Dead suspect: “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them”; Update: Dzhokar’s website linked Islamist sites; Update: Tamerlan pushed AQ Prophecy

posted at 10:10 am on April 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Note: Originally posted at 8:46 am ET; bumped to 10:10.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with Boston police earlier this morning, perhaps killed by bullets, his own IED, or the fact that his brother Dzhokar reportedly drove over him in order to plow through a police barricade after the shootout.  He will live on in a photo essay taken when he competed in Golden Glove boxing, thanks to photographer Johannes Hirn, linked by an alert Dave Weigel a few minutes ago.  The accompanying interview raised at least a yellow flag about the isolation of Tsarnaev from his community in the essay titled “Will Box for Passport”:

Tamerlan, who studies at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston and wants to become an engineer, took the semester off from school to train for the competition.

Tamerlan fled Chechnya with his family because of the conflict in the early 90s, and lived for years in Kazakhstan before getting to the United States as a refugee.

Originally from Chechnya, but living in the United States since five years, Tamerlan says: “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”

If he wins enough fights… Tamerlan says he could be selected for the US Olympic team and be naturalized American. Unless his native Chechnya becomes independent, Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia.

Tamerlan says he doesn’t drink or smoke anymore: “God said no alcohol.” A muslim, he says: “There are no values anymore,” and worries that “people can’t control themselves.”

Accordingly, Weigel and others claim that this is Tsarnaev’s YouTube channel (which I already posted in the main thread).  It’s not confirmed, and there may well be more than one Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but if it’s his, a certain theme emerges almost immediately. It’s odd that Tsarnaev wanted to compete for the US rather than Kazakhstan, perhaps, where he might have fit in better; if this really is his YouTube account, it’s even more odd.

Update: Some are claiming that this is Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Amazon wish list. I’d approach this with a grain of salt, but again if so, it’s certainly interesting.  Quite a few items on making fake IDs, but they’ve all been on the list for almost six years.  Not sure if I’m buying this.

Update: More from the AP on the background of both brothers, including this tidbit, emphasis mine:

In May of 2011, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, then a senior at a prestigious high school, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge, Mass., to pursue higher education. Now, Tsarnaev is on the run, described as “armed and dangerous” and suspected of the Boston Marathon bombing. …

According to the website spotcrime.com, Tamerlan was arrested for domestic violence in July 2009, after assaulting his girlfriend.

He was an amateur boxer, listed as a competitor in a National Golden Gloves competition in 2009.

Assuming that boxing profile preceded the arrest, that might be an inflection point for Tamerlan’s radicalization.

Update: Reuters reports that the younger brother’s website promoted Islamist websites:

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.

Abusive comments in Russian and English were flooding onto Tsarnaev’s page on VK, a Russian-language social media site, on Friday after he was identified as a suspect in the bombing of the Boston marathon. …

His “World view” is listed as “Islam” and his “Personal priority” is “career and money”.

He has posted links to videos of fighters in the Syrian civil war and to Islamic web pages with titles like “Salamworld, my religion is Islam” and “There is no God but Allah, let that ring out in our hearts”.

Update: Mother Jones’ Adam Serwer reports that Tamerlan was a fan of the “al-Qaeda prophecy”:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26 year-old brother of the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had a YouTube page where he posted religious videos, including a video of Feiz Mohammad, afundamentalist Australian Muslim preacher who rails against the evils of Harry Potter. Among those videos is one dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by Islamic extremists—particularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to be Tsarnaev’s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on the Boston Marathon. The prophecy states that an invincible army will come from the region of “Khurasan,” a large portion of territory in central Asia.

“This is a major hadith (reported saying of the prophet Muhammad) that jihadis use, it is essentially an end-time prophecy,” says Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy “This is definitely important in Al Qaeda’s ideology.” In The Black Banners, former FBI agent Ali Soufan’s book about his pursuit of Al Qaeda that is named after this prophecy, Soufan describes the prophecy this way:

Khurasan is a term for a historical region spanning northeastern and eastern Iran and parts of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and northwestern Pakistan. Because of the hadith, jihadists believe that this is the region from which they will inflict a major defeat against their enemies—in the Islamic version of Armageddon…

Jeff Dunetz has more.

Update: ABC has this video of the carjacked Mercedes being towed away, with a brief explanation of how the police “put two and two together” from Brian Ross:

And now the police want to find a gray Honda CRV with Massachusetts plate 316-ES9, believed to be heading toward Connecticut.


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Beck is saying that the dead suspect had many videos (22) calling for the killing the infidels, and ranting in the way jihadists do. He’ll post the videos later.

Weight of Glory on April 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM

He’d better hurry before the MSM cover up machinery gets spun up.

Charlemagne on April 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I will tolerate no more liberal advocacy for social nonsense. People should be responsible for themselves and their families in all but the most exceptional cases of dire need.

In contrast, I demand that the government return to doing its job of protecting Americans from this kind of thing. The policies of this country should be changed immediately to keep the enemy out and to root out the enemy within–and that doesn’t start with rounding up all the WASPs.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

The Mexican Drug Cartel Controled Coyotes have a known price to haul these islamic ones of terror accross the U.S./ Mexican border.

They have a set price for “baggage” these ones of terror want to bring with them.

Our U.S. Senators know this, the leaders of the U.S. House know this, the Hopeless Nonsecurity Dept. know this and what do they
do…

lust fro amnesty and to make legal the 20,000,000 inside here which means that 1% of the 20,000,000 may be 200,000 of them are radical ones of terror prospects.

It is insane.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Charlemagne on April 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

They already have them all. It’s all in there too: Black flag of AQ, Caliphate, all of it. Stand by.

Weight of Glory on April 19, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Update: Reuters reports that the younger brother’s website promoted Islamist websites:

Someone needs to check on sesqui, she may toying with a Super Soaker right now, holding it to her own head and sobbing uncontrollably.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM

If Bomber Bro Dzhokar is taken alive can we break out the waterboard?

Whadya say Barry?
It might “save one kindergartner’s life” I’m thinkin’.

eyesky on April 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I agree 100%. I saw a statistic the other day that said 65% of federal spending was transfer payments. 65%!

Charlemagne on April 19, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Abusive comments are also flooding his youtube page.

Blake on April 19, 2013 at 9:51 AM

can you imagine how crushed the MSM is right now? Why, why, W.H.Y, couldn’t this be a tea party, chrisitan, white male? Why can’t these Tea Party nuts play along and blow something up? WHY!?!?!?!

I expect the MSM to be drunk by 10:00 am as they drown their sorrows in the tragedy of it all. They just knew, KNEW it was some right wing freakazoid and it turns out to be the usual international terrorist who just happens to be Muslim.

Somebody needs to take all dangerous objects away from Chris Matthews. I’m concerned he may hurt himself in his moment of despair. Seriously, the guy is probably suicidal.

ramrants on April 19, 2013 at 9:51 AM

This will become normal.

These 2 will embolden other domestic Islamists here in the states.

portlandon on April 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM

And there is the real problem. Assuming that these guys were just “inspired” by actual terror groups vs. a “rank and file” terrorist will be the real worry at this point.

Because, like you said, a fence sitter may look at what these #$@#s did and decide to go and do something stupid.

How do you stop that mindset?

Gatsu on April 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

David Sirota hardest hit:

“The reason to hope that the bomber is a white American is because in a country where white privilege and double standards so obviously affect our national security reactions, that outcome will better guarantee that the reaction to Boston is a bit more measured.”

Fool.

Alexis on April 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Someone needs to check on sesqui, she may toying with a Super Soaker right now, holding it to her own head and sobbing uncontrollably.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Please Bishop, like the nerve is there to use a Super Soaker.

Pop tart “gun” all the way.

Gatsu on April 19, 2013 at 9:53 AM

ramrants on April 19, 2013 at 9:51 AM

The Left are incapable of logical thinking.

Assuming there was an unhinged conservative who hated intrusive government, that person would focus his attacks on government, not innocents. Logic Chrissy, logic.

Charlemagne on April 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Not a citizen? Domestic violence charge? How did he get his pressure cooker?

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM

While he originally did not pass the background check for pressure cookers, his mom shoplifted one from the very L&T that he placed the bomb in front of on Monday.

gonnjos on April 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Open Borders

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM

To be fair…and i’ve been watching the FOX affiliate in MA for past hour…they are stating both suspects were here legally.

Yes, that can change, since the situation is going to stay fluid until he’s either in custody, dead or alive and the FBI releases a more detailed summary of the investigation…but for now, I won’t jump on the “Seal the Borders” meme *just* yet.

As such, I’m not surprised…the whole incident had a rather amateurish feel to i…regardless of the “sophisticated” device deployed…

Personally i was starting to lean towards one theory that the devices were *meant* to be found by the person that actually left them so as to applauded as a hero…and what better way to get lots of coverage and accolades than for finding a live weapon?

BlaxPac on April 19, 2013 at 9:55 AM

If you are white and don’t favor or approve of white Muslims, are you still a racist bigot? Squippy? Dumby? Any Tard?

BL@KBIRD on April 19, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I call total B.S. on the suspect’s claims that he “didn’t understand Americans and had no friends.”

His high school friend was on CNN this morning. He said he had never seen telltale signs of violent tendencies, he had “partied with him” and said they had a lot of mutual friends. When asked by CNN what he might say to his friend at this moment, guys replied as someone who had not come to terms with what his friend had done, rather as a concerned friend reaching out to someone in trouble, saying “don’t do anything stupid.” (A little late)

Anyway, suspect had friends. Suspected benefited from this country and from his associations in this country. Based on this friend’s perspective, he appeared fully accepted by those around him.

LetsBfrank on April 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM

WaPo is reporting about the older brother posted You Tube videos about Islam. The vids have been pulled.

dogsoldier on April 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM

mohammedianism straight up.

tom daschle concerned on April 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM

The one silver lining if there is one, perhaps the direction of Immigration reform will be altered…..

hillsoftx on April 19, 2013 at 9:42 AM

You don’t understand liberals.

We need open borders and amnesty now more than ever! This man had no friends! He felt alienated. He was all alone and afraid because he wasn’t accepted by racist bitter clingers and the racist fence building crowd forced him to kill.

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Have the authorities been notified to put Tingles Matthews and David Sirota on suicide watch?

GarandFan on April 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

We need to campaign for Pressure Cooker Control laws. We cannot allow another tragedy such as the Boston Bombing happen again. The government needs to confiscate all pressure cookers from people’s homes.

Pressure Cooker rights activist are just tools of special interest and their money. PCA (Pressure Cookers of America) are expected to spend gazillions-anillions trying to defeat any effort to protect innocent children of Pressure Cookers. They are liars and should not be believed.

Who’s with me in destroying defeating these disgusting people that want as many children killed by pressure cookers as possible?

ramrants on April 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Why were these two non-citizens registered to vote in MA?

Curtiss on April 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM

It must be galling to the LSM these brothers aren’t brown people. If they were, the talking heads could accuse the Right of both Islamophobia and hate against brown people — a twofer. Looks like they’ll have to flip a coin to decide which way to spin the story to blame the NRA for the terrorists going off the deep end.

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Loss prevention from Lord & Taylor called to report they had detained a shoplifter. Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, 45, of 410 Norfolk St., Apt. 3, Cambridge, was arrested and charged with larceny over $250 (women’s clothing valued at $1,624), and two counts of malicious/wanton damage/defacement to property.

Man these people are really gonna Hate Lord and Taylor. Expect next chechen bomb attack is at a Lord and Taylor store. First Mother gets arrested shoplifting there and then its Lord and Taylors security cams who tip off the feds. Gotta love it.

Psycotte on April 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Anyway, suspect had friends. Suspected benefited from this country and from his associations in this country. Based on this friend’s perspective, he appeared fully accepted by those around him.

LetsBfrank on April 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM

A good Muslim takes no friends from among the unbelievers as the koran states. He was probably just establishing cred among his online Muslim friends during his radicalization coming to true Islam.

BL@KBIRD on April 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Oh Hey remember all the buzz about Patriot’s Day and Tea Party Tax protests and the hallmarks of a right wing extremist attack????

Yeah, just wanted to point that out.

LetsBfrank on April 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The fact that these two mad dog killers where in the U.S.A. legal is also 100% insane.

We do not need to allow more vote/wage slaves into the U.S.A..

We do not need to allow this self destruction to go on and on.

It is the dumb ass liberal ideas that the U.S.A. must take on the job of taking in every last displace person/persons the rest of the world by evil means cast upon our shores.

It is not our fault that the world is insane and our of control.

Unlimited legal and illegal immigration is getting U.S. killed.

The only rational thing to do is to get it under control.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Anyway, suspect had friends. Suspected benefited from this country and from his associations in this country. Based on this friend’s perspective, he appeared fully accepted by those around him.

LetsBfrank on April 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM

A good Muslim takes no friends from among the unbelievers as the koran states. He was probably just establishing cred among his online Muslim friends during his radicalization coming to true Islam.

BL@KBIRD on April 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

True that. I guess my greater point was to nip in the butt the left-wing tendency to posit … if only the Americans had been friendly towards him, this might not have happened blah blah blah…

LetsBfrank on April 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

“This is a major hadith (reported saying of the prophet Muhammad) that jihadis use, it is essentially an end-time prophecy,” says Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy “This is definitely important in Al Qaeda’s ideology.” In The Black Banners, former FBI agent Ali Soufan’s book about his pursuit of Al Qaeda that is named after this prophecy, Soufan describes the prophecy this way:

Khurasan is a term for a historical region spanning northeastern and eastern Iran and parts of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and northwestern Pakistan. Because of the hadith, jihadists believe that this is the region from which they will inflict a major defeat against their enemies—in the Islamic version of Armageddon…

So what does any of this have to do with the Boston Marathon?

tru2tx on April 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

The only emphasis by the media will soon be “where and how did they get their guns” and this is all the more reason for gun control….

albill on April 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

But, but ,but….

There not white, heterosexual, Christian, Republican, NRA members???

I’m sure a mistake has been made…

Isn’t Islam the Religion of Peace?

patch on April 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM

The only emphasis by the media will soon be “where and how did they get their guns” and this is all the more reason for gun control….

albill on April 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Turn it around on them. These two were in our country legally, but were clearly insane. If politicians care about the victims, we need background checks for would be immigrants and tighter immigration laws across the board.

LukeinNE on April 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM

True that. I guess my greater point was to nip in the butt the left-wing tendency to posit … if only the Americans had been friendly towards him, this might not have happened blah blah blah…

LetsBfrank on April 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

They will do that anyway, it’s the left, that’s all they have. Anything for “the cause”. That is why they identify with Muslims who will do anything for “the cause”.

BL@KBIRD on April 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Nice family. Mom was arrested for stealing in MA. Daily Mail reporting.

The mother of the two Chechnyan brothers suspected of setting off two bombs at the Boston Marathon was arrested last year for allegedly stealing $1,600 worth of clothes from an upscale department store.

Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, 45, was charged with two counts of malicious/wanton damage and defacement to property after allegedly swiping the merchandise from a Lord & Taylor in Natick, Mass. in June 2012.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311653/Mother-Boston-bombing-suspects-arrested-year-stealing-1-600-worth-clothes-Lord–Taylor.html#ixzz2Qv2Chr44
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JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I’m relieved. FNC just reported that Obama, Biden, Holder, and others have gathered in the Situation Room. JNap is in touch via videoconferencing.

Aren’t all of you feeling better now?

Our executive branch is controlled by a venal (not venial) version of the Keystone Kops.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Update: Tamerlan pushed AQ Prophecy

Somebody get sesquipedalian.

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I understand being young and foolish, but what kind of mind set do you have that allows you to set a bomb down next to a couple of youngsters? It must be the same as cutting off heads and hands or stoning people to death. Who told Bush to call this the religion of peace.

Kissmygrits on April 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM

CBS saying the suspect might be in car fleeing?
Anyone?

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Why are we letting these people into the country???

jake49 on April 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I’m relieved. FNC just reported that Obama, Biden, Holder, and others have gathered in the Situation Room. JNap is in touch via videoconferencing.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Photo op!

visions on April 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Praying to Satan 5 times a day will make you a little blooey.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Try this on.

“Islam”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I was just listening to Fox on satellite radio and the host was going on and on about what would cause a kid that went to all these great schools to commit this terrorist act. No mention of Islam.

visions on April 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM

“The Lone Wolf”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Notice: The right will instantly cease and desist any discussion of these young men as “crazy” or “nut jobs” now that they have been officially linked to Islam. Had they been white Americans, or even atheists then they would’ve been “insane,” but in the conservative worldview all Muslims are terrorists therefore this act is evidence of a sober, planned jihad rather than the obvious evidence of psychosis. There are no “crazy” Muslims. Just “crazy” white Americans like the guy who committed the mass murder of Sikhs this summer.

libfreeordie on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

“Who Kills U.S.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I’m relieved. FNC just reported that Obama, Biden, Holder, and others have gathered in the Situation Room. JNap is in touch via videoconferencing.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

He got the Boston Bombers just like he got Bin Laden.

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Why are we letting these people into the country???

jake49 on April 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM

mohammedians are a natural ally to ideological marxists. Both deny the value of life, both deny man’s humanity, both utilize overbearing restriction and structure to control every thought and action. Both are evil. Both serve satan.

tom daschle concerned on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Just a quick retraction, and a seque:

No, Schnoz’ nose wasn’t fake, but he was involved in theater:

She said that Tsarnaev never talked about his family or background while they were in acting classes together at the prestigious private school Cambridge Rindge and Latin.

Oh, and according to Lachlan Markay’s (FreeBeacon) twitter feed:

A Kyrgyz government official tells CNN “The Tsarnaev brothers had Kyrgyzstan passports when they got their green cards.”

Dusty on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

And now we have the ill-performing ABC video embed. UGH!

Steve Eggleston on April 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

But did they pass a background check to get those weapons?

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Didn’t a video from a Lord & Taylor security camera provide some helpful footage on the terrorists? Delicious, if so.

You know what MA residents need to do? Elect more Dem members of Congress who will help drive a hard left agenda rather than protecting Americans. /

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I’m relieved. FNC just reported that Obama, Biden, Holder, and others have gathered in the Situation Room. JNap is in touch via videoconferencing.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I feel safer already.

The Rogue Tomato on April 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Why are we letting these people into the country???
jake49 on April 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM
mohammedians are a natural ally to ideological marxists. Both deny the value of life, both deny man’s humanity, both utilize overbearing restriction and structure to control every thought and action. Both are evil. Both serve satan.
tom daschle concerned on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Well put.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

This stuff is exactly why English needs to be the “official” language of the U.S., and why immigrants should have to assimilate to American culture, not America having to please every aspect of every foreign culture for every foreign person who comes to live here!

Sterling Holobyte on April 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Has YouTube/Google pulled the 20 or so videos?

Mmmmmm

PappyD61 on April 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM

CBS saying the suspect might be in car fleeing?
Anyone?

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM

White Hat slipped out of Boston again.

Local radio now reporting Connecticut police now saying the CR-V has been recovered. No sign of White Hat.

Steve Eggleston on April 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Ask anyone who has moved with children. Many pine away for their first home and get strange ideas about the new one.

The more dramatic the differences, the greater the alienation for some kids.

I had a maid who was from Canada and had two kids move back there despite her efforts. They hated the US.

IlikedAUH2O on April 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Notice: The right will instantly cease and desist any discussion of these young men as “crazy” or “nut jobs” now that they have been officially linked to Islam. Had they been white Americans, or even atheists then they would’ve been “insane,” but in the conservative worldview all Muslims are terrorists therefore this act is evidence of a sober, planned jihad rather than the obvious evidence of psychosis. There are no “crazy” Muslims. Just “crazy” white Americans like the guy who committed the mass murder of Sikhs this summer.

libfreeordie on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I see you haven’t been paying attention.

Yes, there are insane white people that do insane and evil things.

And yes, there are insane muslims that do insane and evil things.

But you miss the point that Islam is an insane and evil ideology that envelops the weak-willed and exacerbates their desire to do insane and evil acts.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM

These punks have 7 more family members living in Mass. They may have been living the “American Life” , but that is the plan all along.

booger71 on April 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM

libfreeordie on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Muslim terrorists/number of Muslims versus white crazies/number of Whites.

No comparison. Try again.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Has ANY lsm even said the Muslim word yet?

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I’m relieved. FNC just reported that Obama, Biden, Holder, and others have gathered in the Situation Room. JNap is in touch via videoconferencing.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

You know they are in there planning how they can use this to prop up Obama like they did after Bin Laden was killed, and to ram gun control through. Probably among other things.

Gotta strike while the iron is hot, you know.

Sterling Holobyte on April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Didn’t a video from a Lord & Taylor security camera provide some helpful footage on the terrorists? Delicious, if so.

You know what MA residents need to do? Elect more Dem members of Congress who will help drive a hard left agenda rather than protecting Americans. /

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

You’re right. Didn’t even connect that. Is that not crazy? Their mom robbed that same store!
http://entertainment.wagerweb.ag/wtf/lord-taylor-security-footage-helps-catch-boston-bombing-suspect-50962.html

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I have one question in all this information.

How in the hell did the White cap guy Escape last evening
from the shootout??????????????????????

We had how many Law enforcement people there????

And they let him slip thru??????

Does not compute.

ToddPA on April 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

I don’t care how our media spins this, even Muslims would agree that there is a Jihad and religion aspect here. However, all Muslims don’t want to put bombs in crowds of marathon fans.

Some want to run for POTUS…just kidding.

IlikedAUH2O on April 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

***

Local radio now reporting Connecticut police now saying the CR-V has been recovered. No sign of White Hat.

Steve Eggleston on April 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Is anyone in CT armed these days? I mean haven’t they disarmed themselves for the children?

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

These guys seem more like Jesse James than Bin Laden. Stupid white kids, albeit Russian, albeit perhaps an Islamic connection.

Will people (especially this administration) get this may have just been two idiots, outcasts, nobodies who wanted to become somebodies? People will want to know how they can restrict freedom. They’ll want to know where to expand Homeland Security. They’ll want to know who they’re supposed to hate. Maybe we can hate the Russians, at least for a week or two.

How about it was just two idiots, and leave it at that. No root causes, no bullying, no violent video games, no excessive access to pressure cookers. Just two nutjobs, because that is more likely to happen in a free society.

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

These types never understand that Americans as a rule do not like countries/people/religions who attack and kill them. It’s really that simple. But they don’t get it.

Blake on April 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM

So Eric, tell us: What does that say about his thoughts on American tax policies?

- Wolf Blitzer

Valkyriepundit on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

+1 sterling

He was an awesome leader during this time of crisis

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

libfreeordie on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Plenty of crazy, nut-job Islamists.

They also tend not to be decried by the rest of the Muslim community.

To me Islam can just be a part of this… coming from Chechnya makes things very complicated due to its recent history.

So you have nut-job Muslims who come from a very nasty area with major government and jihadi entanglements.

You got an easy category for that? I sure don’t.

More information is still needed, but you cannot discount radical islamic groups… nor lone-wolf type of attack with a medical student involved. Imagine Aurora but with a bomb like these guys made… that was WELL within his capability as I pointed out at the time. The CO shooting was the BEST possible result of a nut-case set on killing… now you are getting closer to a worse case scenario, but still not at the top of the list of what can be done.

ajacksonian on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Has ANY lsm even said the Muslim word yet?

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

If so, it’s with the qualifier ‘alleged’.

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

FNC just reported that Obama, Biden, Holder, and others have gathered in the Situation Room.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Up and at work early today, eh Barry?

petefrt on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

WaPo is reporting about the older brother posted You Tube videos about Islam. The vids have been pulled.
dogsoldier on April 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM

YouTube is funny that way.

Cleombrotus on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Kind of reminds you of the show the Americans no?

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Interesting take: Maybe the weapons were meant for L&T? Maybe not so much an attack as maybe revenge against L&T?

Don’t rule it out…if you’re willing to build a device like that and deploy it….etc etc.

OT: Ed, I’ve tried logging in via the HotGas app to blog, but keep getting rejected…has anyone else experienced this?

I’ll keep following during breaks (My office is partially shielded) so i can’t comment until later tonite.

Stay safe all Agents and Offices on the job today.

BlaxPac on April 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I can imagine the conversation in Hell some day.

“Dammit, Mom, you shoplifted from the store that caught me on tape?”

“How the h*ll was I supposed to know that you’d bomb a marathon.”

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I hear ya liam

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM

President Reagan gave us amnesty and helped Muslims in Afghanistan.

So keep calling Senator Goldwater and President Obama jerks.

IlikedAUH2O on April 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Isn’t it interesting that, when it’s a mass shooting by a deranged loon, the press focuses on what was used to kill, but when it’s a terrorist bombing they’re more concerned about what drove the person to do it, why they were “radicalized”? With Adam Lanza, they didn’t care why, just what he used, but with these bombing suspects it’s the reverse.

changer1701 on April 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Update: Tamerlan pushed AQ Prophecy

Somebody get sesquipedalian.

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

You know septicpigalian crapped her pants this morning.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM

libfreeordie on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

You really that clueless.

Note, it wasn’t a question either.

BlaxPac on April 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM

i bet you’ll have eggs on your faces when we find out who did it – comments are bookmarked just in case i have to rub it in, which i’ll do with great glee.

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Chuck Schick on April 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Paul-Cincy on April 19, 2013 at 10:31 AM

You make it sound as if we should just shake our heads in disbelief and make some comments about those crazy kids these days.

You do realize they killed three four people and maimed hundreds of others right? That they built and detonated at least two bombs and were lobbing some sort of grenade at law enforcement last night, right? Whatever the motives or whatever the facts of the case, these people were not “just two idiots.”

Happy Nomad on April 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Why were these two non-citizens registered to vote in MA?

Curtiss on April 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM

What????!!!! Are you just yanking my chain or has that been verified?

Deafdog on April 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Kind of reminds you of the show the Americans no?

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I love that show. I’m completely hooked.

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Nice family. Mom was arrested for stealing in MA. Daily Mail reporting.

JellyToast on April 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

That’s what we get for importing the belligerent slime of the world. Why anyone would want a Chechyn muslim anywhere around is totally beyond me. Of course, this nation (which has had about ZERO muslims in it for the great bulk of our history – until the Nation of Islam, but they weren’t even considered real muslims by the rest of the world until it was figured out that they had an instant entree to America through the NoI) has been on a muslim importing spree since the 90s. Yay! And a Hussein in the White House, breaking every law, demeaning every tradition, degrading everything the West holds of value …

I want my national divorce, already. I’ve had more than enough of these leftist turds and their America-hating muslim allies in arms.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Has ANY lsm even said the Muslim word yet?

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM

They are waiting and hoping that one of them at least turns out to have some Christian relatives, or friends, or neighbors, or some guy they talked to just once, so that they can hang an “extreme Christian” and tea-partier label on him. Hey, he’s dead now so he can’t refute it anyway.

Sterling Holobyte on April 19, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Visions
Can’t say Muslim wouldn’t be prudent

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Anyone who understands economic and cultural dynamics can see the influence of future conflicts being North/South and Christian/Muslim as opposed to Capitalist/Socialists.

Our media never does it but the average Russian curses “Socialists” and not just Soviets, even though they have a good measure of it.

You know what? they would say..in the name of socialism, expletive Stalin..mumble, mumble curse curse..and the Muslims…

IlikedAUH2O on April 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Update: ABC has this video of the carjacked Mercedes being towed away, with a brief explanation of how the police “put two and two together” from Brian Ross:

Did Ross confirm their Tea Party affiliation?

BuckeyeSam on April 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Ditto buckeye

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

YouTube is funny that way.

Cleombrotus on April 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Yeah, they don’t want a massive influx of hits on a video(s) they might have to pay out on.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Yup sterling

cmsinaz on April 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I am so having trouble keeping up with this–pretty busy day at work today but wow! what a freakish turn of events.

I’m sure that flag waving patriots like me are still ultimately responsible for this or something……/

ted c on April 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Notice: blah, blah, blah.

libfreeordie on April 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Still waiting for you to link to all of those studies you cited yesterday claiming that racial profiling never works.

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM

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