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Napolitano Admits DHS Knew of Boston Bomberís Russia Trip
Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-23-2013 | John Hill

Posted on 04/23/2013 9:23:55 AM PDT by montag813

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Slipped through her fingers: Big sis admits DHS knew Boston jihadist traveled to Russia in 2012.

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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 that’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigsisbostonbombers; bigsistamerlan; boston; braking; dhs; dhsbostonbombers; dhstamerlan; fbibostonbombers; graham; homelandinsecurity; napolitano; terrorism; unclejanet
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1 posted on 04/23/2013 9:23:55 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: montag813

Her and Muller should be fired.

But they wont...


3 posted on 04/23/2013 9:26:41 AM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: montag813

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.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: montag813; Revolting cat!

Also “not worthy of an answer”, I suppose.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 9:27:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: montag813
Obama misfits destroying the US
6 posted on 04/23/2013 9:27:33 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: montag813

And the 8 Gangsters want Amnesty for those already here?


7 posted on 04/23/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Hoodat

GOtta be somebody’s fault. Except the dept of homo land screwity.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 9:28:35 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: JohnPDuncan

The Saudi government has more power than Homeland Security and the FBI. It is that simple.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 9:29:11 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Gaffer

” SHE NEVER TOLD OBAMA. Count on it.”

Pretty hard to tell Obama at that time since he wasn’t attending security briefings.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Hoodat

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.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 9:29:51 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: bmwcyle

You nailed it.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: montag813

The families of those killed & injured should be calling for her to be fired along with anyone else who should have caught this


13 posted on 04/23/2013 9:30:18 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: montag813

14 posted on 04/23/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: montag813

‘Gangsta’ is evolving into a terror chic.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 9:32:16 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: montag813

Good grief. The enemy is inside the gates.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 9:32:19 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: montag813

Stand with Arizona made this same claim 4 days ago, and was attacked as “right-wing kooks” by Media Matters.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
Wow. She knows something.....
18 posted on 04/23/2013 9:33:18 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: montag813

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.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 9:33:31 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: JohnPDuncan
Her and Muller should be fired.

But they wont...

The king must be dethroned first.

20 posted on 04/23/2013 9:33:49 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: montag813

At this point, what difference does it make? Right?


21 posted on 04/23/2013 9:33:59 AM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: montag813
Big Sis can't be expected to profile a couple of measly muslim terrorists.

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.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 9:35:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: MNGal

Well, yes. At least you’d think. But I’m of the persuasion that anything nefarious involving events, HE’s BEEN TOLD categorically!


23 posted on 04/23/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: montag813

Bookmark


24 posted on 04/23/2013 9:35:58 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: montag813

“The System Worked.” Right?


25 posted on 04/23/2013 9:36:51 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Gaffer

BREAKING NEWS!!!! Lezbo takes the heat for leftist President screw-up/treason

H/T: Clinton, Reno, Ubama, Nappy


26 posted on 04/23/2013 9:37:05 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: montag813

Why is she not resigning?

Why is the President not resigning?

Does anyone in government take responsibility for anything?


27 posted on 04/23/2013 9:37:54 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: montag813

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..


28 posted on 04/23/2013 9:38:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
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To: Gaffer

for Obama to “know” would mean he actually attended his national security briefings.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: montag813
"The system pinged when he was leaving the United States. By the time he returned all investigations had been closed," Napolitano said"

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?

30 posted on 04/23/2013 9:42:01 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Gaffer

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.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 9:42:56 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: circlecity

Napolitano needs to resign immediately!


32 posted on 04/23/2013 9:43:20 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: All; SeekAndFind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3011314/posts

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:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO

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.

It’s not just Tsarnaev that’s 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, Russia’s security service told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about it in November. U.S. law-enforcement officials said they didn’t receive any such information and are trying to determine if it is true.

Mr. Tsarnaev’s 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 FBI’s first contacts with Tsarnaev became known, Russia insisted that they tried to warn the US about him, and that the FBI didn’t respond to them. The FBI now claims the same thing about Russian intelligence:

The FBI interview was conducted at Russia’s 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.

It’s possible that Tsarnaev’s six-month trip to Dagestan didn’t produce any contacts with radicals in the area, and that Tamerlan’s decision to conduct terror attacks was entirely independent. That would make the Dagestan adventure very coincidental, though, and it’s 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.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
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To: reagandemocrat
Good grief. The enemy is inside the gates.

And living in a penthouse apartment.

34 posted on 04/23/2013 9:44:51 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: montag813
"The system pinged when he was leaving the United States. By the time he returned all investigations had been closed," Napolitano said.

What?

35 posted on 04/23/2013 9:47:23 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: montag813

How on earth this woman still has a job is beyond me.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Oldexpat

“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.


37 posted on 04/23/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: Deo volente
Napolitano needs to resign immediately!

She's just another figurehead reporting to Zer0. She resigns and a clone will take her place.

38 posted on 04/23/2013 9:48:53 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: montag813
BUT....BUT...but...
All of the MSM TOLD us the Terrorists bombers' actions were due to their exposure 'failed' American culture.

39 posted on 04/23/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: montag813

Makes you wonder how many others?


40 posted on 04/23/2013 9:52:51 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: FreeReign

“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!


41 posted on 04/23/2013 9:53:01 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: clintonh8r
Wow. She knows something.....

And the presses stopped all around the world!

42 posted on 04/23/2013 9:53:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: All

They also knew his ‘best friend’ and 2 others had their throats slit....


43 posted on 04/23/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: tioga

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.


44 posted on 04/23/2013 9:54:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: montag813

Looks like Obama will have to seek funding to establish an Office of Lie Coordination


45 posted on 04/23/2013 9:55:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gaffer

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.


46 posted on 04/23/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JohnPDuncan
Republicans should immediately ask for her resignation, but as usual this will be their response to all this:


47 posted on 04/23/2013 9:59:46 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Stand Watch Listen
I'm not concerned about terrorists.

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.

48 posted on 04/23/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: montag813
Wow....He got away with it because he was a muzzie....and you can bet your booties it was Obama whos said: "Tell Russia to mind their own business".

Then he continued with..."I have more leverage now"...

49 posted on 04/23/2013 10:02:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dragnet2

I think they’ll make her resign...Janet Reno style...”It was my call”. Bad girl....Bye


50 posted on 04/23/2013 10:04:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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