Just before he was captured last month, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a note inside the boat where he was hiding that seemed to take responsibility for his role in the tragedy, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the note.For a month, we have been told that these brothers acted alone with uncertain motives. Now it turns out that the authorities knew all along that the younger brother left a note saying that the bombing was in the name of Allah and Islam, that it was part of a Muslim Jihad against the USA, that he is a martyr to the cause, and that Allah is rewarding such martyrs in heaven.
After police forced him out of a Watertown resident’s boat, they found the message in which he praised Allah and said he would be joining his dead brother, Tamerlan, soon, according to one of the officials.
“They found a note that took responsibility,” the official said, but did not provide more details.
Still, the official said, the note could help the prosecution prove the suspect’s alleged role in the bombing.
Both officials asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
CBS News first reported the note, citing anonymous sources who said Tsarnaev called the Boston victims “collateral damage” in the same way Muslims have been in the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” Tsarnaev wrote.
My suspicion is that the Obama administration intended to cover this up until after immigration reform (aka amnesty) passes, just as they covered up the 2012 Benghazi attack until after Obama could be re-elected.