US Warned About Muslim Boston Bomber 2 Years Before Attack


Tamerlan Tsarnaev was convicted of domestic violence and there were warnings that he had become a dangerous Islamist. The authorities had two years worth of warning to give him the boot. Instead they chose to do nothing.

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. The request was “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 official acknowledged on Saturday, adding that its investigation did not turn up anything and it did not have the legal authority to keep tabs on him.

Why not?

We appear to have the authority to strip search children at airports and lock up people for uploading movie trailers to YouTube. But there’s no authority to investigate a Chechen Muslim who was suspected of being involved in terrorism.

According to the FBI they interviewed Tamerlan but got nowhere.

In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history. The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011. The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.

But bloggers were easily able to google him and find his Jihadist playlist. The playlist only dates back 7 months, but if law enforcement had kept tabs on him that would have been a pretty decent early warnings that another Muslim was about to get Jihad on.

Four months ago, Tamerlan was adding hard Jihadi stuff. And all it would have taken is 5 minutes in Google to find. While the IRS can troll through the social media of taxpayers, apparently Muslims can’t be troubled in the same way even when there is suspicion that they are a threat.

We need to end the double standard on Muslim terrorists.


  • UCSPanther

    Jihadis having very primitive views about women and society?

    No big surprise here.

    • @quillerm

      Feinstein and fellow leftists are on Talk Shows today. They are alleging that there are No links to terrorism these are more Columbine Incidents. Have they gone mad in their quest not to offend Muslim Voters?

  • AdinaK

    "Islamophobia" is a cancer and America's leaders are gripped by its throat. But that doesn't mean average Americans have to be too…think outside the box. It is a life and death issue – yours!

    As to the vise-like grip –

    But there is more to the terrorist brothers than meets the eye and this will be reported on tomorrow. However, regardless of this and that specific to the case, the fact remains that Islamic jihadists are burrowed deep within America and they must be uprooted. Hezbollah's attack mode will be much more horrific, if you dare imagine –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Mary Sue

    I could have sworn I'd heard somewhere where some Jihadi or Jihadi stoolpigeon posited something like the Boston Marathon as a target.

    • figment

      yup. "targeting sporting events" as well as setting wildfires to cause massive economic damage.

      nothing to see here, move along…

  • Michael Copeland

    If you pick up a snake out of pity, because it was very cold, and put it into your shirt, you will be fatally bitten. Aesop’s tale, The Farmer and the Snake, may be very old but it remains true.

  • @quillerm

    Senator Feinstein is insisting the terrorists be tried in a civilian court. This strategy will insure that the Muslim Community won't be offended. The loss in Intelligence Information is of secondary consideration, as Muslims do Vote. The legal staff will blame the dead brother for brain washing the other, thus creating the impression he was the real victim. As was the case in the Fort Hood killings, the terrorist was not a terrorist, he was a disgruntled worker which made the case Work Place violence, not terrorism. Liberals are on talk shows this morning stating the Boston Bombing is more a Columbine type incident, not terrorism. The links to Russia and six months the bomber spent with terrorists will be ignored, as it was in the Fort Hood case. That's a total of 16 Americans dead and over 180 wounded, with NO connections to Terrorism. Nothing to see here, move on.

  • BS77

    Liberals refuse to acknowledge what is right in front of them. Perhaps the liberal outlook is more dangerous than the terrorists ….because the liberal refuses to do anything meaningful to secure and protect our nation . They live in a fantasy land of PC mega tolerance, multiculturist delusions and shrugging permissiveness.
    Even after 9/11 the liberals were worried people might "over react". Un believable.

  • Smote

    Adolf Hitler was a muslim. Well, he may as well had been. I don't know if this contributes much to the discussion, but Hitler was. He was a mozzy!

    'Mein Kampf' might as well have been entitled 'Jihad'. For that is what it was, as history has shown.