Saturday, April 20, 2013

White Male Privilege means Never being Suspected of being a Terrorist ala the Boston Bombers

The Only Thing which Stops a Bad Guy with a Bomb, is a Good Guy with a Bomb.
So, the two Suspects are brothers from Chechnya who emmigrated to the United States in 2002 with their families.

Most likely, you've followed the dramatic events as the FBI combined LE Assets began to close in on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 ending with Tamerlan's death and Dzhokar's capture.

This almost appears to be a textbook case of Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why. The two murderers fill the niche that Terror groups seek out. Young males, with some education, split between two worlds, suspectiable to radicalization.

What seems to have happened is Tamerlan being older found it harder to assimilate into Western Culture. He did attend college but dropped out, he was arrested in 2009 for Domestic Battery, he got married and made or coerced his wife to adopt Islam, he apparently was an amateur boxer of some ability but was defeated in his Golden Gloves matches and had a flashy persona until roughly 18 months ago when he adopted Islam and started done the path to terrorism.

Somehow the Russian Government came across Tamerlan as a possible extremist and requested the FBI investigate him in 2011 around the time of his transformation. Unfortunately, it seems Tamerlan had not yet been fully radicalized/recruited and had not taken the final steps towards Terrorism. Then, roughly a year later during Tamerlan's trip to Russia from Jan 2012 to July 2012 he completed his final recruitment and training and embarked on the path to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

It seems likely, Tamerlan embroiled his brother in the Boston Marathon Bombing plot. Once I heard Dzhokar had been located alive after the 18 hour search, wounded but alive it confirmed my belief that he wasn't a True Believer but went along with his Older Brother. Also his quick surrender as opposed to using pyrotechnic gas to burn him out means he wasn't ready to die.

Now, of course, this doesn't mean he didn't know what he was doing or the consequences of his actions. The fact that Dzhokar spent the week attending classes on the University of Mass Cambridge campus shows he wasn't an unwilling partner dragged along but a willing accomplice.

I fully endorse isolating and interrogating sans Miranda of Dzhokar for several months without counsel and prior to court procedures to find out if anyone else is connected or active in the States while evidence teams dissect his and his brothers' phones, computers, social media accounts, emails and apartments for other physical evidence and connection to additional plans.

It's worth noting that, while the FBI worked diligently and without bias allowing the evidence to lead them, everyone on-line got the story wrong for personal reasons. Faux News, CNN, Glenn Beck, Pamela Geller, Michelle Malkin, NRO, 4chan Users and Free Republic all were convinced the Saudi or the "Dark-skinned male" were the guilty party.

Malkin tweeted out: Just waking up?  Watertown rampage by bombing suspects Mike Mulugeta (dead) & Sunil Tripathi...

Beck went so far as to say Obama's Cover-up of the Saudi-link to the Boston Bombing "is so far beyond Benghazi it's criminal." Beck declared if Obama doesn't reveal the Saudi-Boston Marathon Bombing / Benghazi Connection uncovered by The Blaze, by Monday he will.

Citing unnamed sources, Faux News Terrorism Expert Steve Emerson told Sean Hannity that Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the 22-year-old Saudi national was to be deported by the U.S. government on Tuesday "on national security grounds." "This is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don't arrest their citizens, you deport them because they don't want them to be embarrassed and that's the way we appease them."

Atlas Shrugs Pamela Geller called the Boston Police, FBI and ATF "The Keystone Kops" and gleefully wrote on about their Epic Failure.

While, the initial Boston Marathon Bombing was a Terrorist act and the subsequent events for the past 2 days should be classified as Terrorism these events seem to me, at this point, to be more akin to Columbine than 9/11. Hopefully, the FBI and other LE Agencies will uncover the motives and accomplices (if any) and continue their excellent work.

But, all the political grandstanding isn't going to help the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell or Lu Lingzi or MIT Officer Sean Collier or the 176 wounded and the Mass Transit Officer wounded by these two terrorists.


Constitutional Insurgent said...

I agree with the gist. The cavalcade of reprehensible characters in right wing media acted as they always do....but are no worse in terms of journalistic integrity than Chris Matthews and others who tried to link the event to right wing domestic terrorism, sans facts.

Sarge said...

I have a problem with not reading the captured suspect his Miranda rights. There obviously is enough evidence to convict the 19 year old in a US Federal Court. Lindsey Graham wants the want tagged as enemy combatant - He is not such.
No, he is a criminal who committed an act of terrorism. Graham and others don't want him read his Miranda rights so that they can subject him to extra-ordinary ijnterrogation techniques - or whatever that was called back under the Bush/Cheney regime - It was torture. Waterboarding was torture. That is why Khalid Shiekh Mohammed and the others involved in the 9/11 attack have spent ten years at GITMO waiting on a trial.
Like it or not - Title 18. United States Code is quite clear about torture. That is the reason for the Kangaroo Court miliary tribunals held in Cuba (to keep the issue to torture out of the Federal Court system.
KSM etal are being prosecuted using the UCMJ - military law.
But, they can appeal a conviction through the federal court system.

Indict this man and bring him to trial in a US Federal Courthouse in Boston.

Boston deserves that!

Let justice me done.

And, to hell with Lindsey Graham and his fellow butt-prirates McCain and Lieberman.


Grung_e_Gene said...


I would agree with your Both Sides Do It if Left Leaning groups specifically called out someone at the Boston Marathon because they were conservatives and splashed their names and guilt all across their chyrons the way the Right assumed the guilt of the Saudis. Instead of speculating about an amorphous Eric Rudolph-esque type.


He should receive a real and fair trial with proper represenation when the time comes...

toma said...

I can't wait for Monday. Because Glenn Beck is going to expose how the real bomber, the 20 year old Saudi national, killed Jack Ruby while he was doing an alien autopsy on Margot Kidder. Get your popcorn ready, folks.

Sarge said...

Glenn Beck is just like Rush Limpballs, Hannity, O'Reilly, and the rest.
But, you are right - Oh, don't forget that Riveria character...


Nan said...

Wow. Can't believe you buy into the not Mirandizing the kid. What's with this glorification of wannabe jihadists? We Americans do a better job of anointing them as martyrs to Islam than Al Qaeda does. Have we truly become so thoroughly spineless and cowardly as a nation that we have to behave like some two-bit banana republic in order to feel safe?

Looking at it logically, he's a young idiot who got talked into something by his older brother. He's the submissive half of a classic dyad. Once he's healthy enough to torture, the feds can waterboard him indefinitely and all they'll get out of him is "Tamerlan made me do it."

Grung_e_Gene said...

Whoa. I am not advocating torture. Miranda and the 5th Amendment protect oneself from the right of self-incrimination. I don't care to talk to him one whit about his offenses I want to know if there is anyone else out there.

There's no need to rely on his statements for proving his guilt his actions post-bombing show he wasn't dragged into this unwillingly.

To wit: A legal yet far-reaching Search Warrant needs to be obtained (and probably was) under the Patriot Act to search everything of Dzhokar and his family.

The FBI and BPD are going to speak to everyone who's had contact with him.

You drop all that onto him in the interrogation process. Torture and the infliction of pain are not only illegal but unhelpful.

I've always known that and would never advocate for it.

But, yes I believe Tamerlan was the prime instigator.

Green Eagle said... sort of reminded me of Bonnie and Clyde, or Charlie Starkweather.

ChickenHammer said...

As soon as the pictures were released all 'anonymous privilege' was removed and the search was soon over.

Give him his Miranda warning, classify him as an illegal combatant, and as soon as he's healthy enough to travel put him on the next flight to Camp X-Ray.

Problem solved. :)