BOSTON BROTHERS BUGGED – Monday April 29 2013

– Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, US officials say.
In another conversation, the mother of now-dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was recorded talking to someone in Russia who is under FBI investigation in an unrelated case.
Had the conversations been revealed earlier, there might have been enough evidence for the FBI to investigate the Tsarnaev family more thoroughly.
Russian authorities told the FBI only that they had concerns that Tamerlan and his mother were religious extremists.
With no additional information, the FBI conducted a limited inquiry and closed the case in June 2011.
Two years later, authorities say Tamerlan and his brother, Dzhokhar, detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260.
Tamerlan was killed in a police shootout and Dzhokhar is under arrest.
In the past week, Russian authorities turned over to the US information it had on Tamerlan, 26, and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, ethnic Chechens who emigrated to Boston over the past 11 years.
In early 2011, the Russian FSB internal security service intercepted a conversation between Tamerlan and his mother vaguely discussing jihad.
The two discussed the possibility of Tamerlan going to Palestine, but he told his mother he didn’t speak the language. In a second call, Zubeidat spoke with a man in the Caucasus region of Russia who was under FBI investigation.
Zubeidat has said she believes her sons were framed by US authorities – AP


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