"'But the list is so vast that authorities did not automatically keep close tabs on him'", sources close to the bombing investigation said on Tuesday.
THEN HE WAS PLACED ON OTHER WATCH-LISTS...
WHAT? THE LISTS WEREN'T WATCHED? THIS MAN WASN'T MONITORED?
WHY HAVE A LIST AND THEN NOT USE IT, IF THE POINT OF SUCH LISTS IS TO "KEEP AMERICANS SAFE"?
RUSSIA MADE REPEATED CONTACT ABOUT THE ELDER TSARNAEV BROTHER.
Details are emerging that Russian authorities had contacted the U.S. government repeatedly about Tsarnaev's suspected ties to radical Islam, according to U.S. senators briefed on the FBI investigation. However, the FBI previously avowed that it was only contacted once regarding a potential threat posed by Tsarnaev, and after an investigation, found nothing of concern.
From a "closed briefing" of the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, Sen. Richard Burr, Republican, North Carolina, said he believed that Russia alerted the United States about Tsarnaev in 'multiple contacts.'
This had been reported earlier, but denied.
Perhaps we will now get the truth?
John Kerry, in what may have been a 'faux pas' moment, lambasted the handling of the Tsarnaevs.
"'The older brother in the Boston bombing case returned from a six-month stay in Russia last year with a willingness to kill people", Kerry said.
Speaking in Brussels, the US secretary of state said: "We just had a young person who went to Russia, Chechnya, who blew people up in Boston.
"So he didn't stay where he went, but he learned something where he went and he came back with a willingness to kill people."
The State Department later 'CLARIFIED' Kerry's remarks, saying he was "simply expressing broad concern about radicalism rather than indicating any new information".
NO HE WASN'T! HE WAS CALLING IT AS HE SAW IT, AS SO MANY HAVE SEEN IT.
THE BALL WAS DROPPED...AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!
Several sources are now reporting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev's details were entered into 'TIDE' (The Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment) a database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, because the FBI spoke to him in 2011 while investigating a Russian tip-off that he had become a follower of radical Islamists.
As of 2008, TIDE contained more than 540,000 names, although representing about 450,000 actual people as some of the entries are aliases or different name spellings for the same person. Fewer than 5% of the TIDE entries were U.S. citizens or legal residents, according to a description of the database on the NCTC website itself.
The excuse why the elder brother wasn't more closely scrutinized now seems to be turning to "Because of its huge size, U.S. investigators do not routinely monitor everyone registered there, said U.S. officials familiar with the database."
THEN WHY HAVE THE DATABASE, IF NO ONE IS GOING TO CLOSELY MONITOR ALL THE NAMES ON IT? WHAT GOOD IS IT IF IT ISN'T FULLY UTILIZED?
The database system has OFTEN been criticized in the past for being too cumbersome, especially in light of an attempted attack on a plane in 2009. Intelligence and security agencies acknowledged in Congress that they had missed clues to the Detroit 'underpants bomber' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Officials said after the incident that he ALSO had been listed in the TIDE database.
Republican Senator Susan Collins said there were problems in sharing information ahead of the Boston bombings as well.
"'This is troubling to me that this many years after the attacks on our country in 2001 that we still seem to have stovepipes that prevent information from being shared effectively,'" she said. Collins spoke after the FBI gave a closed-door briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, but she did not elaborate.
SHE SHOULD ELABORATE! WE SHOULD DEMAND ANSWERS!
ISN'T THE LACK OF SHARING BETWEEN AGENCIES ONE OF THE CHARGES OF FAILURE ON THE BUSH2's ADMINISTRATION REGARDING THE 9/11 ATTACKS? DIDN'T FEDERAL AGENCIES COME UNDER ATTACK BACK THEN FOR FAILURE TO MONITOR AND SHARE THESE 'TERRORIST LISTS'?
DIDN'T MORE THAN ONE 'WHISTLEBLOWER' SAY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS AWARE OF THE NAMES OF MANY OF THE ALLEGED 9/11 HIJACKERS MONTHS IN ADVANCE? WHY WEREN'T THEY PICKED UP AND QUESTIONED THEN?
WHY WASN'T TAMERLAN TSARNAEV?
12 YEARS LATER, OBVIOUSLY NOTHING HAS IMPROVED, HAS IT?
WHO'S RUNNING THAT SHOW IN WASHINGTON?
WHO'S REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE MISERABLE FAILURES?
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was NEVER put on the 'no-fly' list that would have banned him from boarding an airplane in the United States. Neither was he named on the Selectee List, which would have required him to be given extra security screening at airports.
Another list, the Terrorist Screening Database, is a declassified version of the highly classified TIDE with fewer details about terrorist suspects. One source said Tsarnaev was on this list, too.
BUT HE DIDN'T GET A 2ND GLANCE WHEN HE RETURNED FROM RUSSIA IN 2012?
NOT EVEN AFTER RUSSIA REPORTED TO THE U.S. THAT HE HAD GONE MANY TIMES TO A 'RADICAL ISLAM' MOSQUE? NOT EVEN AFTER HE TRAVELED ELSEWHERE THAT IS FLAGGED BY NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES OVERSEAS?
Even AFTER being put in the TIDE system, his name was entered into another database, this one maintained by the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection bureau which is used to screen people crossing U.S. land borders and entering at airports or by sea.
Tsarnaev WAS flagged on that database when he left the United States for Russia in January 2012 but NO ALARM was raised. Was that because the FBI had not "identified him as a threat" after the interview? Russia sure thought he was a threat! WHY DIDN'T THE U.S.?
When Tamerlan returned from Russia six months later, he had already been automatically downgraded in the border database because there was no new information that required him to continue to get extra attention. So he NEVER got secondary inspection on his re-entry at New York's JFK Airport. It seems to be unclear exactly what the procedure was for such a downgrade.
IT'S A REPEAT OF 9/11...THE U.S./WHITE HOUSE WAS WARNED AND DID NOTHING... ISN'T IT?
Sean Joyce, deputy director of the FBI, defended the FBI's performance in the Boston bombings at two closed hearings in Congress on Tuesday.
WHAT POSSIBLE DEFENSE COULD THE FBI OFFER?
BOTH PARENTS SAY THAT THE FBI WAS IN CONTACT WITH THEIR SONS FOR YEARS!
THEY WERE FOLLOWED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS BY THE FBI.
WHY DIDN'T THEY FOLLOW THEM IN OTHER WAYS?
While government agencies declined to publicly discuss how the watch list system handled Tsarnaev, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano disclosed some details at a separate, open hearing on immigration on Capitol Hill.
"'Yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the United States. By the time he returned, all investigations - the matter had been closed,'" Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
EVEN IF IT IS LINDSEY GRAHAM, HE MADE A GOOD POINT ABOUT THIS:
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said law enforcement should have kept a closer eye on Tsarnaev after the FBI spoke to him two years ago. The FBI should also have realized last week following the bombings that he was in databases, Graham told reporters.
'"After the bomb went off, don't you think one of the first things the FBI would do is say, 'Have we interviewed anybody in the Boston area that may fit the profile of doing this?' How could his name not pop up, the older brother? And when you have the photo the whole world is looking at, how could we not match that photo with him already being in the system?'" Graham asked.
TAERLAN'S PHOTO WAS IN THE SYSTEM, IN THE DATABASE, AND YET THE FBI WAS ASKING CITIZENS TO HELP IDENTIFY HIM AND HIS BROTHER?
HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THEY COULDN'T IDENTIFY HIM?
THEY HAD INTERVIEWED HIM AND PUT HIM ON LISTS!
HE WAS IN THE SYSTEM, AND THE FBI HAD FAR BETTER RESOURCES THAN THE PUBLIC TO IDENTIFY THE MAN!
DID OUR GOVERNMENT JUST SUDDENLY DECIDE THAT REPEATED WARNINGS BY RUSSIA WERE TO BE IGNORED? DID THEY JUST STOP CONSIDERING THOSE MULTIPLE WARNINGS AT ALL?
HOW CAN A SYSTEM IGNORED LIKE THAT DO ANYTHING BUT FAIL?
WHY DIDN'T A HUGE RED FLAG GO UP WHEN TAMERLAN FLEW TO RUSSIA AND BACK?
WHY, NOW, IS THE FBI QUESTIONING IF OTHERS WERE INVOLVED WITH THE TSARNAEV BROTHERS?
WHY SUDDENLY NOW, AFTER INITIAL REPORTS FROM THE FBI, ETC, ASSURED US THEY ACTED "TOGETHER AND ALONE"?
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's name was entered into the Treasury Enforcement Communications System, or TECS, as a routine procedure when the FBI looked into whether Tsarnaev was involved in terrorist activity, the law enforcement officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. TECS is the system used by U.S. officials at the nation's borders to help screen people arriving in the U.S.
HE WAS NEVER SCREENED!
The surviving younger brother and alleged coconspirator, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, supposedly confessed to authorities Sunday (April 21) that he and his brother carried out the deadly attack on the city’s signature road race, in part, because of Tamerlan’s anger over US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So said one law enforcement official.
The same 'official' said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made the admission to FBI agents who interviewed him at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. At the time, he had not yet been read his rights, but this admission would qualify him to receive the death penalty in the U.S.
He is NOT being charged as an "enemy combatant" and will NOT be tried in a military court.
SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE READ HIM THE MIRANDA STATEMENT!
WHAT HARM COULD READING HIM HIS RIGHTS DO?
IT MAY HAVE BEEN AN ERROR THAT WILL COST THEM DEARLY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T MIRANDIZE HIM!
SEVERAL SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN ARE RAISING CONCERNS, ENOUGH SO THAT WE SHOULD BE AFFORDED HONEST ANSWERS FROM DHS AND THE FBI.
"Post 9/11, we thought we had created a system that would allow for the free flow of information," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Republican-Ga., said. "And I think there has been some stonewalls and stovepipes that have been reconstructed that were probably unintentional. We probably need to review that again."
Sen. Susan Collins, Republican-Maine, meanwhile, said she had "serious concerns" that agencies weren't sharing information during the Boston bombing investigation.
UNINTENTIONAL? HOW CAN IT BE UNINTENTIONAL THAT AGENCIES DON'T PLUG THINGS INTO A DATABASE THAT GETS SHARED ACROSS THE BOARD? WEREN'T THEY TOLD TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN AFTER 9/11? DIDN'T THEY SAY THEY'D FIX THAT?
In a further twist, NBC Channel 4 News claimed on Sunday that Tamerlan had phoned home (RUSSIA) in the wake of the bombings and told his mother that the FBI had already called him to accuse him of being responsible.
According to the report, Tamerlan telephoned his mother on Wednesday last week and said he had replied to the FBI's accusations by saying: "That's your problem." The claims emerged from an interview with his father, Ansor.
THE FBI DECLINED TO COMMENT DIRECTLY ON EITHER CLAIM.
Another Republican, congressman Peter King, chairman of the House sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, was even more direct, accusing the FBI of having a track-record of failure in monitoring potential terror threats.
"This is at least the FIFTH case I'm aware of where the FBI has failed to stop someone," Mr. King told Fox News, citing cases like that of Anwar al-Awlaki, who planned terrorist attacks as part of al Qaeda, and Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 killing 13 people."This is the latest in a series of cases like this...where the FBI is given information about someone as being a potential terrorist; they look at them, and then they don't take action, and then they go out and commit murders."
THERE WERE OTHER WARNING SIGNS ABOUT TAMERLAN TSARNAEV.
~In 2009, Tamerlan was arrested for domestic assault and battery after assaulting his girlfriend.
He had a history of violence.
Nadine Ascencao, 25, has spoken out about her relationship with the man who allegedly planted two bombs at the Boston Marathon last week, killing three people and injuring more than 180.
Despite this heinous crime and a disturbing pattern of verbal and physical abuse towards women, Ascencao has claimed the man she once lived with did not appear to be capable of 'anything major'.
~In 2010, after 10 years in America, he had told a reporter that he had JUST ONE American friend because he didn't understand them, and went on to mention that ISLAM FORBADE ALCOHOLIC DRINKING. He mentioned America's 'loose morals'.
BUT TAMERLAN's "ONE AMERICAN FRIEND", BRENDAN MESS, ALONG WITH 2 OTHERS, WAS MURDERED IN AN UNSOLVED CRIME IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 2011.
Brendan Mess had his 'throat slit' alongside two other men in a Massachusetts apartment in 2011 in what police described as a 'very graphic crime scene'.
Former associates of the Chechan immigrant didn't initially suspect Tamerlan of carrying out the gruesome attack, but thought it was strange he didn't attend his friend's funeral.
"'Tam wasn't there at the memorial service, he wasn't at the funeral, he wasn't around at all,'" an associate of Tamerlan's calling himself 'Ray' said. He "just sort of disappeared from around the gym after that".
"'And he was really close with Brendan. That's why it's so weird.'"
Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center owner John Allan also said Tsarnaev and Mess used to work out at his gym together but Tsarnaev stopped coming after Mess was murdered.
The event clearly still haunted Tsarnaev as recently as last week when he suddenly returned to his old gym and started acting unusually.
The business owner, who was traveling in Thailand at the time, said he received an e-mail saying Tsarnaev had been in, but acted rudely and disrespectfully to other gym-users.
'It was a clear indication that something was up,' Allan told the Boston Globe. 'He was becoming a complete [expletive].'
Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone issued a statement soon after the 2011 murders saying, 'based on the present state of the investigation, it is believed that the victims knew the assailant or assailants, and the attacks were not random.'
~Relatives had cut Tamerlan off after years of bad behavior from him.
THE BROTHERS' AUNT, (AND OTHER RELATIVES AS WELL) SAID IN AN INTERVIEW:
"'[Tamerlan] was always getting in trouble. He was never happy, never cheering, never smiling. He used to strike his girlfriend. . . . He was not a nice man.'"
~ Friends of Tamerlan's wife, Katherine Russell, said he would call her names and throw objects and furniture at her.
Why didn't these 'friends' report that to the police, and why didn't his wife?
ALL THIS, BUT NO RED FLAG EVEN THOUGH TAMERLAN WAS ON THE FBI WATCH LIST THEN, AND EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT PREVIOUSLY?
~By August 2012, AFTER HIS RETURN FROM RUSSIA, his youtube channel showed heavy leanings toward jihadist thought. He posted several videos by
A YouTube account apparently belonging to Tamerlan Tsarnaev gives tantalizing hints of his radicalization before the Boston bombings, and includes a speech by a Russian militant cradling a gun, a bizarre attack on Harry Potter, and songs by a popular Russian rapper.
Tsarnaev created a YouTube channel in August 2012, shortly after returning to the US from Moscow. He spent six months in Russia last year between January and July, visiting his parents in Makhachkala, the capital of the Muslim republic of Dagestan. Tsarnaev also visited neighboring Chechnya.
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM ASKED ANOTHER POIGNANT QUESTION: "'Here's the question we all should be asking: Let's assume for a moment the FBI made a diligent effort to make an investigation based on the Russian information ... But, how could we, from 2012 until the attack, miss all of the radical statements and activity this guy engaged in, the older brother, on the Internet and the YouTube videos?'"
GOOD QUESTION, AND WE DESERVE ANSWERS.
BODY REMAINS UNCLAIMED
Tamerlan had a child, three-year-old Zahara, with a 24-year-old college graduate, Katherine Russell, who converted to Islam at his request after the birth and then married him in June, 2010..
Neither his wife Katherine or any other family members have come forward to claim the 26-year-old's body as of today, April 24, 2013.