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Saturday, April 20, 2013

In the Hands of the Tsarnaeva's Mom

I know this may sound funny, if I simply say--article by woman who got facials from the alleged Boston bombers' mother.  But it is a revealing up-close look at the family--with regular visits to their apartment--that's hard to top, if legit.  My guess is that it is, there's so much detail and no reason to write this for fun.  See it here.  (Huff Post has now talked to author.)  She had many interactions with the younger brother--she even gave him her keys to move her car--but not much with older bro or the father.

She adds a little detail added on mystery of my family had to flee and got asylum in U.S.   Juan Cole suggests in great piece it's because dad was on wrong side of conflict--working for the Russians in security.  He then theorizes that the two sons were humiliated by their father's past of working against the Chechen rebellion and carried out the bombing partly in rebellion against him.  Yes, he mentions Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons."

Greg Mitchell’s “So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits--and the President--Failed on Iraq” has just been published in an updated e-book edition.  He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher.

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