Posts tagged bombing
Posts tagged bombing
Political cartoonist Matt Bors, commenting on The New York Times' editorial, “Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal”. For peace’s sake, let’s unleash bombs. It’s only moral.
"This isn’t a movie and we aren’t the saviors."
This is echoing the pre-war drumbeats of military interventions both past and present. If that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, this should.
So what? His wife and child are American citizens, and he was here legally.
Isn’t that how public assistance ideally works? A temporary safety net, right? Relevant: “The state says both Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — his brother and the other bombing suspect — received welfare benefits as children through their parents while the family lived in Massachusetts. Neither was receiving benefits at the time of the bombing.”
Is that the story, the system operated as intended? Or is this non-news dressed up as news just so we hate the bomber (and by extension, his family) a teensy bit more?
I mean, we’re so generous to people living in poverty in this country, and we have no homeless or hungry people ever, so obviously this is big important news — it’s in no way related to some sort of stigma associated with welfare, nope, no sir. /sarcasm
This was necessary? Really?
Since the tragic bombing that took place in Boston on April 15, the Connecticut State Police has monitored all intelligence related to this investigation. Today, April 19, 2013, the Connecticut State Police received information from the Boston Investigation that a suspect vehicle could POSSIBLY be occupied by a wanted suspect. The vehicle is described by BOSTON AREA AUTHORITIES; the SUSPECT MAY BE OPERATING A: GRAY, HONDA, CRV Connecticut Troopers are posted strategically in our State and continue to communicate with Massachusetts authorities. THIS CASE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. ###END### LT. J. Paul Vance UPDATE: BOSTON POLICE HAVE REPORTEDLY RECOVERED THE VEHICLE ABANDONED, 10:29 AM EDT
Norwich (CT) Bulletin: “Connecticut and Massachusetts state police are searching for a gray Honda CRV, with Massachusetts license plate 316-ES9, that might be occupied by Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Police said they believe Tsarnaev is headed to New York.”
NBC now reports that train in CT has not been allowed to leave for New York, and that a third accomplice is being searched for on board. Reporting remains fluid.