ABC’s Bianna Golodryga posted the following on Twitter.
Just spoke w Dzhokhar’s father Anzor for 2nd time. Says sons are innocent. “If they kill Dzhokhar, then I’m convinced he’s framed by cops”
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) April 19, 2013
Conspiracy theorizing seems to run in the family. In a Twitter feed that has been confirmed to belong to him, Dzhokhar tweeted his belief that 9-11 was an “inside job.”
Ten days later, he would become a naturalized US citizen. Eight months after that, he would allegedly place bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, then rob a convenience store, carjack a Mercedes-Benz, and murder an MIT police officer.
Update: Media have contacted the suspects’ aunt, who launched into a conspiracy theory just like their father.
“What century are we living in? she says. “We need evidence. Otherwise you can go shoot anyone like a chicken on the street. Not for me. We need evidence.”
“All these pictures are on the computer. I have to see them. You have to have a motive first. Something that would drive you through some actions. They cannot go crazy or mad or sick just for one day. As far as I know them they are fine.”
The aunt says bombings in Russia have been blamed on Chechens but were in fact part of a state conspiracy.
“What do you think, [that] I would believe something easily that your government, my government, their government would throw in my face? No. I want evidence.”
She says Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a daughter.
“Tamerlan has his daughter, above the age of that little boy who died there. Why would he think that this daughter’s life is worth more than that little boy’s life that died there?
“I don’t trust the FBI. Show me evidence.”
Who knew that Alex Jones is so popular with the Chechen community?
Update: Meanwhile, Dzhokhar tweeted this at 12:12 AM on April 8.
“If you have the knowledge and the inspiration all that’s left is to take action”