The friend confided to People Magazine:
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The more we learn about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's heinous terrorist plot, the sadder we become!!
Law enforcement officials say Dzhokhar, the brother who survived the run-in with the cops and was eventually captured, told FBI interrogators that their original plan was a deadly Fourth of July attack!!
Ugh!!! It sounds like they hoped to ruin the most prideful of American holidays!!
So what changed? Why did they allegedly bomb the Boston Marathon on April 15 instead?
Apparently the brothers finished building the bombs in Tamerlan's Cambridge apartment much quicker than they ever anticipated — so they were forced to push their timetable up to Patriots' Day!
Exactly why the Tsarnaev brothers felt the need to kill innocent Americans may never be known, but Dzhokhar did admit to watching Anwar al-Awlaki's radical religious sermons on the internet and that could certainly be a factor.
Anwar, an imam affiliated with Al-Qaeda, was killed during a drone strike in 2011.
Ugh. It's so unbelievably sad any of this happened in the first place.
Our thoughts continue to go out to all the victims and those affected by the senseless bombings at the Boston Marathon!
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