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Debra Heine deconstructs President Obama's fanciful, tin-eared comments after capture of 2nd Boston terrorist, and reminds us of the sad reality he ignores: "The Terrorists Didn't Fail"; David Remnick's curiously sympathetic column on Boston terrorists will likely go unmentioned by his media pals, esp. Charlie Rose; Anorak (U.K.) reports: American ignorance forces Czech ambassador to issue statement saying Czechs are not Chechens
A collection of pieces re the murderous Tsarnaev brothers and the Boston Marathon bombings that you may've missed since Friday night when President Obama pretended we hadn't seen what we all had seen for ourselves this past week. The Terrorists Didn't Fail, The American News Media Did.
Wishing doesn't make it so.
The Terrorists Didn't Fail
By Debra Heine
20 Apr 2013, 6:15 PM PDT
In response to Obama's rush to judgment:Read the rest of her insightful column here:
These words from Obama's weak and uninspired statement following the capture of the second terrorist rang hollow to my ears.,
"One thing we do know is that whatever hateful agenda drove these men to such heinous acts will not — cannot — prevail. Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed. They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because, as Americans, we refused to be terrorized.",
While Obama struggles to figure out what "hateful agenda" might have driven these men to such heinous acts, I have a newsflash for him.
They didn't fail.
Debra Heine's past columns are at:
Los Angeles Times
FBI: Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev followed 'radical Islam'
By Andrew Tangel and Ashley Powers
April 20, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
In the coming week, will Charlie Rose have his pal and New Yorker editor David Remnick on his PBS show or on the CBS Morning News so that Remnick can be asked some hard questions about his curious choice to write a sympathetic New Yorker column Saturday about the two terrorists, a column that in the end blamed both the U.S. and social media for what happened?
Yes, we all already know the answer to that question is no, and we also note for the record the absence of the word Beslan in Remnick's column.
Beslan as in murderous Beslan school hostage crisis of 2004:
Oh, THOSE Chechans!
American ignorance forces Czech ambassador to issue statement saying Czechs are not Chechens
POSTED: 20TH, APRIL 2013
DID you hear the CNN anchorman root the Boston Marathon bombing in “the Islamic Czech Republic”?, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and 6-year-old brother Tamerlan, 26, were born in Chechnya.
Ambassador Petr Gandalovič, Czech ambassador goes on the record:Read the rest of the post at:
I wonder what this presages for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February?
Even Putin can't lock up everyone in the city who isn't an Olympic employee.