Warfare in Boston, SWAT Army photos. In the streets of Boston and tributaries.
Constant danger: Scores of police and SWAT team members were surrounding the Boston suburb on Friday morning (photos: Daily Mail, once again scooping American media)
Do these two Muslim Brothers know al-Harbi?
Bombing Suspects Lauded Jihad IPT, April 18, 2013
While police in and around Boston hunt for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, information gathered from various social media outlets indicate that he and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, harbored radical Islamic beliefs.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed overnight as police closed in on him and the hunt for Dzhokhar remains active. An MIT security officer was shot and killed in the firefight.
This is believed to be Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Youtube page. Several of the posts feature radical Islamic rhetoric. In addition, a graphic video about Syria appears on Tsarnaev's page on a Russian version of Facebook.
The brothers came to the United States from Chechnya, a predominantly Muslim state which declared independence from Russia in 1991, resulting in years of violence and terrorist strikes. Another video Tsarnaev posted was simply called "Terrorists." But that video has been taken down. Yet another that was posted last summer, lauds "The promised emergence of the black flags from the promised land of Khorasan." It celebrates jihadis posing "with a flag of the Taliban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan," the Long War Journal reported. The video has an apocalyptic message anticipating a time when the forces of Islam, led by the Mahdi, the Guided One, will conquer the world prior to the Day of Judgment. Part of this battle will be the conquest of the Holy Land.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a boxer who told an interviewer in 2009 that he had no American friends. "I don't understand them," he said. An Amazon.com wish list believed to be Tamerlan's includes several books on forgery and the books The Lone Wolf And the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule and Allah's Mountains: The Battle for Chechnya, New Edition.
Eric Mercado, a former high school classmate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, told CNN that he and his friends remember a conversation in which Tsarnaev said, "When justified, terrorism isn't necessarily a bad thing." The comment was dismissed as outlandish. "No one wants to believe that their friend from high school is a quote-unquote 'terrorist,'" Mercado said.
The bombs, reportedly packed inside pressure cookers, bear striking resemblances to instructions offered by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine. One article suggested that pressure cooker bombs should be "placed in crowded areas and left to blow up. More than one of these could be planted to explode at the same time. However, keep in mind that the range of the shrapnel in this operation is short range so the pressurized cooker or pipe should be placed close to the intended targets and should not be concealed from them by barriers such as walls."
Flee: Residents evacuate as police go door-to-door on Norfolk Street in search of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Cambridge
A driver had to endure a 30 minute ride of terror with the Boston bombing suspects after he was the victim of a car-jacking.
hostage, who has not yet been identified, was eventually thrown out the
car by the two suspects after the terrifying experience.
His car then became the target of a dramatic police chase which ended with one suspect dead and one police officer seriously injured.
Terror: A driver had to endure a 30 minute ride of terror with the Boston bombing suspects after he was the victim of a car-jacking - the abandoned car is seen here
Terrifying: The hostage, who has not yet been identified, was eventually thrown out the car by the two suspects after the terrifying experience
Aftermath: A photo of the aftermath of the shoot-out between police officers and the Boston bomber suspects
Eyewitness Andrew Kitzenberg documented the violence on Laurel Street as it broke out beneath his apartment window .
He said the two suspects hurled grenades and a pressure cooker bomb at officers before one of them escaped in a black Mercedes S.U.V.
He told NBC: 'It was a firefight. There was a long exchange of gunfire and shooters had hand guns.'
He described how the fight came to a climax when one of the suspects was 'taken down' and the other escaped in a car.
second shooter got into the S.U.V, turned it around and went full speed
towards the police officers, went through the middle between the cop
cars taking off the doors and breaking through.'
He posted a picture on Twitter of what he claimed to be a 'bullet hole through our wall and the chair on the second floor.'
Hunt: A photo posted on Twitter of SWAT teams aiming firearms toward a residence in Watertown where the Boston marathon bomber suspect is at large
Canvass: In this photo police can be seen moving through the streets methodically and checking homes for any sign of the suspected Boston bomber
Man hunt: Another photo posted on the social networking website shows authorities surrounding buildings in the suburban street