Tag Archives: San Bernardino

Greg Gutfeld: After month of terrorism, Democrats debate guns

Those still awake 40 minutes into the Democratic debate Saturday night heard the candidates argue how they’d deal with ISIS and Syria, but not until the moderators set the candidates against each other on the issue of guns and gun control. Fox News host and author Greg Gutfeld made note of how the candidates were happy to discuss their plans to place restrictions on gun rights in the United States.

What, this?

Don’t tell us to watch your “high-stakes” debate and then hassle us towake up.

Dear AP: You guys spelled ‘terrorist attack’ wrong

The White House just announced that President Obama will make a stop in California on his way to his annual Christmas holiday in Hawaii to pay his respects to the victims of the December 2 terror attack in San Bernardino:

But check out how the Associated Press framed it. It was a “mass shooting,” not a “terrorist attack” or as the Los Angeles Times wrote, a “massacre”:

The AP’s write-up is even worse. Radicalized how, perchance? The AP doesn’t say:

Fourteen people were killed and 21 others were injured at a workplace holiday party in San Bernardino by a gun-wielding husband-and-wife team. Federal authorities say the couple had become self-radicalized years before the Dec. 2 attack.

Delete your account, AP.

Ronan Farrow exposes Megyn Kelly’s ‘casual bigotry’

We agree with Ronan Farrow here “that moment” is worth a hard second look. Which moment from Thursday’s GOP debate are we talking about, exactly? To many, it was the moment when moderator Megyn Kelly revealed her bigotry against Muslims by suggesting that the neighbors of the San Bernardino terrorists should have called the police because they saw Muslims having a lot of packages delivered.

Farrow posted a clip as proof of Kelly’s “casual bigotry.”

That is an awfully short clip if you’re looking to prove someone is racist. Is it possible that it was taken out of context? Kelly was having an exchange with Gov. Chris Christie about profiling, which he opposes, and how he squares that with something like the San Bernardino mass shooting.

When Christie asserted that neighbors of the killers knewthat “these folks had weapons, they knew that they were talking about trying to take our country and attack it,” Kelly corrected him: “Neighbors said they saw men going in and out of the garage. They saw packages being delivered. They saw Muslims and they did not think that was enough to call the cops. Do you?”

In other words, Kelly denied that anyone knew the couple had weapons or plans for a terrorist attack; all they knew was that the Muslim couplehad a lot of packages delivered to their house, and that was no reason to call the police. Did Christie think it was?

Ronan Farrow heard an out-of-context, 12-second Vine clip, he hearda Fox News hostsay “Muslim,” and he calledMegyn Kelly a “casual bigot.” Would you?

San Bernardino suspect was Pakistani citizen in U.S. on K-1 Visa

Local law enforcement and the FBI just wrapped up a news conference detailing the latest on yesterday’s shooting in San Bernardino and this caught our eye. SuspectTashfeen Malik — wife of Syed Rizwan Farook — was in the U.S. on a K-1 Visa (Nonimmigrant Visa for a Fianc) and a Pakistani passport:

The FBI has yet to determine a clear motive, but Jake Tapper did report a possible connection to known terrorists. A real shocker, we know:

Over to you, FBI. How’d they miss these guys?

Local man saw suspicious activity in Calif., but didn’t report it?

CBS Los Angeles is reporting this morningthat a local man said he saw what he thought was suspicious activity at the home of Syed Farook in Redlands, Calif., but didn’t report it because he was worried about getting called a racist:

From CBS Los Angeles:

Neighbors in Redlands were shocked that the suspects had ties to their area.

I was in awe that it was happening four houses down from my property, one neighbor said.

A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people.

Wesat around lunch thinking, What were they doing around the neighborhood?’ he said. Wed see them leave where theyre raiding the apartment.

As they say, whoa — if true.

Enrique Marquez admits building pipe bombs as a ‘hobby’

It was just a “hobby,” he said:

From CNN (emphasis ours):

Enrique Marquez, a former neighbor of Farook, told investigators he and his friend previously built pipe bombs, law enforcement officials said.

Marquez said he had nothing to do with devices found at the home of Farook and Malik, or the ones that apparently failed to go off at the site of the shooting, the officials said.

Marquez, who has spent several days being voluntarily interviewed by the FBI, portrayed the two men as hobbyists experimenting with building the devices, the officials told CNN.

He also boasted, one official said, that if he had made the bombs they would have gone off.

So not only did Marquez buy the rifles Farook and Malik used, he helped him become a bomb-maker?

Luckily none of the pipe bombs built by the “hobbyists” went off:

Exit question:

‘What took so long?’ Report: Syed Farook’s friend Enrique Marquez taken into custody

Earlier today, we told you that Syed Farook’s friend Enrique Marquez would reportedly face criminal charges. And now,two weeks after the deadly terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Marquezhas been arrested:

More from the L.A. Times:

Enrique Marquez, thefriend of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, has been arrested on criminal charges in connection with the Dec. 2 massacre in San Bernardino, federal authorities said Thursday.

The 24-year-old Riverside resident once lived next door to Farook and purchased two of the semiautomatic rifles that Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, used in the attack that killed 14 people.

The arrest represents a major development in the widening investigation of the third foreign terror attack in the U.S. this year, and the deadliest since 2001.

Sometweeters can’t help but wonder: