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CIA knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev months before the Boston bombing and put him on a terrorist 'watchlist'

CIA knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev months before the Boston bombing and put him on a terrorist 'watchlist' | John Smith | Scoop.it
U.S. officials say the name of the dead suspect in the Boston marathon bombings was added to a U.S. government terrorism database about 18 months before the attacks..

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If the Obama administration ignores potential terror threats to the nation

then how can we as a people look to them for protection.

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@NewDayStarts's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:09 PM

U.S. officials say the name of the dead suspect in the Boston marathon bombings was added to a U.S. government terrorism database about 18 months before the attacks.

In the fall of 2011, Russia contacted the CIA with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. 

Two officials say the CIA added Tsnaraev's name to a terrorism database, called TIDE, that feeds into watch lists like the one used to keep terrorists off airplanes. 

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation. 

This new revelation shows that both major intelligence agencies were aware of his possible terrorist ties, as it was reported earlier today that the Russians contacted the FBI about Tsarnaev earlier that year. The FBI conducted an investigation and did not find he had any terror connections.

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Drones are taking to the skies in the U.S.

Drones are taking to the skies in the U.S. | John Smith | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration's lethal drone strikes overseas, federal authorities have stepped up efforts to license surveillance drones for...

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Welcome to 1984, George Orwell is turning over in his grave.

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Syrian government HAS used sarin gas against its own people during civil war says U.S. Defence Secretary

Syrian government HAS used sarin gas against its own people during civil war says U.S. Defence Secretary | John Smith | Scoop.it
Chuck Hagel said intelligence officers have concluded, albeit 'with varying degrees of confidence,' that chemical weapons, in particular sarin, had been used on a small scale.

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"With varying degres of confidence"?

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The Syrian government has used sarin gas as a weapon against it's own people, U.S. defence sources claimed today.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said intelligence officers have concluded, albeit 'with varying degrees of confidence,' that chemical weapons, in particular sarin, had been used on a small scale during the two-year-old civil. 

Hagel, speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi, said the White House has informed two senators by letter of the findings within the past day.

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"with varying degrees of confidence?
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Liberals And Conservatives Are Both Using The Boston Marathon Bombings To Push Their Policy Agendas

Liberals And Conservatives Are Both Using The Boston Marathon Bombings To Push Their Policy Agendas | John Smith | Scoop.it
Craven partisanship.

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A tradgedy like this being exploited for political gain is very Dissappointing.

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Bipolar Politics: The Beginning and End of the ...

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An Approval Voting Solution (Bipolar Politics: The Beginning and End of the Two Party System http://t.co/MlN5kYdZEP)
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George washington in his farwell adress to the nation warned that: "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." — George Washington, September 19, 1796"

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South Korea's Economy Grows at the Fastest Pace in 2 Years - Bloomberg

South Korea's Economy Grows at the Fastest Pace in 2 Years - Bloomberg | John Smith | Scoop.it
BBC News South Korea's Economy Grows at the Fastest Pace in 2 Years Bloomberg South Korea's economy grew the most in two years in the first quarter as the government front-loaded spending and exporters weathered the slide in the yen that aids...

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This trend should continue if war with the north becomes imminet. we will have to see how this pans out. I hope war does not become nessassary.

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The economy of south Korea should continue to grow as the the threat of war with North Korea grows.
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Spying on Americans For Counterterrorism Will Be Conducted by New CIA Drones

Spying on Americans For Counterterrorism Will Be Conducted by New CIA Drones | John Smith | Scoop.it

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asserted that the use of drones in American skies were for assurance of public safety. In collaboration with corporations specializing in surveillance, DHS has made outward requests for drone manufacturers to have their products used for spying on Americans – and get paid for it.

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This is a very disturbing trend that could lead to a totalitarian state.

 

 

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CIA knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev months before the Boston bombing and put him on a terrorist 'watchlist'

CIA knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev months before the Boston bombing and put him on a terrorist 'watchlist' | John Smith | Scoop.it
U.S. officials say the name of the dead suspect in the Boston marathon bombings was added to a U.S. government terrorism database about 18 months before the attacks..

Via @NewDayStarts
John Smith's insight:

If the Obama administration ignores potential terror threats to the nation

then how can we as a people look to them for protection.

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@NewDayStarts's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:09 PM

U.S. officials say the name of the dead suspect in the Boston marathon bombings was added to a U.S. government terrorism database about 18 months before the attacks.

In the fall of 2011, Russia contacted the CIA with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. 

Two officials say the CIA added Tsnaraev's name to a terrorism database, called TIDE, that feeds into watch lists like the one used to keep terrorists off airplanes. 

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation. 

This new revelation shows that both major intelligence agencies were aware of his possible terrorist ties, as it was reported earlier today that the Russians contacted the FBI about Tsarnaev earlier that year. The FBI conducted an investigation and did not find he had any terror connections.