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Saudi Questioned in Boston Terrorist Attack

It took the White House an hour or more until it could bring itself to say that the attacks in Boston were “terror.” A Saudi student is under questioning. But it is just an “isolated” incident.

Victim being treated after Boston marathon terror bomb blast.

Victim being treated after Boston marathon terror bomb blast.
Photo Credit: John Tlumacki / Boston Globe

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Police are questioning a Saudi Arabian national for the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people, one of them an eight-year-old boy, and wounded 140 others Monday. More than a dozen are in critical condition, an indication that the death toll may rise. The bombs were packed with ball bearings, designed to cause maximum physical damage. Victims lost dozens of limbs in the twin bombings.

The suspect is 20 years old, in the United States on a students’ visa, and is under guard at the Boston hospital where he is being treated for severe burns. He was detained approximately two hours after the bombing at the finish line. CBS News reported that Boston police have  a video of a man bringing multiple backpacks to the location of the blast.

Boston police Tuesday morning searched an apartment in a Boston suburb as part of the investigation.

However, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis insisted,  “There is no suspect. There are people we’re talking to.”

President Barack Obama was unable to utter the word “terror” in his initial reaction to the bombings, as if doing so would be an admission that the United States is so secure that it is unthinkable that terrorists could operate in the country.

Sometimes it seems the government wears a proud suit of armor in la-la land, re-living a 1950s cover of the Saturday Evening Post, an exterior that lulls people into thinking that there are no rotten apples in the American pie.

The president indeed had to be careful not label the attack “terror” before being sure. “We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts,” Obama said. “But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this; we’ll find out why they did this.”

It will take a thorough investigation to find out what ever every person not in a State Dept. straight jacket knows – the terrorist or terrorists who carried out the attack want to destroy the United States.

The White House later stated that the attack was “an act of terror.” It took an hour to put aside the possibility that a mentally ill person blew up peoples; limbs. It too an hour to discard the original report that a gas line had accidentally burst.

American media, remaining politically correct not to insult Islam and inflame Muslim anger, God forbid,  have not reminded citizens that Saudi Arabian radical Islamic fundamentalists were involved in the 9/11 attacks.

A total of five bombs were found in the Boston area, including one that exploded at the John F. Kennedy library, causing no injuries.

The timing of the attack, coincidental or not with “Patriot’s Day,” underlines the motives of the international terrorist campaign against the non-Muslim West.

But the official thinking, such it is called, is that everything is just fine while Rome, make that Washington, is burning.

”Federal officials tonight say there is no reason to think that this is part of any larger threat,” NBC reported. “At this point they believe it is confined to Boston, but a meeting tonight will decide whether any kind of national alert will be sent out.”

Tactically, the attack very likely was not part of a “larger threat”, just an “isolated” incident, just like the 1993 bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding more than 1,000 others;

And just like the “isolated incident” in Oklahoma Cavity in 1995, when a car bomb killed 168 people;

And just like the 9/11 attacks; and just like the 2012 car bomb that was discovered in Times Square but failed to detonate’

And just like the isolated bombs placed in 2010 on two cargo planes bound from Yemen to the United States;

And just like the 2011 pipe bomb that was discovered along the route of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial march in Spokane, Wash.

Officials are well aware that there is a worldwide of terror. They know very well that the attacks on the Boston Marathon are not “isolated” incidents.

But it is more important for officials, from the president on down, to maintain a mood of calm, to show Americans they are in control.

But they aren’t.

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About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

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21 Responses to “Saudi Questioned in Boston Terrorist Attack”

  1. Klara LeVine says:

    Well said – America, we warned you, but you thought it was just our problem!!!!!!!

  2. Doug Kraft says:

    At this point, what difference does it make? We need to ban marathons anyway.

  3. Jo Torres says:

    I hope that they just find out who did it. I have two friends that are marathon runners and was trying to find out if they went. One ended up at a Nike event in Vegas and the other decided not to go this year. My heart goes out to all that suffered loss. Whether foreign or domestic those who did this act are self centered cowards.

  4. Jose Torres says:

    People: Do not feel terror, that is what they want. God Bless America.

  5. Yitzak says:

    I have been warning my fellow Americans for decades, they called me paranoid and laughed. After 9-11-2001 they stopped laughing.


  6. This is Boston, Massachusetts. The Gov. on down take their marching orders from Obama. Good thing there is other media available. Our gagged police chief is still not allowed to call the Saudi National being guarded in the hospital a terror suspect. After removing many, many, bags and boxes from the "non-suspects" apartment, still nothing. If the gag holds up there was nothing in these boxes and bags. Living in the heart of "political correctville" is certainly a challenge.

  7. This is Boston, Massachusetts. The Gov. on down take their marching orders from Obama. Good thing there is other media available. Our gagged police chief is still not allowed to call the Saudi National being guarded in the hospital a terror suspect. After removing many, many, bags and boxes from the "non-suspects" apartment, still nothing. If the gag holds up there was nothing in these boxes and bags. Living in the heart of "political correctville" is certainly a challenge.

  8. So what is wrong with not wanting to label it a terror attack before know for sure what it really was? sounds like me it is ssmart not to jump the gun and start guessing what it was! Glad this writer in not in charge! jumping the gun and throwing guesses around helps no one and just add's fuel to the fire!

  9. Deanna T. Hopper says:

    Anyway you look at it ~ it's still an act of terror. Be it foreign or domestic. Call it what it is!

  10. Anna V. Milana says:

    Isolated incident? REALLY? WHY DOn't FEDS CALL IT "SAUDIS LATEST RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT TRIP TO MIDEAST?'" by the way, earthquake in I.

  11. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    A bombing designed to murder and maim as many as possible – including little kids – with shrapnel made of nails and BBs. Regardless of who staged the attack, that is TERRORISM! Sounds like some Democrats are pre-emptively jumping to their own conclusions to defend terrorists. But then, even the lord and savior of the cult, in ALL his comments has refused to define this as terrorism. But then, he doesn't believe Benghazi was terrorism either

  12. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    No wonder Napolitano and obama have issued orders eliminating background checks and allowing expedited transit for saudis. With their history of terror attacks on Americans, most notably 9/11 with over 3000 MURDERED, to provide the terror state a freedom the US doesn't even grant its closest and TRUE allies indicates clearly obama's fealty to the saudi royals and his willingness to excuse their genocide.

  13. Anna V. Milana says:



  15. are you crazy?!?!?!!?

  16. Anna V. Milana says:


  17. terror? yes terrible.. why why I don't understand this act.
    this a looser….

  18. Now let me understand this terrorist planted bombs(s). We still have OPEN borders, we still search only CERTAIN people who fly, but will not take off their berka, we still issue drivers licenses to people who are not obligated to SHOW their faces, we are still controlled by government rules and regulations as to who can be stopped and SEARCHED and last but not least we are releasing 40,000 conivted criminals in to cities all over the United States because the prisons are over crowded. WHO REALLY GIVES A **** IF THE PRISONS ARE OVER CROWDED! All this horse **** comes from the WHITE HOUSE! If you think differentlly, I suggest you make an appointment with your PROCTOLOGIST to have your head examined and by the way, TAKE OBAMA WITH YOU! God Bless Us All!

  19. I said…Prior to that the explosion.
    I have said that there is to kill a lot..
    I have said that there are several explosions will fall..
    I have said that there are several tragic events will occur..
    The question now….
    Is one of the important figures who spoke with her to do something?
    Answer: No

  20. I said…Prior to that the explosion.
    I have said that there is to kill a lot..
    I have said that there are several explosions will fall..
    I have said that there are several tragic events will occur..
    The question now….
    Is one of the important figures who spoke with her to do something?
    Answer: No
    American arrogance is the reason…. No comment?
    Finally, I say quite frankly…. What happened in Boston is not the last but the first.
    Before the end of this year will fall several other tragic events, but the two most important…..
    And here ended the speech…. Let's see events coming..

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