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Saudis Warned US About Tamerlan – ‘In Writing’

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia ‘warned the United States IN WRITING about Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012′

By David Martosko and Richard Miniter | 30 April 2013

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…

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.

Because the news media have not wanted us to realize that he was religious. There might be a backlash, you know.

The Saudis’ warning to the U.S. government was also shared with the British government.

Which is probably the only reason we are hearing about it now, and from a UK newspaper.

‘It was very specific’ and warned that ‘something was going to happen in a major U.S. city,’ the Saudi official said during an extensive interview.

It ‘did name Tamerlan specifically,’ he added. The ‘government-to-government’ letter, which he said was sent to the Department of Homeland Security at the highest level, did not name Boston or suggest a date for his planned attack…

A DHS official denied, however, that the agency received any such warning from Saudi intelligence about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

‘DHS has no knowledge of any communication from the Saudi government regarding information on the suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing prior to the attack,’ MailOnline learned from one Homeland Security official who declined to be named in this report.

The White House took a similar view. ‘We and other relevant U.S. government agencies have no record of such a letter being received,’ said Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the president’s National Security Council.

Maybe the warning was sent to directly to Hillary Clinton. That seems to be where warnings go to die.

The letter likely came to DHS via the Saudi Ministry of Interior, the agency tasked with protecting the Saudi kingdom’s homeland.

A Homeland Security official confirmed Tuesday evening on the condition of anonymity that the 2012 letter exists, saying he had heard of the Saudi communication before MailOnline inquired about it…

You mean the Obama administration might be lying?

The high-ranking Saudi official whom MailOnlne interviewed at length provided a wealth of detail about the warning he says his government sent to the United States. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk publicly about foreign intelligence, or about Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic relationship with the United States…

The Saudi government, he added, alerted the U.S. in part because it believed American authorities should be inspecting packages that came to Tsarnaev in the mail in order to search for bomb-making components.

The written warning also allegedly named three Pakistanis who may be of interest to British authorities. The official declined to provide more details about the warning to the UK, but said the two governments received the same information.

The Ministry of Interior, he said, sent the letters in 2012, likely after Tsarnaev returned from Russia to the United States in July…

The Saudis denied Tsarnaev entry to the kingdom when he sought to travel to Mecca in December 2011 for a pilgrimage known as an Umrah – one that is undertaken during months that don’t fall within the regular Hajj period of the year.

That rejected application came one month before he traveled to Russia, where U.S. intelligence sources believe he acquired training enabling him to construct and detonate the bombs that he and his younger brother placed hear the Boston Marathon’s finish line

If it is true, these are two more revelations. 1) Tamerlan was going to go to Mecca before he decided to go to Dagestan. And, 2) US intel sources now believe he was given training over in Dagestan.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Saudis Warned US About Tamerlan – ‘In Writing’”

  1. Noyzmakr

    Later revisions of this story have the Saudi embassy denying this ever took place even though the Daily mail had a DHS official anonymously confirming that he knew of the letter before the DM even inquired about it.

    I smell yet another cover up.

    This corrupt bunch in the WH and just about the entire executive branch is going to get us all nuked because they have allowed our government infrastructure to be infiltrated by the muslim brotherhood.

    Now it makes sense to me why they want our military to be whittled down to nothing without patriots. By allowing openly gay soldiers, women in combat and the ever present hostility to christians, they are driving away what was mostly conservative white males who probably wouldn’t shoot fellow americans. Let’s face it. A military made up of liberals who already hate america wouldn’t be hard to convince that those crazy right wing christians in the south must be wiped out.

    I never thought that I would consider that I’m begining to fear my government and the military which it wields.

  2. canary

    Be sure and read this entirety. I was wrong. The Bomber family originally claimed they came to US for their safety from being accused of being communists in their home country. Then we see
    they were free to go home to their home country when ever they wanted.

    But, where were they really the safest and had the most freedom? America the land of the free.

    With the Dream Act it’s only going to get worse. And that is what the liberals want so they can declare Marshall Law and put the entire country and not just Boston on lock down.

    The only free and rich in this country will be the rich liberal famous people that continue to visit the White House.

    No telling whose slept in Lincolns bed.


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