Video: Tsarnaev aunt, father say brothers framed, Tamerlan recently became devout Muslim

posted at 3:55 pm on April 19, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

There’s a lot to unpack in this video, from CTV in Toronto, where the Tsarnaev brothers’ aunt lives. The AP pulls out the highlights. She thinks the young men were framed. She notes that the older brother, Tamerlan, had become devout, praying five times a day for the last two years, she estimated.

TORONTO (AP) — An aunt of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Friday the older brother recently became a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day, and she doesn’t believe the brothers could have been involved in Monday’s attack.

“We’re talking about three dead people, 100-something injured, and I do not believe, I just do not believe our boys would do that … I don’t know them in the way that they could be capable of this,” Maret Tsarnaeva told reporters in Toronto.

She said her brother Anzor Tsarnaev had high expecations for his sons, especially 26-year-old Tamerlan.

She said her brother was desperate when he found out Tamerlan dropped out of his university. She said he always demanded more of his children and said Tamerlan was his favorite.

Tamerlan married and had a 3-year-old daughter in the U.S., she said.

“He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,” she said.

But she said Tamerlan “seemingly did not find himself yet in America, because it’s not easy.”

Click to watch the entire 12-minute video. At one point, she makes reference to coming from a place where government officials are none too shy about framing citizens. She also relates how the brothers came to the United States, though the timeline is still a bit confusing in her telling.

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The Tsarnaevs’ father also suspects a set-up, referring to the law enforcement who shot him as “cowards.” Those cowards were also reportedly enduring a hail of explosive devices and gunfire from Tamerlan Tsarnaev at the time.


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guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Wow. Just wow. That is one selfish, self-centered divisive statement if there ever was one.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

We haven’t pushed assimilation for decades. Multi-culturalism is the new fad. Keep your religion, your customs, your political systems and code of laws, we’ll all just Coexist in one big multi-culti festival.

It’ll be the death of us all.

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

In some cultures, melting pot translates to pressure cooker. This is really all just a big misunderstanding. /

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Really? When I heard the name, “Tsarnaev”, my first thought was, “Dang! The media and liberal pundits were right. Sounds like a solid southern, white Tea Party family name”

/s

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

If Obama had a neighbor, he’d look like a Tsarnaev.

22044 on April 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

And you can buy pressure cookers at Walmart! WTH?!?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

apples and oranges

pressure cookers have a perfectly harmless purpose

guns exist solely to harm and kill

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

if they didn’t have guns, they’d be in a cell by now

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

So do the ingredients of meth, but put them together, they are devastating. You put a criminal and a gun together, you get trouble. You restrict guns from law abiding citizens, they have to cower in their homes and the city is shut down.
Guns exist as protection as well, but you can just hide behind your mom.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Is that why your beloved government wants to be the only one in possession of them?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

So do muslims. Can we ban them too?

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Why do cops carry guns, who are they planning on killing?

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

if they didn’t have guns, they’d be in a cell by now

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

How do you know that? If they didn’t have guns they likely would have holed up somewhere with IEDs all around.

Oh and -they didn’t need guns to kill three and hurt 180 people.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Guns exist as protection as well, but you can just hide behind your mom.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

So you know nonpartisan?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I suspect he has already performed an illegal 76th-quarter abortion on himself.

stout77 on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

“Tsarnaev”, my first thought was, “Dang! The media and liberal pundits were right. Sounds like a solid southern, white Tea Party family name”

Well, I confess, that was my first thought too. He even looked like he had redneck hillbilly written all over him. I was expecting his given name to be “Bobby Joe”, or “Bubba Jack”, but ya just don’t find southern rednecks with the name ‘Tamerlan’ too much.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

When was the last time an entire American city was put on complete lockdown after a mass shooting?

Never, just sayin’

JonPrichard on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Well, I confess, that was my first thought too. He even looked like he had redneck hillbilly written all over him. I was expecting his given name to be “Bobby Joe”, or “Bubba Jack”, but ya just don’t find southern rednecks with the name ‘Tamerlan’ too much.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Heh. If your name is Tamerlan, you might…not be a redneck.

22044 on April 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Really? So guns just by their presentation don’t at times stop crimes without firing a shot? People don’t use them for sport? Target shooting?

Your talking points are so worn out. Your IQ is no way higher than 90.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM

You’re as ignorant as ignorant gets. Tell me again how the President can nullify the 2nd Amendment…please…please…

CW on April 19, 2013 at 4:46 PM

stop begging, it makes you appear pathetic

the president, if he has courage (and he should since he no longer has to worry about reelection), should stop fooling around with these pointless background check measures and instead push for a reconsideration of how to deal with the 2nd amendment dilemma that is causing this country its gun control issues

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!! if that doesn’t make ppl start reconsidering the 2nd amendment, im not sure what will

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Is that why your beloved government wants to be the only one in possession of them?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I guess that means our government wants to harm and kill us.

Thanks nonpartisan I am sure that will go well with the electorate.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Oh and -they didn’t need guns to kill three and hurt 180 people.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

A minor detail!

Just the other day, partisan was complaining we were spending too much time on Gosnell and not enough effort on getting the Bomber Brothers. Now he’s complaining too much money is being spent to get the last one.

What will his story be tomorrow? I guess that depends on which way the wind is blowing.

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Guns exist as protection as well, but you can just hide behind your mom.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

So you know nonpartisan?

Ward Cleaver on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Why yes, I do.
His mom locks her bedroom door at night.
“For protection”.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 4:54 PM

partisan ghoul on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Hey McFly, no guns were used to attack the city of Boston on Monday.

22044 on April 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Your Dear Leader uses them to shoot skeet “all of the time”.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

So do muslims. Can we ban them too?

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

LOL

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

She could be a Palestinian the way she’s throwing the blame on everyone else.

Bishop on April 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

OR, she could be a Relative of Debbie Washerman Schultz,
Nancy Pelosi, Helen Thomas,Diane Feinstein
, some
Ugly Azz Democrat Hag.

ToddPA on April 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Wow. Just wow. That is one selfish, self-centered divisive statement if there ever was one.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

As well as evidence that repeating the same liberal propaganda does work on some people.

kim roy on April 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Your Dear Leader uses them to shoot skeet “all of the time”.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM

and murder innocent Mexicans.

22044 on April 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

I know, right? I mean, if these guys didn’t have guns, they’d have to use, like, improvised explosives or something like that to kill innocent people and blow their legs off and…

Oh, wait…

Hayabusa on April 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

In a perfect world, a pressure cooker would just be a pressure cooker.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!!

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Guns are inanimate objects. How can they make anyone do anything?

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Do that thing where you stay stupid crap again and everybody jumps on you for being stupid.

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

An aunt of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Friday the older brother recently became a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day

“He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion,” she said.

De-nile isn’t just a river in Egypt I see.

The fact that the guy married some woman who comes from a Christian family means squat.

He still remains, even in her words, a “devout Muslim.” He could have been married to a woman who came from a family of purple kangaroos, and that wouldn’t change the fact of what his religion was and that it tends to encourage, justify, and celebrate acts of terror.

Was someone in this thread calling for a ban on pressure cookers? Most people I’ve seen use them on cooking shows to quickly fry chicken, not blow people up.

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Long before the media ever released names or photos, I figured it had to be Muslims. I suspect most Americans felt that way.

There was a female reporter on CNN who kept issuing politically correct qualifiers in reporting earlier today.

This was even after some initial information leaked about how one of the terrorists listed his religion as “Islam” on one personal site and so on, yet, she kept telling viewers things like, “But we can’t say religion is behind any of this.”

It’s interesting how reporters want to tip toe around Islam, but don’t mind in other cases (or in this one) jumping to the conclusion that the bombers must have been Christians, Tea Partiers, conservatives, or Republicans.

TigerPaw on April 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

I see our resident fat, unpopular teenager has weighed in. I guess I should immediately throw my guns in the river for fear of them maiming and killing of their own accord, as she apparently believes they can do.

I mean, who needs an “assault rifle” for home defense?

Right now, THE WHOLE CITY OF BOSTON!

Shelter in place??? You mean cower in my house with the shades drawn for fear of some punk kid? No, thanks.

CurtZHP on April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Starve them. They will ban themselves.

At this point of this manhunt he is either dead or way outside the perimeter. The keep saying (speculating) about if he is wounded. Well if so a blood trail from the abandoned escape vehicle should be an easy trail for a dog to find, yet he disappears. My guess, he jacked someone else, kept them, and is long long gone.

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

More important, the bomber on the loose may yet have additional IEDs to play with, as well as a network of allies.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

pathetic

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Fits you well.

You’re a banner. Don’t tell us to trust anyone about what restrictions they want to impose.

Nice dance about your previous post about the President and the 2nd Amendment. You don’t even know how the amendment process works…yes, pathetic.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

happytobehere on April 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM

He does seem to exist solely for that purpose.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!! if that doesn’t make ppl start reconsidering the 2nd amendment, im not sure what will

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Guns aren’t MAKING him do anything. They don’t have super mind powers that force their owners to do evil.

You are confusing guns with the One Ring. But that was just a movie. Inanimate objects can’t really force people to do things.

Lily on April 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

Got a call at work from Mrs. Federalist the other day, “Which gun is the one with snake loads? There’s a rattler that I almost stepped on just outside the garage door”

So, as a result of firearms, my wife was able to safely dispose of a threat and not endanger herself while doing so. So spare us your “solely to harm and kill” with the appendage [innocent humans] implied in your crap posting.

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

if they didn’t have guns, they’d be in a cell by now

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Last I read, IED’s are illegal in the City of Boston. Doesn’t seem to have stopped these two from carrying out their attacks though. IIRC, MA only has 200K gun permits issued. Pretty sure those two didn’t have a firearms permit for the weapons they used earlier today. You mean people who were willing to carry out an illegal act with illegal explosives had illegal guns!? In a city where very few of the law abiding citizens have guns? Yeah, taking guns away from those law abiding citizens really solved things, didn’t it?

You know, it’s frustrating, imbeciles such as yourself are allowed to crap in threads where the adults are trying to have a conversation and yet you are allowed to remain. You exhibit zero intelligence, the bare IQ required to remain breathing and perhaps still be counted as sentient, yet you get to infest every thread on this blog. A thoughtful poster like swalker makes some acerbic remarks regarding the political ruling class in this country and he gets banned. I’ll bet you’ve never even received any warning e-mails from the purveyors of this blog.

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Why do cops carry guns, who are they planning on killing?

Hmmm, I know of at least one deserving person supposedly still in the Boston area. If they aren’t planning they are at least hopefully considering.

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

You make one big assumption- that they would not have found another way to get their guns. Sometimes criminals do that.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Wow. Just wow. That is one selfish, self-centered divisive statement if there ever was one.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

As well as evidence that repeating the same liberal propaganda does work on some people.

kim roy on April 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

You wouldn’t even have to be a Jedi to pull a Jedi mind trick on this dolt.

CurtZHP on April 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!! if that doesn’t make ppl start reconsidering the 2nd amendment, im not sure what will

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

So if he turns in his guns and we ban him from owning them, he might once again assimilate in America?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Framed by the US government and the Boston PD.

Yeah, the whole western world has been after them Tsarnaev’s for a long time…glad to see we finally got them.

I forgot….why did we need to frame them again?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

So if he turns in his guns and we ban him from owning them, he might once again assimilate in America?

It appears he never fully wanted to do that the first time. Why punish him with making him try all over again. It isn’t fair.

/s

hawkeye54 on April 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

You make one big assumption- that they would not have found another way to get their guns. Sometimes criminals do that.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

The nonbrainisan want them all to just not exist. Like in never-neverland.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!!

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Not only because of that, but the news channels were reporting he may have explosives with him, or a bomb strapped to him.

The doctor who worked on the older brother said it appeared as though he had been wearing a suicide bomb vest (he died from gun shots and from an explosive device).

Another report I heard said a cop said that when the younger brother was running off, he yelled at police that he would kill more people because the cops killed his brother.

Who knows how many more bombs this 19 year old guy has with him or on him?

Maybe he is working with other terrorists, and they were going to set off more bombs in Boston’s subways and where ever today.

This 19 year old could hide among college students on a college campus and blend in, which may be why the city also wanted to shut down all college campuses.

It probably makes it ten times easier to hunt for this guy without having however many millions of citizens walking around while the search is under way.

TigerPaw on April 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

So if he turns in his guns and we ban him from owning them, he might once again assimilate in America?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

are you serious? I don’t mean guns are influencing him to be a killer, I mean they are ENABLING him to be a killer? do ppl here speak ingles? jeez

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!!

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Guns made him do it!

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 5:07 PM

So if he turns in his guns and we ban him from owning them, he might once again assimilate in America?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Actually, guns have a super-tippy-top secret: They make you invisible. If Bomber Jr. puts down his guns, the cops will spot him right away no matter where he is.

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I forgot….why did we need to frame them again?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

because they’re chechyans…naturally /

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:07 PM

CBS Dallas says dead suspect had jihad vids on his internet account.

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

The nonbrainisan want them all to just not exist. Like in never-neverland.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

no, just like in britain, or most other developed nations

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

The nonbrainisan want them all to just not exist. Like in never-neverland.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Yeh because even in this never neverland where we have not guns….he wouldn’t be able to find them in another country….

the stupid and naivete is strong in that one.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Have you met sesqui? You’d make a great couple.

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

You’d be funny if your response would not be so pathetic.

This from a LIBERAL NBC News:

RE: 2:20 a.m. – The New York Times publishes an article quoting Watertown residents who say that two men hid behind a black Mercedes SUV and engaged in a shootout with a large number of police officers. The men, about 200 feet apart, exchanged “constant gunfire,” and the two shooters lit an explosive that lands in the space between themselves and the police, then exploded. One of the two men then ran toward police and was tackled, an eyewitness tells the Times.

Matches CNN TV report, at 3:00AM EDT last night, SHOWING said “tackled” suspect ALIVE led to a police cruiser in handcuffs, buck naked (no doubt stripped to make sure no bomb devices on his body).

But who gives crap about facts? And who needs LIVE suspects to talk when WH narrative is that much more important?

No wonder liberals have such easy time driving the bus these days. Ill informed people are liberals’ best friends.

Have a nice day.

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM

no, just like in britain, or most other developed nations

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Really so I cannot own a shotgun in Great Britain?

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM

no, just like in britain, or most other developed nations

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

So if this kid bursts through my front door with a bomb vest, I should do what? Throw the bullets at him? Screw you. I’m putting 30 in his head, and I’m not wasting time reloading.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!! if that doesn’t make ppl start reconsidering the 2nd amendment, im not sure what will

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Umm, I’m pretty sure it’s the possibility that he also has more IED’s and explosive devices that is crippling the city. The guns part is a minor consideration relative to the fact the dude has bombs.

Of course you know that. You are just trying to breathe some life back into that dead gun banning thing.

Oh, and “like Great Britain?” Yeah, all that gun banning is working out swimmingly for them. Nope, nobody being murdered in Great Britain anymore, everything is nice, peaceful, sanguine utopia.

/putz

AZfederalist on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Oh and they ban all pistols and revolvers too? Hmmm Really?

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Since this thread is about gun control I’ll go find a gun control thread.

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

So if this kid bursts through my front door with a bomb vest, I should do what? Throw the bullets at him? Screw you. I’m putting 30 in his head, and I’m not wasting time reloading.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Partisan’s willing to let you die. It is clear.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Since this thread is about gun control I’ll go find a gun control thread.

Limerick on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Heh.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM

So if this kid bursts through my front door with a bomb vest, I should do what? Throw the bullets at him? Screw you. I’m putting 30 in his head, and I’m not wasting time reloading.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

so you have a gun aimed at the door at all times?

if some maniac with a bomb vest burst through your door, you’re dead with a gun or not

might be even worse with a gun, assuming you shoot him and trigger his explosive which takes both of you out

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I forgot….why did we need to frame them again?

BobMbx on April 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Ever hear of Saudis?

Brainwashing works. Ask Napolitano about that deportation scheduled Saudi even though his visa cancellation was marked as “dangerous to security of USA”. And 2 other original suspects.

Not saying these 2 Chechens are innocent, but feds really are making sure they are dead and not talking. When reports from witnesses say older brother was alive and well at the time of arrest and right after shootout last night. Guess those police cruiser rides are deadly.

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Your Dear Leader uses them to shoot skeet “all of the time”.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM

The president only uses those non-lethal super-speshul skeet-shotguns:

from my understanding, a skeet gun would lack killing power as its not built to kill

nonpartisan on April 7, 2013 at 11:45 AM

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

so you have a gun aimed at the door at all times?

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Depends on which way I’m facing.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

if they didn’t have guns, they’d be in a cell by now

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

But did he pass a background check to get those guns?

I know many leftists have this fantasy of a gun free world, but that’s all it is, a fantasy.

There’s 300 million guns in America. They’re not going away.

So wake up to reality. You sound as bad as the narcissist in the White House telling people we’re going to eliminate nuclear weapons. LOL Yeah. Right.

The genie is out the bottle. There’s no stuffing it back in.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 5:18 PM

are you serious? I don’t mean guns are influencing him to be a killer, I mean they are ENABLING him to be a killer? do ppl here speak ingles? jeez

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

It seems he thinks just like you, too. That guns exist solely to harm and kill. Seems like people like you might have just influenced the poor boy. People like you, who should never own a gun, should never be able to have a say on who should own them. You have a totally warped sense of the purpose of many other things, I’m sure. The least of which is the purpose of government.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:19 PM

because the suspect has guns, it is costing the boston city a shutdown and 300+ million per day

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

You make one big assumption- that they would not have found another way to get their guns. Sometimes criminals do that.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I just saw a Fox News Alert! There’s a picture of the Gun that shot and killed that MIT cop. They’re just looking for the gun now. Because, it was the gun’s fault! //////

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 5:19 PM

That’s funny, Squiddie disappears just when Nonpartisan shows up?

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

might be even worse with a gun, assuming you shoot him and trigger his explosive which takes both of you out

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

You watch too many movies.

Everything you’ve written leads me to believe you are detached from reality.

ButterflyDragon on April 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

so you have a gun aimed at the door at all times?

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Depends on which way I’m facing.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

“What if” is a game for children. nonpartisan is a child.

CurtZHP on April 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

might be even worse with a gun, assuming you shoot him and trigger his explosive which takes both of you out

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Tell ya what, you make sure I can keep a high capacity magazine and something that shoots quickly enough, and I’ll make sure there isn’t enough brain matter left to make his little finger wiggle.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

I wonder how concerned the trolls will be if Junior gets cornered. I bet they’ll stop fretting over the expense of trying to find him, and have no problem if he’s holed-up for a week in a stand off. “Oh, God, don’t execute him like what was done to Dorner!”

Liam on April 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

so you have a gun aimed at the door at all times?

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Depends on which way I’m facing.

Ronnie on April 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Ronnie you see – Nonpartisan wants to make that choice for you… I bet he is pro choice when it comes to abortion…but he cannot trust you..an adult… to have a gun. Nonpartisan is primo scum.

CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:26 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

Another liberal lie.

Hey Dumb-ass! The INTENT is in the mind of the holder, not the object.

Or did that Exacto-knife INTEND to slash those 14 people in Texas?

I shoot you with a gun and wound you. You call the cops. The cops arrive. They ask “WHO DID IT”?

You going to point to ME or to the GUN?

As Walter would say, “Dumb-ass!”

GarandFan on April 19, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Well. His president’s own wife called Americans down-right mean. I guess he took it to heart.

Perhaps some elite college can offer him tenure, or a lectern at least, if he just gives up. Do Billy Ayers or Kathy Boudin do any hostage negotiation on the side?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

That’s funny, Squiddie disappears just when Nonpartisan shows up?

slickwillie2001 on April 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Axelrod has to be serviced.
The libs have pivoted from he’s white, to oh gawd, he’s Muslim, to don’t hate on all Muslims, back to blaming guns.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

The libs have pivoted from he’s white, to oh gawd, he’s Muslim, to don’t hate on all Muslims, back to blaming guns.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Hmmm…Maybe they are being framed. With the defeat of the anti-gun bills, the Dems need to get the issue back on track. So, what better way than to frame two immigrants who happen to be Muslim?

Those Dems are sneaky, aren’t they?

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Liam on April 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Perhaps some elite college can offer him tenure, or a lectern at least, if he just gives up. Do Billy Ayers or Kathy Boudin do any hostage negotiation on the side?

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Heroes.
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CW on April 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM

The libs have pivoted from he’s white, to oh gawd, he’s Muslim, to don’t hate on all Muslims, back to blaming guns.

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Hmmm…Maybe they are being framed. With the defeat of the anti-gun bills, the Dems need to get the issue back on track. So, what better way than to frame two immigrants who happen to be Muslim?

Those Dems are sneaky, aren’t they?

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Liam on April 19, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste. I wonder if Obama will fly the terrorst’s family in for the festivities? Maybe have a beer summit with Daddy Terrorjist and commiserate on how the cops acted stupidly and if Obama had sons….

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste. I wonder if Obama will fly the terrorst’s family in for the festivities? Maybe have a beer summit with Daddy Terrorjist and commiserate on how the cops acted stupidly and if Obama had sons….

RovesChins on April 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Breitbart has a scoop that the bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was a fan Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election…

I imagine Tingles is most devastated.

ndanielson on April 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

If Obama had a neighbor, he’d look like a Tsarnaev.

22044 on April 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

No more like:
If Obama had a gay lover, he’d look like a Tsarnaev.

redguy on April 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Is this woman actually suggesting that the federal government or some other American entity planted the grenades, the weapons, the IED’s and the internet evidence on these two brothers, her nephews?

Does she have the unmitigated gall to suggest that the video of them at the Boston Marathon, the subsequent murder of a police officer at MIT, and the car jacking and the kidnapping of its owner, along with the theft and use of his ATM card, and the shoot out with police officers in Watertown, complete with the use of IED’s and grenades, and the critical wounding of another police officer, were all manufactured?

Perhaps she would be happier if she left this country since she obviously has such a low opinion of the United States and its people.

thatsafactjack on April 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Certainly a devout muslim.

VorDaj on April 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Like Obama’s and Eric Holder’s operation Fast & Furious that illegally shipped thousands of assault weapons into Mexico and have been involved in at least 302 deaths of innocent men, women and children?

RJL on April 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

My previous post isn’t showing up. It had a link in it. Are we no longer permitted to put links in posts?

I’ll try this again sans link and see if that works.

are you serious? I don’t mean guns are influencing him to be a killer, I mean they are ENABLING him to be a killer? do ppl here speak ingles? jeez

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Guns weren’t the only weapons used.

The terrorists used pressure cookers packed with nails.

I heard coverage on Fox News that during a car chase, one or both suspects tossed grenades at police. The word “grenades” was and “explosive devices” was used several times.

The American people have no reason to frame either guy.

Most Muslims are happy as clams to accept responsibility for these sorts of acts, but then you do get their other variety who like to deny and stir up conspiracy theories instead.

Some guy at some college was recently in trouble over using a knife to attack a bunch of people. I had to look this up because I couldn’t remember his name. Here’s a headline:

“Sheriff: Knife Attack At Texas College Was Random”

A man [Dylan Quick] accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college chose his victims at random, authorities said Wednesday, going from one floor to another as he used a razor utility knife to slice people in the neck and face.
(Dallas FW CBS News)

TigerPaw on April 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Yeah…. “framed” that’s the ticket otherwise how can you explain it?

Muslim is the most peace loving religion in the world.

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MNH on April 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Family’s allegations of framing could set off wave of Chechen terrorist attacks:

Why Chechens Think The Tsarnaev Brothers Were Framed

petefrt on April 19, 2013 at 6:36 PM

in America, getting a gun is as easy as buying candy

partisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Including in New York and Connecticut?

The Newtown shooter tried to buy guns, and was not allowed to. So he murdered his Mom, and stole hers.

Not terribly bright, are you?

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Yeah…. “framed” that’s the ticket otherwise how can you explain it?

Muslim is the most peace loving religion in the world.

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MNH on April 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM

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Reminds me of this piece of 1970s comedy.

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM

“Tsarnaev recently became a devout Muslim.” Well that explains it.

kemojr on April 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill

partisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

1. Flare guns exist solely to save lives. They are not designed to function as weapons.

2. Starters’ Pistols exist solely to signal the starts of track meets and other athletic events, and to signal the ends of other athletic events. They are not designed to function as weapons.

3. F-

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!!

partisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Yeah, you’re right. All those IEDs the brothers also had were harmless.

G-

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

The Newtown shooter tried to buy guns, and was not allowed to. So he murdered his Mom, and stole hers.

Not terribly bright, are you?

Del Dolemonte on April 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

minor quibble, but wasn’t Lanza told he had to wait? When they call you in you get a yes, no, or wait.

tom daschle concerned on April 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM

are you serious? I don’t mean guns are influencing him to be a killer, I mean they are ENABLING him to be a killer? do ppl here speak ingles? jeez

nonpartisan on April 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

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They also enable GOOD “ppl” to take out/neutralize/incapacitate/KILL a bad guy with or without any kind of weapon.

This is especially useful when a physically weaker person finds them self confronted, and attacked by a physically STRONGER person.

“God didn’t make men equal … Colonel Colt did.”

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Have a nice day.

riddick on April 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Which of your incoherent rants are you whining about?

katy the mean old lady on April 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM

She passes the test for MSNBC / CNN news analist.

Texyank on April 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Shots fired again in Watertown.. ambulance pulling in … Boston Cops hell-bent toward Watertown..

unaffiliated on April 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM

guns exist solely to harm and kill


Another liberal lie.

Hey Dumb-ass! The INTENT is in the mind of the holder, not the object.

Or did that Exacto-knife INTEND to slash those 14 people in Texas?

I shoot you with a gun and wound you. You call the cops. The cops arrive. They ask “WHO DID IT”?

You going to point to ME or to the GUN?

As Walter would say, “Dumb-ass!”

GarandFan on April 19, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Not to mention that guns are used for self-defence, to prevent others from harming and killing you an yours. Guns are used as a deterrent. Guns are a form of insurance.

A very large number of gun owners use them the same way others use a bow and arrow. To target shoot. Dart players in bars and pubs do the same thing. Shooting guns at targets is a sport. It’s even in the Olympics.

If “guns exist solely to harm and kill” then tens of millions of gun owners who have never shot much less killed anyone aren’t using them for what they “exist solely” for.

Plus none of that matters. The Founding Fathers would have never, ever advocated disarming the citizens of the US. On the contrary, the 2nd amendment is in the BoR specifically to prevent that. They wanted US citizens to be armed. The first shots in the Revolutionary War were fired because the British were trying to disarm the population by confiscating guns.

Libs are idiots. Lefties are dangerous. They want the government to have total power and they want to run the government.

farsighted on April 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Suspect is down… according to Fox news source

unaffiliated on April 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

guns are making a 19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city!!

partisan on April 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

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The willingness of Americans to stop practicing the Second Amendment is what allowed a “19yr old virgin become a supervillain that can cripple an entire city.”
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WW II American paratrooper Donald Burgett related a story in his book about “Operation Market Garden” which came to him from some Dutch citizens.

It seems a German soldier got separated from his group in or around this Dutch town. All this German soldier had was a pistol, but when a confrontation between himself and the towns people ensued, he kept the entire town ‘at bay’, because Dutch citizens weren’t allowed to own guns.

Mr Burgett then added that he “couldn’t imagine such a thing happening in the United States.”

He thought it absolutely ridiculous that ONE German soldier with a pistol held off an entire town of people who had surrounded him, with intent to capture him.

listens2glenn on April 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

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