The senseless murder and mayhem in Boston has left me speechless. Initially, I refused to speculate about who did it, despite repeated requests to do so. I pointed to the wildly mistaken guesses about the Texas murders, when people who should have known better talked as if the Aryan Brotherhood were the perpetrators, sure thing. It turned out to be anything but. In this case, as a friend wrote me, “Chechens, who knew?” I certainly did not.
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