“…just before Ibragim [Todashev] was shot—seven times, in two bursts, including once in the top of the head—he was about to write a confession implicating himself and alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a brutal triple homicide that took place in Waltham, Massachusetts, in September 2011.”
– Susan Zalkind, The Murders Before the Marathon
Questions that immediately come to mind: Why was he shot? Why seven times? And, most importantly, why was he shot and killed before writing his confession?
If you listen to the radio story where this was reported (This American Life – Dead Men Tell No Tales), at the bottom of this post for your convenience, you will learn the possible reason for the interrogation reaching this climatic ending, but you will also be led through a series of events that are all, seemingly, related. This is what struck me the most.
I am not a conspiracy theorist. And I do not think that behind every event there are puppet masters at work, putting events in place and in turn effecting the lives of so many people who are all unrelated at the start and directly related at the end. But, there are some stories that make me stop and wonder. Is that the full story? Is that exactly how it happened? What isn’t being told that should be?
I’m sure there are some people who know the reasons for the Waltham murders, and why people close to them have all be killed or deported. I am also sure that there are some people who know more than what is being reported on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The facts may never come to light, and that fact alone is what makes it curious and questionable.
The point to all of this is simply to question what you are being told. Not always suspect there are hidden agendas and motives, but to always be open to the possibility that there is more to the story than what you are hearing. Ask questions. Do this today.