Skip to comments.Roubini: 'Sleeper cell' behind Boston attack
Posted on 04/21/2013 4:43:36 PM PDT by bryan999Edited on 04/21/2013 6:45:23 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Nouriel Roubini, the rock-star economist who is credited with predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market, believes he knows who is responsible for Monday's attack at the Boston Marathon.
"So it looks like 1 of the sleeper cells on the Eastern Seaboard woke up. & since the NYC Marathon was cancelled they went for the Boston one," he tweeted on Monday night, more than seven hours after the explosions. When asked by a follower how he knew, Roubini cited "informed sources."
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How about Location B?
Ask the Feds, they know all about them..
They were already on watch lists...Foreign governments already warned the Feds about these people....The mother has been arrested for crimes...#2 should have been deported for other crimes.
I keep thinking they really bungled this. If you look at the damage-—yes, a few deaths, many horrible manglings. But this isn’t the “bang for the buck” that the terrorists want. They want thousands dead at a time. So it wouldn’t surprise me at all if this was a hastily drawn-up plan b.
He’s an attention whore. Nouriel Roubini knows nothing about anything. Even worse is if he got this from his little friends at Kissinger who know even less.
so the two Chechnyan kids from Boston were going to bomb NYC?
It could also be step 1 in a multistep plan.
They learned a lot about how the authorities respond. I could have been much worse.
Someone post a Captain Obvious pic, quick.
Obama gun agenda failure in congress behind Boston attack.
>> “Was the Boston Marathon bombing Plan B ????” <<
Only if Sandy Hook was Plan A.
Just imagine if they ran your healthcare.... Oh, wait...
President Obama speaks with supporters and the media in the Rose Garden, some of whom were suggesting NRA material be planted in the bombers homes.
If anyone thinks there is not a sleeper cells in Boston, they simply are not paying attention...
Are these two brothers part of one... Time will tell...
My gut tells me no....but what do I know...
Their get away plan was pretty amateur at best...if they were trained by AQ they should ask for a refund....
No... obviously the cell in NY/NJ would bomb the NYC Marathon...
NYC Marathon was cancelled so they went into backup plan mode and waited until Patriot’s Day to do it in Boston... Plenty of time to have these mugs do several dry runs and tests... Just swap 5th Avenue out for Boylston St...
Seems like Roubini gets the captain obvious award.
I think they used bombs, too.
Then there is this:
They had a billion dollars worth of Law enforcement in the immediate area, National Guard, FBI, CIA, animal control, NSA, code enforcement, transit police, cops were bussed in on school buses from 30 surrounding cities, helicopters, dogs, swat teams and no doubt military drones circling over head.....
And the skinny 19 year old after robbing some Muslim cashier at a greedymart actually gets away after being pursued?
This was like a Blues Brothers movie...
Oh man, they missed Paterson, NJ just to begin with. Passaic, etc. NJ has’em everywhere like gnats.
Looks like a movie set a lot of places here.
Google some of those towns and use the streetview thing.
Just make sure you have a bullet proof monitor - you’ll feel safer.
The object is chaos and terror. They kept an iconic American city on virtual lockdown for five straight days. All for the price of some kitchenware and a couple of expendable dupes.
If so, the cell in Boston is alive and well - and if the remaining terrorist doesn't tell who was his handler then we may not know who they are. I noticed that a bunch of their friends are taken in; so this is a concern, and the FBI is sifting through the net of their acquaintances. They had to make the bomb somewhere, at very least. If they are not geniuses, they should have tested it once. Unless they didn't make the bombs themselves, that is. An experienced bomb maker doesn't need to test, he already knows what works.
Why would that make sense? Because it is not so easy to put together and deploy a complete sleeper cell. Members of the cell must be trained at least in basics of hiding from authorities, in secret communication, and in explosives. Cells, once they are deployed, are a pretty valuable asset. Their owners do not want them to blow up so fast.
I think the cell recruited those Chechen brothers; they also gave them the target, and they put together the bombs for them. (They had two bombs; both exploded exactly as planned. You cannot expect two young men to come up with the design all on their own. It's possible, but that's not what I would take as the main hypothesis.)
This way the cell prepared the terrorist act, and executed it by means of a disposable pair of soldiers. The cell itself was probably not known to either brother; the younger one is almost certain to not know anyone. If the brothers wanted, they could have used disguise and disappeared from the area. Nobody really knew who they are when they killed the police officer. It may well be that their orders were to kill as many police as they can, and die in the battle - taking the secret of their handlers with them.
I dunno, Boston effectively shut down for a few days, estimates are billions in lost economic activity, scores of people with lifelong injuries, four dead. And it cost them a couple of thousand bucks worth of materials and only two young inexperienced men (so far at least).
Frankly, I'm appalled by the bang they got for their buck. We have to do better. The clues were there, the Russians warned us about the older brother. We were asleep.
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