Pete Williams of NBC is reporting that two suspects have not been positively identified, but it is believed that they are "foreign nationals" who might have received military training and have been in the country for over a year. Williams adds that they are "legal permanent residents" and may be from Chechnya, but were living in Turkey before coming to the U.S. Boston police commissioner Ed Davis tweeted the most recent surveillance photo of the missing suspect that was taken last night, before the shootout.
Suspect No. 1 looks more plausibly Chechen than he looks Ethiopian, as the overnight rumor implied (I had a hard time buying it because the late Suspect No. 1 is the least Ethiopian looking guy in the world). And Chechens are notorious Muslim hard-asses. Tolstoy, who fought them, wrote a book about them.
NBC is saying the suspects are brothers with complicated Chechyan names, who have at least one Massachusetts drivers license, and are here legally.
Latest: Suspect No. 2 is this guy:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19
Places Lived Cambridge, MA
About Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev was born in 1993. Dzhokhar currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before that, Dzhokhar lived in Cambridge, MA
Or, then again, maybe not. If this rumor is wrong, sorry to Dzhokhar.
But, in any case, never forget that the grand strategy of the Bush Administration -- Invade the World, Invite the World -- hasn't failed, it's just never been fully tried yet!
Diversity is our strength!