Two brothers, one of them killed by authorities, the other finally tracked down following a citywide manhunt.
Both men allegedly behind the Boston bombings are reportedly of Chechen decent, putting the focus back on Russia’s troubled region and what this means for the future of U.S. policies.
Representative Tom McClintock does not want to speculate.
“The first report said this involved a Saudi national and that began to call into question whether this was part of a larger international coordination,” said McClintock. “From The little I have seen of this, there doesn’t seem to be a coordination with a foreign government.”
McClintock says any foreign government involvement would be a game change like after 9/11.
Post 9/11, Chechnya was in the spotlight. The area has been the target of an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars dating back to the 1990s.
The mass attacks in 2001 ultimately led the U.S. to a decade of war.
Congressman McClintock is not willing to go that far in this case.
“I don’t want to get into that speculation until we know what motivated these individuals and until we know if there were others involved,” said McClintock