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The plot thickens
by Carpy
May 1, 2013 at 7:51 AM


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document.

The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen.

Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December 2011, when he hoped to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the source said. Tsarnaev's plans to visit Saudi Arabia have not been previously disclosed.




My personal opinion is that they are going to uncover some rather widespread links in this case and our security systems are going to get a spanking.

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  • Woodbabe
    May 1, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    So while we're ignoring actual intelligence information on real terrorist the rest of us are still getting catheters ripped out by TSA...

  • Carpy
    by Carpy
    May 1, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    I think our security is to much based on reactionary behavior.  We could learn a lot from Israel.

    Quoting Woodbabe:

    So while we're ignoring actual intelligence information on real terrorist the rest of us are still getting catheters ripped out by TSA...


  • Veni.Vidi.Vici.
    May 1, 2013 at 7:57 AM


    Quoting Woodbabe:

    So while we're ignoring actual intelligence information on real terrorist the rest of us are still getting catheters ripped out by TSA...

    this was my first thought as well

    lol

  • punky3175
    May 1, 2013 at 7:59 AM
    More evidence (in my mind) there are too many government agencies in this country with pretty much the same mission. It's quite possible that there was no information sharing between FBI and DHS to make a connection that it wasn't just one entity who was watching the older brother.

    Great way to reduce spending - consolidate the fricking agencies.
  • Donna6503
    May 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM
    Their mosque is already under a major cloud of suspicion.
  • rfurlongg
    May 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM
    Very true.

    Quoting Carpy:

    I think our security is to much based on reactionary behavior.  We could learn a lot from Israel.

    Quoting Woodbabe:

    So while we're ignoring actual intelligence information on real terrorist the rest of us are still getting catheters ripped out by TSA...


  • cjsbmom
    by cjsbmom
    May 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Oh my Bob, we actually agree on something. I think I hear hell freezing over. LOL

    But yes, all of this. Our security is a joke. It's not really a deterrant to anything, but rather a false illusion to make people think they're safe. We are no more safer now than we were before 9/11.

    Quoting Carpy:

    I think our security is to much based on reactionary behavior.  We could learn a lot from Israel.

    Quoting Woodbabe:

    So while we're ignoring actual intelligence information on real terrorist the rest of us are still getting catheters ripped out by TSA...



  • NutHouseMomma
    May 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM
    Not surprised.
  • cjsbmom
    by cjsbmom
    May 1, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    I agree. You have agencies such as the FBI and CIA and DHS who would rather stick needles in their knees than work together. They need to cut the macho bullshit and do their jobs, which is to protect this country. 

    Quoting punky3175:

    More evidence (in my mind) there are too many government agencies in this country with pretty much the same mission. It's quite possible that there was no information sharing between FBI and DHS to make a connection that it wasn't just one entity who was watching the older brother.

    Great way to reduce spending - consolidate the fricking agencies.


  • Lorik1969
    May 1, 2013 at 8:28 AM
    We're not any safer, but we've lost a lot of liberties. I have to wonder if the government will use this latest attack as a reason to further shred the constitution.


    Quoting cjsbmom:

    Oh my Bob, we actually agree on something. I think I hear hell freezing over. LOL

    But yes, all of this. Our security is a joke. It's not really a deterrant to anything, but rather a false illusion to make people think they're safe. We are no more safer now than we were before 9/11.

    Quoting Carpy:

    I think our security is to much based on reactionary behavior.  We could learn a lot from Israel.

    Quoting Woodbabe:

    So while we're ignoring actual intelligence information on real terrorist the rest of us are still getting catheters ripped out by TSA...




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