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Lindsey Graham: Wrong name hid Russia trip
Politico ^ | April 22, 2013 | Kevin Cirilli

Posted on 04/22/2013 8:31:16 AM PDT by Gorilla44

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that the FBI did not know that Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect — went on a six-month overseas trip in 2011 because his name was misspelled.

“He went over to Russia, but apparently when he got on the airplane, they misspelled his name, so it never went into the system that he actually went to Russia,” Graham said on Fox News, saying he spoke to an assistant director of the FBI.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/lindsey-graham-tamerlan-tsarnaev-russia-trip-90416.html#ixzz2RCrGyxM6

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: lindseygraham; tamerlanpassport; tamerlanrussia; tamerlantrip; tsarnaev
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Don't you hate it when that happens?
1 posted on 04/22/2013 8:31:16 AM PDT by Gorilla44
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To: Gorilla44

Your government at work.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 8:32:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gorilla44

Maybe we could start something like a “PASSPORT” system that would capture travel information. We could even find out where the president traveled when he was a kid.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 8:33:39 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Gorilla44

Public education!!!!! kan’t spill, cahn’t tipe, kent reed!!!!


4 posted on 04/22/2013 8:35:26 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Gadsden1st

The FBI under WITHHOLDER and THE FOREIGNER probably paid for his round trip ticket and hotel accommodations.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 8:35:54 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Gorilla44

I thought passports had numbers on it. no passports scanned into a database? wow what a crapped up system.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 8:35:59 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: Gorilla44
Oh, for heaven's sake, if I'm doing a Google Search on something, I can spell it many different ways and the algorithm manages to find it - usually 6,372,458 instances.

The FBI search can't handle a simple name spelling difference?

What do we pay those jerks for?

7 posted on 04/22/2013 8:36:27 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Gorilla44
Л after Ю, except before Ф.....
8 posted on 04/22/2013 8:36:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gorilla44

If they had used google search, it would have supplied the correct name.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: skeeter

And neither party is interested in fixing the mess.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gorilla44
Right, “Gullible Graham”.
11 posted on 04/22/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: Gorilla44

And his passport number was written wrong as well, right?


12 posted on 04/22/2013 8:37:41 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Gorilla44

Yeah, right.

Sorry if I think that’s a bunch of bull-Obama.

The man is pure sleaze. His staff is purse sleaze.

And you, Politico, are pure eaters of sleaze-stuff.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 8:38:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: skeeter

This is somewhat akin to the case of the blind sheikh. When he applied for a US visa in the consulate in Khartoum, his name was entered into the computer misspelled. He was on the terrorist watch list under another spelling of his name. Time to close the borders, brothers.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 8:39:09 AM PDT by Ax
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To: dfwgator

GOP is out searching for their spine, guts, and gonads 24/7 using both hands and a mirror. So far, NADA!!!


15 posted on 04/22/2013 8:39:29 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Gorilla44

-—um—I can’t even get from Rapid City, SD to Las Vegas ,NV on a plane without my name matching my ID’s—


16 posted on 04/22/2013 8:40:31 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Gorilla44

We have some serious problems that need to be fixed in this country, yet we have an entire Executive Branch that has no desire to fix what is broken, only to demand even more broken legislation to be enacted.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: bgill

Yeah - HOW DO YOU MISSPELL A PASSPORT NUMBER??????


18 posted on 04/22/2013 8:42:02 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
yet we have an entire Executive Branch that has no desire to fix what is broken, only to demand even more broken legislation to be enacted.

And we have a so-called opposition party that has no desire to fix anything.

19 posted on 04/22/2013 8:42:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gorilla44

Sure. Like a slight misspelling of a name is any defense.

Tell that to the person who has a name very similar to a wanted criminal, and see how long it takes to get that small error corrected in the records, while the real criminal ranges free for years.

If it ever is corrected.

One suspects that an awful lot of the names the DHS and ICE “just can’t find” are hiding out in practically plain sight, because of failure of diligence in comparing lists.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 8:42:52 AM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: Gorilla44

I don’t believe you goober and I do not believe anything our government says about it.

LLS


21 posted on 04/22/2013 8:43:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: dfwgator
. . . interested in fixing the mess . . .

But, but - The Immigration Reform Bill will fix it!!!! Ya gotta know who is here so the FBI can sift through 14 million names and find out which ones are misspelled and um, um . . well something like that!!!

22 posted on 04/22/2013 8:47:04 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Gadsden1st

That brings up an interesting question, will the WON require a passport to travel after he becomes a private citizen?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 8:47:12 AM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

We don’t know what passport he held..Russian? But he did have a green card with a number on it. Just goes to show us that nothing has changed at the border control since 911. In fact, it has gotten worse, because Islamic country travel and immigration has increased exponentially.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: skeeter

Yeah, wait til they enter your name in obamacare.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 8:48:02 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Gadsden1st

Excerpt:
Of course, he was only 18 when he arrived at the small liberal arts college nicknamed “Oxy.” His freshman roommates were Imad Husain, a Pakistani, who’s now a Boston banker, and Paul Carpenter, now a Los Angeles lawyer… Obama had an international circle of friends _ “a real eclectic sort of group,” says Vinai Thummalapally, who himself came from Hyderabad, India. As a freshman, he quickly became friends with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, two wealthy Pakistanis.

In 1981 Obama transferred from Occidental, arriving at Columbia Sept. 1982. In between, he traveled to Pakistan – a trip that enhanced his foreign policy qualifications, he maintained in a private speech at a San Francisco fundraiser. Obama spent “about three weeks” in Pakistan, traveling with Hamid and staying in Karachi with Chandio’s family, said Bill Burton, Obama’s press secretary. “He was clearly shocked by the economic disparity he saw in Pakistan. He couldn’t get over the sight of rural peasants bowing to the wealthy landowners they worked for as they passed,” says Margot Mifflin, who makes a brief appearance in Obama’s memoir. When Obama arrived in New York, he already knew Siddiqi – a friend of Chandio’s and Hamid’s from Karachi who had visited Los Angeles.

Siddiqi offered the most expansive account of Obama as a young man. “We were both very lost. We were both alienated, although he might not put it that way. He arrived disheveled and without a place to stay,” said Siddiqi, who at the time worked as a waiter and as a salesman at a boutique… In about 1982, Siddiqi and Obama got an apartment at a sixth-floor walk-up on East 94th Street. Siddiqi managed to get the apartment thanks to subterfuge. “We didn’t have a chance in hell of getting this apartment unless we fabricated the lease application,” Siddiqi said.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2011/05/09/obamas-pakistan-connections-spiking-a-ball-or-sounding-an-alarm/

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Very interesting read.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Gorilla44
riiight....
27 posted on 04/22/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Gorilla44

Don’t you have to be an American citizen to get a US passport?


28 posted on 04/22/2013 8:49:22 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Gorilla44

Well, I feel better now.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Gadsden1st

Huh. How on earth would we ever implement that kind of thing? Wait, what...?


30 posted on 04/22/2013 8:50:47 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: ryan71
What does it matter if he went to Russia or not?

The fact is the Russians told our government the guy had terrorist ties. FBI AFAIK interviewed him and let him stay here. So, if you believe Graham, then the fact his name might have been misspelled has absolutely nothing to do with a terrorist being allowed to stay here. They're trying to pull the old bait-and-switch.

31 posted on 04/22/2013 8:52:26 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Gorilla44; muir_redwoods
When the DHS and FBI are immediately forthcoming with answers (excuses) you really know something is rotten in Denmark - then they send out a high profile mouthpiece for Rinocrats, Lindsey Graham, and that pretty much guarantees coverage by the State Controlled Media.

Liberalism!

Thy Name Is PREDICTABLE!!

32 posted on 04/22/2013 8:53:29 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: mardi59

Later


33 posted on 04/22/2013 8:57:45 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Gorilla44

I have a problem.

Graham spoke to an assistant director of the FBI?

Graham believed that crap?

He is even more stupid than I gave him credit for.

Or he is a liar-—Take your pick.


34 posted on 04/22/2013 8:58:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Gorilla44

How many aliases did the 19 ISLAMIC TERRORISTS have???...some had 4 or 5.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: babygene

I heard on BBC that the reason he went to Russia for those 6 months was to qualify to renew his passport. I don’t know where they got that info from - I am guessing some of the Russian family members must have told that to a reporter.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 9:01:49 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Gorilla44

How conveeeeeeenient !?

thank you church lady


37 posted on 04/22/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Gorilla44

airlines don’t make the call. So what about his passport and valid visa?? Did he pass through an airport immigration and/or customs agent - officers who are known to be quite thorough (at least used to be)?


38 posted on 04/22/2013 9:06:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Gorilla44

Even if it were true, it would only explain the way OUT.

On the way back in, the Homeland “Security” folks at immigration would have had to look at his actual passport. They could have scanned the green card. If there were a red flag on it, shouldn’t they have asked where he’d been? Whatever passport he had, it should have had Russian entry and exit stamps.

WTF??

Whenever I travel on business to LONDON they scan my passport, look at the stamps and ask me what I was doing there. Is that scanner connected to ANYTHING??

One more point: what was the NAME of the airline employee who didn’t scan his greencard (they scan my passport when I travel) but DECIDED to type it in and then ACCIDENTALLY misspelled the name??


39 posted on 04/22/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: razorback-bert

Thats assuming he ever becomes a private citizen again.


40 posted on 04/22/2013 9:08:24 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Gorilla44

This is so much Lyndsay Graham BS. Names are not the only information. Passport numbers are also checked. I assume Tamarlan’s passport was issued by Chechnya or Krysakstan (sp?)


41 posted on 04/22/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: saleman

WELLLL....Maybe the Russians misspelled his name, and actually had him confused with somebody else. /s>


42 posted on 04/22/2013 9:11:27 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: elpadre

“Did he pass through an airport immigration and/or customs agent - officers who are known to be quite thorough (at least used to be)?”

Well, I know of at least one Homeland Security agent who works at Boston International airport that is a member of the same mosque that Tamerlan Tsarnaev attended.

“Back at the new Boston Mosque, I met a man originally from Somalia who was wearing the headdress and robes often associated with negative movie images of Muslims. But he says he s a living example of someone who contravenes easy stereotypes. I work for Homeland security. And because he works for Homeland Security at Boston’s International airport (where the World Trade Center terrorists commandeered the planes that drove into the towers), he preferred that his name not be used.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phillip-martin/the-mosque-next-door-what_b_720914.html


43 posted on 04/22/2013 9:13:26 AM PDT by Gorilla44
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To: snowstorm12

I thought passports had numbers on it. no passports scanned into a database? wow what a crapped up system.”

And Graham is touting the new immigration bill because they are going to “fix the system” so they know when someone has overstayed their visa and they can be turned over to the feds. Now that I know that, I’ll be sure to run right out and support it - NOT!


44 posted on 04/22/2013 9:16:29 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dfwgator
And we have a so-called opposition party that has no desire to fix anything.

Agreed!!
45 posted on 04/22/2013 9:18:24 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Gorilla44

the govenrment is coverign hteir lame butts and lindsay is helpign htem do so- Just turn liberal graham- you’ve doen hte republican party far too much damage as a ‘republican’- at least if you put a D after your name, unsuspecting peopel won’t keep fallign for your BS


46 posted on 04/22/2013 9:22:17 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: mountn man

I mean, Really? So, now we know how to cover your ties to terrorists’. I think I’ll change mine from “saleman” to “salemen”. Hope this works for the IRS too.

These people really do take us for idiots don’t they?


47 posted on 04/22/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Venturer
Graham believed that crap?

FAR too many accomplices in Washington that know EXACTLY who to "talk" to in order to provide the correct coverage.
48 posted on 04/22/2013 9:27:17 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: edwinland
Whenever I travel on business to LONDON they scan my passport, look at the stamps and ask me what I was doing there. Is that scanner connected to ANYTHING??

I was harassed on my way back in from CANADA!!
49 posted on 04/22/2013 9:28:55 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Gorilla44

At least he would have been able to vote, no matter how he name was spelled.


50 posted on 04/22/2013 9:29:24 AM PDT by oldbill
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