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April 20, 2013

Why and/or how?

Filed under: Radicalization,Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Philip J. Palin on April 20, 2013

On Friday night the President articulated what many are thinking, “…why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence?  How did they plan and carry out these attacks, and did they receive any help?  The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers.  The wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again, deserve answers.”

In the case of the Tsarnaev brothers we have already put together some answers that will be difficult to amend, such as:  Big bad brother recruits sweet little brother to join him in murderous outburst.

We are not quite sure — yet — what precisely motivated big brother.  An uncle says he is an angry loser, a boxing buddy claims he is an alienated outsider, there are vague suggestions of a long-time pattern of simmering violence, growing religious intolerance, a very thin skin. Each of us has our own spectral adversary which we tend to project.

My hypothesis tends toward mobility, modernity, and absent meaning.

The boys divorced parents are currently in Russia.  There’s an ashamed uncle in Maryland, a shocked aunt in Canada.  “Close” friends discuss having most recently exchanged a text or some other digital communication in February.  On a social media site the younger brother identified his personal priorities as “career and making money.”  His twitter feed consists mostly of banal references to pop lyrics.

I glance at these initial reports and a complicated theory of how good and evil reside in each of us is reinforced.  I hear or read second-hand reports from which I cherry-pick bits and pieces that conform with my expectations and — by the way — reconfirm my wisdom.

A friend dismisses “why” questions even as he is tenacious in asking and answering “how” questions.  For him asking why implies purpose and presumes purpose is deterministic.  He has decided purpose is mostly after-the-fact human justification, rationalization, and telling ourselves stories.

I hope there are plenty who agree with my friend involved with deciphering the Tsarnaevs’ history. But I will continue to ask why, even as I try to resist self-justifying answers.

How helps.  How can often be answered precisely.  Many, maybe even most, whys lack precise answers. But if my “why” is honest and open it compels me to listen to you much more carefully. If you ask me why and also stop to listen for my response we have moved into a shared relationship around the question.

For someone concerned about mobility, modernity, and absent meaning this shared relationship is itself a big part of the answer.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 6:54 am

Was it Eric Fromm who wrote “Escape From Freedom”?

The modern world is full of uncertainty and challenges and easy answers and beliefs provide some relief to some!

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 7:02 am

From Wikipedia:

Seligmann Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.[1]

[hide] 1 Life
2 Psychological theory 2.1 Six orientations
2.2 Fromm’s influence on other notable psychologists

3 Critique of Freud
4 Political ideas and activities
5 Criticism
6 Bibliography 6.1 Early work in German
6.2 Later works in English

7 See also
8 References
9 External links

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 7:03 am

It is Erich Fromm not Eric!

Comment by HGRATTAN

April 20, 2013 @ 7:32 am


I will go along with people’s needs for: mobility, modernity, and absent meaning.

People want and need “purpose” a valid reason for living their lives. Human lives void of purpose are more susceptible to radicalization. The radical cause can provide purpose.

The literature on counter-radicalization is substantial but largely inconclusive. The same can be said about counter terrorism writ large.

Terrorism is a wicked problem. See Treverton’s wicked problems:

See also NYPD’s Radicalization in the West: http://www.nypdshield.org/public/SiteFiles/documents/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

Semper Paratus

Comment by Philip J. Palin

April 20, 2013 @ 8:03 am

Bill and Mr. Grattan:

Thanks. Two Erich Fromm quotes that seem germane:

“If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?”

“The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”

Mr. Grattan, I agree there is a great deal about this problem-set that we barely begin to understand. Some aspect of this intellectual anemia results from a deep reluctance to recognize what we share with the terrorists. Given a few of your references, perhaps it is not inappropriate to suggest there may be a log in our eyes. I am not implying a causal connection. Our blindness does not justify their violence. I am wanting to encourage self-critique as contributing to more fully understanding others. From your comments, I perceive self-critique is embedded in your personal practice.

But even for any who might be more clear-eyed, surely this is a Wicked Problem… which reminds me of another Fromm quote:

“Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.”

And as you wrote, worth taking a deep breath.

Comment by Michael Brady

April 20, 2013 @ 9:09 am


The quality of the discourse at Homeland Security Watch never fails to amaze me. Even without deep breathes the erudition shown here trumps all but a few of the pundits and essentially every last one of the clueless nitwits passed off as journalists on the 24 hour cable news advertising outlets. Keep it coming.

Comment by JD

April 20, 2013 @ 10:10 am

Interesting perspective in Slate from Dave Cullen, author of Columbine; perhaps these terrorists were more simply perpetrators of mass violence for other psychosocial reasons; certainly the Bonnie and Clyde-style robbery of the 7/11 and the slaying of the MIT officer fit more of the apolitical violence theme. Glad they caught one of ’em alive; maybe we can get some insight.

Link to Cullen article:

As a sidebar, I also find it interesting that the Obama “rule of law” administrative invoked the public safety clause to delay the Miranda rights of the surviving perp.

Comment by Michael Brady

April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm


Agreed. Slate has been getting more of this right than a lot of the other “print” outlets.

I wrote to Emily Bazelon this morning to compliment her on a very nice piece she put together at the end of what must have been a very day yesterday.

“Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights?”


Comment by Philip J. Palin

April 20, 2013 @ 12:34 pm


Thanks very much. As my Thursday post (pre-identification of the Tsarnaev brothers) should suggest, I am pre-disposed to much of Mr. Cullen’s speculation. My working hypothesis is much more oriented to Clockwork Orange than 24 or Homeland. But a hypothesis with so little data isn’t worth much.

I had decided to stay quiet — working on my deep breathing, as Mr. Grattan has advised — until reading the Boston Globe editorial that follows.

The Globe’s focus on “radicalization” suggests the problem is — principally and obviously — an external threat, a kind of moral or intellectual contagion that insidiously targets the young. The solution is protective: “monitoring, countering with moderate appeals, reaching out to vulnerable young people — and calling the authorities when necessary.”

Even if we confirm that one or both of the brothers had been radicalized (this is far from well-established) the other side of this condition is a “vulnerability” to purpose, relationship, adventure, inspiration, and a meaningful life. Each of these stories — Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Times Square Bomber, the Underwear Bomber, etc. — have their particular tragically absurd aspect, but what they seem to share are young men who have horribly lost their way on the road of trials. They become the dragons, monsters, and other evil ones of our modern age.

I am not suggesting this diagnosis leads to a confident therapeutic prescription. I am not yet making this diagnosis of the Tsarneavs. I am arguing it is entirely too soon to diagnose radicalization and, in any case, the Boston Globe editorial board’s prescription is so banal that I am concerned it is more likely to spread disease than contain it.


NO ONE in Boston will forget the drama of the manhunt for two brothers suspected in the Marathon bombings. Nor will anyone forget the courage of the officers involved, including Sean Collier of the MIT police, who lost his life, and MBTA Transit officer Richard H. Donahue Jr., who was seriously injured. On Thursday night and Friday, residents of Greater Boston experienced the type of siege that most see only in movies. All along, though, the cooperation among authorities, victims, and an intensely engaged public made it clear there was no way for the bombers to escape accountability by remaining undetected.

The brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in surveillance images to have dropped off bomb-laden backpacks near the finish line. Their baseball-capped faces look like those of ordinary young men almost anywhere in the country. But they also fit the profile of a growing danger faced by American communities: disaffected young people, prone to one form of radicalization or another, hoping to act out their frustrations in a blaze of carnage.

It’s a threat that Boston and the rest of America will be contending with for the foreseeable future. As global networks, such as the Al Qaeda operation that struck on 9/11, lose their leaders and their maneuvering room, smaller groups and individuals, operating with home-made weapons, will become more prominent.

As of Friday evening, authorities were probing the six months Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly spent outside the United States in early 2012; investigators are looking for links to overseas terrorists. The brothers are just the kind of young people such networks are pursuing: amateur operatives with “clean hands” — that is, no previous ties to radical groups to put them on watch lists. But the brothers could just as easily have been “self-radicalized,” like the chaplain who perpetuated the shootings at Fort Hood.

The Tsarnaevs came to the United States from the former Soviet Central Asia. Their family originally comes from Chechnya, which fought two bloody wars of independence, and where some fighters came to embrace radical Islam. The younger brother, Dzhokhar, made connections with friends and neighbors in Cambridge, where he won a local scholarship, and at UMass Dartmouth, where he studied and played sports. Yet news accounts Friday suggested he readily followed the lead of his brother, a boxer who once declared he had no American friends. Tamerlan, in his frustration, seems to have found solace in the teachings of an extreme Salafist imam, whose speeches are referenced on a YouTube account bearing Tamerlan’s name.

Though all this may feel exotic to many Bostonians — distant and alien — the basic storyline is not. Young people without secure family relationships and communities are prone to radicalism of many varieties. The appeal of a charismatic imam isn’t all that different than a charismatic white supremacist, anti-abortion militant, or animal-rights extremist: All have been known to motivate bombings in the past.

The burden of keeping young people from embracing radicalism falls, inevitably, on parents and families, communities, and ultimately law enforcement. The FBI and other agencies closely monitor the Internet activity of extremist groups, and must strive to adapt their intelligence-gathering capacities to the latest ways that young people communicate with each other. Local police must embrace that mission as well. On the home front, parents can monitor their children’s Internet addictions and associations, seeking help when needed. And where there are no family members, others must fill the gap.

Ironically, such connections existed for the Tsarnaevs through schools and universities. Both young men availed themselves of Massachusetts public higher education. Cambridge, with its earnest embrace of diversity, was seemingly among the most hospitable of environments for newcomers from overseas, and practicing Muslims. And yet it appears that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev found radicalism — or it found them.

This is a threat that can’t be contained through fences or wars, even though new security efforts should be pursued. Rather, it has to be fought at the human level. The best way to protect communities in Boston and across the nation is by combating foul and extremist ideologies of all stripes, through monitoring, countering with moderate appeals, reaching out to vulnerable young people — and calling the authorities when necessary.

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

JD! Do we know which organization’s officer actually arrested the alleged perp?

And Michael any chance that Emily Bazelon is the daughter or granddaughter of the famous DC Circuit Judge that erected the modern legal standard for “Insanity” overturning the McNaughton Rule established by the English courts if memory serves?

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

This is in no way justification for anything but its apparent that fallout from WWI [an event that I believe was suicidal for Western Civilization–and note that we don’t call it Christendom!] may continue its legacy into the 21st Century! Why? Woodrow Wilson hoping that WWI was in fact the war to end all wars preached SELF-Determination for the populations that did not have nation-state status in 1914 and of course at least 3 Empires ended in WWI. The Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman.

But Wilson soon discovered that SELF-DETERMINATION was not a simple concept in the checkerboard of the world and its geography and demography. The KURDs still without a nation-state were IMO the largest group left out but in the Balkans and Caucesss

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 1:34 pm


Caucesus [sic] many problems were left over! Even today the post-Soviet Russian Federation has 82 entities and wondering what Americans are taught about that array of population.

A Chinese American friend told me that there were over 50 Chinese dialects and often the Chinese cannot understand others from different parts of China.

And then of course Africa and other areas of equivalent complexity.

Seems plenty of work for language polymaths and students of the “other”!
It is certainly a complicated world outside our front doors.

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

JD! I read your link to the Emily Bazelon article and largely agree with her analysis.

I assisted in the creation of the first three editions of the Raven-Hansen and Dycus Cases and Materials on National Security Law. Before the first edition Peter Raven-Hanses a friend and neighbor asked me if I thought such a case book was necessary? I said absolutely and now am informed National Security law studies, in particular with a domestic focus, is the most popular elective in US law schools.

My recommendation of course was based on the following: Usually after 20-30 years of practice most lawyers in America if nothing else are bored. Why? Repetitive transactions are the laws money makers including the almost 50% of fees generated by personal injury work. But after that 20 -30 years some of the lawyers decide to go into politics, some much earlier. And I hoped that some of those future mayors, chief executives, State delegates and senators might just end up federal judges, and Members of Congress and perhaps Cabinet Officaldom and even President. Thus, national security discourse would not be a complete unknown in their tool kits. It has worked out that way IMO. Not always successfully of course.

And I remain almost totally ignorant of criminal law and law enforcement of criminal statutes.

Often overlooked in the analysis that followed 9/11/01 a case entitled EXXON v. US [I believe arising out of Exxon Valdez but perhaps not] the SCOTUS ruled that NO repeat NO grandjury testimony or transcripts could be reviewed by DoJ attorneys to determine if civil fines,forfeitures, and other penalties could be determined and proceeded upon. This had an even more chilling impact on the FISA criminal prosecution exchange that was blocked by a Deputy AG memo prior to the Patriot Act being adopted. And most ofthat latter ohtion uionieeeilin

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 2:04 pm


And most of that latter statute [the Patriot Act] had been on the DoJ wish list for years.

If the Criminal Divison and the Grand Jury transcripts had been made available from the 1993 WTC bombing to the IC perhaps 9/11/01 would have been discovered or deflected. Because those findings and transcripts revealed a history of AQ and its threat to the US!

Comment by Dan OConnor

April 20, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

There are many vectors that this drama will take. Unfortunately, the 3 dead and nearly 200 injured may not have as much interest in those vectors as say, CNN, FOX, CNBC, et al. Was it two sociopaths bent on mayhem or recently radicalized Muslims? In either case as far as the perpetrators go, they’ll believe themselves and their actions rational.

The interesting argument to try the captured attacker as an enemy combatant is an interesting and slippery slope. All that said, the brothers’ behavior will studied intently.

Did they do research? How did they come to know about the security envelope degradation at races like this? Did they rehearse? These tradecraft questions would be beneficial in a forensic examination of past and present activities.

Returning to school and their lives hours after the event points to a dissociative behavior that’s pretty astounding. Whether hubris, ignorance, or some other combination of attitudes, the fact that the brothers stayed in the attacked area oozes contempt on the one hand and narcissism on the other.

The complete lack of empathy is frightening but not surprising. Walking behind those people with the knowledge and intent to cause grievous bodily harm and death demonstrates what people are capable of.
What would have been a diabolical twist would have been someone engaging these “terrorists” (meaning if ones definition is a political one shaped by the use of violence) themselves with personally owned weapons. Or being unable to defend themselves.

It will come up. It is a startling twist of time and issues condensed into 100 hours of mayhem. No amount of research, rhetoric, or legislation will bring back the 8 year old boy, the Chinese National attending BU as a student, and the hustling restaurant manager.

It’s really a starting capacity humans have in terms of moving forward. It is a necessity to push on and persevere and one would amount it to a thread of resilience. Some may be slightly dismissive that only three people were killed and it could have been worse. I don’t think it can get any worse for those who lost those three family members. Fate is fickle and any number of circumstances may have impacted the fatalities and injuries. Balancing expectation with reality is very difficult and our expectation of life, freedom of movement, and way of life has been challenged once again.

All that being said, I’d simply ask all those who participate in this forum to reflect on their own good fortune and freedom. Life is a beautiful thing. We should endeavor to make the most of it as tomorrow is not promised.

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 20, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

amen! Thanks DAN!

Comment by Philip J. Palin

April 21, 2013 @ 3:35 am

Bill: Thanks for the link. You’re right, an important, constructive, and timely comment.

Comment by Philip J. Palin

April 21, 2013 @ 3:39 am

In Saturday’s New York Times Charles Blow reads Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter feed and finds a pattern of emerging darkness that I did not notice: The Mind of a Terror Suspect.

In the Sunday Globe Kevin Cullen reports on a Saturday night gathering of First Responder’s at JJ Foley’s on Boston’s southside. An example of thankfulness as recommended by Dan: For Emergency Workers, A Moment Away

Further to Dan’s point, as I review comments here and otherwise I perceive among many:

1. A profound sense of empathy for — and desire to practically help — the victims and survivors of the Boston attack.

2. A sustaining sense of being inspired by the courage and compassion demonstrated by dozens and dozens of bystanders who quickly turned to the needs of strangers.

3. Appreciation for the competence of police, emergency services personnel, health care providers and other professionals who responded so quickly to urgent need and engaged so effectively in finding the attackers.

4. Recognition that — as my colleague Arnold Bogis has highlighted — the time/place of the attack served to dramatically demonstrate that preparedness does save lives.

5. A realistic — but not fatalistic — sense that we are and will be vulnerable to attacks of this sort and worse. There is a readiness to learn from the event and a related sense of restraint to avoid drawing premature conclusions or allocate of blame.

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 21, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

Apparently the dead older brother had been interviewed in the past by the FBI and DHS used that interview to deny or withhold citizenship! Blowback?

Comment by Christopher Tingus

April 22, 2013 @ 6:54 am

From James Madison (1785):

“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. But, in reality it will be an Enemy from within” –

From the words of Samuel Adams in (1775):

“No People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they be easily subdued, when knowledge is wide spread and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign invaders” –

While Madame Secretary who I call for your resignation in permitting known convicts to be released into our ‘Main Street USA” under your watch as politicizing the sequester as some valid reason and the arrest in suspicion of breach of faith, treason of Barry Obama and Hillary Clinton standing shoulder to shoulder in blatant lie for self-serving purpose as our brave American Patriots were left behind at the “Benghazi Massacre” and further….

…the White House Doors are now shuttered from our kids who will be visiting Washington DC with classmates only to peer through the gates to see rappers at last week’s White House party to the select few again seeing the elegance in Michelle Obama not only shak’n her booty on late night television, but now at White House party…

Open The White House Doors Now!

…for those brave Patriots, the men and women on the 911 flight who yelled, “Let’s rock ‘n roll” and gave Life to assure that the heart of our nation – OUR WHITE HOUSE – w/temporary guests – would not be pierced and destroyed by terrorists seeking our demise and it is their kids, their nephews and nieces who are being shuttered out of their own WHITE HOUSE with DOORS Closed to them while this perverse and divisive White House and its focus of slavery issues being foremost in Barry and Michelle Obama’s conveyance of what is obviously their priority of American history and nothing more…

Do not undervalue the terrorists for they too hear that the United States of America could Not deploy an aircraft carrier to a region because of costs…while you who voted for this “Chicago city street slicker” and nothing more in his pledge not to Constitution and to ‘ol Glory and our Judeo-Christian values where eight month term babies and even born babies are being slaughtered so…Life so unimportant from within…never mind on our Boston streets where we promise no one will take our American spirit from our streets and lexington and Concord….Not the White House for certain as we shall never forget the “Benghazi Massacre” and calls for barry Obama and Hillary Clinton who watched from the White House situation room and F-16s readied an hour away in Italy and no call…yet F-16s sent to the Islamic Brotherhood in Cairo….what weakness we show to the world…our Constitution now tattered on its edges by those from within who seek to undermine our America and its spirit, a Congressional make up across the aisle only to serve themselves….

Why and or How?

A champion in Frederick Douglass as he clearly stated:

Find out just what People will submit to, and you have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress” –

This short sighted WH who stands and cautions for us not to make assumptions as to who was behind the brutal attack here in Boston, a city and fellow citizens and First Responders who are proud of our nation and are ready to stand with muskets raised high and close to the vest for all lawful purpose, strong and unified in spirit…well, We see the weakness of those we “entrust” by precious vote and their self-serving ways….and you can bet, those seeking our demise see the same quite clearly!

Imagine hearing Michelle Obama stating that she has never been proud of our country…what blasphemy towards our Judeo-Christian values and a nation standing in the majority as White seeing a nation vote a supposed Black man into office, though fool hearty as Barry Obama is a half white man leaving Black America five years later still with double digit unemployment, never mind unable to follow through in pledge of a one year term if unable to address the budget deficit, now far more than $10.6 trillion and something more like $16.7 trillion…and you don’t think those seeking our demise see this disparagement of our American values and way of Life!

While Boston is proud and we have the utmost Respect for each and every First Responder, the men and women proudly wearing their badge over their heart and willingly placing their Life each and every day to serve public safety, to keep us safe…and we say, Bravo in carrying out your job so well and thank you for keeping us safe, though many of us adhering to the wishes of public safety officials to stay in our homes and many of still holding our muskets high and close to the vest for all lawful purpose safeguarding our family and self while First Responders sought out those perpetrators who so willingly killed and so brutally attacked innocent people, loving and caring people, young and old…

Let’s begin by Opening the White House Doors to our kids who deserve better and begin enforcing our existing gun laws, not imposing ineffective and unnecessary and unconstitutional gun control where we responsibly keep hundreds of millions of a variety of weapons close to our vest for all lawful purpose and for reason and as pledged to us by our insightful forefathers who warned us of imposing government which today now see Michelle Obama telling us what we and our kids should eat and seeing folks this past week scaring parents in telling them that their kids, their children are Not theirs, but the community’s children…Thanks, but no thanks…we’ll keep our muskets high and close to our vest for all lawful purpose and support our Dad and Grandparents who are cops and firefighters and EMT’s (see: http://www.bigdiglifevest.com) and as they, not Barry Obama and politicians from both sides of the corrupt government we see, running into the World Trade Center…running to the Boston Marathon explosions and my seeing a well organized and incredibly prepared First Responders coming into Boston and into harm’s way from miles and miles away from metro Boston law enforcement resources to assist in any way possible..What bravery and what cowardice we see from the WH who cannot even call terrorism terror….and reading between the lines in this brutal incident imposed on us as proud Bostonians, caring individuals, proud of our Judeo-Christian values…a WH who stands and warns us not to come to any conclusions when we are tired of supporting Islamic terrorists such as the Egyptian Brotherhood and having back room door meetings with the “Brutes of Tehran” with our precious youth’s blood on their hands…

Stand tall for our police officers, our firefighters/EMT’s and for our values and it is no wonder to me as a proud American of Hellenic heritage that this “Chicago city street slicker” asks, Why/and or How for he is so willing to bow and kiss the King of another sovereign nation far beyond our borders and so raptured by the Muslim faith and so prepared in knowing the lines of the Qur’an that despite our openness to my faith, Greek orthodoxy and your s of Catholicism and my friend and neighbors who in fact are loving and peaceful People and who in fact follow the readings of the Qur’an and the Muslim faith so chosen by 1.2+ billion strong with no considerations of any of us seeking to do injustice or impose our values on another….w/this WH who 50% of you have chosen and nearly 50% of us voted to oust the bum, the weakness we display when we cannot deploy an aircraft carrier into Middle East waters and the same to China and the “KGB Putinites” and this WH closes the doors to our White House and our kids so willingly and leaves behind our brave Patriots and spews blatant lies for Hillary and Barry’s self-serving ways and you attempt to take guns away and crate registry from a government we distrust in so many ways only because of such corruptness, seeking to tax and fees much like The King of England our forefathers fled…

…and one asks, Why/and or how? Let;s begin again in the spirit as our brave First Responders and We the people of metro Boston and New England displayed at seen again and again at the Bruins and Red Sox games and on our streets and in our history at Lexington and or Concord and so many more communities where muskets were raised high for all lawful purpose and We showed strength then and now here in Boston, yet when we arrest some little guy about some unknown flick and no arrests made when we were so attacked at the “Benghazi Massacre” and no arrests made months and months later knowing who conducted the brutal attack…and we cannot deploy an aircraft carrier and we send billions to known Islamic terrorists in Cairo while snubbing Israel and seeing barry Obama bowing to those he quickly addressed after his first election apologizing for America, I (we) continue to ask, Why/ and or how for We are America and in the spirit We the People and our brave First Responders have shown, we have nothing to apologize for and we cherish our Judeo-Christan values and open our doors to all faith and afford a freedom of religious choice to everyone, yet We are not as fool hearty as some folks believe we are and so weakened…We Love our nation and we expect gun laws already existing on the books to be enforced with no new guns control necessary and immigration laws to be enforced….enough is enough!

We need not cower to anyone and especially Muslim extremists who have so blatantly displayed their hatred for our ideals and to them by the way, keep an eye over your shoulder for Germany is filling the void of a weakened American foreign policy and tanks and weapons are being manufactured and sent throughout the Middle East as Germany builds a new Confederate of Middle East states as allies and will be your demise for certain as well as ours as our adversary eventually once again as it brings the world to War!

God Bless America!

Open the White House Doors Now! Our history Barry and Michelle Obama comprises far more than slavery issues of the past and for many of us seeing what is taking shape in the evidently corrupt and self-serving beltway today, the enslavement issues of 2013, thwarting American innovation and allowing aspiring and entrepreneurial folks to reach to the stars and beyond and not worry about the government seeking to take from those who are focused in self-discipline and reward the indolent!

Let;s be able to express ourselves freely for in the words again of my champion, Frederick Douglass: “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence” –

…and to Hillary and Barry Obama, you are Not above the law and We shall never forget the “Benghazi Massacre” and your blatant lies….

God Bless us all! The road ahead seems quite uncertain especially if leadership continues to be so divisive and so contrary to the Judeo-Christian values of our nation! Unemployment remains high w/George Bush long gone and a budget deficit which is beyond control and in keeping with Barry Obama’s pledge to Hussein Obama and his socialist and leftist ways and those of Bill Ayers, so contrary to who we are as the most charitable People responsible to uphold the Constitution…

Christopher Tingus
“Main Street USA”
PO Box 1612
Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA

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