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  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister arrested 'for threatening to BLOW UP her boyfriend's ex

    08/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27 August 2014 | Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting a woman from Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30.
  • Glenn Beck’s audacious defense against Boston Marathon bombings defamation suit

    07/24/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    On April 15 of last year, a thin kid with a bright smile named Abdulrahman Alharbi decided he would stop and watch the Boston Marathon for a few minutes. A Saudi Arabian studying English in Boston, he had heard of the famous marathon, but wanted to see it in the flesh, he later explained to one journalist. Ten minutes later, he witnessed what he first mistook for fireworks. --snip-- Alharbi, like numerous others in the chaotic few hours following the deadly bombings, was questioned by police. They asked for his Facebook password. He gave it to them. They asked to...
  • Quincy man charged in Boston Marathon bombing

    05/30/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    A Quincy man has been charged with obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, the U.S. Attorney's Office just announced. Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, is charged in an indictment that was unsealed today, with one count of destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer, and three counts of making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements in a federal terrorism investigation. Developing ...
  • High school teachers lured our kids into a ‘death’ cult: parents

    05/24/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 5-23-14 | Bob Fredericks
    It was reading, writing and religious brainwashing at this top Connecticut high school. Staffers at Avon High indoctrinated three once-happy girls into a death-obsessed religious cult that had them speaking in tongues and acting like zombies, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by their parents charges. Three Spanish teachers and a guidance counselor “taught students to believe in superstition, magic and a non-scientific, anti-intellectual world view,” the suit says. “They lost their humor and their empathy. They began speaking in a bizarre new language. They became unable to think critically or independently. They became dependent on the school teachers and...
  • Wife of Foursquare CEO wore fake bib at Boston Marathon, report says

    04/25/2014 4:57:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 25 April 2014 | Julie Balise
    <p>The wife of Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley allegedly wore a fake bib in order to gain entry to the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to a report from Boston news station WCVB.</p> <p>The story came out when registered marathon runner Kathy Brown spotted photos of someone else wearing her number, 34033, while looking for pictures of herself on the website MarathonFoto.</p>
  • Rosie's Run (Rosie Ruiz of Boston Marathon Infamy)

    04/21/2014 11:22:12 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 14 replies
    Lawrence Eagle-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2000 | Bill Burt
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in The Eagle-Tribune on April 16, 2000, 20 years after Rosie Ruiz "won" the Boston Marathon. Ruiz, who married and changed her name to Rosie Vivas, spoke exclusively to The Eagle-Tribune a few weeks before the 2000 race. Since the story first ran, former race director Will Cloney has passed away. Ruiz is believed to be living in South Florida and has not run a race since her "victory.'' The voice is very pleasant and professional. It is also unmistakable. "This is Rosie Vivas, may I help you?" Then she realizes the caller who...
  • America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

    04/21/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Bill Chappell
    In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile. According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a 20-second lead. That lead dwindled as the runners neared the finish line, but Keflezighi held off all challengers to win the race with an unofficial finishing time of 2:08:37. The crowd roared as the Eritrean-born runner who lives in San Diego crossed the finish line, celebrating a...
  • BOSTON MARATHON BEGINS UNDER TIGHT SECURITY

    04/21/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bob Salsberg,Michelle R. Smith,Paige Sutherland, Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON (AP) — With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, tens of thousands of runners set out from the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the deadly bombing. "I showed up, I'm back, and I am going to finish what I didn't finish last year," said Mary Cunningham, 50, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was stopped a mile short of the finish line by the explosions last year.
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/15/2014 10:57:04 PM PDT · by IChing · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 4/15/14 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boylston Street was evacuated and two bags were detonated by the Bomb Squad near the finish line. One of the bags was being carried by a barefoot man who was wearing a long black veil and screaming “Boston Strong.” That man has been identified by sources as 25-year-old Kayvon Edson. A source tells WBZ-TV that when Edson was stopped by police, he told them he had a rice cooker in his bag. That is when the Bomb Squad was called to the scene. A source tells CBS News that...
  • Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated After Masked Man Yelling ‘Boston Strong’ Dumps Backpack

    04/15/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Barefoot and wearing a black veil, the man dropped a large backpack shortly before being apprehended by police. The area is on high alert as commemorations for the victims of last year's bombing are underway Tuesday. The area around the Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated as cops investigate two suspicious backpacks left along Boylston Street. Ceremonies throughout the day commemorated the victims on the one year anniversary of the bombing at the site that killed three and injured more than 260 people. Around 7 p.m., a barefoot man wearing a black veil and yelling “Boston Strong!” as he...
  • Boston Marathon victim storms off Meet the Press set after interview ambush

    04/11/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Douglas Ernst
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis allegedly walked out of the set of Meet the Press with David Gregory. A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing stormed off the set of NBC’s Meet the Press in tears on Friday after being asked to comment on Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev — after she was allegedly promised their names would not be mentioned. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost part of one leg during the attack, tweeted after the taping: I feel so disrespected @meetthepress I asked politely yesterday and you said yes. Now you choose to use the name instead.
  • F.B.I. Agent Is Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Man Tied to Boston Suspects

    03/21/2014 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 March 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The F.B.I. agent who fatally shot a Chechen man in Orlando during an interrogation in May about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been cleared of wrongdoing by a prosecutor in Florida and by an F.B.I. internal review, according to law enforcement officials.Another review, by the Justice Department, which is almost complete, is expected to conclude that the agent followed proper guidelines on the use of force when he killed the Chechen, Ibragim Todashev, according to the officials. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to jeopardize their access to classified information.None of the...
  • Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats' Great Satan

    03/12/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    Oh, now they’ve done it. They picked on the wrong people this time. The C.I.A. has apparently been spying on Congress. I know. Who would have seen that coming? Spies spying on people? That’s like lawyers legislating or something. Oh wait…. So, Congress is really, really mad at the C.I.A. now. According to a story by the New York Times, the C.I.A. snooped on Senate staffers in order to find out how the Senate got internal C.I.A. documents, some of which were critical of “agency’s detention and interrogation program. Parts of the C.I.A. report cast a particularly harsh light...
  • Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon

    03/10/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 10, 2014 | n/a
    "Boston Makes Final Preparations for 2014 Marathon New protocols will "preserve the traditional feel and character of the Boston Marathon" after 2013 bombings." 03/10/2014
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Boston bomber's widow cozies up to his mother on trip to her former Soviet state

    03/06/2014 6:52:27 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | M R Freda
    months before atrocity -- as disturbing video emerges of jihad flag on wall of her homeThe widow of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev cozies up to the terrorist’s mother on a trip to see her in her homeland months before the marathon massacre, in an exclusive photograph obtained by MailOnline. In the family photo captioned Kyrgyzstan 2013, Katherine Russell, 24, is holding the daughter she had with Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police days after he and his brother Dhzokhar allegedly detonated two pressure cooker bombs along the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The...
  • Cleveland group to run 1,000 miles to reach the Boston Marathon (TN)

    02/24/2014 7:52:59 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 1 replies
    ChatanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Febuary 24, 2014 | Tim Omarzu
    Forrest Gump spent three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours running back and forth across the United States "for no particular reason." A group of about 30 runners from Cleveland, Tenn., plans to spend eight days in April running for roughly 1,000 miles to reach the Boston Marathon. They'll take turns pounding the pavement in an around-the-clock slog through seven states while passenger vans haul resting teammates. They've got a reason: To raise at least $50,000 for two nonprofit groups, Boston-based Dream Big, which buys sports equipment for inner-city girls, and the One Step Ahead Foundation, a New...
  • No, Death Isn't 'Too Good' for Tsarnaev

    02/15/2014 8:00:38 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/15/13 | Jeff Jacoby
    Of all the reasons to oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon terror bombings, none is less convincing than the claim that executing the murderer of Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier would amount to rewarding him. Seek Tsarnaev's death and you give him just what he craves, runs this argument, which has been made by law professor Alan Dershowitz, criminologist James Alan Fox, and death-penalty critics in the media. Executing Tsarnaev will succeed only in making him a martyr and a hero, they say; it will drive...
  • In liberal Mass., jury could prove sympathetic to Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    01/31/2014 4:11:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | 1/31/2014 | staff
    Given the powerful grief and anger over the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston would seem to be a particularly hostile place for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial. But it might just be his best hope of escaping a death sentence. Opposition to the death penalty runs deep in liberal Massachusetts. In a Boston Globe survey in September, 57 percent of Massachusetts residents polled favored life in prison for Tsarnaev, while 33 percent favored execution. As Tsarnaev's lawyers weigh whether to attempt to move his trial out of town, away from those most deeply traumatized by the bombing, some legal experts say...
  • Death penalty sought for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    01/30/2014 11:29:20 AM PST · by bryan999 · 51 replies
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of orchestrating last year’s Boston Marathon bombing along with his brother Tamerlan, the Justice Department announced Thursday. “After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement. “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision.” Authorities say the Tsarnaev brothers plotted the backpack bomb attack that killed three people and injured...
  • Sgt. Sean Murphy Retires from Massachusetts State Police

    11/06/2013 9:01:08 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    bostonmagazine.com ^ | 11/6/13 | John Wolfson
    Sgt. Sean Murphy Retires from Massachusetts State Police Murphy, the tactical photographer who released dramatic photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev manhunt, retires after 25 years with the force. By John Wolfson Three and a half months after releasing the dramatic behind-the-scenes photos he took during the manhunt for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Sgt. Sean Murphy has retired from the Massachusetts State Police. As part of a negotiated agreement, Murphy has also signed off on five disciplinary charges that were brought against him for the unauthorized release of the photos: violation of rules; unbecoming conduct; unsatisfactory performance; insubordination; and...
  • Close Air Strike (SU-25), Real Hell , Chechen war (VHS rip)

    09/25/2013 8:10:58 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Air strike with SU-25, from chechen war SU-25 used FAB 500 (1102.31 lbs) bomb, and NURS
  • A look into the minds of Tsarnaev’s fan girls

    08/20/2013 9:00:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | August 18, 2013 | Morgan Rousseau
    Nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, as the city continues to reel and heal, the fan base for 20-year-old suspected terrorist Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev is going strong. Tsarnaev supporter and New York City resident Karina said her loyalty is due to a strong belief that he is innocent — not an attraction. “I saw a lot of the teenage fan girls in the beginning, but that has diminished because we called them out pretty quickly,” said Karina, who requested her last name be withheld. “It is obvious that he’s a good looking young man,” she added.
  • Widow of 'Boston bomber is starting to act like her old self by listening to rock music..."

    07/26/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 25, 2013
    The widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has started acting more like her old self by watching movies, listening to rock music and reconnecting with her family, her relatives have said. Katherine Russell, 24, is living at her parents' home in Rhode Island with her daughter by Tsarnaev, and she is enjoying the activities once forbidden by her late husband. She has changed her name back to Katherine Russell from Karima Tsarnaeva, the name she adopted after marrying Tsarnaev, who was killed earlier this year following a police shootout.
  • Exclusive: Police probe possible links between terrorism suspect and Boston bombing

    07/16/2013 12:01:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | | Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:28am EDT | Tim McLaughlin
    (Reuters) - A Boston-area man accused of threatening to blow up an airplane allegedly had all the materials needed to build a pressure-cooker bomb before this kind of weapon was used in the Boston Marathon attack in April, according to comments made by the man's mother in a recently unsealed police affidavit. While investigators working with the FBI are looking to see if there are any links between the two cases, they have drawn no conclusions, according to two law enforcement sources. Prosecutors and the FBI declined to comment.   The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force said it is investigating...
  • Guess who spent July 4 at the White House

    07/11/2013 6:53:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7-10-2013 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Guess who spent July 4 at the White House Remember this guy? His name is Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Alharbi and he's the Saudi national who at one time was a 'person of interest' in the Boston Marathon terror attack, and who was supposedly deported to Saudi Arabia after Michelle Obama came to visit him at the hospital?Would you believe he returned to the White House on July 4? He's the guy on the right. He was part of a group of 'military families.'What could go wrong?
  • Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev arrives at Boston federal court for arraignment

    07/10/2013 10:24:06 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Escorted by a Humvee filled with heavily armed law enforcement officers, a white prisoner van carrying Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev roared into US District Court in Boston today, rushing past about a dozen people who shouted encouragement to the alleged Islamic terrorist. Some of the supporters started chanting — “Justice for Dzhokhar’’ and “Give him his freedom back’’ — as the motorcade took Tsarnaev into the Joseph Moakley courthouse where he is scheduled to be arraigned on 30 federal charges, 17 of which could bring the death penalty. The shouts of support for the 19-year-old Tsarnaev, who is...
  • Boston dismantles bomb memorial in bid to 'look to the future'

    06/26/2013 5:05:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | JUNE 25, 2013 | RICHARD VALDMANIS
    BOSTON - Boston city workers and volunteers on Tuesday disassembled a makeshift memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in a move the mayor said he hoped would help the city "look to the future." Crews arrived in Copley Square, near the marathon's finish line, shortly after dawn to remove teddy bears, crosses, flowers and photographs placed there since twin bombs killed three people and injured 264 others on race day, April 15. The site had for weeks drawn family and friends of victims, some of whom left running shoes and hand-written posters with phrases such as "love...
  • Not Chicago Stronger (T shirt controversy)

    06/14/2013 12:22:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 6/13/13 | Ted Gruber
    Yes, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup finals and Game 1 was a historic moment in NHL history. With the Blackhawks making the finals they are plenty of t-shirt vendors looking for a quick payday by coming up with ideas. You can drive up and down any well trafficked area in the city and there will be a vendor selling (legal or illegal) merchandise. The point is, sure people are looking to make money off of a team that is now 3 wins from another Stanley Cup but some are doing it in the wrong...
  • NSA Scandal Sends Sales of George Orwell's '1984' Soaring on Amazon (Sales up almost 6000%)

    06/11/2013 8:58:09 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 35 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | June 11, 2013 | Eamon Murphy
    The LA Times reports that sales of the book, which concerns a discontented propagandist working for the Ministry of Truth in a time of endless war, are up 5,771 percent as of Tuesday morning. From a sales rank of 12,507 in the days before The Guardian published top-secret government documents provided by Snowden, "1984" has risen to crack Amazon's top 200.
  • Boston Bombing Suspect Tells Mother He Is Receiving Donations, Has Bank Account

    06/04/2013 4:12:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | June 4, 2013
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says people are sending him money and a bank account has been set up in his name. In a recorded telephone conversation with his parents in Russia last week, the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News reports Tsarnaev told his mother he has been given at least $1,000.
  • Qaeda Chief Warns Attacks On US In "Everyone's Reach"

    06/03/2013 2:47:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | June 3, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - Al-Qaeda's military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online Sunday that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslims to defend their religion.
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • First lady rallies for Ed Markey, visits victims (“My husband can’t do it alone")

    05/30/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2013 | Gary J. Remal
    First lady Michelle Obama, in town to back U.S. Rep. 
Edward J. Markey’s Senate run and meet with marathon bombing victims, urged local Democrats to “max out!” their donations to 
help keep the president’s agenda alive. “My husband can’t do it alone,” Obama said. “He absolutely needs folks like Ed Markey in the Senate to make it happen. So here in the state of Massachusetts, we need you to do everything you can over these next four weeks to get Ed Markey elected.” “And it’s all on you,” Obama said, as the crowd laughed.
  • Boston bombing suspects' sister faces drug charge

    05/28/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 28, 2013
    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A sister of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects is facing a drug charge in New Jersey. Bella Tsarnaeva pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Attorney Mario Blanch says Tsarnaeva was arrested in December when police responded to a domestic violence report at her Fairview, N.J., apartment. Her boyfriend, Ahmad Khalil, faces the same charge and also pleaded not guilty.
  • Audio of President Obama Telling Bob Woodward “We Can Absorb a Terrorist Attack”

    09/27/2010 8:04:18 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of famed journalist/author Bob Woodward talking about President Obama’s private interview with him in the White House where Obama said that the United States “can absorb a terrorist attack.” The audio of Obama saying that to Woodward is then played on the video, and Woodward said, “I jumped in my chair a little bit” when he heard Obama say that. He also played audio of Obama talking about a “potential game-changer” – a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists “blowing up a major American city.” Obama told Woodward, “That is where I can’t afford any mistakes.”...
  • Keeping Tabs (Mark Steyn)

    05/26/2013 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/26/2013 | Mark Steyn
    In his big speech the other day, President Obama said, “Much of our best counterterrorism cooperation results in the gathering and sharing of intelligence.” And much of the gathering and sharing results in …nothing. The Woolwich butcher was deported from Kenya on suspicion of terrorism and captured on video calling for the beheading of British soldiers …but that didn’t prevent him beheading a British soldier. Just as Tamerlan Tsarnaev was brought to the US Government’s attention by the Russians, but that didn’t prevent him blowing up the Boston Marathon. And the Pantybomber was fingered by his own dad to the...
  • Marathon Bombing Investigators Ask What Attracted Terror Suspects to Boston Suburb

    05/21/2013 9:14:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News' The Blotter ^ | May 20, 2013 | Michele McPhee
    Among the many unanswered questions about the two Tsarnaev brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombing is why, days after the attack, they were heading to the suburb of Watertown and its manicured lawns and tulips when police picked up their trail and began a chase. Investigators want to know what drew the accused bombers to the cluster of side streets in the blue-collar suburb, far from any major thoroughfare, especially if the brothers were on the run after their images had been shown on television by the FBI and after they had allegedly murdered MIT Police Officer Sean Collier....
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s nurses admit it’s hard not to call him ‘hon’

    05/20/2013 7:41:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Nurses treating Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say their natural inclination toward compassion makes it difficult to see the 19-year-old as a possible terrorist. And they have to make concerted effort — and buddy-system pacts — to keep from referring to him with terms of endearment such as “hon.” One 29-year-old nurse said on Gawker: “When you’re in the room, it’s just a patient. You’re here to … make sure they’re feeling better. When you step away, you take it in. I am compassionate, that’s what we do. But should I be? The rest of the world hates him right...
  • Senate Bill Aimed at Curbing Visa Overstays for Immigrants

    05/19/2013 11:52:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | By William La Jeunesse
    Published April 29, 2013 FoxNews.com WASHINGTON – SNIPPET: "On multiple occasions, first after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and again after 9/11, Congress mandated that immigration officials come up with a verifiable entry-exit system to track foreign visitors. To date, the Department of Homeland Security has failed, despite spending billions in tax dollars. The current system, known as USVISIT, does take fingerprints and photos of international visitors when they arrive at U.S. airports, but it has no similar biometric exit system. The goal is to match entry and exit records to determine which individuals comply with their visa and...
  • The Note in the Boat

    05/17/2013 2:11:22 PM PDT · by Noremac · 29 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | May 17,2013 | Richard Cameron
    CBS News just conducted an interview with one of their ‘special correspondents’, former Assistant FBI Director John Miller, in which Mr. Miller explained to them about a note that the surviving Boston Marathon bombing terrorist, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is supposed to have written inside the boat where he was hiding from authorities. In the note, Dzhokhar is alleged to have made declarations to the effect that: The Boston Marathon bombing victims were ‘collateral damage’ in the same way that civilian villagers, women and children were innocent victims of America’s ‘War on Terror’ in Muslim countries. “When you attack one muslim, you...
  • Howie Carr: Note praising Allah didn’t float PC boat

    05/17/2013 3:34:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2013 | Howie Carr
    Finally, we get the note in the boat — a month late. Do you how much media effort has been devoted to unearthing what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apparently thought was his last will and testament? But somehow, the cops held it tight until yesterday. Unconfirmed stories have circulated that in Dave Henneberry’s backyard in Watertown that Friday evening, the feds went so far as to check out the cellphones of the local cops, to make sure no one had snapped a photo of the note in the boat. No big surprises in the note. The Joker said his brother Speedbump was...
  • Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note in boat he hid in, sources say

    05/16/2013 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 16, 2013
    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller. Sources tell Miller that Tsarnaev wrote the note in the boat he was hiding in as police pursued him, and as he bled from gunshot wounds sustained in an earlier shootout between police and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The note, scrawled with a pen on the interior wall of the cabin, said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way...
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • Was The Boston Lockdown Necessary?

    05/09/2013 9:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Shawangunk Journal ^ | May 9, 2013 | Norm Pattis, Trial Attorney
    Before leaping to the conclusion that lawmen in Boston worked a miracle last month by locking the city down as they searched for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, consider the following: It was only after folks were told they could leave their homes that a private citizen spotted a trail of blood that led to the young man's hiding place and capture. This is important because Boston will now stand as a textbook case of what municipal police officers should do in an emergency. Close down businesses. Order people to stay in their homes. Keep folks off the streets. Search homes one by...
  • Bengazi tied to ... Boston bombing? Common thread runs through deadly assaults

    05/09/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/9/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – There is a common threat that links the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack to both the Boston Marathon bombings and the terror assault on the In Amenas gas facility in southern Algeria in January. The thread runs through al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, one of the most deadly members of the al-Qaida conglomerate. AQAP previously attempted several major attacks within the U.S. The group was the first al-Qaida member to comment on the Benghazi attack, releasing a statement arguing the assaults on the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex were revenge for the death of...
  • Barney Frank and the Boston Marathon Bomber

    05/09/2013 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | May 9. 2013 | Chuck Morse
    May 9, 2013 Were the 13 Immigration and Nationality Act "reforms" authored by Barney Frank between 1981 and 2001 responsible for the Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveling back and forth between Dagastan and the US with a legal visa even after the Russian Government had informed the FBI and the CIA about his radical Islamist background? This question is particularly relevant now that it has become all too apparent that foreign terrorists with legal visas are still inside the United States even after 9/11. Frank's 1989 amendment prevented our customs and embassy officials from doing their jobs and denying...