Our lives depend on incompetent guardians- or is it even worse than that?

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President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

The more we learn about the Brothers Tarnaev the more frightening the whole thing becomes. Our lives are dependent on incompetent fools.

To wit:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was put on two terror watch lists in 2011

U.S. authorities put alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on two separate watch lists in 2011 after Russian security agencies twice reached out to their American counterparts, raising new questions about missed opportunities to prevent the attack.

Russian officials contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2011, then reached out to the Central Intelligence Agency in September of that year, citing concerns Mr. Tsarnaev might have been associating with extremists, according to U.S. officials.

The FBI has said it interviewed Mr. Tsarnaev and conducted a threat assessment, but found nothing “derogatory” that could prompt further investigation. A U.S. law-enforcement official said the case was closed after three months, after the FBI asked Russian counterparts for additional information, but received none.

U.S. officials said Wednesday that at the request of the CIA, Mr. Tsarnaev was added to a broad database called Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, which holds hundreds of thousands of names flagged by multiple U.S. security agencies.

Because Mr. Tsarnaev was a permanent resident of the U.S., the CIA alerted relevant domestic agencies, including the FBI, “specifying that Tamerlan may be of interest to them,” a U.S. intelligence official said.

Russia warned the US twice about Tsarnaev:

WASHINGTON — Russian authorities alerted the US government not once but “multiple’’ times over their concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev — including a second time nearly a year after he was first interviewed by FBI agents in Boston — raising new questions about whether the FBI should have focused more attention on the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, according to US senators briefed on the probe Tuesday.

But our FBI found Tsarnaev to be harmless:

The FBI has previously said it interviewed Tsarnaev in early 2011 after it was initially contacted by the Russians. After that review, the FBI has said, it determined he did not pose a threat.

The brothers are reported to have gathered some of their bomb making information from the online Al Qaeda magazine Inspire:

The recipe – along with a rationale for post-9/11 terror – was printed three years ago in al-Qaeda’s English-language promotional online magazine, Inspire.

In an article, it instructed readers on how, as its headline writers put it, to “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom”.

It gave the types of explosive, timers and other ingredients needed – along with, it said, a pressure cooker.

That article was from the first edition of the magazine. Written in perfect but slightly hysterical English, some thought it was a hoax or satire along the lines of the film “Four Lions”.

In 2011 the older Tsarnaev sent text messages to his mother stating that he was prepared to die for Islam

The mother of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew as early as 2011 that her son had been radicalized and sent text messages to family in Russia suggesting he was willing to die for Islam, the FBI told lawmakers this week according to two officials with knowledge of the Capitol Hill briefing.

The Tsarnaev’s did all but put up a billboard but no one was interested in following them. But here’s the scary part: these are two street punks who, as did those who plotted 9-11, insinuated themselves into American life and then turned on it.

But if bottom of the food chain street punks could pull this off despite the warnings and texts and the watchlists, how in the hell are we supposed to prevent attacks perpetrated by those whose sophistication is light years ahead of the Tsarnaev’s?

Or is it even worse than it seems?

Barack Obama has been hard at work making it possible for Islamic terrorists to strike undetected. He has purged the concept of Islamists being terrorists from the FBI handbook:

An internal FBI investigation into its counterterrorism training has purged hundreds of bureau documents of instructional material about Muslims, some of which characterized them as prone to violence or terrorism.

The bureau disclosed initial findings from its months-long review during a meeting at FBI headquarters on Wednesday with several Arab and Muslim advocacy groups, attended by Director Robert Mueller. So far, the inquiry has uncovered and purged over 700 pages of documentation from approximately 300 presentations given to agents since 9/11 — some of which were similar to briefings published by Danger Room last year describing “mainstream” Muslims as “violent.” And more discoveries may be forthcoming, as the FBI continues its inquiry and responds to Freedom of Information Act requests for the documents themselves.

FBI spokesman Christopher Allen confirms to Danger Room that the bureau found some of the documents to be objectionable because they were inaccurate or over-broad, others because they were offensive. Allen explains that the documents represent “less than 1 percent” of over 160,000 documents reviewed by the inquiry, which was prompted by a Danger Room investigation in September. The FBI purged documents according to four criteria: “factual errors”; “poor taste”; employment of “stereotypes” about Arabs or Muslims; or presenting information that “lacked precision.” […]

But the FBI isn’t finished. The bureau plans to publish a “touchstone document” in the coming weeks that explains its criteria to ensure new anti-Islam documents won’t enter counterterrorism training in the future. Similarly, the Justice Department plans on March 21 to release “Cultural Competency” guidelines for dealing with Arab and Muslim communities on counterterrorism, according to Xochitl Hinojosa, a department spokeswoman.

And according to Obama there is no longer such a thing as “Islamic extremism” or “jihad” as far as our national security goes:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.

The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century.”

The officials described the changes on condition of anonymity because the document still was being written, and the White House would not discuss it. But rewriting the strategy document will be the latest example of Obama putting his stamp on U.S. foreign policy, like his promises to dismantle nuclear weapons and limit the situations in which they can be used.

So the Tsarnaev’s (as well as any other Islamic threat) as free to plot against the United States in terms of “Islamic extremism” or “jihad” because neither the FBI nor the CIA is allowed to consider it any longer.

It’s out of the playbook.

Obama has made Islamic attacks on this country logarithmically easier.

The irony abounds. Paramilitary authorities can now order citizens out of their homes at gunpoint without warrants, the TSA can grope little children and strip search grandmothers in wheelchairs as a matter of national security but we dare not offend Muslims plotting to kill us.

Is the DHS as incompetent as it appears or did the Tsarnaev’s get a pass because they were Muslims?

And soon after the younger Tsarnaev begins to talk a judge “waltzes” in, Mirandizes Tsarnaev and he immediately clams up.

Feel safer now?

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

41 Responses to “Our lives depend on incompetent guardians- or is it even worse than that?”

  1. 26

    Richard Aubrey

    iirc the way the capture of Gozar and Speedbump happened, nothing happened until they hijacked a car. The resulting chase killed Speedbump, wounded Gozar, who got away. Some time later, outside the search perimeter (iow where the cops didn’t think there was a chance he’d be) , a guy spotted Gozar in the boat.
    Figure cops always go after carjackers, and if they get sufficiently timely warning, catch the guy even if they have to shoot him–which in the context of carjacking seems pretty copacetic to me. Then somebody calls in and says this wounded guy is in my backyard, what do you want to do about him?
    I’m not seeing where the feds did anything but coordinate–if it was the feds–the dispersal of all the cop reinforcements.
    It is not, of course, the feds’ responsibility to catch guys like this. It’s state and local. They have the guys, the local knowledge, the vehicles, the commo. And, bingo, that’s how it happened.
    But the feds have the PR thing worked out. Who else could get away with Waco and Ruby Ridge and come up smelling like a rose?
    Identifying the perps didn’t help much. Seems Mrs. Speedbump saw their ugly faces on the tube and called up hubby and said they’re on to you.
    At this point, where the feds sandbagged the FBI’s investigation of Gozar, the feds can investigate, coordinate, compile data, communicate with other countries, presuming Holder doesn’t put another stick in their spokes. And we’ll see how competent they are.
    As somebody said of domestic terrorism, the worst part is all the midterms you have to grade in twenty years.

  2. 29

    ilovebeeswarzone

    drjohn
    I like better greg 2, the number is important to quickly know
    which one
    easier to see the difference between the two
    and there is another GREG conservative, he come in sometimes
    we only know by his comment,
    bye

  3. 30

    Dc

    Bryd used the filibuster for over 13 hours to try and block civil rights legislation in 1964. He was a firm believer in the use of the tools that the constitution provides as a check and balance on majority power. He also understood that it was meant to protect the minority party from being run over roughshod …which is what happens in a simple majority democratic system. (ie., the majority “always” wins no matter what).

    There have always been persons attempting or threatening to dispose of those devices and protections written into our constitutional republic when they end up on other side of it. Byrd at least understood how important they were sought to affirm and protect them….not to be “done away with” just because you disagree with the other side who is using it.

  4. 31

    jainphx

    @Richard Aubrey: Yeah his conscience never bothered him up to the day he died, and yet the filthy left glorified this racist as the “conscience” of the Senate. Blacks fell in line as if he was black himself instead of one who hated them because of their color. Upside down and yet true. J.William Fulbright was Clintons mentor and was one of the most racist of the racist, and yet bubba was the first black president. Go figure.

  5. 32

    Greg

    Don’t worry. In less than four years, the first black president will be leaving the White House. Then you can try to become accustomed to the first female president.

  6. 34

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Ditto
    yes if it’s a WOMAN, we have SARAH PALIN the best of all,
    I can see her shuffling the deck in the WHITE HOUSE with her CREW
    in front of THE PEOPLE, to move the bad things out of her way,
    and reclaim HER LOVED AMERICA,
    she alone can do it faster,
    she would make the difference that HILARY COULD NOT MAKE

  7. 36

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Rasputin lives
    yes
    I would like to know also, THEY dragged him so long,
    I think they want to make it hard for THE PEOPLE with guns to defend THEMSELVES
    AND FAMILY, it has to be, there are no other reason to stall him, like they do.
    they are using him as an example. this is unaccepteble, what he went through
    to have kill so to save his life, he was almost collapsing from the head beating
    and the other sitting on his chest. choking him slowly,
    they are influence by the BLACKS interfering in the process,
    by

  8. 37

    George Wells

    In the introductory comments appeared:

    “The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century.”

    The second part about “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism…” is about as accurate a statement as I could hope to find in a government document, given the ineffectiveness of the bloated bureaucracies that waste so much paper committing their idle thoughts to the public record. It is “the Bush Doctrine of preventative war” that causes me sleepless nights.

    Back in the late 1950’s, a teacher asked assigned us the task of writing down what we would do if we were the president. I wrote that I would go to war with our enemies before they became too strong to beat. At the time, we had the H-bomb and Russia didn’t. I got an “F” and counseling for my answer. I still think that it was a pretty good answer at the time. But times have changed. NAFTA and most-favored-nation generosity have strengthened world economies at our expense, and our 60-year cash-for-oil program has built the Islamic world into a hornets’ nest of rich malcontents itching to bite the hands that feed them. The deciding factor in World War II was our superior industrial base, and today finds much of that capacity has been shipped abroad. We no longer have the financial or industrial capacity to successfully prosecute a non-nuclear World War, and a nuclear war would leave no winners at all.

    Bush’s “Doctrine of Preventative War” was a dalliance bordering on madness. His attack on the Afghan Taliban was the appropriate response to their intransigence regarding Bin Laden. His attack on Iraq was adventurism bordering on madness, justified by misinformed “intelligence” provided by those one-and-the-same bloated bureaucracies aforementioned. It is nothing short of serendipity that we were bled dry from that little mistake for only a decade. Then consider China. Literally at our invitation, its government (and its well-controled economy) is undertaking an economic war against us that has a much greater chance of ruining us than what we did in Iraq. How shall we wage a preventative war against China? War simply isn’t a viable solution to anything other than suicide.

    The Middle-East is a hornets’ nest of sociopaths itching to get to heaven and their 56 virgins, enriched beyond practical need by our 60-year oil-for-cash program, and eager to bite the hands that feed them. Not every Muslim is of this mind (and out of his) – some have been de-radicalized and others never WERE radical. But this is a free and open country, and shit will happen.

    But today we cannot win a non-nuclear World War, and a nuclear war nobody wins. If our military had a winning option, they’d be pressing to take it. They love the practice and it gives them an opportunity to get rid of stuff that’s reaching its expiration date. But given radical Islam’s inclination to suicide-bomb the whole Western World, we would be better off not inviting them to ‘bring it on.”

    I agree that we need to really beef up our, yes, profiling of Muslims. Our national security cannot afford the delicacies of political correctness. The terrible consequences of failure justify some rational forfeiture of liberty in this case.

  9. 38

    ilovebeeswarzone

    George Whelle
    it’s funny the part that every one have a different number of virgins, I notice that often,
    no matter ,
    but you had the right answer and you got an F, that always depend
    on the INCLINATIONS of the TEACHER, which was an ignorant one on those matters,
    and should have given you an A,
    bye

  10. 39

    Blake

    @Greg: You know nothing about LBJ- as a Texan, I learned how LBJ, aided by George Parr, an advisor and political crony could literally “raise an entire cemetary” in order that the “voters” could vote for him- he won that Senate race by 28 votes.
    He also was responsible for killing off the first Civil Rights bill advocated by Eisenhower, just so he could take credit for it whenhe became president.
    If you want to know who truly killed Kennedy, look no further than LBJ.

  11. 40

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Rasputin
    hi, funny your qhestion is answered at FOX MEYGAN KELLY,
    for GEORGE ZIMMERMAN,
    HIS process is in 6 weeks from now,
    and he was advise by his lawyer to give up the PRE TRYAL IMMUNITY,
    he will have a jury trial, and MR O”HARA said he can always ask for the
    immunity trial only after ward,

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