Terrorism survivors limping on prosthetic legs, tethered to service dogs and battling through sobbing fits for one brief chance to express their pain to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were left cold and confused by his attempt at apologizing.They're absolutely right, it wasn't real. The Dallas Morning News has more explaining how his vile mentality after being incarcerated also weighs against him:
Even U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. attacked the young jihadist’s “monstrous self-deception” yesterday, ignoring the last-minute remorse.
Tsarnaev, in his first words to the court, said, “I’m sorry for the lives I’ve taken,” and “I prayed for Allah to bestow his mercy upon the deceased, those affected in the bombings and their families.”
Transit police Sgt. Richard “Dic” Donohue, who bled out and was nearly pronounced dead when a stray bullet pierced a major artery during a shootout with Tsarnaev and his late brother, Tamerlan, said he was “surprised” to hear the native Chechen speak.
“It was hard to tell how genuine and true his words are,” Donohue said. “It’s tough to tell how truly remorseful he is, if at all.”
Bill Richard, speaking in court, said Tsarnaev “chose hate. He chose destruction. He chose death.”
Lynn Julian, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and permanent hearing loss in the twin blasts, called Tsarnaev’s “Oscar-type” speech “shocking.”
“I regret ever having wanted to hear him speak,” Julian said. “A simple, believable apology would have been nice, but there’s nothing simple in what he said ... it seemed insincere.”
The apology that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev offered today before he was sentenced to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings almost sounds sincere. But no one should forget the middle-finger salute he offered to a security camera shortly after his arrest for the bombing murder of three and injuries of 264 others.And they shouldn't feel any. Tsarnaev should have his brains blown out with a shotgun at close range for all the savagery he committed. Any so-called "apology" he offers at this point is nothing more than an insult to the intellect, and sounds more like an attempt to dodge punishment than an admittal to guilt. Especially if he won't condemn his upbringing through the Religion of Peace.
If he were truly sorry, if he truly had remorse after standing in the crowd and surveying the faces of all the people, including children, he was about to maim with his pressure-cooker bomb, then it certainly wasn’t evident when he was arrested. It certainly wasn’t evident when he sat through day after day of his trial, straight-faced and appearing almost bored with the tedium of the judicial process.
It certainly wasn’t evident when the parade of victims spoke about the horrors they went through and the lives that were robbed from them because of this young man’s actions. So it’s hard for the outside world to feel remorse at the idea that he could face the death penalty for his crimes.