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Overwhelming evidence the FBI was complicit in Boston: detailed timeline of deliberate failure


Timeline: Where were FBI's vast spy powers after Boston warnings?

The following is a timeline of warnings received by the FBI regarding Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the context of increased domestic surveillance capabilities since 9/11.

1986 - The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 is passed, updating the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the original "Wiretap Act" as it is known to law enforcement. As email and other forms of electronic communications become prevalent, it is determined that law enforcement must show "probable cause" that a surveillance target is committing, has committed, or is going to commit a serious crime listed in 18 U.S.C. § 2510-22, which includes murder. For example, the knowledge that two former bank robbers have bought bolt cutters, ski masks, and weapons would constitute probable cause for continued surveillance and possible arrest for conspiracy.

December 2003 - The Department of Homeland Security warns that al Qaeda terrorists from Chechnya may try to enter the US to carry out attacks, according to Paul Sperry, Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Ironically this is the same year that 16-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev enters the United States.

January 2004 - In an intelligence briefing on “Terrorist Hot Spots,” Homeland Security concludes that: “Many Chechen rebels are trained and supported by al Qaeda."

September 2004 - Chechen guerrillas take a school hostage in Beslan, in a three-day stand-off. Over 300 people are killed, most of them schoolchildren.

September 2004 - Vladimir Putin publicly warns the U.S. about ties between Al Qaeda and Chechen rebels. Lorenzo Vidino at the Middle East Quarterly notes: "Putin may have been opportunistic, but he was also correct."

April 2008 - FBI Director Robert Mueller pushes for widespread, warrantless monitoring of the Internet for "illegal activity." Mueller argues for "the necessity of having some omnibus search capability utilizing filters that would identify the illegal activity as it comes through and give us the ability to preempt that illegal activity where it comes through a choke point."

November 2009 - The New York Review of Books reports that the NSA is constructing a data storage and mining center in the Utah desert which will store "yottabytes" of data on surveillance subjects. The articles reports:

"Once vacuumed up and stored in these near-infinite “libraries,” the data are then analyzed by powerful infoweapons, supercomputers running complex algorithmic programs, to determine who among us may be—or may one day become—a terrorist."

Since 9/11, the FBI and the NSA have established a working relationship. In a February 2013 conference on cybersecurity, FBI Director Mueller will affirm:

"the FBI often will be the first responder because of our nationwide coverage. But the investigative team, at a minimum, should include the expertise of both DHS and NSA..we also understand that we must work together on every substantial intrusion and share information among the three of us..."

August 2010 - The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds law enforcement's claim of authority to secretly plant GPS tracking devices on private automobiles, even without a warrant. Two months later, US citizen Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old college student in California, finds a GPS tracking device attached to the underside of his car. The FBI admits to planting the device without a warrant, although it has no evidence of wrongdoing. Afifi is half Egyptian. When agents arrive to demand their device back, they ask Afifi if he has been to Yemen for any type of training, and whether he knows anyone "extreme or abnormal." Afifi answers "no" and the agents tell him he is "boring."

September 2010 - Over 70 FBI agents raid the homes and serve subpoenas to prominent antiwar activists in Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL, and Grand Rapids, MI. Agents seize documents, computers, cell phones, passports, family photos and children's artwork.

January 2011 - Chechen jihadists attack the Moscow airport with a pressure cooker bomb, killing 36 people.

March 2011 - Russian intelligence warns the FBI that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a non-US citizen holding a resident visa, has "changed drastically since 2010," had become a "follower of radical Islam," and was "prepar[ing] to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups." The warning is forwarded to both the FBI's Washington DC headquarters and the Boston field office. The warning establishes probable cause that a crime of the most serious nature may be in planning stages. Hearsay is accepted in probable cause proceedings. The evaluation of hearsay evidence is based on the "veracity" and "basis of knowledge" of the informer.

May 2011 - Obama signs the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011, the latest extension of the law which for the last ten years has allowed warrantless surveillance on US citizens. The extension includes three key provisions: roving wiretaps, searches of business records, and the surveillance of "lone wolves" - individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities who are not directly linked to terrorist groups. The PATRIOT Act allows the use of "national security letters" by the FBI in the place of court-ordered search warrants. National security letters are demands for almost any kind of records on US citizens, including web browsing histories and patterns from Internet service providers (ISPs,) credit card statements, library records, and store records and receipts. In March 2008 it was confirmed, by both a Department of Justice investigation and the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, that the FBI has "misused" the letters to compile vast dossiers on innocent Americans. The Washington Post reported:

"The FBI has increasingly used administrative orders to obtain the personal records of U.S. citizens rather than foreigners implicated in terrorism or counterintelligence investigations, and at least once it relied on such orders to obtain records that a special intelligence-gathering court had deemed protected by the First Amendment, according to two government audits released yesterday."

Between 2003 and 2006 the FBI issued nearly 200,000 national security letters.

April 2011 - The Russian intelligence alert compels the FBI to interview Tamerlan Tsarnaev in its Boston office, less than a mile away from from the location where the bombings will take place.

April 2011 to October 2011 - Russian intelligence continues to alert the FBI about Tamerlan over the next year, at least once after October 2011. The Boston Globe reports later that: "Russian authorities alerted the US government not once but "repeatedly" about their concerns over Tamerlan....FULL TIMELINE WITH SOURCE LINKS AND DRAMATIC IMAGES: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/349857

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sharkhearted's picture

There are so many layers to this story. The deeper story is that

...Tamerlan was an asset to the CIA. They recruited him because, besides other reasons, he spoke multiple languages. Under the black ops "stay behind" program of Operation Gladio (Extended...now called Part B), many of the terrorist attacks against Russia by Chechnya were sponsored by Turkey, NATO, and the United States via the CIA and the State Department. The US and NATO, with NATO member Turkey, via the CIA...was using Tamerlan and others like him to infiltrate the Chechen terrorist rings so the corporatist forces behind the US/NATO could better gain control of the oil and natural resources-rich region, before the Russians do.

But at the last moment, there may have been a secret horse trade between Russia and the US/NATO: Russia has always warned western forces not to intervene in Syria....but Russia has always wanted to get into the Chechen region and "clean house" of all the alleged terrorist rings there. And of course the US/NATO has always wanted to get into Syria and "clean house". (Side note: Many of the terrorists in the Chechen region, may be similar to the US/NATO-backed al Qaeda-linked non-Syrian mercenary psychopath thugs who are currently fomenting a civil war in Syria.)

The hypothesized horse trade?

THIS: In exchange for getting Russia to back off Syria so the US/NATO might invade Syria (and "clean house"), the US /NATO helps drum up the terrorist threat in Chechnya, so Russia can get into Chechnya and "clean house" there...even while the US/NATO/Turkey-backed terror cells in the Caucasus will continue to be in the region, as assets to the US and NATO interests there, to ultimately gain control its natural resources and oil.

And what better way to do it than to stage another false-flag terror attack on American soil, where former CIA asset Tamerlan...suddenly becomes the patsy. And, thanks to our State-Department-controlled mainstream media, with the Boston bombing event, almost overnight, the NEW hotbed of al-Qaeda and terrorists suddenly becomes not Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen, but the Caucasus Region!!

Russia gets "control" of the Caucusus region (quotation marks on purpose), even while the US/NATO-backed Operation Gladio black-ops program continues there and will continue into the future. Russia backs off of Syria...so the US/NATO forces can get control of Syria.

How clever. All parties win. And more lies are spun and propagated in the media--such as the circumstances surrounding the false-flag attack (and martial law drill) in Boston--which are used, with each event to bring America closer and closer to a totalitarian state.

Classic Hegelian "divide and conquer" from the Global Elites.

I wonder what event is next? I cringe at what it might be.

The above summary is based upon in large part, the facts laid forth by former FBI translator/whistleblower/ Operation Gladio and Caucasus region expert, Sibel Edmonds.

You can check out Sibel's website at http://www.boilingfrogspost.com.

Also google her interviews with James Corbett, Lew Rockwell, and Alex Jones on the subject.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Yes, I think he was an asset. This story starts to expose the

M.O.: find a patsy/patsies, lead them into an entrapment and make sure they have everything they need, most especially the license to roam free away from the prying eyes of honest agents who would blow the whistle and stop it in its tracks. Now think: at the last minute they have bomb dogs frantically working the finish line and they are announcing to people not to worry. Part of a cover drill? Maybe. Also perhaps someone on the inside gets a tip-off or senses something wrong, and jumps the chain of command in an honest last minute attempt to avert.

Mueller should be tied down and waterboarded to find out why he didn't have Tsarnaev tailed 24/7, and "I forgot" won't be good enough.

Release the Sandy Hook video.

Yeah agencies couldn't

Yeah agencies couldn't communicate in this instance but when they want to raid a pot shop in a state where it's medicinally legal they seem to communicate just fine. I've seen them put together some coordinated agencies activities pretty fast before.

Jefferson's picture


burns me is that they are using the same excuses they did after 9/11. "Oh, our agencies couldn't communicate" etc..

REALLY!? You have been given HOW many BILLIONS and taken HOW MUCH leeway in spying on others, and you're still a bunch of incompetent boobs? How many times are they going to claim incompetence, lack of funding, and resources?

There are so many discrepancies in this story, and it has changed so many times, I'm not sure what to think about it all.

I reflect back to that interview with the Professor/runner from Mobile Alabama who said he had never seen such a security presence as he did during the Boston Marathon, and this was STILL able to happen?? Then he says they were making announcements of a drill, and spoke of bomb sniffing dogs running around everywhere? Then the officials DENIED there was a drill taking place? What the hell was that all about?

There were definitely specialized teams in place. Whether they were from "Craft International" which I doubt, or the National Guard's NCB response team, there were people there SPECIFICALLY to deal with a bomb. Those backpacks they had on weren't carrying sleeping bags and smores. They were carrying response equipment.

I'm still not convinced these guys were even responsible. Has anyone seen video or photos of them setting the IED? They sure didn't seem to make any attempt to get out of town after it happened, nor did they seem to be concerned with hiding their identity.

Now they're saying they could be involved with a triple homicide "ritual murder" on 9-11-2011 where the victims' throats were slit ear to ear and high grade weed sprinkled on their bodies. Huh?

This govt. has been proven to lie over and over again. WMD's, Jessica Lynch, Pat Tillman. On and on and on.

yeah they are using the same old excuses, but they could sure

communicate and get it together when it came to shutting down First Amendment rights, like Occupy Wall Street.

The trick is to not let them get away with it this time, because we have spent ten years giving them every draconian measure they want, Patriot Act, DHS, armored vehicles, NSA.

If they let the bombers roam free, now it can only be because they WANTED to.

Release the Sandy Hook video.

that's the truth... A

that's the truth...

A trillion plus a year to defend the country and they plead ignorance. I guess on 9/11 the guys with box cutters stood down NORAD too.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
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