All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same unalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.
Monday, April 22, 2013
How safe are we really?
also was critical of the FBI, questioning why agents didn’t follow
up on Tamerlan Tsarnaev after interviewed him in 2011, based on a tip
from Russian authorities about his possible extremist views. Tsarnaev
later made a six-month overseas trip, primarily to Russia.
didn’t the FBI go back and look at this,” King said. “This is
at least the fifth case I’m aware of.”
McCaul and King said the handling of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's case looked
like it was part of a pattern.
26-year-old "appears to be the fifth person since September 11,
2001, to participate in terror attacks despite being under
investigation by the FBI," the pair said in a joint letter.
named the others as
Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric and leader of
al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen who was killed in a U.S. drone strike;
Headley, an American who admitted scouting targets for a 2008 Islamic
militant raid on Mumbai;
Bledsoe, who killed an Army private outside a military recruiting
office in Arkansas in 2009; and
Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in
addition, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to bring down a U.S.
jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, had been identified to
the CIA as a potential terrorist, the letter said, adding the cases
"raise the most serious questions about the efficacy of federal
McCaul-King letter asked for all information the U.S. government had
on Tamerlan Tsarnaev before April 15. It was also addressed to
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Link What about the one's we don't know about? Is there another bombing in our future? Kinda takes away from that warm, comfy safe feeling. Meanwhile,
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday she “regrets” discussions on whether the surviving Boston bombing suspect should be interrogated as a potential enemy combatant.
The California Democrat told “Fox News Sunday” the Obama administration’s High Value Interrogation Group will interview suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he will be read his Miranda rights at a later date and federal courts, not a military commission, can handle the case.
"I really regret all of this discussion, which is creating a conflict that need not be there,” she said. “The administration is ready. … I don’t think all of this is very helpful.”
Was there a FISA order issued for Tamerlan Tsarnaev?
row has broken out over whether the Obama Administration is violating
the legal due process of Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by
not reading him his Miranda rights before questioning.
relevant question for the safety of the U.S. homeland is why the
Administration has declined to designate him as a terrorist enemy
Dzhokhar wounded and in custody and his brother Tamerlan dead, the
focus is shifting to how the brothers became radicalized and whether
they had links to foreign or domestic terror networks.
clearer by the day that elder brother Tamerlan had become
increasingly religious and that his motive last week was Islamic
jihad against America.
U.S. officials say he spent months overseas in 2012, including time in Chechnya. When he returned, media reports say the FBI questioned him after a warning from a foreign intelligence service (presumably Russia's). Yet the FBI appears not to have kept an eye on him, though media reports now say that within a month of returning from Russia he was posting jihadist videos on websites.
The FBI has some explaining to do, and more than merely claiming that it can't track everyone who pops up on a foreign intelligence list. One question is whether anyone in government requested that the federal FISA court issue a warrant so Tamerlan could have his Web postings or phone calls surveilled electronically. This doesn't mean G-men in a car following him 24-7. It means putting him into a National Security Agency program so that pro-jihad postings would be noticed.
FBI officials were clearly major sources for the Associated Press stories in 2011 that attacked the New York Police Department for its antiterror surveillance program, in part for reasons of bureaucratic competition.
But in the Boston case, we only wish the NYPD had been in charge. Instead the FBI interviewed Tamerlan, then apparently lost interest or focus even as he was showing signs of radicalization, so the homegrown jihadist was able to engineer the most successful terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.