I think the Americans should treat those bombers just the way Israel treats Arab terrorists and give them visits, education and a chance to be released when their supporters hold innocent people hostage. And if you think America shouldn't, then maybe Israel should learn from Americans how to punish murderers.
I added to that a link to my post about the death penalty and the importance of using it against terrorists.
According to the New York Times, the bombers were known to the FBI after the older one spent six months with his father, but after being investigated, nothing was discovered.
The brothers were born in Kyrgyzstan, an official said, and were of Chechen heritage. Chechnya, a long-disputed Muslim territory in southern Russia, sought independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union and then fought two bloody wars with the authorities in Moscow. Russian assaults on Chechnya were brutal, killing tens of thousands of civilians as terrorist groups from the region staged attacks in central Russia.
No doubt all of the information they have is now being reassessed.
“We went to Chechnya to visit relatives,” Mr. Tsarnaev said in an interview in Russia.Now to get back to my earlier comment about how to treat terrorists. In America there is talk about treating the surviving bomber differently from the way they would treat a regular criminal/suspect.
The trip will come under intense scrutiny to determine whether he met with extremist groups or received training, current and former intelligence and law enforcement officials said. Kevin R. Brock, a former senior F.B.I. and counterterrorism official, said, “It’s a key thread for investigators and the intelligence community to pull on.”
The seeds of arguments to come were already apparent, however. Questions arose concerning the arrest and prosecution of the surviving brother, and whether he should be given a Miranda warning and other elements of constitutional rights in criminal cases. Further attention surrounds the government’s early scrutiny of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and whether warning signs may have been missed.In Israel we give the terrorists too many rights. We also keep them alive, even when we know that they are killers/murderers. And then they are traded for kidnapped Israelis. It would make much more sense for us to execute them. I wonder what the Americans will do with the one they have captured.
In the hours after the arrest, Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona, both Republicans, issued a statement late Friday calling for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is a naturalized American citizen, to be treated like a terrorist, not a criminal, with reduced constitutional rights and no right to remain silent as promised in Miranda warnings.