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  • Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request

    04/24/2013 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The CIA asked the main U.S. counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack, according to U.S. officials.
  • Bomb Suspect Was Put on Two Watch Lists

    04/25/2013 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated April 24, 2013, 10:31 p.m. ET | By SIOBHAN GORMAN, PERVAIZ SHALLWANI and EVAN PEREZ
    U.S. authorities put alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on two separate watch lists in 2011 after Russian security agencies twice reached out to their American counterparts, raising new questions about missed opportunities to prevent the attack. Russian officials contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2011, then reached out to the Central Intelligence Agency in September of that year, citing concerns Mr. Tsarnaev might have been associating with extremists, according to U.S. officials.The FBI has said it interviewed Mr. Tsarnaev and conducted a threat assessment, but found nothing "derogatory" that could prompt further investigation. A U.S. law-enforcement official said...
  • CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list

    04/24/2013 10:50:29 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    The CIA pushed to have one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers placed on a U.S. counterterrorism watch list more than a year before the attacks, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Russian authorities contacted the CIA in the fall of 2011 and raised concerns that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed last week in a confrontation with police, was seen as an increasingly radical Islamist who could be planning to travel overseas.
  • Napolitano: DHS knew of Boston bomber Russia trip

    04/23/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 4/23/2013 | By ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday 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. A key lawmaker had said that the misspelling caused the FBI to miss the trip....
  • Russian intel: Tamerlan Tsarnaev met with suspected Chechen militant several times

    04/23/2013 6:59:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    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...
  • Napolitano Admits DHS Knew of Boston Bomber’s Russia Trip

    04/23/2013 9:23:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 68 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-23-2013 | John Hill
    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),...
  • SHOCK: FBI, DHS Were Warned About Boston Terrorist SIX MONTHS Ago - And Did Nothing

    04/22/2013 8:31:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 85 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-23-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter The failure of this Administration to protect our homeland from jihadist threats - despite clear warnings before the Boston attacks - continues to be exposed. And it also calls into serious question how the FBI and DHS can be trusted to handle the increased numbers of asylum visas called for under the 'Gang of 8' immigration bill. As we reported on April 19, the FBI was warned by a "foreign government" - reportedly Russia - that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a "follower of radical Islam" with a potential for "terrorist activities". The...
  • Did US-Russia Deal In 2011 Lead To Boston Bombings?

    04/22/2013 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Examiner Editorial
    Among the more unusual aspects of what has been learned thus far about the Brothers Tsarnaev is that in January 2011 Russian officials encouraged their U.S. counterparts to take notice of Tamerlan, the older of the two, for possible Chechen terrorist links.
  • How much did homeland security know about dead 'bomber?'

    04/22/2013 5:32:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 22, 2013 | BETH STEBNER and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    The Department of Homeland Security was dragging its feet on processing Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's U.S. citizenship after a routine background check revealed he had been questioned by the FBI in 2011. Authorities knew the alleged bomber had a domestic violence charge on his record but the fact he had been grilled by federal agents is reportedly what threw up red flags, halting the progress of his application. It's not clear what the 26-year-old, who was killed early Friday, was told about why his application was facing delays. Tamerlan, 26, filed an application for citizenship six months ago but...
  • Enemy Combatants in Boston, Was there a FISA order issued for Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

    04/22/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT · by quimby · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-21-13 | Opinion
    A row has broken out over whether the Obama Administration is violating the legal due process of Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by not reading him his Miranda rights before questioning. The more relevant question for the safety of the U.S. homeland is why the Administration has declined to designate him as a terrorist enemy combatant. With Dzhokhar wounded and in custody and his brother Tamerlan dead, the focus is shifting to how the brothers became radicalized and whether they had links to foreign or domestic terror networks. It's becoming clearer by the day that elder brother Tamerlan had become...
  • House Committee Wants Administration's Intelligence On Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/22/2013 4:09:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | April 22, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    A Republican-led House committee is asking the Obama administration for all information on the Boston bombing suspect once suspected of engaging in terrorist activities, saying the tragedy marks another intelligence failure and raises “serious questions about the efficacy of the federal counter-terrorism efforts.”
  • GOP Set to GRILL Strategically-Warped Obama Adm'n/FBI on What They Knew + Blew re. Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/22/2013 3:48:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    In just the short period of time since Tamerlan Tsarnaev was filled with lead and run-over by his team-player brother with an SUV, there's already emerged startling info that indicates Tsarnaev is someone the FBI should have been keeping a keen eye on, esp. considering THEY were the ones that told his mother Tamerlan was a 'extremist leader' and tracked him for five years. The Tsarnaev brothers posted jihadi statements, propaganda, and videos online recently- after Tamerlan had already been on FBI watch-lists for years. Under his own name, he featured videos on his YouTube page such as sermons by...
  • Boston Jihad Bomber Visited mosque tied to "militant Islamic underground movement" many times

    04/21/2013 8:59:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Surveillance showed the older Tsarnaev brother visiting a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala 6 times, meeting with a member of an Islamic underground group. The guy he was meeting with and Tsarnaev disappeared before authorities questioned them. Per the Dagestani police, the FBI never responded. More of the poisonous fruit of Obama whitewashing jihad from counter terror programs in the US. The Boston jihad bomber should be treated as an enemy combatant. This delusion of treating jihad as a crime is silly and dangerous. Why was the Boston jihadi allowed to become a US citizen (on 9/11, no less) when he...
  • Russia warned US of Chechen immigrants

    04/21/2013 5:20:45 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 12 replies
    The US may be shocked that the terrorist suspects behind the Boston bombings are Chechen natives, but Russia has long cautioned Washington about giving asylum to Islamists from the North Caucasus, political analyst Dmitry Babich told RT. Two bombs exploded in Boston during the city's Marathon on April 15, killing 3 people and injuring 176 others. The suspects in the attack were identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19, Chechen natives, who lived in the US for some time. The elder brother was killed in a stand-off with police on Thursday, while the younger one is still...
  • Make No Mistake, It Was Jihad [Says Former U.S. Attorney General and Federal Judge]

    04/21/2013 9:42:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 21, 2013 | MICHAEL B. MUKASEY
    OPINION April 21, 2013 Make No Mistake, It Was Jihad Let's hope the administration gets over its reluctance to recognize attacks on the U.S. for what they are. By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY If your concern about the threat posed by the Tsarnaev brothers is limited to assuring that they will never be in a position to repeat their grisly acts, rest easy. The elder, Tamerlan—apparently named for the 14th-century Muslim conqueror famous for building pyramids of his victims' skulls to commemorate his triumphs over infidels—is dead. The younger, Dzhokhar, will stand trial when his wounds heal, in a proceeding where...
  • FBI Was Warned 2 Years Ago of Alleged Bomber’s Radical Shift [Obama Asleep At The Switch?]

    04/21/2013 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 20, 2013 | Mark Arsenault, Bryan Bender, Milton J. Valencia and Maria Cramer
    FBI Was Warned 2 Years Ago of Alleged Bomber’s Radical Shift By Mark Arsenault, Bryan Bender, Milton J. Valencia and Maria Cramer Russian authorities warned the FBI in early 2011 that suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been a follower of “radical Islam,” a revelation that raised new questions in Congress on Saturday about whether the Boston Marathon attacks that killed three and wounded more than 170 could have been prevented. A senior congressional aide privy to the Boston Marathon terror investigation confirmed Saturday that the FBI received the warning after Tsarnaev’s apparently suspicious activities caught the attention of Russian...