As a matter of official policy I do not use this site or any other to advocate that people be taken out back and beaten with sticks until they are begging for the sweet, sweet release of unconsciousness.
The man arrested yesterday for planting two fake bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line is also a self-labelled performance artist who describes himself as “totes quirkster” and a “fashion designer first and a wannabe entrepreneur second.”
This policy of mine is, I am sure, a good one generally, although I am currently hard-pressed to come up with a justification for it at precisely this moment. Continue reading Boston Marathon hoax bomber: performance artist*.
- One is a lone wolf.
- Two is usually some odd, co-dependent, usually fraught dysfunctional relationship.
- Three is a conspiracy:
A Chechen man with ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando early today when the man attacked the agent, the FBI said in a statement.
The FBI identified the person shot and killed as Ibragim Todashev, 26.
According to the FBI and local news accounts, the shooting took place in an apartment building on Peregrine Avenue while Todashev was being questioned about the bombings and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Continue reading FBI agent shoots, kills person ‘of interest’ wrt Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Well, this is not good:
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won’t be indicted within the 30-day period prescribed under the Federal Speedy Trial Act but prosecutors said Friday they would ask for more time.
Sunday marks 30 days since Tsarnaev was arrested following the April 15 twin bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260.
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office did not specify the exception under which they would seek more time but those available to prosecutors include delays related to the defendant’s physical capacity.
Gee, I wonder why the indictment is taking longer than a month to put together… oh, right: they’re still trying to figure out whether the Boston Marathon bombing was a private act of war, or whether it was part of a larger terrorist campaign. Which is not the Speedy Trial Act’s fault: back in 1974 they had a rather more hard-nosed attitude towards international** terrorists and civilian courts. Ah, sometimes I almost miss the cheerfully ruthless Manichean dynamic of the Cold War (the constant threat of nuclear annihilation, not so much). Continue reading
Non-citizen[*] Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s indictment facing Federal Speedy Trial Act deadline.
Well, this is interesting.
Massachusetts investigators have developed what they call “mounting evidence,” bolstered by “forensic hits,” that point to the possible involvement of both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar in a gruesome, unsolved triple homicide in 2011, law enforcement officials told ABC News.
In the wake of the Marathon bombings, Middlesex County began to probe a link between the elder Tsarnaev and Brendan Mess, one of the three men killed in the gruesome slaying on Sept. 11, 2011. Officials said Mess and two men were found in a Waltham residence with their throats slit and their bodies covered with marijuana. Tamerlan and Mess were once roommates and did boxing and martial arts training together.
Continue reading Were Boston Marathon bombers involved in an earlier triple homicide?
I’d like everybody to pay close attention to this Tweet:
It’s from back in October of 2012, when – as Legal Insurrection very helpfully notes – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts (D) (now running against Gabriel Gomez in a special election for MA-SEN) was doing his level best to convince the world that there was absolutely no reason at all to believe that the attack in Benghazi that murdered four Americans (including our Ambassador) was due to a preplanned terrorist attack – and that any suggestion that the White House was covering things up was some sort of bizarre theory promulgated by conservatives. That’s October of 2012. Now let’s go to May of 2013: Continue reading Ed Markey: foolish on Benghazi. Foolish on the Boston Marathon bombing, too?
…and a good friend might help you move a body; but a smart friend CALLS THE FREAKING FBI when asked to dispose of pyrotechnics right after a terrorist bombing. Details from today’s arrest of three more individuals with regard to last week’s attack against the Boston Marathon.
— A federal law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday that the charges against two of the individuals taken into custody involve allegedly lying to officials, because when first questioned by the FBI they lied about not seeing the suspects and not knowing their whereabouts after the attack.
— The federal law enforcement source said the charge of conspiring to obstruct justice relates to their moving things from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room and throwing them into a dumpster. The source said the objects disposed of included fireworks inside backpacks. The trash bin subsequently was taken to a nearby landfill. Authorities carried out a two-day search of the landfill in New Bedford late last week.
Continue reading A friend might help you move…
Which is impossible, right?
A Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.
…I mean, Massachusetts has strict gun control laws. You’re not allowed to have a firearm without permission! How could this have happened? Continue reading The Boston Marathon bombers had… illegal guns.
Let me just put this FBI press release out there for you. It’s dated April 19, 2013, by the way: this will be important later.
2011 Request for Information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Foreign Government
The two individuals believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday have been positively identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, now in custody. These individuals are brothers and residents of Massachusetts. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a legal permanent resident and Dzhokar Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Charges have not yet been filed against Dzhokar Tsarnaev and he is presumed innocent. Continue reading Boston Marathon aftermath: feds warned by Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011.
I’ll tell you (heh) truthful: I wouldn’t have been surprised to hear that the Boston Marathon Bombers were domestic, foreign, al-Qaeda, militia, against the wars, against capitalism, against the Jews, against the Christians, against the Muslims… you name it, I’d have been ready to believe it. You don’t need a particular ideology to make and place a bomb.
So I can’t say that I’m shocked that maybe these guys were 9/11 Troofers.
Which means, by the way: probably not al-Qaeda. Pretty much by definition.
PS: I think that it’s really this guy’s account.
…and all I can think is, The mainstream Media should probably do all of us a favor and shut up about the Boston Marathon bombing until they have information from somebody who is willing and able to say it on the record.
Because things are starting to get absurd.