Sponsored Content
« White House: We're Diligently Endeavoring To Defintively Determine if Syria Use Chemical Weapons, Thereby Politically Embarrassing Us*
*We Have the Same Team Trying to Find Out What Happened In Benghazi**
**And Also Fast & Furious
| Main | Early Open Blog/The Pecking Order of Nerdly Pursuits »
April 26, 2013

Gutsy Call on That Miranda Warning: Method of Detonation May Suggest 3rd Bomber At Bombsite

They seem to believe that the bombs were detonated line of site, by radio remote control.

I'm not sure why they conclude this next part: Ergo, the Tsarnaev's themselves could not have detonated them, and so there is a third party who manned the RCs.

I do not get that last leap, though, as I thought that last picture of the murderous brothers leaving the bomb site had them pretty close to the bombs. Not so close to be hit, but close enough to be moving with the fleeing crowd (and not even out in front of the fleeing crowd).

But it's worth keeping an eye on. I await the explanation for that Step 2 in the logic that seems to be missing at the moment.

Either way-- the evidence suggests that this bomb design did not come off he internet, but was a design they were taught by an experienced bomb-builder. So that would be a 3rd party about which we have no information (Gozar claimed no one else was involved, and I'm tired of writing his real name).

Meanwhile, Powerline asks if there's a cover-up in the administration messaging on all this. It's a question that immediately struck me -- remember when Gozar was still in the hospital and barely conscious and the administration put out the word he was "cooperative"?

Two things: How cooperative can you be when you're sedated, and further, how do you know if someone is being cooperative (honest) or lying? Given that you have not yet had a chance to check any of his claims out?

For example, one of Gozar's first claims, I believe, was "We acted alone." Word goes out to the media: He's "cooperating."

Um, how do you know he's cooperating before you've conducted a thorough investigation? How do you know that's not just a cover story to protect the rest of the cell?

Is this not the most obvious question ever posed? Don't people in terrorist cells typically lie about other members, yet uncaptured, who may or may not be in the cell?

Let's just say that the Obama Administration has shown a strong preference for tidy narratives that avoid any Al Qaeda complications. They like neat little "Move on, nothing to see here" narratives, narratives which do not include any additional requirements of the Administration and thus nothing more to fail at.

They like easy solutions.

Maybe Gozar and Tamarlan got radicalized by that YouTube video. That sure would be helpful for the Administration! We already took care of that problem!

Conclusion: He must be "cooperating" if he says that. We know it's true. It's helpful, ergo it must be true.

Now, the reason I didn't post this speculation earlier is that it's possible the sources said Ghozar was responsive, or said "cooperative" but meant only "responsive."

Responsive isn't as good as cooperative, but it is better than Absolute Silence. At least you can confront someone with their lies if they're giving you responsive (but false) answers.

But this administration really deserves no trust at all on its statements about terrorism. They've lied too many times, and always with the same motive: To spare themselves criticism or the demands of a public for action.

digg this
posted by Ace at 06:27 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "Farmers in my AO are wondering if they'll be able ..."

Common Tater: "Illegally importing a new electorate IS treason in ..."

Mark1971: "Babylon Bee: No One Else At Vatican Able To Receiv ..."

Holy Crap: "Left it at the repair shop. The Aristocrats. ..."

Ordinary American: "What about taking showers with his daughter? Creep ..."

Mr Aspirin Factory: "Atlanta is a fucking scary-ass place. ..."

Lemmiwinks: "Cheney and Hutchinson is the worst lesbian porn fe ..."

Victor Davis Hanson: "Little much, Ace. I winced. ..."

Squid: "Liking my new # ..."

Mike Hammer, etc., etc. : " Granny is spry. Spry and swole. Posted by: bear ..."

Zelenskyy: "nah they've all forgotten about it. I'm the only P ..."

ace: ">>I thought "goblin mode" was the opposite of "sla ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64