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We are learning more about the three suspects arrested yesterday in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing.
The FBI laying out some pretty convincing evidence that the three college students are close friends.
While -- gators suggests the trio tried to destroy evidence or lied about it to help cover for Joseph cars -- an -- They claim.
They had no clue that their friend.
-- joke -- are never never mind his brother had plans to carry out a terror attack on this country so what does there arrest and this affidavit tell us.
About the make the main case in chief against Joseph carts are -- Andrew McCarthy is a senior fellow at the national review institute in control -- contributing editor of national review.
And as -- -- in the TCU's depict terrorists in jail for a look at including the blind sheik who bombed us in 93 the World Trade Center.
At that time so you know a thing or two about these cases.
How yes we care that these three -- justice if they did with the FBI did -- but we care mostly about the two guys who bombed the Boston Marathon.
So how do you see there arrest of what's in this FBI affidavit affecting the case against Joseph -- -- While that probably the biggest thing that they're looking into right now is show cars state of mind and the timeline of when he became competent to do.
What he did on on the fifteenth I think it's pretty clear that that he did it now we're trying to figure out.
What's the what's the time line.
The theory I've been operating under is that Tamil -- who was in -- a stand when we know there are jihadist networks.
And it's important understand here that the these guys appear to be adhering to jihadist.
I believe he was probably trained.
When he was in Dagestan.
Came home train the younger brother.
That's at a certain point in time -- younger brother Joseph Carr also knew how to build bombs based on the training from his brother and then they picked a target.
At some point.
If that's what happened.
These three friends that he was spending a lot of time -- Could be that could be a real window into what the state of his training was what the state of his mind was in the weeks leading up to the ball.
You know it's interesting because the affidavit talks about how when these three.
Went into the dorm room after they in -- time on TV.
In these pictures that were released by the FBI.
They went over the they saw the backpack faces they -- -- anti fireworks they saw gasoline and they said all those are bomb making materials let's get rid of them.
It here is that Joseph carts are may have had in his dorm room bomb making materials not just like you know the -- that bomb making materials.
Therefore at any attempt by his defense attorneys to put it all on the older brother the older brother made the -- about but brother got trained and make -- big making bombs he made the bonds he -- -- -- younger brother into -- against his will week prior.
That it doesn't seem to be supported so far by the seven and.
And look it won't be in a first of all.
People get led into doing all kinds of things but nobody gets -- -- -- mass murder you know that's and it's just not one of those things you get led into so.
In a lot of these cases where for example in defense lawyers typically claim entrapment I remember looking at the jury at the end of Marcus and saying.
What would someone have to do to it in trap you into committing a bombing which would be like a multiple mass homicide.
And of course people sort of roll their rights nobody gets led into that.
The interesting thing here is.
The bright line between success and failure for terrorist tends to be training.
The guys who were trained -- competent enough to pull these things off the guys -- when not trained may have very ambitious plots but they tend.
To get tripped up along the lines -- they really don't know what they're doing.
These guys know what they were doing -- had to learn it at some point and some place.
So that trip bicameral -- overseas is so critical I want to ask you this -- They all they also get into a lot of details in this affidavit about the actual Boston Marathon bombing.
And this FBI agent specifically talks about how bomber two jokers are -- have.
Takes his knapsack appears to drop it.
Walks away without the knapsack this is it he's accused of the second bombing the second location.
He walks away without his knapsack knapsack having left it on the ground where he'd been standing approximately ten seconds later an explosion occurs in the location where bomber to Joseph -- Had placed his knapsack.
It seems clear that even more so than -- -- survey of the older brother Dave got the younger brother on tape.
Dropping the bomb so in terms of death penalty discussions which are probably going on behind the scenes right now right.
How big a factor is that here he was a sweet kid is his whole life they got a much heat drop in the second Bob.
Two things about that number one the strength of the evidence is crucially important.
One thing to describe for -- jury what somebody did it's another thing for them to watch what happened here which was atrocious.
The second thing is you say to yourself.
But they should have been so worried about Miranda or statements or anything else if they have an overwhelming case against -- what's the big deal the judge suppress the statements later on.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You can't do yours was I -- -- the backpack on the next second he doesn't the next second the bomb goes off.
So don't get fastidious about Miranda.
You know we have the question is -- you need to question him and if the judge says later on -- the statement to suppress who cares if.
-- laid -- BU I know you've told me that they're likely discussing death penalty behind the scene and that's that's gonna be the number one objective of his of his defense lawyers.
Is there any chance in your view that that the DOJ.
Agrees to take the death penalty off the -- In this case I don't think so -- it's it's it it's an atrocious.
Event that offense.
And also when the embassy bombing happened in 98 that case went to trial in 2002001.
Holder was deputy attorney general at the Clinton Justice Department then they signed on off on -- -- This is a domestic attack I think they'll be more outcry for a death penalty yet given the circumstances he's not averse to death penalty no I don't think so Andrew McCarthy thank you sir thank you.
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