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  • Tsarnaev uncle arrives in Massachusetts, but family can't find a place to bury bombing suspect

    05/05/2013 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/05/13 | Jeff Black
    The family of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police can’t find a place to bury him, even as his body is being prepared for just that purpose. An uncle of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrived in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday to “prepare the body” of his nephew for burial. Ruslan Tsarni, of Mongomery Village, Md., came to the city about 40 miles west of Boston with three other men, who were not family members, and met with the director of the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors.
  • Al Qaeda magazine found on laptop of bomber's widow ... traces of explosive residue throughout home

    05/05/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2013 | Lydia Warren and Snejana Farberov
    Complete Headline: Al Qaeda magazine found on laptop of bomber's widow: Suspicion over FBI Tsarnaev's wife grows after radical Islamist files found along with traces of explosive residue throughout her homeFederal officials investigating the Boston bombings have discovered radical Islamist materials on a computer belonging to the widow of the deceased suspect, it has been revealed. Katherine Russell, 24, has repeatedly claimed through her attorney that she knew nothing about the deadly April 15 bombings allegedly set off by her late husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar. However, the discovery of al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine on Russell’s computer,...
  • Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI

    05/04/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/4/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI (full title) Epic failure. Obama scrubbed our counter terror materials and manuals of jihad, so what would you expect to happen? Even in the wake of the blood and carnage, Eric Holder is admonishing Jews to be tolerant of Islam and warning of "anti-Muslim backlash." That's his takeaway. Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI Jihadwatch And the FBI did nothing to stop the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. They received the warning but did nothing, because it had to do with...
  • Interrogated Canadian Jihadist Told Russians About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    05/04/2013 6:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Terrorist William Plotnikov carries weapons in this undated photo released by Dagestani branch of the Russian Federal Security Service. Canadian jihadist William Plotnikov told Russian officials about American Tameraln Tsarnaev during interrogations two years ago. The Boston Herald reported: A slain Canadian jihadi gave Russian counter-terrorism agents the tip that put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their radar two years ago, Bay State U.S. Rep. William R. Keating confirmed yesterday — raising questions about whether Tsarnaev’s direct link to the known militant was ever passed on to the FBI or local authorities. Keating told the Herald yesterday his...
  • Jihadi told Russians about Tamerlan

    05/04/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 39 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May4,2013 | Matt Stout, John Zaremba
    A slain Canadian jihadi gave Russian counter-terrorism agents the tip that put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their radar two years ago, Bay State U.S. Rep. William R. Keating confirmed yesterday — raising questions about whether Tsarnaev’s direct link to the known militant was ever passed on to the FBI or local authorities. Keating told the Herald yesterday his staff in Russia has learned William Plotnikov, while under interrogation in the militant hotbed of Dagestan, named Tsarnaev as a fellow extremist. “That’s when the Russian government started looking at Tamerlan and he showed up on a jihadist website,”...
  • 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>
  • Female DNA on Boston Bomb NOT from Tsarnaev Widow (Has Female Saudi been ruled out yet?)

    05/03/2013 1:18:37 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 34 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/3 | shoebat
    Female DNA on Boston Bomb NOT from Tsarnaev Widow (Has hospitalized Female Saudi been ruled out yet?) By Shoebat Foundation on May 3, 2013 in Blog, General Ok, so neither the fingerprints nor the female DNA found on one of the Boston marathon bombs belong to Katherine Russell-Tsarnaev, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. With this news, we’d like to ask one simple question: Has the female Saudi national who was injured in the blast been ruled out as a suspect? Has her DNA been tested? There were two Saudi nationals hospitalized after the bombings – Abdulrahman Ali Al-Harbi and a...
  • Kazakh man linked to Boston suspect 'normal teen'

    05/03/2013 2:52:55 PM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2013 | Leila Saralayeva
    Kadyrbayev attended a high school in Almaty, the business capital of Kazakhstan, for students gifted in mathematics. "He wasn't a star student, but he wasn't a hooligan; he was a normal teenager," teacher and deputy principal Yuri Dovgal said. The schoolwork proved too much for Kadyrbayev, however, and he flunked out after his first year. "He had no aptitude for physics or mathematics, but that doesn't mean he was bad," Dovgal said, adding that Kadyrbayev later graduated from an elite private school.
  • Media downplay Tsarnaev connection to Muslim student group

    05/03/2013 7:16:10 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 3, 2013 | Daily Caller
    Coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing has ignored admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s connection to his college’s Muslim Student Association, a group that has close relations with both the Muslim Brotherhood and a local imam friendly with an al-Qaida operative. Although a student leader and the mainstream media have downplayed Tsarnaev’s ties to the the group, Tsarnaev associated frequently with the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. The Washington Post on April 27 reported that Tsarnaev, who has admitted his role in the Marathon terrorist bombing to police, played intramural soccer with MSA members, contradicting earlier reports that the...
  • US tanker plane 'crashes in Kyrgyzstan after take off'

    05/03/2013 4:16:35 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 99 replies
    BBC ^ | May 3, 2013
    A US cargo plane has crashed after taking off from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan, local reports say. The tanker aircraft had left the US Manas airbase near the capital Bishkek, officials told AFP. The emergency situations ministry said the plane had broken into three pieces but information about casualties has yet to be released. Seven crew members died when a US civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on Monday. Witnesses of the Kyrgyzstan crash told local media that they heard a boom and saw an explosion. The transport plane was carrying a cargo of fuel when it...
  • 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...
  • Be Aware & Prepared

    05/02/2013 11:21:22 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 15 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 5/2/2013 | William Russell
    As the fallout from the Boston bombing continues, Americans are coming to terms with the realities of the terrorist threats we are facing in our country. Part of this is adopting a prepared mindset to meet the threats where they occur. The Chechens are here. So are Muslims from Dagestan, Albania, and Bosnia. Much has been made in the press about the more Caucasian look of the Tsarnaev brothers. But what sets the radicalized segments of these ethnic groups apart from their Middle Eastern counterparts, is not so much the racial aspects of their ethnicities, but the way they fight....
  • 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...
  • Boston Bombing Suspects’ Sister Speaks Out: ‘I’m Hurt for Everyone Who Has Been Hurt’

    05/02/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2013 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Court records with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office reveal that a civil forfeiture case was filed in March against Bella Tsarnaeva and her boyfriend, Ahmad Khalil. According to the filing, Fairview police went to the residence on Dec. 11 to follow up on a domestic violence report claiming Bella had scratched Khalil. NJ reports that while inside the apartment, police said they smelled marijuana, and found drug paraphernalia and $537 in cash in a clear plastic bag. Ailina Tsarnaeva reportedly admitted to slapping Khalil, and was, according to court records, subsequently arrested for domestic violence and simple assault. Khalil, meanwhile...
  • 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...
  • Who are Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos?

    05/01/2013 6:45:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2013
    (CNN) -- The number of people potentially embroiled in the Boston Marathon bombings case grew Wednesday to include friends of surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Not much is known yet about the three 19-year-old men -- Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. But here is what CNN has learned so far. All started at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2011, along with Tsarnaev. Each is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the April 15 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Boston Bomb Suspects Connection to Chechnya – A ‘Hub’ of Extremist Saudi Wahhabism

    05/01/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 4 replies
    The Jewish Voice ^ | 050113 | Tiffany Gabbay
    New details are emerging about the religious motivations of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and their recent interest in Chechnya, which experts say has become a hub for the extremist Saudi sect of Islam known as Wahhabism. The brothers are ethnically Chechen, though Dzhokhar was born in the Russian republic of Dagestan while his deceased older brother Tamerlan was born in the neighboring Russian republic of Kalmykia. Their parents confirmed that Tamerlan visited Dagestan and Chechnya last year, but denied reports that he did so to engage in militant Islamist training. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Professor Brian Glyn Williams,...
  • Boston manhunt 'skipped over the area where bombing suspect was found' (IN THE ZONE)

    05/01/2013 6:14:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/30 | petersen
    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered after a day-long manhunt by a homeowner - and not by authorities - because law enforcement officials had skipped over the street where he was hiding during their intensive search. Police did not search the area of Franklin Street where a Watertown man found Tsarnaev hiding in his boat - even though the neighborhood was part of a 20-block area that was supposed to be the focal point of the search, Bloomberg News is reporting based on interviews with 11 residents of the area.
  • Russian Oppression And Chechnya: Violence Is A Choice

    05/01/2013 12:39:25 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 11 replies
    Forbe's blog ^ | April 20, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Due to the background of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the half-Chechen half-Avar brothers who bombed the Boston marathon, many Americans are suddenly very interested in the tortured history of the North Caucasus. I can’t credibly claim to be an expert on the multitudinous ethnic and linguistic groups that populate the area, so if you’re looking for in-depth analysis of Chechen politics, a data-driven account of the economics of Dagestan, or a blow-by-blow account of the past 20 years of the region’s history you should look somewhere else. If you’re still wondering “where in God’s name is Chechnya?” or “why are...
  • At Boston's bombing scene: Catholic priests need not apply

    04/27/2013 7:45:25 AM PDT · by bboop · 41 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 26, 2013 | Phil Lawler
    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Jennifer Graham tells me something that I hadn’t heard about Boston Marathon bombing. As dozens of victims were sprawled across Boylston Street, many of them in danger of death, Catholic priests came running to the scene—and were turned away. Doctors and nurses were welcome at the bombing scene. Firefighters and police officers were welcome. But Catholic priests, who might have offered the solace of the sacraments, were not. ”Catholics need not apply.” That slogan was familiar in Boston years ago, before Irish and Italian immigrants took over control of the city. Now, after decades...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boston bombs: the Canadian boxer and the terror recruiter who 'led Tsarnaev on path to jihad'

    04/30/2013 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 04/28/2013 | Tom Parfitt
    Two days after Plotnikov's death, Tsarnaev flew to Moscow on July 16 last year, and the next day to the US. "It seems that Tamerlan Tsarnaev came to Dagestan with the aim of joining the insurgents," said the source. "It didn't work out. First you need to contact an intermediary, then there is a period of 'quarantine' – before they take someone, the insurgents check him out over several months. "After Nidal and Plotnikov were destroyed and he lost his contacts, Tsarnaev got frightened and fled."
  • 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.
  • Report: Tsarnaev family received $100,000 in welfare benefits

    04/30/2013 1:54:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2013 | Allahpundit
    A drop in the bucket. Given Judy Clarke’s fee in the Susan Smith case, $100K probably isn’t much more than what you’ll wind up paying Dzhokhar’s lawyers to help him avoid the death penalty. And if they succeed, you’ll be paying for his upkeep for years and years and years after that. So poisonous are the politics of this that even local Democrats are vowing a full investigation. I thought the preferred “solution” here would be a variation of their response to Gosnell, i.e. what we need is more welfare/clinics so that impoverished people aren’t led down the wrong path....
  • Boston bombing suspect’s family reportedly received $100G from taxpayers [ Taxpayers not Dems ]

    04/30/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | foxnews.com
    The accused Boston Marathon bombers' family pulled in more than $100,000 in welfare up until 2012, The Boston Herald reported. The benefits included food stamps, Section 8 housing and stipends, the report said. One person with knowledge of the documents that will be handed over to the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee told the paper, "the breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning."
  • Unabomber lawyer to defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on taxpayers’ dime

    04/30/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/30/13 | David Sherfinski
    <p>The Boston marathon bombing suspect has added to his legal defense team a prominent death penalty lawyer who has worked on high-profile cases such as the Unabomber and the gunman who killed six and wounded 13, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson in 2011.</p>
  • Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits

    04/30/2013 7:17:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 29, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned. “The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today. The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the ( 11-member) House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of...
  • Tsarnaev family received at least $100,000 in public assistance

    04/30/2013 7:52:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Thanks to the Boston Herald, Americans are learning about the cornucopia of benefits enjoyed by the Tsarnaev family as "asylum" seekers in the United States, and the information is enough to make many taxpayers' blood boil.  Chris Cassidy writes: The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance - a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned."The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning," said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative...
  • The Boston Marathon bombing -- The FBI investigates

    04/30/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/25/2013 | LatmaTV
    Video of how the FBI investigation is proceeding at http://youtu.be/XgTmGIXT8ow
  • Suspect's Cause Of Death Found, Not Released

    04/30/2013 5:52:08 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 93 replies
    CBS/Boston ^ | April 29, 2013 | CBS/Boston
    <p>BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Authorities say the medical examiner has determined the cause of death for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but the information will remain private until his remains are released and a death certificate is filed.</p> <p>His cause of death was determined Monday.</p>
  • Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits

    04/30/2013 5:03:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Boston Herald.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits Monday, April 29, 2013 PrintEmail Comments (103) By: Chris Cassidy The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned. The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify. “The breadth of the benefits the...
  • Famed death penalty foe named to Tsarnaev defense team

    04/30/2013 5:01:44 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2013
    The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has won life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the Unabomber and the gunman in the rampage that injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Clarke's appointment was approved Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler. The judge denied, at least for now, a request from Miriam Conrad, the public defender of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to appoint a second death penalty lawyer, David Bruck, a professor at Washington and Lee...
  • Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack

    04/29/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Female DNA Found on Bomb in Boston Attack By EVAN PEREZ And DEVLIN BARRETT Investigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, though they haven't determined whose DNA it is or whether that means a woman helped the two suspects carry out the attacks, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe. The officials familiar with the case cautioned that there could be multiple explanations for why the DNA of someone other than the two bombing suspects—Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar—could have been found on remnants of the...
  • Judge Pirro to Tsarnaev mother: ‘We should not be required to breathe the same air as you’

    04/29/2013 6:00:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Judge Jeanine Pirro didn’t hold back during her opening statement Saturday night when she lashed into Zubeidat Tsarnaev — the mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “We should not be required to breathe the same air as you, we should not be required to share the indignity of your presence,” Judge Pirro said in a direct statement to the woman now being dubbed as “Jihad Mom.” “We opened our arms to them,” Judge Pirro said about the Tsarnaev family. “Showered them with food, and money, and housing, and education and all the freedoms of American citizens....
  • BREAKING: FEMALE DNA Found On Boston Bomb Components (Video)

    04/29/2013 5:57:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Catherine Herridge at FOX News just broke the story tonight that FEMALE DNA was found on the Boston Marathon bomb components. Officials will now have to test to see if the DNA matches any of the female acquaintances of the Tsarnaev brothers. “Female DNA has been found on the bomb components. Really for the last ten days the FBI has been analyzing the bomb components at the crime lab in Quantico, Virginia. And, that’s one of the findings. It doesn’t necessarily mean this is a sinister finding. But it has to be run down to determine if it was another...
  • Boston Marathon Bomber’s Deadly Mistake: He Took A Mercedes

    04/29/2013 1:15:01 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 27 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/29/2013 | Bertel Schmitt
    Daimler is set to profit from theBoston Marathon bombing drama in a strange way. The car hijacked by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a 2013 ML350 with an active telematics subscription. Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed to Automotive News [sub] that “it was contacted April 19 during the hunt for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Mercedes was asked to help find the vehicle using the Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance function on the crossover’s mbrace telematics system.“ Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon could tweet: “Just found out that our mbrace2 technology in the stolen Mercedes helped locate the Boston terrorists! Thanks to our amazing...
  • Nadine Ascencao (Nadine Asceucal)- Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s High School Ex-girlfriend

    04/29/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    Daily Entertainment News ^ | April 28, 2013 | staff
    Nadine also said Tamerlan tried to brainwashed her, he made her wear an Islamic hijab and pray to Allah and slapped her when she wore her regular clothes, but because she adored him, she did everything he asked her just to made him happy... He once ripped a pair of my jeans and hit me in the face with them. Tamerlan told me I should only talk to Muslim girls, not other ‘slutty’ girls... He wouldn’t let me watch TV or listen to the radio. He’d say, ‘TV is the project of Satan’ and claimed Satan sent us messages through...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ex-girlfriend: He beat me into wearing burqas

    04/29/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/29/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ex-girlfriend said he used to beat her if she wore Western clothing and tried hard to turn her against the United States. Nadine Ascencao, 24, said that in her three years of dating Tsarnaev, he tried to change her into an Islamic extremist, The Daily Mail reported. She said in the report that she was originally obsessed with him but that she had a “lucky escape.”
  • Rubio hit hard after inviting comments on immigration bill (comments at Help Us Improve the Bill)

    04/29/2013 12:01:56 AM PDT · by Fred · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 042813 | Byron York
    Senator Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform proposal, has often challenged those who criticize the bill to come up with ways to improve it. And not just his fellow lawmakers; Rubio has opened a new page on his Senate website asking for help from the public. “Visit our website and submit your ideas to ‘Help Us Improve the Bill,’” says an announcement from Rubio’s office Friday. “Since the immigration legislation was introduced, Rubio has received over 1,100 suggestions for how to improve the bill. Rubio encourages the public to continue reviewing the bill...
  • Father Of Boston Bombing Suspects Abandons Plans To See Wounded Son, Bury Another

    04/28/2013 7:00:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/28/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Having lost your older son in an stand off with the police, the younger one gravely wounded and recently moved to maximum security prison, while alleging both have been set up by the FBI in the recent Boston Marathon bombing, what do you do? Abandon all plans to see them, apparently, despite announcing just a few days ago that burying your dead and "finding out the truth" is the main priority. At least that is that case if you are Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. From Reuters: "The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects...
  • Owners 'Terrorista #1' BMW license plate revealed SAME friends pic'd w Bstn Bomber in Times Square

    04/28/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:35 EST, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:11 EST, 27 April 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter AP Reporter
    Owners of 'Terrorista #1' BMW license plate revealed as the SAME friends pictured with the Boston bomber in Times Square Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are from Kazakhstan They were classmates of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Dzhokhar may have slept at their house on the night of the bombing They've been in custody since last Saturday and a lawyer says they are 'shocked' by the allegations against their friend Friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrested last week who cruised around in a car with the ‘Terrorista #1’ license plate have also been revealed to be two of the group of friends...
  • Informant: Islamic Compounds in America are Training for Jihad

    04/28/2013 4:53:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | November 16, 2012 | Martin Mawyer
    In Hancock, NY an Islamic community that sits on 80 acres of land has decided to form its own government. They call their community: The Town of Islamberg. They have their own mayor, deputy mayor and five town council members. None of them are elected, of course. They even boast that their “town” provides departments of education, medical, finance and land development services. This Islamic compound has truly become a city-state. Though not recognized as a legitimate township by the City of Hancock, this Islamic community nevertheless enforces its own laws on the “citizens” within its borders. They do...
  • Police eye second car in Watertown shootout after Boston bombing

    04/28/2013 7:20:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2013 | Jamie Novogrod and Tom Winter
    Two cars, not one, appear to be at the center of the investigation into how the two brothers allegedly behind the Boston Marathon bombings carried out the fatal shooting of a police officer and the wounding of another during their final night rampage. (snip) After the Cambridge shooting, the suspects carjacked a Mercedes 350 SUV at gunpoint, according to a federal affidavit. Both suspects rode in the SUV to Watertown, the affidavit says. However, photographs obtained by NBC News and eyewitness accounts given to NBC News producers indicate that both a green Honda and black Mercedes SUV were parked at...
  • Maher On Boston Manhunt: "This Country Is Becoming A Police State" (video)

    04/27/2013 4:15:22 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 67 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 27, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, host Bill Maher opined on the police force used in Boston following the twin bombings and during the manhunt for the younger Tsarnaev brother in the suburb of Watertown. "I want to talk about the police," Bill Maher said. "I want to talk about the police, who I am a supporter of and of course, obviously, we all are. We would be in big trouble without the police." Maher proceeded to show images of what the police presence looked like in a urban city like Boston. "I mean, if this...
  • The road of jihad

    04/27/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    Last week in the U.S., Europe, and the Caucasus, people are asking how the terrorists got to Europe and then into the United States. Why didn't they have problems when moving into these countries, while ordinary citizens encounter enormous problems trying to enter these countries even on tourist visas. Just a week before the infamous acts of terrorism in Boston, I began to study the way in which a hypothetical terrorist could conceivably enter legally into the United States. I am not arguing that this happened in the case of Tsarnaev, but it is a fact that this route is...