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  • White House downplays Kerry’s remarks that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was radicalized in Russia

    04/24/2013 5:33:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | By Guy Taylor - The Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to downplay remarks by Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who had asserted early in the day that Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the older of the two brothers believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings — must have drawn inspiration for the attack during a trip he made to Chechnya.White House spokesman Jay Carney said comments made by Mr. Kerry don’t reflect any new information gleaned by authorities probing for meaning in the Checnhya trip made last year by Mr. Tsarnaev, who was killed by police near Boston on Friday.
  • Chechnya Terror Link to U.S. Well-Established by Feds Since 9/11

    04/25/2013 9:00:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/25/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    At a Friday congressional hearing, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will begin what’s sure to be the lengthy process of lawmakers diving into the Islamic terror threat from Chechnya and Dagestan. But disturbing ties between the U.S. and Islamic radicals in the Caucasus region were known to authorities long before Tamerlan Tsarnaev was referred to the FBI by Russia and let go for what was deemed a lack of proof that he posed a threat to America. The FBI’s Operation Blackbear back in 2001 identified people in the U.S. who were funding Islamists in Chechnya, including three individuals who met...