, we seem to be doing an awesome job of helping the most rabid radicals into power all across the muslim world.
10 posted on 04/23/2013 2:30:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sacajaweau
First of all....get rid of all the liars in the administration.

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.

11 posted on 04/23/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 2:39:45 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Kaslin

All the technology in the world is useless if the people in charge are traitors.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 2:41:10 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The city and state government shut down a major city.

Bump!

14 posted on 04/23/2013 2:42:37 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
They're certainly going to say martial law worked. But that's a lie...Both Islamic terrorists were turned in by lay people, not LE.

Bet there will soon be newly armed folks in Town.

15 posted on 04/23/2013 2:46:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

The Tour de France looks very vulnerable.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 2:47:50 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Journalists?... or poop-flinging chimps?)
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To: Sacajaweau
If you stop and evaluate the entire situation, something the libs or the media won't do, two lib programs - open borders and gun control, should be seriously questioned

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.

17 posted on 04/23/2013 2:57:23 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Diogenesis
Freedom is a small price to pay for multicultural diversity from garden spots like Chechnya! What America really needs is LOTs more MUSLIMS, especially Chechens!


18 posted on 04/23/2013 3:09:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

I’m a little nervous about July 4th.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 4:18:33 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: Kaslin
What Next After Boston?

Who cares?

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.

20 posted on 04/23/2013 7:08:19 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: diamond6

So was King George...


21 posted on 04/23/2013 7:09:37 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: diamond6
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

 



Replace King of Great Britain with POTUS and what have you got?

22 posted on 04/23/2013 7:13:15 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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