“Investigating the Boston Bombers’ Foreign Ties”
“…“a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev” in early 2011. The Washington Post reports that…the “request came from…Russian government” which was “concerned about Tsarnaev’s potential ties to Chechen terrorists.”
…the request…“was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he…prepared to leave the United States…to join unspecified underground groups.”
The Bureau says it…“did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign…in the summer of 2011.”
…the Bureau “requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.”
What made Russia initially suspicious of Tamerlan Tsarnaev? What “unspecified underground groups” did Russia think he was attempting to join?
We don’t know the answers to these questions. But…both the FBI and Russia should release everything in their holdings concerning the early 2011 warning.””