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  • CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list

    04/24/2013 10:50:29 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    The CIA pushed to have one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers placed on a U.S. counterterrorism watch list more than a year before the attacks, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Russian authorities contacted the CIA in the fall of 2011 and raised concerns that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed last week in a confrontation with police, was seen as an increasingly radical Islamist who could be planning to travel overseas.
  • Did US-Russia Deal In 2011 Lead To Boston Bombings?

    04/22/2013 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Examiner Editorial
    Among the more unusual aspects of what has been learned thus far about the Brothers Tsarnaev is that in January 2011 Russian officials encouraged their U.S. counterparts to take notice of Tamerlan, the older of the two, for possible Chechen terrorist links.
  • Turkey Places Bounty on Two Former U.S. Government Officials

    12/12/2017 12:47:17 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    A wealthy ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has placed a bounty on the heads of two former U.S. military and intelligence officials as part of what U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon is an effort by the Turkish government to threaten and intimidate Americans who they believe are working to undermine Erdogan. A bounty of three million Turkish lira, or nearly $800,000, was placed on the heads of former Pentagon official Michael Rubin and former top CIA official Graham Fuller for what Erdogan's allies claim is their role in a 2016 failed coup that nearly toppled Erdogan's...
  • Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home...

    04/28/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 April 2013 | Katie Davies
    An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year.
  • The Science Behind How Sportsmanship Helped Desiree Linden Win Boston

    04/23/2018 3:08:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 22, 2018 | Kiera Carter
    There are a lot of things that make Desiree Linden’s victory at the 2018 Boston Marathon a race story for the ages. There’s the headline you’ve been seeing everywhere: She’s the first American woman to win the race in over three decades! And if you saw even a single picture taken on Marathon Monday, you know that she ran in some of the worst weather in the race’s history. (In case you didn’t, here are 15 pictures that captured the 2018 Boston Marathon.)Then, there’s the comeback component: Linden was two seconds away from victory at the 2011 Boston Marathon, and...
  • Did this man really run the Boston Marathon route 4 times (104.8 miles) in 18 hours almost non-stop?

    04/15/2018 12:04:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 04/15/18 | daniel1212
    The story of this extraordinary feat as related here , among other sources, and the background story, is that, BOSTON - Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is hard enough. Running the 26.2 miles on Patriot Day in Boston can be even more difficult. Lafayette man, David Clark, just ran the course four times in 24 hours. "I have 10 years of sobriety coming up this year and I wanted to do a run for addiction awareness," said Clark. A decade ago, Clark was 320 pounds and addicted to alcohol and painkillers. Today, he's 160 pounds and a seasoned ultramarathoner. "I...
  • Boston, other marathons say trans women can compete as women

    04/08/2018 3:56:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2018 | COLLIN BINKLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In 1967, a Boston Marathon official nearly dragged a woman off the course after she managed to enter the men's-only race. Five decades later, race officials aren't as concerned about gender boundaries: They're now publicly acknowledging that transgender runners can compete using the gender they identify with. "We take people at their word. We register people as they specify themselves to be," said Tom Grilk, chief of the Boston Athletic Association, the group behind the race. "Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we'd rather not add to that burden."
  • What’s Not to Love? Far Left Groups Outraged at Pompeo’s Promotion – Proving He’s the Right Man

    03/13/2018 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: What’s Not to Love? Far Left Groups Outraged at Pompeo’s Promotion – Proving He’s the Right Man for the Job The far left Right Wing Watch is not happy that Mike Pompeo will be the next Secretary of State. RWW says he’s too hard on Islamists and too much of a Christian. he American left believes Christians are a threat to societ while denying. Pompeo, who would become the country’s top diplomat, has repeatedly framed the fight against terrorism as a war between Christianity and Islam, as The Intercept reported in detail when he was nominated to head...
  • Jersey City man arrested on train with bombs 8 days before Marathon bombings: cops

    04/25/2013 2:07:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | April 25 , 2013
    More than a week before three people were killed and more than 175 people were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, a Jersey City man was arrested at the train station in Hoboken while carrying two home-made bombs, authorities say. Police also found explosive devices in the Newport Parkway home of Mykyta Panasenko, 27, Jersey City police said today. According to a criminal complaint, Panasenko is charged with having "two destructive devices, specifically improvised explosive devices (IEDs) constructed from a cylinder containing Pyrodex (black powder)" on April 5, the criminal complaint says.
  • Vet Carries Woman & Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line With Prosthetic Leg

    04/18/2017 7:18:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Heroes can emanate from all walks of life, but this particular hero is the gift that just keeps on giving. Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville is receiving a ton of attention, and rightfully so, for what he did during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Granville could be seen around mile 26 carrying a woman on his shoulders, along with an American flag, so that she could cross the finish line. There hasn’t been word yet on why the woman needed to be carried, but when it comes to marathons, injuries and cramping are commonplace. Regardless of the reason, Granville decided...
  • Boston Marathon bomber gets top public defender from New York in death penalty appeal

    01/02/2017 7:07:04 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | Stephen Rex Brown
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has added New York’s top federal public defender to his legal team as he appeals his death sentence, filings show. A judge approved David Patton, the head of New York’s influential federal public defenders office, to represent Tsarnaev, 23, on Friday.
  • DID ANYONE TALKING ABOUT TRUMP'S SPEECH ACTUALLY HEAR IT?

    06/16/2016 5:27:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 75 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 16 June 2016 | Ann Coulter
    The media have lost their minds after Trump's magnificent speech on Monday. It's all hands on deck, no attack is too extreme. Their main point is: DO NOT LOOK AT THAT SPEECH. It has "words that wound." Much too dangerous even to read it. Instead of reporting what Trump said, the media give us the "gist" of it (in the sense of an unrecognizable distortion). It was awful, Hitlerian, beneath our dignity as a nation. They lie about what he said and then attack their own lies as if they're attacking Trump. The Washington Post's headline, which got their reporters...
  • Orlando shooting: 50 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance

    06/12/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    An American-born man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. * The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said. * Mateen called 911 during the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers, according to a U.S. official. * Orlando police shot and killed Mateen.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Top Gazan Jihadist Claims Orlando Shooter Was Terror Group Member

    06/12/2016 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12,2016 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A top Islamic State-tied jihadist in the Gaza Strip claimed in an interview on Sunday that he “knows” that Omar Mateen, the Orlando club shooter, was a member of a terrorist organization. Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, claimed he was told that Mateen was a member of one of the groups that fall under the jihadiya Salafiya franchise, meaning the network of loosely-based Salafist jihadist groups such as the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and the Al Nusra Front. Ansari made the claim in a pre-recorded interview to air in full tonight...
  • DHS agent: West blind to 'jihad through immigration' [ Philip Haney ]

    06/07/2016 7:19:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 6/7/2016 | Frank Gaffney
    true goal of supremacist Islam – the establishment of Islamic law, or Shariah, which can be advanced through a variety of prescribed means, including mass migration. ... the pursuit of Islamic law is the true driving force behind the global Islamic movement. ... Jihad .. is simply a means to implement Shariah. .. Haney’s determination to follow the evidence wherever it led created opposition from a politically correct administration that made him the subject of nine investigations. In “See Something, Say Nothing,” he provides an eyewitness account of events inside the Boston Marathon bombing investigation and the Obama administration’s quashing...
  • Friend who gave Boston Marathon bombers gun sentenced to time served

    12/23/2015 3:28:58 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 22, 2015
    Prosecutors: Gun used to kill Officer Sean Collier . A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer was sentenced Tuesday to the 17 months he has already served and apologized, saying his actions were "dumb." I was young, dumb, and thought I could outsmart everyone," 22-year-old Stephen Silva told a judge in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty to gun and heroin distribution charges last year.
  • Oscar Nominated Actress: Charleston Church Shooting Shows Racism against Muslims

    06/18/2015 11:32:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/18/15 | Aurelius
    Dylann Storm Roof murdered nine people at a Church in Charleston in a likely race-motivated attack. After the shooting, a manhunt ensued, in which Roof was eventually captured. Lexi Alexander, who was nominated for an Oscar for the short drama Johnny Flynton, believes that this is an opportune time to point out just how prejudiced police are against Muslims. Taking to Twitter, Alexander, who is of Arab and German ancestry, felt the need to remind people that the police came out in force after the Boston Marathon Bombing: She also wanted to let people know that if you disagreed with...
  • FBI director faces grilling by House panel on Benghazi, data leaks (LIVE THREAD)

    06/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 140 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will question outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller on investigations of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings, and recent leaks of classified government information. Mueller was to undergo questioning by the committee on these and other issues in what will be his final appearance before the panel. His last day on the job is Sept. 4. The Justice Department revealed last month that it had secretly gathered emails of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and phone records of The Associated Press in an effort to crack...
  • Exclusive: Mother Of Boston Marathon Bomber Says US Will Burn

    05/18/2015 1:19:34 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 50 replies
    vocativ.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Sarah Kaufman
    Family friend tells Vocativ that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mother sent a distraught message after her son was given the death penalty. With her terrorist son sentenced to death, the mother of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sent raging messages to his supporters saying the United States will burn “in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire,” her close friend told Vocativ. “They think that they are killing us and they celebrate this, but we are the ones who will rejoice when Allah grants us the chance to behold them in the flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew that’s frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists — but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers’ dime to gaze into Tousle Hair’s dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...