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Lessons from Boston and Chechnya

The Original King Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 6:03 PM
Chries...I would agree with you IF her final contention was that we should just let the matter sit. Clearly, though, the admin's intention is to bring those responsible to justice, and nt turn, I still agree with her contention that putting too much time into trying to figure out why these scumwads were upset with the U.S seems like a bit of a waste of that time.
We cannot bring back the stolen lives. We cannot bring back the lost limbs or the lost hearing. And we cannot mitigate the infinite grief of the victims' loved ones.

But there is something we can and must do: We must learn all the lessons we can.

Here are some:

1. The gulf between the decent and the indecent

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother, once told an interviewer before a Golden Gloves boxing competition: "I don't have a single American friend. I don't understand them."

The reason Tsarnaev didn't understand Americans was not primarily cultural. Tsarnaev came to America when he was 14 or 15, an...