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As Steven Weinberg said at a science conference, “Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”
We know that the older brother was a fundamentalist Muslim. What we don’t know is what happened to the younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. By all accounts, he was a normal, bright, well adjusted teenager who had everything in the world to live for. So why did he throw it all away in this senseless act of terrorism? Where did that hatred come from?
My first instinct was that our actions in Iraq were coming home to roost, so to speak. We’ve created a lot of orphans over there with our invasion and occupation. It could be said that they would be justified in wanting to exact revenge. After all… the people responsible have never been arrested, and they continue to live in luxury. Sometimes people feel the need to take matters into their own hands.
The bombing suspects are not Iraqis, though, but they are Muslims. Many see all Muslim countries as one, and intervention from outside is an attack on their faith.
We can only wait and see.
The amount and rate of fire that came from the suspect could only have come from assault style weapons. Could background checks have stopped him from getting weapons? We’ll need to wait and see.
“I learned about the incident from TV. My opinion is: the special services have framed my children, because they are practicing Muslims. Why did they kill Tamerlan? He was supposed to be caught alive. The younger is on the run now. He was a sophomore at a medical school in the U.S. We expected him to come home for vacation. Now I don’t know what’s going to happen. Tell you once again: I believe special services have framed my children.”
~ Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of Boston marathon attack suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Tsarnaev also called his boy an “angel.” Hmmm… wasn’t Satan was a fallen angel, according to scripture?
As far as his boys being framed, framed people do not usually die in shootouts with the police while throwing explosives out of the car.
The father of a suspected Boston Marathon bomber called on his son today to give up peacefully, but warned the U.S. that if his son is killed “all hell will break loose.”
It’s good that the father has spoken out, though. It gives us a bit of insight into how the boys were raised. The father didn’t seem to be distraught at all. Instead, he was angry that his child was being pursued by the police. Most of us would be grieving and mourning for the loss of our child or children, depending on the outcome of this horrific event.
They got him and he is now in custody.
“If captured, I hope Administration will at least consider holding the Boston suspect as enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes.
~ Lindsey Graham
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — otherwise known as suspect number 2 — became a naturalized American citizen on Sept. 11, 2012. If captured alive, the Constitution dictates that he be given due process, read his Miranda Rights, and then given a trial by a jury of his peers. It would set a very dangerous precedent if the government does what Lindsey Graham suggests and starts holding American citizens without due process.
The Republican way completely destroyed our country’s integrity during the Bush administration. No longer were we the “shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere,” to quote Ronald Reagan. We became as bad, if not worse than the terrorists. We killed 100s of thousands of innocent Iraqis during our invasion and occupation. We compromised our principles in the name of security when we tortured prisoners.
The Constitution is not something that we can abide by when it suits our purposes. It is not “just a god-damn piece of paper,” as George W. Bush believed. It is the foundation of our country, and the reason our democracy has lasted as long as it has.
It is interesting, thought, that the terrorist suspect became a citizen on the 11th anniversary of the 2001 attack that killed some 3,000 people. Was that just an ironic coincidence?
One thing we can be thankful for is we have a reasonable, rational, and intelligent commander-in-chief. When we were attacked in 2001 by terrorists from Saudi Arabia who planned the attack in Germany, our country invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. Who knows what Bush would do in this case. Invade Holland?
Senator Graham wants this suspect held without charge, counsel, or trial. Habeas Corpus is the lynchpin of any democracy. Remove it, and Democracy collapses. Perhaps that’s his ultimate goal.
BOSTON — The manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings shut down a large swath of the metropolitan area on Friday as officials urged residents to stay behind locked doors while the police searched for him door to door. At the same time, investigators tried to piece together a fuller picture of the man and his brother, who they said were responsible for setting off the deadly marathon blasts.
The two suspects were brothers of Chechen descent, law enforcement officials said. The one who got away was identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (joe-HARR tsar-NAH-yev), 19, who had been a well-liked student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Massachusetts, playing for the volleyball team and wrestling. The older brother, who was killed overnight after a shootout with the police, was identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tam-arr-lann tsar-NAH-yev), 26, a former boxer. The dead man may have had a homemade bomb strapped to his body when he was killed, two law enforcement officials said.
The older brother traveled to Russia from the United States last year and returned six months later, on July 17, a law enforcement official said. His father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said his son had mostly stayed with him at his home in Makhachkala, the capital of the Dagestan region, but that the two men had also visited Chechnya during that time. “We went to Chechnya to visit relatives,” Mr. Tsarnaev said in an interview. He maintained his sons were innocent and had been framed.
In 2002, economist Paul Krugman, who would go on to win a Nobel Prize in 2008, advised that the Fed “create a housing bubble to replace the Nasdaq bubble.” In his view, this would allow “soaring household spending to offset moribund business investment.” (Krugman began warning that the housing bubble was dangerous in 2005.)