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Where Did They Get Their Money?

Media and progressives are always urging people not to "rush to judgement." Of course that is right, except, apparently when they do it. The Boston Marathon bombing is an example. We heard repeatedly that the Tsarnaev brothers acted alone. Well, maybe yes, maybe no.

Peggy Noonan, in her blog, asks the question that has been plaguing me, too: Where did they get their money?

"Did they ever have jobs? Who or what supported them? They had cellphones, computers, stylish clothes, sunglasses, gym equipment and gym membership, enough money to go out to dinner and have parties. They had an arsenal of guns and money to make bombs. The elder brother, Tamerlan, 26, had no discernible record of employment and yet was able to visit Russia for six months in 2012. The FBI investigated him. How did they think he was paying for it? The younger brother, Dzhokhar, was a college student, but no word on how he came up with spending money. The father doesn't seem to have had anything--he is said to have sometimes fixed cars on the street when he lived in Cambridge, for $10 an hour cash. The mother gave facials at home. Anyway, the money lines. Where did it come from?"

And here is another question: Who in Cambridge or elsewhere helped convert Tamerlan to radical Islam? Are we to believe that people just convert themselves to to extremism by reading Internet websites? Then hatch elaborate plans to blow people up?

You can email brucechapman@discovery.org

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