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  • FBI director faces grilling by House panel on Benghazi, data leaks (LIVE THREAD)

    06/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will question outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller on investigations of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings, and recent leaks of classified government information. Mueller was to undergo questioning by the committee on these and other issues in what will be his final appearance before the panel. His last day on the job is Sept. 4. The Justice Department revealed last month that it had secretly gathered emails of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and phone records of The Associated Press in an effort to crack...
  • Tsarnaev lawyers: Suspend jury selection over Paris attacks

    01/13/2015 4:28:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2015 6:52 PM EST | Denise Lavoie
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Tuesday to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because the recent terrorist attacks in France have again placed the marathon bombings “at the center of a grim global drama.” The lawyers said a delay would allow some time “for the extraordinary prejudice flowing from these events—and the comparison of those events to those at issue in this case—to diminish.” …
  • Robert Spencer at Real Clear Religion: We Could’ve Stopped the Boston Bombings

    04/15/2014 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In Real Clear Religion, I discuss why the FBI could have and should have stopped the Boston Marathon jihad bombings.
  • Report: US Knew About Tsarnaev Brothers Long Before Bombing

    03/26/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 3/26/2014, 11:19 AM | Tova Dvorin
    US officials knew about the potential danger of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to a soon-to-be-released Congressional report—but a spelling error led them to miss his frequent flights out to Dagestan for terror training. […] In March 2011, Russian intelligence agency FSB notified the FBI with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Tsarnaev family, which had emigrated to Massachusetts nearly ten years earlier. In the letter, FSB included contact information, with addresses and phone numbers, for many of the members of the Tsarnaev family, including Tamerlan and his mother, and warned that Tamerlan was gaining a reputation for associating...
  • Dad of Boston bomb suspect’s friend writes Obama

    12/30/2013 9:19:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2013 7:15 PM EST
    The father of a Chechen man shot to death by authorities in Florida while being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation has written to President Barack Obama asking for help finding out what happened. Abdulbaki Todashev wrote in a letter released Monday that son Ibragim Todashev knew dead marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, through boxing but had no connection to the bombing or any other crime. He said his son voluntarily went to an FBI office in Orlando to speak with agents four times before they showed up at his apartment on May 22....
  • Boston police Commissioner Ed Davis stepping down

    09/22/2013 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2013 5:58 PM EDT
    Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who led his department’s response to the Boston Marathon bombing, is stepping down, a department spokeswoman said Sunday. … The decision by Davis to step down is perhaps not surprising. Boston is poised to have a new mayor for the first time in two decades after Menino opted not to seek another term. …
  • F.B.I. Said to Find It Could Not Have Averted Boston Attack (o rly?)

    08/01/2013 9:29:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2013 | Michael S. Schmidt
    The F.B.I. has concluded that there was little its agents could have done to prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, according to law enforcement officials, rejecting criticism that it could have better monitored one of the suspects before the attack. That conclusion is based on several internal reviews that examined how the bureau handled a request from a Russian intelligence agency in 2011 to investigate whether one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had been radicalized during his time in the United States. … Members of Congress have contended that the F.B.I. should have done a more extensive investigation of Mr. Tsarnaev...

    06/13/2013 3:13:21 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 30 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 13, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert lit-up and clearly irked Obama FBI Director Robert Mueller, who testified under oath before the House Judiciary Committee today. Gohmert specifically focused on the FBI’s handling (i.e., mishandling) of the Boston Bombings. Below is a partial text of the heated exchange...
  • Boston Bombings Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Note In Boat He Hid In, Sources Say

    05/16/2013 10:16:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 16,2013 | CBS This Morning
    (CBS News) Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a note claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.
  • Tsarnaev's widow under new scrutiny as investigators find radical Islamist material on her computer

    05/06/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 39 replies ^ | 4 May 2013 | Yulia Shapolavova
    Investigators are ramping up their focus on Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect and alleged planner Tamerlan Tsarnaev after an inspection of her computer turned up radical Islamist material, law enforcement sources said. With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, alive and in custody, police are trying to determine what involvement, if any, Russell had in the plot to plant bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Russell’s attorney, Amato DeLuca, released a statement earlier this week saying his client was willing to provide “as much assistance to the investigation as she can.” The younger...
  • Funeral director: Bomber’s mom wants body buried in Russia

    05/06/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/6/13 | Laurel Sweet
    WORCESTER — The distraught mother of Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev wants his body sent home to Russia, the funeral director caring for the remains said today. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva called Peter A. Stefan “in tears” yesterday afternoon, said Stefan, whose Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlor has been seeking a Massachusetts cemetery that will accept Tsarnaev’s body since Friday. “The woman was in tears,” Stefan said. “She just said, ‘It would be nice if you could get him home.’ She’d love to have him back there, obviously. Regardless of what he did, she’s still his mother. What are you...
  • Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

    05/03/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 10:52 PM EDT | Dan Elliott
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that some people asked whether authorities had done enough to track the two suspects, both ethnic Chechens. “Is that profiling? Could be,” she said. “Is it something you just can't ignore? Maybe sometimes not.” …
  • Inconvenient Truths of the Boston Bombings

    05/02/2013 7:36:13 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 9 replies | May 2, 2013 | Charlie Leonard
    It is understandable that a lot of people were relieved when the government was quickly able to identify and locate the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings. And it is also understandable why some people might want to treat the surviving attacker as an “enemy combatant,” given his ostensible beliefs in — and potential ties to — militant Islam. But that doesn’t make any of it right or just — or permissible under our Constitution. It’s been said that the first casualty in war is the truth. And it’s also been said that sometimes the truth can be inconvenient. But...
  • Muslims In America: Sue Me If I Wrote This Wrong

    05/01/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT · by IChing · 43 replies ^ | 5/1/13 | Donald Joy
    This morning, a Muslim guy started an argument with me because he was upset after seeing the new bumper sticker I just put on my car a couple of days ago. The sticker says: ”You Can’t ‘COEXIST’ With People Who Want To Kill You.” I’m sure most readers are already familiar with those ‘COEXIST’ bumper stickers, which spell out the word using the symbols of the world’s major religions as letters. Liberals drive around with them on their cars. One of them got carjacked and almost killed by the murdering Muslim Borat bombers near Boston recently, barely escaping with his...
  • Two Kazakh men, one other, arrested for allegedly helping suspect after Boston Marathon bombings

    05/01/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05/01/2013 1:36 PM | John R. Ellement, Todd Wallack, Maria Sacchetti and Martin Finucane
    Two Kazakh men and a third man have been arrested by federal authorities in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, a law enforcement official familar with the case said this morning. The two men, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, came to America from the Central Asian nation to study at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was also enrolled. The law enforcement official did not release the name of the third person arrested. … The White House and law enforcement authorities have previously suggested that the Tsarnaevs may have acted alone without clear ties to foreign governments...
  • Ken Livingstone goes on Iranian TV to 'blame' the U.S. for the Boston bombings

    04/30/2013 4:58:09 PM PDT · by Third Person · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 30th, 2013 | Tara Brady
    Ken Livingstone did not 'directly blame' the U.S. for the Boston bombings, Labour insisted after Tory demands for him to be axed over controversial comments about terrorism. Mr Livingstone sparked controversy by suggesting the brothers who launched the attack on the city’s marathon acted 'out of anger and demand for revenge' over American foreign policy. US-born Conservative MP Brooks Newmark wrote to opposition leader Ed Miliband calling on him to condemn the remarks, made by the former London mayor on a phone-in on Iranian channel Press TV. He called for the Labour veteran to be removed from the party’s National...
  • Former London Mayor Blames The U.S. For Boston Bombing Attack

    04/30/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The former mayor of London took to Press TV, an Iranian state-run network, recently to express his disdain for the Bush White House and his assurance that the Boston Marathon bombings were brought upon the United States because of its injustices abroad.
  • Ron Paul: Police Manhunt For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Scarier Than Attack

    04/30/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack.
  • ‘Misha’ Speaks: An Interview with the Alleged Boston Bomber’s ‘Svengali’

    04/28/2013 7:08:45 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 35 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | April 28, 2013 | Christian Caryl
    Today I was able to meet “Misha,” whose real name is Mikhail Allakhverdov. Having been referred by a family in Boston that was close to the Tsarnaevs, I found Allakverdov at his home in Rhode Island, in a lower middle class neighborhood, where he lives in modest, tidy apartment with his elderly parents. He confirmed he was a convert to Islam and that he had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but he flatly denied any part in the bombings. “I wasn’t his teacher. If I had been his teacher, I would have made sure he never did anything like this,” Allakhverdov said....
  • Before Bombs, a Battered American Dream (It took 13 NYT reporters to write this nonsense...)

    04/27/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/27/13 | Deborah Sontag, Serge F. Kovaleski, David M. Herszenhorn and 10 others
    It was a blow the immigrant boxer could not withstand: After capturing his second consecutive title as the Golden Gloves heavyweight champion of New England in 2010, Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev, 23, was barred from the national Tournament of Champions because he was not a United States citizen.
  • Islamic Society of Boston tells members to contact ACLU

    04/25/2013 4:36:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    Poster distributed by a California chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR"We have been informed that the FBI may be starting to question some of the community members about the two suspects. Insha'Allah we want to help as much as we can, but of course not put ourselves at risk either." This unsigned email from the ISB could have told members to cooperate fully. Instead, it fosters the victim mindset by telling them to contact the ACLU and lawyer up. Why? What do they have to hide? Innocent people should be able to talk to investigators without any problem. "EMAIL: Islamic Society of...
  • The Problem Isn’t Just Illegal Immigration, It’s Legal Immigration, Too

    04/25/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/24/2013
    The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are. On CNN's "State of the Union" last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America -- one of whom the FBI cleared even after being tipped off by Russia -- was to announce: "The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed." Track him? How about not admitting him as an immigrant? As if it's a defense, we're told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (of the Back Bay Tsarnaevs) were disaffected "losers"...
  • FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Suspect Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 114 replies
    The Blaze and Fox ^ | 4/22/2013 | Blaze
    Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked” to see a magistrate “waltz into” the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and read him his Miranda rights. So why were they shocked? According to Kelly, the FBI was under the understanding that they would get much more time with Tsarnaev under the “public safety exemption” before he was read his rights. Adding to the shock: the...
  • Nothing Like Armed Terrorists In A State That Loves Gun Control

    04/25/2013 6:50:07 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 21 replies
    Freedom Outpost | Apr. 25, 2013 | Tim Brown
    It is reported that two of the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing were in possession of 2 handguns and an “M4 carbine” and yet they were both residents of Massachusetts, a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. On top of that we can look to the laws that Massachusetts legislators have imposed upon its citizens and see how difficult it is for law abiding citizens in Massachusetts to legally obtain firearms. Now if you are a liberal or some other form of Socialist, Communist or Utopian you would think this makes the state...
  • A Tribal War in Boston

    04/23/2013 9:48:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, April 22, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, April 22, 2013 A Tribal War in Boston Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 10 Comments Terrorism, like urban crime, is one of those things that you're not supposed to think about too much. It's fine to talk about your emotions after a bombing or a mugging. You can even share stories and eventually learn to laugh about it. What you cannot do is talk about where it comes from except in the vaguest terms of social conditions. Like pollution from industry or corruption from government, it's one of those toxic spinoffs of our modern society....
  • White House: Boston Bombing Suspect Won’t Be Charged as ‘Enemy Combatant’

    04/22/2013 12:15:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 22, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    heBlaze’s Jon Seidl and Becket Adams contributed to this report. The White House has announced how it plans to deal with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, the 19-year-old alleged terrorist “will not be treated as an enemy combatant.” The government’s official complaint was also released today (embedded below). “We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilians system of justice,” Carney told reporters. ”Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions.” The information was announced this afternoon, just one week after the horrific terror attack...
  • The Tsarnaev Brothers and the Islamic Society of Boston

    04/21/2013 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Katechon · 47 replies
    In-Extremis | April 20, 2013 | Katechon
    The Boston marathon jihad bombing (Monday, April 15, 2013) Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarneev, minutes before the bombing. Both brothers are muslims. According to the Boston Globe, Dzhokhar attended the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), in Cambridge.
  • Inquiry Shifts to Suspect’s Russian Trip [FBI never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned ]

    04/20/2013 7:47:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 20 2013
    With one suspect dead and the other captured and lying grievously wounded in a hospital, the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings turned on Saturday to questions about the men’s motives, and to the significance of an overseas trip one of them took last year. Federal investigators are hurrying to review a visit that one of the suspected bombers made to Chechnya and Dagestan, predominantly Muslim republics in the north Caucasus region of Russia. Both have active militant separatist movements. Members of Congress expressed concern about the F.B.I.’s handling of a request from Russia before the trip to examine the...
  • "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Innocent" Group Created on Facebook, Already Has Over Half a Thousand Members

    04/20/2013 11:50:12 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/20/13 | Aurelius
    Overwhelming evidence is no match for stupidity. Hot on the heels of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arrest last night, the Facebook group "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Innocent" was quickly formed. As of writing this article, the group has over 700 members. Why anyone would create a group like this can only be speculated upon. The only thing written in the description of the group is, "this is a set up!" Additionally, the group is claiming that the Boston Bombings themselves never occurred, and that some sort of government entity killed innocent people, while staging the explosions, with thousands of operatives (pretending to be...
  • FlashBack: Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?

    04/19/2013 9:33:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies ^ | September 10, 2012 | Marc A. Thiessen,
    President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It turns out that more than half the time, the commander in chief does not attend his daily intelligence meeting.
  • Bare Bones Conspiracy Theorist's Boston Bomb & Lockdown Synopsis [Vanity]

    04/19/2013 5:10:37 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 21 replies
    Vanity | 4/19/2013 | Self
    I don't have time to speculate much about detailed investigative facts about the Boston Bomb & Lockdown at this time. Just postulating a few basic points for those interested. IMHO... Today's exercise is part of a very simple, long-term strategy, that has been in place for a long time at a very high level. The planning and execution of individual attacks is accomplished by organizations detached from the high-level strategists. The strategy is partly geared towards several target groups, in particular conservatives, christians who have not bought into globalism and gun owners. Part of the goal is to marginalize these...

    04/19/2013 4:53:36 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
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  • 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...
  • House Minority Whip Blames Boston Marathon Bombings on Sequester [ He just provided the motive ]

    04/16/2013 1:45:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies ^ | April 16 2013 | Tony Lee
    At a Tuesday press conference, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) politicized the Boston Marathon bombings by blaming Monday's tragedy on the sequester, saying the bombings were "proof" that some of the sequester cuts were "irrational." Hoyer is the House Minority Whip and second-ranking Democrat in leadership.
  • CNN Analyst Peter Bergen: Bombings in Boston Were 'Likely Right-Wingers'

    04/15/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 98 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/15/13 | Aurelius
    On CNN, Peter Bergen stated that the terrorist bombings in Boston was "likely right-wing" extremists. Here's the quote: "One of the things that I'd be looking at, once the device, if it is a device, is found, what kind of explosives were used. If it, for instance, if it was hydrogen peroxide, sort of a signature of al Qaeda. If it was more conventional explosives, which are much harder to get hold of now, it might be some other kind of right wing extremists... "We've also seen other extremist groups, right wing groups, attacking, for instance, trying to attack the...