Skip to comments.Napolitano Admits DHS Knew of Boston Bomberís Russia Trip
Posted on 04/23/2013 9:23:55 AM PDT by montag813
Slipped through her fingers: Big sis admits DHS knew Boston jihadist traveled to Russia in 2012.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stunned a Senate panel when she admitted that her agency knew of alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's trip to Russia last year even though his name was misspelled on a travel document, as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sweeping immigration amnesty legislation.
The admission that her department was aware of Tsarnaev's six-month trip to Dagestan - a hotbed of radical Islamic activity - surprised two 'Gang of Eight' senators, Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who had been using an the hearing to try and establish that the DHS didn't catch his travels under the current visa system, and that their amnesty bill would fix the apparent glitch. This was clearly not the case, raising further disturbing questions about why U.S. security services failed to keep track of the man who went on to kill 4 people in Boston last week.
Both senators had claimed that the misspelling caused the FBI to miss the trip. Graham, told the secretary that it contradicted what he'd been told by the FBI:
"They told me that they had no knowledge of him leaving or coming back so I would like to talk to you more about this case," Graham told Napolitano.
Napolitano said that even though Tsarnaev's name was misspelled, "redundancies in the system" allowed his departure to be captured by U.S. authorities in January 2012:
"The system pinged when he was leaving the United States. By the time he returned all investigations had been closed," Napolitano said.
The Russia trip is now seen as important to determining how and when Tsarnaev, the older Boston bomber who died in a firefight with police, became radicalized, and whether he had ties to others.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was investigated by the FBI at Russia's request and his name was included in a federal government travel-screening database after that, law enforcement officials have told The Associated Press.
As SWA reported yesterday, Russian security services warned the FBI in November 2012 that Tsarnaev was seen meeting six times with a person involved in militant Islamic underground movement in Dagestan. This Islamist leader, Gadzhimurad Dolgatov (who also went by the name Amir Abu Dujana) was killed after a fierce gunbattle with Russian security forces in Dagastan in December 2012
The visit would lead one to believe that thats probably where he got that final radicalization to push him to commit acts of violence and where he may have received training in terrorist techniques, U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers told NBC.
Yet another claim by the amnesty advocates is exposed, and a new twist to the disturbing story of the "jihadist who got away" emerges which further undermines trust that the DHS can effectively protect Americans from the massive increase of foreigners with visas that the 'Gang of Eight' bill would bring to our shores.
Her and Muller should be fired.
But they wont...
If she’s taking it up the keester now without so much cornering, it means that Obama KNEW! He KNEW and probably shuffled that Saudi off to home before it got out he’s connected. She’ll take the blame, may resign, may not, BUT we’ll here shortly SHE NEVER TOLD OBAMA. Count on it.
Also not worthy of an answer, I suppose.
And the 8 Gangsters want Amnesty for those already here?
GOtta be somebody’s fault. Except the dept of homo land screwity.
The Saudi government has more power than Homeland Security and the FBI. It is that simple.
” SHE NEVER TOLD OBAMA. Count on it.”
Pretty hard to tell Obama at that time since he wasn’t attending security briefings.
Under the proposed amnesty it is impossible to do background checks on the 20m or so illegals in the country. They will be given a pass to stay. There is also no way to do good background checks on all the new family members that will want to come from Third World countries.
This bill needs to be killed..just like the last one.
Write your Senator today ...and pledge to contribute to anyone who will oppose them if they vote for the bill.
You nailed it.
The families of those killed & injured should be calling for her to be fired along with anyone else who should have caught this
‘Gangsta’ is evolving into a terror chic.
Good grief. The enemy is inside the gates.
Stand with Arizona made this same claim 4 days ago, and was attacked as “right-wing kooks” by Media Matters.
If Omama’s DHS is this stupid or badly run, we sure do not need to fast track that Immigration Bill/amnesty. DHS and ICE can’t even track a known terror suspect and figure out his vacation to S. Russia is a terror training stint. This means the “promise” to secure our borders and screen immigrants/visa applicants is a farce.
Already, those illegals who came here as kids who have applied for legal temporary residence under Obama have been found 96+ percent OK to get the permit—a percent so big it shows the screening is just a form to register to vote Democrat, not a check on background.
But they wont...
The king must be dethroned first.
At this point, what difference does it make? Right?
She is under enormous pressure to build and equip her private army and formulate her Master Plan to round up Bitter Clingers, patriots, Tea Party members and constitutionalists.
Well, yes. At least you’d think. But I’m of the persuasion that anything nefarious involving events, HE’s BEEN TOLD categorically!
“The System Worked.” Right?
BREAKING NEWS!!!! Lezbo takes the heat for leftist President screw-up/treason
H/T: Clinton, Reno, Ubama, Nappy
Why is she not resigning?
Why is the President not resigning?
Does anyone in government take responsibility for anything?
This ugly anti American lesbo b$tch was directing her SS troopers to focus on evil Christian Males, who were honorably discharged from the military, had zero criminal arrest records, married to the Mother of his children, employed, didn’t use illegal drugs, and of course legally owned guns, hunted and were Republicans..
for Obama to “know” would mean he actually attended his national security briefings.
Wait a sec. They knew he had just left the country to return to the place where Russia had warned us he had previously met with known terrorists and the response was to CLOSE THE INVESTIGATION?
I would go so far as to say that Jarret, Obama and. Ompany are the ring leaders of any nefarious activities like this that are occurring.
Napolitano needs to resign immediately!
Russian intel: Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with suspected Chechen militant several times
Hotair ^ | 04/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:59:19 AM by SeekAndFind
CBS isn’t letting the thread drop on Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s six-month odyssey in the Caucasus, and neither are federal investigators, apparently. Russian intelligence says that the elder brother in the Boston Marathon bombing met with a suspected militant on several occasions while staying in Dagestan, and the US is taking a closer look at those contacts even as the younger brother insists the two acted alone:
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The Wall Street Journal has more:
U.S. investigators are looking into a Russian intelligence report that alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with a suspected militant during his six-month visit to Russia in 2012, according to American law-enforcement officials.
In the aftermath of the bombings, some American counterterrorism officials received information from law-enforcement officials in Makhachkala, Dagestan, detailing alleged contacts between Mr. Tsarnaev and a suspected militant being tracked by Russian officials, according to a law-enforcement official briefed on the Boston Marathon investigation.
Its not just Tsarnaev thats being investigated either, but also the FBI:
The accuracy of that report and whether it was shared before the attack in Boston is a subject of debate. According to one account, Russias security service told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about it in November. U.S. law-enforcement officials said they didnt receive any such information and are trying to determine if it is true.
Mr. Tsarnaevs intersection with Russia security authorities came after he was interviewed by FBI agents in the U.S. in 2011. How these contacts were handled by both countries likely will be critical in determining whether officials missed possible warning signs, and whether poor communications between the two countries hampered cooperation.
Almost immediately after the FBIs first contacts with Tsarnaev became known, Russia insisted that they tried to warn the US about him, and that the FBI didnt respond to them. The FBI now claims the same thing about Russian intelligence:
The FBI interview was conducted at Russias request and produced no suspicious links, said a senior U.S. law enforcement official. Repeated follow-up questions to Russian authorities about Mr. Tsarnaev went unanswered, U.S. officials said.
Its possible that Tsarnaevs six-month trip to Dagestan didnt produce any contacts with radicals in the area, and that Tamerlans decision to conduct terror attacks was entirely independent. That would make the Dagestan adventure very coincidental, though, and its difficult to believe that his sudden fanaticism and identification with radical Islamists on his return less than a year ago had no roots at all in his geographic juxtaposition with radical Islamists in the Caucasus. So far, it seems that the Russians consider that theory a little fantastical, too.
And living in a penthouse apartment.
How on earth this woman still has a job is beyond me.
“this bill needs to be killed”
Yes, and then we need to go step by step. First a bill to do nothing but improve border security. After that’s implemented to our satisfaction (whatever that means), then take the next step.
Also, measures to ensure that aliens aren’t a drain on our finances, and that they carry foolproof identification, and that employers check those identifications, could be concurrently legislated.
For now, forget about the “path to citizenship” because for one thing there already is one.
She's just another figurehead reporting to Zer0. She resigns and a clone will take her place.
BUT....BUT...but...All of the MSM TOLD us the Terrorists bombers' actions were due to their exposure 'failed' American culture.
Makes you wonder how many others?
“What” is right!
Someone ask President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano why in hell they are taking hundreds of billions from the tax payers every year, for this monstrous Homeland Security apparatus?
These people need to resign now!
And the presses stopped all around the world!
They also knew his ‘best friend’ and 2 others had their throats slit....
No, it doesn’t...just a phone call. BUT! She didn’t have to call him anyway...He already knew. I read here early this morning his wife visited this mysterious Saudi at the hospital.
Looks like Obama will have to seek funding to establish an Office of Lie Coordination
Yeah, that FLOTUS trip is scary. Something is really really wrong there. The fact that they did this during the tragedy is even scarier. They are up to something.
I'm far more concerned about the lack of screening for tuberculosis and other communicable diseases
Terrorists can only bump off a few hundred or even a few thousand of us, maybe a city full with the right weapons.
An anti-biotic resistant strain of TB brought in by just one immigrant from anywhere, perhaps unknown to themselves, can wipe out many millions of us.
We need to return to screening of ALL people who enter our country as well, as returning citizens who have visited countries known to have problems, for diseases.
Forget the knives, guns and bombs, they are nothing compared to an epidemic.
Then he continued with..."I have more leverage now"...
I think they’ll make her resign...Janet Reno style...”It was my call”. Bad girl....Bye