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Subject:  They Led Normal Lives Date:  4/22/2013  9:22 AM
Author:  2828 Number:  678760 of 876060

....and so it begins...

As is now traditional in these stories, we’re now being told that the Brothers Tsarnaev are merely the latest card-carrying members of Local 473 of the Amalgamated Union of Lone Wolves. No broader pattern can be discerned, or should be discerned. All jihad is local. Nobody could have seen this coming:

Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared to lead normal lives

If by “normal lives”, you mean reported to the US Government by a major foreign power as possible terrorists, interviewed by the FBI, had your citizenship application put on hold, and cheerily posting a series of videos to YouTube as part of your “Terrorists” playlist. No doubt millions of people in America lead lives that “normal”.

The beatification of the pre-Marathon Tsarnaevs obscures a very disquieting pattern. As Michael Mukasey writes:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is the fifth person since 9/11 who has participated in terror attacks after questioning by the FBI. He was preceded by [Fort Hood "workplace violence" facilitator] Nidal Hasan; drone casualty Anwar al Awlaki; Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (born Carlos Leon Bledsoe), who murdered an Army recruit in Little Rock in June 2009; and David Coleman Headley, who provided intelligence to the perpetrators of the Mumbai massacre in 2008. That doesn’t count [Detroit's incoming Pantybomber] Abdulmutallab, who was the subject of warnings to the CIA that he was a potential terrorist.
I think the only question left to ask, besides why did we need to use so much force, is what did we as Americans do to make them this way? We need to dig down deep as a nation and really figure out how we can make potential terrorists stay here in America more enjoyable so they don't have to resort to violence and killing 8 year olds. Until we figure this out i'm afraid things like this will keep happening.
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