NPR's counter terrorist correspodent Dina Temple-Raston just spoke on air to give a rationale for the bombing of Boston Marathon, where three persons died including a Chinese graduate student Lv Lingzi. Dina said Muslims in Chechnya were frustrated the US's hesitance to interfere. To quote her words, '.. two men might have been upset that the US hasn't done enough to help Chechnya in its battle with the Russians.......one of the things that really upsets them is that the United States took so long to get into Bosnia.......it took a long time and they (the US) dragged their feet......' It's not surprising to hear a liberal to show empathy for terrorists, but it's remarkable that they already started defending them even at this 'very early stage' when police and public are still trying to pieces together pieces of information.
Dina Temple-Raston is an award-winning journalist and author. She was a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News during Clinton Administration.