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  • Sunil Tripathi: missing student wrongly identified as Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    04/19/2013 11:27:08 AM PDT · by ravager · 13 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 19, 2013 20:48 IS | Prasad Sanyal
    Sunil Tripathi, young Indian-American, who has been missing since March 16, was vilified on social media sites reporting that the Boston Police Department scanner had named him as one of two men suspected to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, that left three people dead and about 180 injured. Many hours later, the Boston police said both the marathon blast suspects, one dead, the other on the run, had both been identified as brothers from Chechnya. In a statement on Facebook his family said, "We have known unequivocally all along that neither individual suspected as responsible for...
  • UNOFFERED APOLOGY ACCEPTED

    04/19/2013 11:26:37 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 105 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | April 19, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    When the Boston Marathon terror bombs ripped through the flesh of innocent victims, killing three and maiming more than one-hundred and eighty, the American Pravda Press was quick and eager to assign blame. Scarely had the flow of blood been stemmed, and barely had the shrapnel stopped moving, when these propagandists -- acting on utterly no information whatsoever -- attempted to pin blame on the political right: On April 15, the New York Times Nicholas Kristof tweeted:He subsequently walked the comments back, but not before revealing his bias and predilection. CNN was very quick to assign a false blame. Immediately...
  • Boy Scouts propose lifting ban on gays, but only for youth

    04/19/2013 11:26:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/19/13 | Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
    The Boy Scouts of America on Friday moved to partially lift its long-standing ban on gays, with a decision that would allow openly gay youth members but continue to bar gay adults in one of the largest youth serving organizations in America. If the resolution is approved in a nationwide vote in May, "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," Deron Smith, the organization´s spokesman, told Reuters. The report found religious groups linked to the Scouts were concerned with homosexual adult leaders not with youth
  • Viewing photo of dead suspect cathartic for some law enforcement officers

    04/19/2013 11:24:11 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 73 replies
    boston.com ^ | 4/19/13 | Maria Cramer
    His mouth is agape. His face is awash in blood. On his right side is a wide gash where doctors cut him open to try to start his heart and save his life. The image of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead and naked on a slab, snapped by an unknown person, was emailed repeatedly by law enforcement officers Friday morning. “Suspect 1” was written above the gruesome picture. Seeing a photo of one of the Marathon bombing suspects dead was cathartic, said one law enforcement official who saw the picture.
  • Rubio Draws Scorn Of Bloomberg Gun Group

    04/19/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    CBSMiami ^ | 19 April, 2013 | NA
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Senator Marco Rubio was vocal in his opposition to any new gun control measures and voted against the expanded background check amendment earlier this week. That vote has now drawn the scorn of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group. According to the Miami Herald, the local leader of that group, Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner said of Rubio’s move, “Your position and your vote yesterday put you on shaky ground with 94 percent of Floridians. You are a coward Senator Rubio. You are afraid to stand up to the gun lobby and to...
  • Calling a Spade a Spade in Boston

    04/19/2013 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4/19/13 | Roger Kimball
    One of the curious, but also most predictable, responses to the Boston Marathon bombings from the Left has been the fervent expression — amounting nearly to a prayer — that the perpetrator or perpetrators of this act of mass murder be “homegrown,” preferably white, male, Christian, and conservative. Why? Why does the Left prefer to have its terrorism served up by Timothy McVeigh rather than Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad? It’s an interesting question. That the Left exhibits this prejudice is, like Falstaff’s dishonesty, “gross as a mountain, open, palpable.” David Sirota, writing at Salon, gives almost comic expression to the...
  • Bombing Suspects’ Uncle: They Do Not Deserve To Live On This Earth (says they are losers)

    04/19/2013 11:19:37 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | April 19, 2013 12:12 PM
    Tsarni was shocked when he was informed of the unfolding situation that left Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead in a shootout. He described Tamerlan as a “loser.” “He deserved his. He absolutely deserved his,” Tsarni said. “They do not deserve to live on this earth.” Later in the morning, Tsarni held an impassioned news conference that began with him offering condolences to “those who’ve been murdered, those who’ve been injured.” Tsarni noted that his family had not been in touch with the family of the suspects for a number of years, but still, he expressed shame. “My family has nothing to do...
  • Chechen President blames AMERICA for Boston bomb suspects' acts of evil ,,,,

    04/19/2013 11:11:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    mail online ^ | 4/19/2013 | By MATT BLAKE
    Chechnya's Russian-backed president has hit out at America for killing one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers and blamed the US for moulding them into terrorists. Chechen-born Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died from gunshot wounds and possible blast injuries after a fierce gun battle rocked the Watertown area of Boston hours after a police officer was shot dead at the nearby MIT campus. His 19-year-old brother, Dzhokha, fled the shoot out and is on the run, reportedly having strapped explosives to his body. But President Ramzan Kadyrov, a former Chechen rebel himself, told US authorities that 'any attempt to draw a...
  • Kerry: US 'in a direct confrontation with evil'

    04/19/2013 11:03:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Kerry: US 'in a direct confrontation with evil' By Julian Pecquet - 04/19/13 11:39 AM ET The bombings in Boston have only strengthened President Obama's resolve to strengthen international cooperation against terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. “For this entire week, we've been in a direct confrontation with evil,” Kerry said. “President Obama has made this a critical component of his foreign policy, and obviously this just emphasizes that.” Kerry, a former senator of Massachusetts, made the remarks in a press conference alongside Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade after their bilateral meeting at the State Department. Kerry...
  • Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Conviction

    04/19/2013 10:56:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction and the other was granted American citizenship on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless could have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev but evidently didn’t feel he represented a big enough threat. Adding...
  • Dear Gang of Eight, you're going in the wrong direction

    04/19/2013 10:55:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    April 19, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    The horrific events of this week should convince even you. No, we do not need to loosen our borders or our immigration policies. We need to tighten security and closely control who we allow to enter the country. Obama and the idiot Democrats are succeeding in their primary goal of bring capitalism to its knees. They WANT America to fail. They want capitalism to fail. Obama is a constitution-hating Marxist and his supporters wish to completely eliminate the constitutional limits on government and usher in their socialist utopia. And they wish to remove our borders and allow all their comrades...
  • Bombing suspect on the run became US citizen last year on Sept. 11 (Pathway to Citizenship)

    04/19/2013 10:54:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/19/2013 | Jonathan Dienst and Erin McClam
    One became an American citizen last year on Sept. 11. The other was a boxer who once said: “I like the USA.” The two known suspects in the attack on the Boston Marathon — one killed, one on the loose — are brothers with a background in the separatist Russian republic of Chechnya, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The suspect at large early Friday was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, born in Kyrgyzstan, who became a naturalized American citizen on Sept. 11, 2012, according to documents obtained by NBC News. He had a Massachusetts driver’s license and was living in the...
  • Party pros: Mood for this year’s White House dinner not as festive (Mrs O's Oscar bomb?)

    04/19/2013 10:49:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 4/17/13 | Judy Kurtz
    The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — considered DC's glitziest and most buzzworthy event — appears to be a bit more low-key this year...absent some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Hollywood Reporter last year held star-studded affair with Google at the W Hotel, is also ducking out. A publicist tells us, “we aren’t doing anything this year.” “I don’t know if it’s toned down or not,” Hollywood on the Potomac editor Janet Donovan said of the mood in town, “but it feels that way.” Donovan pointed to the lack of Anthony Weiner-sized headlines as a possible reason, saying that “perhaps we...
  • (Video) Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI Newsroom

    04/19/2013 10:49:14 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 56 replies
    KLBJ Radio ^ | 4/19/2013 | Newsroom
    (Video) Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI Newsroom 4/19/2013 Sheriff's deputies have taken Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg into custody after a judge sentenced her to 45 days in jail for DWI. Lehmberg pleaded guilty to the charge Friday after she was arrested last weekend. She later issued a formal apology and said she would plead guilty to whatever charge the county prosecutor thought appropriate. She did not ask for a plea deal or any special treatment. Based on sentencing standards, it was not immediately clear how long she would actually spend in jail. Lehmberg said...
  • TSA Chief: Chechen Women With Explosive Bras Inspired U.S. Airport Pat Downs

    04/19/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/19/19 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in 2010 that his agency’s intrusive pat downs of U.S. air passengers was inspired by two Chechen women who were able to blow up two Russian airliners because "they had explosives in their bras and around their waists." In fact, a November 2005 report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security specifically stipulated that TSA’s pat down policy had been initiated in response to the in-air bombing of two Russian airliners by Chechen women who smuggled explosives in their clothing.
  • (Former Flordia US Rep.) Allen West: Can We Investigate Radical Islamic Terror Now?

    04/19/2013 10:41:56 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Former Florida Rep. Allen West issued a scathing statement on his Facebook page Friday, in response to the ongoing manhunt for one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. “Let me be very clear. The terrorist attack in Boston and evolving events indicate we have a domestic radical Islamic terror problem in America,” he wrote. “No more excuses. No more apologies. We are in a war of ideological wills and we shall prevail He also recounted previous congressional attempts to hold hearings on radical Islamism. “When Rep. Peter King attempted to have hearings on domestic terrorism, he was attacked...
  • Sec'y Kerry to speak at 2:00 PM. It just gets better (Live Thread)

    04/19/2013 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Toespi · 84 replies
    Is the chief of North Vietnam getting ready to spew more venom against the US?
  • Islam is the Ultimate Sleeper Cell

    04/19/2013 10:39:43 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | April 19, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sleeper? Every believer in Islam is potentially a sleeper, ready to undergo what the experts call “radicalization”. But radicalization is largely a misnomer. The proper term is religiosity...
  • Where is Waldo....er...um...Rubio?

    04/19/2013 10:38:06 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 18 replies
    04/18/2013 | Adam
    Has anyone seen or heard from Mr. Rubio (playing guitar below) since Monday morning? I wonder how that immigration reform will "play" now.....
  • Biden Vows Obama Will Use Executive Orders

    04/19/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 86 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | April 19, 2013
    They can’t pass gun control via Congress so they’re going the dictator route. This is not going to go over well. On a conference call with “stakeholders,” Biden told gun control advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a participant provided BuzzFeed with access. “Look I know you’re going to say that I’m just being an optimist and I’m trying to put a good face on this. But you know I’ve been around here a long time and we’ve already done, because of...