Boston officials: Info indicates Boston bombers planned more attacks, acted alone

Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino, appearing on “This Week,” today claimed that information indicates the Boston bombing suspects acted alone.

Another official claimed, on “Face the Nation,” that it appears that the brothers were planning more evil attacks.

Twitter users aren’t convinced.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.

  • R.C.

    I don’t think we need to argue about them acting alone or not. Most rational folks understand they most likely did not act alone and we are not going to convince some people other wise.

    In the mean time;
    “..Investigators will interrogate the bomber, still seriously ill last
    night, without reading him his rights – using special “public safety”
    powers.”, reports the Mirror a UK mag, (linked from drudge I believe.)

    Does this frighten anyone?

    • IceColdTroll

      No – because he is under arrest but not charged in a criminal matter. No Miranda rights involved yet. They’re debating whether to charge him criminally or treat him as a foreign combatant, is how I read it elsewhere. Careful though, or some leftard will accuse us of hypocrisy because us right wingers don’t like all them ACLU rights n stuff.

  • kch50428

    Denial… or willful ignorance.

  • Jack Deth

    Where there is a weak younger brother. There is an older dominant Alpha brother.
    Where there is an older dominant Alpha brother. There is an Imam. Where there is an Imam. There is a mosque. Where there is a mosque. There is access to all kinds of pressure, intimidation and training under the guise of “religion”.

    Five will get you ten that Justice will intervene and kid brother will “slip through the cracks”. Again.

    • Liberty

      I don’t really buy the “weak younger brother” scenario. Maybe Dzokhar wasn’t as passionate about it as Tamerlan but he certainly didn’t look coerced or uncertain on the surveillance footage. His hat is backwards. He’s not wearing sunglasses. He doesn’t have a hoodie on & he’s not ducking his head or cringing like he’s being forced. He looks like he’s ambling along the street & relaxed.

  • puca58

    This is just Obama’s ‘move along, nothing to see here’ strategy that his minions will try to shove down our throats. I just pray that we do not allow him to get away with it again, a la Benghazi.

    • Sons Thunder

      Do you have some intelligence about this incident? If so, you should be in contact with the FBI.

  • IceColdTroll

    Please flag the spambot, everyone.

  • Axelgreaser

    INCREDIBLE: The left media is comparing a 19 year old man, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to a ‘boy’ led astray. At 19 I had a baby, full time job and carried a full load of classes at University, and I didn’t feel like a ‘boy.’ Though the Tsarnaev brothers planned to stage more carnage, the pathetic lap dog left wing commie press is already handing surviving brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev a suspiciously ‘caring liberal’ group ‘Boo Hoo’ as they did for Chris Dorner and in Tamarlan’s case, for falliing under the spell of deceased older brother Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who was clearly radical before he even arrived in America via Russian info given to our FBI. Also, Dzhokar “attended The Islamic Society of Boston which has links to the Muslim Brotherhood of whom our government funds abroad for some unknown reason. And the talking heads are spewing this whole ‘Svengali’ scenario on all cable outlets in advance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who among other injuries was shot in the throat, even before he’s been interviewed!

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Yep, but you’ve got them mixed up. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is the 19 yo, and the one in the hospital. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was 26 and is the dead brother.

  • Ryan Blair Miles

    They are investigating a 12-person terror cell and arrested 3 people in connection to the bombings BEFORE they even caught the bomber.

    • Sons Thunder

      The 12 person terror cell was reported by The Daily Mirror – you know, the tabloid formerly edited by Piers Morgan.

      • HelloThere

        And Reuters. And AP.

  • Momo

    I’m wondering why, even before photos of these terrorist were released to the public, the leader of the mosque where the older one attended was uninvited from the interfaith service in Boston where the President spoke? Did they have suspicions or know the older brother’s ID, but not inform the public of further danger?

    Also, when this first happened, the officials in Boston almost immediately encouraged people to get back to their regular daily lives as if there was no further threat. Too bad for that dead police officer, I guess…

    I really was surprised at their lack of urgency or concern of more viloence, considering they had no idea who these men were. I think that a message of great care and vigilance on behalf of the people around Boston and the country is a wiser course of action.

    I admire the first responders and don’t believe there is any government conspiracy, but I do think erring on the side of caution is the way to go when dealing with terrorist threats and activities. Remember, it was FBI who dismissed the older terrorist back onto the streets of Boston, even though he had been singled out as a possible terror threat back in 2011.

    Stating that these two worked alone, without even hearing from the living brother is highly speculative and questionable, in my opinion. I’d be shocked if there was not a cell or other support from the area or even overseas offering training and instruction to these two losers.

  • HelloThere

    So, then, where did they get the money?

  • Flock

    What a bunch of propogansa from all these officails!!!!

  • Guest

    If they acted alone, hoe did they drive a fancy car, dress so well and travel YET neither one had a job and no obvious means of financial support??? Hmmmm?

  • Charles Smith

    “Acted alone” must be a figure of speech here. Otherwise it’s a cruel joke.

  • Paul Citro

    These are our elected liberal officials, stupid as they come.