At 4/21/13 07:22 PM, Ceratisa wrote:
Why does a mother's stumbling opinion matter for anything?
It matters because it may provide additional evidence for a timeline. There was an article written by a girl on tumblr who wrote about her relationship with the family. She at some point started to have 'radical' opinions and would say things which made the girl feel uncomfortable, and she didn't do this before a certain point.
"During this facial session she started quoting a conspiracy theory, telling me that she thought 9-11 was purposefully created by the American government to make America hate Muslims. I have to say I felt kind of scared and vulnerable when she said this, as I am distinctly American, and was lying practically naked in her living room."
The part underlined seems to indicate that it was the oldest son, Tamerlan, who was saying these things first, not the mother. So let's stop with the tabloid articles about that.
At 4/20/13 07:52 PM, Trillionaire wrote:
It doesn't provide LE with the power to build a working model of the social dynamics surrounding the life of possible suspects. In order to trace, triangulate, and analyze certain types of networks (Tor, some p2p, and encryption webs) you need to be able to archive everything and dedicate processor farms to decoding anonymity. Wiretaps don't work if he's using a friend's laptop to send encrypted emails to a cell leader.
Yes it does. The NSA does exactly what you're talking about here, all the time.