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  • Kerry Meeting With Saudi Foreign Minister Abruptly Closed to Press (CYA Time!)

    04/16/2013 12:28:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | April 16, 2013 | By Daniel Greenfield
    Kerry’s previous rounds of meetings with foreign ministers had been open to the press. And the meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister should have been far less controversial than his meetings with foreign ministers in Asia where the North Korean crisis was still underway. The meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister should have been open to the press as well. But then suddenly, it wasn’t. A meeting Secretary of State John Kerry was to hold with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal was abruptly closed to press coverage Tuesday morning. The State Department provided no reason for the change, which...
  • Obama says Boston bombings an act of terrorism

    04/16/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT · by John W · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | April 16, 2013 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pronounced the deadly Boston Marathon explosions an act of terrorism on Tuesday as individuals close to the investigation said the two bombs were made of pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and metal shards that cut into the victims. Speaking at the White House, Obama said investigators do not know if the attack was carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a "malevolent individual." Three people were killed, including an 8 year-old boy, and more than 170 were wounded. In his second public statement in less than 24 hours since...
  • Saudi Bombing Suspect: “If Today Really Was the Last Day, How Would You Spend It?”

    04/16/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 44 replies ^ | Arpil 16, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    That cheerful message was reposted by Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi from the Boston Muslim Community on his Facebook page last year. FOX News is reporting that Alharbi (harb = sword) is the “person of interest” being questioned. This is still preliminary information and may not pan out in the long run. A source close to the investigation confirms to the man whose apartment was searched is considered a person of interest in the case, and is the same person of interest Fox News confirmed earlier authorities are guarding at a local hospital. The source confirmed to that the person...
  • Boston Marathon Attack - Saudi Room Mate Interview

    04/16/2013 11:37:12 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 40 replies
    WHDH News ^ | 16 April 2013 | Byron Barnett
    REVERE, Mass. -- FBI agents searched a suburban Boston apartment overnight. 7News spoke with Mohammed Bada, a resident of that apartment. Check out the video for what he had to say.
  • FBI seeks images in Boston Marathon bomb probe; new details emerge on explosives

    04/16/2013 11:54:56 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies ^ | April 16, 2013
    Police and federal agents appealed to the public Tuesday for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing and CBS News learned that one of the explosive devices appears to have been placed in a metal pressure cooker packed with nails and ball bearings. The details on the explosives emerged as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find those responsible. A law enforcement source told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that one of the explosive devices appears to have been placed in...
  • An Al-Shabaab Link to Boston Marathon Bombings?

    04/16/2013 11:18:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    pj media ^ | 4/16/13 | Bridget Johnson
    A series of Twitter gloats today raised questions about the possible involvement of Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in the Boston Marathon bombing. No person or group has yet directly taken responsibility for the attack that killed three and wounded 176, 17 of those critically. The FBI issued a be-on-the-lookout for a dark-skinned or black man in dark clothes, perhaps with a foreign accent, who tried to enter a restricted area moments before the first blast. Authorities were also questioning a Saudi national here on a student visa and searched an apartment in Revere, Mass., last night. Terror groups have shown...
  • Marathon: Man Says "Here It Comes" Before Second Bomb Detonates?

    04/16/2013 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 16, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Go to source link and listen at approximately the 14 second mark in this video. A man, (possibly the videographer) says "here it comes" a split second before the second bomb detonates. How did he know there'd be another explosion?
  • Preliminary investigation at JFK Library plays down possibility of explosion [Pre-3 p.m. fire]

    04/16/2013 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 15, 2013 | James Vaznis
    A fire and possible explosion this afternoon at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum prompted a full-scale investigation by local, state, and federal authorities to determine whether the incidents were linked to the deadly Boston Marathon blasts. This afternoon, Police Commissioner Edward Davis said a preliminary investigation indicated that the JFK incident may not have been an explosion. The fire broke out shortly before 3 p.m. — around the same time as the Marathon blasts several miles away — in an HVAC system in a section of the complex opened in 2011 that houses offices, a classroom, and...
  • Hoyer: Republican Sequester Caused the Boston Marathon Deaths

    04/16/2013 10:52:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 96 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 4/16/13
    Democrats, including Hoyer, today blamed the Boston Marathon bombings on the Republicans. According to them, the Republican Sequester so damaged our intelligence community that it caused the Marathon bombers to get away with it. Took then just 24 hours to blame conservatives for the lives and limbs lost. I am no fan of the Democrats, but this lowers the level of their loathsomeness to a new bottom.
  • How Phony “Post-Massacre” Memes Are Created (and PLEASE stop falling for them)

    04/16/2013 10:00:29 AM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies
    Want to learn a magic trick? Cool, here’s a real simple one, incredibly basic. Take a deck of cards – any deck – and palm one particular card (that is, cradle it in the palm of your hand). Have your “mark” shuffle the deck, cut the deck, basically do whatever they want to the deck. Place the deck in the palm of your hand so that the card you’ve been palming is now on top. Ask your mark to call out a random number between one and twenty. The number is irrelevant, so you can mess with them by continually...
  • FBI, Boston PD "very interested in" Saudi person of interest

    04/16/2013 9:59:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/16/2013
    Federal and local law enforcement searched an apartment in the Boston suburb of Revere, Mass., on Monday night, as part of the active investigation into the Boston marathon bombings. Authorities say there is no clear suspect, but John Miller, a CBS News special correspondent and a former assistant director at the FBI, said Tuesday morning the latest focus continues to be "that apartment in Revere, on the person of interest that they've been interviewing since the bombing." Miller explained that the Revere search warrant is part of the same probe as the questioning of a Saudi national who was hospitalized...
  • Injured Saudi is a witness, not a suspect, in Boston bombing

    04/16/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT · by Braak · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/16/2013 | Greg Miller
    U.S. law enforcement officials said Tuesday that a Saudi national injured in the Boston Marathon bombing is regarded as a witness, not a suspect. The Saudi, who is recuperating at a Boston hospital, is in his 20s and is in the United States on a Saudi scholarship to study at a university in the Boston area.
  • Boston Police: "We believe bomber still on the loose"

    04/16/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 70 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 4/16/13
    More... bomb was "pressure cooker type" frequently used in Afghanistan... Bombs were loaded with nails and "pellets"... No other bombs found... FBI announces world-wide search for those responsible... Some bomb victims have as many as 40 pellets and nails in their bodies... Pressure cooker device may have been dropped into barrels along race route... Person of interest is Saudi "student," 20-years old, from town near Mecca, living in Revere, being treated for burns... gave police permission to enter his apartment in revere, said to be cooperating with police... not considered a suspect... no one in custody...
  • Um, Fort Hood? WashPost Headline Cites Boston as First Terror 'Success' In a Decade

    04/16/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    One of the Washington Post's front-page stories on the Boston bombing had this headline when the story turned to page A7: "After a decade of plots foiled or botched, one success."
  • Saudi held in Boston terror bombing "smelled of gunpowder": “I thought there would be a second bomb”

    04/16/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 16, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The Saudi being grilled by the FBI said, “I thought there would be a second bomb" and two bombs did go off. We now know that there were no unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon. Only two bombs --- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday. “I thought there would be a second bomb." He is being grilled by the FBI, and police were seen carrying 20 large bags from his apartment in Revere, Massachusetts. If the police charge him or even...
  • Pressure Cooker Bombs (From 2006)

    04/16/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT · by mnehring · 24 replies
    Ever notice that even terrorist seem get involved with "fads?" It seems that the latest is a new type of improvised explosive device that is all too common in the area of the Indian subcontinent. The pressure cooker bomb is becoming the terrorist's weapon of preference. Here's something from the New Dehli Newspaper, the Hindu: Terrorists trained in making pressure cooker bombs NEW DELHI: Terrorists in camps purportedly operating along the Baluchistan border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are being trained in making and exploding pressure cooker bombs, which were used in the Delhi blasts last year and at least in...
  • Explosives Used at Boston Marathon Were Pressure Cooker Bombs (Video)

    04/16/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    The explosives used at the Boston Marathon were pressure cooker bombs. These were not particularly well built bombs. These bombs were first used in Afghanistan. Happening Now reported:
  • 'Arrests in Pakistan, Afghanistan' in Boston Marathon probe Al-Qaida forums boast of attack while

    04/16/2013 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/16/13 | author-image Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – An al-Qaida-allied group in the Gaza Strip claimed to WND that there have been arrests of jihadists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of the probe into yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosions. The arrests could not be immediately confirmed. Members of Gaza’s Jihadiya Salafia group further said that al-Qaida is being credited for the attack in its affiliated online forums. The Gaza sources told WND the online al-Qaida forum messages claimed the bombings were an al-Qaida response to a U.S. military airstrike that killed a high-profile Taliban leader and four other Taliban members last week near Afghanistan’s...
  • 'He's a quiet, devout Muslim - he couldn't do that': Neighbors' shock as police raid Boston home lin

    04/16/2013 9:16:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/13 | Matt Blake, Katie Davies and Rachel Quigley
    Neighbors of the Saudi student who was detained for 'acting suspiciously' at the marathon finish line said they were shocked to hear he had any involvement in the bombing as he is a 'quiet, devout Muslim who is a huge soccer fan'. Detectives and bomb disposal officers raided his apartment last night in the Revere area of Boston and could be seen removing several bags of evidence. The 20-year-old, who is studying English, is in hospital after suffering from serious burns and is said to be cooperating fully with police. He was tackled to the ground by a civilian who...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Leader Points To Conspiracy Behind Boston Bombing

    04/16/2013 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://blog.foreignpolicy. ^ | April 16, 2013 | David Kenner
    A common criticism of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has always been that it delivers one message in English to an international audience, and another message entirely in Arabic to its domestic audience. If anyone is ever looking for an example of this, they need to look no further than the Islamist organization's reaction to the bombing of the Boston Marathon.