Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, parents of Jahar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, spoke at a news conference today. PHOTO: Reuters
The parents of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are headed to the United States tomorrow to bury Tamerlan, meet with the FBI, and their son Dzhokhar, who is currently recovering in the hospital. The father, Anzor Tsarnaev declared at a press conference:
"I am going to the United States. I want to say that I am going there to see my son, to bury the older one. I don't have any bad intentions. I don't plan to blow up anything."
The parents have already been questioned by officials in Dagestan. Both of them believe that their son Tamerlan was captured alive and then killed (though, unless they know something we don't, it's unclear why they believe that). Their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, cried that Tamerlan's killing was unnecessary:
"I wanted to scream to the whole world, 'What did you do?'" said Mrs. Tsarnaeva, 46. "What have you done with my son? He was alive. Why did you need to kill him? Why didn't you send him to Guantanamo or whatever? Why? Why? Why did they have to kill him? They got him alive, he was in their hands."
The parents will likely spark everything from curiosity, anger and sympathy from their visit to the United States. The eyes and ears of this country will be on them all the way through.