Mother Jones Offers 11 Mystifying Things The Boston Bombers Did

This makes me wonder: are they wondering how bat guano Islamist jihadis could do crazy things, or are they going conspiracy theory

(Mother Jones) Dzhokhar and Tamerlan’s motive–or motives–is still unclear (um, no: they were motivated by “religious fervor“, ie, the Religion of Peace.) But that’s not the only unknown. Many of the Tsarnaevs’ actions last week seem baffling in retrospect. Here are some of the most confounding things they did:

  1. Wear a backwards hat and no sunglasses.
  2. Not react to the explosions.
  3. Leave the car in the shop.
  4. Stay in Boston.
  5. Kill an MIT police officer.
  6. Run out of cash.
  7. Not understand how ATMs work.
  8. Confess to the hostage.
  9. Stop for snacks.
  10. Keep the hostage’s phone.
  11. Bring a BB gun.

Most of those “mystifying things” revolve around stupidity, and we all know just how smart Islamists are, right? Some were for bragging rights. Some because radical Islam isn’t particularly peaceful, and killing the infidel is super awesome! Was this a case of “hey, y’all, watch this” or “it seemed like a good idea at the time”?

Reading the full article, I can’t decide whether Mother Jones, which usually tried to shoot down, gently, 9/11 Trutherism, is attempting to “just wonder” whether the two Tsarnaev brothers did it and were idiots or are being set up by The Government.

But, these questions are small change. There are much bigger ones, like

  1. Was it linked to a bigger Islamist group (so far Dzhokhar has said no)
  2. What’s the deal with the Saudi?
  3. Why did the FBI ignore the Russian warning?
  4. Were there more people involved
  5. Does this mean The Government (and I’m referring to Dems and Republicans here) will push for more draconian and overbearing surveillance of the public?

I’m sure you can come up with a few more.

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