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The older brother was arrested in 2009 for Domestic violence (he could have been deported at the time but wasn't), In 2011 the FBI questioned the older brother after being tipped off by a “foreign government” (Russia) about his ties with Caucasian Islamist terrorism and a Chechen Wahhabi cell suspected of being funded by Saudi al Qaeda (he could have been deported at the time but wasn't).... Two strikes against the gov't...
Hmmmm.... So how do we think this will impact the debate on immigration reform ? Seemingly innocent immigrants who years later adopt radical views and become terrorists. Going to be heated debate on this one.
Being an avid marathoner and a two time participant of Boston, this story hit me hard from the start. On Monday I wrote the following:
When a runner turns left on Boylston they get their first glimpse of the finish. It isn't just any finish, it is THE finish. It is Boston! You didn't just sign up for this race, you earned it. It is the most difficult "citizen" marathon to earn entry making the reward of finishing extra special.
You approach the finish with an intoxicating cocktail of pain, exhaustion, emotion, accomplishment and down right jubilation. You should be able to soak it all in, cross the line and revel in the moment. You should be able to walk through the finishers area, get your medal, take off your shoes and have a beer.
You should have earned a life experience to take with your many remaining years.
You shouldn't have lost your life, a limb or a loved one.
This is a great event in a great city in a great country made up of great people. I am saddened that someone or some group through rage, anger, jealousy or insecurity have tried to take it away.
Today I am a an American citizen mourning the tragedy.
Tomorrow I run.
The 2nd suspect bomber story shows the limits of what law enforcement can do. There were hundreds of police types looking for him, but he was discovered only after an alert homeowner called it in.
I do have to question the "alert" homeowner or should I say the reporting of his actions: he saw blood and lifted the tarp??? Would you not call 911 first! If he really did, I'm glad he is still alive and the criminal captured!Prayers for Boston and the free world!
None of the two grew up in Chechnya, you mentioned the video from the Uncle where he explained all of this. They grew up in the United States. Please correct the article before people jump to the xenophobic conclusions that you read in the comments above.
How wrong can I be? I suspected that "white hat" probably was not found for one of two reasons. I speculated that he maybe, just maybe, hihacked another innocent driver/car and was well on his way out of the Boston area and that we would find out later, when someone did not return home with a car as expected.... or, I suspected that they would find him holding a person(s) hostage in their dwelling. I was wrong twice... and I don't think there is any way that you could expect the police to be any smarter.... The only question I have is why dogs could not track this guy from the car, to where he eventually wound up, in the boat.
They captured the wrong brother.
Does anyone know,did the older brother become a U.S. citizen because he married a US women? Or did he go through the complete naturalization process?
@nessmess -"Two strikes against the gov't..." .............................................. While there are questions to be asked, there is one undeniable truth: For the government to be considered successful, it must be successful 100% of the time. A terrorist is considered successful if he/she is successful once.
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