Two brothers were raised in the sad land of Chechnya whose people attempted to be free of Russian rule. However, they sought this independence just as Vladimir Putin gained power in Russia and the former KGB agent was raised to crush any and all who endeavored to gain their independence. Two brothers, Tamarlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wandered to neighboring nations and finally came to America. They had relatives in the United States but the world of social media, the world of youth independence rather than life in an extended family eventually overwhelmed these confused young men.
At some point, they decided to commit an act of violence in the United States. No one knows what triggered this decision, no one knows why they did not head back to Chechnya, they decided to kill and maim in the United States of America. What transpires in the minds of young people is among the unknown mysteries of life. They made a decision. And, people died, and people lost limbs.