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Lessons from Boston and Chechnya

The Original King Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 7:23 PM
Chries......you're making it sound as if it was an "either or" situation..the admin did not have the option of EITHER protecting American lives OR pointing to a video as the cause.
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...