The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings last week has been charged with federal crimes while in the hospital recovering from serious wounds after being caught in a firefight with police and being apprehended in Watertown, MA.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been in custody for more than 60 hours before being advised of his Miranda Rights, a consequence of the Obama administration’s decision to employ the “public safety exception,” which allows authorities to hold off on Miranda readings until they can be sure no imminent threat of further attacks remains.
“There isn’t any basis for concern about another imminent threat,” to the citizens of Boston, Massachussetts Governor Deval Patrick said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said authorities had no reason to believe any accomplices were at-large. There is “no evidence of a broader plot involving more people,” he told ABC News.
Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and others had insisted Tsarnaev be treated as an enemy combatant and tried in a military commissions. But the Obama administration resisted such calls.
“Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. “And it is important to remember that, since 9/11, we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.”
Tsarnaev is being charged with a terrorism charge known as “use of a weapon of mass destruction,” and “malicious destruction of property resulting in death.” He faces possible penalties including the death sentence.
The 19-year old suspect, communicating with investigators through written notes due to an injury to his neck that has prevented him from talking while in recovery, “told investigators that he and his brother were motivated by religion but were not in contact with overseas terrorists or groups,” NBC reports.
Most official comments and press reports have stuck to this conclusion, but the older brother’s trip to southern Russia in early 2012, as well as his jihadist sympathies expressed through social media, has left many wondering whether foreign terrorist groups were somehow involved.
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See, Saddam did have weapon of mass destruction after all- pressure cookers. Bush/Cheney and the neocons have been vindicated thanks to Obama and Incompetent Holder's brilliant discovery that anything can be used as a weapon "of mass destruction". But I bet drones don't count, huh?
Most noble goal — Pursued in a most criminal and unproductive way.
For terrorism is the blowback vengeance caused by trading Western war materials for Middle-East oil. A reality fully comprehended by our voting majority most greedy, our 51% most wealthy.
Problem is, in the grand scheme of things the Boston boys and their Boston twin bombings, they are in violation of the highest law on earth, that the rich ruling-class, the 25% most wealthy, shall have absolute rule over the earth.
To prove the harm in it, that’s what I always say.
We now live in a nation of nonsense. And apparently, most of the people around us are way too stupid or brainwashed to notice. "Weapon of mass destruction". You've got to be kidding. You can see why they didn't want him talking to a lawyer. The FBI was probably making these threats to interrogate, but if he had a chance to talk to a lawyer the lawyer would crack up laughing at that charge…… and know it would be beaten in court very easily. Now you know why they just broke the constitution in denying him his rights.
In case any of the brainwashed read this, a "weapon of mass destruction" is defined as some sort of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon. The basic definition is that its something that could take out an entire city, or at least a major portion of a city. The bomb the US exploded at Hiroshima was a weapon of mass destruction that killed tens of thousands of people. The bomb at the Boston Marathon is more akin to what the KKK or Boston's Irish mob have used for decades and killed three people. Those deaths and all the injuries are tragic, but to call this a WMD is laughable.
FBI Entrapment Sting Operation gone wrong.
So he is putting all this in writing? Religion? WMD? Rule of law?
The USA does what he is accused of ALL THE TIME.
I cannot believe there is any evidence for this ludicrous charge. Is he conscious?
I think there's kind of a strategy behind this rude persistence: in a decade or two, WMD becomes a normal way to denote something special people get to have and you don't. The next generation will understand that meaning, and there won't be a sense of the evolution of it's use (or, in fact, the false narratives that promoted it). If today you feel a little sorry for people who tolerate it, their kids will feel none of your scorn.
ANTIWAR.COM needs to do some serious gumshoe investigative reporting. One, the older brother was taken naked, in handcuffs very much alive. Then he turns up dead. Two, the younger brother was not caught in a "firefight" with cops. He was unarmed when he attempted to surrender from the boat he was hiding in. Next thing we know, he tried to "kill himself" when photographic evidence clearly shows he was unarmed while trying to exit from his hiding place. Third, FBI and law enforcement authorities clearly lied when they claimed "We need the public's help in identifying the two suspects". FBI interviewed the older brother in 2011 at THEIR HOME. So clearly FBI knew who these brothers were and where they lived. The could have picked them up at any time but chose not to. ANTIWAR.COM NEEDS TO ASK THE ALL IMPORTANT QUESTION AS TO WHY THEY WERE NOT PICKED UP WHEN THEY WERE NAMED AS THE PRIME AND ONLY SUSPECTS………….
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