Report: Russians warned FBI about bombing suspect Tamerlin Tsarnaev ‘multiple times’

FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing SuspectsIs it another case of the government dropping the ball?

The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that the FBI received “multiple warnings” about Tamerlin Tsarnaev, the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect:

“Russian authorities alerted the US government not once but “multiple’’ times over their  concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev — including a second time nearly a year after he was first interviewed by FBI agents in Boston — raising new questions about whether the FBI should have focused more attention on the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, according to US senators briefed on the probe Tuesday.

The FBI has previously said it interviewed Tsarnaev in early 2011 after it was initially contacted by the Russians. After that review, the FBI has said, it determined he did not pose a threat.”

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told reporters that the FBI was alerted to Tsarnaev in “multiple contacts’’ — including “at least once since October 2011,’’ the Globe added.

“US officials have faced tough questions for not tracking the older brother’s travels to the Russian provinces of Dagestan and Chechnya — where he spent more than half of last year and may have interacted with militant groups or individuals,” the Globe added.

Odd, to think that more than a decade after 9/11, we still cannot “connect the dots” when a tragedy like this happens.

Worse yet, authorities KNEW Tsarnaev was a person they needed to keep a close eye on, and they chose not to.  Why?  Did political correctness play a role?

“I want to make sure that DHS is talking to the FBI,” Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said. “It looks to me like there is a lack of communication.”

Gee, ya think?


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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