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April 30th, 2013
09:37 AM ET

Trainer: Citizenship rules upset Tsarnaev

Motivations behind suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's attacks are still unknown. But, his boxing trainer says he knows why he might have done it.

The former boxing trainer of Tsarnaev, John Allan, says he was "frustrated" with citizenship rules. Former CNN reporter and Entertainment Tonight host, Rob Marciano, speaks to Allan.


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  1. Griff.

    "Citizenship?? Why are they there/here?? Why come/go to another country and to force-feed their own crap?? I give my own opinion not to change minds/ more to disagree with all this force-feeding. I don't wonder countries object, hypocrits will be around but you don't have to listen. Quote: American Pastor Now In Solitary Confinement in Iran

    The American pastor jailed in Iran for his faith has been placed in solitary confinement and may now be suffering organ failure, according to family members in Iran who are increasingly alarmed at his deteriorating health. Unquote.

    May 1, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  2. wayne

    citizenship. recent articles mention that the department of homeland security had the power to delay or prevent his citizenship application and did so. two factors were mentione: the fbi interview and the 2009 domestic violence incident for which he was found not guilty. if 'dhs had specific info from the fbi interview that was not acted on properly, that would be an issue of agencies not sharing or acting correctly on information. however, dept of homeland security also overreacts to domestic violence allegations even if wrong, false, or not guilty–by assuming, as many others do–that once an allegation is made, the man is guilty. if DHS used the 2009 domestic violence matter as the reason for denying or delaying his citizenship status, that would have been wrong and would have been one factor to make him angry and overreacting. the denial also led to him not being able to compete in the Olympics. while he was wrong, this could really suggest the motivating factors that made him reach out to extreme Islam for revenge. look harder at why he was denied citizenship. but don't expect homeland security to be forthcoming with info.

    April 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  3. mycroft lake travis texas

    Did you know that I shouldn't be surprised, that the News Media's are dropping the ball on Marathon Bombing investigation and instead giving us a look at the terrorist's lives, instead of getting around to completely solving the crime. Finally , investigators are starting to discover and slowly reveal to the Media, what I've stated in my prior posts about this bombing was much more accurate than their first assessments. I'm sitting back wondering if they are ever going start connecting the dots on this one, if they are ever going to see the light . I pretty much have had who was behind it solved a couple days after the attacks and for a mere hundred grand, I will put them on the right track. They seem as though they haven't clue as yet to the puppet masters behind the scenes. There probably saying now, Puppet Masters, you mean there were Puppet Masters, look into that Jim. Quite frankly, I'm astonished, even the news medias are duped and don't even realize, they been played. Well I'll just continue to wait until I get the dough, before I enlighten whom ever really wants to know, who ,what, why, and when. I guess I better plan along waiting period, because their egos will want to solve it themselves. Maybe I'll just get fed up of waiting and reveal to the public on this blog, just who are the unseen players in the Marathon Bombing or just maybe the investigators will find a lead to put them on the right path. I've been right about so many things and so many times, I really don't need to feed my own ego with credit, but I would like to afford buy some groceries, go out on a few dates, pay some bills and live a little. I really don't care to see human interest stories about the terrorists at this time, I want to see all the criminals behind bars, because unless we get them, they'll continue wrecking peoples lives.

    April 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

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