Officials across multiple federal agencies failed to take steps to investigate warning signs they had received since 2011 about Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the intelligence agencies' inspectors general report revealed Thursday. The findings, released in an unclassified summary of the classified report, highlighted instances where information sharing among 17 federal agencies may have been required in Tsarnaev’s case and where the FBI could have been more vigilant in its investigation of him before the 2013 attack, which killed three and injured over 200.
A few months before the Boston bombings, the suspected mastermind of the terror attack, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, wanted to change his name, a U.S. government official told CNN Wednesday. Tsarnaev, who was shot and killed in a massive manhunt, made an interesting choice for his new name. He wrote that he wanted to switch his first name to Muaz, the last name of Emir Muaz -- a Dagestan insurgent fighting in the Caucasus region of Russia, the official added. Muaz was killed in 2009. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the big brother of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, filed that request with U.S. immigration on January 23, 2013, as part of his application to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. His brother, Dzhokhar, had already become a naturalized citizen. As part of the naturalization process, a form requires a signature acknowledging the applicant will swear allegiance to the United State and might be required to serve in the military. Instead, the official says Tsarnaev printed his first and last name, but crossed out "Tamerlan" and changed it to "Muaz."
Tamerlan Tsarnaev's YouTube page features videos by Sheikh Feiz Mohammed (see here, and here), a cleric who “urges Muslims to kill the enemies of Islam and praises martyrs with a violent interpretation of jihad." Prior to the Boston Marathon attack, Tsarnaev, who attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, downloaded radical Islamic propaganda from the Internet, including materials authored by Anwar al-Awlaki, the senior al Qaeda operative who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen on September 30, 2011 along with Samir Khan from Charlotte NC. Tsarnaev also downloaded a summer 2010 edition of the al Qaeda magazine “Inspire,” which included bomb-making instructions and which is thought to have been the work of al-Awlaki.FBI should have consulted with local law enforcement about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and paid attention to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB). Reports indicate that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was further radicalized by a Muslim Imam living in Cambridge Massachusetts. Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived in Cambridge on Norfolk Street until his death. Tamerlan Tsarnaev attended Bunker Hill Community College part-time for three terms between 2006 and 2008, studying accounting with hopes of becoming an engineer. In 2007, Tamerlan confronted a Brazilian youth who had dated his younger sister, Bella, for about two years, and punched him in the face. A high school friend of Bella said Tamerlan did not approve because the boy was not a Muslim.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested at his home at 410 Norfolk Street in Cambridge, on July 28, 2009, for aggravated domestic assault and battery after allegedly assaulting a girlfriend. This girlfriend said that during a three year relationship Tamerlan became a radical, tried to force her to convert to Islam and tried to control what she wore and with whom she associated. In early 2011, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Tamerlan was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer. Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev became a radical Muslim and was also inspired by a mysterious Cambridge Imam.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com