Two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing we are still learning new information - and generating new questions. The following article by Valery Dzutsev published yesterday in the Jamestown Foundation's Eurasia Daily Monitor.
Dzutsev names two Russian terrorists (both killed by Russian authorities) directly linked to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother in the Boston bombing. He also documents "contradictions" about Tsarnaev's visits to Russia given by government authorities.
Additionally, Dzutsev explains the "uncharacteristic" way that the parents of the Tsarnaev brothers are being treated by Russian media and authorities. Family members of known terrorists are similarly suspect in Russia. The law prohibits the media from "'propagating terrorism,' and featuring a suspected terrorist's mother would count as such an act," according to Dzutsev. Instead he says, "Russian security services appear to be courting the parents instead of persecuting them."
Dzutsev's concludes that "The Russian security services' gradual leaking of information invites more questions than it answers."
That's putting it politely. The Obama Administration's company line is that the Tsarnaev brothers were lone wolves, or "knock-off jihadis" (Biden's term), who perpetrated their madness for reasons unknown. That's beginning to sound about as credible as the Benghazi attack being a spontaneous response to a movie almost no one had seen.
Russian Security Services Offer Surprising Revelations About Boston Bombings
Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 80
By: Valery Dzutsev
April 29, 2013 05:37 PM