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18 April 2013
2.17am
...ontherun
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Boston Beatle fan here... Had friends down by the blast but all are ok.  Just wanted to say I hope all the members of this community and their loved ones are safe.  Long week.  Hope this isn't a repost topic.  Searched on my mobile. I wonder if Paul will do Imagine at Fenway.... Imagine peace... Hard to these days.

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18 April 2013
2.45am
Ron Nasty
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Glad to hear everyone you know that could have been wasn't. Your name does seem kinda ironic in these sick circumstances. My thoughts are with Boston at such a dark time.

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18 April 2013
5.58am
Von Bontee
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Horrible, tragic incident. :(

And of course the media, pols and Twittering twits doing what they can to make it worse.

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18 April 2013
11.48am
Egroeg Evoli
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heartheartheart to Boston, and to everyone who has lost someone or has been injured because of this horrific incident. heartheartheart

(Two teachers at my school ran the race, but finished and left before it happened, luckily. heart)

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18 April 2013
6.39pm
fabfouremily
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Yeah, I hope everyone here (and everyone you know) is all okay. Terrible week for news, so far.

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18 April 2013
9.05pm
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For those of you who have not yet seen this...

Last night's Boston Bruins hockey game was the first major sporting event held in Boston since the explosions at the marathon. While singing the National Anthem, an emotional Rene Rancourt soon discovered that those in attendance 'had his back' and took over the singing. When I first saw this, I had tears in my eyes. There are times when my national pride peaks - last night was definitely one of those times.

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19 April 2013
4.15pm
Funny Paper
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Well, the American mainstream news media were desperate for the culprits to be non-Muslim.  As usual, they were wrong.

Jihad in Boston

by Robert Spencer

It has now been revealed that the Boston Marathon bombers were two Muslims from southern Russia near Chechnya: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a firefight with Massachusetts police early this morning, and his brother Dzhokhar, who as of this writing is still at large.

As more and more material comes to light about the pair, their motivations become clear. On a Russian-language social media page, Dzhokhar features a drawing of a bomb under the heading “send a gift,” and just above links to sites about Islam. Tamerlan’s YouTube page features two videos by Sheikh Feiz Mohammed. According to a report published in The Australian in January 2007, in a video that came to the attention of authorities at the time, Mohammed “urges Muslims to kill the enemies of Islam and praises martyrs with a violent interpretation of jihad.”

Tamerlan also says, “I’m very religious.” He notes that he does not drink alcohol because Allah forbids it: “God said no alcohol,” and that his Italian girlfriend has converted to Islam. Even his name indicates the world from which he comes: Tamerlan Tsarnaev is apparently named for the Muslim warrior Tamerlane. Andrew Bostom wrote in 2005 that “Osama bin Laden was far from the first jihadist to kill infidels as an expression of religious piety….Osama lacks both Tamerlane’s sophisticated (for his time) military forces and his brilliance as a strategist. But both are or were pious Muslims who paid homage to religious leaders, and both had the goal of making jihad a global force.”

Combine all that with the fact that the bombs were similar to IED’s that jihadis use in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that Faisal Shahzad, who tried to set off a jihad car bomb in Times Square jihad car bomber, used a similar bomb, and that instructions for making such a bomb have been published in al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine, and the motivations of the Tsarnaev brothers are abundantly clear. It is increasingly likely also that they were tied in somehow to the international jihad network, as is indicated by how they fought off Boston police early on Friday with military-grade explosives – where did they get those? And where did they get the military training that they reportedly have, and displayed in several ways during the fight Friday morning?

Yet despite all this, the mainstream media continues to obfuscate the truth. NBC doesn’t see fit to mention any of the brothers’ connections to Islam in their profile of them. CNN warns that “it should not be assumed that either brother was radicalized because of their Chechen origins.” And this, of course, follows days of speculation about how the bombings appeared to be the work of “right-wing extremists,” “Tea Partiers,” and the like. According to Victor Medina in the Examiner, “Esquire Magazine’s Charles P. Pierce attempted to link the bombings to right wing extremists similar to Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. In another, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen speculated that the type of bomb device could link it to right wing extremist groups.” Salon hoped that the bomber would turn out to be a “white American.”

Will Pierce, Bergen, and all the others who offered similar analyses apologize now? They almost certainly will not – and even worse, they will not be held accountable. No matter how often mainstream analysts are wrong, they never get questioned or jettisoned.

 

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19 April 2013
4.51pm
Ron Nasty
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Sometimes you disappoint me, Funny Paper.

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19 April 2013
6.20pm
SatanHimself
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I'm not going to get too deep into this fray, but in defence of the Salon.com article, their reasoning is that America currently has a right-wing xenophobic streak going, and every time there's a crime perpetrated by "others" it creates a nasty Nationalistic atmosphere, where civil liberties get stripped away to create a false sense of security.

And now there will no doubt be some sort of backlash against people of Eastern European descent, letting the hate-mongers paint all immigrants with an even larger brush.

And yes, while it would appear that the brothers are Muslim by definition, we still don't know their specific motives.  For all of its history, the Chechnyan conflicts haven't had anything to do with America.  So unlike, say, Saudi Arabian Muslims, who have a long and detailed history of hatred for the U.S., Chechnyan Muslims have yet to specifically make threats against America.

Before we let a little section of a Beatles website turn to CNN comment section politicizing, we should allow the story to unfold and find out the real details and motives.

 

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19 April 2013
7.11pm
Ron Nasty
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With you totally, Satan. Couldn't agree more.

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20 April 2013
3.40am
Sky999
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They caught one of them about two hours ago. heart

20 April 2013
9.01pm
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Good, both suspects were caught.

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