There are reports that the remaining Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is beginning to respond to questions by investigators. He is still critically ill and cannot speak. He has a wound to his throat which it is claimed is from a gun. A gunshot reportedly passed through his mouth and left his body at the back of his neck. Was the gunshot a self inflicted wound, by armed officers or from a rogue bullet during an exchange of fire?
Dzhokhar has not been read his Miranda rights and the authorities claim this is "normal" for such a suspect. It does however pave the way for conspiracy theorists to run amok.
When is an act of violence simply that and when is it terrorism? Does it depend on the nationality of the perpetrator or the act?
Monday there are reports that 5 people are dead following a shooting in Seattle. One of the dead was killed by police after he brandished a weapon reports the BBC. The USA is a violent country which is unable to control gun ownership. A perfect place to nurture home grown terrorists?
It now seems likely that the Tsarnaev brothers were the perpetrators of the Boston bombings but you can never really tell without justice running its course. Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay, speaks oodles for The USA and its administration. Half the prisoners held in Gitmo are on hunger strike. Gitmo holds many prisoners snatched and incarcerated for years without trial. Barbaric? If it was in the Middle East the USA would be out there espousing human rights and more. As it is their very own American born concentration camp nothing is said.
With some reports that the suspect is responding to questions with written answers perhaps Americans will find out some vital information. Did the pair plan more attacks? Did they act independently? What triggered their bombing violence or has it been planned for sometime?
Many question but few answers yet. The problem is that whilst the suspect is interrogated by dubious persons, without recourse to a legal representative, can we believe what we will be told?
According to the BBC US Federal investigators are preparing charges against Dzhokhar. "If he is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, he could face the death penalty".
Presumably that is if he is proved guilty? In a country that locks people away without trial for years, charged with vague accusations, a death sentence is to be expected. If he is guilty you may believe he deserves the death penalty. Will we ever truly know of the brothers guilt though?