The note in the boat, the confession in the hospital and the request for court to clear out the conspiracy theorists outside the courthouse all show that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wants to take credit for the Boston Bombing. The question is why. We need hypotheses and then evidence for and against each one.
- Tsarnaev did it alone with his brother and wants credit because he hates White Christian America.
- Tsarnaev did it with others beyond his brother, and wants to shield them.
- Tsarnaev’s role was smaller and he wants jihad credit for the work of others.
- Tsarnaev did some other crime like Waltham Murders and wants to go down for the Boston Bombing as well. This is like serial murders who claim crimes they didn’t do to increase their total.
Guessing is part of the process, but not the end of the process. The investigators have to try to find evidence for or against each hypothesis.
Tracing where the bomb was made, who made it, and how it got to the Tsarnaevs if they planted the bomb is key.
- Why didn’t they have 2 guns between them if they did the Boston bombing?
- Why didn’t they flee the country?
- Who made the bomb?
- Did they have the skill?
- Do the backpack remains match backpacks that can be linked to the Tsarnaevs?
- Who purchased the backpacks?
- Where and when?
- What was Russia’s role?
- What did Tamerlan know of Russia’s role?
- What about Moslem groups in Dagestan and Chechnya?
- Were they front groups for Russian FSB?
- How did they escape attention from NSA?
- Shouldn’t NSA be able to trace the purchase of the backpacks? Of the bomb making materials?
- Track every Chechen who purchased the materials used to make the bomb. Nails, container, etc.
- It doesn’t make sense they can’t put this together and find where the bomb parts were purchased and where they were put together. This is a major mystery that has to be pursued into the future until resolved.
It is good to believe a hypothesis for a short period of time, but bad to become stuck in anything not proven conclusively.
This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.