Why do people on here keep saying sometimes in custody for the boston bombing?
There were mixed up reports, but you're right. The feds currently have nobody in custody but they have two suspects. Normally the first reports on things such as this are incorrect, you usually have to wait awhile for the real truth to surface.
Can anyone provide a list of all the bad things Israel has done to the United States of America?
1954 "The Lavon Affair". Israeli agents recruit Egyptian citizens of Jewish descent to bomb Western targets in Egypt, and plant evidence to frame Arabs, in an apparent attempt to upset US-Egyptian relations. Israeli defense minister Pinchas Lavon is eventually removed from office, though many think real responsibility lay with David Ben-Gurion.
1967 Israel attacks the USS Liberty, an intelligence gathering vessel flying a US flag, killing 34 crew members. See "Assault on the Liberty," by James M. Ennes, Jr. (Random House). In 2004, Captain Ward Boston, Senior Legal Counsel for the Navy’s Court of Inquiry into the attack swears under oath that President Lyndon Johnson ordered the investigation to conclude accident, even though the evidence indicates the attack was deliberate. Given the use by Israel of unmarked boats and planes, and the machine-gunning of USS Liberty’s lifeboats, the most likely explanation is that USS Liberty was to be sunk with all hands, with evidence left to frame Egypt for the sinking. This would have dragged the US into the war on Israel’s side.
2001 It is discovered that US drug agents’ communications have been penetrated. Suspicion falls on two companies, AMDOCS and Comverse Infosys, both owned by Israelis. AMDOCS generates billing data for most US phone companies and is able to provide detailed logs of who is talking to whom. Comverse Infosys builds the tapping equipment used by law enforcement to eavesdrop on all American telephone calls, but suspicion forms that Comverse, which gets half of its research and development budget from the Israeli government, has built a back door into the system that is being exploited by Israeli intelligence and that the information gleaned on US drug interdiction efforts is finding its way to drug smugglers. The investigation by the FBI leads to the exposure of the largest foreign spy ring ever uncovered inside the United States, operated by Israel. Half of the suspected spies have been arrested when 9-11 happens. On 9-11, 5 Israelis are arrested for dancing and cheering while the World Trade Towers collapse. Supposedly employed by Urban Moving Systems, the Israelis are caught with multiple passports and a lot of cash. Two of them are later revealed to be Mossad. As witness reports track the activity of the Israelis, it emerges that they were seen at Liberty Park at the time of the first impact, suggesting a foreknowledge of what was to come. The Israelis are interrogated, and then eventually sent back to Israel. The owner of the moving company used as a cover by the Mossad agents abandons his business and flees to Israel. The United States Government then classifies all of the evidence related to the Israeli agents and their connections to 9-11. All of this is reported to the public via a four part story on Fox News by Carl Cameron. Pressure from Jewish groups, primarily AIPAC, forces Fox News to remove the story from their website. Two hours prior to the 9-11 attacks, Odigo, an Israeli company with offices just a few blocks from the World Trade Towers, receives an advance warning via the internet. The manager of the New York Office provides the FBI with the IP address of the sender of the message, but the FBI does not follow up.
Well, the premise is pretty absurd because war with China is unthinkable and unwinable. Chinese nuclear warheads are capable of reaching the United States, and ours are certainly capable of reaching China. And our anti-missile "capability" can't stop their missiles. We would both kill millions of people in a nuclear exchange. It would devastate both of our economies. North Korea would probably invade the South, and other countries such as the U.K., France, Russia, and India, who also have nuclear weapons, would probably join in. And if sufficient warheads were detonated it would plunge our planet into a nuclear winter and most people on the planet would die of starvation.
I can't believe how naive some of these answers are! First off, yes, the Chinese have nuclear missiles capable of reaching the U.S.! The DF-41, for example, can hit anywhere in the world with 10 independently targeted missiles! Imagine what would happen if one of those missiles targeted New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Boston, and Portland. Especially Washington D.C. That's where the Pentagon is, and that's where all the leaders who would have to lead the war would be. That's just from one DF-41.
Secondly, in case it's "merely" a conventional war, the Chinese could never get their troops over here by ship. They would be easily taken out by bombs and missiles. It takes something like 12 days to get here, which is plenty of time to take them out. And I can't imagine the Chinese (or anybody for that matter) having enough troop ships and landing craft to stage some kind of W.W. II invasion scenario. And imagine the logistical nightmare if they could actually land troops here! You have to feed them, reinforce them, provide medical services, and replenish their bullets! So they would need to maintain supply lines all the way back to China!
And sure, there are those in China who are not too happy with their government, but there are also a large portion of the population who very much support the government and are fiercely patriotic. I suspect that the Chinese people would support their government completely in a war with the U.S.
The biggest problem for China is N. Korea, and likewise the biggest problem for the U.S. is S. Korea, because if North Korea actually attacks South Korea, it brings into question whether the Chinese would join in the battle. It think NOT! I think, however, that the U.S. would join in support of South Korea and attack North Korea with a massive aerial assault. But that's the only scenario I can think of where the U.S. could potentially even come into contact with Chinese troops.
Liberals: Will you finally come to your senses that Islamist want to destroy our liberties?
Liberals are quite aware of the danger of Islamic extremists. That's why Obama odered the raid that killed Bin Laden.
As for the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I'm not sure if we know who is responsible yet. After the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, many people suspected that it was the work of Middle Eastern terrorists when it was domestic terrorism instead. I will leave it to the law enforcement agencies to determine the people responsible and their motives.
Boston marathon- why dont we know who in this day and age?
Well for one thing you have to imagine the massive amount of spectators, runners, staff and safety personnel at the race. Think about it this way, there were about 24,000 people running the race and almost all of those people had families and friends spectating. There was just a ton going on with a lot of people. Also, police currently have a suspect in custody, they don't know if he's the actual bomber but it seems that most evidence is pointing to it.
Turns out he was caught on "with the cameras all over the place" He was seen on surveillance footage that showed a young man carrying – and perhaps dropping – a black bag at the second bombing scene at the finish line.
The FBI and other crime fighters know what they're doing and they know a whole lot more about this investigation than you and I do.
Did the Boston bombing suspects look like they came from the mid east? To me there was one with the?
Yes! Egypt or Afghanistan even Iran on the other hand they could be natives
either way they have ties to foreign Terrorists and they had it well figured out
to be effective it is just sad that The constitution are laws founded on Democracy.
Not much can be done to prevent events like this from reoccurring and it always does
with no lessons learnt. This is just like the Oklahoma bombings and only the death penalty
is given after families and victims suffer the consequences of that. One might ask! What
happens to Prevention since this keep happening all the time? things are done after the fact
it is a little disturbing to me.
What happened to the guys who did the Aqua teen bomb scare in boston?
Nope - they just got "community service."
"Berdovsky and Stevens were arrested on the day of the incident and charged with placing a hoax device to incite panic, a felony charge that carries a five-year maximum sentence, and one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Both pleaded not guilty to the two charges and were later released on a $2,500 cash bond. At their arraignment Assistant Attorney General John Grossman claimed that the two were trying to "get attention by causing fear and unrest that there was a bomb in that location." Michael Rich, the lawyer representing both men, disputed Grossman's claim, asserting that even a VCR could be found to fit the description of a bomb-like device. Judge Leary said that it will be necessary for the prosecution to demonstrate an intent on the part of the suspects to cause a panic. The judge continues "It appears the suspects had no such intent, …but the question should be discussed in a later hearing."
On May 11, 2007, the prosecutors decided not to pursue criminal charges in exchange for community service and a public apology. Attorney General Martha Coakley cited the difficulty in proving intent to incite panic on the part of the two men and called the deal "an appropriate and fair resolution". Berdovsky and Stevens completed 80 and 60 hours of community service at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston.
Why is the NEWS MEDIA beating this poor dead horse ?
It's very frustrating, isn't it? I guess they think that we the viewers and citizens need or want constant blabbing when something terrible has happened. I definitely don't. Once an hour or twice an hour would be fine unless something new happens.
This is the problem with 24-hour news networks. They have so much time to fill.
If the US set the precedent of WW1 neutrality, would it be better equipped to avoid foreign entangement WW2?
I agree with your general thesis but it raises a number of issues.
First, the USA was almost certainly not neutral during the first years of WW1. There is loading evidence from many vessels, including the RMS Lusitania, that large volumes of small-calibre ammunition were sent to France and Britain. I think this could be interpreted as machine-gun ammunition. Also, diplomatic messages to the British government indicated that USA was able and willing to continue to provide foodstuffs and other essential supplies for households. Germany interpreted this as support to France and Britain which was not available to the Central Powers. Germany suspected dirty trick.
Second, the population of USA in 1914 comprised about 18 per cent with German and Austrian origins; about 38 per cent with United Kingdom origins [including Ireland at that time]; 12 per cent French; another 15 per cent from different European countries; the remainder being native Americans, Asians or descended from slaves. The Wilson administration really didn't want to go to war with Germany and Austria; but felt overwhelmingly obliged to support the British-origin minority. I think this is why the decision to declare war on Germany was delayed so long after the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 and the arrival of the Zimmermann telegram in January 1917.
I don't think the USA could have kept out of the war once 124 American citizens died in the Lusitania sinking. Also, the Zimmermann telegram to Mexico offered them the return of Texas, Arizona and California if Germany were assisted to defeat the USA with an overwhelming victory.
Let's be serious: the USA could not possibly have continued in its [claimed but false] neutrality after these threats to its security and international standing. These days, the USA goes to war with much less justification.
Finally, you are right about USA engagement. The European powers were all exhausted and already secret talks were under way to bring the war to a ceasefire in May or June 1917. The arrival of USA on the battlefield, with fresh troops and lots of material, prolonged the war for a further 18 months. Otherwise, WW1 would have finished in the summer of 1917; no winners or losers; return to the status quo in Europe; big lessons learned about treaties and allegiances.
And therefore no reparations, no abolition of German and Austrian monarchy governments, no civilian starvation and political unrest, no National Socialism, no WW2.
The USA abandonment of its claimed neutrality came just at the wrong time. But could it have been avoided; realistically, as above?
I agree with you in the main; but these are big questions, and cast doubt upon the veracity and honesty of the Wilson administration from 1914.
And don't forget that USA backed out of the League of Nations, leaving the other belligerents to sort themselves out as if it was nothing to do with USA.
Not a good diplomatic record.
As regards the nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945, ask yourself this question, "If Japan had developed atom bombs and dropped them on Seattle or San Diego to shorten the war; would that have been a war crime?" And again, "If Nazi Germany had dropped atom bombs on Baltimore or Boston to shorten the war; would that have been a war crime?"
So will someone explain why it wasn't a war crime for the USA to do it.
I know the usual answer: we won and they lost. So we were right.
Hmm. Not happy with that logic.
Some of these answers seem to confuse WW1 and WW2.
Justification for entering WW1 was a lot weaker than it was for WW2; so neutrality could have been maintained in 1914 onwards.
And I think that's the point you're making.
Why would torture work in a ticking time bomb scenario? All the guy has to do is wait 24 hours and he wins?
I agree. Matthew Alexander, the man who tracked down Al-Zarqawi by using non-torturous interrogation methods on members of AQ, made this point as well when arguing against torture. Considering that we had to waterboard KSM 180+ times over 30 days to get all the information we wanted, I wouldn't exactly call it an "efficient" technique.
Also, torture could be risky in such a situation. If the suspect were to lie to you to get you to stop torturing him, and he told that the bomb was in Boston when it was actually in Dallas, then you might find yourself chasing after a false lead. The bomb goes off, and it's over. Obviously, torturing him in this instance backfired and did not work, and thus it was certainly not a good option.
The ticking time bomb scenario is a red herring, and it presents us with a false choice. We have never faced such a scenario, and if we did, we would not have to choose between torture and death. That's not how it works in the real world.
Does my theory prove the Boston Marathon bombing was not a false flag conspiracy?
I love how the breathless "open eyed" conspiracists pass that series of quesitons around, totally unthinking, like a dirty magazine in juniojnr high.
The idiots whose defense mechanism is to challenge everyone else to stop buying the government story withouth critical thinking, NEVER engages in critical thinking.
Look at the last alleged point: DHS hold mock drills at every terrorist event, inside America for the last 20 years."
Wait a minute!! Wasn't DHS created in response to Sept 11? YES, it was.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States of America and U.S. territories (including Protectorates) from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. Despite the Department of the Interior's name, DHS is the equivalent to the Interior ministries of other countries, not the Department of the Interior. In fiscal year 2011, DHS was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.
And that was, what, 12 years ago?
HOW COULD IT BE RUNNING DRILLS BEFORE IT WAS ESTABLISHED?
Conspiracists are the worst kind of psuedo intellecutal scum, pretending to be all about asking questions and digging deeper, but, in reality, it's a circle jerk of innuendo devoid of facts or critical thinking.
Why did Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer launch a series of raids against suspected communists?
-Alexander Mitchell Palmer was born on 4th May, 1872. Educated at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, he was admitted to the bar in 1893.
A supporter of the Democratic Party, Palmer served in the House of Representatives (1909-15) and worked closely with Woodrow Wilson in his successful presidential campaign in 1912.
In 1919 Wilson appointed Palmer as his attorney general. Palmer had previously been associated with the progressive wing of the party and had supported women's suffrage and trade union rights. However, once in power, Palmer's views on civil rights changed dramatically.
Worried by the revolution that had taken place in Russia, Palmer became convinced that Communist agents were planning to overthrow the American government. His view was reinforced by the discovery of thirty-eight bombs sent to leading politicians and the Italian anarchist who blew himself up outside Palmer's Washington home. Palmer recruited John Edgar Hoover as his special assistant and together they used the Espionage Act (1917) and the Sedition Act (1918) to launch a campaign against radicals and left-wing organizations.
Palmer claimed that Communist agents from Russia were planning to overthrow the American government. On 7th November, 1919, the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution, over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists were arrested. Palmer and Hoover found no evidence of a proposed revolution but large number of these suspects were held without trial for a long time. The vast majority were eventually released but Emma Goldman and 247 other people, were deported to Russia.
In January, 1920, another 6,000 were arrested and held without trial. These raids took place in several cities and became known as the Palmer Raids. A. Mitchell Palmer and John Edgar Hoover found no evidence of a proposed revolution but large number of these suspects, many of them members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), continued to be held without trial. When Palmer announced that the communist revolution was likely to take place on 1st May, mass panic took place. In New York, five elected Socialists were expelled from the legislature.
When the May revolution failed to materialize, attitudes towards Palmer began to change and he was criticised for disregarding people's basic civil liberties. Some of his opponents claimed that Palmer had devised this Red Scare to help him become the Democratic presidential candidate in 1920.
Palmer failed to win the nomination and although he helped Al Smith (1928) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1932) in their campaigns, he was no longer an important force in the Democratic Party. Alexander Mitchell Palmer died on 11th May, 1936.
I am still getting conflicting reports on the brothers that are suspected of the Boston bombing, why?
It's a side-effect of the public's demand for instant information. The news media don't know what's going on, but they don't want to say "We don't know what's going on", so they pick up on rumours and pieces of speculation and report them.
We still don't know yet. However, many suspected that a Saudi man plotted the bombing attack but this isn't the proof whether he actually did it or not.