Skip to comments.More arrests in Boston bombings, FBI eyes terror cell
Posted on 04/21/2013 5:31:38 PM PDT by Javeth
Two men are in federal custody as the FBI investigates a possible terror cell that may be linked to suspected Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The men, known only as Diaz and Azmat, were arrested Saturday, April 20, in New Bedford, Mass. While the suspects are being held on immigration violations, their arrest was made after police received new information regarding a possible 12-member terror cell operating in the area.
Investigators say the groups main focus may have been training the brothers to build compact explosives like the bombs used in the marathon attack and those thrown at police officers Thursday night during a car chase.
As many as six makeshift bombs were tossed from a stolen SUV as police chased the Tsarnaev brothers between Cambridge and Watertown. One of the devices was a pressure-cooker bomb that exploded and became embedded in the body of squad car. Others were pipe bombs and homemade hand grenades. A pressure-cooker device was also used in the marathon bombings.
One published report called the bombs highly sophisticated, not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
Meantime, authorities are revisiting a 2012 FBI investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev that was sparked by a foreign governments concern that the Chechen Muslim was engaging in jihadist activities.
While the bureau has confirmed the investigation, it found no evidence he was a threat. Agents are now investigating whether the sleeper cell was operating during that investigation.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed Thursday night during a gunfight with police in Cambridge. He was wearing a vest packed with explosives, police said. Dzhokhar, 19, was captured Friday. He surrendered after exchanging fire with officers from inside a boat parked in the yard of a Watertown resident.
As of Sunday morning, Tsarnaev remains hospitalized, suffering from a gunshot wound to the throat and unable to speak with authorities.
Diaz and Azmat are believed to be students at UMass Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was also enrolled. New Bedford is minutes from Dartmouth.
Yet RINO traitors Marco Rubio, Loser Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Jeff Flake have joined Chuck Schumer and other venal Dem members of the Gang of Eight, to argue-- for masa amnesty, even more H1B visas and opening the floodgates of other poorly-enforced channels, all used by al-Qaida to smuggle in their cells? Who cares if the security of Americans in general is compromised? It's not like we're among the ruling elites like Rubio, Schumer and Graham after all, so why do we or our jobs, or the rule of law, or the good of Americans or the Constitution itself matter? Anything for globally imported dirt-cheap labor, I guess.
Oh, don’t be ridiculous.
This is wild conspiracy.
Mumbles Mennino has assured us the Brothers Tsarnaev acted alone.
But, but... the Mayor said they acted alone.
The mayor and governor have to keep the tax money rolling in. They need the public to think the threat is over, when in reality, it is just beginning.
And five days ago this was the act of a "long wolf."
I guess they will arrest and release these two 5 more times to get to the 12 they need!
Roger that. Lone wolves. Nothing to see here. Move along. Don’t bother looking at those other possible threats. And, don’t judge muslims just because of a few nut bags. But, DO judge all law abiding gun owners on the actions of a few nut bags. They are ALL guilty of something. Why else would they think they NEED a gun/s.
But did they act stupidly? Clearly a beer summit is in order!
FUBO - The SHHTF.
Where is Hillary? Her silence is deafening... Scent of Benghazi anyone?
I trust anything mumbles Menino says. He has emerged as the hero and best of all he got hours of TV face time to bloviate. The wet dream of all hack mayors.
If only we could identify a motive or common thread that might narrow the search...
I think this bombing was a trial run and now they see what changes need to be made to 1.Kill more people 2.Hide their identity from street cameras 3.Have an exit strategy to leave the area.
Um, the Tsarnaevs are/were white guys.
Haven't heard a peep out of Hillary or Bill....hummmm must remain silent, as she wants to run for POTUS in 2016..
well she won't get votes from this red neck family....
“Clearly a beer summit is in order!”
Good idea! We clearly need more apologies.