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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2013, 01:06:40 PM »

Breaking: Boston Bomber’s Mosque Linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Posted on April 20, 2013 by BC


Boy Obama sure has them Muslim terrorists on the run doesn’t he?

Never fear, you can rest assured that all of the radical enablers will be swiftly dealt with.
 
Like the the Benghazi attackers…
 


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Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who has been arrested for the terrorist bombings in Boston, attended the Islamic Society of Boston.
 
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who has been arrested for the terrorist bombings in Boston, attended the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) in Cambridge, a mosque with strong Muslim Brotherhood links. The ISB Cultural Center, which is at a separate location, is even run by a group that federal prosecutors said in 2008 “was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
 
An ISB attendee reports last seeing Tsarnaev there during Ramadan last year. It is unclear if his brother, the other bomber, also attended the mosque. The ISB has links to the Muslim Brotherhood, has had radical leadership and promotes anti-Western themes.
 
For instance, the Islamic Society of Boston recently invited journalist Victoria Brittain to speak at the mosque, who in an article she wrote on MichaelMoore.com wrote that the War on Terror is a “war on Islam” and that Muslims in the West face widespread persecution. In her article, Brittain also criticized British security services who “returned to a post-9/11 stance on overdrive” in the aftermath of the 2005 London subway bombings, referred to as the “7/7″ attacks.
 
ISB teaching is largely based on Islamists like Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi and Sayyid Qutb, the Brotherhood cleric who influenced Osama Bin Laden.

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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2013, 01:34:56 PM »

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Dershowitz: Authorities Will "Regret" Not Reading Boston Bomber Miranda Rights








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Alan Dershowitz, Civil Liberties and Criminal Attorney, talks about the legal road ahead for the Boston bombing suspect. Dershowitz says authorities will "regret" not reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, his Miranda rights and "may have blown the death penalty" also.
 


MSNBC ANCHOR: Authorities decided to withhold reading Dzhokar his Miranda rights, invoking a public safety exception. As time passes, does the justification for this wear off? And, in your opinion, does the U.S., do investigators stand to regret that?
 
DERSHOWITZ: They will regret it, I think. A: There was never a basis for the public safety exception. As you know, when they announced it, the police had already announced that the public safety danger was over, they had arrested everybody. They didn’t think there was any further risk to the public. So they were using it as a subterfuge.

Why will they come to regret it? Because they think that this case is going to be made based on videotapes the physical evidence. Bu there are two elements to every crime: The actus reus, that is the crime itself, which they will have no problem proving. And the intention. Now in order to get the death penalty they have to prove a terrorist intention. Now, in order to do that, they may get the information from him without having Mirandized him. And that information may be kept out of a trial. So they may have blown the death penalty, by not giving him his Miranda rights.

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DERSHOWITZ: And I do that there will be a price to be paid for it. I know the courts in Boston, I practiced in front of the federal courts in Boston. They're very tough on insisting that the rules be followed. And if they try to circumvent these rules by not giving him his Miranda rights, I can easily see a federal court saying, 'you can't use any of his statements that he gave you in writing in the hospital.' They may not be able to use them anyway because he may be not be competent to provide incriminating statements while he is in and out of sedation.
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2013, 02:28:31 PM »

Friends And Family Describe Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Sudden Embrace Of Strict Islam
 


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Dead Suspect Was A 26-Year-Old Boxer Named Tamerlan Tsarnaev
 



The Mystery Of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Trip To Dagestan
 



Mother Of Bombing Suspect Says FBI Contacted Them After Bombing — FBI Denies
 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a manhunt last week, became increasingly confrontational about his Islamic beliefs in the past couple of years, according to reports by The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.
 
In early 2011 Russia warned the FBI that Tamerlan was a "follower of radical Islam and a strong believer."
 
Patimat Suleimanova, Tsarnaev's aunt, told RT that he “inquisitive and interested in religion, but he was never a fanatic.”
 
Authorities have not found any connection between Tsarnaev, 26, and his younger brother Dzhokhar, 19, and outside Islamic terrorist groups. No motive has emerged for their alleged actions.
 
WSJ, drawing on interviews with family members and acquaintances, provides a detailed account of how Tsarnaev became a devout Muslim in the past few years at the urging of his mother.
 
"I told Tamerlan that we are Muslim, and we are not practicing our religion, and how can we call ourselves Muslims?" his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, said in an interview with WSJ. "And that's how Tamerlan started reading about Islam, and he started praying, and he got more and more and more into his religion."

The transformation involved quitting drinking, smoking, throwing parties, and a promising boxing career because he felt they were in opposition to his religion.

"I'm telling you, something turned," Luis Vasquez, a high school classmate of Tsarnaev, told WSJ. "And it was dramatic."
 
He persuaded his mother — who "used to wear high heels and a low dress," according to her sister-in-law — to dress conservatively and cover her face with a veil.

And as the mother and son studied more together, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva quit her job at a spa and started doing facials in her home because she didn't want to work on men.
 
Tamerlan's father said tensions over the newfound adherence to strict doctrine, along with his own health problems, made him "very depressed" before he moved back to Dagestan, Russia.
 
Officials and worshippers at local mosques told both WSJ and The Boston Globe of public confrontations initiated by Tamerlan in recent months.
 
Tamerlan angrily disrupted a January talk at the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass. when a speaker compared the Prophet Mohammed and the peace activist Martin Luther King Jr., a spokesman for the told The Globe.
 

Tsarnaev said the speaker was contaminating people’s minds and accused him of hypocrisy, according to the spokesman, before the congregation“shouted him out of the mosque.”
 
In November Tsarnaev interrupted a talk when a speaker said it was fine for people to celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving and July 4, in the same way you celebrate Mohammed's birthday.
 
The spokesman told WSJ that Tamerlan "took offense to celebrating anything," whether it was the Prophet's birthday (which not all Muslims celebrate) or American holidays.
 
The New York Times notes that Tamerlan appeared to have already changed his religious stance by the time he spent six months in Dagestan in the first half of 2012.
 
NBC reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been seen making six visits to a known Islamic militant in a mosque in Dagestan.
 
On Sunday the most feared terrorist group in their native Caucasus released a statement to dismiss speculation that Tsarnaev had joined them or that they were in any way behind the attacks.
 

SEE ALSO: Feds Want To Talk To The Wife Of Tamerlan Tsarnaev


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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2013, 02:41:54 PM »



http://news.yahoo.com/beck-breaks-exclusive-information-saudi-national-allegedly-connected-144627335.html;_ylt=A2KJ2Ug4UnVRHiEA_4XQtDMD



Background points:

 •A Saudi national originally identified as a "person of interest" in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B -- "Security and related grounds" -- "Terrorist activities" after the bombing
 
•As the story gained traction, TheBlaze's Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi

 •Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill.

 •An ICE official said a different Saudi national is in custody, but is "in no way" connected to the bombings.
 
•A congressional source, however, says that the file on Alharbi was created, that he was "linked" in some way to the Boston bombings (though it is unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to Congress.

 •Key congressmen of the Committee on Homeland Security request a classified briefing with Napolitano

 •Fox News' Todd Starnes reports that Alharbi was allegedly flagged on a terrorist watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted.  Sources close to the investigation also told him the Saudi is still set for deportation.

 •New information provided to TheBlaze reveals Alharbi's file was altered early Wednesday evening to disassociate him from the initial charges

 •Sources say the Saudi's student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts
 
•Sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the DHS to the DOJ and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.
 
Monday morning Glenn Beck laid out what he knows about the Saudi connection to the Boston marathon bombings.  It is a story that the mainstream media has all but completely ignored, though Beck says TheBlaze's Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood reached out to numerous other networks in an effort to get the story out.   Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to acknowledge the story even existed when questioned by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) last Friday.
 
But now a number of congressional sources have confirmed that the story is as TheBlaze reported last week, and Beck is presenting more pieces of the big picture.
 
"This week has changed me," he said at the top of his radio program on Monday.  "The events in Boston changed me....The events in Washington around Boston changed me."
 
We crossed an "extraordinarily disturbing threshold" last week, Beck said, but we know "exactly who we're dealing with now."
 
After a discussion of how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is currently under guard in the hospital, wasn't read his Miranda rights, Beck proceeded to lay out a number of key points on the case.
 
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"While the media continues to look at what the causes were of these two guys, there are, at this hour, three people involved," he said.  "The first one is the one we are going to address."
 
Beck proceeded to highlight the background of the Saudi national first identified as a "person of interest" in the Boston bombings, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, noting that the the NTC issued an event file calling for his deportation using section 212, 3B which is proven terrorist activity.
 
"We are not sure who actually tagged him as a '212 3B,' but we know it is very difficult to charge someone with this -- it has to be almost certain," Beck explained.  "It is the equivalent in civil society of charging someone with premeditated murder and seeking the death penalty -- it is not thrown around lightly."
 
Beck continued, noting that after Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud on Tuesday, the FBI began backtracking on the Saudi national from suspect, to person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody.
 
Then, on Wednesday, President Obama had a "chance" encounter with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud and Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir.
 
"Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. the file is altered," Beck said.  "This is unheard of, this is impossible in the timeline due to the severity of the charge....You don't one day put a 212 3B charge against somebody with deportation, and then the next day take it off.  It would require too much to do it."
 
"There are only two people that could revoke the deportation order -- the director of the NTC could do it after speaking with each department, the FBI, the ATC, etc. -- which is impossible to do in such a short period of time, -- or, somebody at the very highest levels of the State Department could do it.  We don't have any evidence to tell you which one did it," Beck said.
 
Alleged Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi 1
A photo allegedly of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi in the hospital.
 
Congressman Duncan is in possession of the original event file along with other members of the House Homeland Security Committee, and have sent a formal letter of request (which we have a copy of) to Napolitano for a classified briefing on the Saudi national and the deportation order. 

Beck proceeded to highlight more key points: The Saudi national was allegedly once flagged on a terror watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted.
 
If, as an ICE official said last week, there is actually a second Saudi in custody, who is it? Beck asked.  "Why were there were no names, no pictures presented?  The fact is, an event was created for one Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi indicating he was to be deported for terrorism activity related to the Boston bombing. If this file was created with another Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi in mind, don't you think we should know about it?"
 
Beck proceeded with more exclusive information:
 

The Saudi's student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findley, Ohio.  He has been in this country six months.  He has an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
If this is a case of mistaken identity, then who is the person named in the file, with the same name, with the 3B charge?  And If DHS was working with the person as a source to out the bombers, then why was there a 3B Charge? 

Exclusive: Why wasn't the Congressional Committee on Homeland Security notified?  Why are they being cut out of all information?  This is protocol. 

We are working on the family connections, and there is more to come. 

Sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the DHS to the DOJ and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.  This will be the reason Napalitano won't answer the Homeland Security Committee's request for a briefing.  Like Benghazi they have heavy into a disinformation campaign floating a variety of scenarios to confuse the media -- but that apparently doesn't take much -- to prevent the story from being pursued... They are also working very hard to discredit those on the scent.
 
It is still unclear why the government is stonewalling the media on information as to why the file initially labeled Alharbi as a threat, only to change that designation later in the week.  Is there a legitimate threat that's being covered up?  Did the government have actual concerns about Alharbi, but was too quick to connect him in this instance and is now trying to stave off embarrassment?
 
Bottom line, Beck said: "I need you to call your congressmen right now.  There are congressmen who are aware of this, have seen the documentation -- they need your support, they need your help...If we do not stand up, he is on a plane tomorrow or he is already gone."
 
"We demand answers from the Justice Department and this administration."
 
Beck proceeded to put the issue in a larger perspective, noting that multiple news outlets reported after 9/11 that prominent Saudis were allowed to leave the country, even as all flights were grounded.
 
"The Bush administration would later block the investigation into Saudi involvement into 9/11, even though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis, and would eventually force the redaction of a 28-page chapter of the 9/11 Commission report regarding foreign, specifically Saudi, support for some of the Al-Qaeda hijackers," Beck said, noting that the questionable relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States goes back further than the current administration.
 
But, he said, we have now taken that relationship to a whole new level. "On January 14, 2013 President Obama met with Saudi Minister of Interior," Beck remarked.  "Two days later Janet Napolitano signed agreement with Saudi minister allowing 'trusted traveler' status on Saudi student visitors, meaning greatly reduced security checks and scrutiny."
 
"This is trusted traveler status that we don't give to some of our most trusted allies, and we gave it to Saudi Arabia last January?" Beck said.  "So they can just walk into our country no questions asked?"
 
"There is a pattern," he said.  "There is a relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia the American public doesn't know about. The case of Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi is only the latest example."
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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2013, 02:43:24 PM »

According to a source within Iran’s intelligence services, the Islamic regime’s Quds Forces, a special unit of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of extraterritorial operations, have done extensive planning on gatherings, events and high-value targets in the United States for some time, but for two years focused on events such as the Boston Marathon.

ya gotta be careful with this one, 333386.

They are our enemy and they'll do anything to undermine Obama

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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2013, 02:51:10 PM »

How much did homeland security know about dead 'bomber?'
 The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 22, 2013 | BETH STEBNER and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
 
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 8:32:35 AM by Uncle Chip

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 immigration officials had not yet made a decision on his case at the time of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Official reported on Friday that the F.B.I. interviewed the older Tsarnaev brother in January 2011 at the request of the Russian government, which suspected that he had ties to Chechen terrorists.

They said this decision to delay his application proved his encounter with the F.B.I. did not go unnoticed by the Department of Homeland security.

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But McCaul and King said the handling of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's case looked like it was part of a pattern.

The 26-year-old 'appears to be the fifth person since September 11, 2001, to participate in terror attacks despite being under investigation by the FBI,' the pair said in a joint letter.

They named the others as Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric and leader of al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen who was killed in a U.S. drone strike; David Headley, an American who admitted scouting targets for a 2008 Islamic militant raid on Mumbai; Carlos Bledsoe, who killed an Army private outside a military recruiting office in Arkansas in 2009; and Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2312508/Boston-Bombings-2013-Chilling-unreleased-video-clearly-shows-Dzhokhar-Tsarnaev-placing-backpack-floor.html

This tape will end up just like the OBL pictures of the burial at sea. 
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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2013, 05:56:06 AM »

How Tamerlan Tsarnaev Might Have Been Stopped

Did the Obama administration fail to follow up on Muslim community outreach programs?












By Michael Hirsh

 Updated: April 22, 2013 | 7:28 p.m.
April 22, 2013 | 4:54 p.m.



This image released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows in a image from video what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, later identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/FBI)



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Perhaps the biggest “what if” question to be asked after the Boston bombings is this: Was there some way that U.S. authorities might have been able to notice and then stop or dissuade Tamerlan Tsarnaev as he began his descent into terrorism, ultimately bringing his younger brother Dzhokhar along with him?

In recent days most Capitol Hill and media critics have focused on what the FBI may have failed to observe when it questioned Tamerlan in 2011, and then dropped his case. But the FBI, overall, has been successful in interdicting many domestic terrorist plots, despite having to sift through a vast pile of tips that is far larger than the number of agents who are available to chase them all down. Perhaps the more telling issue is whether the Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, has failed to follow through on promised programs to build deeper relationships with the Muslim community in the U.S. and abroad, so that signs of dangerous radicalization can be spotted early.

Muslim community leaders in the U.S. say such efforts have been meager at best, amounting to a shallow focus on counterterrorism and little more than the functional sharing of cell-phone contacts between local Muslim leaders and police. What Washington needs to do, they say, is to emulate the more aggressive program started up in Great Britain in 2007 after the last serious terrorist attack there on July 7, 2005, when British-born suicide bombers targeted the London transport system, killing 52 and injuring over 700. Though the British program has occasionally raised questions of whether civil liberties are being violated, the FBI’s sting operations in the U.S. have done no less.

“There has to be a national strategy,” says Qamar-ul Huda, a scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace who is an expert in such programs. "It needs to be a clear, concise strategy like the 'Prevent' program in the UK.” In the United States, Huda adds, “I don’t even know who has that portfolio.” Critics say there has been little implementation of an August 2011 White House report called “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, ” which set out general guidelines for such programs. That report was itself a follow-up to previous efforts such as the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council’s “Preventing Violent Extremism Working Group.” 

Critical to the success of such programs is to make government outreach be about more than just counterterrorism, which raises civil liberties issues and elicits charges of ethnic or religious profiling, says Daniel Silk, a law enforcement expert at the University of Georgia who has closely studied the U.K. program. In Britain, outreach under "Prevent," which is short for "Preventing Violent Extremism," is multi-layered, involving national health services and other agencies as well as involvement by MI5 and Scotland Yard, though even that has sometimes been controversial.

“If the police, whether at federal or local level, come into any community but particularly marginalized [Muslim] communities and start talking about counterterrorism, it would be like going into an Italian-American community in the '70s or '80s and asking them about the Mafia,” says Silk. “The reasonable pushback you get is, ‘Why is the government framing my community in these terms?’ But if police can make the effort to put out a broad-based program of involvement, dealing with such issues as graffiti, drug dealing, and burglary, and then perhaps they add on top of that, ‘I have a concern about ideological violence,’ that’s the foundation for a much more solid relationship.”

Two moments when Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s direction may have been spotted by such programs were last November, and then again in January, when the increasingly angry and unstable ethnic Chechen twice interrupted sermons at his local mosque, the Islamic Society of Boston, according to The Boston Globe. After a speaker at a religious talk in January compared the Prophet Mohammed to Martin Luther King Jr., Tamerlan shouted at him and was pressed to leave. Last November, Tsarnaev also angrily interrupted a talk when a speaker said it was all right for people to celebrate Thanksgiving and July 4 in the same way they celebrate the birthday of the Prophet. Tsarnaev challenged him and the two talked after service.

Silk says a better, deeper relationship with law enforcement could easily have led to a tip that might have prompted authorities to watch Tamerlan, question him further or even put him under surveillance, preventing the Boston Marathon bombings in the end. That’s particularly true because the FBI had already checked out a tip from the Russian government about his alleged connection to radical Islam. “In the ideal world that is exactly what you would have wanted to happen. That is exactly what these kinds of programs are designed to build,” he says. Silk says he has heard many anecdotes from British law-enforcement colleagues “where it’s not that the relationship leads to preventing a terrorist act, but to something further down in the process, where mosques or communities of mosques have been very up-front when people come into their areas and say things that are offensive and against British values. They want the police to help, but for them to be willing to do that requires a sound relationship.” 

Alternatively, Huda says, a better relationship between Tsarnaev’s mosque and U.S. authorities might have led to an effort to get local imams to talk to him, and learn more about what was troubling him.

Obama administration officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but in an interview in April 2012, Farah Pandith, the State Department's first "Special Representative to Muslim Communities," indicated the administration was concerned about stigmatizing the very Muslims to whom it was trying to reach out. “Everything that we are doing, both through the State Department and with other departments and agencies around the world, is that we’re breaking down the narrative of an ‘us and them,’ " she told the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. “That’s something the president has talked a lot about—that there this is no 'us and them,' there is just a 'we.' The president has said that Islam is part of the West. He’s talked about the fact that Muslims are part of the American family.”

As National Journal has documented, the administration has also shrunk from dealing with the rise of political Islamism in the wake of the Arab Spring overseas, failing to mount a concerted "counter-jihadist" ideological campaign, in part because the administration does not want to be seen as targeting or profiling the religion of Islam in a negative way.

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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2013, 06:14:33 AM »

MOTHER OF BOMBING SUSPECTS: My Sons Would Never Do This And My Older Son Is Still Alive
 


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 The mother of the suspected Boston bombers has given an exclusive interview to Britain's Channel 4 in which she reiterates assertions that her sons were set up, and also claims that her oldest son Tamerlan is still alive.
 
"What happened was a terrible thing. But I know that my kids have nothing to do with this. I know it. I am mother. I know my kids," Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told Channel 4 News in Makhachkala, Dagestan.
 
She said that Tamerlan, who apparently died in a gunfight with police on Thursday night, was being watched by the FBI before the attacks.
 
"They were monitoring him and I know that because I used to talk to them," she said. "They used to come to our house, like two three times. And then my son Tamerlan used to tell me that he used to talk to them too, because they called me once and they wanted his number and then at such moments."
 
Notwithstanding photos that place her other son, Dzhokhar, at the scene of the second Boston Marathon bombing, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva still believes that someone else set up the attack and that her son Tamerlan is not actually dead.
 
"It's just somebody did this, somebody set this up, not my kids," She said. "Whoever is dead over there it's not my son. The body is half of the body of my son, you know what I mean? So this is not my son."
 
There have been two points of speculation when it comes to the death of 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaeva, who was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. after suffering gunshot and shrapnel wounds as well as burn wounds.
 
First, a man who looks remarkably like Tamerlan was stripped naked and detained Thursday night down the street from where the firefight with police took place in Watertown, Mass. Police told Business Insider that the naked man is not Tamerlan and was eventually let go.
 
Second, the body of the man pictured lying on the ground after the gunfight does not have visible wounds. A witness told The New York Times that the older brother was lying in the street after the shootout when the younger one ran him over while fleeing police (note: doctors didn't see signs of him being run over). Nevertheless, the man pictured appears to be dressed differently than Tamerlan.
 
Check out the interview below:


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/boston-bombing-suspects-mother-says-older-son-tamerlan-tsarnaev-is-still-alive-2013-4#ixzz2RIA3Vwcx

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« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2013, 09:50:18 AM »


The 11 Most Mystifying Things the Tsarnaev Brothers Did
 




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Dzhokar Tsarnaev was found by police hiding in a boat after a nearly 24-hour manhunt in Watertown, Mass. Massachusetts State Police/ZUMAPRESS.com

On Monday, it became official: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with "use of a weapon of mass destruction" and "malicious destruction of property resulting in death" for his alleged role in last Monday's bombing of the Boston marathon. The federal criminal complaint comes three days after police captured Tsarnaev in a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts, and four days after a manhunt for these specific suspects began in earnest. For the time being, law enforcement officials believe Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed Friday, acted alone.

 
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan's motive—or motives—is still unclear. But that's not the only unknown. Many of the Tsarnaevs' actions last week seem baffling in retrospect. Here are some of the most confounding things they did:

1.Wear a backwards hat and no sunglasses. Unlike his older brother, Dzhokhar made little effort to prevent cameras from capturing his face, making him easier to identify when the FBI released security camera photos on Thursday. Indeed, classmates at University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth did see him in the photos, but dismissed the similarity because it seemed so far-fetched.

2.Not react to the explosions. For three days, investigators pored over all available photos and surveillance videos of the blast area searching for abnormal reactions. The complaint filed in federal court on Monday specifically cites Dzhokhar's reaction to the first explosion as a giveaway; per the complaint, he glanced in the direction of the first blast only briefly.

3.Leave the car in the shop. The Wall Street Journal reported that Dzhokhar stopped by an auto-body shop in Watertown on Tuesday to pick up the Mercedes he'd brought in for repairs.

4.Stay in Boston. The second bomb exploded at 2:49 p.m. last Monday. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan carjacked a Mercedes at 10:39 p.m.* on Thursday. What did they do in the interim three days? Go to the gym, check in on their busted car, and, in Dzhokhar's case, go to a party on the UMass–Dartmouth campus. During the three-day window in which their involvement was unknown, they made no attempt to flee.

5.Kill an MIT police officer. Why did the brothers shoot 26-year-old Sean Collier? The murder at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday set in motion the events that would ultimately lead to their capture.

6.Run out of cash. When Dzhokhar carjacked a Mercedes on Thursday night, he and his brother had one thing in mind: Get cash, and fast. They emptied $800 from an ATM using their victim's PIN number, before they reached the account limit. Holding up a stranger for money suggests a woeful lack of planning on their part (they hadn't budgeted) that helped alert them to the authorities.

7.Not understand how ATMs work. After reaching the daily withdrawal limit at one ATM, the Tsarnaevs, apparently not realizing that the machines are part of an interconnected system, decided to try their luck at two different machines. The quest to find a working ATM was how they ended up, coincidentally, at a 7/11 in Cambridge around the same time it was the scene of an armed robbery, and were spotted on the store security camera.

8.Confess to the hostage. According to the complaint, when Dzhokhar got into the Mercedes, he immediately told the driver, "Did you hear about the Boston explosion? I did that." That meant their cover would be immediately blown if the driver escaped. Which brings us to…

9.Stop for snacks. The Los Angeles Times reported that the hostage escaped after the brothers stopped at a gas station on Memorial Drive to buy snacks.

10.Keep the hostage's phone. The Tsarnaevs continued on without their hostage—but they did have his phone, which allowed police to track their location via GPS.

11.Bring a BB gun. The weapons used by the two suspects, according to police: a pressure-cooker bomb, seven IEDs, an M4 carbine, two handguns, and a BB gun. Why a BB gun?
 
*Correction: This piece initially confused the timing of the bombing and carjackings.
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Owner: Bomber bought fireworks from my store
 Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | 24 apr 2013 | Jim Haddadin

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:53:33 AM by PilotDave

A man accused of carrying out a deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon last week was in New Hampshire earlier this year to buy fireworks from a Seabrook store, according to the owner.

Sales records show bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev purchased a reloadable mortar kit from Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook in early February. According to company president Bruce Zoldan, Tsarnaev purchased a “Lock and Load” kit containing 24 shells.

The kit retails for $199.99. Tsarnaev took home two of the products, using a buy-one-get-one-free deal offered at the showroom in Seabrook, Zoldan said.

The kits are designed to allow consumers to load one shell at a time. Sparking the fuse fires off a shell in about five seconds, igniting a store of gunpowder that projects it approximately 200 feet into the air. At that point, a second detonation occurs, setting off streaks of color.

Zoldan said it’s conceivable that gun powder contained in the kits could be removed and repurposed for an explosive device, but doing so would be a “tremendous” amount of work. It would be far easier for someone building a bomb to purchase black powder from a hobby store, he said.


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CIA sought to have Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list
By Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz, Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 5:08 PM
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.

The agency took the step after Russian authorities contacted officials there 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 and could be planning to travel overseas. The CIA requested that his name be put on a database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center.

That database, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE, is a data storehouse that feeds a series of government watch lists, including the FBI’s main Terrorist Screening Database and the Transportation Security Administration’s “no-fly” list.

Officials said Tsarnaev’s name was added to the database but it’s unclear which agency added it.

The CIA’s request came months after the FBI had closed a preliminary inquiry into Tsarnaev after getting a similar inquiry about him from Russian state security, according to officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

The new disclosure suggests that the U.S. government may have had more reason than previously known to scrutinize Tsarnaev in the months leading up to the bombings in Boston. It also raises questions as to why U.S. authorities didn’t flag his return to the country after a seven-month trip to Russia last year.

Law enforcement officials said that the request to the FBI in 2011 originated from fears by the Russian government that Tamerlan was a threat to Russia and would commit a terrorist act in Russia -- not the United States. The request came from Russian federal police to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

“There was a concern he might have some kind of ties to terrorism,” said FBI spokesman Paul Bresson. “We did everything legally that we could do with the little bit of information we had. After we did, we found no derogatory information.”

The FBI gets hundreds of similar requests a year from foreign governments, said a law enforcement official. The findings were reported back to Russia and Russian authorities were asked if they had any more information for the United States to investigate about Tamerlan and they did not.

“They were satisfied,” said the official. “We had checked on their information. And no further information was provided.”

In Russia, meanwhile, representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow were in Dagestan to interview the parents of the Tsarnaev brothers, an embassy official said in an e-mail. The mother was interviewed Tuesday by Russian security officials, according to one of her representatives, but the father was ill and remained at home.

A police source in Makhachkala, the capital of the Dagestan region that borders Chechnya, the homeland of the Tsarnaev family, told the RIA Novosti agency that the parents told U.S. officials they would go to the United States soon.

“During the talks it was decided to take the Tsarnaev parents to the United States. The parents have given their consent to this, they will be involved in the U.S. investigation,” the source told RIA Novosti.

The Americans who interviewed the parents were kind and polite, said Heda Saratova, a lawyer for the family. She said they would go to the United States soon but had not yet had time to make plans.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the injured suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, has told interrogators that he and his brother, Tamerlan, were driven by hard-line Islamist views and anger over the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq but had no ties to foreign militant groups, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

The statements made by Tsarnaev from his hospital bed provide what authorities described as the clearest indication yet of the brothers’ apparent motivation in carrying out the attack.

The information gleaned by a special team of FBI interrogators before charges were filed against Tsarnaev on Monday appears to be consistent with the direction of a broader investigation that has not uncovered any links to terrorist networks abroad, officials said.

“These are persons operating inside the United States without a nexus” to an overseas group, a U.S. intelligence official said. Instead, officials said, the evidence suggests that the Tsarnaev brothers were “self-radicalized.”

U.S. officials briefed on the interrogation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said he has specifically cited the U.S. war in Iraq and the campaign in Afghanistan as factors motivating him and his brother in the alleged plot.

Neighbors have also described comments by the Tsarnaevs about the U.S. wars. Albrecht Ammon, 21, of Cambridge said in an interview last week that he had recently argued with the older Tsarnaev about U.S. foreign policy.

Tsarnaev said U.S. wars were based on the Bible, “a cheap copy of the Koran,” Ammon said. Tsarnaev also said that “in Afghanistan, most casualties are innocent bystanders killed by American soldiers,” according to Ammon.

The new disclosure about the CIA’s concern about Tamerlan Tsarnaev came as Vice President Biden lashed out at Islamist terrorism and described the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings as “twisted, perverted” jihadists, as he and other dignitaries paid tribute to an MIT police officer allegedly slain by one of the bombers last week.

Attending the memorial service for officer Sean Collier were thousands of students and uniformed police from across the country. Speaker after speaker eulogized the 27-year-old for his dedication to the students he was sworn to protect.

But Biden also used the occasion to angrily denounce the brothers of Chechen origin who allegedly planted the bombs and later murdered Collier, calling them “two twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadis.”

He said the “doctrine of hate and oppression” espoused by Islamist terrorists “cannot compete with the values of openness and inclusion” illustrated by U.S. society in general and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in particular. “And that’s why they’re losing around the world.... Our very existence makes a lie of their perverted ideology.” Biden added that he was proud the country has not succumbed to the fear that terrorists aim to instill.

“We have suffered,” he said. “We are grieving. But we are not bending. We will not yield to fear. We will not hunker down. We will not be intimidated.”

U.S. officials said Tuesday that the suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have killed Collier in an effort to steal his gun and arm themselves after they became the targets of a massive manhunt three days after the blasts.

The officials said Collier appears not to have attempted to defend himself when he was shot in the head Thursday night. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, already had a handgun, and officials said the two may have been seeking to obtain one for Dzhokhar, 19. The attempt failed, officials said, because the brothers were not able to remove the officer’s weapon from a holster that was protected by a locking mechanism.

A video surveillance camera shows the shooting and the failed effort to pull the officer’s gun, officials said. A short time later, the two suspects allegedly carjacked a Mercedes sport-utility vehicle, loaded it with explosives and engaged in a shootout with police. Tamerlan was killed in the gun battle, and an injured Dzhokhar was captured Friday hiding in a covered motorboat in Watertown, Mass.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Wednesday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have been planning to go to New York after the bombings to “party,” but he said it was clear whether the college student had made any specific plans. Kelly said the information came from investigators’ hospital interviews with Tsarnaev.

At MIT’s Briggs Field on Wednesday, police pallbearers carried Collier’s casket to a bier in front of a stage as bagpipers played.

“Our hearts are truly broken,” MIT Police Chief John DiFava told the audience. “His caring and compassion were genuine, without duplicity.”

“He was born to be a police officer, and he lived out his dreams,” one of Collier’s brothers, Rob Rogers, said after a performance by singer James Taylor.

Collier was also eulogized by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and by MIT President L. Rafael Reif.

“Sean was a model for how a police officer should serve,” Warren said. “He saw his police work as a calling.” The freshman senator added: “We are strong. We are Collier strong. We are Boston strong.”

“He was truly one of us,” Reif said.

Of all the things he has read about Collier, Biden said in praising the slain officer, the one that struck him most was “the student quoted as saying, ‘he loved us, and we loved him.’ ” Biden added: “They loved him because they knew he loved them.... What a remarkable son. What a remarkable brother.”

MIT canceled classes Wednesday so that students, faculty, campus police officers and thousands of others could attend the service. Security was high, with the city shutting down a number of streets, parking lots and garages. Only those with MIT identification or members of a police force were allowed to attend.

At about noon, the sound of bagpipes drifted from the service and across campus. A massive American flag, suspended between two constriction cranes, blew in the wind. After days of cold temperatures and freezing rain, the weather was sunny and warm enough to skip a coat.

Some students gathered outside the security gates, standing on benches and landscaped hills, to listen to the eulogies. Inside the gates, law enforcement officers wearing various uniforms listened as Biden lauded them for “standing ... between our families and danger every single solitary day.” Volunteers wore name tags reading “Collier Strong.”

The MIT Police Department, located a block from the site of the service, was draped with black bunting. Half a dozen wreaths of flowers, mostly yellow, stood before the entrance, along with several flower arrangements. Crayon posters hung on the wall, stating “Boston Strong” and “God bless officers.” Police motorcycles were parked everywhere.

Earlier Wednesday in Boston, police reopened to the public a section of Boylston Street and Copley Square near the marathon finish line, allowing pedestrian, auto and trolley traffic to flow once again. Police gave the all-clear to reopen the street shortly after 3:30 a.m., nearly nine days after the bombings that killed three spectators and injured more than 250 other people. Some stores whose windows were blown out by the blasts remained boarded up.

City officials allowed Boylston Street residents and employees to return Tuesday evening. Videos and photos of what they found showed that part of the city frozen in time: marathon posters abandoned on shop floors, food still sitting on restaurant tables, an outdoor patio set with napkins and silverware meant to be used more than a week ago.

By Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of people filled the sidewalks and patronized shops and restaurants, helping them recover from being closed for so long. Tour buses rumbled up and down the street, passing over the painted finish line that is beginning to fade.

Copley Square has been transformed into a memorial garden, with large piles of flowers, stuffed animals and other mementos. Paper cranes hang from several of the trees. Most windows are decorated with “Boston Strong” posters or American flags.

Marathon Sports, a shop near one of the blast sites, is still closed. The front window features a large poster offering condolences to the bombing victims, gratitude to first responders and a message of hope: “We will run again.” In front of the store is a small pile of flowers, plus a Chinese flag and a note written in Chinese. One of those killed, Lu Lingzi, was from China and studied statistics at Boston University.


Kathy Lally in Dagestan and Ellen Nakashima, William Branigin, Scott Wilson, Ed O’Keefe and Julie Tate in Washington contributed to this report.



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[2010] Obama: Intelligence Community Failed to “Connect the Dots” in a “Potentially Disastrous Way”
 ABC News ^ | January 5, 2010 | Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:31:05 PM by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama today said that while the information was there to disrupt the attempted Christmas Day attack, the intelligence community failed to connect the dots in a “potentially disastrous way.”

The president used a version of the word “fail” 9 times in as many minutes — and he was talking about his government failing to adequately protect the American people.

“I will not tolerate it,” he added, “when a suspected terrorist is able to board a plane with explosives on Christmas Day, the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. And it’s my responsibility to find out why and to correct that failure so that we can prevent such attacks in the future.”


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Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place
By Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn, Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 7:08 PM
Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what triggered the gunfire.

Other law enforcement officials said the shooting may have been prompted by the chaos of the moment and some action that led the officers present to believe Tsarnaev had fired a weapon or was about to detonate explosives.

These new details emerged as investigators continued their examination of the movements and motives of Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother, Tamerlan, in last week’s coordinated bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 250.

Law enforcement officials said they do not believe the brothers were connected with a terrorist organization, but they cautioned that the inquiry is at an early stage.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a confrontation with police in the early morning hours Friday, four days after the marathon bombings. A transit police officer was seriously wounded in the exchange, in which more than 200 rounds were fired and the suspects lobbed homemade explosives at police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped and was the subject of a massive manhunt. He was cornered hiding in a boat in the driveway of a house in Watertown, Mass., on Friday evening.

Law enforcement officials described the 30 minutes before the arrest of Tsarnaev as chaotic. One characterized it as “the fog of war” and said that in a highly charged atmosphere, one accidental shot could have caused what police call “contagious fire.”

Officers from several agencies gathered around the Watertown house as darkness fell. The FBI was in charge of the scene, but there also were officers from the Massachusetts State Police, local police and transit police.

“They probably didn’t know whether he had a gun,” said one law enforcement official, who like others interviewed for this article spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. “Hours earlier he and his brother had killed a police officer, shot another officer and thrown explosives out of their cars as the police were chasing them. They couldn’t assume that he did not have a gun and more explosives.”

The FBI declined to discuss the exact sequence of events that led officers to open fire on Tsarnaev’s hiding place and whether the dozens of bullets that struck the boat caused any of his gunshot wounds.

A spokesman for the FBI said law enforcement agents were tracking an extremely dangerous suspect who had used guns and explosives on a public street to avoid arrest.

“Law enforcement was placed in an extraordinarily dangerous situation,” said FBI spokesman Paul Bresson. “They were dealing with an individual who is alleged to have been involved in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. As if that’s not enough, there were indications of a carjacking, gunfire, an ambushed police officer and bombs thrown earlier. In spite of these extraordinary factors, they were able to capture this individual alive with no further harm to law enforcement. It was a tremendously effective outcome under dire circumstances.”

 Early Friday in Watertown, the brothers engaged in a firefight with police. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and fell to the ground, according to police and photos, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev climbed back in a Mercedes SUV carjacked earlier. He drove at police and struck his wounded brother on the street. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dragged a distance by the car, was declared dead on arrival at a Boston hospital.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Massachusetts on Monday to support charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said police recovered a single firearm and half a dozen explosives and homemade bombs from the scene of the shootout.

In the ensuing chaos, Tsarnaev accelerated away, abandoned the car and eventually made it on foot just beyond a cordon quickly set up by police. Around 6 p.m. Friday, Tsarnaev was detected hiding beneath a plastic cover on a boat by its owner, who called in police. A thermal imaging unit in a police helicopter confirmed a presence in the boat.

“You can’t second-guess what they were doing on that scene,” said a second law enforcement official. “Their own lives were in danger.”

In the immediate aftermath of Tsarnaev’s capture, police officials said he had fired from the boat and he was reported to have been captured with several weapons. There were also reports that the gunshot wound he suffered to the throat might have been an attempt to kill himself as police moved in.

Tsarnaev continues to be treated in a Boston hospital, where his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. He began communicating in writing and some speech with a special team of FBI interrogators Saturday night and was officially charged Monday.

On Wednesday, Vice President Biden eulogized Sean Collier, the slain MIT police officer, and denounced Tsarnaev and his dead brother as “two twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadis.”

Thousands of MIT students and police officers from across the United States attended a memorial service on the grounds of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to remember the 27-year-old police officer.



Jenna Johnson in Boston and David Montgomery and Julie Tate in Washington contributed to this report.


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Patrick administration refuses to release Tsarnaev brothers' records

Thursday, April 25, 2013



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Chris Cassidy, Laurel J. Sweet, Dave Wedge, Erin Smith and Richard Weir


The Patrick administration clamped down the lid yesterday on Herald requests for details of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s government benefits, citing the dead terror mastermind’s right to privacy.

Across the board, state agencies flatly refused to provide information about the taxpayer-funded lifestyle for the 26-year-old man and his brother and accused accomplice Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.

On EBT card status or spending, state welfare spokesman Alec Loftus would only say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and 3-year-old daughter received benefits that ended in 2012. He declined further comment.



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On unemployment compensation, labor department spokesman Kevin Franck refused to say whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev ever collected, saying it was “confidential and not a matter of public record.”

On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college aid, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth spokesman Robert Connolly said, “It is our position — and I believe the accepted position in higher education — that student records including academic records and financial records (including financial aid) cannot under federal law be released without a student’s consent.”

On cellphones, the Federal Communications Commission would not say whether either brother had a government-paid cellphone, also citing privacy laws.

On housing, Cambridge officials and the family’s landlord ducked questions on whether the brothers were ever on Section 8 assistance.

The Herald reported yesterday that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and 3-year-old daughter collected welfare until 2012 and that both Tamerlan and Dzhokhar received benefits through their parents “for a limited portion” of the time after they came to the U.S., which was around 2002.

However, the Department of Transitional Assistance wouldn’t release information about how long or how much they received.

It remains unclear how the accused bomber brothers financed their heartless attacks on the marathon.

The administration was slammed by a Democratic congressman who insisted the public has a right to know how taxpayers were underwriting the accused jihadist Tsarnaevs.

“It’s certainly relevant information that should be made public,” U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch told the Herald. “There’s a national security interest No. 1. Secondly, there’s also a public interest in finding out whether these individuals were able to exploit the system and get benefits they weren’t entitled to.”

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lies hospitalized and facing capital charges that include using a weapon of mass destruction that killed three people and injured 260 near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Taxpayers — already on the hook for Tsarnaev’s court-appointed attorneys in the terror plot — continue to pay his mounting medical bills at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The public also paid for Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s attorney when the Russian national successfully fought criminal charges in 2009 that he battered a former girlfriend.


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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2013, 08:32:43 PM »

Breaking: Boston Bomber’s Mosque Linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Posted on April 20, 2013 by BC


Boy Obama sure has them Muslim terrorists on the run doesn’t he?

Never fear, you can rest assured that all of the radical enablers will be swiftly dealt with.
 
Like the the Benghazi attackers…
 


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Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who has been arrested for the terrorist bombings in Boston, attended the Islamic Society of Boston.
 
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who has been arrested for the terrorist bombings in Boston, attended the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) in Cambridge, a mosque with strong Muslim Brotherhood links. The ISB Cultural Center, which is at a separate location, is even run by a group that federal prosecutors said in 2008 “was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”
 
An ISB attendee reports last seeing Tsarnaev there during Ramadan last year. It is unclear if his brother, the other bomber, also attended the mosque. The ISB has links to the Muslim Brotherhood, has had radical leadership and promotes anti-Western themes.
 
For instance, the Islamic Society of Boston recently invited journalist Victoria Brittain to speak at the mosque, who in an article she wrote on MichaelMoore.com wrote that the War on Terror is a “war on Islam” and that Muslims in the West face widespread persecution. In her article, Brittain also criticized British security services who “returned to a post-9/11 stance on overdrive” in the aftermath of the 2005 London subway bombings, referred to as the “7/7″ attacks.
 
ISB teaching is largely based on Islamists like Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi and Sayyid Qutb, the Brotherhood cleric who influenced Osama Bin Laden.

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Boston manhunt 'skipped over the area where bombing suspect was found' - even though it was just 400 yards from where he had abandoned a getaway car
 
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PUBLISHED:23:00 EST, 29 April 2013| UPDATED: 23:13 EST, 30 April 2013
 
 
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered after a day-long manhunt by a homeowner - and not by authorities - because law enforcement officials had skipped over the street where he was hiding during their intensive search.
 
Police did not search the area of Franklin Street where a Watertown man found Tsarnaev hiding in his boat - even though the neighborhood was part of a 20-block area that was supposed to be the focal point of the search,Bloomberg News is reporting based on interviews with 11 residents of the area.
 
Authorities have not yet confirmed the residents' accounts.


'Oversight:' Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered after a day-long manhunt by a homeowner - and not by authorities - because law enforcement officials had skipped over the street where he was hiding (pictured)
 
David Procopio, a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police, told Bloomberg that the issue is under investigation.

News of the potential oversight  comes as a shock to many, especially considering Tsarnaev had abandoned a getaway car - which he had used to flee from a firefight with police - just 400 yards from where he was later found.


 Boston bombing suspects' family 'has received more than $100,000 in U.S. welfare benefits'

 'What I was doing was trying to save myself:' Boston carjack victim speaks out in first televised interview
 

'A lot of people’s lives were put in danger because someone in charge wasn’t doing his job,' Watertown resident Sue Lund, 61, told Bloomberg. 'People could have been killed because after the lockdown ended everyone came streaming out of their houses and suddenly we were in a combat zone.'
 
Officials had originally said that the area where Tsarnaev was hiding was not contained within the 20-block search center, but Boston's police commissioner later confirmed that it was.
 



Investigators from the FBI inspect the boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding

Authorities said they are investigating the details of the manhunt and the decisions made by law enforcement officials that day.

 
'A very detailed action report will be completed to assess and evaluate that day’s operations,' Procopio said.
 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317511/Boston-manhunt-skipped-area-bombing-suspect--just-400-yards-abandoned-getaway-car.html#ixzz2S3O3uDnm




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« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2013, 09:34:11 AM »

Boston manhunt 'skipped over the area where bombing suspect was found' - even though it was just 400 yards from where he had abandoned a getaway car


I said from minute fcking ONE that this was the case.  The boat-owner was on the news earlier that day, interviewed after filming part of the gun battle.  That was reported by MSNBC over and over, and somehow ignored by getbiggers apologizing for the shooter or something.

Dude was close enough to SEE the gun battle.  And they didn't search his yard. 

Incompetence, I called it minute one.
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« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2013, 09:38:32 AM »


I said from minute fcking ONE that this was the case.  The boat-owner was on the news earlier that day, interviewed after filming part of the gun battle.  That was reported by MSNBC over and over, and somehow ignored by getbiggers apologizing for the shooter or something.

Dude was close enough to SEE the gun battle.  And they didn't search his yard. 

Incompetence, I called it minute one.

Don't worry - the boot lickers will be by to say it was perfectly reasonable to drag people out of there houses at gun point and miss this. 
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« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2013, 10:31:59 AM »

Don't worry - the boot lickers will be by to say it was perfectly reasonable to drag people out of there houses at gun point and miss this. 

i'm about tired of people defending the govt automatically, even when it is obvious lies or incompetence.

i called the OBL story total hollywood bullshit, and everyone got all butthurt.
Same when I said "if this dude could see the gun battle and get it on video, and they didn't search his yard, that is shitty police work".

Obvious butthurt response there too.
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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2013, 11:46:28 AM »

Two Kazakh men, one other, arrested for allegedly helping suspect after Boston Marathon bombings
 Boston Globe ^ | 05/01/2013 1:36 PM | John R. Ellement, Todd Wallack, Maria Sacchetti and Martin Finucane
 
Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:41:27 PM by Olog-hai

Two Kazakh men and a third man have been arrested by federal authorities in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, a law enforcement official familar with the case said this morning.

The two men, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, came to America from the Central Asian nation to study at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was also enrolled. The law enforcement official did not release the name of the third person arrested. …

The White House and law enforcement authorities have previously suggested that the Tsarnaevs may have acted alone without clear ties to foreign governments or terrorist groups. But investigators have continued to eye other people who knew the brothers to see if they provided them with any help before or after the attacks. Shortly after the brothers were identified, investigators questioned Tazhayakov, Kadyrbayev, and a third college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. …


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« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2013, 09:19:48 AM »

Official: Student Arrested In Boston Bombing Case Allowed To Return To US Despite Not Having Valid Student Visa

May 2, 2013 7:57 AM


WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
 
Authorities charged the student — a friend and classmate of one of the men accused of setting off the deadly explosions — with helping after the attacks to remove a laptop and backpack from the bombing suspect’s dormitory room before the FBI searched it.
 
The government acknowledged that U.S. Customs and Border Protection was unaware that the student was no longer in school when he was let back into the United States.
 
The disclosure was another instance of possible lapses by the federal government in the months before the Boston bombings. The Obama administration earlier this week announced an internal review of how U.S. intelligence agencies shared sensitive information and whether the government could have disrupted the attack. Republicans in Congress have promised oversight hearings starting next week.
 
Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested three college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a bombing suspect, including Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend and classmate of Tsarnaev’s at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Tazhayakov left the U.S. in December and returned Jan. 20. But in early January, his student-visa status was terminated because he was academically dismissed from the university, the official told the AP.
 
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The law enforcement official said information about Tazhayakov’s status was in the Homeland Security Department’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, called SEVIS, when Tazhayakov arrived in New York in January.
 
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss details of Tazhayakov’s immigration history.

 

DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard said when Tazhayakov arrived on Jan. 20, Customs and Border Protection officials had not been notified that he was no longer a student.
 
Boogaard said in an emailed statement that DHS had recently reformed the student visa system to ensure that CBP would have access to all relevant student visa information. Later, however, he clarified the statement to say that the reform was ongoing.
 
“At the time of re-entry there was no derogatory information that suggested this individual posed a national security or public safety threat,” he said.
 
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Tazhayakov and another student from Kazakhstan, Dias Kadyrbayev, were detained last month on immigration charges. They were arrested on federal criminal charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Robel Phillipos, 19, was also arrested and charged with willfully making materially false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation.
 
Questions about Tazhayakov’s immigration status came up Wednesday during an immigration hearing in Boston when a judge questioned how he was able to return to the U.S. in January. A lawyer for Tazhayakov said he had re-enrolled in the university with a different major after returning to the country.
 
International students who aren’t enrolled or are dismissed from a college or university generally have 30 days to rectify their status and re-enroll as long as they are already in the United States.
 
Lawmakers have questioned information sharing among U.S. law enforcement before the bombings. In 2011, Russian officials notified the FBI and CIA that they were concerned about now-deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In early 2012 Homeland security was alerted of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s travel to and from Russia — information that was shared with Boston’s joint terrorism task force. But the FBI investigation into him had closed and therefore he didn’t warrant additional scrutiny, officials have said.
 
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