Boston Marathon Bombs Built in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Home … Initial Target was Independence Day, July 4th
Born Bombing on the 4th of July?
According to CNN, the bombs that were used in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured over two hundred were built in the home of the older brother and suspect in the bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , the younger brother and captured suspect and Tamerlan initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4. However, according to accounts they had finished building the bombs sooner than expected. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that the Boston Marathon was chosen as a target only a day or two before the event. Had the bombings took place during 4th of July in Boston, the resulting carane may have been much worse. As Weasel Zippers comments, “Anyone who has been to Boston on July 4th knows how crowded it gets with people coming to hear the Boston Pops and watch the fireworks.”
The bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were built in the apartment that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev shared with his wife and child, a U.S. law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday. The official was not authorized to release the information.
Katherine Russell, Tsarnaev’s widow, has remained largely out of view inside her parents’ North Kingstown home since her husband’s death.
It remains unclear what, if anything, Tamerlan’s widow might have known or suspected, the source added.
According to her attorney, Amato DeLuca, the 24-year-old widow knew nothing of plans to bomb the race, and reports of her husband’s involvement came as an “absolute shock” to Russell and her family.
Interesting point is that Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4. So, what difference would it have made to hold off until the 4th? Or was it that these two were just a bunch of cowards and were not willing to die as they killed others?
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