Until early this morning, it had been a while since Chechnya dominated the news cycle. But since we’ve learned that the Boston bombing suspects are Chechen brothers, things have changed. Sort of:
— Allie Gravitt (@alliegravitt) April 19, 2013
Oof. Well, if what the clearly very astute anchor says is true, that would certainly help explain why a distressingly large number of Twitterers are buzzing about terrorists from the Czech Republic.
Behold the derp:
No and no.
So the guys that bombed Boston r from the Czech Republic?
— ASTONMARTINVROOMX3 (@Vroomx3_) April 19, 2013
"Suspect is a dark skinned male" and they turn out to be Czech and pale as fuck lmao. The media is crazy, man.
— Mari (@marilemmie) April 19, 2013
Future diplomat right there, folks.
It’s also not fair to call them Czech.
A word of advice, guys: Next time, you’d better Czech yourselves before you wreck yourselves.
I love that this needs to be explained. RT @TerpWeather: Czech ≠ Chechnya.
— Brendan Darr (@BrendanDarr) April 19, 2013
I made an "infographic" to help my 'Murican friends distinguish between Chechnya and the Czech Republic. pic.twitter.com/v4BjdTJUun
— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) April 19, 2013
Fail: Chechnya is not Czech Republic. Public school education at its finest.
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) April 19, 2013
This is what happens when we don't invest in education: Americans can't tell Chechnya & The Czech Republic apart: pic.twitter.com/5EUO6BBapi
— EPHT22 (@EPHT22) April 19, 2013
are people really confusing Chechnya with the Czech republic? Did you not pay attention in school?
— Drew Edborg (@drewedborg12) April 19, 2013
Take it away, Homer: