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A Family Terror: The Tsarnaevs and the Boston Bombing
WSJ ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | Alan Cullison

Posted on 12/15/2013 6:28:56 AM PST by bgill

But they already seemed like "losers," as their successful Americanized uncle told reporters after the attack. They were out of place in the U.S., and my relationship with them developed because they needed so much basic advice about how to get by. I didn't sense impending danger in their household, but looking back, I can see now that I glimpsed a new type of threat to the U.S., one that we have only recently begun to confront.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonbombers; chechnya; jihad; rop; threatmatrix; tsa; tsarnaev
Of Tamerlan - I suspect that nobody wanted to work with him, not even other suspected terrorists. As many experts now tell us, "lone wolf" killers are a fearsome new threat, in large part because they are so much harder to track down than conventional terrorists who belong to organized extremist groups.

Which came first, the "lone wolf" bombing or the "lone wolf" excuse why the government didn't stop it? Notice how the government told us the bomber/s were lone wolves from day one.

When the family's landlord allowed me into their old apartment over the summer, I was able to examine Tamerlan's books and a ring-binder

As if the government, lawyers and the mother left all these items so the landlord could give tours. This author just happens to have followed the family around more than Homeland Security which had already had warnings on them. No, wait, can't question that or I'd be a conspiracy nut.

1 posted on 12/15/2013 6:28:57 AM PST by bgill
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2 posted on 12/15/2013 6:35:32 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bgill

Why have the families of the bombing victims been so silent? I would be screaming at the top of my lungs about a U.S. government as incompetent and complacent as the Obama regime has been .


3 posted on 12/15/2013 6:36:45 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: bgill

Two young muslim male immigrants to America travel extensively to radial muslim areas in the caucuses. They have radicalized family members there. They attend radical sermons in radical mosques.

They text. They visit radical muslim websites. They call. They email. They visit bomb making websites.

EVERYONE around thinks something is wrong.

And the NSA TOTALLY MISSES IT????


4 posted on 12/15/2013 6:36:52 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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They were too busy recording our conversations about the next Tea Party rally. SORRY! No time for monitoring real terrorists...


5 posted on 12/15/2013 6:40:20 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: 2banana

NSA is too busy tracking Tea Party members and DHS is too busy working to grant amnesty to criminal illegal aliens.


6 posted on 12/15/2013 6:40:39 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2banana
"And the NSA TOTALLY MISSES IT????"

The NSA probably has a larger dossier on some of us Freepers than they have on the Tsarnaev family.

7 posted on 12/15/2013 6:46:57 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: bgill

The Russians immediately understood the inherent nature of the Boston marathon bombing. The Obama administration did not and it resulted in the Syrian “limited strike” debacle and subsequent strategic disaster. Russia has a huge problem with jihadists causing mayhem in southern Russia and has even experienced terrorist acts in Moscow. It simply could not tolerate a Islamic dominated state in nearby Syria. Syria would then become a haven and base for the jihadists. The “limited strikes” were designed to bring victory to the then favored “rebels”. The first rule of any negotiations is to understand the concerns and position of your opponent. If Kerry and Obama had appreciated and understood the reasons for the Russian position, negotiations could have been successful. Success would have meant a settlement in which Iran would be forced out of Syria. Now they have forward bases in Syria where they are able to station hard to detect mobile ballistic missiles. This gives them a great strategic advantage. If Israel were to attack Iran, these missiles would deliver a devastating counterattack.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 6:51:03 AM PST by allendale
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To: bgill

It’s a fascinating and sad article, no matter what your political persuasion. Well worth reading. It reinforces a lot of what I believe, so I understand the danger of confirmation bias. But, maybe my views are correct.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 6:52:16 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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They were out of place in the U.S. …
I guess Captain Obvious couldn’t have said it better. But the TSA does not listen to Captain Obvious. (Probably out of place in Mecca too.)
10 posted on 12/15/2013 7:04:39 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Travis McGee

I’m still trying to figure out how the early press releases BOLOs called these two suspects “white.”


11 posted on 12/15/2013 7:05:04 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: bgill
Tamerlan ...already had an outsize American dream. He planned to box for the U.S. Olympic Team ... and he wanted to earn a degree, perhaps at Harvard or MIT, and to hold a full-time job at the same time, so he could buy a house and a car.......was he nutty or thought that all these things would just fall into his hands...I don't know.
12 posted on 12/15/2013 7:14:06 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; OwenKellogg; bunster; thouworm; maggief; onyx; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
"It’s a fascinating and sad article, no matter what your political persuasion. Well worth reading."

Yes, it is.

Anyone wanting on or off this list...well, you know.

13 posted on 12/15/2013 7:31:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I read the hard copy WSJ yesterday. The thing that was missing was the Tsarnaev mother’s interview back home where she was screaming her sons were killed for Allah. That was very, very telling and the author (who intimately knew the family before and after the bombings) just left it out.


14 posted on 12/15/2013 7:55:31 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: bgill

Ok, now it looks like the Boston bombing wasn’t Islam after all. It just may have been the result of early exposure to an Ivy League professor!


15 posted on 12/15/2013 7:57:30 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: BenLurkin
I’m still trying to figure out how the early press releases BOLOs called these two suspects “white.”

People with fair skin from the Caucasus aren't white?

16 posted on 12/15/2013 8:14:07 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
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17 posted on 12/15/2013 9:02:53 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Travis McGee

Thank you for teh generous gift of books via the Internet.

For those interested in the potential risks of Muslims, here is a fact which offers a solution to the Muslim issue in America:

JAPAN DOES NOT ALLOW A MUSLIM TO SET FOOT ON JAPANESE SOIL.

Any Muslim found is immediately removed. Note the immediately.

We could easily do likewise.

As Islam is really a war plan masquerading as a religion, Islam is not protected by the Constitution.

Jefferson knew this and sent the Marines to Tripoli accordingly.

What do you think would the Founders would have done to Islam if they had our military superiority.

My guess is an aide would have told Jefferson, “You can stop pressing the Red Button now, Mr. President - they are all gone by now.”


18 posted on 12/15/2013 9:03:23 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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So these are just museums?

List of mosques in Japan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mosques_in_Japan


19 posted on 12/15/2013 9:05:19 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: gusopol3

Maybe the bombing victimes have NOT been silent. Maybe the Monolithic Obama Media (MOM) has just not been REPORTING it!


20 posted on 12/15/2013 9:34:13 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

But nothing from Hannity, Beck, etc.? The Branch Davidians jailed after Waco were the only other group I know of that have kept this kind of disciplined silence.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 11:43:28 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: GladesGuru
JAPAN DOES NOT ALLOW A MUSLIM TO SET FOOT ON JAPANESE SOIL.

Absolutely not true. It would be nice if they (and we) did but fact is that Japan actually has a Muslim population along with a significant amount of mosques.

It is very difficult however for any foreigner to emigrate there. You can visit and spend your money there all you want but if you want to become a citizen - good luck.

22 posted on 12/15/2013 3:33:08 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: bgill
Good article.

The WSJ is the ONLY newspaper in America that is still worth reading.

23 posted on 12/15/2013 3:34:27 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Thanks for the correcction. Japan does have one Japanese Imam, and Japanhas an interesting view towards Islam.

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-land-without-muslims/2013/05/19/0/

This article notes the Japanese policy is not to allow any Muslim immigrants and long term residency permits are exceeding difficult to obtain.

The present Muslim population in Japan may be .001 of one percent of teh population. Japan sees Islam an a strange religion not suited for Japan.

They’re correct!


24 posted on 12/15/2013 4:20:55 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Were the Founding Fathers here during/after 9-11, they would have turned Mecca into a sea of glass.

And said to the remainder:

Who’s next?


25 posted on 12/15/2013 6:15:21 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Hi Alpha Librae,

The article conveyed enough about the Mother to make it clear that she was a pathetic character who took refuge behind a faith she little understood. The author may have pulled his punch, he depicts her as pathetic. One person’s pathos is a source of evil, given reign over the lives of others, with harm spread beyond the immediate family. Which of his neighbors thought Hitler’s parents were anything other than just bad parents? Bad parents, whose handiwork killed millions and led to untold harm beyond his family and beyond his home country.


26 posted on 12/17/2013 5:01:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Your writing style is easy on the eyes, LiM. I can see you are a reasonable man. It’s a pleasure to know you better.


27 posted on 12/19/2013 7:39:48 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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