It happened last night.
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, was apprehended after a Watertown resident spied him hiding in a boat in his, the resident's, own backyard and alerted authorities. Law enforcement surrounded the house and, after a few hours and an exchange of gunfire, took Tsarnaev alive. Tsarnaev had wounds he'd received in an earlier gun battle with police and was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in serious condition. He remains in serious condition today.
I'm thrilled that this suspect was caught pretty quickly and ALIVE, unlike his older brother/accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in the shootout with law enforcement that wounded Dzhokar. Since suspect #2 is alive hopefully we'll get all the answers to not only how but why the brothers carried out the April 15th attacks. Actually, we really already know why they did it.
According to news reports, the brothers, especially Tamerlan, had become radical Muslims after being largely moderate, Americanized Muslims before. Radical Muslims hate the "decadent" West, believe all infidels must be killed, converted, or subjugated, and regard America as the Great Satan, the obstacle to the global triumph of Islam. Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev appear to have been sold out to such a belief system. That's why they bombed the Boston Marathon. We know this, despite Obama's plea for Americans not to jump to conclusions about the brothers' motives (wonder if Obama would've made such a plea if the brothers were Christians).
The real questions we need answered now pertain to logistics, not motives. Did the brothers act alone? If not, who and where are their accomplices? Are they part of a large or small group? Did they receive training in explosives here or overseas? Is attacking soft targets like the Boston Marathon now going to be Muslim terrorists' new m.o. in America? This is what we need to know now, and I have complete confidence that law enforcement will get the answers.
Note to Muslim terrorists: whatever plans you had, your new plan should be to get the hell out of dodge. Americans aren't going to take your crap. We'll take you alive if we need information, otherwise, kill us, especially our children, and you DIE. As dead as Osama ben Laden. As dead as Tamerlan Tsarnaev. And as dead as Dzhokar Tsarnaev will one day be.
God bless America! USA! USA! USA!