Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's twitter account offers some insights into the mindset of suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon Bombing.
- He projects himself as a bad ass (but probably no more so than other kids his age who have a bad ass image of themselves).
- No references to jihad. There are a few tweets about religion, but nothing extreme.
- Kind of objectifies women. Probably consistent with his bad ass image.
- Parties a lot (smoking, drinking, womanizing). Probably typical for an average college kid.
There is one haunting tweet that mentions the Marathon but is not a reference to bombing.
Someone with psychiatric skills would probably find better insights than I did.
These are just a few selected tweets that seemed to offer some insight into who he is. There are hundreds of tweets in the account. Most of it is just kid stuff about partying, etc.
I meet the most amazing people, spent the day with this Jamaican Muslim convert who shared his whole story with me, my religion is the truth— Jahar (@J_tsar) December 31, 2012
Brothers at the mosque either think I'm a convert or that I'm from Algeria or Syria, just the other day a guy asked me how I came to Islam— Jahar (@J_tsar) December 25, 2012
Free Palestine— Jahar (@J_tsar) November 28, 2012
I'm from the murder capital, where they murder for capital— Jahar (@J_tsar) November 12, 2012
This happened because of you. Thank you.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
i won't run i'll just gun you all out #thugliving— Jahar (@J_tsar) October 22, 2012
my bro left these christian missionaries second guessing their own religion— Jahar (@J_tsar) August 10, 2012
@therealabdul_ boston marathon isn't a good place to smoke tho— Jahar (@J_tsar) August 10, 2012
#Ramadan picks us up from our slackness, re-charge our faith, and give us a push towards our Creator.— Islam (@RTIslam) July 16, 2012
so much hate i need a ak— Jahar (@J_tsar) July 15, 2012
@therealabdul_ having a great time man, its too hot out here tho, you wouldn't understand since it's like really cold in africa.. how u doin— Jahar (@J_tsar) June 22, 2012