I don't know what the FBI knew then and I cannot speculate to such. I'm merely stating the facts as they stand or (perhaps, we'll see) stood.
Last edited by ecofarm; 04-21-13 at 12:32 AM.
For example: Someone's goal can be to build a house. And their goal this week could be to get the walls up. Just because the walls do not complete the house does not mean that completeing the walls is not a goal. Your attempt at semantic BS is weak sauce.
One thing we know about terrorists is that one of their goals, if not the end goal, is to create terror.
"...In early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.....
FBI — Updates on Investigation Into Multiple Explosions in Boston
"...Police said last night (FRI) they were carrying out at least one controlled explosion on Norfolk Street, in Cambridge, not far from where the bombers reportedly share a home.
As well as the two bombs that killed three people at the Marathon, authorities will carefully analyse the latest explosives to figure out how they were built and whether the brothers received help from outside.
The analysis is likely to take place at the government's specialist lab at Quantico, Virginia...."
Boston bombs: the 'small arsenal' of weapons suspects 'used against police' - Telegraph
"...A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”...
Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist
Where would he have tested his bomb making skills?
Obviously, we are still waiting for what, if any, training they received. While we cannot be sure they had significant training, I would not make the claim that they were completely untrained in light of those citations (though the last hardly counts as a source in general and is only considerable due to the other citations).
At any rate, I was speaking of training in combat operations (and they may have had some of that as well, we'll see).
Last edited by ecofarm; 04-21-13 at 02:16 AM.
it cost an estimated 333 million to close Boston down for the day not to mention the disruption it would of caused businesses, commuters etc all to capture a 19 year old kid who had no where to go, of course the terrorists won they caused maximum political and economic damage with 2 small bombs.
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
Last edited by Moot; 04-21-13 at 07:49 AM.