The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have their roots in the war torn region of Russia known as Chechnya. That region has been a hot bed of violence going back to a separatist conflict in 1994 when Chechnya wanted to break away from Russia.

An expert on Chechnya and terrorism, Dr. Anne Speckhard was a guest on Friday's Mike Bastinelli show. She talked about Chechnyan history and why the two Boston bombing suspects may have taken the actions that they took.

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Visit Dr. Speckhard's website here.