TRAPPED LIKE A RAT – Monday April 22 2013

– America’s most-wanted terrorist was captured using state-of-the-art thermal imaging and the efforts of a keen-eyed and courageous resident.
But serious questions have been raised about whether the FBI fully followed through on tip-offs about one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, as it was revealed Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, had been monitored for five years.
Tamerlan died on Friday, while his 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar last night remained in the same Boston hospital where some of the 178 injured in Monday’s blasts are being treated.
Investigators have so far been unable to question Dzhokhar after he was wounded in the neck and leg.
Watertown, Massachusetts, resident David Henneberry discovered Dzhokhar hunched inside the 7m boat in his yard on Saturday.
Mr Henneberry, 66, noticed the tarp on the boat flapping in the wind before using a ladder to take a closer look and seeing blood, a cut strap, and then what he thought was a body.
Robert Duffy, Mr Henneberry’s stepson, said he immediately ran to call police.
It came as tens of thousands of runners and spectators in London showed solidarity to those affected by the Boston bombing.
Any notion that terrorism would win by instilling fear in the masses was quickly dismissed as crowds turned out early to cheer those taking part in the London Marathon and also observe 30 seconds’ silence at the start of the race.
Many of the 35,000 runners wore black ribbons.
Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley, who was fifth in the Boston Marathon, won in London.
As Congress raised questions about whether the FBI might have avoided the bombing by acting on warnings Tamerlan might have been a follower of radical Islam, London’s ‘Mail on Sunday’ reported the student had had direct contact with Chechan terrorists and had been monitored by investigators.
But US Government officials have said the brothers were not under surveillance as potential terrorists.
The FBI released a statement saying it did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign.
But the brothers’ mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, said the FBI once told her that Tamerlan was really an extremist leader.
She added: “He was controlled by the FBI for five years. They knew what my son was doing.”
His father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said investigators had warned his son: “We know what sites you are on. We know where you are calling.”
The ethnic Chechen family arrived in the US in 2002, after fleeing troubles in Kyrgyzstan and then Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic.
They settled in a working-class area, where Anzor ran an automobile shop. He returned to Dagestan about a year ago – Herald Sun


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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