April 20, 2013

FBI--2011 Request for Information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev from Foreign Government

Yesterday's Cover our arses are we? Press release from the FBI regarding Boston Bomber #1

Washington, D.C. April 19, 2013

FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

The two individuals believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday have been positively identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, now in custody. These individuals are brothers and residents of Massachusetts. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a legal permanent resident and Dzhokar Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Charges have not yet been filed against Dzhokar Tsarnaev and he is presumed innocent.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, age 26, was previously designated as Suspect 1, wearing a black hat. Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, age 19, was designated as Suspect 2, wearing a white hat. Both were born in Kyrgyzstan.

Once the FBI learned the identities of the two brothers today, the FBI reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it 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.

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.

Jihad Tube would have been a good start and a site to keep ones eye on, just sayin.

From Rusty's previous post on this:

Also, the discussion of his YouTube account as evidence of radicalization seems to be focused on videos of the Australian extremist preacher Feizal Muhammad or to the "Black flags of Khorasan" prophecy video.

Ok, both are indications of some radical tendencies.

But what is being overlooked here is that he had a playlist called "terrorists". But because the playlist seems empty, people are ignoring what was in it. I couldn't find the video, "Амир Раббаникалы Абу Дуджана - Обращение к ополченцам", which was placed in the playlist twice.

But here's an image. A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words.

amir_rabbanikal-abu-dujana-youtube-video.JPG

I'd say that about sums it up.

UPDATE: Oh yeah, the video above is about Abu Dujana, an Islamist rebel killed in 2012 in ..... Dagastan.

Ft Hood: Work Place Violence
Benghazi: Mohammed Video.

Nuff said.

Update: What the FBI reported certainly doesn't coincide with what these women, who knew him when he was in college. They stated he changed in 2008. The FBI interviewed family members only in 2011?

I guess he slipped off their radar or something.

By Stable Hand at 02:05 PM | Comments |