At 4/23/13 01:20 AM, Trillionaire wrote:
And I said the links were in international territory, probably hidden in his computer. Russia knew he was meeting with extremists, we couldnt find anything in our privacy-obsessed review. This is exactly why we need a more muscular CISPA.
No, they didn't have concrete evidence of that either. The FSB has worked very closely with the FBI about people applying for visas to get into Chechnya for quite some time now. If Russian intelligence had that sort of information they would pass it on to us instead of just hoping we would find out, as they have an interest in doing so. Find me a source that can confirm that Russia knew for a fact that he was meeting with extremists.
Dzhokhar has already been questioned in the hospital and has said (or wrote) himself that he and his brother were acting alone:
"Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators his older brother Tamerlan was the driving force behind last week's attack and that no international terrorist groups were behind them, a U.S. government source said Monday.
Preliminary interviews with Tsarnaev indicate the two brothers fit the classification of self-radicalized jihadists, the source said. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wounded and held in a Boston hospital, has said his brother -- who was killed early Friday -- wanted to defend Islam from attack, according to the source."
Obviously he could be lying and this needs to be investigated further, but if he was meeting known extremists who are undoubtedly closely monitored by Russian intelligence, I don't see why computers need to be brought into this at all. 6 months is more than enough time to be flagged if your sole purpose for being in Russia is to talk to terrorists.