I am about as conservative as one can get.. However, I am appalled by the foul people that comment! The CHILD is a US citizen! He has obviously done some very bad things.. or so we have been led to believe. The leaders of OUR country cannot be trusted. It does not surprise me if everything that you see in the news was a setup. If it actually went down they way it is being portrayed, I feel like it is a situation where the older brother convinced the younger brother. Regardless, he is still innocent until proven guilty!
I am also Conservative but these are not children. At 19 and 26 you are not a child okay? They admitted to the driver of the Mercedes that they bombed the Boston Marathon. So, they already admitted GUILT. There is no innocence therefore. It is important to read the news reports thoroughly. If you admit GUILT then you are no longer considered innocent until proven guilty okay? There is only the trial and the testimony. The younger should just plead guilty in court. He already did it to a witness. So, he is toast. This trial will be over before it starts okay? To presume innocence of people who have already admitted guilt is not logical.
The evidence is pretty overwhelming, though I do see your point. However, regardless of who is responsible for influencing the younger brother doesn't matter. He was involved in murdering and permanantly injuring and altering life for many, and as an act of terror, I don't much give a damn about his motivation. As for the government, yes, they are involved in a coverup---regarding the Saudi National. There is nothing to indicate that either of these two kids is NOT involved. Obviously, the investigation will net more. What I do not agree with is the emotional agreements to suspend our rights as citizens based on this kid's actions. Why? First, he is a citizen and the government's actions have zero to do with him. They see an opportunity to set a precedent. So, for anyone convinced that it is okay to suspend rights in this case--ask yourself if you want that same sitution to apply to you. Because IT WILL.