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1 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 20, 2013 11:26:32am

Anyone want to bet that the foreign government turns out to be Russia?

2 Charles Johnson  Sat, Apr 20, 2013 12:43:23pm

Yup. Bomb Investigation Shifts to Suspect’s Russian Trip.

The significance of the trip was magnified late Friday when the F.B.I. disclosed in a statement that in 2011 “a foreign government” — now acknowledged by officials to be Russia — asked for information about Tamerlan, “based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.”

The senior law enforcement official said the Russians feared he could be a risk, and “they had something on him and were concerned about him, and him traveling to their region.”

But the F.B.I. never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned, a senior law enforcement acknowledged on Saturday, adding that the bureau had not kept tabs on him until he was identified on Friday as the first suspect in the marathon bombing case.

3 simoom  Sat, Apr 20, 2013 1:58:25pm

So the Russians who are now crowing that they “warned us,” actually did the opposite. They requested we look through our databases and conduct interviews to find out if Tamerlan was a danger to them, which we did, but then when we asked for the intel that triggered their suspicions, they never reciprocated.


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