Responding to claims from the mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, the FBI said today it had not been tracking her oldest son, nor had the bureau spoken with him last week after the deadly marathon bombing. The only communication the FBI claims to have ever had with Tamerlan Tsarnaev "was an interview agents conducted with him in 2011 at the urging of a foreign government, since identified as Russia." [CNN.com]

12 Responses to “FBI: we didn't track elder bombing suspect”

  1. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Well, guys, I think it’s pretty clear that you weren’t tracking him… It just wasn’t as clear whether you were not doing so by design, or by accident.

  2. Boundegar says:

    Perhaps they were too busy tracking those dangerous radicals who were occupying Wall Street.

  3. vonbobo says:

    So what is the score now? The government has caught two (occupy, underwear, ???) “terrorists” that were setup and coerced by FBI/CIA, etc., ¬†and has missed on essentially every other terrorist attempt or action?

  4. moxie_man5 says:

    Good point. There isn’t a single hi-profile attack on record that they’ve successfully prevented. Much how roofs are unnecessary to keep out the rain, seeing as its always dry underneath them anyway.

  5. ocschwar says:

    Too busy tracking Occupiers?

  6. Graceless says:

    Give the FBI some credit, they foiled every single terrorist plot they helped to engineer. Not a single terrorist has been able to detonate a fake bomb since 9/11.

  7. Stu Mark says:

    I’m reminded of the telex sent to every FBI office previous to the assassination of President Kennedy, warning of a possible assassination attempt. This telex was then disappeared moments after the killing.

  8. James Penrose says:

    The lads’ parents and some other family members appear to be either insane or in it up to their hip waders.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      My completely unsupported internet diagnosis is (after seeing a couple of photos) that their mother has NPD. Or maybe Histrionic PD.

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