(Fox Baltimore) –US Air Force (USAF) veteran Julie Frein said she is willing to give up her burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery to Tamerlan Tsarnaev – the deceased Boston bombing suspect.
The Anne Arundel County woman told Fox45 she feels the terrorist suspect should be able to be laid to rest and just wants it to all be over. “I feel sympathy for [his family] in that as long as this issue is open, they can’t have closure,”
Frein told Fox45′s Joy Lepola. When asked how she thought Americans would react to the suspect being buried in a national cemetery, Frein replied, “Well the country would just have to get over that, wouldn’t they? Because nobody, nobody deserves to rot above ground.”
Physch eval STAT…
Arlington National Cemetery responds on Facebook:
We have been receiving calls about the interview a veteran did regarding giving up her space at a veteran cemetery to the Boston Bombing suspect so he can be buried. We want to make it clear that this suspect is not eligible to be buried at Arlington — a veteran can’t transfer their eligibility to another person. Please pass this along to those who are concerned!
The funeral director has been turned down in three states.
Cremate it and then ship the filthy islamic jihadist’s ashes back to the muslim hell hole from whence he came. Problem solved.
(Boston Herald) –A Worcester funeral home director was scrambling last night to find a cemetery that would bury the marathon bombings mastermind, as protesters jeered outside his door demanding that the bomber’s body be shipped out of the United States.
Funeral home owner Peter Stefan told the Herald he has reached out to four cemeteries where Muslims are buried and so far all have turned him down.
Stefan said it would be impossible to send the body back to Russia and added the family wants Tsarnaev buried in Boston.
“They want to bury him here, in Boston, in a Muslim cemetery,” he said. “I’m not going to hold him too long, the federal government is involved in this. If need be I will request help from them. A person has to be buried. Period.
“If we had Hitler here, we would bury Hitler,” Stefan added.
“My main thing is looking for a cemetery,” he said. “I’ve been making calls. I’ve been turned down by every one of them. All these people are petrified.”
BOSTON – Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev removed a backpack containing fireworks emptied of gunpowder from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the attack, according to charges filed Wednesday.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice. A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators.
The affidavit says Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev agreed to get rid of the backpack after concluding from news reports that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was one of the bombers. A court appearance for the three is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
The suspects told the FBI they had no previous knowledge of the bombings, and there is no evidence to suggest they knew of the plot, a source told Newsday.
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line. The suspect’s brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died after a gunfight with police several days later. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and lies in a prison hospital.
Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev have been held in jail for more than a week on allegations that they violated their student visas while attending UMass. Linda Cristello, the Boston attorney who represented them at a hearing on the immigration case Wednesday morning, confirmed earlier that they were facing separate federal charges.
All three men charged Wednesday began attending UMass with Tsarnaev at the same time in 2011, the FBI affidavit says. [...]
Dias Kadyrbayev’s VKontakte profile: World view ISLAM
“Improving the world” for whom, Mo-Allah FUBAR?
I’d wager that his fellow Kazakh national Azamat Tazhayakov is Muslim too.
And this is interesting, according to this report in West Kazakhstan Today, Azamat’s Tazhayakov’s father Ismagoulov Amir Tazhayakhovich, is a “well-known business man” and an Atyrau city council deputy.
The statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reads that one of diplomats is now in Boston cooperating with US authorities and keeping contact with the detained students and their families.
Azamat Tazhayakov, graduate of the Astana based international school “Miras”, was born in Atyrau. His father, Ismagoulov Amir Tazhayakhovich, is a well-known businessman in the region, the chairman of the board of directors of Abylaikhan Group JSC and the deputy of the Maslikhat (city council) of Atyrau city. Unlike the father of another student from Almaty (Dias Kadyrbayev) who gave an interview to Tengrinews, Amir Tazhayakhovich withheld from comments.
Update: Photo of the lone naturalized American citizen; Robel Phillipos.
Phillipos lives with his mother in Cambridge. Phillipos’ mother is from Ethiopia. She is a single mother and works with refugees. The family’s apartment building is located next to the gas station where the carjacking victim from the night of the shootout in Watertown escaped.
In Kazakhstan, Tazhayakov grew up in Atyrau and graduated from Miras International School in Astana, according to his Facebook page….
Tazhayakov, who entered the United States on a student visa, is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiring to conceal evidence, including Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s backpack and laptop computer. Tazhayakov faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Two days after the bombing, accused bomber Tsarnaev hung out with Tazhayakov at Tazhayakov’s New Bedford apartment until midnight, the affidavit said. The next day, April 18, Tsarnaev gave Tazhayakov a ride home from an afternoon class and dropped him off around 4 p.m., the court affidavit said.
An hour later, federal agents released the photographs that led to identification of Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan.
Tazhayakov and and his roommate admitted removing Tsarnaev’s backpack and other items from his dorm room that night, FBI Special Agent Scott Cieplik said in the affidavit. The men have “admitted that they agreed to get rid of it after concluding from news reports that Tsarnaev was one of the Boston marathon bombers,” Cieplik’s affidavit said.[...]
UMass Dartmouth says Kadyrbayev is no longer a student there. His profile on the VK Russian social network site says he is a member of the class of 2015 at the School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, Sara McDonnell, assistant media relations manager at MIT, said, “There is no registered MIT student of that name.”
Kadyrbayev first met Tsarnaev in the fall of 2011 at UMass and became better friends with him the following spring, he told investigators.
“They spent a great deal of time socializing, and Kadyrbayev repeatedly visited Tsarnaev’s home and met his family members,” the affidavit said.
Kadyrbayev’s VK “world view” is Islam, his “personal priority” is listed as “improving the world” and next to “Important in others” he has listed “kindness and honesty.” He has listed his views on smoking and alcohol as “very negative.”
A Google Translate interpretation of Kadyrbayev’s boarding school information includes physics and mathematics as specialties and indicates he graduated with the class of 2011. Google also deciphers the word Zhautykov, and web searches indicate there is a Zhautykov Republican Specialized Physics-Mathematics boarding school for gifted students in Kazakhstan.
The affadavit says Kadyrbayev met Tsarnaev outside his dorm room two days after the bombing. Federal agents released the photos of the marathon suspects at 5 p.m. April 18, the next
That evening, Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev and told him he looked like one of the suspects.
Tsarnaev texted back “lol” and “come to my room and take what you want,” the affidavit said.
[Sounds like code for 'get rid of the evidence']
The three men returned to the New Bedford apartment and watched news reports. Kadyrbayev said they decided as a group around 10 p.m. to put the backpack and fireworks in the trash, the affidavit says. [...]
I think they are lying. It is all to convenient and coincidental for my taste.
Boston Marathon bomber Islamic jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev was to radical for Saudi Arabia, but not for Obama and Janet Napolitano.
(Daily Mail) –The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document.
The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen.
Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December 2011, when he hoped to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the source said. Tsarnaev’s plans to visit Saudi Arabia have not been previously disclosed.
The Saudis’ warning to the U.S. government was also shared with the British government. ‘It was very specific’ and warned that ‘something was going to happen in a major U.S. city,’ the Saudi official said during an extensive interview.
It ‘did name Tamerlan specifically,’ he added. The ‘government-to-government’ letter, which he said was sent to the Department of Homeland Security at the highest level, did not name Boston or suggest a date for his planned attack.
A DHS official denied, however, that the agency received any such warning from Saudi intelligence about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
‘DHS has no knowledge of any communication from the Saudi government regarding information on the suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing prior to the attack,’ MailOnline learned from one Homeland Security official who declined to be named in this report.
The White House took a similar view. ‘We and other relevant U.S. government agencies have no record of such a letter being received,’ said Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the president’s National Security Council.
The letter likely came to DHS via the Saudi Ministry of Interior, the agency tasked with protecting the Saudi kingdom’s homeland.
A Homeland Security official confirmed Tuesday evening on the condition of anonymity that the 2012 letter exists, saying he had heard of the Saudi communication before MailOnline inquired about it.
…… President Barack Obama’s published schedule indicates that he met in the Oval Office with Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Interior minister, on January 14, 2013.
Filtered through Google Translate, this comes out to: “Brother Abdul Rahman Alharbi with Michelle [untranslatable] and Asahabh.” The photos were originally posted by Facebook user Yazeed Salem, who appears to be pictured with Alharbi in the top-left photo.
The individual photographs give every appearance of being genuine. There is no obvious sign of Photoshopping (although it’s possible they have been). Moreover, the business card in the photos belongs to an actual White House Staffer — namely, Robert Schmuck, Special Assistant to the President and Traveling Aide (although his title appears to have changed in the last year). The First Lady is also pictured in the outfit she wore to visit Boston area hospitals last week.
First Lady Michelle Obama was also reported to have visited with Alharbi on Thursday, after arriving in Boston with President Obama to visit victims of the bombings being treated in three separate hospitals, according to the well known Saudi Arabian news site Ozak.com. [Correction: Ozak.com.sa --ed.]
Edit: Screenshot of the Saudi news site Ozak.com.sa’s report (Google translated) on Michelle visiting Alharbi at the hospital:
Original version here: http://www.okaz.com.sa/new/mobile/20130419/Con20130419591948.htm
Screenshot of the photo collage as it appears on EC Boston Saudi’s facebook page uploaded by Saudi National Yazeed Salem:
BTW according to Yazeed Salem’s facebook profile, he works at of all places King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in –Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. How current that info is is anyone’s guess. Especially since his location is listed as Boston, Mass.
Edit: Screenshot of Yazeed Salem’s facebook cover photo of him and Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi:
For the past week, Glenn Beck has been investigating a Saudi national once identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing. The story has taken a number of alarming twists and turns, but on his radio program Wednesday, Beck released some of the most interesting information yet.
But first, here are a few background points on how the case developed:
>A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212, 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing on April 15
>TheBlaze received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national — identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi — as the story gained traction on April 18.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill on April 18, saying the inquiry was “so full of misstatements and misapprehension that it’s just not worthy of an answer.”
New info provided to TheBlaze reveals Alharbi’s file was altered on the evening of April 17 to disassociate him from the initial charges
Sources say April 22 that the Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Mass. A DHS official told TheBlaze Alharbi properly transferred his student visa to a school in Massachusetts.
Here are a couple of new points, as Beck related them:
The event file created for Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi indicated he was “armed and dangerous”
Alharbi was admitted into the country under a “special advisory option,” which is usually reserved for visiting politicians, VIPs, or journalists. The event file cover page indicates he was granted his status without full vetting.
One of the first excuses given by law enforcement when confronted about Alharbi’s pending deportation was an expired visa. But according to the event file, his visa is good until 11-NOV-2016.
The event file indicates he entered the U.S. on 08/28/12 in Boston, MA but says he is a student at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio. He has an apartment in Boston, and doesn’t seem to have been a full-time student in Ohio.
When a file is created in the system, the author(s) are notified via email when it is accessed and given the email address of the person accessing, so there is a record within the government data system of who was there. It was amended to remove the deportation reference, then someone later went in and tried to destroy both the original event file and an amended versions. We won’t say who at this time, but copies have already been made.
The original event file was reviewed and approved by two high level agents – Chief Watch Commander Maimbourg and Watch Commander Mayfield.
Much more including an image of the ‘event file’ here.
Beck explains: Glenn reads the evidence on the Saudi national that shows that Department of Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano is lying about the Saudi national:
Annnnd the plot thickens. Jim Hoft has screenshots of White House visitor logs showing that Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi has visited the White House several times since 2009.
Update 2: Walid Shoebat has more on the hospital stay here.
Now, contrarians to those with concerns about this visit will likely say that the first lady was simply paying visits to all the victims in the hospital, of which Alharbi was one and had been cleared two days earlier.
In light of recent reports that Alharbi was scheduled for deportation on ‘national security grounds’, the first lady’s visit takes on much added significance if those reports are true. We already know that the Alharbi clan consists of multiple Al-Qaeda members. This would seem to bolster the claims of scheduled deportation, not claims to the contrary made by the likes of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, who actually never really answered the question; she just got rankled and blew it off.
If these reports about Alharbi’s scheduled deportation for such reasons are correct, a visit by the first lady of the United States would indeed be significant in its importance. It would also be a major national security blunder because of the message it would send.
(Haaretz) –Unmanned aircraft, most likely from Hezbollah, was shot down by Israel Air Force fighter jets over sea opposite the northern Israeli city; PM Netanyahu was flying in an IAF helicopter at the time of the incident, and was forced to land.
Israel’s Air Force shot down an unmanned aircraft from Lebanon over the sea opposite the northern Israeli coastal city of Haifa on Thursday afternoon [April 25, 2013 --ed]
At around 13:30 P.M., the Air Force control system identified the unmanned craft, which is most likely from Hezbollah, and launched fighter jets into the air. An F-16 jet then fired an air-to-air missile and downed the unmanned aircraft. The remains of the aircraft fell into the sea about 10 kilometers from Haifa’s coastline, within Israel’s territorial waters. Israel Navy is searching for the remains of the downed aircraft.
This is the second time in six months that an unmanned aircraft has approached Israeli territory. In October 2012, a drone that originated in Lebanon entered Israel from the direction of the Gaza Strip and lingered over Israeli towns for several minutes before being shot down above the Negev. Following the incident, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah confirmed the drone left Lebanese territory, adding in an interview with Al-Manar TV that “this isn’t the first flyover, and isn’t the last.”
(RepTomCotton) –April 24, 2013:
“I rise today to express grave doubts about the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs. Counterterrorism is often shrouded in secrecy, as it should be, so let us judge by the results. In barely four years in office, five Jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bomber, the underwear bomber, the Times Square Bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and in my own state—the Little Rock recruiting office shooter. In the seven years after 9/11 under George W. Bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the United States? Zero!
We need to ask “why is the Obama administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the United States.”
Speaking at the memorial service for slain M.I.T. officer Sean Collier VP Joe Biden called the Boston marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev “two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis….”
Blithering idiot, not ‘knock-offs’ unfortunately for their victims they were to legit to quit.
Hey crazy Joe, how many slaughtered Americans does it take for a knock-off jihadi to reach the next level of full blown genuine jihadist??
Shawker. Although Biden took the cowardly way out, he did go off message by uttering the ‘J’ word. Obama’s panties must be twisted in knots. Ha Ha
Update 2: All crass and no class.
“One of my favorite poets is Seamus Heaney. I know the congressman thinks I always quote Irish poets because I’m Irish. That’s not the reason I do it. I quote Irish poets because they’re the best poets and that’s the reason why. And the Collier family knows that, right?
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, who now lives in Dagestan, Russia, is the mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Predominantly Muslim province)
Like mother …like sons… The rotten islamic fruit did not fall from the tree.
“If they are going to kill him. I don’t care. My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I am going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Ackbar“ ~ Zubeidat Tsarnaeva
“Allahu Akbar!” is of course the islamic jihadist battle cry.