A lot of people woke up this morning to find out about the insanity going on in Boston and the state of Massachusetts this morning as authorities conduct a massive manhunt for the remaining bombing suspect. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still on the loose, and door-to-door searches are being conducted. His brother, Tamerlon, was killed by police overnight.
As usual, we won’t waste time regurgitating the news. You aren’t here because you don’t know the official report of what happened. We just want to educate our readers on a few things regarding this situation going forward. The reports that the Tsarnaev brothers are from Chechnya is confusing to many. Chechnya is not a place that most Americans associate with wanting to commit terrorist acts in the United States. After all, the United States has frequently criticized Russia for its handling of Chechnya. The Russian connection is altering people’s point of view on this, but make no mistake. Chechnya has the Russian connection for obvious reasons, but these are extremist Muslims, no different than what we have dealt with in the past.
The Wahabbi faction of Islam is dominant in Chechnya. This branch of the religion is known for ultra-conservatism, and that word should not be even remotely confused with what we mean when we say it in the United States. This originated in Saudi Arabia, the faction came from Saudi Arabia, and many believe that Saudi Arabia funds and influences this area today.
Don’t let all the talk of Russia and Chechnya confuse you or throw you off the trail. This is very much a Muslim issue that we have here, and the real question is whether the United States government will use it to further its agendas in the Middle East or try to stray away from it to avoid further conflict. As you probably know, Saudi Arabia is supposedly friendly to the United States. But for how long? And how involved is Saudi Arabia in encouraging acts such as these?