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.