Someone needs to get a picture of Rep. Chaffetz in his Tin-foiled-hat!Serisouly - He's taking the bombers Mother's side on this?She's already on the FBI Terrror watch list, and Chaffetz is taking her
side of the story?honestly -- This guy is the Poter-Child of
what it means to means to be "radicalized".
I didnt think we elected people to the FBI
George- What? I don't understand what you walking past armed guards and
your assumption that I walk past ski lifts means. You talk about people who get
ahead of facts, yet you make assumptions that because I live in PC my life is
somehow inferior to yours because you have to walk past an armed guard? I
don't get it, please explain. I believe you mean soldiers, and
acutely right? Someone with a NY address and working in a building with armed
guards should know better. Maybe you need to come skiing?
""We're going to need months to let this play out," Chaffetz
said.Well, yes. And this event happened in the US, in a safe US
city, where investigators can do their work freely.But in Libya...
oh no. We needed information about what happened in real time. There was no
time to do a more deeper dive into the facts. We needed to know exactly who,
how, and all other conditions within hours of the events.... in Libya, half a
world away.Chaffetz comments here are reasonable. Is reasonable to
worry their indeed may be others. It is indeed reasonable to give authorities
the time to do their jobs. Chaffetz is spot on here... I have no issues. But
what I do object to is his near constant appearances on FoxNews just after the
Libya attacks - demanding instant answers - that is what I object to.Perhaps, over time, he has developed more reasonable expectations. Who knows.
I will give him the benefit of doubt here.
This clown is the king of conspiracy theorists. He has no business being in the
I agree with Chaffetz, we should look at all angles, that being said, the most
dangerous place to be in America is between Jason and a TV camera.
Big brother sold drugs, his wife worked long hours to support the family.
"Mischa" pulled the strings and found a couple of losers he could
manipulate.This bombing likely cost less than $500 (three pressure
cookers were the most expensive part). They didn't have to travel. In
fact, they had NO PLAN AT ALL than to just blow something up.Maybe
"Mischa" is actually "mommy"?
Ok...did I miss something here? What I heard was Congressman Chaffetz wondering
if the "officials" were getting ahead of the facts. He said he's
"not convinced" they were lone wolves, and wondered why the instant
characterization of them was as self-radicalized operators. I happen to agree
with him that we should all keep an open mind.I also agree with
other posters here re the lack of evidence of any visible means of support
(other than the wife's meager income). That should be a red flag in the
light of the substantial outlay required to arm themselves as they have and
produce their bombs. So who IS funding these guys?
Chaffetz is a genius!
Chaffetz has clearly been watching too much of Glenn Beck. What a joke. I'm
so glad that chaffetz can spend his time on lame conspiracies without any facts
rather than fix... You know... The economy
But after all his bluster, he did add a caveat. He finally said, "Let
investigators do their work."Yes, Jason. Good idea.
Jason is on the 'homeland security committee' and is so bold as to
think that he represents the people who want answers?The well-heeled
media receive directives on where the people's thoughts 'need' to
Chaffetz at his usual best, using any opportunity to get his face and voice in
the media! But amazingly enough he might be onto something. He states "I
worry that they were radicalized". If there is anyone who can recognize
radical it would be Chaffetz, after spending as much time and effort as he has
smoozing the radical right!
Honestly? Chaffetz should put up or shut up. There is nothing of value and
nothing to be gained by attention seeking speculation.
We have seen nothing about these brothers to indicate they had well paying
employment to finance building bombs or acquiring the "arsenal" they had
assembled. The wife of the older one worked as a home health aide to support the
family. Would that have covered the above expenses and travel to Russia? Another
recent article indicates the mother was on a "watch" list and she had a
conviction for shop-lifting. She might be part of the larger network, and almost
certainly the brothers had help. I didn't see anything wrong with the
@joseyI think what is prudent depends on if you often walk past
heavily armed solders in body armor as I do or if you walk past ski lifts as you
do. It becomes accutly obvious the potential for harm if people come to the
wrong conclusion because they rushed out ahead of the facts when you are being
stared down by a guy with a gun.
tolstoy- I'm guessing a Congressman has a few more facts than you or I.
Agree? If the older brother was already on a watch list, spent 6 months in
Russia while his wife remained home working to support him, it's not even a
little bit of a stretch to think these guys had help. Maybe not help in the
actual bombing, but help in the planning and possible financing. Besides,
Chaffetz only said that he isn't convinced. He didn't say no way, no
how that these guys acted alone. Come to think of it, that is prudent.
@josey We have seen were the the thought processes that run out
ahead of the facts gets us (patriot act, internment camps, us citizens held
without charges) I will follow the fact before I offer MY theories but thanks.
Prudent thoughts do not rush out ahead of the facts josey.
Hey George- instead of ripping on OUR congressman, why don't you give us
YOUR theories? Thinking these two youngsters did this alone, is not the most
popular opinion in America right now. Most people think they were a part of a
larger network. That is not a conspiracy theory, just prudent thought.
this from the guy that has made a living off of consperecy theories. He clearly
knows what his audence wants to hear, got to give him that.