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  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Radical files found on computer belonging to wife of Boston bomber

    05/04/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2013 | M.L. NESTEL and DAN MacLEOD
    <p>Radical Islamic materials and an al Qaeda magazine were found on the computer of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow — and there was explosive residue throughout their house, it was revealed yesterday.</p> <p>The files found on Katherine Russell’s hard drive are part of an investigation into whether the woman — who claimed to be in the dark on her husband’s terrorist activities — was aware of his plan to set off the two bombs, The Washington Post reported.</p>
  • Boston Bombing Suspects Planned Fourth of July Attacks, Source Says

    05/02/2013 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/2/13 | ERIC SCHMITT, MARK MAZZETTI, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told F.B.I. interrogators that, as he and his brother plotted their deadly assault, they considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July, according to two law enforcement officials. But the suspect,Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, told investigators that he and his brother,Tamerlan, 26, who was killed in a shootout with the police, ultimately decided to use pressure-cooker bombs and other homemade explosive devices, the officials said. The brothers finished building the bombs in Tamerlan’s apartment in Cambridge, Mass., faster than they anticipated, and so decided to accelerate their attack to...
  • CBS: Tsarnaev laptop recovered

    05/02/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on May 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The missing laptop in the Boston Marathon bombing has been found, according to CBS and WTOP. Authorities hope that the laptop might provide clues to any other accomplices, or at the least to the pattern of radicalization that led to the bombing: Investigators found the bag last week in a New Bedford landfill,CBS News’ Elaine Quijano reported. Sources tell CBS News the laptop has also been recovered.So far, there’s no evidence the three had knowledge of the Boston plot in advance. However, one of them did say that about a month before the attack Dzhokhar Tsarnaev casually mentioned he knew...
  • 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...
  • Laptop could contain important Boston bombing clues ("Alleged" Boston Terrorist's computer found)

    05/02/2013 6:31:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-FM ^ | May 2, 2013 | Mitch Miller
    A laptop tied to the Boston bombing suspects has been recovered and could provide important clues as authorities look into how the suspects were radicalized. Pete Williams, NBC justice correspondent, says the FBI has the laptop, although investigators have not spoken publicly about the computer. Both Williams and Bryan Bender, national security correspondent for the Boston Globe, spoke with WTOP on Thursday about the latest developments in the investigation. "The laptop could be critical in learning how they became radicalized and how they learned to make the bombs," Bender says. "(Investigators believe the suspects) became more religious, they became more...
  • Details: Boston PD: 3 more arrested in Boston Marathon bombing; Update: Harboring?.....

    05/01/2013 2:57:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:13 am on May 1, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Nothing more than a tweet from the Boston Police Department;s official account, but that’s spreading like wildfire on Twitter — for understandable reasons: This makes it seem as though Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev weren’t self-radicalized lone wolves after all.  We’ll update as more information becomes available.Update: It’s no hack on the Twitter account, either. We’ll see what the BPD has to say next….Update: CBS Boston has this report, which doesn’t go much farther than the tweet: Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into custody in Boston Marathon bombings investigation.Their names have not been released.  Police said more...
  • Too Weak to Surrender Obama promises terrorists he'll try hard to meet their demands.

    05/01/2013 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 15 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 050113 | JAMES TARANTO
    The World's Greatest Orator appeared before the press yesterday, and here are some highlights of his remarks: "This is hard stuff. . . . Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly. I think it's a little--as Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. . . . Right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill. . . . You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there [in Congress] have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. That's their job. ....
  • Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody

    05/01/2013 8:24:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 241 replies
    Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News National Affairs Reporter By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 10 mins ago Boston police have three additional suspects in custody in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, the department announced Tuesday. A spokeswoman at the Boston police department directed all questions on the suspects to the FBI, which has yet to disclose their identities.
  • 'What I was doing was trying to save myself:' Boston carjack victim speaks out in first televised in

    04/30/2013 10:49:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:02 EST, 30 April 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The man whose car was hijacked by the Boston marathon bombers broke his silence in his first televised interview on Tuesday. Danny, a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur, reveals his harrowing encounter when he life hung in the balance in his nearly two hour drive with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarneav. The man, who is keeping his identify concealed and had his voice altered for the on-air interview, downplayed his brave reaction and said he only though about 'trying to save myself.'Scroll down for video.
  • BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev....

    04/30/2013 9:05:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 289 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2013 | By DAVID MARTOSKO and THE AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and maimed hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document. The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen. Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December 2011, when he hoped to...
  • UK DAILY MAIL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected....

    04/30/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 193 replies
    Drudge ^ | 4/30/2012 | Drudge
    BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011... Developing...
  • Chechen ‘clean skins’ link to bombing rings US alarm bells

    04/29/2013 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | Last updated at 3:34PM, April 19 2013 | Michael Evans Pentagon Correspondent
    The apparent Chechen connection to the Boston Marathon bombings rang alarm bells within the vast US intelligence community. Chechnya has been a breeding ground for terrorism for years but it’s the first time Chechens are suspected of carrying out a successful terrorist attack in America or in the West. *******************************subscribtion required for full article***********************************
  • Female DNA found on at least one bomb used in Boston Marathon attacks: report

    04/29/2013 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Female DNA has been found on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, according to a new report. But it isn’t clear if that means a woman helped suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carry out the attacks. U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal there could be several explanations for the DNA, including that it could have come from a store clerk who handled the materials the two brothers allegedly used in the bombings. A stray hair that landed on one of the explosives could also explain the DNA finding.
  • Video: Russian raid connected to Tsarnaev case?

    04/29/2013 11:00:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 8:01 am on April 29, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The timing certainly looks … intriguing. On Sunday morning, Russian forces raided the compound of an Islamist network once run by Abu Dujan in the Caucasus — a leader whose videos were in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube page. The raid killed the brother of the current leader: It could also be a coincidence. Nick Paton Walsh reports for CNN that the Russians have been conducting these raids for months in an effort to tamp down Islamist activities in the Caucasus. The Russians aren’t drawing a connection between the two cases, at least not publicly. However, Abu Dujan’s network operated in Dagestan...
  • Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev

    04/28/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2013 | SCOTT SHANE
    The Russian warning to the United States government in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, was based on two intercepted telephone calls discussing jihad, both involving his mother, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. The Russian authorities informed the F.B.I. in March 2011 that Mr. Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in the United States for about a decade, had changed drastically, had adopted extremist views and planned to travel to Russia to meet with underground groups. The F.B.I. sent agents to interview Mr. Tsarnaev and his...
  • Report: Feds still looking at “persons of interest” in U.S. possibly connected to Boston bombings

    04/29/2013 9:55:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 11:21 am on April 29, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Is this a reference to mystery-man “Misha”? To Tsarnaev’s wife, who allegedly seemed not as surprised by what happened as she should have been? To some as-yet unnamed figure who showed these two degenerates how to build something a little more advanced than Al Qaeda’s magazine described? Or to someone else? Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) told ABC News on Sunday that the FBI is investigating “persons of interest” inside the United States connected to the Boston bombing.“There are persons of interest in the United States,” said Ruppersberger, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. “We’re looking at phone calls...
  • 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...
  • How carjacking victim of Boston bombers left his iPhone in his Mercedes...to track them...

    04/28/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 09:23 EST, 27 April 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title:*********************************************************************How carjacking victim of Boston bombers left his iPhone in his Mercedes so police could track them and thwart their plans to drive to New York ******************************************** FBI officials released surveillance video of suspected bombers on April 18 Hours later Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hijacked a Mercedes'Danny,' the car's owner says the men discussed traveling to NYC Officials have confirmed the Tsarnaevs were carrying a pressure cooker device and 5 pipe-bombs to detonate in Times Square Driver managed to escape when the brothers refilled on gasDanny says he left his iPhone in the Mercedes so police could track the...
  • FBI: Tsarnaev bombs showed “additional training or expertise”

    04/27/2013 9:53:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on April 27, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The media theory over the last several days about the Boston Marathon bombing is that the pressure-cooker design came straight off the Internet and didn’t require any specific training.  That assumption ignores a couple of key points even if the bomb design matched those readily available on jihadi websites, such as practice and testing, of which so far the FBI has found no evidence in the US.  Second, any deviation from those designs would entirely negate that kind of “lone wolf” scenario — and according to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI now believes that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had to have...
  • As expected: Tsarnaevs discussed bombing Times Square, sources say

    04/27/2013 9:45:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on April 25, 2013 | Allahpundit
    So this is what Dzhokhar meant when he said they were headed to Manhattan to “party.” The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has told investigators that he and his brother discussed detonating the rest of their explosives in Times Square, senior law enforcement officials told NBC News on Thursday.The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, initially told investigators that they planned to go to New York to party after the Boston attack, one source said. The New York police commissioner also gave this account Wednesday.Under subsequent questioning, the officials said, Tsarnaev said that the brothers had discussed a follow-up attack on Times...
  • Exclusive: The Awlaki/Tsarnaev Connection

    04/27/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Apr 26, 2013 5:30 PM EDT | Daniel Klaidman
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that he and his brother were influenced by the Internet sermons of the notorious preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, Daniel Klaidman reports. Plus: the feds now know who “Misha” is.
  • The Tsarnaev Miranda – Who Exactly is Judge Marianne Bowler ? Who Directed Her, and Why?….

    The FBI works for, and falls under the authority of, the Federal Department of Justice, Eric Holder. Which brings in a strange series of questions regarding the stoppage of questioning by the FBI of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Megyn Kelly outlines the initial issue: Initially the feds proclaimed Tsarnaev would fall under the “public safety exception to miranda” which would have given them 48 hours to question him prior to the delivery of Miranda protection. The feds didn’t even need to charge him with anything right away – but they did. In addition, something, obviously unexpected by the FBI interrogators, was changed....
  • Boston bombing suspect moved to detention center

    04/26/2013 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | April 26, 2013, 8:29 a.m. EDT
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Dzokhar Tsarnaev, accused of setting off a bomb during the Boston Marathon, has been transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts, the Associated Press reported Friday. The U.S. Marshals Service told the AP that Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overnight and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens about 40 miles west of Boston.
  • Russian intel: Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with suspected Chechen militant several times

    04/23/2013 6:59:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    CBS isn't letting the thread drop on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's six-month odyssey in the Caucasus, and neither are federal investigators, apparently. Russian intelligence says that the elder brother in the Boston Marathon bombing met with a suspected militant on several occasions while staying in Dagestan, and the US is taking a closer look at those contacts even as the younger brother insists the two acted alone:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Wall Street Journal has more: U.S. investigators are looking into a Russian intelligence report that alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with a suspected militant during his six-month visit...
  • Carjack Victim Recounts Harrowing Night

    04/25/2013 9:04:50 PM PDT · by shineon · 18 replies
    Carjack Victim Recounts Harrowing Night
  • Bomb Suspect Was Put on Two Watch Lists

    04/25/2013 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated April 24, 2013, 10:31 p.m. ET | By SIOBHAN GORMAN, PERVAIZ SHALLWANI and EVAN PEREZ
    U.S. authorities put alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on two separate watch lists in 2011 after Russian security agencies twice reached out to their American counterparts, raising new questions about missed opportunities to prevent the attack. Russian officials contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2011, then reached out to the Central Intelligence Agency in September of that year, citing concerns Mr. Tsarnaev might have been associating with extremists, according to U.S. officials.The FBI has said it interviewed Mr. Tsarnaev and conducted a threat assessment, but found nothing "derogatory" that could prompt further investigation. A U.S. law-enforcement official said...
  • Family members: Older Tsarnaev brother was influenced by “mysterious radical”

    04/25/2013 9:16:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    “Mysterious radical” is from the AP’s headline but it’s unclear just how radical he was. They’re implying that the mystery man, a Muslim convert named “Misha,” might have nudged Tamerlan Tsarnaev towards terrorism but the piece never gets around to alleging that specifically. There are a lot of allegations about Misha urging Tamerlan to follow Islam more strictly (“Misha said it’s not really good to create music”), but whether there was any last fateful suggestion about showing the kuffar who’s boss by bombing something is unclear. Misha wasn’t the only influence on him either: Read down in the piece and...
  • Video: Did Tsarnaevs finance bomb plot with drug sales?

    04/25/2013 8:45:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 am on April 25, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    CBS News reported last night that investigators believe that the unemployed Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have financed his terrorist plot through the sale of marijuana — an interesting occupation for a fanatical Muslim.  The composition of the bomb has come into clearer focus as well.  The triggering device came from a remote-control car, and the fed still think the gunpowder may have come from fireworks. Most interesting, though, is the acknowledgment that the Tsarnaevs only had one firearm on them during their gunfight with police: The search through landfills should remind us that bombers need quite a bit of practice in...
  • Russia alerted US repeatedly about suspect, senators say (planned to go to NYC next)

    04/24/2013 7:13:52 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 24, 2013 | Bryan Bender, Noah Bierman, Mark Arsenault and Kevin Cullen
    Russian authorities contacted the US government with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev not once but “multiple’’ times, including an alert it sent after he was first investigated by FBI agents in Boston, raising new questions about whether the FBI should have paid more attention to the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, US senators briefed on the inves­tigation said Tuesday. The FBI has previously said it interviewed Tsarnaev in early 2011 after it was initially contacted by the ­Russians. In their review, completed in summer 2011, the bureau found no ­evidence that Tsarnaev was a threat. “The FBI requested but did not receive...
  • Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request

    04/24/2013 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The CIA asked the main U.S. counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack, according to U.S. officials.
  • Saudi National Questioned in Boston was on Terror Watch List

    04/22/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 205 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, April 22, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Saudi national who was initially detained and then ruled out as a suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack had been flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted, sources have told me. A source close to the investigation revealed that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi had been deemed inadmissible under the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which declares ineligible for a visa – any alien who is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry – in terrorist activity. At least two additional sources have confirmed to me...
  • Oh, terrorists, we’re so sorry

    04/24/2013 4:12:41 AM PDT · by dead · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2013 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    Gone, thankfully, are the days when rape victims routinely were treated as if they deserved it. Perhaps the time also will come when the American people are no longer blamed after terrorists kill them. We are not there yet. In a rancid piece of trash that basically calls the Boston terror attack just deserts, a United Nations official says “the American global domination project” is the problem. Richard Falk, a professor at Princeton, urges politicians to “connect the dots” between US foreign policy and terrorism at home. He asks: “Should we not all be meditating on W.H. Auden’s haunting line:...
  • Records: Welfare recipient Tamerlan Tsarnaev had public defender in a&b case,

    04/24/2013 7:34:24 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    A review of public records shows dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect and welfare recipient Tamerlan Tsarnaev was also benefitting from a taxpayer-funded attorney when the Russian national was battling criminal charges in 2009 that he slapped around a former girlfriend.
  • Bombing suspect was in security files, but not on watch lists

    04/24/2013 1:10:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24th, 2013 02:47 PM ET | Pam Benson
    The name of one Boston Marathon bombing suspect was included on U.S. law enforcement and counterterrorism databases, but he was not on any watch list that would have prevented him from flying or required additional screening when he left or entered the country, according to intelligence and law enforcement officials.After the FBI was asked by the Russians in early 2011 to investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev's possible connection to jihadist causes, his name was added to the agency's Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB). That is a list of more than 500,000 names of known or suspected foreign and domestic terrorists.Tsarnaev's name was also...
  • Boston bomb suspect's name was on classified government watch lists

    04/24/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:56am EDT | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was listed on the U.S. government's highly classified central database of people it views as potential terrorists. But the list is so vast that this did not mean authorities automatically kept close tabs on him, sources close to the bombing investigation said on Tuesday. Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a police shootout early Friday, while his younger brother Dzhokhar, 19, was captured later that day. Prosecutors say the brothers, ethnic Chechens who had been living in the United States for more than a decade, planted two...
  • There's Nothing 'Homegrown' About The Boston Terror Attacks

    04/23/2013 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/23/2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    The discovery that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lived in the United States for a decade produced a spate of theorizing over “homegrown” terrorism and terrorists. Baseball, Google and iPhones are homegrown. There is nothing “homegrown” about Islamic terrorism, which is taught, bought and paid for by international sponsors, primarily Iran and Wahabi Saudi Arabia. ... jihadists buy people living in the United States — often immigrants or first generation Americans — doesn’t make the terror less a foreign import. A 2007 NYPD study Radicalization in the West: the Homegrown Threat concluded that “Susceptible people seek an identity or a cause...
  • Excusing Jihad In Boston

    04/24/2013 5:53:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 24, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Excusing Jihad In BostonPosted By Robert Spencer On April 24, 2013 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 21 Comments Dzhokhar Tsarnaev woke up and told investigators that he and his brother Tamerlan were waging a lone jihad when they set off two bombs packed with nails and ball bearings at the Boston Marathon. He said his brother came up with the whole plot out of a desire to “defend Islam.” And as if on cue, the mainstream media began an all-out effort to obscure and downplay the significance of the now indisputable fact that...
  • Boston Globe: Russia warned FBI “repeatedly” about Tsarnaev before bombing

    04/24/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI briefed the Senate yesterday and today on the progress in the Boston Marathon bombing case, but more questions than answers may have arisen from it. The Boston Globe quotes multiple sources from within the briefing that the FBI didn’t just get one warning from Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, they got warned repeatedly — including after the FBI’s initial investigation of the now-deceased bomber: Russian authorities contacted the US government with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev not once but “multiple’’ times, including an alert it sent after he was first investigated by FBI agents in Boston, raising new questions about...
  • Report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, Al-Queda online Mag .....

    04/23/2013 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    To borrow a line from Dennis Green, they are who we thought they were. From his hospital bed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in planting the explosives near the marathon finish line on April 15, the officials said. The first successful large-scale bombing in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era, the Boston attack killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been...
  • Napolitano: Yes, we knew that Tamerlan Tsarnaev left for Russia last year

    04/23/2013 11:52:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:41 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    An important follow-up to Lindsey Graham’s claim yesterday that Tsarnaev didn’t ping the federal watch list before his trip to Dagestan because of a spelling error. The Free Beacon asks a good question: Is Napolitano suggesting here that DHS knew when he left, but not when he came back? Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that her agency knew of alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s trip to Russia last year even though his name was misspelled on a travel document. A key lawmaker had said that the misspelling caused the FBI to miss the trip…“They told me that they...
  • Explosions at Boston Marathon -- Tuesday April 22 Updates--Streaming coverage

    04/22/2013 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | April 22, 2013 | Staff
    Tsarnaev charged, could face death penalty WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property at the Boston Marathon, resulting in the death of three people and injuries to more than 200 people, the Department of Justice said. He also was charged with one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. The charges authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life or any term of years. Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room.
  • Irony: ......Call saved bombers life... Update: Did Dzhokhar accidentally kill his brother?

    04/21/2013 11:17:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on April 20, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This provides quite an ironic capper to That Was The Rotten Week That Was. The police had just given a press conference essentially saying that they couldn’t find 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and that people could once again leave their homes in Boston when David Henneberry noticed something odd in his backyard — an untied tarp flapping in the wind: After authorities relaxed the lockdown with Tsarnaev still at large late Friday afternoon, David Henneberry headed outside and noticed that the tarp had become unsecured — something it had not done during the blizzards that hit Boston this winter. That, as...
  • Dagestani jihadist group issues statement on Boston bombings

    04/21/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 16 replies
    Vilayat Dagestan, a jihadist group that is part of the Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group operating in the North Caucasus, has issued a statement on the Boston Marathon bombings. The group released the statement on its main website earlier today, citing "speculation" in the press that one of the bombers "could be affiliated with the mujahideen of the Caucasus Emirate, in particular, the mujahideen of Dagestan." The statement has been translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. The organization's statement references Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers responsible for the bombings, who reportedly traveled to Dagestan and Chechnya last year....
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnayev is responding to questions in writing

    04/21/2013 4:59:32 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 62 replies
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnayev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News...
  • Mass. police: Bomb suspects didn't have gun permit (Someone Alert Chuck Schumer!)

    04/21/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 101 replies
    Big Story/AP ^ | 4-21-2013
    MASS. POLICE: BOMB SUSPECTS DIDN'T HAVE GUN PERMIT Apr. 21 4:32 PM EDT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn't have gun permits.
  • Boston Mayor and U.S. Establishment Press Ignoring Marathon Bombing 'Sleeper Cell' Reports

    04/21/2013 10:57:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    An unbylined Associated Press report (graphic saved here) appearing at ABC News (time-stamped 9:51 a.m. at the AP's main national site; graphic saved here) reports that Boston Mayor Tom Menino appeared on ABC's "This Week" and said, in the AP's words, that "the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing acted alone." The brief AP report's third paragraph then has Menino saying, again in AP's words, that "another person was taken into custody" after "a pipe bomb was found in another location." This apparent inconsistency seems to be an attempt by the mayor to minimize the degree of homegrown "sleeper cell"...
  • More arrests in Boston bombing case? Update: KDKA report confirming Mirror account?

    04/21/2013 11:44:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 71 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on April 21, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The death of one suspected bomber and the capture of the other on Friday in the Boston Marathon bombing may not be the end of arrests in the case.  Yesterday afternoon, FBI and DHS agents arrived at the same New Bedford apartment complex where they had detained three people in the Friday manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, this time taking two away in handcuffs: Agents wearing FBI and Department of Homeland Security jackets detained two men at the Hidden Brook apartment complex just hours after releasing three people believed to be associated with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.A neighbor who...
  • Feds ... the government's terror-trackers knew about the Boston bombers before the blasts'

    04/20/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 20, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO IN WASHINGTON
    Federal law enforcement officials are actively investigating the possibility that the Boston bombers were known to the government’s terror-trackers, MailOnline understands. Any inquiry into the marathon bombing will look into whether agents could have taken action – but didn’t – to prevent the Tsarnaev brothers from obtaining the explosives that killed 3 and wounded 173 others. CBS News reported Friday evening that two years ago, the FBI interviewed the elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed in Thursday night's dramatic shootout. The feds reportedly spoke to him at the request of an unspecified foreign government, but couldn't establish that...
  • What You Should Know About Chechnya as the Boston Story Unfolds

    04/21/2013 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Altariel · 69 replies
    The Atlantic | April 19, 2013 | Thor Halvorssen
    For centuries, the small Muslim country has been subject to a series of Russian occupations. Expect Vladimir Putin to use the marathon bombing to further rationalize Moscow's brutal rule. Breaking reports indicate that the alleged perpetrators of the horrific Boston Marathon terrorist attack were born in Chechnya. This Russian-occupied, landlocked Muslim nation of 1.3 million is the center of a Russian war that has taken the lives of more than 200,000 people over the last two decades. It is also one of the world's most poorly understood conflict zones. On social networking profiles, the Boston bombers reveal themselves as supporters...