Thursday, December 03, 2015

Where did this couple get the money to buy so many weapons?

The San Bernardino terror story keeps getting more and more strange.    The latest information is that the young couple had an arsenal of weapons:
Fifteen pipe bombs and thousands of rounds of ammunition were recovered by authorities investigating the husband and wife team who stormed a workplace holiday party in a San Bernardino and opened fire, killing 14 people and injuring 21, officials said Thursday.
Investigators found many of the items during a search of a residence that was rented by the two suspects, 28-year-old Syed R. Farook and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, who were both killed in a firefight with police as they fled the home.
How did they get these weapons?  Who paid for them?  Who trained the couple to use powerful weapons or to make pipe bombs?
We don’t know the answer.   We may never know but it’s not a stretch to say that this couple had partners in or outside the US.

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It looks like some kind of a well planned terrorist act!

Poor President Obama.

First, he told ABC that ISIS was contained hours before the bombs went off in Paris.    

Yesterday, he told CBS that we need more gun control after hearing that a couple walked into a community center and killed at random.

Maybe President Obama should stop talking.    He is not a man in touch with reality.

This is what we know and it will probably change as the authorities search the couple's home or computer:

As chilling details emerged about the Muslim couple who unleashed carnage Wednesday morning in Southern California, storming a social services office in tactical gear and assault rifles, killing 14 at an office gathering before dying hours later in a shootout with police, speculation mounted that the pair left their "IED factory" home hell-bent on jihad.Dressed in body armor and wearing GoPro cameras, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, burst into the San Bernardino facility and shot up a conference room where Farook's employer, the county health department, was hosting a holiday party. The pair escaped in a black SUV after the attack, which authorities said was over within minutes, only to resurface three hours later and less than 2 miles away in a fierce gun battle on the city's main drag."They came prepared to do what they did, as if they were on a mission," San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.    (Fox news)
Again, we will learn a lot more.    Nevertheless, it looks like some kind of a well planned terrorist act.   

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Mr. Cohen, what voice did you hear?

Everyone is talking about Richard Cohen’s Obama column:
To a large degree, Obama became president on the strength of his eloquence. To a large degree, that is what has deserted him. He is out of words because he is out of ideas. Consequently, he ought to listen to others. They’re not the ones who are popping off. He is.
First of all, I like Mr. Cohen.  He is the kind of respectful liberal you can have a cup of coffee with.  We may disagree on this or that, but he doesn’t call you a racist or homophobe. 
My question to Mr. Cohen is simple: what voice were you hearing in 2008 that I didn’t hear? 
I heard Senator Obama telling people what they wanted to hear – i.e., it’s all Bush’s fault.   
He spoke in mindless generalities such as “hope and change.”  He said nothing specific.   
For example, he promised to close Gitmo but didn’t say where he’d send the terrorists.   
He was going to make us respected around the world, but we are still waiting for President Obama to put together a meaningful coalition in year 7.   
Again, what voice was Mr. Cohen hearing?  Did President Obama lose his voice, or was Mr. Cohen hearing what he wanted to hear? 
Back in October 2008, the late Professor Fouad Ajami warned us about candidate Obama:
On the face of it, there is nothing overwhelmingly stirring about Sen. Obama. There is a cerebral quality to him, and an air of detachment. He has eloquence, but within bounds. After nearly two years on the trail, the audience can pretty much anticipate and recite his lines. The political genius of the man is that he is a blank slate. The devotees can project onto him what they wish. 
It’s a shame that more Americans did not read Professor Ajami’s column.  He was not your typical U.S. political analyst.  He was not into the horse race that so much of our politics is about these days.  
Professor Ajami was reviewing the Obama candidacy from the perspective of watching campaigns in the Middle East and Latin America.  He had seen candidates (like PerĂ³n in Argentina) ignite crowds with mindless promises only to watch the disappointment that always follows them.
Like a lot of liberals angry with President Bush, Mr. Cohen bought a ticket on the political equivalent of “The Magical Mystery Tour.”  It was an exciting ride with lots of great fun along the way.  However, the ride is over, and there are a lot of disappointed passengers wondering why they bought the ticket in the first place.
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The elections in Argentina and the challenges facing President elect Macri

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