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Shooting. Strange.

I know this is breaking news, which means it’s subject to every error and wild speculation. But this is weird.

The FBI is “questioning” a man (and apparently has him in their custody and control, according to another person they were also “questioning”). They’ve gone to the man’s apartment in the middle of the night (or “Wednesday morning after midnight” in the Orwellian way these things are put now).

And after some substantial long time of having control over him for this “questioning,” they kill him? They shoot him to death?

Yeah. Weird.

Name was Ibragim Todashev. Friend of Boston bomber Tamarlan Tsarnaev.

16 Comments

  1. Water Lily
    Water Lily May 22, 2013 5:42 am

    Maybe he was going to tell the truth.

  2. jc2k
    jc2k May 22, 2013 6:10 am

  3. Laird
    Laird May 22, 2013 7:56 am

    It is indeed curious, since the “facts” as reported in these two stories are inconsistent. (If the FBI “took” him and was “going to bring him back” that implies that he was in their custody. But the other article suggests that the “encounter” occurred at his apartment.) If he was in custody he couldn’t have been armed, so there was no need for the application of deadly force, even if he did “attack” the agent. But if it occurred at the suspect’s apartment was the agent alone? If so, why? Don’t they usually work in teams? (And the article quoting the other suspect uses the pronoun “they”, which suggests that the agent was not alone.) Again, no obvious need for deadly force.

    The bottom line is that I don’t trust what the FBI says here. This sounds like murder to me. Then the question becomes, why?

  4. KenK
    KenK May 22, 2013 9:14 am

    I hope your tax returns for the past decade or so are in order citizen Wolfe! Your attitude has been noted!

  5. bumperwack
    bumperwack May 22, 2013 9:29 am

    Move along folks ….nothing to see here…more “damn fine” po-leese work, keeping us “safe”..

  6. Jim Bovard
    Jim Bovard May 22, 2013 9:51 am

    Was the suspect read his Miranda rights before being shot?

  7. Kevin 3%
    Kevin 3% May 22, 2013 11:21 am

    I had the same thought when I read this news bit.
    Conflicting stories, big questions left unanswered and an alleged bad guy is now dead….meanwhile the people either continue in their slumber or accept at face value that the Fibs are just doing their job to protect us.

    We have arrived in that Brave New World and 1984 passed nearly 30 years ago.

  8. Bear
    Bear May 22, 2013 12:17 pm

    Heck, even the “friend of Boston bomber Tamarlan Tsarnaev” part is up in the air. Some reports say he was only acquainted online, though MMA. Other reports says “friends” of Todashev say the two were “friends”. Disinformation, poor reporting, simple error… who the heck knows?

  9. Claire
    Claire May 22, 2013 1:32 pm

    Yeah, this whole thing is getting stranger and less believable. Now we’re being told that Todashev first implicated himself and Tsarnaev in a triple killing, then after confessing, got ticked off and somehow found/pulled a knife while surrounded by cops who had been questioning him for (?) hours?

    Maybe. But I’m sorry. That’s just too convenient. Confession from a dead guy, so now we have only the cops’ word — for any of it. I’ll believe it when I see an unedited video of the events.

  10. Bear
    Bear May 22, 2013 2:12 pm

    Well, since the FBI doesn’t record interviews and interrogations…

  11. ENthePeasant
    ENthePeasant May 22, 2013 11:57 pm

    Very sloppy. The Obama administration is like a cancer on the land. Some of you missed the memo, “the more contradictory stories the better.” But fear not, the FBI is very professional. They will have their story straight in no time.

  12. MacBeth51
    MacBeth51 May 23, 2013 4:44 pm

    He supposedly was going to sign a confession the Feeb had prepared. The Feeb had hand written a confession in Todashev’s apartment? Riiight

  13. Jim Jarvis
    Jim Jarvis May 23, 2013 4:47 pm

    It was posted on another site that two agents that was invvolved were kiled when the fell fro, a helicopter.
    Do not know if there was any truth to it but it is interesting.

  14. Shel
    Shel May 24, 2013 6:19 pm

    I can’t give you any links, but this may not be as bad as it seems. My understanding is that he was being questioned in his house, where he would not be under as much control as at a police station. The agent was treated at a hospital, and a couple of State Police officers were present. This would require two agencies to participate in a cover up, which is definitely harder than getting one to do so. The deceased, as I understand it, may have been involved in a drug related murder, which might provide a motive for trying to get away, if that’s what he was doing.

    My understanding of the deaths of the other two agents is that they were a result of an unintentional accident in a training exercise.

    The biggest problem now of course is, as a friend told me during the time of Waco, that even if they told the truth nobody would believe them.

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