Skip to comments.Russia withheld intel on Boston bombing suspect
Posted on 04/09/2014 11:20:08 PM PDT by wetphoenix
New York (AFP) - Russia declined to provide the FBI with information about one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack, The New York Times reported.
Three people were killed and about 260 wounded on April 15 last year when two bombs made of explosives-packed pressure cookers went off near the finish line of the marathon.
US authorities are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, then 19, for his alleged role in the blasts. His brother Tamerlan, 26, died after an exchange of fire with police after the Chechen Muslim brothers went on the run, sparking a four-day manhunt.
Citing an inspector general's review of how American intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have thwarted the bombing, the Times said that Russian officials told the FBI in 2011 that Tamerlan "was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer."
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Oh, please! Russia warned us twice about these numbnuts and we ignored it. Did they owe us any warming at all?
There is utterly no reason to bring this piece of irrelevancy up at this time. Other than to demonize Russia.
Things may be heating up in Ukraine. I hope not, but this weakling president begs for trouble in the international arena. I would really, really like to know...one country where US relations have been on an improving trajectory. Just one.
The efforts of this administration to massage the news and propagandize are simply everywhere. Most of the time they get it right. This is klutzy as hell.
But they didn’t tell us that they were serial turnstile jumpers in the Moscow subway. Bush’s fault!
Canada? Oh wait...Never mind...
Mainstream media propaganda bullshit to make obastard look less bad.
...Tamerlan, 26, died after an exchange of fire with police..
My recollection of the Coroner’s statement is that he died because his little brother ran over him while driving the stolen SUV. Big brother may have survived the gunshots, otherwise.
Bush-Putin in 2016! The world needs someone they can blame.