Bombing suspect’s aunt: ‘I suspect the pictures were staged’

Via CP24:

A Toronto woman who has identified herself as the aunt of the Boston bombing suspects said she will wait to see all the evidence before she believes her nephews are guilty of the crime.

“I’m a lawyer back home. Give me evidence. I participated in court sessions, where I had to prove the guilt of others,” said Maret Tsarnaev from outside her Etobicoke apartment. “Do the same here, show me evidence, give me more than a photo. But to be convinced that my nephews committed to these atrocities, convince me. Then come back and get my reaction and ask me how I feel.”

At least one person is happy about the news:

Seems like a colorful woman:


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  • Michelle
  • ramv36

    Someone doesn’t believe what the news is telling them to?!? Uh, oh. Prepare the Gulag!
    Welcome to America.

  • DanStlMo

    Set up people often throw bombs and shoot at police.

    • Rella

      You saying innocent people don’t just walk around carrying bombs? (snark)

  • D Dunlap

    Standard muslim practice isn’t it? First celebrate the brutal attack, then deny that the attackers had anything to do with it

    • Saar

      And deny that islam had anything to do with it.

      • TugboatPhil

        Well, it’s the job of the President and national news outlets to deny Muslim involvement.

  • Marcy Cook

    O.K. Auntie…who set them up? Who staged this? And why. You show me your evidence and we’ll show you ours.

  • Well Done

    On behalf of Canada I would like to apologize for this dimwit woman. She is useful, though, as a reminder that a lot of lawyers are wrong-headed. Also, a lot of educated people are as dumb as sack of mud.

    • Rella

      Forgiveness can only be given if you agree to take back Jim Carrey and Justin Beiber.

      • Jillane Kent

        Don’t forget Celine Dion.

      • mickeyco

        Know he’s not from there, but wouldn’t you like to take Piers, too?

    • Ronald Green

      And Micheal Moore too!

  • Aaron

    To rephrase something I saw on Twitter earlier: If someone is suspected of something and their response is to murder police officers and lob explosives, they are probably guilty of whatever they are accused of.

    • Scott Henry

      The “only” proof they have of these guy’s lobbing explosives at the cops is the “cop’s” statement! I have my doubts. the way the police are reacting, Id be more inclined to believe that it was the police throwing the grenades!

    • BlueGood

      Precisely Aaron….as a Cannuck, it makes me sick this woman is residing in my Country and spewing dumb denial of facts….

      Fry the little S.O.B.!

  • Suzanne Olden

    Wow… Just wow…

  • kateorjane

    If both her nephews end up dead due to shoot outs with the police will she still believe it’s only fake pictures involved?

  • holyreality

    Innocent until proven guilty is so quaint an ideal now?

    • TugboatPhil

      It’s only applicable inside a courtroom. Free people can make their own judgement calls in the arena of public opinion.

      It’s also hard to stand upon being innocent until proven guilty when you’re trying to shoot and blow up law enforcement.

    • Jack Deth

      I shall rebut by positing the train of thought of the Left immediately after the Marathon bombings:

      Conservative white male of any other than WASP religious affiliation.
      Pick Up Truck
      Street Lamp

      Some assembly required.

  • Canadian87

    Well… not to be inflammatory, but technically they’ve only been named “suspects”… We’re still doing the whole “Innocent until proven guilty”… Obviously I believe they’re the culprits, but her point does still make sense, I’ve not actually seen these guys do anything, other than be named by police as the suspects.

    If you were told a family member did this kind of stuff, you’d want evidence too before throwing them under the bus, right?

    So, I kind of get where she’s coming from, but she’ll be heart broken when the truth comes out I’m sure.

    • Marcus Porcius

      Well, in order to be “proven guilty” you have to be arrested and brought to trial. Shooting cops and throwing bombs at them sort of interferes with that.

    • Michelle

      When they carjacked a guy last night, they drove around with him still in the car for about 30 mins. then let him go. He told police the two guys said there were the marathon bombers. What would be his motive for lying about that? Also interesting, these two guys had IEDs on them during the police chase and were throwing them out of the car. Coincidence?

    • TomJB

      “Innocent until proven guilty” is only in a court of law. After apprehension and indictment. There is no such axiom in the court of public opinion and in my mind, there would need to be some pretty solid evidence to prove them innocent at this point. If they were, they would not be shooting cops, carjacking innocents, and lobbing explosives out of a car window. I am also not a resident of MA so I am not disqualifying myself from any potential jury duty. The older brother got off easy being killed as he was.

      • Walt

        Actually with today’s media, it’s guilty as charged White Christian Conservative until the media finds out otherwise. then it’s innocent until proven guilty. And sometimes not even then (see cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal)

  • PatriotGlory

    First of all, I’m not defending the parents, and I trust that the FBI has identified the correct suspects. Based on the suspects reaction, I would think that it confirms the FBI’s suspicions.

    Moving on, isn’t it natural for any parent/family member say, “of course its not my son/daughter/nephew/niece?” When my oldest was caught smoking in high school, that was my first reaction. I’d imagine that the family of these two killers have had similar reactions and haven’t been able to reconcile the fact that their beloved family members are killers (besides the Uncle, of course.)

  • copperpeony

    Set up? The facebook page of these two has all the evidence anyone could need. has it on his site. The aunt is your typical shrill denier and being a lawyer in Chechnya is the same as a pharmacist doing open heart surgery here. All she is worried about is what her Toronto muslim neighbors will think of her family. Half of Toronto is muslim with a mosque on almost every corner. Peace loving ‘religion’ until the SHTF.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to delusional aunt:

    “The B*itch set me up!” may have worked for Marion Barry.
    It sure as Hell is not going to work for you!

  • Marcus Porcius

    This is very common with black and Mexican families too.

    “Dem white cops set him up! My (brother/son/husband/baby daddy) never did nothing wrong. All those arrests, charges, convictions and six guns they found under his bed are all a set up! They’re picking on him because he’s (black/Mexican/Muslim).”

    This isn’t racist; it’s the truth. I live in Southern California and you can see it at least once a week on the local news.

    Mexican mother whose “kid” just killed a two year-old in a drive-by shooting (through a translator, ALWAYS): “My son is a good boy. He never did gangs. He always go to church and pass out food to the homeless, etc.”

    NOT exaggerating. Seriously.

    • rinodino

      Man you fools are the most racist people I swear!!! And I will call you out every single time

      • Marcus Porcius

        Truth sucks, doesn’t it?

      • TugboatPhil

        Go tell Robert Byrd and Joe Biden.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Rino, you’ve already “identified” yourself in previous statements as a Closet Racist, you better bow out of this before you make an arse of yourself, AGAIN!

      • wwbdinct

        And YOU are the most misogynist and I will call YOU out every single time!

        • Guest

          That was unfair. You know he’ll never go look up the meaning of misogynist.

          • wwbdinct

            He’s such a dumbass. He needs another beatdown by Nick Searcy.

          • Guest

            Nah … he lives for the beat-down. Best thing to do is starve him.

      • Jillane Kent

        You’ll still make little sense nor possess a rational point, so continue on….

    • trixiewoobeans

      I have many relatives of different races and cultures. There are certain “victim” behaviors that, as a group, have been taught by the oh-so-sympathetic guilty, white Liberals. The Blame Game is learned early and passed on. The children of these sympathetic white people also play their version of this game in their homes, school, when they’re in trouble, and everyday normal interactions with the unfortunate public, which is why we’re in this steaming pile of dung now. It’s an easy game to learn, especially if personal responsibility is just too uncomfortable!

  • Guest

    Typical immigrant BS up here in Toronto. Denial, conspiracy theories, paranoid delusions are a part of the idiotic culture they flee from and that’s why they find themselves here… can’t tell you how many pakistanis and arabs (and I’m married to one… I don’t say this out of hatred, it’s honest criticism) think that think 9/11 is totally staged, CIA inside job, America is controlled by Jews or that Americans never landed on the moon. It’s totally ridiculous. Every one of them has their own insane conspiracy theory and it totally undermines collective faith in gov’t.

  • Michelle

    If Obama had an aunt…

    • TugboatPhil

      She’d look like Aunt Zeituni in Boston, living off welfare and public housing.

      • Michelle

        While being an illegal alien that twice defied court orders to leave the country.

  • marcellucci

    What’s the Canadian word for “batshitcrazy”……?

    • Right Wired

      batshitcrazy, eh.

  • copperpeony

    The bomber liked to do meth as I read in his timeline. Where did they get the money for the not too bad a living space, laptops, phones, drugs etc.? Lifeguard wages?

    Jahar ‏@J_tsar13 Apr

    @TroyCrossley lets not get ahead of ourselves now Troy, it’s a good show but breaking bad we can relate to a little bit more, I like meth

  • sleazyrider

    Look lady…this ain’t LAPD…and he ain’t delivering newspapers..them two little mexican mother daughter team had to resemble 6+ 260 lb Dorner in some fashion…chill out

  • Love of Country

    Hey Auntie …. if this punkazz kid was working with someone other than his now-deceased brother, he’s quite more than likely turn up dead and stinking on ice, too, mkay? Because if Dzhokhar is the only person who can finger the rest of the Bill Ayers/Al Queda Bombers then they understand this as well and realize he’s all the evidence that the police have or possibly will ever have against the rest of them.

    So guess what, Auntie? They’ll all be highly motivated to go terminate your boy asap; long before he starts talking to police now that they know he’s been positively ID’d and will be eventually apprehended. Those rabid infidels will most likely slit his throat long before the law and the executioner ever gets their hands on him, no? And the good part is, they all know exactly where he’s hiding!

    Enjoy your day, Auntie …. I’ve got things to do. They’ll all have their due!

  • copperpeony

    More form the bomber’s timeline on twitter. Note the date of this tweet:

    Jahar ‏@J_tsar17 Apr

    I’m a stress free kind of guy

  • copperpeony

    Dear Auntie in Toronto, your nephew stated that the bombing was a fake story to his friend on twitter, right after he did it.

    Ted ‏@ImRealTed15 Apr

    This deserves endless retweets.

    Jahar ‏@J_tsar16 Apr

    @ImRealTed fake story

  • Right Wired

    “Give me evidence”

    Come to Martin Richard’s funeral next week.

  • Emil Carstens

    Sooo where has this fucq been sleeping the past four days? Except last night of course.

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    Yes, everyone’s cel phone photos were ALL synchronized. Everyone spectating is in on the plot.

    • AWomaninTX

      Great point & one that always gets to me when people get into these types of conspiracy theories: the conspiracy-theory believers forget there’s more evidence that just what is shown on the TV news!

  • tops116

    I suspect the aunt is off her meds.

  • peoplectr

    Who the frick are you to demand anything. Only people deserving of demamding the truth are the victims.

  • JP

    yes…as staged as were the loss of limbs, life, and the happiness that goes with daily, good, healthy American life; not perfect but perfectly sane. The kind of sanity that attracts dregs from among the world’s bottom feeders who assume Americans can be victimized easily…beware we have no soft underbelly but plenty nerves of steel. Yes, many have reason to be very angry.

  • AL

    I believe the aunt more than I do the Mainstream media, Communist News Network, or the corrupt FBI/U.S. government.

  • FrankSeeley

    The Aunt is as nuts as her nephews…. Canada U have to investigate this nutcase

  • Red Fred

    Really, you think it was staged? Why don’t you talk to Jeff Bauman who no longer has claim to his lower legs.

  • Pat D’Amico

    If you shoot at me and throw explosives, that would give me reason to believe you want to kill me. I rest my case Auntie!

  • Bev48

    They told the man when they hijacked the Mercedes SUV, they were the Boston Marathon bombers……….

  • carl arasi

    Ban Islam from this country.We are a Christian nation.Muslems don’t belong here!

  • John Lukaszewski

    I’m actually with her. They could be stooges here. With the former Blackwater Ops on site the day of the bombing with NO explanation whatsoever, still hasn’t been explained. Not even the security aspect of it.

    There will be a marathon here in Green Bay this summer. I have NEVER seen the ops at these events here.

    • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

      Put the crack-pipe down, drink plenty of water and breathe.

  • OneThinDime

    Oh Canada, I hope you have this terror-supporting wack job in custody.

  • Bouncerquinn

    Hey people. I know 13 year olds that could have pulled this off. But they wouldn’t have gotten in a shoot out. They would have destroyed all the evidence and kept their mouths shut. Then they would have let an attorney do their talking for them. For all of you who think this is so elaborate, I say it was amateurish and juvenile.

  • zb

    And CBS edited her comments to make her sound sane. They’re going to turn him into a sympathetic figure.

  • Romy Gresham Douglass

    beolw us through preserved land they have gone to wipe out USA thu conduits

  • Scott Carroll

    She went from being the Aunt of the two Boston Bombing terrorists to being the Mother of the Boston Bombing Truther Movement all in one afternoon. Congratulations! In a family of black sheep, what do we call Uncle Ruslan?

  • $1014973

    If that idiot crosses the border have her arrested.

  • Livonian

    Seriously? 19-year-old goes on the internet, reads how to build a simple explosive, buys supplies, puts two bombs together. Gets his brother to help him place them and blow them up. Where’s the complexity? Pipe bombs are regularly made by teenagers around the world. Of course, since you probably see black helicopters everywhere, logic has no meaning to you.

  • kilthan

    When I was 19 I had already learned a great deal that could be used for dangerous purposes. But i had the wisdom (common sense) to not do anything stupid. 19 is old enough to drive, smoke, wade into combat with an automatic weapon and explosives strapped to your body, all of your own free will.

    Age doesn’t preclude intelligence, creativity, or the desire to be evil. Not every kid is an idiot.

  • John (it true me am)

    Eh, you seem to be making a leap that something is being hidden for nefarious purposes. The truth is right now most is being played close to the vest for very obvious strategic reasons. Added into that It’s a developing situation, and the 24 hour news cycle by its nature puts out a lot of speculation.

    I’m not a fan of the MSM in the slightest but I don’t buy this idea they are trying to push a definitive narrative of the younger brother being some mastermind, though there has been scattered comment about him being the brains specifically of the two brothers. Not one person I’m aware of has said they for sure haven’t received support from outside sources at all, with many people speculating just the opposite.

    In other words, let things play out a bit longer. Don’t expect to be told every detail when those details could very well hurt an active police manhunt.

    Also, to answer your secondary question in another post, explosives are routinely detonated as a safety precaution. You don’t leave armed explosives sitting around in evidence bags… And while I have not seen confirmation they were grenades thrown out of the car, If the grenades were aged surplus or homemade they could be seriously unstable.

  • Aaron

    So there’s one aspect of the story that you don’t have a definitive answer for (although there are several plausible answers) less than 24 hours after it happened and that means there’s some grand sinister plot?

  • Patrick Fallon

    please don,t talk stupid 19 years old do you really believe you have to be 91 in order to do some thing this crazy

  • Guest

    By the time I was 19 I had been a trained soldier for a year.

  • Jillane Kent

    Google Pennypacker if you’ve forgotten basic American history. At the age of 20, he was a general in the Civil War. He was too young to even vote for the President that nominatd him. Youth means very little as maturity and sophistication are not standardized norms. You also cannot discount the influence of his older brother.

  • mickeyco

    It’s been my understanding that the 26 year old brother was the brains of this- or possibly the contact to the brains. I haven’t seen any suggestions that the 19 year old was.

  • Romy Gresham Douglass


  • Adenhart

    I find it hilarious that someone who acts so superior is so naive. You can buy anything online, they could have bought 100 grenades with a sex slave on the side.

    Just because you don’t know how to shop on the deep web doesn’t mean other people don’t.

  • Jerry Hawkins

    Are you certain that they were hand grenades and not just more home made explosives? If they were home made, they could have been unstable which would explain detonating rather than collecting them

  • Romy Gresham Douglass


  • kilthan

    Um, I NEVER changed my comment. Hand Gernades? lets see, probably the same place they got the GUNS they didn’t have the legal ‘permission’ to have. I would guess the black market, probably online. There is this thing called ‘The Deep Web’ that is nigh untraceable where anything, ANYTHING, can be procured. Weapons, drugs, people.

    You never address the point that age does not preclude intelligence, creativity, or evil. Because you can’t. You know, as well as I do, that it is entirely possible for a 19 year old to make his own bombs, buy weapons illegally, plan an attack, and execute it. But that’s not what this is about, its about your desire to see things that aren’t there.

  • Elilla Shadowheart

    If you think it’s difficult to get a hold of anything, you’ve never been involved in or wanted to work in law enforcement.

  • Romy Gresham Douglass

    Obama is osama

  • Stephen Speck

    Maybe because the “evidence” was a bomb, and they disposed of it in a controlled detonation to prevent it was blowing up at a really inconvenient time, like around law enforcement and civilians?

  • Elilla Shadowheart

    If it’s a dangerous material? Yes, after photographic evidence is taken.

  • Romy Gresham Douglass

    it was meant to be worse and be thankful we will get answers HATERS

  • Jillane Kent

    A) He was a student at a four year university, studying marine biology.
    B) Even a student at a community college can learn how to make a bomb. Not to be trite, but it isn’t “rocket science”
    C) His brother, it now appears, has trained with Chechnyan militants.

  • Jillane Kent

    Four people apparently think “So I Married an Ax Murderer” was robbed at the Oscars.

  • Jillane Kent

    That’s the great thing about the internet. I am now assured that I’m not the only one who kind of liked that B movie, rom-com :)

  • Romy Gresham Douglass


  • doublnickel

    I heard it was because of cloud cover.