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Dagestan Police Claim Tamerlan Met With Militant?

This is an NBC news article via NBC’s Chattanooga, TN affiliate, WRCB:

Charges likely Sunday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

By Tom Winter, Michael Isikoff and Michael Brunker | April 21, 2013

BOSTON (NBC) — Federal prosecutors were putting the finishing touches on charges against the surviving marathon bombing suspect on Sunday — as NBC News learned that Russian intelligence agencies contacted the FBI last year about his older brother…

(We have left out the first ten paragraphs of the article.)

Much remained unknown on Sunday about what might have driven the two suspects to violence.

A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him.

Tsarnaev had first popped up on the local police radar in Dagestan last summer, the source said. During routine surveillance of an individual known to be involved in the militant Islamic underground movement, the police witnessed Tamerlan meet the latter at a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala, the police official said.

It was one of six times in total that surveillance officials witnessed Tsarnaev meeting this militant at the same mosque, according to the police official.

The militant contact later disappeared, the police official said, but so did Tsarnaev before investigators had a chance to speak with him. The FBI never responded, according to the Dagestani police official…

Look at how this news is downplayed. Here we have a report of direct contact between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a known Muslim terrorist and it is reported in passing, buried way down in the 12th paragraph of an article from a local TV outlet.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he has not seen evidence to link the bombings to any militant or terrorist group on Sunday, and declined to speculate on whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

"We just don’t have the facts, and until we get the facts, then it will be the responsibility of law enforcement, DOJ, and other institutions to make some determination as to how that individual should be treated, detained, charged, and all that goes with it," Hagel said. "But right now we just don’t know enough about it." …

Well, if the news media are going to ignore local police sources, we might never know.

And maybe that’s the idea.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Dagestan Police Claim Tamerlan Met With Militant?”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Where’s the money coming from that these lads can jet halfway across the world and hang out for months?

    You and I have decent incomes, one of two S&L’s have really food incomes … but could you so that?


    Follow the Money

    • canary says:

      GetBackJack: Where’s the money coming from that these lads can jet halfway across the world and hang out for months?

      I’ve been asking that question for over 4 years now. How someone claims a poor upbringing in Hawaii with along with widely travels relatives all over the US, Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan, Rome, the UK, Germany, etc. etc.

      Speaking of Boston, I hope we get an interview from the Uncle who runs a liquor store in Boston after getting a DUI. Maybe he sold them booze and can shed some light.

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