posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 09:55 AM
I think this article written by Dave Cullen, who wrote the book Columbine, can explain a lot and also show people that everything that happens is not
necessarily a government conspiracy. There are sick people in the world, psychologically speaking.
Boston Like Columbine
My Twitter feed has been flooded with this theme today: The Tsarnaev brothers seem more like the Columbine killers than al-Qaida.
Maybe. Either, neither, or it could easily be a combination. It’s way too early to know. The first thing I learned covering Columbine all those
years was that most of the theories that gain traction this week will be wrong.
But we do have an interesting situation developing with a pair of brothers as suspects: potentially, the classic dyad scenario. Notorious dyad
examples include Bonnie and Clyde, Leopold and Loeb, and the D.C. snipers. The dyad tends to be a twisted, particular relationship that plays out very
differently than the lone gunman or the terrorist team.
The article goes on to say this
"We don’t even know whether this was a true dyad in the sense of joint planning. For all we know, Dzhokhar (or Tamerlan) learned the contents of
the duffel bag only 20 minutes before the attack.
His older brother could have asked him to carry the bag for him and drop it over there. Dzhokhar
could have suspected a little, a lot, or anything in between. All we know is that they were both there at the scene—and then became fugitives
together. What came before is all still conjecture."
I find the part I placed in bold to be particularly interesting. The younger suspect walking with his hat backwards, his face fully in view, without
a care in the world. The older brother with his hat on the other way, concealing his face somewhat with sunglasses on, looking a bit suspicious. It
seems plausible to me.
Anyway, Cullen makes some excellent points and IMO if he is right on his assessment of these two suspects, we can throw most if not all these
conspiracies theories about the bombing out the _