Friday, April 19, 2013
Suspects in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing incident were identified by law enforcement officials as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The bombings on Monday killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, tearing off limbs in a spray of shrapnel and instantly raising the specter of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
The brothers are from a Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency that has carried out deadly bombings in Moscow and other Russian cities.
They lived near Boston and had been in the U.S. for about a decade.
The brothers were identified from photos and video of the two young men at the finish line.
Authorities said surveillance tape recorded late Thursday showed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during a robbery of a convenience store in Cambridge, near the campus of MIT, where a university police officer was shot to death.
From there, the two men carjacked a man in a Mercedes-Benz, keeping him with them in the car for half an hour before releasing him at a gas station in Cambridge. The man was not injured.
The search for the vehicle led to a chase that ended in Watertown, where authorities said the suspects threw explosive devices from the car and exchanged gunfire with police. A transit police officer was seriously injured during the chase, authorities said. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot several times and pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev excaped, and as of this writing has continued to elude authorities.
What I always wonder about terrorists-if they are, as they call themselves, “soldiers” and “freedom fighters,” why do they go after civilian targets?
Can anyone explain to me the military significance of the Boston Marathon? Or what these three people did to deserve to die on Monday?
Terrorists are, in fact cowards.
It's easy to plant a bomb and walk away and detonate it-very little risk to the aggressor.
If these assholes are, in fact, "freedom fighters," let's see them walk up to a military base and attack it.
It's very different picking a fight from afar with someone unarmed who just ran 26.2 miles versus picking one up close with someone armed with an automatic rifle.
These two jackoffs murdered two lovely young women who were just starting their adult lives, and an eight year-old boy who was naively optomistic enough about human nature to have had this picture taken:
Three innocents killed, and no one even knows what cause was being espoused.
Three families who lost young ones, and will have to carry that loss with them.
If Dzhokhar gets captured alive, I think the families of the three dead should be given Louisville Sluggers and allowed an hour in a room alone with his punk ass.