‘Ruslan 2016!’: Tsarnaevs’ uncle’s candor, patriotism wins him praise, respect

by LucindaP
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No kidding.

When asked to comment on Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, uncle Ruslan Tsarni did not hold back his shame and disgust.

If you haven’t yet listened to Peter Wilson’s intvw w suspects’ uncle, take a few minutes. It’s amazing/informative: ow.ly/keesS

— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) April 19, 2013

That “being losers” line from the uncle explaining nephews’ motive is about as powerful a soundbite you’ll ever hear.

— Scott Conroy (@RealClearScott) April 19, 2013

He also couldn’t contain his sorrow for the victims and his love for the country that has become his home:

Wow, the uncle wants to meet with the victims and “bend down before them” to beg for their forgiveness. WOW.

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) April 19, 2013

Uncle of bombing suspects: ‘Dzhokhar, if you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured.’

— The Atlantic Wire (@TheAtlanticWire) April 19, 2013

“I teach my children… this is the ideal micro world in the entire world. I respect this country. I love this country.” — Uncle

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2013

Uncle of suspects: “I respect this country, I love this country.”

— MadeleineMorgenstern (@MadeleineBlaze) April 19, 2013

Uncle of Boston bomber: “I respect this country. I love this country. This country gives chance to everybody else.”

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 19, 2013

Tsarni seems like great man. Says he loves and respects this country.

— Andrew Staroska (@OHCONSERVATISM) April 19, 2013

Tsarni’s empathy and love for America won the hearts and minds of many Tweeters:

The more I hear from this uncle, the more I like him. MT @buzzfeedandrew: Uncle asked what caused his nephews to do it: “Being losers.”

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 19, 2013

Ruslan Tsariv 2016

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) April 19, 2013

BREAKING: Uncle Ruslan SuperPAC formed.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 19, 2013

Ruslan Tsarni 2016

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 19, 2013

Uncles: 1. Losers: 0.

— Niraj Chokshi (@nirajc) April 19, 2013

Just watched Ruslan Tsarni’s answering questions to the reporters. How stern and fiercely handled and answered with so much clarity.

— Pratyash Pradhan (@pratunanu) April 19, 2013

MEMEWORTHY RT @jpodhoretz: I love Ruslan Tsarni.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 19, 2013

More guys like their Uncle on TV all the time.

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) April 19, 2013

I love Ruslan Tsarni.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 19, 2013

Can Uncle Ruslan get a cable news show?

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 19, 2013

Networks, if you’re listening, I would totally watch a daytime court show called “Judge Uncle Ruslan.”

— Brian McCarthy (@brianmccarthy1) April 19, 2013


— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 19, 2013

Beast ModeRT: @freebeacon: Ruslan Tsarni #Legend

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) April 19, 2013

“Uncle Ruslan” has even become a Twitter trending topic:

Well done Uncle! RT @amylutz4: “Uncle Ruslan” is trending #1. Hehehehehe

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) April 19, 2013

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I have a lot of respect for Ruslan Tsarni.

— WDW Vacationer (@WDWVacationer) April 19, 2013

I <3 Uncle Ruslan. He represents the views of MOST immigrants. “I respect this country! I love this country!”

— Debbie M. (@mosesmosesmoses) April 19, 2013

Ruslan Tsarni is the only good news of the week.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 19, 2013

We need more Ruslan Tsarnis here in America.

— Miké (@ThePantau) April 19, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/19/ruslan-2016-tsarnaev-uncles-candor-patriotism-wins-him-praise-respect/

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