Lois Lerner gives a face to the Federal Administrative Bureaucratic State. Just sayin…
So today the news reports the Russians recorded a call between the Tsarnaevs where “one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother.” (H/T Drudge).
Here’s the kicker:
As it was, Russian authorities told the FBI only that they had concerns that Tamerlan and his mother were religious extremists. With no additional information, the FBI conducted a limited inquiry and closed the case in June 2011.
Based on the FBI’s current training manual, connections between Islam and violence were purged:
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.
From August of 2012, finally there’s some publicity on this issue raising it to DD’s attention.
ICE agents are facing disciplinary actions for enforcing the law, so they’re suing:
Claiming they are being forced to carry out an illegal policy, 10 immigration agents filed a federal lawsuit in Texas on Thursday against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, seeking to overturn an Obama administration program that suspends deportations for illegal immigrants who came here when they were children. [emphasis mine]
If they don’t ignore the law, they’re facing disciplinary actions:
The agents said they faced disciplinary action by officials at ICE, as the agency is called, for arrests that conflict with its directives.
Two other plaintiffs said they were punished for making legitimate arrests.
[Updated: fix attribution of the site hosting Walid Shoebat's article.]
Walid Shoebat posts an exposé at The Right Scoop The Boston Bombers Radicalization (Myth vs. Fact) after the Boston Marathon bombers were identified as Islamists. Radicalization is not a “slow-cook” process:
Western research into ‘radicalization’ is all based on a myth; there is no slow-cooking-crock-pot and there is no process in which moderate Muslims get ‘radicalized’. Fact is, ‘radicalization,’ if indeed this term is the proper term, is not a process, but rather a button which can be pushed in seconds that transform Muslims into terrorists.
Was the older brother a “martyr?”
Americans need to monitor Tsarnaev’s funeral. Will he be washed and shrouded with white cloth or will he be buried whole in his original clothes in which he died? This makes a big difference, since the second choice would mean that the family believes in his martyrdom.
Get real, America!
Everyone knows President Obama was present while Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the February 2012 National Prayer Breakfast. But was Obama listening? What filters did he apply?
“That’s where we end up, too, if we don’t speak up for what we believe. … what we need to do in this P.C. [politically correct] world is forget about unanimity of speech and unanimity of thought. And we need to concentrate on being respectful [with] those people with whom we disagree.”
Obama’s form of P.C. is straw man bully speech. “There are those that say… [something offensive to Obama]” when, in fact “those that say” exist only in Obama’s speech writer’s imagination.
Do YOU hear Dr. Ben Carson?
The changing denominator in the U3 unemployment rate hides the real effect on real people. This post shows there are far fewer people working at the end of Obama’s four years than at the start.