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Saudi Official: Kingdom 'warned The U.S. In Writing About Tsarnaev In 2012 & Rejected His Visa App.

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.

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

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317493/Saudi-offici...

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Sounds like the typical US reaction - hey, let's be his

friend and we can provide him info & supplies and then thwart an attempt and we can be heroes! Yeah, let's do it!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

I wonder if Big Sis Napolitano will resign or be fired for this

DHS "knows nothing about a letter".

"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."

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you seriously don't think that ,do you?

big sis resign,or be fired !!!
must be sarcasm ;)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Ha! It happened!

Along with about 20 more people who were somehow involved with this case.

Rejected his Visa app for wanting to go to Mecca for Hajj

It’s interesting that the Saudi’s prevented him from visiting Mecca for Hajj…Hajj is a religious duty for Muslims, at least once in his life…Preventing him from fulfilling his religious duty is way out of context for the Saudi’s…They must have been really wary of him to do that…

So before doing somthing very durastic

The guy wants to visit Mecca. That supports a profile of a terrorist.