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  1. #1756
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    Doesn't like to fight fits with most terrorist, just place bombs to explode or drive vehicles into crowds. Jmo



    Quote Originally Posted by YESorNO View Post
    Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev told FBI he never picked a fight

    "(CNN)Almost two years before carrying out the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev told FBI agents he had never picked a fight.

    Tsarnaev had been in fights, yes, both in the ring as a boxer and in his personal life, he told the FBI. But he had fought to protect others, including kids being bullied, he said.
    "Tamerlan doesn't like to fight for the sake of violence," says an FBI report from the 2011 interview between Tsarnaev and FBI agents. The two-page report was made public for the first time late last week...

    A week after the bombings, the FBI acknowledged that agents had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 after the Russian government asked them to inspect his potential ties to Islamic extremism.

    The FBI said it had looked at government databases, phone communications and online radical sites, and had interviewed Tsarnaev and his family in 2011 as part of that inspection. The agency said its inspection did not find any terrorism activity and cleared him that summer.

    In 2013 after the bombings, several politicians criticized the FBI's handling of the earlier investigation. Sen. Lindsey Graham, for one, said the "ball was dropped" in the investigation.

    But details on what agents learned during that interview had not been made public until now..."

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/us/tam...thon-interview



    The report: http://www.documentcloud.org/documen...ml#document/p2
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    I can't help but wonder how DT is holding up in prison. I imagine going from a social pot smoking college student with access to every type of entertainment possible to in isolation in a cell would make him stir crZy.

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    What Happened To Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Wife, Katherine Russell? Update After 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

    "Katherine Russell, the widow of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been away from the public eye and last surfaced in December 2016. Her lawyer slammed a movie "Patriots Day" for suggesting that Russell had foreknowledge of the bombing carried out by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...."

    http://www.ibtimes.com/what-happened...boston-2526123
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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college pal Robel Phillipos slated for release today

    "One month after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Robel Phillipos’ appeal, the second of three former college students convicted for their roles in the coverup of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings is being set free.

    Phillipos, 24, of Cambridge, was scheduled to be released today from a residential re-entry management program in Philadelphia, after finishing the three-year incarceration portion of his sentence, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Phillipos will remain on supervised release for the next three years....

    Phillipos was convicted of lying to the FBI about terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,..."

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/loc..._release_today
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    Protecting the 2018 Marathon
    No known threats, but FBI, police plan to be prepared

    "Federal agents and local police are looking at a full range of potential threats from shooters to weaponized vehicles as they plan security for next month’s marathon, Boston FBI chief Harold “Hank” Shaw said yesterday.

    Shaw did not indicate that authorities have detected any known threat to the April 16 event — a 26.2-mile race from Hopkinton to the Back Bay. But he said security officials don’t plan on being caught with their guard down.

    “We’re consistently looking at how that threat is morphing, whether it be the threat of the potential active shooter, whether it be vehicles used as a device for terrorism,” he said. “And all those things are factored into the greater plan of how we’re going to protect ... whether it be the marathon, whether it be last year’s Sail Boston, whether it be the fireworks on the Esplanade, whether it be the Head of the Charles...."

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/loc..._2018_marathon
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    Money woes delay marathon memorial

    "A memorial to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims that was due to be unveiled at this year’s race next month remains unfinished and won’t be installed in time, due to a funding delay.

    The city announced last April that an artist, Pablo Eduardo, had been selected to build two large pillars at the Boylston Street bombing sites, with a completion date scheduled for next month.

    But the Boston Planning & Development Agency wasn’t scheduled to distribute $1 million in funding for the project until just last week. And even then, the funding was removed from the agency’s agenda at the last minute due to a clerical error, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office.

    “It’s unfortunate there’s a delay,” said Peter Brown, whose two nephews, J.P. and Paul Norden, both lost limbs and suffered burns and shrapnel injuries in the bombings. “I hope it’s not about a lack of will.”..."

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/loc...athon_memorial
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    How investigators solve a bombing


    "...Boston 25 News reporter Bob Ward analyzes the similarities between the terror in Texas and the Boston marathon bombings and how police eventually tracked down the bombers.

    Carmen Ortiz was Boston's U.S. Attorney during the marathon bombing investigation and led the investigation back in April 2013.

    Almost immediately after the bombs went off on Boylston Street, Ortiz was part of the task force that led to the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev within days.

    Now working in private practice, Ortiz says she understands the pressures authorities in Austin faced - trying to catch a killer before he could strike again.

    "It has to be all hands on deck, but you have to be coordinated," said Ortiz. "You have to share the information that you are gathering from moment to moment, and that has to come across to the victims, the families and the people that are closely impacted by what has occured."

    In Boston, Ortiz watched as the FBI, State and Boston Police combed through clues on Boylston Street, developing leads. That exact same meticulous process played out in Austin as those package bombs exploded.

    "You are trying to figure out where the materials came from, you're trying to figure out motive," said Ortiz. "Motive could lead you to certain individuals, you start to analyze this as suspects come on your radar."..."

    https://www.fox25boston.com/news/how...bing/719571486
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    The incredible medical advances inspired by the Boston Marathon bombing survivors - letting these 17 victims run, bike, and rock-climb just five years on from the horrific attacks

    "17 people lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, sparking an increase in funding for prosthetic research

    The lessons learned by working with survivors have helped researchers develop improved artificial limbs

    Many of the amputees are now able to do things such as run, bike, rock-climb and run 10Ks

    Research teams in Massachusetts, Maryland and hospitals around the country are working to further improve technology..."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...echnology.html



    (Survivor Rebekah Gregory is pictured rock climbing after she lost her leg in the bombing that also injured her then-husband




    (Survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, pictured in 2015, were newlyweds at the time of the bombing. Patrick lost one of his legs and Jessica lost both of hers)


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    BU Remembers Heroes of the Marathon Bombings
    As fifth anniversary nears, speakers recall tragedy and heroism

    "For many people, the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings centers on brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who planted the bombs that killed 3 people, including Lu Lingzi (GRS’13), and injured 260, many of them needing amputations. For journalist Casey Sherman (COM’93), the narrative more properly focuses on heroes.

    When a publisher asked him to cowrite what became Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy, the book that was the basis for Mark Wahlberg’s 2016 movie Patriots Day, Sherman, who was touched by homicide himself as the nephew of the Boston Strangler’s final victim, “didn’t want to glorify” the Tsarnaevs, he told a BU conference yesterday. “What I saw in the days after the bombings were examples of pure love.”

    At the conference, convened at the School of Law four days before the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, Sherman remembered several heroes from that day, ..."

    http://www.bu.edu/today/2018/bu-reme...thon-bombings/
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    Boston Marathon Bombings Still Haunt Bomb Squad (with clip)

    "....Despite the emotional toll, the bomb techs say if something like the Marathon bombing happened again, they want to be there. They feel now they’re even better at their job, because of what they lived through...."

    https://www.necn.com/news/new-englan...479425593.html
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    Boston holds moment of silence to commemorate 5 years since marathon bombing (with clip)

    "BOSTON — The city of Boston held a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. on Sunday as part of the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.

    A citywide moment of silence was observed and the bells of the Old South Church were rung to mark the exact time the first bomb exploded.

    Earlier in the afternoon, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined the families of the bombing victims in laying ceremonial wreaths near the marathon finish line...."

    http://pix11.com/2018/04/15/boston-h...athon-bombing/


    Link: https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/...ingvictims.jpg

    ( Sean Collier, 26 [far right], an MIT campus police officer, was fatally shot in his patrol car April 18th by the Boston bombers. The three killed by the explosions were, 8-year-old Martin Richard [left], 29-year-old Krystle Campbell [middle] and 23-year-old Lu Lingzi [right]).

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    How Boston Survivors Are Staying Strong 5 Years After The Marathon Attack

    "It’s been five years since twin blasts near the Boston Marathon’s finish line changed thousands of lives forever.

    Since then, survivors of the April 15, 2013, attack have endured surgeries, post-traumatic stress and hearing loss. They’ve had to relearn how to walk and to rebuild their lives.

    They’ve also written books, launched charitable organizations, run more marathons, had babies, and developed lifelong and even romantic relationships with their heroes. They proved to be “Boston Strong.”

    HuffPost recently caught up with five of these incredible people. Here are their stories...."

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...gEmail__041618
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    Since Boston bombing, terrorists are using new social media to inspire potential attackers

    "Five years ago, a deadly attack during the Boston Marathon made America’s nightmare come true: the radicalized boy next door.

    The research my colleagues and I conduct at Georgia State University tracks how terrorist organizations expose people – mostly young men – to radical messages and extreme violence on social media. The goal: changing their worldview and eventually guiding them to act.

    The Boston Marathon bombing marked the beginning of a new trend that is almost impossible to prevent. Before, individuals would receive guidance and training from terrorist organizations in person. Now, these same groups simply inspire individuals to carry out attacks on their own, for which the group can claim credit if they are successful. We call that “self-radicalizing.”

    Radicalization of the boy next door

    It remains puzzling to many how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old stoner who listened to Jay-Z and watched “The Walking Dead,” could – with his older brother, Tamerlan – kill and injure so many innocent civilians...

    In the five years since the Boston bombing, the number of social media platforms disseminating terrorist propaganda has increased tenfold. And thus, so has the scale and scope of possible future attacks....

    Social media allows terrorist groups to foster a virtual community and a sense of belonging. Research on radicalization suggests that their methods involve taking advantage of individuals’ feelings of loneliness and alienation. However, this doesn’t explain why well-adjusted, well-integrated individuals who appear to have assimilated into Western society – like the Tsarnaevs – gravitate to violent extremist ideologies.

    Research I’ve done with colleagues on social media demonstrates that terrorist organizations also deliberately foster a type of addiction to the platform and to its content....

    As the Islamic state further recedes and loses even more territory, it is adapting to exist almost entirely digitally...."

    http://theconversation.com/since-bos...ttackers-94944
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    Rage Against The Mom: Psychoanalyzing The Link Between Upbringing And Terrorism

    "When 20-year-old Khamzat Azimov went on a deadly stabbing spree in Paris this month, a May 12 attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, details about his upbringing caught the attention of psychoanalyst and counterterrorism expert Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin.

    Considering Azimov's infancy in war-torn Chechnya, and the fact that he continued to live with his mother in a one-room Paris apartment until he was shot dead by police in the midst of his attack, Kobrin saw a pattern reflected in other Islamist terrorists she has studied and written about.

    They include Chechen Islamist separatist leader Shamil Basayev, Jordanian-born Al-Qaeda militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and the Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also of Chechen descent.

    In a nutshell, Kobrin said all appear to have had relationship issues with their mothers that stemmed from being infants in what anthropologists describe as "shame-honor cultures."..."

    https://www.rferl.org/a/mothers-terr.../29237351.html
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    I think in his case its relationship with his brother more so than with his mother that lead to this.
    Brother seemed to have been the apple of his parents eyes. So the younger brother presumably learned to listen to his older brother. The idea of bombing presumably also came from the brother, who wasn't satisfied with how his life turned out to be in US.
    Just my opinion

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