The Only Thing which Stops a Bad Guy with a Bomb, is a Good Guy with a Bomb.So, the two Suspects are brothers from Chechnya who emmigrated to the United States in 2002 with their families.
Most likely, you've followed the dramatic events as the FBI combined LE Assets began to close in on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 ending with Tamerlan's death and Dzhokar's capture.
This almost appears to be a textbook case of Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why. The two murderers fill the niche that Terror groups seek out. Young males, with some education, split between two worlds, suspectiable to radicalization.
What seems to have happened is Tamerlan being older found it harder to assimilate into Western Culture. He did attend college but dropped out, he was arrested in 2009 for Domestic Battery, he got married and made or coerced his wife to adopt Islam, he apparently was an amateur boxer of some ability but was defeated in his Golden Gloves matches and had a flashy persona until roughly 18 months ago when he adopted Islam and started done the path to terrorism.
Somehow the Russian Government came across Tamerlan as a possible extremist and requested the FBI investigate him in 2011 around the time of his transformation. Unfortunately, it seems Tamerlan had not yet been fully radicalized/recruited and had not taken the final steps towards Terrorism. Then, roughly a year later during Tamerlan's trip to Russia from Jan 2012 to July 2012 he completed his final recruitment and training and embarked on the path to the Boston Marathon Bombing.
It seems likely, Tamerlan embroiled his brother in the Boston Marathon Bombing plot. Once I heard Dzhokar had been located alive after the 18 hour search, wounded but alive it confirmed my belief that he wasn't a True Believer but went along with his Older Brother. Also his quick surrender as opposed to using pyrotechnic gas to burn him out means he wasn't ready to die.
Now, of course, this doesn't mean he didn't know what he was doing or the consequences of his actions. The fact that Dzhokar spent the week attending classes on the University of Mass Cambridge campus shows he wasn't an unwilling partner dragged along but a willing accomplice.
I fully endorse isolating and interrogating sans Miranda of Dzhokar for several months without counsel and prior to court procedures to find out if anyone else is connected or active in the States while evidence teams dissect his and his brothers' phones, computers, social media accounts, emails and apartments for other physical evidence and connection to additional plans.
It's worth noting that, while the FBI worked diligently and without bias allowing the evidence to lead them, everyone on-line got the story wrong for personal reasons. Faux News, CNN, Glenn Beck, Pamela Geller, Michelle Malkin, NRO, 4chan Users and Free Republic all were convinced the Saudi or the "Dark-skinned male" were the guilty party.
Malkin tweeted out: Just waking up? Watertown rampage by bombing suspects Mike Mulugeta (dead) & Sunil Tripathi...
Beck went so far as to say Obama's Cover-up of the Saudi-link to the Boston Bombing "is so far beyond Benghazi it's criminal." Beck declared if Obama doesn't reveal the Saudi-Boston Marathon Bombing / Benghazi Connection uncovered by The Blaze, by Monday he will.
Citing unnamed sources, Faux News Terrorism Expert Steve Emerson told Sean Hannity that Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, the 22-year-old Saudi national was to be deported by the U.S. government on Tuesday "on national security grounds." "This is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don't arrest their citizens, you deport them because they don't want them to be embarrassed and that's the way we appease them."
Atlas Shrugs Pamela Geller called the Boston Police, FBI and ATF "The Keystone Kops" and gleefully wrote on Breitbart.com about their Epic Failure.
While, the initial Boston Marathon Bombing was a Terrorist act and the subsequent events for the past 2 days should be classified as Terrorism these events seem to me, at this point, to be more akin to Columbine than 9/11. Hopefully, the FBI and other LE Agencies will uncover the motives and accomplices (if any) and continue their excellent work.
But, all the political grandstanding isn't going to help the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell or Lu Lingzi or MIT Officer Sean Collier or the 176 wounded and the Mass Transit Officer wounded by these two terrorists.