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  • New stealth bomber's cost is under the radar

    07/05/2016 2:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | July 5, 2016 | Zachary Cohen, CNN
    Secrecy is the linchpin of a stealth aircraft's ability to carry out strikes deep within enemy territory, but when it comes to the tax dollars that are going to be spent on the U.S. Air Force's new B-21 bomber, some members of Congress say it is time pull the curtain back. The Air Force said it has no plans to publicly disclose the cost estimate for the aircraft touted as the "backbone" of the U.S.'s future strike and deterrence capabilities, arguing it would reveal too much information to potential adversaries and compromise a classified program. That's infuriated some lawmakers, including...
  • British Sniper Takes Out Two ISIS Bombers With One Shot, Saving Hundreds Of Lives

    06/20/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process. The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesn’t end there. The bullet passed through the driver’s head and also hit his accomplice in the neck — an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
  • B-21 Comes with a Stealth Final Price Tag

    04/08/2016 12:09:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Project On Government Oversight ^ | April 7, 2016 | Scott H. Amey
    The recently announced Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B or B-21) is moving forward with one hidden feature that doesn’t make a lot of sense—its actual price tag. Despite requests by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), the Air Force has decided against releasing the final contract value to taxpayers and it stands by its decision only to release estimates. Unfortunately, with a cost plus contract, the widely varied estimates that have already been publically released, and the Department of Defense’s long history of drastically underestimating final program costs, Chairman McCain is right to ask the Air Force to...
  • Why Isn’t China Building a New Bomber?

    04/01/2016 6:21:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 1, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Why Isn’t China Building a New Bomber? AVIATIONCHINA April 1, 2016 Dave Majumdar 0 The National Interest32 China is developing two new stealth fighters, stealthy unmanned aircraft, new cruise and ballistic missiles; however, Beijing thus far has not attempted to develop a new bomber. Instead, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force relies on the upgraded Xian H-6K — a derivative of the antiquated Soviet Tu-16 Badger — which is armed with a host of cruise missiles. But given the size of the Pacific and the ranges both American and Chinese aircraft would have to fly over in the event of...
  • ISIS reportedly planning 'spectacular' attacks against the West using sophisticated weapons

    01/07/2016 9:00:37 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/7/2016 | Carol Brown
    The Islamic State is developing sophisticated weapons capabilities. And it should send a chill down anyone's spine. Sky News reports, via exclusive video footage, on weapons development at a "jihadi university" that exceeds anything the West thought possible. (So much for our imagination.) Major Chris Hunter, a former special forces bomb technician, writes that the Islamic State is moving closer to being able to attack commercial aviation and that it possesses weapons expertise that eclipses anything any terror group has ever achieved.
  • Friend who gave Boston Marathon bombers gun sentenced to time served

    12/23/2015 3:28:58 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 22, 2015
    Prosecutors: Gun used to kill Officer Sean Collier . A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer was sentenced Tuesday to the 17 months he has already served and apologized, saying his actions were "dumb." I was young, dumb, and thought I could outsmart everyone," 22-year-old Stephen Silva told a judge in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty to gun and heroin distribution charges last year.
  • Database tracking the enemy?

    11/20/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    November 20, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    You mean we don't already have a database tracking subversive enemy infiltrators and radical terrorists, sleeper cells, suspicious mosques and muslims, etc? If not, why not? Islam is the enemy. They are at war against us and against all western nations. Someone had better wake the hell up!
  • Cruz Disagrees With Trump on Muslim Registry

    11/20/2015 9:26:47 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 257 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 11/20/2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz on Friday put a bit of distance between himself and arguably his closest ally in the presidential race: Donald Trump. Kicking off a two-day swing through Iowa, the U.S. senator from Texas was asked about Trump's apparent openness Thursday to a national registry of American Muslims in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks. "I'm a big fan of Donald Trump's, but not a fan of government registries of American citizens," Cruz told reporters before a town hall at Briar Cliff University. The "First Amendment protects religious liberty." Asked Thursday by NBC News if he wanted to...
  • The Backfire Bomber Is Russia’s ‘Carrier Killer’

    11/20/2015 6:21:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dave Majumdar
    The Russian air force conducted another massive strategic bomber raid on Daesh targets in Syria yesterday. As before, the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95MS bombers played a prominent role, however, the supersonic Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers conducted the majority of the attacks. “A squadron of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers made airstrikes against six ISIS facilities in the provinces of Raqqah and Deir Ezzor. They engaged depots with weapons and ammunition, mass concentrations of military hardware, training camps and workshops producing explosives,” reads a statement from the Russian defense ministry.
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • US Flies [Nuclear Capable] B-52 Bombers Near Disputed Islands Claimed By China

    11/12/2015 3:01:36 PM PST · by Southack · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/15 | Kristina Wong
    The United States flew two B-52 bombers over the weekend near man-made islands constructed by China in the South China Sea, a U.S. official told The Hill, in a clear challenge to China's territorial claims to the area. The bombers made one pass within 12 nautical miles of the islands...
  • RUSSIA to send 95,000 troops, 170 bombers and 700 tanks to Syria (Iran TV Reports)

    09/23/2015 7:42:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/23/15
    RUSSIA to send 95,000 troops, 170 bombers and 700 tanks to Syria to crush anti-Assad opposition - Official Iran TV reports.
  • RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Blackjack bombers

    09/11/2015 12:17:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2015 | Ben Farmer
    RAF Typhoon fighters have scrambled to intercept Russian long-range bombers flying north of the UK. The incident on Thursday saw jets from RAF Lossiemouth called to the 'Blackjack' bombers flying in international airspace near the UK. Britain has repeatedly called such flights dangerous and provocative because the Russian military aircraft refuse to identify themselves to air traffic controllers.
  • Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast

    07/22/2015 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/22/15 | Bill Gertz
    Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said. “Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day,” a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber crew member stated over the emergency aircraft channel. Defense officials and the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command said this week that two U.S. F-15 jets intercepted the Russian bombers on July 4 as they flew as close...
  • US official: Russian bombers threaten commercial air safety

    06/19/2015 7:08:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 9:48 AM EDT
    A senior U.S. Air Force officer says Russian bombers’ increasing probes of skies near Europe pose a risk to commercial air safety. Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson said Friday that Russian bombers are not following international norms when flying near Britain, the Baltics or Scandinavia. He said Russian bombers that have approached European airspace as tensions have risen in the last year are not filing flight plans, using their transponders or communicating with air traffic controllers. …
  • Boston jihadis apparently originally planned to behead Pamela Geller

    06/03/2015 2:45:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/3/15 | Robert Spencer
    UPDATE: Apparently the “person outside Massachusetts” they were targeting was Pamela Geller; CNN called her for comment on it. Will the media elites begin to call for her protection and the defense of the freedom of speech? ———- This report doesn’t say who they had in mind, but they do seem to have had someone specific. Hmmmm…who on earth could it be? In any case, they ultimately decided to attack local police instead. So many “provocations,” so little time! “Everett man charged in alleged plot to ‘behead’ police,” by Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss, Boston Herald, June 3, 2015: A...
  • ISIS fighters complain of favoritism in picking suicide bombers

    05/31/2015 10:17:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    digitaljournal.com ^ | 5/29/2014 | Kesavan Unnikrishnan
    The existence of a long waiting list for potential suicide bombers was revealed in a recent ISIS guidebook published online telling potential suicide bombers to be patient after their training period, as they’d have to deal with a long waiting list. As a result, militants are forced to spend months waiting for a suicide mission and are getting killed in battle — considered to be a less noble way to die. Kamil Abu Sultan ad-Daghestani, a pro-Islamic State preacher from Dagestan, Russia, made the accusations in a recent post on the Russian language jihadi website Qonah claiming that rich Saudi...
  • Russia Boosts Arms, Training for Leftist Latin Militaries

    02/20/2015 6:54:15 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    Russia agreed to provide military training for three leftist regimes in Latin America and increase military visits and exercises following a visit last week to the region by Moscow’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, Pentagon officials said. Shoygu met with defense and military leaders in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and signed several agreements on warship visits and military training during the visit, which ran from Feb. 11 to 14. It is not clear whether any new arms deals were completed during the visit. Defense officials said the Russian leader is seeking bases in the region for strategic bomber flights that Shoygu...
  • ‘Putin is watching us’: MPs warn Cameron the military cannot cope with more defense cuts after…

    02/19/2015 12:28:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:03 EST, 19 February 2015 | Tom McTague and Richard Spillett
    David Cameron has been warned that Britain cannot afford any more defense cuts in the wake of the growing threat posed by Vladimir Putin—despite claiming the UK military is strong enough to fend off Russian aggression. The Conservative chair of the Defense Select Committee, Rory Stewart, said Mr. Putin was watching to see if Britain was going soft on defense. He said Britain’s military could not stand another round of defense cuts after the election. Mr. Stewart’s stark warning comes after RAF fighters were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Cornwall yesterday. A...
  • RUSSIAN BOMBER OVER CHANNEL WAS CARRYING NUKES

    02/01/2015 4:40:26 PM PST · by LSUfan · 46 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 1 Feb 15 | AB Sanderson
    Tensions between Russia and the UK have heightened after it was revealed that the Russian bomber intercepted by RAF fighter jets was carrying a nuclear missile designed to destroy Trident submarines. The TU-95 aircraft were spotted on long range radar flying down from Scotland towards the English Channel, where they were close to entering British airspace, the Sunday Express report. >Ministry of Defence sources revealed the ‘seek and find’ nuclear warhead missile which can destroy the British Vanguard submarines which form the country’s nuclear deterrent.
  • Intelligence Community concerned about Cuba

    12/20/2014 8:39:33 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 20, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    One of the spins used to justify Obama’s move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba is that it may deny Russia a place to land its bombers. Last May Russia and Cuba signed a memorandum establishing a joint working group between Russia’s Security Council and the Cuban Commission for National Security and Defense. The agreement would allow the Russians to conduct strategic nuclear bomber flights over the Gulf of Mexico from bases located in Cuba and Venezuela, Russian Officials held discussions with both countries about the use of airfields to forward base nuclear capable TU-95 Bear H bombers in their...
  • Russia invades portuguese air space with strategic bombers 2nd time in 2 days

    11/01/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 30 replies
    Portuguese Air Force, Liveleak ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    Two F16 aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force (PAF) went out on a mission of air defense of the airspace of national responsibility on the 29th of October. During the morning of Wednesday, the Air Defense System of two unidentified FA detected in north-west Portugal and south direction, flying high, fast and no communications with Air Traffic Control aircraft. The Center for Reporting and Control of PAF reported immediately to the NATO military structure on which, it was decided to activate the pair of F16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on alert at Monte Real Air Base to intercept and identify aircraft....
  • Back on the bombing run: One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute

    08/30/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 30, 2014 | Carol Driver
    Back on the bombing run: One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Boys who never returned with flight on the route thousands of sorties took to target the Nazis MailOnline was granted exclusive access to film while flying alongside the Canadian Lancaster bomber Stunning footage shows the iconic aircraft soaring above the UK in what will be one of its final ever flights Video was shot while flying in a small aircraft just feet away from the world's second only airworthy Lancaster
  • Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 Days

    08/07/2014 9:11:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones

    08/07/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast

    05/05/2014 8:39:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/14 | Chriss W. Street
    The Associated Press reported Monday that Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander of United States Air Forces in the Pacific, acknowledged a significant increase in the activities by Russian long-range strategic aircraft flying along the California coast. There was no comment about whether the aircraft were nuclear capable, but it has not been since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s that Russian patrols have skirted the West Coast and California. Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle is the Commander of Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl...
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. “We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places,” ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when...
  • Rare image of a B-2 stealth bomber and its (MOP) bunker buster bomb (Pic at link)

    10/29/2013 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | October 28, 2013 | By David Cenciotti
    Even if B-52s have been used to test it, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory currently capable to carry and release the heaviest U.S. bomb, the 30,000-lb GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). The heavy GBU-57 is a 20-foot long GPS-guided bomb believed to be able to penetrate 200 feet of concrete before exploding, thus being capable to hit and destroy deeply buried targets. Like bunkers in Iran, Syria or North Korea…. There are not many images showing the GBU-57 and even less show the MOP next to its intended platform. ....
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sunday’s attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sunday’s bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Some Disturbing Facts About America's Dwindling Bomber Force

    09/21/2013 2:04:31 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8-16-2013
    One of the most distinctive features of U.S. military power is the Air Force’s fleet of heavy bombers. .... However, after 80 years of steadily developing better bombers — basically, since it entered World War One — the U.S. ceased spending money on new long-range strike aircraft following the collapse of the Soviet Union. There aren’t many bombers left. All of the bombers are old. No new bomber is waiting in the wings.
  • Feds block UMass from releasing alleged bomber's records

    05/08/2013 10:42:36 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 5/8/13 | John Zaremba, Chris Cassidy, Joe Dwinell
    Federal education officials today told UMass Dartmouth they cannot release academic and financial records of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to a letter received by the Herald. "From the limited information you provided, it appears that the academic and financial records that have been requested would be protected by FERPA, and that the University may not release them without the consent of the student," wrote Dale King, director of the Family Policy Compliance Office for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Motion: Release man accused of lying after blasts

    05/06/2013 10:07:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 6, 2013 | Denise Lavoie
    Robel Phillipos, 19, was charged last week with lying to investigators looking into the April 15 bombings. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted. Both sides said in the court motion that they agree to allow Phillipos to be released under strict conditions, including home confinement and monitoring with an electronic bracelet, along with a $100,000 bond.
  • Canadian jihadist’s disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the “good deeds” they were doing would absolve them of “700 sins” committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • Benefits for family of bombing suspects likely exceeded $100k

    04/29/2013 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 22 replies
    WCRB ^ | 4/29/2013 | By Janet Wu
    BOSTON —State lawmakers have launched an investigation into whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings improperly received public benefits. The House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight is reviewing hundreds of documents collected from state agencies that may have provided benefits to the suspects or their families since 2002. Sources who have seen the 500 pages of documents sent to the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight told News Center 5’s Janet Wu that the Tsarnaev family -- including the parents of the two bombing suspects, the two suspects themselves, their sisters, the widow of the suspect killed...
  • FBI closing in on 'Misha': Agents identify mysterious .. radicalizing the Boston bombers

    04/28/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 27 April 2013 | James Nye and David Mccormack
    The FBI has revealed that they now know the identity of the American known as Misha who helped radicalize the Boston bombing suspects. Family members of dead bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have described Misha as the guiding influence in the elder bomber developing radicalized views. Speculation as to who Misha is has varied wildly in the past week, with some suggesting he is the mastermind behind the marathon bombings while others believe he could be a Russian spy - sent to identify and keep tabs on young men like Tamerlan who are at risk of turning to militant Islam. To date...
  • Two pals pictured in Times Square with Boston Bomber

    04/26/2013 10:57:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25, 2013 | Larry McShane
    Both Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev were UMass Dartmouth students originally from Kazakhstan. Terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would hang out at the their New Bedford, Mass. apartment frequently and may have stayed with them on the night of the bombing and the following night. The friends raised hackles by cruising around a BMW with a "TERRORISTA #1” vanity plate, one of their fathers confirmed.
  • Found it on Facebook — wisdom distilled to poster size (Islam, Welfare, and Gun Control)

    04/25/2013 12:53:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | Bookworm
    I found two good posters on Facebook today:
  • Boston bombing suspects planned Times Square blasts, NYC mayor says

    04/25/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2013 | Ben Brumfield and Josh Levs
    The surviving suspect in the Boston bombings has told investigators that he and his brother planned to bomb Times Square, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday. "Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of targets," Bloomberg said. The two came up with the plan spontaneously after the Boston bombing, as the talked in an SUV they hijacked, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev initially told investigators that he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had talked about going to New...
  • Boston Bombing Suspect Silent After Miranda Warning

    04/25/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT · by forty_years · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 25, 2013 | CBSNewYork/AP
    <p>BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks but did so before he was advised of his constitutional right to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, U.S. officials said Wednesday.</p>
  • Boston Bombers were on Welfare, and They Were Far From Alone

    04/24/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 24, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    We actually have two major welfare stories today. The first is about the Boston bombers, who, it turns out were among those immigrants we’re always chided not to notice: They were on welfare. As good Americans we’re supposed to pretend that immigrants (I’m married to a legal immigrant, by the way, so no, Grover Norquist, I’m not “anti-immigrant”) don’t come here to get on welfare. Even though millions of immigrants do come here, legally or otherwise, and then get on welfare. Like the Tsarnaevs. Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was...
  • Boston Bomber Exposes Islamist Secret

    04/24/2013 12:12:41 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 21 replies
    Now he's in trouble. It is one thing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be seen on security camera videos placing one of the bombs that killed three people at last week's Boston Marathon. But now he's really crossed a line. Tsarnaev is telling investigators he and his brother were motivated by religion to plot their carnage, media reports citing anonymous federal sources say. Radical Islam. It's a label banned by the Obama administration. National Islamist groups say it doesn't belong in conversations about terrorism. Tsarnaev didn't get the memo. Recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, Dzhokhar told investigators from his hospital bed...
  • Video: Keith Ellison says Boston bombers ‘probably’ motivated by politics, not Islam

    04/23/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | 4/23/13 | Shoebat Foundation
    During an appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress attempted to pin the motivations of the Boston marathon bombers on politics, not religion. In so doing, Ellison quite knowingly (because he is a devout Muslim) put forth a faulty premise that Islam is separate from politics. They are inseparable and Ellison knows this. It’s Islam 101. Abul Ala Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamic fundamentalist political party, wrote about this very thing in an article entitled, Essential Features of the Islamic Political System.
  • Officials: Boston bomb suspect read jihadist sites

    04/23/2013 2:10:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2013 | Denise Lavoie and Eileen Sullivan
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were motivated by an anti-American, radical version of Islam. ---snip--- On Tuesday, two officials said the older brother frequently looked at extremist sites, including Inspire magazine, an English-language online publication produced by al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate. The magazine has endorsed lone-wolf terror attacks....
  • Boston, My Old Home Town & My Two Cents

    04/23/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 8 replies
    Self | Apr 23 2013 | Iceflyer
    Boston… My old home town. I was born there, St. Elizabeth’s hospital in August of 66. First lived in West Newton and remember childhood days there on Warren Ave. Many good years there riding my bike, going to my grandmother’s home, visiting neighbors…I loved it. A few years later we moved to Framingham. Not too far away but too far to go by myself to my grandmothers in Newton until I was a teenager and able to. I remember riding my bike to Newton many times then riding the ‘T’ into Boston and going all over that city on buses...
  • Feinstein: Nah, You Don't Need an AR-15 if a Bombing Terrorist is Roaming Your Neighborhood

    04/23/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/23/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week when Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was running from police through neighborhoods where families live, I tweeted the following:
  • Dershowitz: Not Mirandizing Tsarnaev, feds might've blown death penalty; Update: Tsarnaev Mirandized

    04/22/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    His logic’s straightforward. It’s easy to prove that Tsarnaev did the deed but in order to prove that he’s a “terrorist” and therefore eligible for the death penalty, you have to also prove that his intent was to terrorize the population. And the only hard evidence of that might be his own statements — which will be inadmissible if a judge rules that the feds the “public safety” exception to Miranda doesn’t apply in this case. I must be missing something, though, because as I read the statute, I don’t see where the feds need to prove any specific terroristic...
  • Bombers' Uncle Does More for American Muslims Than Progressive Talking Heads Ever Could

    04/22/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    News cameras got a chance to catch up with the Boston Marathon bombers' uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, in an incredible interview that can be found here. The first thing that we notice is that he looks as we Americans feel -- shaken and angry. He begins the interview by expressing condolences for those murdered and injured in the attacks. "I've been following this from day one, but would have never ever imagined that somehow, the children of my brother would be associated with that. ... This family does not know how to share their grief with the real victims" (emphasis implied)....
  • Boston Bombers Had Illegal Guns But Legal Pressure Cookers Gun Permits

    04/22/2013 8:50:04 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 21 replies
    Political Outreach ^ | April 22, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    The two alleged bombers killed and maimed people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon using devices that contained legal substances. The criminality of the bombing was in the act not in the materials used. All the gun laws in the world, including confiscation, will not stop some people from getting and using guns and using them in an illegal way. In fact, it won’t stop them from using any means to kill if they really want to.
  • Change.org hosts petition claiming Boston bombing suspects ‘wrongfully accused’

    04/21/2013 11:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    The online activism organization Change.org currently hosts a petition to President Obama asking him to guarantee “wrongfully accused” Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a “fair trial,” citing a lack of evidence to condemn Tsarnaev. Change.org, which receives funding from groups including Amnesty International and the Humane Society, features a petition entitled, “Petition to guarantee Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the right to a fair trial,” created by Anita Temisheva of Chicago, Illinois. The petition has already netted more than 2,000 signatures. “We believe that within the chaos caused by the Boston Marathon explosion, two young men were wrongfully accused of something they...
  • Caught just in time: 'Bombers about to plant MORE devices, plot spoiled by release of CCTV photos'

    04/21/2013 8:46:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2013 | Snejana Farberov, Mail Staff and James Nye
    The Boston bombers were planning more attacks across the city and were already building the bombs to do this says the city's police commissioner Ed Davis. Davis says it's his belief that 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan 'were going to attack other individuals' — and Davis says that's based on the evidence at the scene and the cache of weapons the brothers had at their disposal. However, Davis claims releasing photos of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects 'forced them out of their hideout' and spurred them into Thursday and Friday's deadly night time car chaos and...