The Boston Marathon Bombings

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa

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Replete with symbolism, 2 brothers, aboriginal Caucasians, had killed 3 and injured more than 180 in Boston, Massachusetts on April 15, 2013 after detonating crude pressure cooker bombs packed in backpacks. On Patriots’ Day Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had attempted to blow up the American spirit in the capital of the state which is known as the Spirit of America.

The twin bombings, alluding to the memories of twin towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001, at the finish line of the oldest among the six major marathons, occurred, The Wall Street Journal reports, after more than one-half of the runners had crossed the finish line. The world is so poised today.

Since 1896, the year of the first marathon and a year before the Boston marathon was instituted, more than one-half of the planet has crossed the finish line of Greek democracy only to face grave danger from within its establishment after 9/11. With its own variant, Greek Orthodoxy is shared by Russia from where the Muslim Tsarnaev brothers emigrated. The Tsarnaev bombings, in a denunciation of the politics of Christianity, sent up the Catholic Vatican’s signature white smoke in Boston whose history is inseparable from the Irish Catholics as Financial Times reports suggest.

On April 15th North Korea, The Washington Post reports, held its own marathon in Pyongyang followed by an arts festival.  The Tsarnaev brothers, as if taking a cue from North Korea, may have wanted to extend the mayhem to New York City, the arts capital of the United States, as The New York Times reports.

The now dead Tamerlan – as also The New York Times reports, having been denied US citizenship for carrying a domestic violence record and, albeit without any derogatory information, a record of an FBI interview at the behest of Russia which suspected him, a Russian citizen, of radical Islamic sympathies – has clearly influenced his younger sibling Dzhokhar to carry out the bombings with him. Tamerlan, as a precaution, was listed on US government terrorist watch lists. He may also have been subject to Anthros and remote neural monitoring (RNM) or extremely low frequency (ELF) human terrain radio surveillance by both the United States and Russia.

In the view of the brothers the United States appears to have played out the movie Footloose culturally, a puritanical land, characterized by the oxymoron of sadducean pharisaism, where the contradictions of conservatism and liberalism, wealth and poverty, and peace and power-mongering and war co-exist just as they do on human rights and nuclear weapons, in particular, since 9/11 around the world including in Afghanistan and Iraq and on Russia’s role in Chechnya. Tamerlan conspired with his brother Dzhokhar to kill innocent bystanders at the Boston marathon which he likened to geopolitics akin to, in his view, America killing innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in Chechnya with its silence.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a naturalized US citizen, must be charged with a crime under Massachusetts law, read his Miranda rights and given a lawyer if he cannot afford one.  Now, that is the United States of America.

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