Dec 7, 2013
Note Reportedly Says Marathon Attack Blowback Against U.S. Aggression
Posted on May 16, 2013
A note that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is said to have left on an interior wall of the boat where police found him after the April 15 attacks claimed responsibility for the bombings and described them as retribution for the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying the Boston dead were “collateral damage” in the same way Muslims are in the American-led conflicts.
“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” Tsarnaev allegedly wrote.
The apparent admission that Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan, a fellow suspect who was killed in a shootout with police, waged the attacks as an act of vengeance would qualify the tragedy as a blowback event, in which violence perpetrated on Americans or their interests at home or abroad is a response to U.S. military aggression and government meddling in the affairs of other nations.
CBS senior news correspondent John Miller explained the possible significance of the note in a trial against Tsarnaev.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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