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  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Radical files found on computer belonging to wife of Boston bomber

    05/04/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2013 | M.L. NESTEL and DAN MacLEOD
    <p>Radical Islamic materials and an al Qaeda magazine were found on the computer of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow — and there was explosive residue throughout their house, it was revealed yesterday.</p> <p>The files found on Katherine Russell’s hard drive are part of an investigation into whether the woman — who claimed to be in the dark on her husband’s terrorist activities — was aware of his plan to set off the two bombs, The Washington Post reported.</p>
  • Boston Bombing Suspects Planned Fourth of July Attacks, Source Says

    05/02/2013 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/2/13 | ERIC SCHMITT, MARK MAZZETTI, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings told F.B.I. interrogators that, as he and his brother plotted their deadly assault, they considered suicide attacks and striking on the Fourth of July, according to two law enforcement officials. But the suspect,Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, told investigators that he and his brother,Tamerlan, 26, who was killed in a shootout with the police, ultimately decided to use pressure-cooker bombs and other homemade explosive devices, the officials said. The brothers finished building the bombs in Tamerlan’s apartment in Cambridge, Mass., faster than they anticipated, and so decided to accelerate their attack to...
  • CBS: Tsarnaev laptop recovered

    05/02/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on May 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The missing laptop in the Boston Marathon bombing has been found, according to CBS and WTOP. Authorities hope that the laptop might provide clues to any other accomplices, or at the least to the pattern of radicalization that led to the bombing: Investigators found the bag last week in a New Bedford landfill,CBS News’ Elaine Quijano reported. Sources tell CBS News the laptop has also been recovered.So far, there’s no evidence the three had knowledge of the Boston plot in advance. However, one of them did say that about a month before the attack Dzhokhar Tsarnaev casually mentioned he knew...
  • Canadian jihadist’s disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the “good deeds” they were doing would absolve them of “700 sins” committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • Laptop could contain important Boston bombing clues ("Alleged" Boston Terrorist's computer found)

    05/02/2013 6:31:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-FM ^ | May 2, 2013 | Mitch Miller
    A laptop tied to the Boston bombing suspects has been recovered and could provide important clues as authorities look into how the suspects were radicalized. Pete Williams, NBC justice correspondent, says the FBI has the laptop, although investigators have not spoken publicly about the computer. Both Williams and Bryan Bender, national security correspondent for the Boston Globe, spoke with WTOP on Thursday about the latest developments in the investigation. "The laptop could be critical in learning how they became radicalized and how they learned to make the bombs," Bender says. "(Investigators believe the suspects) became more religious, they became more...
  • Details: Boston PD: 3 more arrested in Boston Marathon bombing; Update: Harboring?.....

    05/01/2013 2:57:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:13 am on May 1, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Nothing more than a tweet from the Boston Police Department;s official account, but that’s spreading like wildfire on Twitter — for understandable reasons: This makes it seem as though Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev weren’t self-radicalized lone wolves after all.  We’ll update as more information becomes available.Update: It’s no hack on the Twitter account, either. We’ll see what the BPD has to say next….Update: CBS Boston has this report, which doesn’t go much farther than the tweet: Boston police say three additional suspects have been taken into custody in Boston Marathon bombings investigation.Their names have not been released.  Police said more...
  • Too Weak to Surrender Obama promises terrorists he'll try hard to meet their demands.

    05/01/2013 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 15 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 050113 | JAMES TARANTO
    The World's Greatest Orator appeared before the press yesterday, and here are some highlights of his remarks: "This is hard stuff. . . . Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly. I think it's a little--as Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. . . . Right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill. . . . You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there [in Congress] have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. That's their job. ....
  • Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody

    05/01/2013 8:24:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 241 replies
    Breaking: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News National Affairs Reporter By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 10 mins ago Boston police have three additional suspects in custody in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings, the department announced Tuesday. A spokeswoman at the Boston police department directed all questions on the suspects to the FBI, which has yet to disclose their identities.
  • 'What I was doing was trying to save myself:' Boston carjack victim speaks out in first televised in

    04/30/2013 10:49:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:02 EST, 30 April 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The man whose car was hijacked by the Boston marathon bombers broke his silence in his first televised interview on Tuesday. Danny, a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur, reveals his harrowing encounter when he life hung in the balance in his nearly two hour drive with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarneav. The man, who is keeping his identify concealed and had his voice altered for the on-air interview, downplayed his brave reaction and said he only though about 'trying to save myself.'Scroll down for video.
  • BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev....

    04/30/2013 9:05:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 289 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2013 | By DAVID MARTOSKO and THE AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and maimed hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document. The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen. Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December 2011, when he hoped to...
  • UK DAILY MAIL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected....

    04/30/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 193 replies
    Drudge ^ | 4/30/2012 | Drudge
    BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011... Developing...
  • Chechen ‘clean skins’ link to bombing rings US alarm bells

    04/29/2013 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | Last updated at 3:34PM, April 19 2013 | Michael Evans Pentagon Correspondent
    The apparent Chechen connection to the Boston Marathon bombings rang alarm bells within the vast US intelligence community. Chechnya has been a breeding ground for terrorism for years but it’s the first time Chechens are suspected of carrying out a successful terrorist attack in America or in the West. *******************************subscribtion required for full article***********************************
  • Female DNA found on at least one bomb used in Boston Marathon attacks: report

    04/29/2013 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Female DNA has been found on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, according to a new report. But it isn’t clear if that means a woman helped suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carry out the attacks. U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal there could be several explanations for the DNA, including that it could have come from a store clerk who handled the materials the two brothers allegedly used in the bombings. A stray hair that landed on one of the explosives could also explain the DNA finding.
  • Video: Russian raid connected to Tsarnaev case?

    04/29/2013 11:00:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 8:01 am on April 29, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The timing certainly looks … intriguing. On Sunday morning, Russian forces raided the compound of an Islamist network once run by Abu Dujan in the Caucasus — a leader whose videos were in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube page. The raid killed the brother of the current leader: It could also be a coincidence. Nick Paton Walsh reports for CNN that the Russians have been conducting these raids for months in an effort to tamp down Islamist activities in the Caucasus. The Russians aren’t drawing a connection between the two cases, at least not publicly. However, Abu Dujan’s network operated in Dagestan...
  • Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev

    04/28/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2013 | SCOTT SHANE
    The Russian warning to the United States government in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, was based on two intercepted telephone calls discussing jihad, both involving his mother, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. The Russian authorities informed the F.B.I. in March 2011 that Mr. Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in the United States for about a decade, had changed drastically, had adopted extremist views and planned to travel to Russia to meet with underground groups. The F.B.I. sent agents to interview Mr. Tsarnaev and his...
  • Report: Feds still looking at “persons of interest” in U.S. possibly connected to Boston bombings

    04/29/2013 9:55:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 11:21 am on April 29, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Is this a reference to mystery-man “Misha”? To Tsarnaev’s wife, who allegedly seemed not as surprised by what happened as she should have been? To some as-yet unnamed figure who showed these two degenerates how to build something a little more advanced than Al Qaeda’s magazine described? Or to someone else? Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) told ABC News on Sunday that the FBI is investigating “persons of interest” inside the United States connected to the Boston bombing.“There are persons of interest in the United States,” said Ruppersberger, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. “We’re looking at phone calls...
  • FBI closing in on 'Misha': Agents identify mysterious .. radicalizing the Boston bombers

    04/28/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 27 April 2013 | James Nye and David Mccormack
    The FBI has revealed that they now know the identity of the American known as Misha who helped radicalize the Boston bombing suspects. Family members of dead bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have described Misha as the guiding influence in the elder bomber developing radicalized views. Speculation as to who Misha is has varied wildly in the past week, with some suggesting he is the mastermind behind the marathon bombings while others believe he could be a Russian spy - sent to identify and keep tabs on young men like Tamerlan who are at risk of turning to militant Islam. To date...
  • How carjacking victim of Boston bombers left his iPhone in his Mercedes...to track them...

    04/28/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 09:23 EST, 27 April 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title:*********************************************************************How carjacking victim of Boston bombers left his iPhone in his Mercedes so police could track them and thwart their plans to drive to New York ******************************************** FBI officials released surveillance video of suspected bombers on April 18 Hours later Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hijacked a Mercedes'Danny,' the car's owner says the men discussed traveling to NYC Officials have confirmed the Tsarnaevs were carrying a pressure cooker device and 5 pipe-bombs to detonate in Times Square Driver managed to escape when the brothers refilled on gasDanny says he left his iPhone in the Mercedes so police could track the...
  • FBI: Tsarnaev bombs showed “additional training or expertise”

    04/27/2013 9:53:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on April 27, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The media theory over the last several days about the Boston Marathon bombing is that the pressure-cooker design came straight off the Internet and didn’t require any specific training.  That assumption ignores a couple of key points even if the bomb design matched those readily available on jihadi websites, such as practice and testing, of which so far the FBI has found no evidence in the US.  Second, any deviation from those designs would entirely negate that kind of “lone wolf” scenario — and according to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI now believes that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had to have...