Latest 11.42 (06.42) The two suspects may be foreign nationals, according to NBC´s Pete Williams. Quote They were legal permanent residents... They were in this country legally, at least a year. They appear to be from Turkey, possibly Chechens from Turkey. That seems to be the nationality here. We´re told they were not students, in their early twenties. One 20, one 21. We don´t have their names yet. The Associated Press has also said the suspects are from Russian region near Chechnya, and had lived in the US at least one year. 11.25 (06.25) A woman in Watertown has snipers
Who would have thought Chechens would join the Tea Party? But there you go. Anger with high taxes seems to be universal, enough so that even adherents of the Religion of Peace have been drawn into the regular Tea Party practice of putting bombs in public places.
Devastating news day for the left. What a disappointment that it was not "right wing, white males" as they were hoping(certainly not praying for). Poster #1 & 2 are right on target. Let´s talk immigration in light of this too. Also, please see the pictures of the Boston Univ. Police Officer holding a gun. Many campuses in this liberal bastion have not allowed police officers to be armed.
..the media is bending over backwards NOT to say the m-word...they are "chechens"...they´re "from Russia"....they´ve been "living here"...( find yet another way to mention McVeigh if you can).....guess what??..they are muslims....what a surprise.
I find it ironic that Boston should be bombed. A city that was a proud supporter and major funder of the Irish Republican Army in years gone by, an organization that maimed and killed just as indiscriminately in the UK.
People are being told to stay in their homes. Thank goodness this is not NY, with Nanny Bloomberg, where guns are not allowed. How about an armed citizenry? Meanwhile, Barry & Co. trying to take away our guns.
I told a friend of mine YEARS ago that Chechens and Eastern European Islamic extremists would be coming to our shores and that they´d easily gain access b/c they would be able to so easily blend in...
...now, will be interesting to see if they were here on student visas and if so, did they ever attend any schools and if so, which one(s). I also think that there are more people involved.
Finally, the one thing that does SHOCK me is that they were still in the Boston area. I really thought they´d be long gone...in Canada or at the very least in a different state and under disguise. Arrogant, stupid and evil terrorists.
If they are really muslim, the one who is right now meeting with the Lord will be asked how can he have thought that God is a god of hatred. Does not God send rain on the just and the unjust? Has He not made this beautiful world for everyone? Has He not created EVERY HUMAN BEING in His Image? How could muslims think that He wants them to kill people? How can they think that He doesn´t want to give His created beings, created in His Image, every opportunity to come to Him? How can it not be OBVIOUS that Islam is not a religion from God?
Agree with poster #18. Like Jay Mohr (known Hollywood moron) said - the bombings happened because of the 2nd Amendment. Therefore, we should get rid of the 2nd Amendment. Insanity is loose amongst us. Most all of it emanating from the Left.
These two brothers live in the Boston area. They were not planning on leaving the country. They thought they could go home, appear the next day, express shock, and continue their pretense of being here for a better life.
That was handy - one of the ´suspects´ is dead. Can´t defend himself. The other, probably the same will happen. I just have my doubts about all of this. If I´m wrong, I´ll apologize, but I sort of figured it would never be muslims or anything other than ´white´ guys.
Check out the Wiki on the historic figure after whom Suspect 1 was named:
FTA: During his lifetime Timur would emerge as the most powerful ruler in the Muslim world after defeating the Mamluks of Egypt and Syria, the emerging Ottoman Empire and the declining Sultanate of Delhi. Timur had also decisively defeated the Christian Knights Hospitaller at Smyrna; styling himself a Ghazi.
Remember America!! The Bruins game when 17,000 Americans sang the National Anthem....It was a thunderous reply to anyone looking to hurt any one of US. WE are brothers and sisters and our differences stop at the borders....
That´s America!! Not the politically correct crap that the DC elite have been dealing out in this game of live.
WE shall overcome the politicians -- someday...Respect given to Dr. Martin Luther King. He was American through and through....
#23 and #29, I hope you´re being sarcastic. It appears, in addition to being shot, the guy blew himself up. If you´ve noticed, most Islamic terrorists tend to take their own lives rather than being captured. Convenient indeed...for them and their cohorts.
Poster 36: Now if it was known they listened to Rush Limbaugh, all you would hear in that vein is crickets chirping. Conservatives are the enemy to the Libs. Muslim Terrorists are merely misunderstood, downtrodden ´Nice young men´ who are acting out.
Now they can no longer salivate over perp-walking a TEA Partier, they are beginning to sympathize with the ´poor boy´.
I don´t get what posters #23 and #29 are trying to insinuate with vague reference to "convenient". There´s video footage: those guys definitely planted the bombs. And they are definitely the same guys that held up a 7/11 and shot a cop dead last night. And they are definitely from Chechnya.
Let the Liberal dissemble begin! They will try and find all kinds of ´reasons´ these ´nice young boys´ were radicalized, when the real answer, The religion who´s name dare not pass their lips, Mohammedanism is staring them right in the face.
Also, if I hear one more so called called Republican Leader refer to Mohammedanism as a ´Religion of Peace´, there will be one more explosion...my head.
Liberals, do not give up hope yet. Was Copley square in a targeted congressional district? Maybe it´s Sarah Palin´s fault. Or maybe the Dzhokar brothers were Rush Limbaugh listeners. Chris Matthews will connect the dots for you.
And so it goes. They continue to bomb, decapitate, maim and murder us infidels any way they can. Why? Because their holy book commands them to do so in a 100 different places. Yet no one in our PC crazed Government or in the Constitutionally protected MSM will even call them by name. Is this country insane or is it just me? Those sworn to protect and defend the Constitution seem to think their duty is to protect and defend those who are butchering us.
Being Muslim is not an affliction one is born with. It is a religious choice and because it is a choice they can stop being Muslim any time they chose to do so. But they don´t chose to do so. It´s too much fun slaughtering infidels.
Everybody said so much here. I would like to add my 2 cents as a former citizen of the USSR. Chechens are the cruelest of all the nations in Russia. They were the cruelest criminals, they were the primary hires for prison guards. Single women were assaulted on the streets and public transportation in chechen cities. Because of that they weren´t ever sent there alone on business trips. Americans, get familiar with what they do in Russia nowadays - they don´t care if there are kids, elderly, innocent bystanders. It is just who they are. And they were the preferred hire by al-qaeda just because of their hatred. When I read that their father is threatening America I take it at full value.
BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has warned that central banks are poised to tighten monetary policy in the Anglo-Saxon countries and China, advising clients to be ready to pull out of global stock markets at any sign of serious trouble. “2014 is the year to squeeze more juice out of risk assets. But investors should be ready to discard the fruit when it starts running dry,” said Ewen Cameron Watt, chief strategist for the BlackRock Investment Institute. The group said in its 2014 Investment Outlook that investors have “jumped on the momentum train, effectively betting yesterday’s strategy will win again tomorrow”,
An Islamist fanatic has told the family of Drummer Lee Rigby he had no regrets about killing him because he was “a soldier” himself. Michael Adebolajo, 28, told a court he would “never regret obeying the command of Allah” and that his only disappointment was that the police did not shoot him dead. [Snip] With Fusilier Rigby’s family sitting feet away in the Old Bailey, Adebolajo denied that the 25-year-old’s death was murder, because Muslims were “at war” with the British people. The soldier’s widow, Rebecca Rigby, left the court in tears as Adebolajo told the jury that Fusilier Rigby
GOOSE CREEK--Navy wife Cleo Lott relies on the Weapons Station commissary to feed her family of four. It´s one of the most coveted perks that goes with being part of the military. And that´s why news that the Pentagon is looking at closing all of its stateside commissaries has her a little rattled. [Snip] "Even though the big chain stores say they have deals and savings, it doesn´t compare to the commissary," she added. "Makes me wonder what will the government want to take away next?" When word broke last week that the Defense Commissary Agency was asked by the Department of Defense to look at how to shutter
Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S. could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act. ´I thought the kinks were worked out of Obamacare at the first of the month, Central Florida volunteer firefighter Carl Fabrizi told Sunshine State News. ´Man, oh, man, this could potentially destroy some real good companies in Florida.´ The U.S. Department of Labor takes the term ´volunteer´ literally, but the IRS says volunteer firefighters are technically employees if they´re on the job more than 30 hours per week, making them
Recently I´ve acquired a second career poisoning the minds of the young in schools. Even in the very posh ones, there´s always an element which is mildly appalled that someone like me has been allowed anywhere near their precious charges. Science departments, I find, are particularly resistant and I quite understand why. Being mostly Guardian readers they have this caricature image in their heads of what James Delingpole is like: he´s a wanton controversialist; he´s anti-science; he´s a denier in the pay of Big Oil who harasses all those wonderful principled scientists doing their best to warn us of impending
It´s been a month since Twitter floated on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and we´ve already seen more than $6 billion drop off its market cap. As with every recent tech IPO, there´s always a big furore and gigantic valuation, following by the creation of lots of rich people, and then the share price starts to slide as everyone sobers up and starts to think more clearly. Just look at Facebook--once the excitement of the 2012 flotation had died down, the stock price plummeted to around half of its initial offering, and stayed there for a year.
Immigration--controlled, legal immigration--can bring advantages to the destination state. That sentiment is often trotted out as kind of obligatory throat-clearing before a politician goes on to call for restrictions, a neat example of the Everything-Before-The-But-Is-Bullsh*t hermeneutic rule (“I am the first to say that I recognise the benefits of successive immigrants from the Huguenots onwards, but there comes a moment when we reach saturation point…”) Except that it isn’t bullsh*t; at least, it needn’t be. Immigration can be either good or bad, depending on how it is managed. Unrestricted, unplanned settlement is usually disastrous.
There is no more potent symbol of statehood than military power. It is not surprising therefore that Eurocrats regard defence policy as a key element in their drive for a state called Europe, playing a role on the global stage. The forthcoming European Council (19/20 December), when heads of government meet, has long been trailered in Brussels as a "Defence Council" to take a great leap forward in the EU´s Common Security & Defence Policy (CSDP). Actually, the modest defence-related decisions have largely been taken by Ministers in recent weeks and Prime Ministers will spend most of their time on
People buying insurance plans through Obamacare´s online exchanges may not have full access to some of the nation´s top hospitals, it has been claimed. In a bid to cut costs, insurers selling cover on the new exchanges in states including New York, Texas and California will not offer patients access to two renowned cancer centers--Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to The Financial Times. Access to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals, may also be limited, as the insurers attempt to steer customers away from hospitals or
A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping a foot of snow in Delaware and threatening a messy Monday commute in the northeast corridor. The storm forced the cancellation of thousands of flights across the U.S. and slowed traffic on roads, leading to a number of accidents, including a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown that led to a series of fender-benders involving 50 cars that stranded some motorists for up to seven hours.
Manhattan´s Chelsea neighborhood is home to art galleries, fashion stores, townhouses and now a new breed of cockroach that won´t die even if forced to live outside all winter. The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway in the neighborhood into one of New York´s newest tourist attractions, may have been responsible for bringing a new breed of cockroach to the city. Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista said the species Periplaneta japonica is well documented in Asia but was never confirmed in the United States until now. The scientists, whose findings were published
Vladimir Putin has dissolved Russia´s biggest news agency RIA Novosti, ordering the creation of a new media conglomerate headed by an anchorman notorious for his anti-opposition and anti-gay views. The new company Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) will focus on "coverage abroad of Russian state policy and public life," the document published on the Kremlin website said. [Snip] The move appears as a push by the Kremlin to consolidate state media resources at a time of increasing online criticism of Mr Putin´s 13 years of rule and to take a proactive approach in shaping Russia´s image abroad.
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
A veteran Washington adviser who has worked for four Presidents on both sides of the political aisle said that the stunning Government Accountability Report report that found President Barack Obama has not had a one-on-one meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius since the passage of Obamacare over three years ago is an indictment of the entire White House operation and shows that the Obama administration has bordered on "malfeasance." "I have no doubt the White House is right, that Secretary Sebelius was in several group meetings with the president about health care," Gergen caveated, "but the whole
President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post´s statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama The Obama Administration´s current shipbuilding plan shrinks the size of
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack,
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the hapless, goalpost-shifting so-called "architect" of Obamacare, told Fox News´ Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that President Barack Obama´s promise "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was absolutely true--with one important caveat: if you like your doctor, "you can pay for it." Wallace grilled Dr. Emanuel, challenging his false claims that California´s enrollment was keeping pace with the percentage of the young population necessary to keep the system afloat, and pointing out that the president´s promise on doctors would collapse once people lost their insurance or their
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
The U.S. isn´t called "America the Beautiful" for nothing. Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country´s majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont´s Ben & Jerry´s Factory and Tennessee´s Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley. From California to New York and everywhere in between, the country is chock-full of incredible attractions that keep luring in visitors. Here are the best tourist attractions in every state.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act’s colloquial moniker: “Obamacare.” She said that the word was originally created as a “derogatory term,” designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement. However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama’s accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride. “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years, and like it or not, it’s indelibly
Call me Grinch, call me Scrooge. Call me Lord Voldemort of the Yuletide. None could be worse than sending me a holiday card with glossy photographs of your lovely, smiling family. My wife, Emily, and I place your cards like trophies on our shelves, continuing an old-school practice that began about 175 years ago as a way of maintaining relationships as families and friends moved far and wide. Today’s cards may appear more personalized — with photos of spouses, kids and pets, and distribution lists much smaller than a sprawling collection of Facebook friends. But when I flip over the photo
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last minute decision not to participate in a memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela, despite having notified the South African government that he would attend the event. The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and the security required for the prime minister in Johannesburg. The Prime Minister’s Office found that the trip would have cost roughly 7 million shekels ($2.4 million) – 2.8 million shekels for chartering a private El Al plane and a further 3.2 million shekels for