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April 21, 2013 - 10:15 am
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President Obama’s cryptic call to Prime Minister Putin leads one to wonder whether Russian intelligence had knowledge of some of Tamerlan’s associates here in the U.S., thus giving the FBI some place to start looking for him. It is understandable that the administration wouldn’t give us details regarding what the Russians told us in connection with the Tsarnaevs. They don’t want to expose Russian methods and practices which would give Moscow’s enemies valuable information about what the Russian government knows about them.

But clearly the Russians know more than we have been led to believe and not sharing information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev made the FBI’s job far more difficult. It is wrong to say that if Russia had been more forthcoming about Tamerlan’s trip, the attack could have been prevented. That’s impossible to say.

But Moscow’s reluctance to clue the U.S. in on Tamerlan’s radicalization — if, as seems likely, they knew about it — made the bombers’ job easier and the FBI’s harder.

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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Oh, I see. You're assuming that this administration is telling the truth. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

And yet NBC reports (at least in its unredacted copy of the post) that "A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him." http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22034735/charges-likely-sunday-for-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect

However, NBC has since scrubbed this information from most copies of the original article. Who know why?

But your presumption that this administration is telling the truth about what Russia did or did not do and isn't instead covering its own a$$ and furthering its ideological agenda is hilarious in the extreme.
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I don't trust most media news thats coming daily.Guess its why I am listening more to talk radio programs.Cause placves like NBC,CBS,ABC,PBS among others just don't want us to know the truth.Liz
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According to Tamerlan's wife's friends (girl friends of the wife -- they did not like Tamerlan, believing him to be an angry, controlling and manipulative fellow) -- they say Tamerlan was radicalized in 2008-2009. Also, the aunt who invokes the conspiracy theories claims that Tamerlan did not go to Russia to visit his father, (as an uncle claimed) but to get to know his own people, the Chechens. (Also, according to the aunt, Tamerlan's father did not arrive in Russia until May.)
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It;s a SAD day when I can trust the Russian government More than I can trust my OWN!
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HA!

If they didnt care when Clinton went to Moscow at the height of the Cold War, whats a chechen muslim going to a war-torn part of Russia mean?

Union Bums, with guns, padding Overtime for their pension assessments. They missed Major Hasan, Underwear boy, and the entire Magnificent 19.
The only ones they "catch" are the ones they themselves egg-on and then entrap. Its the GOVERNMENT, you expect it FUNCTION?
51 weeks ago
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Reluctance?

The Russians tipped us off. I'm sure their attitude was: "Tsarnaev is your problem, not ours. If you don't want to deal with him, that's no skin off our nose."
51 weeks ago
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Oh, I see. You're assuming that this administration is telling the truth. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

And yet NBC reports (at least in its unredacted copy of the post) that "A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him." http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22034735/charges-likely-sunday-for-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect

However, NBC has since scrubbed this information from most copies of the original article. Who know why?

But your presumption that this administration is telling the truth about what Russia did or did not do and isn't instead covering its own a$$ and furthering its ideological agenda is hilarious in the extreme.
51 weeks ago
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Tsarnaev brothers is one of the most vivid examples of radical Islam deadly suicidal force.
Two young men with great future ahead of them killed and destroyed numerous lives in the country that accepted them and gave them a chance. They also destroyed themselves and those who loved them.
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Putin is like the rest of the world: he despises the USA's smug weakness, and believes it deserves what it gets.
51 weeks ago
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Could it be that the Russians mirror image and couldn't believe that the US internal security service is Fumbling, Bumbling and Incompetent when it comes to tracking terrorist threats and felt that J. Edgar's boy didn't need their help?
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Many of the so-called “analysts” who chattered on the cable networks suggested that Tamerlan was “radicalized” during his trip to Chechnya. I humbly suggest that you don’t plan and take a SIX-MONTH trip ANYWHERE as simply a “Hi Pop, How’s Mom?” drop-in. Who shuts down their life for half a year unless they have a strong, specific purpose behind it? To the question “Where were they radicalized?” should be preceded by the question “Why the hell did the elder Tsarnaev brother step on that plane in the first place?”
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