watched via Internet video countless IED (Improvised Explosive Device)
explosions detonated on American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, and watched the videos of
the incident, I was certain that it was a terrorist bombing that killed three
people and injured over 170, some losing their limbs, and not an exploding fire
hydrant or propane-fueled hot dog stand.
hastily-written bulletins and aired news reports with earnest-looking reporters,
half-thought-out educated guesses, “expert” speculations, and plain
“yellow” journalism and words and images strung together just to fill
print space and air time.
bombings flung bodies and limbs and shrapnel over a Boylston Avenue sidewalk,
the Mainstream Media itself exploded to reveal the debris of modern journalism.
terrorist act, and once the authorities had confirmed that two pressure-cooker IEDs
had been set off, I began researching and writing a column about it, and
attempted to sift through all the cascading hysteria and hair-pulling and come
up with some solid facts and conclusions. I found it virtually impossible to
compose a coherent article on the subject. The haphazard stories of who was
responsible or not responsible for the bombings, and whom the authorities had
arrested or not arrested, or whom the authorities were looking for, kept
flickering in the news and my mind like a badly edited silent movie whose last
nitrate frames had disintegrated. My mind shut down, and refused to function as
it usually would when addressing an important topic.
decided to wait it out. That patience paid off, for the terrorists turned out
to be two Chechen brothers who “inexplicably” turned jihadist. They
A. Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan
Tsarnaev, 26. But in the meantime,
some distracting but interesting developments also caught my attention, and
none of them reflect well on either the MSM or the Obama administration or on
“running man” seen in a security camera video fleeing the scene of
one explosion. He was reportedly tackled by a civilian and somehow turned over
to the police. Whether or not he was the same 20-year-old Saudi student who
suffered burns and was taken to a local hospital, or someone else entirely,
hasn’t been confirmed. His name and that of the civilian who apprehended him remain
kid in a hospital gown were published. He looked like he wouldn’t hurt a fly.
It turned out that he was definitely a “person of interest” because
his family has terrorist ties. Not long after the bombing, both President
Barack Obama and Secretary of State John “Swift Boat” Kerry,
he of the bogus combat film, combat medals, and French pedigree, met with Saudi
officials in Washington and arranged for the kid to be deported
back to Saudi Arabia.
remarked and provided this information about Al-Harbi’s own antecedents:
a quick look at the Arabic sources should raise the eyebrows of every American
relative to the extent of the problem at hand. Many from Al-Harbi’s clan are
steeped in terrorism and are members of Al-Qaeda. Out of a list of 85
terrorists listed by the Saudi government shows several of Al-Harbi clan to
have been active fighters in Al-Qaeda:
#73 Muhammad Atiq Uwaid Al-Awufi Al-Harbi
#26 Khalid Salim Uwaid Al-Lahibi Al-Harbi
#29 Raed Abdullah Salem Al-Thahiri Al-Harbi
#43 Abdullah Abdul Rahman Muhammad Al-Harbi (leader)
#60 Fayez Ghuneim Humeid Al-Hijri Al-Harbi
Then you have Al-Harbi clan members in Gitmo:
Majid Abdullah Hussein Al-Harbi
Muhammad Abdullah Saqr Al-Alawi Al-Harbi
Ghanem Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al-Harbi
Muhammad Atiq Uwaid Al-Awfi Al-Harbi
Security head Janet Napolitano
answered questions about the Saudi student, as visibly displeased with them as
a Cub Scout den mother being asked about the birds and the bees:
for national security concerns at all related to Boston. I don’t know where
that rumor came from,” Napolitano said….“I’m not going to answer that
question. It is so full of misstatements and misapprehensions that it’s just
not worthy of an answer,” she responded. “There has been so much reported on
this that’s wrong, I can’t even begin to tell you congressman. We will provide
you with accurate information as it becomes available.”
cross-eyed comedic actor Marty Feldman, mugging for the camera, with his arms
crossed, pointing in opposite directions. Then the FBI
issued a statement about the confusion that reigned in the MSM about the
to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston
Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of
press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been
inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the
media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise
caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels
of several Middle Eastern-looking men
in the Marathon crowd. They looked nothing like the Chechen suspects who were
Baum, who lost both legs in the explosion, was able to identify the younger
Chechen (I can’t force myself to call him an American citizen, a status he was
granted on September 11th, 2012), Dzhokhar, because he and Baum
looked into each other’s eyes just before Dzhokhar left the bomb bag at Baum’s
feet. Then there’s the FBI itself, forbidden to “think” Islamic,
which already had a file
on the older brother, Tamerlan. It was deep-sixed
when, alerted by the Russian government, the agency found “nothing”
disturbing about him. The London Telegraph reported:
Security Committee, said the FBI must explain why it failed to keep track of
Tsarnaev after the 2011 interview, particularly after he visited his family in
Dagestan, which is a known centre of Islamist militancy and training
and they let him go, if he was on the Russians’ radar, why wasn’t a flag put on
him, some sort of customs flag?” Mr. McCaul asked on CNN, adding that
there were clear signs that Tsarnaev had been radicalized during his trip.
was incompetent, the FBI had no comment on these failings. And exploiting a
chance to pontificate on the bombing, Obama at first acknowledged that it was
an act of terrorism, but then reverted to type and called it a “tragedy.”
Excuse me, Mr. President, but accidents and acts of nature are
“tragedies.” Terrorist plots to kill and maim are terrorism. They don’t live in the same
moral or metaphysical room. Or would you rather call the Boston bombings
were called in to stem the panic and smooth out the rough edges of the ongoing
aka Axle Grease, former senior advisor to Obama and now a political analyst for
NBC and MSNBC, who said about the Boston Marathon bombing: “…let’s not
put any inference into this, let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the
to the Muslims or Islam. For all we knew, he inferred, it might have been the ghost
of Timothy McVeigh who planted the bombs, or Daffy Duck. Let’s not jump to
hasty conclusions. Let’s not infer that it’s been Muslims over the last twenty
years who have exploded bombs in crowds, that isn’t justification to imagine
that they were at it again. Muslims, you know, and as Obama reminded us in
Cairo, have contributed so much to Western civilization – except when they’re
trying to destroy it.
contracted Chris Matthews’ version of Legionnaires Disease. He can’t rule
out violent anti-government
word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11. You use those words and it
means something very specific in people’s mind,” Axelrod told NBC News’
Chuck Todd. “And I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is —
we really don’t know who did this — it was tax day.”
He continued, “Was it someone who was pro — you know, you just don’t know. And
so I think his attitude is, let’s not put any inference into this, let’s just
make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible.”
What’s with this “we” business, since Axle Grease is no longer in the
White House? And, “we’re” going to get the people who did this”
— just as “we” got the people responsible for Benghazi?
You know, we (that is, you and I and everyone else with at least half a scruple
and a brain pan larger than a brontosaurus’s) have had to exert extraordinary
patience while sifting through all the vacuous and ambiguous information that has
been filtered out to the press and then through the press to us to ascertain
with some certainty that this was indeed a jihadist,
probably Al Qada “strike,” one that has been promised for some time
by our non-enemies and devotees of the “religion of peace.”
that a white
“right-wing extremist” be found responsible for the bombs, but
the whirlpool of flotsam and jetsam of evidence in the end didn’t conform to
the media’s wishes. Still, Chris Matthews and several other “experts”
proffered their own conclusions before the culprits were killed or caught.
Marathon on Monday, Chris Matthews speculated, “Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right.”
He then reconsidered and suggested, “…That’s not a good category, just
extremists, let’s call them that.
highlighted a possible explosion at John F. Kennedy’s presidential library and
thought this could be a personal attack on the Democratic Party: “…But going after the Kennedy Library, not
something at Bunker Hill, not something from the Freedom Trail or anything that
kind of historic, but a modern political figure of the Democratic Party. Does
that tell you something?” (Police are now considering the
incident at the JFK library to be fire-related.) One can only guess what it
Then Matthews had this exchange with
Clint Van Zandt:
came up. You know, I was thinking of all the iconic events, or being told about
them today. Of course, I knew it was Tax Day because I got them in. But of
course, it’s Patriots Day. It’s also the Boston Marathon. And would you as an
expert be thinking domestic at this point? I don’t think Tax Day means a whole
lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or the, certainly not to al Qaeda in
terms of their world. It doesn’t have any iconic significance.
point, as an investigator, you don’t want to shut down any options, but based
upon the type of explosive that appears, the size of the explosive, the way it
was done, this is well within the capability of somebody with too much time in
front of the internet who was looking up bombs and who hates government, who
hates America. For whatever his or her reasons for doing something like this,
this is well within the realm of one person.
Do not expect Matthews
or Axle Grease to eat their words. Liberals never apologize for their errors,
slanders, or libels. They just change the subject. They’re protected by the
equivalent of diplomatic immunity. As with former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, the truth doesn’t
matter if it doesn’t fit the fatal fantasy world of the Leftist agenda.
Truth is a bourgeoisie invention and device to fool the citizenry. What’s done
is done and let’s move on. It doesn’t matter. The wise Caucasian lady said so.
soft porn propaganda “news” outlet for the federal government that
broadcasts tearful documentaries about the plight and travails of Mexican
migrant mothers and immigrant Muslims, and celebratory ones about wolves
reintroduced into their original stomping grounds so they can feed on cattle
and sheep, shared Matthews’ tingle-laden obsession with right-wingers who as
everyone knows have left thousands of bodies blown to bits strewn over American
malls and marathons. On April 17th, Dina Temple-Raston, on “All
Things Considered,” opined:
thinking, as we’ve been reporting, is that this is a domestic, extremist
attack….April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals….There’s
the Columbine anniversary. There’s Hitler’s birthday. There’s the Oklahoma City
bombing. The assault on the Branch Dividian compound in Waco.
through Temple-Raston’s mind, so it was natural that she went phishing, not for
credit cards or personal information, but for data that fit her delusions. I
guess Hitler wouldn’t have much minded having his birthday of April 20th
moved back to American Tax Day and Boston Marathon Bombing Day of April 15th.
York Times ran an unbelievably sympathetic article on the Tsarnaev
brothers. That article has now been revised to seem less sympathetic. The DC
Caller reported on April 19th:
civilians, including a child, wounded 180 people, murdered one unsuspecting
police officer and wounded another officer — was met with quick condemnation on
social media networks.
article, the Times changed the layout of the page to one more seemingly aware
of the hundreds of victims and their friends and families, the entire United
States and much of the non-terrorist planet.
pants down, and after being excoriated by the “social media,” it
hastened to pull up its pants and rewrite history, a la Nineteen Eighty-Four. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia,
right, and not with Eurasia? And Chechnya is just a kind of Russian Detroit, it
couldn’t possibly turn out vicious terrorists, just poor lost souls who had
trouble “fitting in.”
and Walid Shoebat have both investigated the backgrounds of the Saudis and the
Tsarnaev brothers. Much of the information on both Tsarnaev brothers was
readily available on the Internet. But the FBI and DHS have been too busy
monitoring the email and Facebook accounts of ordinary Americans, to bother
with time bombs waiting to explode. Greenfield, in his column, “Refusing
to be Terrorized,” concluded a comment on Obama’s insipid speech and on
the whole “let’s move on with our lives” mentality:
we refuse to be terrorized, those who insist on terrorizing us continue
swarming into this country. A hundred Muslim nations have sent their progeny to
live their tortured lives here, until they grow tired of infidel rule and
decide to do what they do back home. Kill. And then we once again can refuse to
be terrorized at an interfaith service in which the clergy of the murderers
stand side by side with the clergy of the murdered.
The day may come when we finally refuse to be terrorized. They will not do it
by going back to do their part for the next shopping season, the next
interfaith service and the next healing speech. They will refuse to be
terrorized by closing the door on terrorism for good.
is about the price paid for evasion of the knowledge, the evasion of the
identify of our enemy, which is Islam. Clinton, the two Bushes, and Obama have
all claimed that the West is not at war with Islam. But at the risk of
repeating myself, and reiterating what writers such as Greenfield and Shoebat
and Steve Emerson and Ali Hirsi and others have pointed out: Islam is at war
with the West.
close to identifying their own corrupt souls or minds. They’re all James
Taggarts (Atlas Shrugged), and you know what happened to him after Galt
told him in the torture room, “I told you, didn’t I?” And Taggart
crumbles when he sees the nature of his own evil. It’s that little clump of
malevolent black glop that’s the core of his being. That’s the MSM, that’s Obama,
that’s his wife, that’s Napolitano, and the Clintons. The roll call is long
with dozens and dozens of names.
to concede the truth or even glimpse at it without destroying themselves. So
they dance around it and look for scapegoats, for fall guys, for anything that
will reveal that they’re no better than the Chechen brothers or their family or
OBL. That disguise is several onion-skin layers deep. If tyranny — I mean,
real brass knuckles, gulag style, firing squad tyranny — ever comes to this
country, the MSM will have played a large part in making it possible. They’ll all be complicit, whether
they’re with local TV affiliates or are major broadcasters and newspapers.
Someone might counter: But they’re ignorant, they’re innocent of any malice.
No, they’re not. They try too
hard at it. They refuse to think.
wolf” mantra is popular with the MSM. The only conspiracies credible to
MSM are right-wing ones, or patriotic ones, or anti-government ones, or anti-tax
ones. Islam, an ideology festering right under the MSM’s noses, is not a
credible candidate. It is off-limits. After all, Muslims are nice people, they wouldn’t
hurt a flea, except infidels of all stripes. The government says we must
“respect” Islam. Yes, Islam, the paragon of ideological evil, an
ideology whose means and ends are destruction for destruction’s sake.
would have advised the Jews at Auschwitz that they ought to have respected
how can so many “journalists” be so fatally delusional?
that their own ideology is copacetic with Islam’s, and if they ever questioned
Islam’s means and ends, they must also question their own means and ends. And if one bans a fact from one’s
thinking – that is, if one deliberately evades or represses a fact necessary to
reach a factual conclusion – that makes one as culpable as the terrorist.
MSM’s claim to “objective journalism” can explode in a furious, week-long,
panic-driven tarantella of paroxysms of wishing reality away, of denying that A