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  • Slain bombing suspect knew Watertown terrain well

    05/13/2013 7:50:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Rezendes and Bob Hohler
    WATERTOWN — When Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed after a fiery­ shoot-out with police, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and his younger brother were making their last stand in a neighborhood Tamerlan knew well. On at least a dozen occasions, Tamerlan had visited a two-family home on Boylston Street, just a few short blocks from the scene of his violent death, to meet with friends who knew him as a freewheeling Muslim who danced to hip-hop music, smoked marijuana, and always kept a prayer rug in the trunk of his car. “He’d wash his hands and lay it out in the...
  • Records Show Tsarnaev Brothers May Have Used Their EBT Cards to Fund Terror Spree

    05/12/2013 2:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In February radical Islamist cleric Anjem Choundary urged his followers to use their welfare checks to fund the jihad. Now this… Records show the Boston Marathon bombers may have used their EBT cards to fund their terror spree that left 4 dead and 260 injured. The Boston Herald reported, via FrontPage Magazine: A mountain of new welfare records shows numerous EBT card cash withdrawals made by the Tsarnaev family, but so far there is no information about how terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev and others may have spent the money. The EBT receipts were handed over by the state to the House...
  • Virginia officials: Tamerlan burial a grave injustice

    05/11/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2013 | Matt Stout
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Flabbergasted Virginia officials have asked authorities there to look into whether the secret burial of accused marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a rural Muslim cemetery broke any laws — but one expert says they likely have no ground to stand on. Tsarnaev’s burial at the Al-Barzakh Cemetery in Doswell, Va., sent shock waves yesterday through Caroline County, where local officials — unaware of the hush-hush funeral until reporters started flooding their voicemails — say they don’t want the stain of his remains on their quiet community. The brouhaha prompted the state attorney general’s office to step in and review...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in Virginia, eyed in triple murder

    05/10/2013 11:09:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | May 10, 2013 | Kevin Deutsch
    <p>Forensic evidence appears to link Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to an unsolved triple murder committed in suburban Boston in 2011, according to a source.</p> <p>Initial testing of evidence found at the scene may also link his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the murders, the source said. Additional testing is under way, according to the source, who said the brothers made cellphone calls from an area near the crime scene around the time of the murders.</p>
  • Virginia County...trying to determine if laws broken in Marathon bombing suspect’s secret burial

    05/10/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    boston.com ^ | 05/10/2013 4:12 PM
    DOSWELL, Va. — Officials in the county where the remains of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been buried say they were stunned to learn of the burial and they are looking into whether the law was followed in the process. “I’m sure that if no laws were broken ... there’s nothing we can do,” said Floyd Thomas, chairman of the board of supervisors of Caroline County. “What we would do is make sure that all of the laws regarding this particular burial were adhered to. If they were not, then I believe we would have to look at...
  • 'Mounting Evidence' Boston Bombers Involved in 2011 Triple Murder

    05/10/2013 7:19:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    May 10, 2013 ^ | May 10, 2013 | MICHELE McPHEE
    Massachusetts investigators have developed what they call "mounting evidence," bolstered by "forensic hits," that point to the possible involvement of both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar in a gruesome, unsolved triple homicide in 2011, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The officials cautioned that until more definitive DNA testing is complete, it is still too early to consider bringing an indictment against the younger of the two brothers, who officials said has admitted his role in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 260 more on April 15. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police...
  • Uncle: Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia

    05/10/2013 8:56:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Uncle: Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia Associated Press Associated Press – 9 mins ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM'-ehr-lun tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says his nephew has been buried in Virginia. Ruslan Tsarni said Friday that the body was buried with the help of a "faith coalition." He would not say where in Virginia the remains had been entombed. The burial this week ended a frustrating search for a community willing to take the body, which had been kept at a funeral parlor in Worcester (WUH'-stur), Mass., as cemeteries refused to take the remains.
  • Uncle: Marathon bombing suspect buried in Virginia (Doswell)

    05/10/2013 10:49:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 68 replies
    WRKO ^ | 5/10/13 | Eric Tucker & Denise Lavoie
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in a cemetery in Virginia with the help of a faith coalition, his uncle said Friday.</p> <p>The secret burial this week ended a frustrating search for a community willing to take the body, which had been kept at a funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass., as cemeteries in Massachusetts and several other states refused to accept the remains.</p>
  • Throats Slit, Triple Jewish Murder Tied to Boston Jihad Bomber Happened on September 11th

    04/23/2013 12:42:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/23/13 | Pamela Geller
    Here is more on the triple Jewish murder -- Earlier I posted that the Boston Jihad Bomber's "only American friend" had his throat slit. I said, "I think this case should be reopened in light of the Boston jihad. Throat slitting is a jihad speciality." What I didn't know was that there were three victims, all Jewish, or that they had their throats slit on September 11. We know that under Islam, slaughtering Jews is the most "righteous" of all kuffar murder: "I killed my Jew!" Islamic Jew-hatred -- it's in the quran. Police in a Boston suburb are investigating...
  • Boston Jihad Bomber Eyed in Jewish Triple Murder on September 12, 2011

    05/10/2013 10:05:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Atlass Shrugs ^ | April 22, 2013
    Earlier I posted that the Boston Jihad Bomber's "only American friend" had his throat slit. I said, "I think this case should be reopened in light of the Boston jihad. Throat slitting is a jihad speciality" What I didn't know was that all three vicitms were Jewish. We know that under Islam, slaughtering Jews is the most desired of all kufar murder."I killed my Jew!" Islamic Jew hatred - it's in the quran. Slain Boston Bomb Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Eyed in Jewish Triple Murder The Forward, April 23, 2013, thanks to Nik Best Friend Killed Along With Brandeis Grad and...
  • REPORT: 'Mounting Evidence' Ties Tsarnaev Brothers To 2011 Triple Homicide

    05/10/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-10-2013 | Pamela Engel
    REPORT: 'Mounting Evidence' Ties Tsarnaev Brothers To 2011 Triple Homicide Pamela EngelMay 10, 2013Law enforcement officials have told ABC News that "mounting" forensic evidence from an unsolved triple homicide tie Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the crime. Cell phone records also place the brothers in the area of the murders on the date they were committed. On Sept. 11, 2011, three men were found in a residence with their throats slit and their bodies covered in marijuana. Tamerlan described one of the murder victims, 25-year-old Brendan Mess, as his best friend. He and Mess were once roommates and boxed together....
  • L.A. Times: Report warned Boston Marathon was vulnerable to terrorism

    05/10/2013 4:44:56 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/9/13 | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON — Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line as an "area of increased vulnerability" and warned Boston police that homegrown extremists could use "small-scale bombings" to attack spectators and runners at the event. The 18-page report, similar to others sent to police and first responders before major events in the Boston area, was written by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, which is funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and helps disseminate intelligence information to local police and first responders. The assessment noted that there...
  • Downfall coming through coalition of Islamists and Marxists?

    05/09/2013 10:14:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | May 8, 2013 | Anita Crane
    'If we're going to get a grip on this, we have to know their narrative and understand it' A noted specialist on Islamic law and ideology from the Center for Security Policy, who has been cited as an expert for the Pentagon, says a coalition of Islamists and Marxists is working to destroy the United States. The comments come from Stephen Coughlin, a lecturer for leading Department of Defense institutions such as the Naval War College, Marine Corps HQ-Quantico and for the FBI. Coughlin is a retired major in the U.S. Army reserves and was assigned to USCENTCOM, with a...
  • Intelligence report identified vulnerability before Boston bombing

    05/09/2013 11:17:38 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9 May 2013 | Brian Bennett and Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON -- Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line of the race as an "area of increased vulnerability" and warned Boston police that extremists may use "small scale bombings" to attack spectators and runners at the event. The 18-page report was written by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, a command center funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security that helps disseminate intelligence information to local police and first responders. The "joint special event assessment" is dated April 10. It notes that at the time there was...
  • (Breaking) Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried

    05/09/2013 7:04:02 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/9/13 | Laurel Sweet
    Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been buried, according to Worcester police, ending a days-long saga that left the Boston Marathon terror mastermind’s corpse in limbo as multiple cities refused to accept it. A “courageous and compassionate individual came forward” and provided a burial plot, said Worcester police Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst. “His body is no longer in the city of Worcester and is entombed.” Hazelhurst would not say where the body has been buried and would not provide any other details. Developing...
  • Worcester chief begs government to help find burial plot

    05/08/2013 2:12:41 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 71 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 5/8/13 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Worcester Police Chief Gary J. Gemme — bleeding $10,000 a day in detail costs to protect the funeral home holding accused terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body and out of prospects to find a burial plot — today issued a desperate plea to state and federal officials to bail his city out of the macabre melodrama.
  • Tamerlan, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev July 4 attack? Feds say Boston suspects planned suicide-bomb attack

    05/03/2013 9:31:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    WPTV-TV / CNN ^ | May 3, 2013 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    The bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were built in the apartment that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev shared with his wife and child, a U.S. law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday. The official was not authorized to release the information. Katherine Russell, Tsarnaev's widow, has remained largely out of view inside her parents' North Kingstown home since her husband's death. It remains unclear what, if anything, Tamerlan's widow might have known or suspected, the source added. According to her attorney, Amato DeLuca, the 24-year-old widow knew nothing of plans to bomb the race,...
  • Cogent Observations On Boston The Marathon Bombers

    05/07/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    HumanEvents ^ | 5/7/2013 | John Hayward
    It's not terribly surprising to learn that the Boston bombers, and their parents, were beneficiaries of our lavish welfare system. Welfare dependency didn't keep Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder terrorist, from driving a flashy silver Mercedes and dressing in designer clothes. His mother thanked America for its generosity by allegedly trying to steal $1600 in expensive clothes from a department store, blowing off her court date, and fleeing the country. From her current digs in Dagestan, she howled that her sons are the victims of a government conspiracy, and topped it off with a cry of "Allahu Akbar" for good measure....
  • 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
    RT.com ^ | 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...
  • Vt. man offers burial plot for Boston bombing suspect

    05/07/2013 4:20:01 PM PDT · by APatientMan · 48 replies
    WCAX ^ | May 07, 2013 | Ali Freeman
    HARTFORD, Vt. - "She was a Sunday school teacher. She taught me 'love thine enemy.' You can't always live up to that, but she would be standing right here beside me supporting what I am doing today if she were still alive," Paul Keane said, holding a picture of his mother. The longtime former Hartford High school teacher, Paul Keane, says his mother is buried at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hamden, Conn. The Hartford, Vt., resident is offering to donate the empty plot next to his mother to bury the Boston Marathon Bomber. He blogged, "I am willing to...
  • Tsarnaev Was Too Dangerous For Mecca, But Not Boston

    05/06/2013 9:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Tamerlan Tsarnaev was apparently too dangerous to be allowed to go to Mecca, but not Boston. Saudi Arabia unofficially says that if Janet Napolitano read her mail, the Boston bombing might have been prevented. Britain's Daily Mail reported Tuesday that, according to a senior Saudi Arabian official, the Saudi government last year issued a written warning to our Department of Homeland Security about the danger of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the dead lead suspect in last month's Boston Marathon bombings. Separate from Moscow's now-famous multiple warnings about Tsarnaev, the Saudi alert "was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen," according to...
  • 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....