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Saudi Questioned in Boston Terrorist Attack

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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.

NY Jewish Lawyer for ’93 Trade Ctr Bomber Seeks Relief from Restrictions

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

One of America’s most reviled convicted terrorists – Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the bombmaker and mastermind behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and several other terrorist plots – has been in solitary confinement in a 7′ x 11′ cell  with steel doors in a maximum security prison in the wilds of Colorado for more than a dozen years.  He was sentenced to life +240 years.  He’s not going anywhere.

But Yousef’s lawyer is doing everything he can to get the Federal Bureau of Prisons to ease up on the stringent restrictions under which Yousef lives.  He wants more current reading material, he wants fewer body searches, and he wants to be moved to a less restrictive prison environment.

And he wants more human contact – the last person he saw was his lawyer, Bernard V. Kleinman, back in the fall of 2010, and he only saw Kleinman through thick plexiglass. Even his meals are served by being passed through an opening at the bottom of his cell door.

A little history, first.

Yousef, born in Kuwait in 1968, is of Pakistani “Palestinian” ancestry, and grew up with a homicidal hatred for Jews and for all western countries who assist the Jewish State.  He came to the United States on September 2, 1992, for the purpose of carrying out terrorist bombings on our shores.

When Yousef landed at Kennedy Airport, he was seized because he held an obviously fake passport and he did not have an entry visa.  But when Yousef requested political asylum, the Immigration and Naturalization Service released him, simply asking that he return for a court date.

Yousef instead disappeared into the wilds of New Jersey and established contacts with various other Arab terrorists.

Between November, 1992 and February, 1993, Yousef and his fellow terrorists obtained various chemicals and a storage shed in which to keep them.

On February 16, 1993, Yousef and another terrorist drove to the World Trade Center to scout out the best location to place an explosive device.  Ten days later, Yousef and his colleague placed the bomb they had built in a Ryder van, then detonated it in the garage of the World Trade Center complex, killing 6 people, injuring hundreds of others, and causing $500 million in property damage.

But that bombing was a failure for Yousef, as his plan was to cause the Towers to burn and crash, and in the process kill many thousands of people.

The day after the bombing, Yousef fled to Pakistan and was eventually placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

While in Pakistan, Yousef plotted with others to simultaneously bomb 12 commercial airline flights over the Indian Ocean.  The goal of this plan, nicknamed “Bojinka,” was the same as for the World Trade Center bombing – to influence U.S. policy in the Middle East and cause the U.S. to turn away from its ally, Israel.

But Yousef was ratted out by an informant in February, 1995, was eventually arrested by Pakistani authorities, and turned over to the United States.

CONVICTION AND INCARCERATION

On September 6, 1996, Yousef was found guilty following a criminal trial in New York City, and on January 8, 1998, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the Bojinka plan, plus an additional 240 years for the World Trade Center bombing.

Yousef is now serving in the super maximum security facility in Florence, Colorado, which is southwest of Colorado Springs.

When Yousef was sentenced 15 years ago, certain “Special Administrative Measures” were imposed.  SAMs are imposed when a convict is deemed to pose a national security threat or a threat to someone in the prisons system, either an employee or another prisoner. They were imposed on Yousef because of his history of terrorism and relations with terrorists.

Bernard V. Kleinman is Yousef’s lawyer.  Kleinman, New York born, raised, schooled and employed, was assigned Yousef as his client by the federal court system.

Kleinman is a pretty typical New York liberal Jew, by his own admission.  He didn’t choose Yousef as a client, but he will defend him and his rights to the best of his abilities, no matter what he might think about the man, his motivations, or his merit.  As Kleinman explained to The Jewish Press, “I do the best I can, or I don’t do it at all.”

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