FBI knew Boston suspects despite pleading ignorance, Collier pays.Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:00
The Boston FBI office had extensive interactions with bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and strong indicators of Chechen involvement, but failed to identify him from photographs taken from surveillance videos. The decision to publicize the surveillance photos possibly cost law enforcement the opportunity for a surprise raid on Tamerlan's home in Cambridge, and sparked a chain of events which resulted in the alleged killing, by the suspects, of MIT police officer Sean Collier.
The FBI interviewed Tamerlan face-to-face in April 2011, and says that it investigated him and his family as a result of numerous warnings from the Russian FSB intelligence service. In addition, the weapons and method used in the bombing, pressure cooker bombs spaced seconds apart, is a signature of Chechen rebels from the North Caucasus region.
President Obama has defended the FBI, saying on April 30th: "Based on what I can see so far, the FBI performed its duties. The Department of Homeland Security did what it was supposed to be doing. But this is hard stuff."... Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/351573