CIA WARNED AGENCY – Friday April 26 2013

– The CIA asked the top US counter-terrorism agency to add the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect to a terror watch list more than a year before the attacks, officials say.
The spy agency made the move after Russian officials contacted their CIA counterparts in September 2011 about concerns they had over the possible terror ties of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police last week.
Tsarnaev’s younger brother, Dzhokhar, 19, has been charged with federal terror offences including the use of a weapon of mass destruction in the twin blasts on April 15th that killed three and wounded 264 people at the Boston Marathon finish line.
As Tamerlan was a legal permanent US resident, the CIA then shared the information with the appropriate federal departments and agencies, telling them he might be of interest to them, a US intelligence official said yesterday.
The data, nearly identical to information the FBI received six months earlier, in March 2011, included two possible dates of birth, Tsarnaev’s name and a possible name variant.
Tsarnaev’s name was added to the Terrorist Identities Datamart Enviornment, although it was unclear which agency placed it there.
The latest disclosure from the CIA reveals that US intelligence agencies may have known more about Tsarnaev’s extremist links than previously thought.
Lawmakers have expressed growing concern that the case shows continuing problems with government agencies’ failure to share information in a fluid manner.
Meanwhile, US Vice-President Joe Biden denounced the accused brothers as two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knockoff jihadists at a service for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier.
Mr Biden praised Officer Collier as a remarkable son (and) a remarkable brother, while his voice rose against those suspected of killing the 27-year-old officer – AFP & MCT


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