Russia Also Warned CIA About Tamerlan
Elder brother's name was added to US watch lists: reports
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 5:27 PM CDT
Tamerlan Tsarnaev at the Boston Marathon.   (AP Photo/FBI)

(Newser) – Russia not only warned the FBI about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, it raised concerns to the CIA as well, reports the Washington Post. In response, the CIA asked the National Counterterrorism Center—the top US counterterror agency—to add Tsarnaev's name to a database that feeds national watch lists. Tsarnaev's name did indeed get added to the database, says the Post, and that's sure to raise more questions about why authorities weren't keeping a closer watch on him. Russia reportedly spoke to the CIA months after the FBI closed its own inquiry into Tsarnaev and deemed him to be no risk.

As with most developing stories in the Boston investigation, different services have different takes. Reuters, for instance, agrees that the elder Tsarnaev's name got added to the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE, but it says that happened because of the 2011 FBI inquiry. It has no mention of the CIA angle. Reuters adds that the TIDE database is so big—with more than 500,000 names—that there's no guarantee people who show up on it will face close scrutiny.

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lauriec67
Apr 25, 2013 9:36 AM CDT
so you can be on a terrorist watch list, and still buy guns and get welfare??????? what the hell? and the dead one's wife is so special she cant be questioned/bothered? boo hoo beatch! step up! and I guess the fact that our fabulous spy agencies cleared this bozo is a non issue? what in Gods name is going on in this country? I can see why these nimrods come here to wreck havoc......we welcome them in, and pay them to stay! makes me kinda glad Im old and wont have to see how the future of this country is gonna be ruined by greedy politicians. Who will all live behind gigantic fortress walls (protected) while the foreigners who we welcome, are busy killing us..... in groups and in personj....so sad...
midget_farmers
Apr 25, 2013 7:52 AM CDT
it is well known the FBI sets up vulnerable people to commit these so they can then swoop in and be the hero... dollar to a doughnut hole that is what happened here... but they somehow got away from their handlers (substituted real gun powder with the "inert" shit they were given) and got the bomb set off before it could be stopped.... That was my gut instinct from day one and I am more convinced now than ever.
Bartmaeus
Apr 25, 2013 2:53 AM CDT
But wasn't he supposed to be aiding the CIA in shit-stirring in the Caucasus? http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://izvestia.ru/news/549252&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://izvestia.ru/news/549252%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D892&sa=X&ei=Ggp4UaiIOsPW2AXi3IHYCw&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQ7gEwAA http://www.prisonplanet.com/tamerlan-tsarnaev-attended-cia-sponsored-workshop.html By the way, where is Obama's mentor Brzezinski, the mad anti-Russian warmonger? The same Brzezinski who brought us, courtesy of weakling Carter, Ayatollah Khomenei, the Russia-Afghanistan war, radical Islam? He boasted of these things. No doubt, old warmonger Brzezinski has still a big hard-on for war with Russia, and is still pulling the strings of his new Trilateral-appointed puppet president