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Lessons of Boston: What the fanatics took away
The New York Post ^ | April 23, 2013 | Ralph Peters

Posted on 04/23/2013 2:45:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The superb work of our law-enforcement officials in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing ignited a blaze of self-congratulation that obscured the event’s implications.

Yeah, we killed one fanatic and nabbed the other. But our dysfunctional system couldn’t prevent this latest Boston Massacre.

That carnage was a dirt-cheap terrorist triumph. Fanatics will take its lessons to their shriveled jihadi hearts:

Lesson No. 1: Two amateur terrorists can paralyze a major American city for days. The Tsarnaev punks generated global headlines, ran up millions in government expenses, punished a major metro-area economy and disrupted society. And now we’ve got a costly civilian trial to come for the surviving brother — with more headlines to inspire copycats.

We’re relieved that the two young terrorists were “brought to justice” and delude ourselves that we “won.” Uh-uh. At the cost of two expendable young thugs, a few guns and a couple of homemade bombs, radical Islam generated a bloodbath that created genuine terror on our soil.

Al Qaeda and its ilk have long used suicide bombers and doomed assassins to rupture societies in the Middle East, killing tens of thousands of Muslims (a fact we fail to exploit in our lame “information campaigns”). Now the Islamists are in the export business. Expect more of these low-cost, high-return missions within our borders.

Lesson No. 2: The best weapons against targets in the US are disaffected legal immigrants or radicalized native-born converts to jihad.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: boston; jihad; terrorism; wot
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1 posted on 04/23/2013 2:45:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two amateur terrorists can paralyze a major American city for days.

This is the big takeaway. America will rue the response of authorities when they shut down the city.

2 posted on 04/23/2013 2:47:53 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Recognize that Islam is not a religion and then prohibit it. And it is most assuredly not a religion.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 2:49:27 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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Join my religion or I will kill you. Leave the religion and I will kill you.

These are hallmarks of a cult.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 2:50:32 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least the Feral Govt Police had a good martial law drill out of it.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 2:52:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As Dad said, “the terrorists have won.”


6 posted on 04/23/2013 2:53:27 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Ray76

I am surprised terrorists aren’t more active in this relatively free society. I shudder to think about copycat Breslans and other mass killings that might occur...especially since many refuse to see the moozlums for who they really are. The question to answer: would I allow a moozlum to babysit my children?


7 posted on 04/23/2013 2:54:13 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ray76
Join my religion or I will kill you. Leave the religion and I will kill you.

These are hallmarks of a cult.


I thought Scientology was bad, they make the Scientologists look like amateurs in comparison.
8 posted on 04/23/2013 2:54:45 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our country is becoming increasingly militarized, the authorities more belligerent towards common citizens; while almost any kind of evidence that you the bomber are a specific threat can surface yet the authorities will bend over backwards to avoid giving even the impression of depriving you of any right you could be deemed to have, allowing you to go ahead & kill above mention common citizens.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 2:58:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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The Roots Of Arabs And Islam.....

11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:
“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,
for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward all his brothers
.” Genesis 16:11-12


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10 posted on 04/23/2013 3:00:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The DC Snipers should’ve taught us that years ago.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 3:02:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Nowhere Man

They have a 1,300 year head start and control many countries.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 3:03:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two terrorists, fully willing to die, spent $2-4k on a bombing. The direct response and aftermath will cost $500 million if it costs one dollar. Quite a return on investment -barring the personal toll.

Image two komakaze pilots took off in two zero fighters during World War 2 and destroyed the entire US Pacific Fleet? A out the same returning investment. Would you label that unsuccessful? Would you label them losers? I think not.

How long do we sustain that and have any remence freedom?

No more PC bullshit.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 3:08:25 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The DC snipers proved this years ago.

The only thing that could quickly stop this sort of thing is a well armed and well-trained populace, something all these msm pundits are loathe to recognize.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 3:09:22 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Nowhere Man

The terrorists are in charge. Those pressure cooker freelancers? A bunch of amateurs.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 3:10:10 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: 3Fingas

Correction on my last — I wouldn’t group Ralph Peters in the normal msm, but my point definitely applies to most pundits.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 3:12:16 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet if we were to go over there and nuke a major city using spec-ops in undercover fashion the Muzzies might rethink coming over here and terrorizing us but then again that would open up a whole new can(s) of worms


17 posted on 04/23/2013 3:16:45 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5. Terrorists are no longer expected to perform huge difficult acts of terror such as bringing down airplanes or skyscrapers to have a maximum impact.

Smaller explosives such as pipe bombs or cooker pressure bombs will create the same and more hysteria than earlier years.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 3:20:01 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: hal ogen

“I shudder to think about copycat Breslans and other mass killings that might occur...”

A Beslan-type terrorist attack on American soil is what I fear the most. We are in no way prepared for that. The insane no-gun zones in schools make them the perfect terrorist target.

I normally don’t do this, but people need to wake up and see what we dealing with.

WARNING! Graphic and disturbing images of dead children. This is what the muslim monsters are capable of:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af5_1185952533


19 posted on 04/23/2013 3:28:57 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Nowhere Man
As Dad said, “the terrorists have won.”

(Please let me be wrong) Next step: simultaneous attacks on sporting events, high school or college.

20 posted on 04/23/2013 4:14:27 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
This is the big takeaway. America will rue the response of authorities when they shut down the city.

Agreed. Boston/Massachusetts just guaranteed this is going to happen again somewhere else.

21 posted on 04/23/2013 4:17:22 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The second you alter your behavior or allow your government to do it for you, it signals a victory for the terrorists after a terrorist attack.

"Endeavour to persevere".

22 posted on 04/23/2013 4:17:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Travis McGee

That kind of chit is going to get people to start shooting back.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 4:18:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Romulus
The terrorists are in charge. Those pressure cooker freelancers? A bunch of amateurs.

I do agree.
24 posted on 04/23/2013 4:56:01 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Lesson No. 1: Two amateur terrorists can paralyze a major American city for days."

The two who shut down Boston were not the Tsarnaevs, but Patrick and Menino. They are worse than amateur terrorists; they are professional politicians, and pose a much more direct and imminent threat to our way of life than a couple of crockpot wielding muzzies.

25 posted on 04/23/2013 5:06:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
we “won.”

How can there ever be total victory over man's inhumanity to man as long as man rules this orb? We can only be satisfied with small wins over evil, we are incapable of ending it.

26 posted on 04/23/2013 5:11:52 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The superb work of our law-enforcement officials in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing ignited a blaze of self-congratulation that obscured the event’s implications.

Lost me right there. What was "superb" about any of the law enforcement activities?

27 posted on 04/23/2013 5:24:14 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: AmusedBystander

I guess he was being polite.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 5:26:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: AmusedBystander

no dogs were shot...


29 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:31 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
no dogs were shot...

That we know of.

And the cops were able to keep the Dunkin Donuts open during the lockdown, so they got that going for them.

30 posted on 04/23/2013 5:33:05 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you’re a highly educated, ambitious West European who wants to become an American, your chances are near zero. If you’re a radical America-hater from a hostile region, all you have to do is shout that you’re a political refugee and we’ll give you residency and benefits.

If we still had a GOP instead of a RINO party, they would scream from every roof top about that. But no, as usual the RINOs will cower into a fetal position while the Treason party lets even more of these mutts into the country. A few years ago I drove a taxi in New York city in between jobs, and it is absolutely mind boggling the amount of potential jihadists driving cabs. I would talk to them everyday while waiting for a cab, everything is the fault of the Jews, America is the great killer. Saying all this crap while wearing full Islamic garb. How the F did they get into the country?

31 posted on 04/28/2013 6:16:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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