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Thread #150394 Message #3506690
Posted By: michaelr
21-Apr-13 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Alan Dershovitz is quoted as saying, "This is an American citizen being tried for a crime that occurred domestically, and there is simply no (legal) way to treat him as an enemy combatant - not even close." I agree. No matter how much we despise the man and his actions, justice must be served according to the laws of the land.
Perhaps more troubling is the revelation that the Russian government had in 2011 asked the FBI for information about the older brother, Tamerlan (who did not acquire US citizenship), apparently out of concern about possible terrorist connections he formed while spending six months in Chechnya or Dagestan. The Russians feared that "he could be a risk, and they had something on him and were concerned about him travelling to their region." But the FBI never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned.