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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Why would somebody shoot themselves in the throat? I have never heard of suicides doing that.
    So that if their suicide attempt fails, they can't be made to talk.

    I'm pretty much ignoring the news right now because it's mostly wild speculation meant to stoke fear. The best thing people can do is tune it out until real facts are presented because the talking heads are just making our nation's security dilemma even worse by ranting on and on about it.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    So that if their suicide attempt fails, they can't be made to talk.

    I'm pretty much ignoring the news right now because it's mostly wild speculation meant to stoke fear. The best thing people can do is tune it out until real facts are presented because the talking heads are just making our nation's security dilemma even worse by ranting on and on about it.
    That's another reason why I think these so called Officials and Sources should have to put their name out there. If they want to come this far.....then tag just who you are that is talking that is.....an Official. Eventually it will be discovered who leaked.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Huh? You mean two congressmen
    they'd be fools not to ask

    As the [FBI] was accused of "dropping the ball" over the case, NBC News reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been seen making six visits to a known Islamic militant [Gadzhimurad Dolgatov, who was killed by Russian police last December in Makhachkala] in a mosque in the Russian republic of Dagestan.

    The visits came during a six month trip that Tamerlan made to the city of Makhachkala to see his family, NBC said.

    According to a local police official, a case file on Tsarnaev was then handed over to the FBI along with a request for further information. However, the FBI never replied.

    Michael McCaul, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the FBI must explain why it failed to keep track of Tsarnaev after the 2011 interview, particularly after he visited his family in Dagestan, which is a known centre of Islamist militancy and training facilities.

    "If he [Tamerlan Tsarnaev] was on the radar and they let him go, if he was on the Russians' radar, why wasn't a flag put on him, some sort of customs flag?" Mr McCaul asked on CNN, adding that there were clear signs that Tsarnaev had been radicalized during his trip.

    In a further sign that Tsarnaev's record was in the US security apparatus, the New York Times reported yesterday that a "hold" had been placed on his citizenship request by the Department of Homeland Security after routine background checks discovered the FBI's former interest in him.
    Boston bomber: FBI 'dropped the ball' over Tamerlan Tsarnaev - Telegraph

    more on the subject:

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Trip To Dagestan - Business Insider

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That's another reason why I think these so called Officials and Sources should have to put their name out there. If they want to come this far.....then tag just who you are that is talking that is.....an Official. Eventually it will be discovered who leaked.
    In talking head speak "Officials and Sources" could mean some secretary working at Homeland who heard a snippet of some meeting or another.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    So that if their suicide attempt fails, they can't be made to talk.

    I'm pretty much ignoring the news right now because it's mostly wild speculation meant to stoke fear. The best thing people can do is tune it out until real facts are presented because the talking heads are just making our nation's security dilemma even worse by ranting on and on about it.
    But real facts are being presented, and they're "news." Better to verify for yourself and pay attention now as this becomes more complex. Waiting for some official summary of the facts will take a very long time.

    Not sure what you mean by "our nation's security dilemma," but I don't think the media are making the nation's security weaker necessarily.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    The point is, they can ask all they want, but expecting an immediate and ACCURATE answer is foolish. But that's not what's happenning here. These questions are being asked to fuel speculation and forward the news cycle. A form of throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks. Then later, if something sticks and is backed up by the eventual release of the facts of the matter, the talking head or politico can say, "see, I was right".

    It's a foolish game, best not to play it.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, he might not have pointed the Gun up
    when he stuck it in his mouth. Plus I thought they said he was taking fire at the same time.
    I didn't hear that the gun was inside his mouth. I just think its ironic how badly they wanted to get him alive so they could question him, and now he may never be able to talk again. I wonder if he'll have other serve disabilities or even memory issues.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    It's a foolish game, best not to play it
    tell it to markey and lynch

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    In talking head speak "Officials and Sources" could mean some secretary working at Homeland who heard a snippet of some meeting or another.
    Same deal with reporters taking stories off scanners and not getting any validation. Other than a nod that an event is ongoing. Or Former Agent so and so who no longer is working with them.

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    Re: FBI Hunts Terror 'Sleeper Cell' Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers

    it's mostly wild speculation meant to stoke fear
    nbc, time mag, nyt, the boston globe?

    get real

    it's the direction the investigation is going, as best we know

    stay tuned, the ultimate truth will out
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