Tsarnaev Warning Missed Because of ... Spelling?
Russia warned US about Chechen brothers
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2014 2:27 AM CDT
Updated Mar 26, 2014 6:44 AM CDT
Tamerlan Tsarnaev smiles after accepting the trophy for winning the 2010 New England Golden Gloves Championship in Lowell, Mass.    (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie File)

(Newser) – Could better spelling have prevented the Boston Marathon bombing? A soon-to-be released congressional report finds that the US missed multiple chances to detain Tamerlan Tsarnaev after receiving warnings from Russian authorities, NBC reports. In July 2012, less than a year before the bombing, Tsarnaev returned to the US from Dagestan, where he is believed to have received jihad training. His name was on a watchlist warning that he might be armed and dangerous and should be detained, but sources say he wasn't stopped because his name had been entered as "Tsarnayev."

The FBI opened and closed an investigation after receiving a warning from Russian authorities but apparently didn't reopen after a second warning was received. The report is "is not blaming the FBI," a congressional staffer says, but is "looking at processes and filling holes." Separately, investigators have released a report clearing an FBI agent of wrongdoing in the death of an acquaintance of Tsarnaev's shot dead while being questioned over a triple murder both men are believed to have committed, reports the New York Times.

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Lou Bernardo
Mar 26, 2014 12:31 PM CDT
Never forget that Homeland Security is a government run operation and anything the government operates never works correctly, is handled by government employees who are unfit to work at any private company or operation, and is always bogged down in red tape.
lfdev
Mar 26, 2014 12:29 PM CDT
Easy solution: Diversity Training!
jr023
Mar 26, 2014 8:57 AM CDT
now another excuse homeland security was formed because the did not use the tip about muslims wanting to learn to fly airplanes but not land. then the Major who murdered others soldiers even though he was known to be radicalized, the brothers missed, the guy who killed in the Washington navy yard. but they have to record all calls and e-mail , if they get good leads and do not follow them what good is the billions of gigabit of info there fishing with?