Gunfire heard in search for Boston Marathon bomb suspect

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Erikkc wrote:

Interesting. The MSM, once again, is careful not to speculate about a possible religious motivation. Anybody have a guess?

Apr 19, 2013 8:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jason360 wrote:

Their number one goal should of been to take this guy alive.

Apr 19, 2013 9:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
aweiss wrote:

The US called them rebels when they were killing in Chechnya and Russia. Now when they are killing in the US – terrorists, aren’t they?

Apr 19, 2013 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@Jason, then we would have had to pay for his legal defense, prison, meals, etc.

But it’s hard to take someone alive when everybody has guns.

Apr 19, 2013 9:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnson.purdy wrote:

@JL4, you are absolutely correct – we don’t know the religion of the terrorists that perpetrated this horrible act. However, we do know the predominant religion of the country they hail from. It is important to recognize that the overwhelming majority of terrorists acts are carried out by by that particular religion. In fact, millions of women, homosexuals, and non-believers are persecuted against in the name of that religion simply for who they are. That religion is, well you can ask @justinolcb.

Apr 19, 2013 9:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SchWI wrote:

So they are pro-Chechen, why are they attacking us then? Their fight would be with Russia.

Apr 19, 2013 9:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

@JL4, wouldn’t taking him alive, and getting awsners. serve the public intrest? I get what your saying with the free room and board for this scumbag, but in such a high profile case, would it not be better to take him alive?

Apr 19, 2013 10:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
50cal wrote:

“But congressional researchers and foreign policy analysts have long tracked a connection between the Chechnya region and Islamic extremists with Al Qaeda and the Taliban. If the suspects are indeed Chechen, analysts told Fox News they may represent part of a jihadi network which has made its way to American soil.

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Chechen rebels are motivated by two things – a desire for independence from Russia and Islamic radicalism. He speculated that, if the suspects are Chechen, they could be motivated more by the latter. “They could well be supported by a significant international network,” he said.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/19/ties-between-islamic-extremist-groups-and-chechnya-well-documented/

Apr 19, 2013 10:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
book153 wrote:

So does anyone know how these guys were still here legally? They were clearly no longer students and it appears the only thing they were working on was bombs, so how did they have a valid visa?

Apr 19, 2013 10:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wonderinghow wrote:

This smells rotten. To neat and tidy, too Hollywood.

Apr 19, 2013 10:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
David_SD wrote:

Whenever a senseless murder of civilians occurs, I always wonder:
Sunni or Shiite?
Born Moslem, or convert to Moslem?
The “Religion of Peace” strikes again!

Apr 19, 2013 10:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Here come the conspiracy loonies!

And help me here justinolcb…Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph and the Unibomber (among hundreds of other domestic terrorists) were Muslims? I never knew that. You are SO smart!

Apr 19, 2013 10:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Leftists. ALWAYS leftists. And that IS true.

Apr 19, 2013 10:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Leftists. ALWAYS leftists. And that IS true.

Apr 19, 2013 10:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

I hope they are able to capture the 2nd guy instead of killing him, but I doubt he will go down without a fight. Then the conspiracy theorists would have less to make stuff up on. But if they don’t, so be it. Better to try him in an open court of law, not some kangaroo court like the military tribunals.

On another note if indeed they are more Islamic radicals, I hope we do not over react and start doing more security and changing our society, that is what terrorists want. Treat them for what they are, common criminals, did we change our society to deal with people like Manson or other mass murderers? No we didn’t, we caught them, tried them in an OPEN court of law and, if found guilty, sentenced them. That is how it should work.

Apr 19, 2013 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@MetalHead8, yes, I agree with you that taking him alive would have been better, but my reason might be different from yours. If the terrorists die, then they instantly become martyrs. If they’re taken alive and imprisoned, I think (not sure though) that it’s a lifelong humiliation. I’d prefer to see them humiliated and seen as failures.

My opinion is that I would rather have our officers alive than dead, and if it means killing a terrorist, well, that’s the greater good to me.

@RHoliday, you write these things in spite of the fact that they ID’d these guys within hours, pursued them, killed one, and will catch the younger brother very soon (my money’s on that). Our system worked. Be glad.

Apr 19, 2013 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CmdrBuzz wrote:

Heaven forbid that we capture them alive and water board them to get more information.

Apr 19, 2013 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
aceb wrote:

“The blasts killed three people and wounded 176 in the worst attack on U.S. soil since the suicide hijacking attacks of September 11, 2001.” Uh, Fort Hood anybody?

Apr 19, 2013 10:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chechnyarocks wrote:

@R_Holliday. So you are saying that no one who practices the Muslim religion can attend school in the United States? Do you know that there are over 2 billion Muslims in the world? And that over 25% of current US Citizens are Muslims? There are bad apples in all religions, but you can’t outlaw an entire religion based on a few crazy people, if that were the case, Christianity would be in serious trouble. I don’t know what country you’re from, but in America we don’t discriminate based on religion, are you familiar with the constitution?

Apr 19, 2013 10:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jay12 wrote:

They must have been really angry about “Tax Day”. But remember, you can’t use waterboarding to find out who sent them.

Apr 19, 2013 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Wabofi wrote:

Was it because they are part of an islamic extremist group or did they just want to kill people. I don’t think that a lot of these young men join these groups for religious reasons, they join to simply inflict harm.

Apr 19, 2013 10:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Quandry wrote:

So, who helped these kids? And why was our government issuing statements to Saudi officials that no Saudis were involved before any arrests had been made?

Apr 19, 2013 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lowell_Thinks wrote:

Immigration was once the source of greatness for this country, now it has become its cancer. It’s so wonderful to have all these muslims among us. Let’s build them more mosques and put korans in hotel rooms!

Apr 19, 2013 10:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
loweed wrote:

I bet there are a few progressive’s in Boston are that whish they had a gun or two in their homes right now1 if they don’t already, and I bet they will vote for the death penalty too! Maybe take a different view of who gets into this country and who gets scholarships? and finally realize there are sympathizers, and aiders and abettors in our midst who want you all DEAD! get off of your high and mighty , holly than thou pedestal of a utopia and get down to reality! MIT! for Gods sakes!!! the enemy is at your door in the dorms and apartments there.

Apr 19, 2013 10:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
loweed wrote:

HOW much of this Islamic extremism did they learn at some Ivy league elitist school in Boston?!!!

Apr 19, 2013 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

@USApragmatist

Our Judicial system is seriously flawed my friend. The way it “should be” has ended long ago when the first rich person got a slap on the wrist for murder because he had $$$$$. On another note you seem to not believe that they are islamic when evidence is clearly showing they were, little confusing to me. I do agree with you that the 2nd one should definitely be captured alive, but he should be sent to Guantanamo bay for class A interrogation and water boarding until we have all the information we need. Surely you don’t agree with this BUT its what needs to be done to save lives. Unfortunately liberals like to be walked all over and then help the people walking all over them, why is that by the way?

Apr 19, 2013 11:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

ChangeWhat wrote: “Know coming here that WE ARE a Christian nation, One Nation Under God!”

Take off your dogmatic blinders. The U.S.A. is a secular nation, made up of individuals who practice many different faiths (or not), in harmony with each other. This is our strength.

The U.S. Constitution was written to protect us from people like you who feel otherwise.

Apr 19, 2013 11:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chazz wrote:

Here’s a thought – with Boston residents being told to “shelter-in-place” I wonder how many of them wish they owned a gun…?

Apr 19, 2013 11:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@ChangeWhat, to put it short and sweet, you are really not that much different than the radical Islamists, just a different religion. At least by the nature of your posts, all I have to go by. Nearly every one of your posts is filled with hate and intolerance.

Apr 19, 2013 11:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

It’s not “muslims always muslims.” There is a strong strain in the western psych to go out and “convert the heathen” too. Where would the “onward Christian soldiers be without their “muslim heathens” to covert? The trouble with the last ten years has been that all they do is remind me and many others that we are very like a wild turkey that has taken to wandering the downtown streets this past week and stated to attack herself when she saw a refection of herself in the plate glass of the computer store in the town center.

There probably isn’t a soul on this planet that doesn’t think he or she hasn’t got the God given right to teach someone else a lesson. That’s probably a good thing and called something like having a positive attitude and conviction, being a mench and even having chutzpa! But isn’t it getting a little embarrassing?

It’s probably better than sitting in the Graveyard at “Out town” and watching the passing life above and being gently reminded that one is no longer among the living.

But can’t even the Christian soldier or the Muslim jihadi sometimes also suspect that they might both be bluffing each other in ridiculous and expensive and rather self defeating lessons in truth, justice and someone or other’s way”?

But the living always know that there is never a time when all’s right with the world. Isn’t that the truth of it? Or is this comment only a neutron bomb point of view and kills all life by accepting all of it?

I kind of doubt it. I just spent the last two hours trying to quit smoking cigs that I have done for the past 40 years and my lungs are feeling very cranky or can’t stand fresh air anymore. I think that means I’m still alive and kicking – or at least soon will be.

Apr 19, 2013 11:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@Chazz, who knows the answer to your question. Probably more than a few already own guns, and more than a few wish they did. For those, they can run down to the nearest gun show and buy whatever they want from an unlicensed seller without a background check. It’s possible these two cowards did just that, too. I wonder where/how they bought their guns.

Don’t you find it interesting that the one person who was in their custody for half an hour, and who probably didn’t have a gun on him, was the one who lived? The campus police officer, who did have a gun, was shot and killed and another armed officer was wounded. Insinuating that people who are justified, and on the side of right will always prevail in a shootout is wrong.

Apr 19, 2013 11:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

@JL4, Your right Your 100% right. Our Law enforcement officer’s lives are more important then this scumbag. Whatevers the safest for them. No more lifes should be endangered for this scum.

Apr 19, 2013 11:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

@Paintcan “just spent the last two hours trying to quit smoking cigs that I have done for the past 40 years and my lungs are feeling very cranky or can’t stand fresh air anymore”

Good luck with that man.

Apr 19, 2013 11:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@ChangeWhat, Also you mention ‘but he should be sent to Guantanamo bay for class A interrogation and water boarding until we have all the information we need’, Perhaps you need to read the recent independent report on our use of torture after 9/11, it states conclusively that we did not obtain ANY good information from torture. So not only does torturing people ruin our reputation, it does not get us any good information. But good interrogators know this already.

Apr 19, 2013 11:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

Let the left try to spin this one. They were salivating because the bombers were white. Less frothing at the mouth now that they are Muslim huh guys?

Sad that the lives of Innocent have been politicized to such a degree.

Apr 19, 2013 11:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

@gregbrew

And what religion were all of our founding fathers whom wrote the constitution? Other religions ARE welcome here, but they need to respect were they are moving too as you would do if you were moving to another country, that’s what you let me be friends with the world people as they kill my brothers and sisters don’t realize. People like you live a fantasy world utopia were no wrong is done, it truly baffles the mind.

@USApragmatist
You are way out of line but I expect nothing less from someone that hasn’t been able to answer one of my questions over the last year. Instead you choose to sidestep as the typical liberal does, my posts are real, truth, and fact. Unfortunately the truth hurts and if your liberal it kills. If there was room filled of half liberals and the other half mixed with all other parties and one of the other parties laid a loud fart all the liberals would be quite stare with disgust while the other parties will laugh, or pass a sassy laughable comment. Its because you liberals walk around like your $hit don’t stink, we all know that’s not the case though, just look at our president.

Apr 19, 2013 11:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ShiHeZiU wrote:

Will US begin a new war to Muslim? Such as Syria?

Apr 19, 2013 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

@USAPragmatist

Don’t believe everything you read, that’s another problem with your kind. You think the news reporting agencies are actually still factual non biased sources of information. At least when benefits the simple minded that is.

Apr 19, 2013 11:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

I have to agree with some posters here… something smells! Why isn’t a priority to capture one of them alive? I understand that it may not be possible. I have reviewed many photos of the crime scene from various sites and truly wonder why the Navy Seals were in the crowd. It looks like there were many individuals in groups not paying attention to the race along with matching backpacks. Coincidence? humm… I have no idea. I will lay off the conspiracy theories and just think to myself now there’s not one ounce of credibility in our government and that opinion will not change.

Apr 19, 2013 12:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kestrel27 wrote:

We are all well aware that it is alway muslims, but the questions I have are these. Why is it always that our media tries to; 1: Link it to White, Conservative, Christian, Gun owning, Tea Party members and 2: Always cover up the fact that it is muslims that do the killing? The media goes out of it’s way to portray one half of our society as crazed lunatics, hell bent on killing when they have done nothing. At the same time they portray the killers, always muslims, as lone wolves, or disaffected innocent muslims that were driven to the killing by outside forces. When you start doing the work the media seems incapable of doing, you find out the muslims either have connections to terrorism or see themselves as extensions of terrorism, lone wolf or otherwise. In the meantime, the media tries it’s damndest to cover up for and make excuses for the killers, all the while trying to attach the reasons fo the violence to Conservatives. Liberals, which make up 99.9% of all media, seem unable to take the muslims at their word, which is that they want to take us out and eliminate us. You don;t see the muslims driving around with an insipid “Co-exist” bumper sticker on their cars now do you? Wonder why that is?

Apr 19, 2013 12:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

Isn’t it wonderful our government wants to grant “amnesty” to illegals? Just ducky….

Apr 19, 2013 12:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blackout wrote:

just want to thanks Reuters for the live online video report. it’s light year ahead of CNN. I should stop go to CNN any more.

Apr 19, 2013 12:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gigimoderate wrote:

They are/were Extremist, it doesn’t matter what religion or race they belong to. They are/were immature pawns that were taken advantage of in the form of brainwashing and carrying out acts of Terrorism.
Boston is a tough city……the law enforcement and FBI are top notch….we’re with you!

Apr 19, 2013 12:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
srand86 wrote:

@Jason360

I’m sure they would love to take him in alive, but what can you do when someone is pointing a gun at you and is strapped to the teeth with explosives?

Apr 19, 2013 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
blueshield04 wrote:

negative…if you shoot a cop they arent looking to take him alive…nor should they.

Apr 19, 2013 12:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cindy1204 wrote:

What a shame these two ungrateful Rats brought on their Nation! So young and filled with life, with a bright future in a country like the US. Giving thanks back by creating great havoc and confusion by Killing it’s people so savagely on a joyfilled day to be remembered…Shame on them.

Apr 19, 2013 12:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

@Gigimoderate

Your post is a sarcastic joke right?

Exactly the problem in this country, right there folks loud and clear.

Apr 19, 2013 12:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sctbinfl wrote:

Chechnyarocks – Your estimate of 25% of US being muslim seems a little high. Are you saying there are more muslims here than Catholics (practing and non-practicing)? Most independent statistics put muslim pop in US at >=1%. Do you live in Dearborn, MI?

Apr 19, 2013 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cindy1204 wrote:

Wise people , be educated and stop accusing a religion for this ruthless terrorism. This is Youthful wicked evil deed.

Apr 19, 2013 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cindy1204 wrote:

Wise people , be educated and stop accusing a religion for this ruthless terrorism. This is Youthful wicked evil deed.

Apr 19, 2013 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pricelrss wrote:

R Holiday is right, and so perceptive. It’s true: “our government has been focused on nothing except disarming law abiding people”, “Every terrorist who’s meant us harm was a young muslim male, most pretending to be students” and “The death and injury caused in Boston is a direct result of this administration’s refusal to protect us from the enemy we all know.” No reality check needed here. I gets all the news I needs from talk radio!

Apr 19, 2013 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mdg1019 wrote:

@justinolcb, yeah, when it’s not a Christian or a Jew. There are plenty of radicals from all religions. It’s the faith-based religions in general that are the breeding grounds for radicalism. When it’s state-based, it’s called conservatism. When it’s not state-based, it’s terrorism.

Personally, it makes me want to vomit whenever I hear that these three religions are based on “peace and love”. History has shown that nothing could be further from the truth.

Apr 19, 2013 12:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
alabamao68 wrote:

“The US called them rebels when they were killing in Chechnya and Russia. Now when they are killing in the US – terrorists, aren’t they?”

When you fight against the military arms of your oppressors, you are a rebel, and the people of the US may extend a certain sympathy to you.

When you kill innocent civilians, women and children, whether here or in Russia, as a deliberate tactic, you are a terrorist, and we rightly condemn you.

Apr 19, 2013 12:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sw19 wrote:

I feel sorry for the victims of the bombing, a happy boy, a lovely young Chinese woman, and another young woman, and the many innocent people maimed and traumatized. I even feel sorry for the perpetrators. But the next time you Boston Irish order your Guinness Car Bombs at the bar, spare a thought for the 3,500 dead in Northern Ireland, and the countless people maimed and traumatized by the IRA, funded by you. Shame on you!

Apr 19, 2013 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@ChangeWhat, several of our founding fathers were Deists, not evangelical Christian Protestants. Deism is very interesting. Perhaps you should check it out.

No matter. Even if our founders practiced voodoo, they were explicit that the U.S. would be secular and went so far as to write that into our Constitution, the document “your kind” either defend or deny, depending on what’s in it for you personally. Just because we have a large population of Christians in the U.S. doesn’t mean we are a Christian nation, it just means we have a lot of Christians in the U.S., nothing more, nothing less.

Muslims commit terrorists acts all around the world. What makes you think they respect other countries any more than ours? In that regard, we are not special.

Are you really going to tell me that passing gas is funny? How mature.

Apr 19, 2013 12:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I guess the libbers are really bummed out now. They can’t blame this on white American conservatives when come to find out they are Obama’s buddies.

Apr 19, 2013 12:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kkong164 wrote:

“Their number one goal should of been to take this guy alive.”

Hardly. Send him to his Allah and seventy-two virgins. We don’t need to provide another would-be martyr a platform from which to spout his bullshít.

Apr 19, 2013 12:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mtonepa wrote:

Welcome to the poilce state, you will now be told we must have all access to all your personal information and have spy cameras everywhere, its for your own good.

Wait, while we where all distracted the house passed the CISPA. this law will hold harmless any company from share our private data with the gov or others. One done, millions of spy cameras to go.

Apr 19, 2013 1:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Amazes me that so many on here REFUSE to accept the fact that this was a planned attack by radical Islamic terrorists.

Apr 19, 2013 1:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

@JL4

Thank you for proving my point about “your kind”, much appreciated.

Apr 19, 2013 1:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
phillyfanatic wrote:

Salon and the rest of the Leftist socialist liberal media were praying( to whom is a question) but now we know once more as in Ft. Hood, there were sleeper Islamofascist Muslims to want to use evil against America which had educated them. These people have no moral foundations that make any sense. These sleeper Islamists, of course, upset the Obamaites and their ilk since they wanted these killers to be ‘white right wing nut jobs.’ Over and again, Islamofascists kill in Asia, the ME, Africa and there are no whites there to blame …except if you are an inane liberal. Obama and his Nap DHS are failures and frankly, they are losers who wanted to believe that their rhetoric would have stopped all Muslim death squads but of course, pride goeth before the fall.

Apr 19, 2013 1:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
50cal wrote:

If Muslims would start rooting out and purging those that are the radical islamists and show the rest of the world they mean what they say about being different and peacefull then we could start trusting them. But, that is what it will take. The uncle of these two knew what they were into and what they were like and where it was headed. But did nothing. From the interview:
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/51596458?gt1=43001#51596458

he knew. BTW He is Muslim and calls islam a fraud and a fake and calls his nephews loosers. islam is what obama supports.

Apr 19, 2013 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KCT56 wrote:

You have to feel sorry for Janet, Barack, and everyone at MSNBC that it wasn’t an honor roll farmboy from middle America.

Apr 19, 2013 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
McLibertarian wrote:

I think Iran is behind this and Iran was also behind the bombings on the WTC on 09/11 here is the evidence:

http://jamestownfoundation.blogspot.com/2012/06/irans-rising-influence-in-dagestan.html

http://www.meforum.org/670/irans-link-to-al-qaeda-the-9-11-commissions

Apr 19, 2013 1:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
McLibertarian wrote:

I think Iran is behind this and Iran was also behind the bombings on the WTC on 09/11 here is the evidence:

http://jamestownfoundation.blogspot.com/2012/06/irans-rising-influence-in-dagestan.html

http://www.meforum.org/670/irans-link-to-al-qaeda-the-9-11-commissions

Apr 19, 2013 1:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gigimoderate wrote:

@ChangeWhat
Do you belong to a militia or a hate group? Sure sounds like it! Loud and Clear….put him on a list!

Apr 19, 2013 1:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
50cal wrote:

McLibertarian
“I think Iran is behind this”

There is perhaps truth in that but I do find what the Chechen president had to say a little interesting (I served in Bosnia and I was in the Storm):

“Any attempt to draw a connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevs — if they are guilty — is futile. They were raised in the United States, and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of this evil in America. The whole world must struggle against terrorism — that we know better than anyone else. We hope for the recovery of all the victims, and we mourn with the Americans.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/chechen-president-says-american-upbringing-blame_718098.html

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Tuscar wrote:

@ChangeWhat, do some research, our founding fathers were not all Christians. Three of the most famous of our founding fathers: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington were actually deists…

Apr 19, 2013 2:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tuscar wrote:

@ChangeWhat, do some research, our founding fathers were not all Christians. Three of the most famous of our founding fathers: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington were actually deists…

Apr 19, 2013 2:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kingdig wrote:

A lockdown with everybody advised not to open their doors unless they are sure its the authorities!,the conspiracy theory nuts will be having a hell of a time with this one,speculating whats been going on whilst these obediant citizens obey the curfew.Oh,and not all terrorists are muslims,some are Irish,and funded by the good citizens of Boston.

Apr 19, 2013 2:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@ChangeWhat, it’s interesting that when a Democrat advocates cruel, selfish and uncaring socio-political policies, just like the right-wingers, conspiracy theorists and Bible thumping Tea Partiers do every day, we’re reviled. When we write like Democrats we’re reviled. So it isn’t what we think or where we stand – we can even agree with you! – it’s that your kind just doesn’t like anyone other than your kind.

Apr 19, 2013 2:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cfulbright wrote:

@ChecnyaRocks – what is your source for your claim that 25% of the US population is Muslim? That’s absolutely ridiculous! That would make it the single largest religious group in the US, ahead of the Catholics, ahead of Baptists, ahead of Jews.

But it’s not. Muslims aren’t even a full 1% of the US population.

Look it up.

Apr 19, 2013 2:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
50cal wrote:

JL4

The same kind of hate you and Change are engaged in….well it worked. And your guy in the WH knows it is working. And he is going to use it. The only question is….when are you puppets going to wake up and see it? Before you take your hate to someone’s home and get shot with the very gun you go to take away and then the only one that does win is the puppet master? WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!! WE HAVE BEEN INVADED!

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Marla wrote:

I appreciate your sane reaction, and post, to an insane event.

Apr 19, 2013 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Marla wrote:

When a white male Christian extremist blows up a building we don’t label all white male Christians as extremists. Why then do so many do this to extremists who happen to be Muslim?

Apr 19, 2013 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
50cal wrote:

Marla

There are so many conflicts with your comment…I will just mention two. When was the last time you saw a white person run a, no two airplanes into two sky scrapers? Christians? BTW there are WHITE MALE Muslims you know? You really need to address your bigot issues to be credible.

Apr 19, 2013 3:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlo151 wrote:

Apparently this bomb making stuff is out there on youtude or some other site on the internet, as are diagrams for chemical and nuclear weapons.

I would doubt water-boarding would get you much more then the www… site these losers were inspired by. We are not going to get the coordinates for a drone attack. What we can get is is cell phone and text-ing contacts and maybe find another connection somewhere.

Water-boarding is useless. People have to talk even when they have nothing to say. So you waste your time on a bunch of dead ends.

In the end, if taken alive, there is no worse fate then life in Marionsville Federal prison, solitary. No escape, almost no human contact, he is young, it will seem endless. The guards and prison are always there, so it really does not cost much other than food.

Apr 19, 2013 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@50Cal, beyond your paranoid delusions, just who has invaded us? Let me guess illegals and Muslims? or anyone else that is different than you?

I wish we could deport people like you and ChangeWhat, the drivel that you all, and those like you, post is completely contradictory to what the USA is supposed to stand for, freedom for all.

Apr 19, 2013 3:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PapaDisco wrote:

I think the guys’ uncle said it best; they did it because they were losers, unable to succeed and hated those that did. Sure there’s lots of complexity that led to that (refugee experience, maybe religion, inability to assimilate, etc.), but in the end it sounds like these guys go in the same pile as the Columbine shooters.

Apr 19, 2013 3:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rowley wrote:

Loss of Life and Limbs and Liberty caused by no enforcement of the Immigration Laws and naive, gullible good intentions.
Immigration Reform will ensure permanent Martial Law. It ensures US becomes a new Israel expecting bombers on buses in cafe’s, at Sports events, etc.
The new normal will be permanent, continuous Martial Law unless US closes borders and enforces Immigration Laws.

Apr 19, 2013 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
divinargant wrote:

Distraction. Nuff said.

Apr 19, 2013 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
saavedra wrote:

A broad war agaisnt radical muslims will not be one by blind hate and prejudice. Those whose knee-jerk reaction to bad-mouth a religion with a billion adherents, is ingnorantly living in a Rambo/video land.

This is the real world. You can’t torture and kill your way to victory. The Crusaders couldn’t pull it off in the 13th Century, the Nazis couldn’t pull it off, the Soviets couldn’t pull it off.

Know your enemy and know yourself and you will not be imperiled in a 100 battles.

Apr 19, 2013 3:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Blackbeered wrote:

One place Dzhokhar’s won’t be heading is the local Dunkin Donuts. The cops say they’re hanging around the 17 local DDs ‘just in case he shows”.

If I’m the commish, I’d redeploy those 680 cops.

Apr 19, 2013 3:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TastySalmon wrote:

Doesn’t anyone have an issue with para-military law enforcement detaining people and raiding houses without search warrants?

All in the name of “freedom,” security and fighting terrorism, I suppose.

Apr 19, 2013 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
luv2eatit wrote:

The older brother was in Russia for six months recently and had no job. Must be some great immigration rules in affect.

Apr 19, 2013 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@50Cal, you wrote:

“Before you take your hate to someone’s home and get shot with the very gun you go to take away”

You gotta be kidding, man. That’s an argument against hate and expanded background checks?

Apr 19, 2013 4:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The uncle has some grace to him, the one who lamented the shame these boys brought on his family and his ethnicity.

Apr 19, 2013 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

Russia has been fighting Chechen insurgents in southern Russia for years; China was recently attacked in Kashgar in western China by Uighur insurgents who were living inside Pakistan. One of bin Laden’s demands was that the US should force the Russians and Chinese out of Chechnya and Xinjiang, the Chinese province where Kashgar is located. Since these actions would provoke nuclear wars, the US has wisely chosen to ignore these two demands of bin Laden.

Russia, China, and four of the “stans” form the Shanghai Cooperation Organization or SCO. They have agreed to watch Afghanistan after the US and NATO leave in 2014. They live in the area and will spend their renminbis and rubles and allow the US and its allies to save their dollars, euros, and allied currencies for their internal economic recoveries. The strategies and tactics of the SCO may not be as “polite” as some in the West may prefer, but they may be more effective because the national survival of each country depends on their success.

The War of the Word is making some interesting allies out of former enemies. The former eastern foes are embracing “some” of the West’s ideas, and some of their adaptations are annoying the West, but they are not bombing the US and its allies. It is better to argue and experiment with differences of economic, religious, social, and political opinions than to bomb and shoot each other.

Apr 19, 2013 4:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
anarcurt wrote:

Doesn’t shutting down the whole city just give this nut another victory? This has to be causing more economic damage than the actual bomb. And why are they closing the Amtrak? If he actually showed up on a train don’t you think someone would recognize him? For once can we deal with these things like adults instead of running around chicken little style?

Apr 19, 2013 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
egadsno wrote:

Whatever reasons this was done- no doubt it is a form of blowback from earlier actions of geopolitical corporate war/welfare. No matter how we try to influence the world we end up picking the wrong sides, we cannot even trust our own govt to run our country- why the hell are we letting them spend trillions overseas. The only way it will end is when we realize that our moral compass has always been broken- for every good thing we have done were handful of disasters that turned peoples lives into hell and all the blame went to this country- not the chicken hawks and fat cats responsible.

Apr 19, 2013 5:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
halloween wrote:

What R-Holliday wrote: You are right, At least there is someone who knows what is going on and can see through all this political correct garbage whimp love everyone world. Love is good but people need to get their heads out of political crap long enough to see that “we” are not loved by alot of people who’s teachings are hate filled and who Hate America.

Apr 19, 2013 5:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
seren37 wrote:

Whatever happened to black Muslims? All I ever see in these mosques are Middle Eastern types or white folks pretending they are, beards and all. Did American Moslems become racist?

Apr 19, 2013 5:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OuterLimits wrote:

Authorities want the suspect alive because they may be a part of a cell.

The apartment was filled with bombs. These kids were planning to bomb many other locations.

They have the 2nd suspect surrounded right now. More gun fire has been exchanged. They are flushing him out with gas right now.

Apr 19, 2013 7:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SpaceshipGuy wrote:

@CharlesAMiller
It’s always leftists? Please explain this. I think that history shows that terrorism has existed from all sides of the political spectrum.

Apr 19, 2013 7:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DonDodondo wrote:

All of this was avoidable. For the past 4 years the entire focus of DHS has been on stockpiling military arms and equipment and doing everything they can to allow as many immigrants as possible to stay in the country. Instead of investigating suspicious immigrants they have focused all their resources on imaginary “right-wing terrorists” and finding loopholes to prevent deporting criminal immigrants whenever possible. Napolitano should resign immediately.

Apr 19, 2013 7:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Big2Tex wrote:

So? If they don’t find this kid anytime soon, are they going to keep Boston locked down? I hope so. It is best to keep the far left under control as much as possible. How can a governor or mayor declare martial law over one, lone 19-year old kid who is supposedly completely surrounded. What a massive over reach by the power hungry left wing politicians. Boston deserves total control over their lives because that is exactly what they voted for. Enjoy your enslavement and tyranny Boston, you get no sympathy from real freedom fighters.

Apr 19, 2013 7:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
50cal wrote:

FYI
There is a lot happening in this-but you have to get away from reuters and msnbc to learn about it……with them you are only getting about half the story and that is slanted.

Apr 19, 2013 7:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
StingrayLA wrote:

Most of the racist people I’ve encountered are white and Christian…geeze, that doesn’t mean all white Christians are racist, nor does it mean that their racism is religiously-motivated.

Apr 19, 2013 8:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CinLA wrote:

The uncle described the family as losers. The parents and schoolmates describe them as harmless. I suspect the truth is in the middle. Parents are the last to know what their kids are capable of, good or bad, until it comes out in the light. I pray they get this last one alive, but I think he’ll probably die by suicide, either cop-inflicted or self-inflicted.

Apr 19, 2013 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
redcrecent69 wrote:

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BEING INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY OR IT DOES NOT MATTER ANYMORE IN THE LAND OF FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND LIBERTY..
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY
THAT BOASTS TO OTHER NATIONS ABOUT UPHOLDING HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM..
IT SEEMS THERE IS AN ABUSE THAT OF RIGHTS ACROSS THE BOARD EVESINCE THE FIRST GULF WAR BY ALL THE POWER HUNGRY OF THE DICTATORS APPEARING NOW IN THE WHITE HOUSE.. NO TO MENTION THE NEW IEUD , GUN CONTROL AND THE PATRIOT ACT..

Apr 19, 2013 8:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
simian wrote:

” ChangeWhat wrote:

@gregbrew

And what religion were all of our founding fathers whom wrote the constitution? ” they were the religion of reason that wrote explicitly that there was to be a separation of church and state. 20% of americans have affiliation with any church. i resent being imposed upon by religious hypocrites and demand my right of freedom from religion.

Apr 19, 2013 8:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
simian wrote:

” ChangeWhat wrote:

@gregbrew

And what religion were all of our founding fathers whom wrote the constitution? ” they were the religion of reason that wrote explicitly that there was to be a separation of church and state. 20% of americans have affiliation with any church. i resent being imposed upon by religious hypocrites and demand my right of freedom from religion.

Apr 19, 2013 8:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

You know what it is folks with this Boston marathon bombing? The nation is depraved and craves blood sports even if someone has to make them up.

Why go through the difficulty of killing or injuring a crowd of people – that somehow keeps getting larger as the days go by – and not take credit for it? Why fight for a cause if you don’t claim credit for it?

TastySalmon’s on the right track. Salmon is brain food after all. I also listened to the kids’ father from Russia and believe him. They are being framed by some of the most crooked police in the world. Boston politics used to be as dirty as Chicago politics. You commenters above are a bunch of blood sucking rubes and don’t realize how self serving Boston politics really is. They used to have an office of political patronage. Their grandchildren in top jobs may be playing rough or even bluffing themselves into milking the system for every penny in overtime and benefits and since a lot of those guys are Southie types they hate the affluent foreign students. Hell they can be suspicious and resentful of anyone not Southie.

The cops could have planted the bombs just to make some overtime for themselves. They may not consider themselves part of the upper crust and 1% you know?

You don’t have to believe this scenario. But no courts have been involved so far and already one man has been killed in the name of “justice”.

Apr 19, 2013 9:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SAIram99 wrote:

How about the massive cost to Amewricans for the sick, the wounded and the time and effort for this man-hunt! Let the Chechnyan government pay for this. How dare he say they do not breed terrorists they are made in America! Really? this guy was Chechnyan citizen and the younger one was by naturalization a US citizen with Chechnya at heart! Chchnyan president owes an apology to the mourning familiies.

Apr 19, 2013 10:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

Would someone please explain why alleged Chechen nationalists would take it into their heads to bomb a Boston marathon? What does the US have to do with Chechnya? Don’t the Russian’s have marathons?

I’m convinced that everything that has happened about this bombing and the capture and murder of one of these boys was a cold (probably not so cold) blooded lie.

There is no reason to believe so far that police don’t lie or that most personnel on this operation may not have been misinformed and even manipulated?

The kid’s father sounded like he is telling the truth and not one of the photos that have been circulated have been anything more than a loose suggestion of guilt or even identity. Not one of them was proof of guilt because none of them actually show a recognizable face or feature connected to the actual alleged bombs or explosions.

It is so like the crap surrounding the face eating zombies story I am almost ashamed and frightened to be reading them in what is supposed to be a serious news organ.

BTW – There is nothing wrong in being skeptical about every minute or allegation concerning this event as possible. A defense attorney would have to do this too. A good one anyway!

One has nothing to really loose either be being totally wrong. The audience has nothing really to gain by a rush to judgment and the dead or injured aren’t likely going to receive compensation from the alleged perpetrators.

Apr 20, 2013 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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