Bombers' mother says attack was faked
by Josh K - 4/25/13 6:18 AM
Suspects' mother shares doubts about bombing
(CNN) —The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake.
"That's what I want to know, because everybody's talking about it -- that this is a show, that's what I want to know. That's what I want to understand," said Zubeidat Tsarnaev.
She has seen a video purporting the wild idea, she told CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, who interviewed her in Makhachkala, Dagestan. He asked if she has seen the news images of the actual bombings and the suffering they caused.
"I haven't," she answered. There was no blood, she said. It was paint. But her disbelief broke down when she spoke of the victims.
"I really feel sorry for all of them. Really feel sorry for all of them," she said, her voice cracking. But she is resolute about not believing that her sons, Dzhokhar, 19, and Tamerlan, 26 were involved.
I feel for this woman. It can't be easy for a parent to accept that her kids did what her sons did, but she is in some serious denial right now.