Tamerlan ‘Speedbump’ Tsarnaev Was on Terror Watchlist for 18 Months Before Attack

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm

We’d ask why the story keeps changing here, but these are the folks who still won’t come clean on Benghazi after nearly eight months.

Pretty soon they’ll just throw up their arms and ask what difference does it make?

The CIA added the name of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect to a U.S. government terrorist database 18 months before the deadly explosions, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The CIA’s request came about six months after the FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also at the Russian government’s request, but the FBI found no ties to terrorism, officials said.

The new disclosure was significant because officials have said the U.S. intelligence community had no information leading up to the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. That one of the bomber’s name was in a terrorism database for 18 months before the attack was expected to drive congressional inquiries about whether the U.S. government adequately investigated tips from Russia that Tsarnaev posed a security threat.

In late September 2011, the CIA received information from the Russian government about Tsarnaev, who died Friday in a police shootout. In March 2011, the FBI received nearly identical information as the CIA, according to officials briefed on the investigation. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing case.

We’re at the point where the FBI and CIA won’t even speak on the record. They know how the Obama crew rolls. Even more pathetic is this scumbag was still living on the dole even while on a terror watchlist.  Wonderful.

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2 Responses to “Tamerlan ‘Speedbump’ Tsarnaev Was on Terror Watchlist for 18 Months Before Attack”

  1. mike191 on 25/25/13 at 7:34 am

    “…expected to drive congressional inquiries…” The Benghazi inquest worked so well for the garnering the truth-the only function for congress is impeachment and/or treason charges.