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The Memory of Beslan, the Shame of Boston

April 23rd, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Hide — there’s an armed teenager on the loose

Enough with all the chest-thumping, mingled with manly tears, about the dramatic end of the Marathon bombers’ reign of terror in Boston last week. From the press coverage, you’d think the entire city (which is actually rather small) rose up as one and smote two evil Chechens a stunning blow for truth, justice, liberty and the American Way. Nothing could be further from the truth.

What we saw instead was a city cowering in fear, led by two particularly pusillanimous toads in Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Mumbles Menino, who had the services of some 10,000 armed personnel — literally, a small army — to take down… wait for it… a wounded teenager with a gun, and maybe some self-detonating explosives.

Way to go, Boston. You’ve made all of us proud to be Americans.

Now, of course, the liberal East Coast media is getting all mushy about the Brothers Tsarnaev. I’m not even going to bother to cite some of the more egregious examples from the New York Times and elsewhere, part of the MSM’s ongoing bout of Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to dealing with Islam and its discontents. John Hinderaker of Power Line has a nice roundup of the usual-suspect idiocy.

But don’t you wish, just once, an American public official would react like a man? A man, say, like this guy, who said this about the Chechens after they attacked a school back in 2004. WARNING: offensive, ethnically biased stereotyping ahead:

“You find it possible to set some limitations in your dealings with these bastards, so why should we talk to people who are child killers? 

“No one has a moral right to tell us to talk to child killers,” he added.

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but Margaret Thatcher, whom I’ve met more than once said: ‘A man who comes out into the street to kill other people must himself be killed’.”

Now, that’s some real straight talk about murdering, child-killing bastards. In case you’ve forgotten Beslan, here’s a brief taste of the hell the Muslim Chechens visited upon little kids on the first day of school:

Note that, when the Russian military finally stormed the school, they were accompanied by armed residents of the village, desperate to save their children. In typical ham-handed Russian fashion, the former Soviets managed to kill almost as many people as they saved — but the point is they fought back. They didn’t “shelter in place” (what an odious, bloodless phrase for enforced institutional cowardice), hiding behind locked doors; they got up, got their guns, and finally did something to rid themselves of the aliens in their midst. For they knew — with the example of the Moscow theater crisis fresh in everybody’s minds — that there was no way this atrocity could end any way but bloodily. They wanted to get their licks in, and die like men instead of dumb beasts waiting for the slaughter.

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Here's an example of what morons liberals are. A well known British science fiction writer's post about the bombings on his blog on April 16:

"...comments on this blog entry are not intended for wild speculation about the identity and motivation of the bombers; comments on those lines may be deleted, especially if I think they amount to hate speech directed against minorities."

One hour later:

"...my money is on crazy white guys with a political axe to grind: the provisional wing of the Tea Party, if you like."

Can someone please tell me what frickin' obsession liberals have with protecting those most likely to do such things and pinning it on those who don't? What's wrong with these people? Are they just nuts?

And at a billion strong, in what world are Muslims a minority? And how many times does it need to be said they're not a frickin' race? Does this guy know we have airports here? That majority flies to minority? What is all this semantic gibberish? And for what? What's the point?

This is a global phenomenon. What's it have to do with race in America? And he's not even in America. He's the only one who mentioned race. Do I have to ship in 300 million Muslims before I can accurately point out they're about the only one's singling out and targeting civilians in this entire world?

These people need lobotomies. They truly do.

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It is not the armed intruder that would attempt to invade my home that I fear. It is the army of lawyers that would pile in behind him if I shot the bastard that gives me real cause for fear.
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It is ironic that Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution, is so cowed. At dawn on April 19th, 17775, 700 British soldiers entered the village of Lexington bent on confiscating privately owned firearms. The men of Lexington did not shelter in place. They armed themselves and formed a skirmish line on the Green; vastly outnumbered and out gunned, dozens of them bought our liberty with their lives. Has America forgotten why we have a second amendment?
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I didn't know any one was watching!
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"Had enough yet? Enough of whingeing and whining and cowering and appeasing? Enough of Blaming America First? Enough of wondering Why They Hate Us"?
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Yes to all of the above. Western men in general have become emasculated.

However I think you've been too hard on Boston. I don't think Bostonians should be ashamed. No one knew if these jihadists had more bombs or what further mayhem they were going to cause. If people were out and about and had been killed then I'm sure the police would have been criticized for that.
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When we talk about "gun free school zones", perhaps the signs should use a target as the background so the truth is shown. The world consists of predators and prey. A sign announcing "no guns here" is an invitation to a "predator" that the "prey" is defenseless and can be killed or harmed any way the predator wishes.
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This is a very disturbing precedent having a city (voluntarily?) shut down and mobbed with law enforcement. I think it was somewhat justified in this particular incident—no one knew what other bombs or tumult were planned or if others were involved. The big problem is if these tactics are ever used against legitimate political protest, against citizens accused of crime who are mortally mobbed by law enforcement rather than given a chance at due process, against anyone the governors, mayors or other "rulers" have grievance with.
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Did I see hundreds of uniformed men wandering around the area in Boston where the bombs went off? What were in all those backpacks they were carrying?
Did two young men sneak between all these official types and plant their bombs without being noticed? Two young men against thousands of trained US forces? Are we proud? Or ashamed. And are we to understand that these two supposed bombers were getting taxpayers' support? Food stamps? Tuition grants? My God, how we've fallen from proud to disgustingly shameless.
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I lived in South Carolina for 10 years. Last Friday, when we learned of the brothers on the run in Boston, I told my wife that if this was happening in SC that hundreds or thousands of "good old boys" with guns, etc. would be descending on the area to kill the terrorists. I am not joking when I say that you could not have held the population back in South Carolina if terrorists: A) attacked a major city, B) were known to be on the loose in a certain location. It would be obvious to everyone that you should jump in your truck, take your gun, and kill the bastards that threatened your home. Things would have unfolded very differently than they did in Mass.
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Massachusetts suffers from gun control, which in turn produces "overcivilization" or inability to resist evil or defend one's self from it. As we know the older brother did have a gun, but the question is "where did he get it"?
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Geert Wilder's said it most succinctly.

More Islam = Less Freedom

It really is as simple as that.
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WHERE WERE THE BLOODHOUNDS?

The police had Tsarnaev's blood. They had unexploded IEDs tossed at them. They had the car(s) the Boston jihadis were in.
Bottom line: this 'manhunt' should've been concluded a lot faster. Also, why weren't helicopters equipped with heat-sensing devices, which were used to 'see' the bomber in the boat, not used the night before?

I believe the glorification of the "manhunt" -- the shutdown of an entire major city -- will only encourage other jihadis, now on the fence, to want to become the center of attention through their own terrorist acts.
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Islamization will continue until morale improves.
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There's a reason they didn't try this in Texas... Even Governor Goodhair packs heat.
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