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Lessons from Boston and Chechnya

The Original King Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 7:21 PM
IMHO, that's BS......for one reason or another both the Obama admin and the Bush admin were reluctant to use thr term radical Islam. But trying to claim that we can't defeat them just because we don't refer to them by the "proper" name seems absurd to me. As long as we're dropping missiles on these pieces of garbage and blowing them off the face of the earth, we can call them the Munchkin People for all I care.
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...