Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old Chechen immigrant, also harbored an increasingly alarming hatred of his adopted country.

“He said in Russian, ‘I don’t like what America is doing,’ ” a Latvian neighbor told The Post yesterday, recalling a chat he had with the Boston bombing suspect, who was killed early yesterday in a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass.

“I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I don’t like it because they shouldn’t be in Muslim countries.’”

***

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was thrown out of the mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center — about three months ago, after he stood up and shouted at the imam during a Friday prayer service, they said. The imam had held up slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as an example of a man to emulate, recalled one worshiper who would give his name only as Muhammad.

Enraged, Tamerlan stood up and began shouting, Muhammad said.

“You cannot mention this guy because he’s not a Muslim!” Muhammad recalled Tamerlan shouting, shocking others in attendance.

“He’s crazy to me,” Muhammad said. “He had an anger inside.… I can’t explain what was in his mind.”

***

The father of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Anzor, told Channel 4 News that the elder brother had telephoned their mother a few days after the bombings…

Tamerlan told her the FBI had just rung him and accused him of being behind the attacks, and that he had responded by saying “that’s your problem”, Mr Tsarnaev claims…

If the claim is true, then it raises questions over the FBI handling of the investigation into the Boston bombings.

People will be asking about how the alleged telephone call may have fitted into the chain of events – from the attack itself up to the firefight that took place three days later, in which a police officer, as well as Tamerlan, was killed.

***

A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him.

Tsarnaev had first popped up on the local police radar in Dagestan last summer, the source said. During routine surveillance of an individual known to be involved in the militant Islamic underground movement, the police witnessed Tamerlan meet the latter at a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala, the police official said.

It was one of six times in total that surveillance officials witnessed Tsarnaev meeting this militant at the same mosque, according to the police official.

The militant contact later disappeared, the police official said, but so did Tsarnaev before investigators had a chance to speak with him. The FBI never responded, according to the Dagestani police official.

***

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is asking why the FBI did not scrutinize Tamerlan Tsarnaev more closely when he returned from that six-month journey, which reportedly included a leg in Chechnya.

“I personally believe that this man received training when he was over there, and he radicalized from 2010 to the present,” McCaul said in an interview with Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

“One of the first things he does [upon his return] is puts up a YouTube website throwing out a lot of jihadist rhetoric. Clearly something happened, in my judgment, in that six-month timeframe – he radicalized at some point in time,” McCaul added. “Where was that and how did that happen?”…

“If he [the older brother] was on the radar and they let him go, if he was on the Russians’ radar, why wasn’t a flag put on him, some sort of customs flag?” McCaul asked.

***

The significance of the trip was magnified late Friday when the F.B.I. disclosed in a statement that in 2011 “a foreign government” — now acknowledged by officials to be Russia — asked for information about Tamerlan, “based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.”

The senior law enforcement official said the Russians feared he could be a risk, and “they had something on him and were concerned about him, and him traveling to their region.”

But the F.B.I. never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned, a senior law enforcement acknowledged on Saturday, adding that the bureau had not kept tabs on him until he was identified on Friday as the first suspect in the marathon bombing case…

As a routine part of his application, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was subject to a criminal-background check by the F.B.I. The authorities confirmed that he had been involved in a domestic violence incident while he was a resident with a green card, the officials said. A review of the episode delayed his citizenship application, the officials said, but it was not deemed serious enough to disqualify his application.

***

Intelligence sources tell CNN it is “rare” for Russians to reach out like that, to ask the FBI to look into someone as they did with Tsarnaev…

“There’s going to be a lot of questions, that’s one of them obviously,” said Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Massachusetts. “I’m sure the FBI is going to want to ask those questions of themselves, as well.”…

What is not known now is how many people the FBI interviewed, over what period of time, and whether there was any future surveillance. Also unknown is whether the Russian FSB gave the U.S. a list with many names on it, or just a few – whether it was a standard request, or something more unique that should have warranted more attention.

***

“These are two relatively young men who don’t seem to have the ability to finance what I see going on,” Lynch said in an interview. “They seem to be very well supplied. How do these type of individuals like that get the training and resources to conduct an operation like this?”…

Lynch, a Democrat who is running in the special election for a Senate seat, said investigators are also scrambling to learn more from the Russian government about why Tamerlan Tsarnaev gave them concern in 2011.

“What was the source of their inquiry? What suspicions drove that? It might have been his associations with individuals there. Were [Russian authorities] forthcoming with the FBI?”

Lynch added that he believes Congress must ultimately play a role in getting more answers and determining if the attack could have been stopped.

***

BROKAW: I think there’s something else that goes beyond the event that we’ve all been riveted by in the last week. We have to work a lot harder at the motivation here. What prompts a young man to come to this country and still feel alienated from it, to go back to Russia and do whatever he did? I don’t think we’ve examined that enough. There was 24/7 coverage on television, a lot of newspaper print and so on, but we have to look at the roots of all this because it exists across the whole subcontinent, in the Islamic world. I think we also need to examine the use of drones, which the United States is involved in. There are a lot of civilians who are innocently killed in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and in Iraq. And I can tell you having spent a lot of time over there; young people will come up to me on the streets and say, “We love America. If you harm one hair on the head of my sister, I will fight you forever.” And there is this enormous rage against the what they see in that part of the world as the presumptuousness of the United States.

***

“This is not a one-off. This was a glimpse of the future,” he continued. “This is granular terrorism that one, two, three people can carry out. We live in a world where power is diffused, where individuals are, in turn, empowered.”

***

“There’s ample evidence to suggest this man was a radical Islamist and that he and his brother had ties to overseas organizations,” Graham told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “We should reserve the right, after the public-safety exception expires, to look at him as an enemy combatant, continue to collect evidence, and if we find evidence, go to him … without a lawyer present to gather intelligence.”

Disagreeing with Graham, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) said law enforcers can get all the information they need from Tsarnaev without designating him an enemy combatant – a move that would only complicate the investigation with a thorny legal debate, Schumer warned.

“We don’t need ‘enemy combatant’ to get all the information we need out of him,” Schumer told Crowley. “We don’t have to cross the line and say he should be an enemy combatant, which could be challenged in court.”


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So glad Tamerlan is dead…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

The more we hear about Tamerlan the crazier he sounds…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Momy’s FBI claim is hilarious.

katy the mean old lady on April 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

To paraphrase what the New York Police Commissioner said about criminals, it seems obvious that the root cause of terrorism is terrorists.

In looking up the quote I see that somebody up Canada way said the same thing.

Drained Brain on April 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

The more we hear about Tamerlan the crazier he sounds…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Definitely genetic.

katy the mean old lady on April 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Barack eliminated the word “terrorist” from his administration’s lexicon, remember? Nothing to fear here. Nothing at all.

SouthernGent on April 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

The FBI, due to it’s recent politically correct re-training about Islamists and Muslims and Terrorists… is… Unavailable for Comment…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I’m having a hard time not being suspicious of the way the FBI handled this.

Curtiss on April 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

72 Virgins must have some ‘pull’ in their version of heaven…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

The more we hear about Tamerlan the crazier he sounds…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Lives up to his brutal namesake, only without the historical revisionists’ legacy as a “patron of the arts.”

Gingotts on April 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Geez I hate conspiracy theories but now I wonder why the FBI overlooked the concerns about Tamerlan.

22044 on April 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

So the Iman in his local mosque wonders where Tamerlane grit his ideas?

That’s the second funniest thing I’ve read today!

The first was seeing nonpartisan stating Obama was too intellectually evolved to be a Christian.

catmman on April 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

72 Virgins must have some ‘pull’ in their version of heaven…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

They all look like this

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM

catmman on April 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

nonpartisan is funny…
is he an antireligionist too?

22044 on April 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM

IF the FBI ‘overlooked’ anything, its no big secret as to why.

They’ve been busy scrubbing their training manuals of any negative reference to Islam.

Of course they’d turn a blind eye to an Islamist.

Easy-peasy, no conspiracy necessary.

catmman on April 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Damn!! Lmao, btw I GOT stuck there!! Sheesh….

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

There seems to be a growing pattern here. Obama Thanking the Russians before thanking the Bostonian. A full shutdown of an entire city, the first time in my memory in the United Sates and now a steady MSM and Democrat verbal assault against the FBI. I feel that an attempt to de-legitimize the FBI and have it replaced with something else. Something the Democrats get to design.

This is either an case of total incompetence or is made to look that way. Be wary of cries to re-vamp the FBI. This whole timeline is very creepy indeed.

Egfrow on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

OT, but whatever happened to FloraDuh? Haven;t seen her around?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Good Evening all!! :-)

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I have spent the last hour or so reading comments to the NY Times and LA Times pieces about this Boston marathon bombers. It enrages me to no end how many of those comments either justify the actions of these Islamists or plead for more understanding of why they wanted to kill Americans.

This sh*t has to stop. We can’t afford any more of this PC bullsh*t.

Folks, we’ve got to do something here because the policies of this administration and liberals are going to get us all killed!!!

KickandSwimMom on April 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

She didn’t like the way folks were talking about L.I.B. and it seems her tweeter has gone cold also… nothing since Jan/Feb timeframe…

Sure hope she is OK!

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Hey, Scrump…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Somewhere in the threads today there was a link to a theory about why the FBI asked the public to try and identify the bombers even though they knew or should have known who they were. The theory is that the older one was working for the FBI and then turned, double agent stuff. Frankly, the whole thing and the way it was handled stinks to high heavens and I don’t know what to believe anymore.

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

KickandSwimMom on April 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Don’t punish yourself by reading their commenters drivel, it’ll do you no good, we already know what they think…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Who is L.I.B?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Good Evening all!! :-)

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Good evening Scrumpy :)

I can’t stay long as I’m heading out for a while

22044 on April 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

There is but one glimmer of hope.

Glenn Beck.

Tomorrow.

if he hasn’t got anything and hyped this up, I will never believe a word he says ever again!

I hope he has what he says he has…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

22044 on April 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

It’s good to see you! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

Don’t apologise, none needed :-)

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

She didn’t like the way folks were talking about L.I.B. and it seems her tweeter has gone cold also… nothing since Jan/Feb timeframe…

Sure hope she is OK!

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I thought she had a family matter (which I can’t reveal more in the interest of decorum).
She did leave HA before she left twitter, no tweets since January. I hope she’s OK as well.

22044 on April 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM

The entire city of Boston was not shutdown. Just the segment of the city the authorities were searching after the incident Thursday night. The entire city wasn’t shut down. Was. Not.

HAD the entire city been shutdown, yes, it would be interesting. But the first time in your memory? Really? New York City was actually shut down on September 11 and stayed that way for days. New Orleans after Katrina? Ring a bell? Ever been to a city hit by a major storm? ever? I’m sure there have been a few in your lifetime.

Forgive me for my condescension. There is enough stuff to work through with this investigation without wasting thinking power enabling conspiracy theories.

catmman on April 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM

…I’m so glad that these two were on the public dole…and to think…there are millions doing the same!
…and now…free hospitalization…room and board…and lawyers!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

22044 on April 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Yes she did, still I hope all is well…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Yeah I know the self-flagellation involved in reading liberal comments are not good for my health, but these wackos are still going to get us all killed if these politically correct policies remain in place.

KickandSwimMom on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

What’s the point? It’s not like they are ever going to restrict entry to this county to people who vow to kill us.

Blake on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Hiya!.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Blake on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

It is up to us individually to DO our part and let it be known in NO uncertain terms to our elected pols that this new Immigration Bill has to stop and just start ENFORCING what we have and tweak it if need be…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

twerp!

CW on April 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Good evening alt!!

(gun totin’ Mamma) :-D

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

It is also pretty sad when you have to go to british papers to get the damning information on these two terrorists.

Our media is no better than Pravda.

KickandSwimMom on April 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

“Tamerlan told her the FBI had just rung him and accused him of being behind the attacks, and that he had responded by saying “that’s your problem”, Mr Tsarnaev claims…”

O_o

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Glenn Beck.
Tomorrow.

if he hasn’t got anything and hyped this up, I will never believe a word he says ever again!

I hope he has what he says he has…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Same here, scrumpalicious. He sounded pretty bitter—and resigned that the country is dying. Have to agree with him. We have passed the point of no return. Shame, virtue, hard work and commen sense ain’t very common.

arnold ziffel on April 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Reuters Top News Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters 1m

Boston Marathon bombing suspect awake, responding in writing: report http://reut.rs/11tgdOG
=============================

Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:19pm EDT

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/22/us-usa-explosions-boston-writing-idUSBRE93L00220130422

canopfor on April 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Not yet. STILL waiting for final approval.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM

“We don’t need ‘enemy combatant’ to get all the information we need out of him,” Schumer told Crowley. “We don’t have to cross the line and say he should be an enemy combatant, which could be challenged in court.”

Schumer just tried to take away our guns and wants to grant amnesty to millions and leave the border unsecured…

… Why? Why after the Boston bombings by Muslim terrorists, has this guy literally not been tarred and feathered?

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2013 at 8:32 PM

“Tamerlan told her the FBI had just rung him and accused him of being behind the attacks, and that he had responded by saying “that’s your problem”, Mr Tsarnaev claims…”

O_o

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Hard to believe, but…

Curtiss on April 21, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Congress must ultimately play a role in getting more answers and determining if the attack could have been stopped.

Good luck!

Kerry said it’s time to move on from the Benghazi questions. Well, they can move on to the Boston bombing questions. Which will be answered like Clinton, “what difference does it make!!!”

HellCat on April 21, 2013 at 8:34 PM

A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him.

Tsarnaev had first popped up on the local police radar in Dagestan last summer, the source said. During routine surveillance of an individual known to be involved in the militant Islamic underground movement, the police witnessed Tamerlan meet the latter at a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala, the police official said.

It was one of six times in total that surveillance officials witnessed Tsarnaev meeting this militant at the same mosque, according to the police official.

The militant contact later disappeared, the police official said, but so did Tsarnaev before investigators had a chance to speak with him. The FBI never responded, according to the Dagestani police official.

Wonderful.

The Russians actually told us Tamerlan was meeting frequently with an Islamist militant in Dagestan. The FBI looked into it and concluded it wasn’t a problem.

I’d like to see the paper trail for that investigation. The lowest man or woman on the political totem pole may as well start making retirement plans or start looking into second career possibilities.

Putin must be laughing his ass off at the incompetence of the Obama admin.

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Soooooooooooooooo,do/due to the BostonMarathonBomberGoons episode,
er,HomeLand InSecurity Big Sis,an..”InCiDent”,…..


………..second look at IMMIGRATION!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Damn the FBI all to hell. This could have been prevented…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM

arnold ziffel on April 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

By hook or by crook we have to take our country back from the progs. No if’s and’s or but’s…

It’s on us now…we need to do somthing before our backs are against the wall and we got nowhere to go…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM

OT, but whatever happened to FloraDuh? Haven;t seen her around?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I haven’t seen her around much since the election.

TarheelBen on April 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Not yet. STILL waiting for final approval.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM

After this amount of time, you may want to start looking out for unmarked secret FEMA camp SUVs showing up.

How long has it been?

cozmo on April 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

cozmo on April 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Sounds a bit too long for TX?

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

The Associated Press The Associated Press ‏@AP 7m

Parents of Boston bombing suspects describe Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Russia trip: http://apne.ws/11sTmmm -CC
==========================================

Apr. 21 6:53 PM EDT

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/parents-boston-suspect-describe-his-russia-trip

canopfor on April 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

That’s why this conspiracy theory about the guy working with the FBI and then turning makes a little sense. They thought he was doing what they asked and didn’t realize that he had turned and then tried to cover it up.

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

cozmo on April 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

It’s been roughly 2 months since I sent in my final paperwork.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Is Tamerlan’s mother doing her shoplifting these days at GUM?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Who is L.I.B?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

L.I.B.=Let It Burn. An attitude many developed after Obama’s reelection.

TarheelBen on April 21, 2013 at 8:43 PM

TarheelBen on April 21, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Ahhh, gotcha’ and thanks. I took a long break from here after the election as well…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Their finances were simple. Uncle Sugar and MA’s welfare, public assistance and education grants. That is how they lived. Being paid by the public to murder the public.

Limerick on April 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

This terrorism worked because of the Boston PD and FBI. Millions spent by the government and hundreds of millions lost by the economy, so we could catch an serial killer.

Turn the city into a war zone with soldiers and humvees? Sure.
Lock down my proud city as if it were a prison? No problem.

House to house searches without legal basis? It’s ok.

Snipers aiming at me and my family while I wait on the sidewalk for my house to be searched? Yep, it’s legit.

Cheer the guys doing all this, let them high-five my kid, suggest throwing a parade for them? Yep, it all happened.

It was like the TSA came out to your house for the day – and you were thrilled about it.

Mormontheman on April 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Who is L.I.B?
OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

TarheelBen on April 21, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Thanks for replying, I missed the question :-(

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Damn the FBI all to hell. This could have been prevented…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM

…his youtube video didn’t cause him to get arrested?

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Boston Marathon explosion

Reports: Boston Marathon bombing suspect awake, responding in writing to questions, officials tell @ABC, @USATODAY, @NBCNews

1 min ago by editor
========================

http://www.breakingnews.com/

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/boston-marathon-explosion

canopfor on April 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Hiya!.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

THWACK

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 8:47 PM

And what’s with this crap about the younger one in the hospital can’t talk (or write, or type) yet cause he’s in such “serious” condition. Supposedly he got out of the boat on his own and was screaming obscenities in the ambulance. They had my 80 year old mom up and walking around 1 day after quadruple bypass surgery and this kid is in that bad shape????

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM

cozmo on April 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

It’s been roughly 2 months since I sent in my final paperwork.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

…they’ve been monitoring you on HotAir?

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Apparently he is awake and writing…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM

72 Virgins must have some ‘pull’ in their version of heaven…
Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

For the jihadist male, it is heaven. For the poor 72 virgins, it’s their idea of Hell.

HellCat on April 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Unseen posted the money link here.

Limerick on April 21, 2013 at 8:50 PM

HellCat on April 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Maybe in the Mosque they teach the women how to virginal in their heaven?

It’s for the men you know ;-)

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:51 PM

They had my 80 year old mom up and walking around 1 day after quadruple bypass surgery and this kid is in that bad shape????

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Your mom wasn’t being waterboarded.

Okay neither is the terrorist but he should be.

Happy Nomad on April 21, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Our media is no better than Pravda.

KickandSwimMom on April 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Pravda can actually be very good now. I mean, scan that page. There’s a dialog there much, much more open and honest than our papers, and if you happen to be Christian, it’s like air conditioning. Apparently you can be Christian in Russia. I mean, outside.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Sounds a bit too long for TX?

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Before 0bama it was 4-5 weeks, after 0bama’s election it went up to 8 weeks. After 0bama’s second inauguration, unknown. I’m using ALyT to find out the new waiting period.

cozmo on April 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Eric Holder’s inevitable response to growing questions about the FBI’s mishandling of the Tsarnaevs:

At this point, what difference does it make?

steebo77 on April 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Their finances were simple. Uncle Sugar and MA’s welfare, public assistance and education grants. That is how they lived. Being paid by the public to murder the public.

Limerick on April 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Limerick:

And,…………ATM Cash card,from Car-Jackeding Mercedes,
gone awry ordeal!:)

canopfor on April 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

F’in Brokaw.

“We need to understand the root causes of their hatred. (but I’ll just tell you anyhow) Its drones.”

Such complete BS. Wah, I didn’t fit in. Yeah ? Neither did Bill F’in Gates. “Not fitting in” is really not all that uncommon, and people with functioning balls can live to tell the tale of surviving the fact that they didn’t “fit in”.

Anytime they’d like to talk about people who at least have the responsibility for their own lives and not turning into murderers when everything doesn’t turn out like a sitcom.

deadrody on April 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him…

Which had the words “islamists” and “terror” in it, which made it immediately declared “mean spirited” and quickly destroyed…

… No doubt.

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2013 at 8:52 PM

…they’ve been monitoring you on HotAir?

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Ha.
From what I’ve heard-with the backlog…this is actually pretty normal.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 21, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Man caused disaster causer.

Maybe you homophobes can take a break from your bigotry and use the proper terminology, yes?

Bishop on April 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM

All of the stooges in Washington DC and around the country who will now assure us that immigration needs to be reformed are correct, but they are lying to the American people when they offer their prescriptions. We need to secure the border, we need to screen would-be immigrants more thoroughly, we need to monitor them at least until they become US citizens, and we must forbid them from subsisting on the benevolence of a willing welfare state for at least that long. Violations of our laws should result in immediate and irrevocable deportation, particularly crimes of violence, fraud and theft. This shouldn’t apply only to those coming from largely Muslim countries or regions, but to immigrants from every country.

from MarkAmerica…

Prexactly…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Damn the FBI all to hell. This could have been prevented…

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Oh why do you say that? Just because the Russians expressed concern? Just because the bastard’s YouTube site was Jihad central? Just because he was kicked out of a mosque for screaming at an Imam about MLK?

The FBI is part of the intelligence community but it is lapses like this that makes me wonder just how much intelligence they have. If the Tsarnaev brothers were embezzling funds or something I suspect they’d have had more likelihood of being caught than building and detonating bombs.

Happy Nomad on April 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Too many progs/marxists in the FBI for it to function properly…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

That’s why this conspiracy theory about the guy working with the FBI and then turning makes a little sense. They thought he was doing what they asked and didn’t realize that he had turned and then tried to cover it up.

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

One problem I have with that theory is Tamelin’s personal history.

By all accounts he was an unstable, prone to violence, and not too bright loser.

Did the FBI and/or CIA really tale a close look at that and think — just what we need, he’s our kind of guy, he’s stable and smart, we can trust him, he can do the job.

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

1) The FBI were contacted by Russian intelligence in November – again about Tamerlan, and were ignored.
2) The FBI had pictures identifying these two as early as Tuesday.
3) The FBI knew Tamerlan was involved – and knew how to contact him.
4) The FBI called him to let him know that they thought he was responsible.
5) The FBI only went public with their photos after a crowd sourcing exercise threatened to identify the culprits first.

Conclusion – the FBI wanted these two to escape, so as not to have a “smoking gun” that ties Islam to the terrorism. They could have identified them by name at that time – and didn’t.

And they put the city on lockdown to give Joker a chance to escape. Except he wasn’t in any condition to do so.

This whole thing is going to be worse than Watergate – and we know the fish rots from the head down. Obama has been doing his damndest to destroy America, and has, at the same time, given aid and comfort to the Islamic enemy. Yes, I am paranoid. But that’s the way things are looking….

deadite on April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Unseen posted the money link here.

Limerick on April 21, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Yeppers…

“What is wrong with a country that invites in people and permits them to re-establish their own sectarian cultures in our nation, cultures that are in direct ethical and religious conflict with our own?”

It’s called Liberalism, the Progressive Ideology, Political Correctness, and the Democrat Party in general…

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Wonder what J.E. Hoover would think of today’s FBI?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Very true, and also the fact that the younger one is still alive and might spill the beans. If it was true then a smart FBI would have offed him already.

BeachBum on April 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

We do not know if he was and even for how long he was in the ‘employ’ of the FBI…

Just supposin’ maybe it was what they expected, if he was to infiltrate ‘sleeper cells’ here, lets say he was ‘acting’ the part?

All supposition and hyperbole…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Had these dudes been TP’ers they would have had an entire FBI team watching them 24/7.

Fish rots from the head down, and the head has informed the scales, meat, guts, fins and tail that to watch muslims too closely, even the jihadi kind, is verboten.

Plain and simple, Bark and the douchebags working for him have a big stake in the blame here.

Bishop on April 21, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Boston Marathon explosion

More: Sources say Tsarnaev is responding sporadically in writing; earlier, officials said he was in no condition to be interrogated – @ABC

11 mins ago from abcnews.go.com by editor
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-boston-bombing-suspect-responding-questions-writing/story?id=19009283#.UXSIiMoQPS8

canopfor on April 21, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Yep Sirree…

No bout adoubt it!

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Man caused disaster causer.

Maybe you homophobes can take a break from your bigotry and use the proper terminology, yes?

Bishop on April 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM

The Johnstown Flood was a man caused disaster. The Space Shuttle Challenger exploding was a man caused disaster. The West, Texas, explosion was a man caused disaster. Justin Beiber is a man caused disaster.

The Boston Marathon bombings? Not so much. But I suspect that calling it an Muslim attack on America wouldn’t go over well in the Congressional offices where CAIR spends all those dollars propping up the idea that Islam is a religion of peace and no Muslim in America hates our way of life.

Happy Nomad on April 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Wonder what J.E. Hoover would think of today’s FBI?

OmahaConservative on April 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Perhaps that instead of the FBI having something on the Politicians, the Politicians have something on the FBI.

Just a thought.

Curtiss on April 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM

“Tamerlan told her the FBI had just rung him and accused him of being behind the attacks, and that he had responded by saying “that’s your problem”, Mr Tsarnaev claims…”

Interesting story, but I don’t believe this happened at all. If the FBI considered him a prime suspect in the bombings, then a force would have been sent out to get him. They wouldn’t have just called and given him the opportunity to run. I’ve never heard of a situation where law enforcement called someone and said ‘hey, we’re sure you did this’. Sounds like Speedbump was just running his mouth.

joejm65 on April 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Any of you guys seeing . . . the stupidity?

– Wait, let me rephrase. I need to think about this.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Too many progs/marxists in the FBI for it to function properly…

Scrumpy on April 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Yes, and shortly after taking office, the Obama regime removed the word “Islam” from all national security documents. DHS submitted a memo documenting what the administration considered the top domestic terrorism threats. They included: anti-abortion activists; Evangelical Christians; returning veterans. I remember it well.

TarheelBen on April 21, 2013 at 9:07 PM

“If he [the older brother] was on the radar and they let him go, if he was on the Russians’ radar, why wasn’t a flag put on him, some sort of customs flag?” McCaul asked.

Sequestration cuts.

/Democrats

VibrioCocci on April 21, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Pravda can actually be very good now. I mean, scan that page. There’s a dialog there much, much more open and honest than our papers, and if you happen to be Christian, it’s like air conditioning. Apparently you can be Christian in Russia. I mean, outside.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Of course you can be Christian in Russia. It’s encouraged, even. Putin uses the Orthodox church as a tool to promote his own agenda, but there’s a vague degree of social conservatism in there.

Gingotts on April 21, 2013 at 9:08 PM

“We need to understand the root causes of their hatred. (but I’ll just tell you anyhow) Its drones.”

What was the “root cause” before we had drones, Tom?

Why are we using drones, Tom?

BTW, Tom, in case your vast pool of facts and knowledge doesn’t include this data point, we have only been using drones extensively for about four or five years. It is The One’s primary weapon of choice in his overseas contingency operations to prevent man-caused disasters.

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM

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