NY/NJ bomber arrested in shootout

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The FBI today arrested in a shoot-out an Afghanistan-born suspect in the bombings this weekend in both Manhattan and New Jersey.

A bar owner in Linden, New Jersey called police around 11am Monday morning, after finding 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in the entryway of his business. When police arrived on the scene, Rahami brandished a weapon and started shooting at the cops – injuring two. Officers eventually shot Rahami in the right shoulder and he was taken from the scene in an ambulance, handcuffed to a stretcher.

Police released Rahami’s picture Monday morning, saying he was wanted for questioning in connection to the Saturday bombings in New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey, as well as the foiled bombing of the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station on Sunday. Law enforcement say it was fingerprints left behind on an unexploded pressure cooker bomb in Manhattan that led them to Rahami. Twenty-nine people were injured when another bomb placed a few blocks away was detonated Saturday night.

Now that Rahami is in custody, investigators are now looking into whether he acted alone or was perhaps working with or for a larger terror network.

There are several facts about this weekend’s bombings, which can also be applied to this weekend’s knife attacks by an Islamic radical in Minnesota, that are instructive. First, everyone’s first and immediate assumption, including myself, was that they were planned and carried out by Islamic terrorists. I didn’t publish anything to say so, because I do not like to speculate. I do admit, however, to the same human biases as everyone else. Second, that assumption turned out to a reasonable assumption, since it, not surprisingly, turned out to be correct. Three, even before the suspect was identified, ISIS and Islamic supporters worldwide were celebrating the bombings and boldly announcing that more such attacks will be forthcoming.

The point here is that we need to recognize that we are at war. The Islamic world wishes to conquer and destroy the western world, and if we do not begin to realize this soon, we will find ourselves soon conquered by them. And if you think I am over-reacting, watch this video at this link.Or this video here.

I am sure they will be those quislings who will argue that it is our fault this situation exists, but the bottom line remains: Do we wish to live as in a society that believes in freedom, science, justice, and equal rights, or do we wish to be conquered by a medieval power-centered ideology that oppresses its population while giving as much power as possible to its rulers?

The choice is ours.


  • Wayne

    Nicely stated.

    (I can almost hear the quislings, keyboarding up a storm.)

  • Cotour

    I was asked today about the apparent synchronized nature of these recent attacks.

    I think it reasonable that if events tend to happen on certain days and these actors are “lone wolf’s” then it makes sense that they have a general order in how to choose and practice their attacks on these symbolic days so as to appear bigger than they are.

    September 16th was Constitution day.

  • wodun

    then it makes sense that they have a general order in how to choose and practice their attacks on these symbolic days

    It was also the day a famous Jew was forced to convert to Islam or be impaled or shot by archers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabbatai_Zevi#Conversion_to_Islam

    They like to attack on our holidays but dates important to Islam are also used.

    But who knows? Maybe the day was chosen because of the veteran race.

  • PeterF

    Terrorist or Psychopath? Even at five million,what kind of a judge would set ANY bail for this reprobate? Suppose some dilettante socialite bails him out (hey, anything can happen in New York). Did the DA even mention he might be a flight risk?

  • Cotour

    The fundamental problem.


    Other people in his family must have known of his plans, where did he build his devices, where did he store them, why did his mother leave the country just a few days before the attacks?

    These are not Americans, these are essentially enemy’s within.

    You never empower your enemy’s. Our current leaders believe that it is a good idea to empower our enemy’s.

    Which does not mean that the American people can not and do not embrace those from war torn country’s, we do. But you come to America to become American. Pakistani American, Bosnian American, Afghani American, Russians American etc, etc.

    But you do not come to America and bring your religion which is also your legal system to America and intend to set up shop so as to ignore the laws of the country in which you now live. If that is why you come here initially but do not see your clear choice to become American, then you must remove yourself from America.

    Or if it becomes known to family members that you are actively involved in planning attacks to injure and kill, just like the family members of the mentally ill have a responsibility, phone calls must be made, steps must be taken.

  • Cotour

    And now we find out that the FBI was informed previously that this most current bomber was a security risk by his family.


    Seems like the FBI has a heads up on everything that is negatively effecting the country, like potential bombers, like Hillary Clinton being a security threat and giving her a pass etc. And they are unable to do anything about it.

    Whats up with that?

  • Edward

    Cotour wrote: “Seems like the FBI has a heads up on everything that is negatively effecting the country”

    I’m sure that the FBI has had some successes, but in this case — and many others — it was citizens who saved the day. An off duty police officer stopped the stabbing attack in St. Cloud Minnesota, and a shopkeeper called in this New York bad guy, who was sleeping in a New Jersey doorway.

    In St. Cloud, as in many such attacks, the attack continues until someone with a gun arrived. How much shorter would this attack have been if carrying weapons were common among St Cloud citizens?

    Lesson to learn: the government cannot do it all. We the People must remain vigilant, and now that it has perished from the Earth, we all must return the government to a state of “government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people”. That way, it may once again respond to the needs of the people, not to the desires of the rulers.

  • Cotour

    Edward, Mr. Obama disagrees with you, he thinks you, me and everyone else needs global leadership.


    He has his heart set on this Globalist “conspiracy” “theory ” that apparently really does not exist, at least in some peoples minds.

    I point this out to some people and they tell me that I am naive and I am misinterpreting my observations with conspiracy theories from corrupt media sources.

    What do you (or anyone else ) think that the president means when he uses these words in these sentences when he speaks at the U.N. ?

    I am being told that I am wrong.

  • Edward

    Gobalism means different things to different people. For some, it means a global marketplace, but for Obama it means “global integration”

    From the article: “Obama said[,] ‘In order to move forward, though, we do have to acknowledge that the existing path to global integration requires a course correction.’

    The president complained about a collision of cultures, such as the tightly controlled Muslims and the relatively free French. These cultures do not mix; they are worse than oil and water. These are differences that cannot be combined as the philosophies are mutually exclusive. To insist upon a combination is folly, and only one can be employed in any given region.

    From the article: “The president touched lightly on topic of refugees, encouraging countries to ‘open their hearts’ to those fleeing violence.” However, refugees in Rome must be willing to do as the Romans do. They are the beggars, and they cannot be choosy.

    Obama sees differences and thinks that they must be changed, or assimilated, so that there are no more differences, or diversity. When he says “but just as the child in the slum today can see the skyscraper nearby,” he forgets that the guy who built that skyscraper was once poor, too. Rather than let everyone start out equal and rise to their ability, he would rather create a worldwide tyranny to force all to be equal all the time. This prevents anyone from rising to their ability, because should they rise then they must be pushed back down to become equal, again, with everyone else.

    This is the problem with socialism, whose motto is “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Although this sounds fair, those who rule in socialist countries, and control who gets what, seem to always have greater needs than those who contribute. How fair is that? The person who contributes more does not receive any more than the person who contributes not at all, discouraging the non-contributor from working any harder and discouraging the contributor from working hard at all. Why should anyone have more ability when he gets more reward by having more need? It is the accumulation of all the nation’s work and contribution that makes up the economy, or wealth, or prosperity, of a nation. Socialist nations are the poor nations, because they have not encouraged prosperity but have discouraged it.

    Top down, central control of an economy, or of the people’s lives, works less well than bottom up enlightened self interest and the liberty to take advantage of it. The enlightened person sees a need and is free to quickly fill it, adapting rapidly with changing conditions. But it takes time for the central controllers to see a need, more time to fill it, and even more time to adapt to changing conditions. Central controllers can only review so many products and services and their changing conditions at one time, but the entrepreneur can review it daily or hourly.

    Free markets encourage harder work, as the hard worker (or talented, innovative, entrepreneur/job-creator, skilled, etc.) prospers more, because the reward is worth the effort, and each person is encouraged to rise to his ability. Capitalism allows for everyone to take part — it is the democratic (little ‘d’) economic system. Competition encourages improvement in the efficient use of scarce resources, and profit is the reward for that efficiency. It is for these reasons that free market capitalist countries prosper.

    The gap between rich and poor creates the incentive to rise to our abilities (almost everyone starts off by being poor, how many of us owned our own home as we graduated high school, and how many of us own our own home as we retire from work?)

    And it is why the poor kid looking at the skyscraper can choose to build one himself, one day (because global central controllers aren’t there to tell him he can’t). How fair is that?

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