I woke up this morning both elated and pissed. Elated because the two men that the government are allowing to be called the suspects (and take the total rap) have been brought to justice.
Pissed because we now find out that the FBI was warned about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, by Russia. That they interviewed him and then closed the file.
Now I can understand that the FBI cannot monitor and keep track of every single person who comes here from another country. Considering how "open" our borders are, that would be impossible.
But dude, they were given specific information on one single individual who came from a known hotbed of Islamic radicalization. Would it be too much to ask that they at least spend a little time monitoring him?
Afterall, in the aftermath of all of this, there were clear signs that he was radicalized. It would not have been that difficult to find out, the information was on the internet for crying out loud.
Are we to believe that unless the individuals are part of a large group, well known and information is handed to the FBI that the person has bombs in their basement, they are free to go about their radicalized business until people die?
How protected are we really?
I have said it before, OUR FREEDOM IS GOING TO GET US KILLED!
People should not be able to walk into our country knowing full well that they can get away with attacking us, because they will have so much freedom, that nobody will be paying them any attention.
This PC business is bullshit. It is not 90 year old chinese ladies attacking us. The fact that we as a country are not allowed "to get into the business" of Muslims, is why these attacks will continue.
Freedom isn't free. If they are Muslim, from a known terrorist hotbed, they should be forced to earn that freedom!
On another note, this nationalized citizenship business. Who is coming over here, living quietly, blending in, waiting for "the call" to Jihad and becoming nationalized citizens in the meantime?
Nationalized citizenship should be a privilege. A privilege that can be taken away if that person becomes an enemy of our country. And then, they need to be dealt with by the military. Period.
They were not born here! I don't give a fuck if they learn how to read English pretend to pledge the flag and know how to lie through their damn teeth! They get that paper and the right to be treated like a burglar when they blow our people up?!
The Tsarnaev brothers managed to slip through the US security net and commit the Boston attack because of oversights in American intelligence, experts told RT. This act of “homegrown” terror has raised serious questions about the role of the FBI.
The US press has traditionally portrayed Chechen terrorism as a specifically Russian issue, and as such assumed that they would not be hostile toward the US, journalist Neil Clark told RT in an interview.
“It could be because of their Chechen background, because I think the way that this conflict [the Chechen Wars of 1994-96 and 1999-2009] has been portrayed in the Western media, the American media, has been that the Russians have been the bad guys,” noted Clark. He suggested that this stigma attached to Chechnya could be the reason why security checks were not carried out on the Tsarnaev brothers arrived in the US.
“Their thought was ‘These people have a Chechen background if they’re going to be attacking anybody it’s going to be Russian targets, not American targets,’” said Clark. Dzhokhar had received US citizenship and lived in America for a number of years, while his older brother Tamerlan was a legal permanent resident.
Political commentator, Aleksandr Nekrasov noted there is a
“certain state of shock that these two people are connected to Chechnya.” “But I think that they are shocked because I think that basically the intelligence services were expecting some loner, maybe some Nazi, some white supremacist, who got his grievances with the federal Government,” Nekrasov told RT. He went on to say that in spite of the existence of a YouTube account where the brothers broadcast the fact that they were from Chechnya and “didn’t hide the fact that they were terrorists,” the FBI did not flag the brothers as a potential terrorist threat.
Terror in US backyard
The fact that the two brothers were able to live in the US and were granted green cards while fostering extremist views has raised serious questions over the effectiveness of US law enforcement, geopolitical analyst from Stopimperialism.com, Eric Draitser believes.
“We, of course, know that many other incidents of terrorism in, so-called, homegrown terrorism raise very serious questions about the role of so called law enforcement in all of this,” commented Draitser. He then hinted that FBI was moving in to sweep details of the attack under the rug,
“essentially relegating anyone, who asks those questions to the dust bin.” “We’ve seen the FBI taking over the investigation, we’ve seen the FBI systematically removing from the narrative the pictures of private military contractors in Boston,” Draitser concluded.
Nekrasov reiterated this point, emphasizing that the US War on Terror is being conducted in an often counterproductive way.
“I think the main problem here is that the war on terror across the world and the Middle East and elsewhere – I think it’s not actually conducted in a way that can prevent more terrorist attacks in the West and the US itself.”
Following the massive manhunt that led to the killing of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the eventual capture of his younger brother Dzhokhar, former mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani remarked that the US had considered Chechen terror groups an intrinsically Russian problem.
“We don’t have that kind of problem here in the US. If anything the US has expressed a little bit of sympathy for them [Chechens],” Giulani told Bloomberg.