Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Confession in Boat

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When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat in a Boston neighborhood, he scrawled a note inside the hull, confessing to the bombings, and declaring the reasons behind his and his brother’s attack.

Sources told CBS’ John Miller that he used a pen to write on the wall of the cabin as he bled profusely from wounds he received in a firefight with police earlier, when his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed.

He said their bombing was in retribution for American attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq where thousands of Muslims were killed.  He further stated that the Boston victims were merely ‘collateral damage’ as Muslims had been in the two U.S. invasions. “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” the note added.

He also said that he does not mourn his brother.  He is being rewarded in heaven, and he believed he would soon be joining him.

Miller’s sources say the wall the note was written on was riddled with bullet holes from shots fired into the boat. The shots were fired after Dzhokhar came up through the tarp covering the boat amid police fears that he had another bomb.

According to Miller, the note will be a significant piece of evidence in any Dzhokar trial, saying it is “certainly admissible,” and paints a clear picture of the brothers’ motive, “consistent with what he told investigators while he was in custody,” Miller said Thursday on “CBS This Morning.”

Miller pointed out the importance of the note.  Although he told much of the same information to the FBI while he was in the hospital, there are questions whether his statements would be admissible in court because much of it was prior to being Mirandized.

There are still many questions as to whether or not anyone else, or any organization, was involved or aided in the attack.

And, although there is reason to believe they had intended to go to New York and detonate bombs in Times Square, there is no trace of a concrete plan of attack.

Many questions go unanswered.  The bombing of the Boston Marathon was well planned, well organized, but there is no written statement or video record claiming responsibility for the attack.  Terrorist organizations are usually quick to announce the success of their activities.

James Turnage

The Guardian Express