Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, had a channel on YouTube opened in August 2012 and five months ago created a playlist dedicated to terrorism.
Named simply ‘Terrorists,’ the playlist included a pair of videos, which are now no longer available.
Although most of the clips in the channel are ordinary music videos, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube channel shows signs that he had been drawn to radical Islamism.
Among the songs on his playlists was one called ‘I will dedicate my life to Jihad.' He also featured videos recorded by recent converts to Islam.
The 26-year-old former boxer also appeared to favor radical sermons by an Australian Muslim preacher Feiz Mohammad, best known for calling for the beheading of a right-wing Dutch politician.
As a criminal defense attorney I can anticipate the defense of the younger Tsarnaev at least as well as Nancy Grace. It was the older brother who went Jihadistic and brainwashed his younger bro, Dzhokhar, into helping out. This may actually have the effect of getting him life in prison (although Mass has no death penalty -- I don't think) he will be tried in federal court and the offense certainly qualifies on their list of capital crimes. As a form of diminished capacity, the hero worship of the older brother might explain why this bright, good-looking, talented 19-year-old joined in. The jury might have some sympathy for him, and the court might, too. I am unmovably opposed to the death penalty, but can you imagine the terrors he will face when he is sent to a penitentiary? All I can say to him is, "Don't drop the soap in the shower stall," and if he asks why, I might answer, in a low voice and in bellicose tone: "Bend over, boy!" It costs the system less to house the perp for life than spend ten years and millions of dollars to try, convict, and appeal him. Besides, life is short in the pen.
It's a shame we don't have the older brother to interrogate. He got off too easy.
This reminds me of Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma bombing.