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LeDuff 'Off the Chain': Some perspective on the Boston Marathon bombings

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Coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings has been equally breathless and embarrassing.

Spot reports from media outlets who once prided themselves on accuracy and reliability have been little better than Twitter feeds.

Much will change in America after two Chechen brothers repaid the gift of asylum from their war-ravaged homeland by killing innocent bystanders including an eight-year-old boy.

Were they part of an Islamic terror cell? Were they bitter because they couldn't find work? (My own relatives can't find work. They don't kill.) Are immigration laws too lax? Can we count on more intrusions into our civil liberties because two madmen turned their frustrations outward? Will there be an anti-Islamic backlash?

I'm sure all of this will be discussed ad nauseam once the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has run its course. (Update- 19-year-old in custody) His brother Tamerlan, 26, was shot dead by police on Friday.

Until then, I simply quote the suspects' uncle, Russian Tsarni, also a Muslim refugee from Chechnya, a war-torn separatist region in southern Russia.  

Tsarni, his face seething with indignation, said on his front lawn: "I respect this country. I love this country."

Then he put it all into perspective, something no talking head has managed to do. His  nephews, Tsarni said, were "losers not being able to settle themselves."


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