Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Did Boston Bombers Act Alone?

 Gary L. Bauer

We have been told repeatedly that the Tsarnaev brothers acted alone when they set off bombs during the Boston Marathon last month. But that narrative appears to be falling apart.

Two weeks after the bombing, three friends of the Tsarnaev brothers were arrested for disposing of evidence and lying to investigators. Now comes the news that a FBI agent shot and killed Ibragim Todashev in Orlando, Florida, just after midnight. Todashev, a Chechen immigrant, lived in Boston and knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He also had ties to Chechen rebels.

Todashev was initially cooperating with the FBI, but he attacked the agent after confessing to playing some role in the murders of three men in Boston, two of whom were Jewish. According to press reports, the men were "slaughtered" and their throats had been slit. The murders took place on September 11, 2011 -- the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Meanwhile, in London today a British soldier was brutally attacked and beheaded by jihadists. Rather than fleeing the scene of the crime, the men remained to celebrate the attack and videotaped each other saying, "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you." This video will likely become a big hit on Islamist websites, used to recruit more young fanatics to the cause of jihad.

When will the West wake up?