The mother of the accused bomber was in fact on a watch list, as was his now dead brother. The charming manner in which the mother has comported herself alone makes one wonder about her true role in all of this, if any.
The friends from school who not only failed to reach out to authorities once the two suspects were shown on surveillance cameras to the entire nation, but who allegedly actively attempted to hide evidence or information come as no surprise. Most Americans did jump to conclusions, and these types of involvement coming from others is likely what most were imagining.
And let's be honest here: Most of us likely believe that the Obama administration's approach to both the accused killer and those around him will be cautious and tepid -- full of bold statements but lacking the "severity of the law" that this administration so often claims to seek out.
This case is becoming stranger and stranger in the sense that we have others charged, some question as to whether DNA links a female to at least one of the bombs, and the overwhelming belief by many that these bombers, while "homegrown" in a broad sense, likely had either training or assistance from others beyond our shore.
There are now too many people, too many intricate pieces to the puzzle, and too much defiance of the law and what is right here to simply write this chapter off as the act of lone and youthful wolves.
This looks like cold and calculated terror that sprang forth from the heart of more than just one dominant brother.
This looks like murder most foul -- terror most extreme -- and a case where, if found guilty, the man responsible should, as most Americans now believe, be put to death.