The Boston Marathon Bombing, where three people were killed and 264 wounded, many with legs or feet blown off, continues to be a big media story, but we are still waiting for answers to many questions. How did our government miss so many clues that the Tsarnaev brothers were a deadly danger to Americans?
They came into the United States as visitors from Kazakhstan, where many ethnic Chechens live without persecution and then cooked up a claim to be refugees, which was a fraud. After a few years, the father returned to Dagestan, Russia, where he now lives safely.
Once admitted into the United States, the entire family cashed in on generous U.S. welfare benefits, cash and food stamps. Those receiving taxpayer handouts included the two criminal sons, both of their parents and, ultimately, Tamerlan's wife and child. more >>
The country is reeling from the latest terrorist attack, which killed three Americans and injured hundreds more at the Boston Marathon on April 15th. Two brothers who became radical Islamists have been implicated; Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was killed after an overnight shoot-out with police, and his 19-year old brother Dzhokhar, who was caught shortly after the bombing.
The Obama administration knew ahead of time about the brothers' ties to radical Islam. Russia warned the U.S. in 2011. The Russian government intercepted a communication between the bombers' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, and someone who was probably her son Tamerlan discussing "jihad." The U.S. government added both names to its Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE, database. Later, Tamerlan's phone number was traced to numbers that came up in two other investigations into terror suspects, according to a Senator who attended classified briefings about the Boston bombings. The FBI interviewed Tamerlan, but cleared him, finding nothing conclusive. Russian officials next tried to get the CIA to look into Tamerlan, sending the CIA a warning letter about him. Apparently their concerns were ignored by Leon Panetta, then head of the CIA and now known for gutting the defense department as Secretary of Defense.
Tamerlan frequented radical Islamist websites that promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories and advocated violence against the West. The brothers' uncle, Ruslan Tsarnaev, who has not spoken with the brothers since 2010, called the men "losers." Their parents came from an area in the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe that has become home to radicalized Islam. Their father Anzor Tsarnaev is Chechen, and their mother Zubeidat is Avar, both minorities in the conflict-torn Caucasus region. The brothers grew up on welfare as children, and Tamerlan received welfare for his family through last year. Their mother says she believes the bombings were staged and fake. She is wanted on charges from 2012 for shoplifting and property damage in Massachusetts. more >>
One of the most famous sayings of the Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky was this: "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." It's one of the few correct things that violent Communist ever said.
President Obama is clearly not interested in war. And he has stacked his administration with people who are similarly not interested. This is especially true when it comes to Islamist terrorists. They may make war on us, but to Mr. Obama and his team, these are "man-caused disasters" or, preferably, domestic crimes to be dealt with in the normal course of the administration of justice.
Catch them mass murdering here, then read them their Miranda rights, let them be "lawyered up" with free counsel. Members of what former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy calls "the al Qaeda bar" can always be found to represent those accused of mass murderers pro bono. more >>
Last week, when it became clear that some radical Muslims were behind the bombing, the question came up as to why? What was the motive? It's the same motive that has caused so much of the violence of radical Muslims all over the world; it's basically men seeking eternity in Paradise.
I'm thankful that as a Christian, I can know that I am going to heaven. Not because I'm good; not by works---that is my works; but certainly by the work of Christ at the cross.
John the Apostle writes, "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." more >>
After sitting in fear of life behind bars for seven days, Elvis Presley impersonator and self-professed liberal Christian Paul Kevin Curtis beamed with relief on Wednesday that federal authorities dismissed charges that he sent deadly ricin to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge a week ago.
"No one in the system told me anything regarding being released. All I got on the inside was 'Man you're in trouble. Man you tried to kill the President," said Curtis, who appeared with his lawyer Christi McCoy in an interview on CNN Wednesday.
"When I got to Christi on the day it was dismissed, I walked up to her screen window… and she said 'just hold on we don't have all the information but there has been a turn of events it looks like we're gonna get you out of here today and this will be dismissed'," he noted. more >>
A Saudi national once linked to the Boston Bombings as a "person of interest" by federal authorities was only placed on the government's "no-fly" list as a precaution after the deadly attacks last Monday, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official.
In a report on Tuesday, the DHS official told TheBlaze that Saudi national Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, who is in the U.S. on a student visa, was placed on the terrorist watch list after he was detained but before federal agents were able to ascertain whether he was just a witness or had been involved in the bombings.
Alharbi was earlier tagged by the National Targeting Center in an "event file" and recommended for deportation under section 212, 3B. more >>