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‘We’re Halfway There’

Posted on | April 19, 2013 | 21 Comments

Dan Riehl has the gruesome photo and quotes the Boston Globe:

The image of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead and naked on a slab, snapped by an unknown person, was emailed repeatedly by law enforcement officers Friday.
“Suspect 1” was written above the gruesome picture. . . .
“Mission accomplished. We’re halfway there. Justice is served.”

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21 Responses to “‘We’re Halfway There’”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 19th, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Evil is what evil does…

    To anyone who describes the Brothers Tsarnaev as “angels” remember Satan was an angel. Tamerlane Tsarnaev is meeting him now.

  2. Red
    April 19th, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    “Suspect 1” was written above the gruesome picture. . . .“Mission accomplished. We’re halfway there. Justice is served.”

    The fact that he hadn’t been tried and was killed in a shootout and cops were circulating an email of his dead body with the tagline reading “Justice is served” should disturb anyone with a conscience. Call me a liberal (if you even know me and if you dare) or vehemently disagree but we have got to stop making emotion the rule of law. We hate it when the Fed does it —usually motivated to further their agenda in controlling the populace, not for safety’s sake (Sandy Hook anyone?) It would serve us more to strive for better than what we hate or we become it. I’m not celebrating that one of the men who may have been involved in the Boston bombing was killed and that folks are finding comfort in seeing his bloody image splashed over the internet—that’s mob mentality. I understand how some would think to find comfort in that but peace is not found there. Not lasting peace. Not real peace. Let the feds make their busts and try their criminals, but let’s not celebrate the ugliness that turns up and mistake it for ‘justice’.

  3. jsn2
    April 19th, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    There are one billion muslims in the world with millions racialized. One down and millions to go.

    If Dzhokhar escapes we, and especially Boston, are in for far more trouble. The little bastard could come back with even more blood in his eye aided by more muslim terrorists. Let’s hope the prick is dead.

  4. t-dahlgren
    April 19th, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    What happened with Doerner made me very uncomfortable, given that there was no attempt to wait him out.

    This asshat died as a direct result of engaging in a firefight with the cops/possibly blowing himself up/possibly being run over by his fleeing sibling accomplice. A firefight where one of the cops was seriously wounded.

    The outcome was just, so yes justice was served.

  5. Garym
    April 19th, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    I can see why a policeman would celebrate this after one of thier own was murdered near MIT. They do have a brotherhood.
    Me, I would prefer to celebrate life. Terrorists celebrate and are celebrated in death, unfortunately.

  6. Finrod Felagund
    April 19th, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    Fox is reporting that the police have the younger brother surrounded, he’s holed up inside a boat in the back yard of a house in Watertown MA.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 19th, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    MSNBC is reporting he is captured and injured.

    Of course there are a few radical muslims and (mostly) leftist communists over at MSNBC.

  8. DaveO
    April 19th, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    In the muslim concept of Hell, it is a cold, empty darkness where one spends an eternity alone – not seeing anything, hearing anything, or touching anything. Tsarnaev is halfway there since the authorities will take longer than 24 hours to bury him.

    And the next time Tsarnaev’s father opens his f*cking mouth, we should respond with the bill for the Blood Price. Tell him to pay up, or provde Islam is just a joke and his sons were just murderous, beardless girls because he lacks the stones to raise men.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 19th, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    What you are saying is correct, but a cop (I am assuming) taking a quick shot of the dead terrorist, posting it, and getting some cathartic relief (even if it is fleeting and false) from it does not break my heart.

  10. Adjoran
    April 20th, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    I agree, true justice would have him taken alive, classified as an enemy combatant, and subjected to enough enhanced interrogation to discover who trained him and who else is in his cell or offering support.

    And then prosecuted to the full extent of the law, be it military or civilian.

    That would save the most lives in the long run, so it is inarguably the most just outcome. But it was the suspect who chose to throw out explosives and fire on police, and it was apparently a device he intended to throw at them which exploded in his hand, creating the crush trauma on his body. So we can’t blame the cops for this one.

  11. fourbten
    April 20th, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    I had a good laugh when I saw this picture, and only regret that I can’t be there to piss on the body.

  12. Red
    April 20th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    I was not apprised of those details but still I can’t celebrate the death of this guy in the way that it happened and feel “justified”. I think it’s wrong. His dead image may serve a visceral need for some but I think it would have been more effective (not that the police didn’t try I’m sure) to get this guy alive and grill him to find out the story behind his actions.

  13. Quartermaster
    April 20th, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    The cop subculture should disturb any civilian (and the Police are civilians as well). By and large they have become tools of the politicians and are just one group in the big three of scofflaws in this country. The other two groups are the Prosecutors and Judges.

    You can save a little time by realizing that I am not accusing all the cops of being part of the dishonesty that is so rampant among cops. That group is now a small minority. The rest can’t be trusted as far as you can spit. The cops, alas, are not our friends.

  14. Quartermaster
    April 20th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    It just says bad things about the cop. It may understandable, but it is not excusable.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    April 20th, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Chechens? Oh yeah, I remember them all right. Those are the guys conservatives used to criticize the Russians and Putin over. By the way, here be the link to me new website, maties. Aaaaarrrggghhhhh!

  16. Bob Belvedere
    April 20th, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Godspeed [heh], Pagan.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    April 20th, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    I see nothing wrong with this picture be taken and then circulated [I have posted it here].

    We are engaged in a War Against Islam – whether we want to face Reality and acknowledge it or not – and this man was killed during a skirmish in that War. Showing the picture of him and his [to Muslims] defiled body to the world is a warning to the Mohammedins of what awaits them on American Soil when the Quisling politicians can’t interfere.

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  19. yuwu972
    April 20th, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

  20. Red
    April 21st, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    You’re in popular company.

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    It does not make it right (and you are correct to point that out). But I do understand.