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April 26, 2013

Who Inspired Boston?

In the days since the Boston Marathon bombing, one of the attacking brothers has been killed and the other is in the hospital, yet to be questioned. It is unknown what their motive was for the attack, but due to their Islamic linkage and Chechen origin, it could be calculated as an act of jihad.

This bombing on American soil is no doubt a tragedy, but will we learn from this incident and take the corrective measures necessary to ensure that such misfortune will not strike again?

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served in 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Almost four years of my time in 3/75 was spent in the sniper section. In all, I spent over 11 years in military service. I am a firefighter/paramedic and hold a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Oregon State University. When not working, I spend most of my time rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, trail running, and occasionally picking up heavy objects.

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  • -BLACK-

    @LauraKinCA  I was tracking that as well.  At first I was a bit confused as to the nature of that particular page becuase it was a bit misleading but then I remembered that I got that link from  and I did some more digging.   From what I gathered,  they are on the good side , they just have a different twist rate than others.

  • endrsgm

    i found this rather interesting. its a tad off topic but not that much an interesting quote in the article, amongst others, was "Suicide bombing was mostly rejected In the study by the Washington-based Pew Forum, but it won 40 percent support in the Palestinian territories, 39 percent in Afghanistan, 29 percent in Eygpt and 26 percent in Bangladesh."

  • LauraKinCA

    -BLACK-   I honestly don't know what to make of that publication. On one hand, the quote at the top and all the headlines appear to be anti-western world, but actually reading that article you would believe the publication is against the Boston terrorists.

  • -BLACK-

    I found this interesting.....     Make sure to look at the quote at the top of the page as well.

  • Wingman

    BrendanDoran-BLACK-I agree with you 100%, and it's not just our people, it's our agencies trained and paid to do the job. “They may have messed up, because Russia did call and say they have doubts about Tsarnaev. The FBI interviewed him, but then he went to Russia. And when he came back, he immediately started placing on his website very inflammatory items about jihad.” Quote from Senator Schumer. DUH.  We only have 16 agencies that are within the IC community. I'd like to know why they aren't able to function, even when information is dropped in their lap. They will almost always harass the whistleblower. Why? It is easier, they have a person talking to them who is giving information that they should have gathered themselves. It pisses them off when someone has done a better job at intelligence gathering than they do. It is an age old human factors problem, you can't stack your deck with stupid, lazy people who run on knee jerk/ego reactions in an "intelligence" situation. As much as I could criticize the premise in a movie like "Zero Dark Thirty", I could relate to the woman who had to fight and go out on a limb to go get UBL against an overwhelming brick wall of "intelligence" bureaucracy.  I have personal knowledge of similar situations, you can hand it to them on a silver platter and they will reject it because it wasn't their own idea and then attack you for giving it to them and making them feel stupid . You can't do this kind of work and let your ego run amok or be risk averse or hoard your information because you aren't going to let the other guys in the IC know what you got.