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BOSTON BOMBING MUM HAS BEEN BRANDED A TERRORIST BEFORE

US intelligence agencies added the mother of the Boston bombing suspects to a government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings, two officials told The Associated Press. She called it “lies and hypocrisy” and said she has never been linked to crimes or terrorism.

Boston bombers mum responsible for instigating the sons actions in the Boston bombings & she should go on trial for mass murder with her surviving son.

People like this should be held accountable where they are welcomed into a country & given a new home,then they bring & promote their poisonous hatred into their new country that has welcomed them-Death is too good for them

If you have any sympathy for the Chechen cause then Russia was right, the Chechens are the problem it seems as these Chechen scum have proved to the world. Russia should remove the Chechens from the face of the earth.

All my sympathy for the Chechens has now been extinguished  by the actions of these scum.Russia I say go for it. Solve the Chechen problem…once & for all.

If I am wrong we would all like to know why & how we are wrong..EXPLAIN.

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The CIA asked for the older suspect, now dead, and his mother to be added to a terrorist database in the fall of 2011, after the Russian government contacted the agency with concerns that both had become religious militants, according to officials briefed on the investigation. About six months earlier, the FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, also at Russia’s request, one of the officials said. The FBI found no ties to terrorism.

The younger suspect, 19-year-old Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, was moved overnight from a hospital to a federal prison medical centre to continue his recovery from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during a getaway attempt. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a shootout with police.

"He wanted to be among his people, among his relatives, close to his roots": Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the  mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
This is a face of a bitter,sad tortured woman with serious hangups.
She has caused the death & hatred dealt out by her sons.
She should go on trial for the Boston murders.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.This woman seems to have an evil agenda using her sons who have faced the wrath of the USA judicial system. If guilty she should die a slow death with her killer son/s.

Also, FBI agents picked through a landfill near the campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was a student. FBI spokesman Jim Martin would not say what investigators were looking for.

The revelation that the FBI had also investigated Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and the CIA arranged for her to be added to the terrorism database deepened the mystery around the family. The Tsarnaevs are ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who immigrated to the Boston area in the past 11 years. Tsarnaeva, a naturalised US citizen who has appeared on television interviews since the attacks and reversed her decision to return to the US after the bombings, has said her sons could never have been behind the deadly attacks and believes they were framed.

The officials spoke to Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly about the ongoing case.

Dzhohkar Tsarnaev is charged with joining with his older brother in setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs. He could face the death penalty.

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Officials said that before he was advised of his constitutional rights to remain silent or consult a lawyer, Dzhokhar admitted to FBI interrogators that the brothers committed the bombings and that he was recruited by his brother to participate only a week or two before the attacks.

Dzhokhar was taken overnight from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and transferred to the Federal Medical Centre Devens outside Boston, the US Marshals Service said. The facility at the former Fort Devens Army base treats federal prisoners.

Previously US officials have said only that the FBI investigated Tamerlan. But in March 2011, the Russians asked the FBI to look into Tamerlan and his mother because of concerns they were religious militants who planned to travel back to Russia, the official said.

The FBI found nothing to link either person to terrorism, and the FBI closed the investigations in June 2011. Then, the Russians in the fall sent the same warning to the CIA. The CIA asked the US National Counterterrorism Centre to add the mother’s and son’s names to its huge, classified database of people known to be terrorists and those who are suspected of having terror ties, called the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE.

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Being in that database does not mean the US government has evidence that links someone to terrorism. About a year ago, there were some 745,000 names in the database. Intelligence analysts add names and partial names to TIDE when terror-related intelligence is shared with them.

Tsarnaeva said it would not surprise her if she was listed in a US terror database.

“It’s all lies and hypocrisy,” she said from Dagestan. “I’m sick and tired of all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children. People know me as a regular person, and I’ve never been mixed up in any criminal intentions, especially any linked to terrorism.”

A search of US criminal records showed only that Tsarnaeva was arrested in June 2012 in Natick, Massachusetts, on a shoplifting charge over the theft of $1624 worth of women’s clothing from a Lord & Taylor department store. She was arrested and charged with larceny over $250 and two counts of malicious or wanton property damage. Tamerlan had traveled to Russia in January 2012 and returned in July.

Tsarnaeva accused US law enforcement of killing her elder son.

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“They are already talking about that we are terrorists, I am terrorist, they’ve told that I was doing something terroristic,” Tsarnaeva said.

Some lawmakers in Washington have questioned whether the FBI adequately investigated Tsarnaev and his mother in 2011. Over the course of that year, the FBI reached out to Russia three times for more information, US officials said. The first time was in March 2011, when they received the initial tip from the Russians. The second was in June 2011 when they were preparing to close the investigation. The third time was in the fall of 2011 after the CIA received the same tip from the Russians.

One of the officials said the FBI never found the type of derogatory information on Tsarnaev and his mother that would have elevated their profiles among counterterrorism investigators or would have formally placed them on a terror watch list.

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FACTORY OWNERS IN BANGLADESH IGNORED POLICE WARNINGS TO EVACUATE BUILDING CAUSING NUMEROUS DEATHS OF WORKERS

Bangladeshi police say they have arrested two owners of garment factories based at the eight-storey building that collapsed outside the capital, as the death toll rose to at least 324.

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“We’ve arrested Bazlus Samad, the chairman of New Wave Buttons and New Wave Style factories, and Mahmudur Rahaman Tapash, a managing director of one of these plants, after midnight,” Dhaka’s deputy police chief, Shyaml Mukherjee, said on Saturday.

Police have filed a case against them for “death due to negligence”, he said, after the prime minister said the owners forced their staff to return to work despite cracks having appeared in the building a day earlier.

Survivors said the building developed visible cracks on Tuesday evening, but factory bosses had demanded staff return to the production lines despite a police evacuation order.

A manager at the New Wave Styles company, one of the five manufacturers in the building, said the owner had consulted an engineer but then ignored his warnings.

“Those who are involved, especially the owner who forced the workers to work there, will be punished,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told MPs.

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“Wherever he is, he will be found and brought to justice.”

The death toll in the disaster rose to 324 early on Saturday after rescuers removed more bodies – most in a state of decay – from the wreckage, Mukherjee said.

He said more workers were pulled out alive as the desperate hunt for survivors continued through the night.

Late on Friday, Bangladeshi fire service deputy director Sheikh Mizanur Rahman said about 50 people had been found alive at several places on the third floor after digging tunnels.

“We hope we can rescue them by tomorrow morning,” he said.

The discovery of more survivors brought new hope to the thousands of desperate relatives huddled at the disaster site but an intense stench of decomposition suggested many bodies remain trapped.

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More than 2300 people had been rescued alive since the collapse but many are severely injured, the army said.

Exhausted rescue teams of soldiers, firemen and volunteers using concrete-cutters and drilling machines were racing against time in searing heat to find more survivors from the country’s worst industrial disaster.

Bangladeshis watch the rescue operations at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing, after a huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete.

ONE HAIR LEFT AT THE CRIME SCENE WILL IDENTIFY THE CULPRIT

Australian police and researchers are developing a ground-breaking test that will help them identify suspects based on the DNA evidence they leave behind.

It is set to change the way police use DNA evidence. Officers may soon be able to use a single strand of hair from a crime scene to pinpoint whether a suspect has a cleft chin, how many moles they have and whether or not they are bald

The University of Canberra’s Dennis McNevin is working on the four-year project set to finish at the end of next year and called ”From Genotype to Phenotype: Molecular Photofitting”, with Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. He said Australian police now used DNA evidence to link an existing suspect to a crime scene, but eventually research might lead to their using DNA to create photofit images of potential suspects.

Dr Dennis McNevin is part of a team developing DNA tests that can draw exact pictures of suspects. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

Victoria Police forensic officer Runa Daniel, who is working on the project with her colleague Roland van Oorschot, said the research could be used in the absence of other leads or to supplement eyewitness statements.

”DNA phenotyping may provide more accurate information on some characteristics and could be used to direct valuable police and forensic resources in the primary and critical stages of an investigation, particularly when traditional DNA profiling techniques have not been informative,” she said.

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Dr McNevin said there were DNA tests to determine hair and eye colour, but this new research was working towards pinpointing other distinctive features, including ear lobes attached to a person’s face and their bio-geographic ancestry, and the team was already fairly confident in identifying male pattern baldness.

”There are situations commonly encountered where there are no suspects, or there is a very large pool of suspects, and it becomes unfeasible to collect a reference DNA sample from what could be hundreds of different suspects … this is where we might want to collect intelligence value from that DNA,” he said.

DNA testing could identify if a person was from a broadly European, Asian or African background and Dr McNevin said he hoped to add Oceanic, indigenous American and perhaps others to that list by the end of next year.

He said it would not be long before a DNA sample could be used to fairly accurately determine a person’s bio-geographic ancestry, so in a case similar to the recent Boston Marathon bombings, a tiny sample might identify the suspects as, say, Chechen.

Queensland Institute of Medical Research scientists are examining the whole genome of individuals, using twin studies to find which pieces of DNA were associated with certain physical characteristics.

At the University of Canberra, researchers are using that information to develop predictive algorithms to determine the physical appearance of a person and to create a test that police could use in their laboratories.

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The Boston Bombers’ Awful Parents

They ignored the warnings,

they deny the crime, and

they’re slinging false accusations.

Three years ago, al-Qaeda’s magazine, Inspire, published an article titled, “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom.” The article explained how to build a pressure-cooker device like the ones that blew up last week at the Boston marathon. But the recipe left out the most important ingredient. To make a bomb in your mom’s kitchen, the first thing you need is an inattentive mom.

That’s what Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had. We don’t yet know where or when they made the bombs they’re accused of planting at the marathon. But we do know that their father, Anzor Tsarnaev, and their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, had plenty of warnings that Tamerlan was becoming dangerous. Tamerlan was a human pressure cooker loaded with zeal, violence, and destructive ideology. His parents, blinded by adoration and excuses, refused to see it.

Most people who met or knew Tamerlan, including family members, say he was a jerk. His dad, however, insists Tamerlan was “kind” and “very nice.” Anzor “lost control over that family quite a time ago,” says his brother Ruslan. In every interview, Anzor claims to know exactly what his kids have been up to, though he hasn’t seen them since he moved back to Dagestan a year ago. He also claims, falsely, that Tamerlan “was never out of my sight” during the young man’s visit to Dagestan last year. According to Anzor, Tamerlan was such a boxing stud that “in the U.S. everyone knows he is a celebrity.” When Anzor left Boston, he asked Tamerlan to keep an eye on Dzhokhar. He thinks the elder brother has been keeping the younger one away from bad influences.

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Tamerlan’s mother is just as deluded. She swears Tamerlan and Dzhokhar couldn’t be involved in a bomb plot because “my sons would never keep a secret.” Instead of correcting Tamerlan’s conspiracy theories, she swallowed them. According to one of her spa clients, Zubeidat recently called the 9/11 attacks a U.S. plot to stoke hatred of Muslims. “My son knows all about it,” she allegedly told the client. Zubeidat also says the FBI has been watching her family constantly for years, which the FBI denies. Last year, she was arrested, but apparently never prosecuted, for shoplifting $1,600 worth of clothes.

Anzor and Zubeidat were given several warnings that Tamerlan was headed for trouble. Sometime between 2007 and 2009, Tamerlan and Zubeidat turned to religion. Zubeidat became observant, but Tamerlan became intolerant and hostile. He pushed his strict views on the rest of the family, causing tensions. When his sister married a non-Muslim, Tamerlan didn’t accept the man. Tamerlan’s uncle, Ruslan, perceived a change in his nephew’s personality. Ruslan says a family friend told him in 2009 that a Muslim convert had “brainwashed” Tamerlan.

The tension exploded when Tamerlan, in a conversation during that period, called Ruslan an “infidel.” Tamerlan also challenged another uncle, Alvi Tsarni, to a fight. No one in the family has explained what words ensued between the parents and the uncles, but both uncles cut off contact with the Tsarnaevs. Ruslan says his beef was with “the way they were bringing the children up.” Anzor, unchastened even by the marathon bombings, says the uncles don’t really know his kids. “They are just blabbing what they know nothing about,” he told the New York Times on Friday.

Around this time, Tamerlan was arrested and charged with domestic violence for hitting his girlfriend. “Yes, I slapped her,” he told police. The case was eventually dismissed, and Anzor brushed it off. “He hit her lightly,” Anzor told the Times. “There was jealousy … In America you can’t touch a woman.”

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In early 2011, two FBI agents, provoked by an alert from Russian intelligence, came to the Tsarnaevs’ apartment to speak to the family about Tamerlan. Zubeidat says the agents explained that Tamerlan was visiting “extremist sites” and that “they were afraid of him.” She says Tamerlan answered the agents defiantly, “I am in a country that gives me the right to read whatever I want and watch whatever I want.” Anzor shrugged off the warning: “I knew what he was doing, where he was going. I raised my children right.” Zubeidat says the agents investigated Tamerlan only because “he loved Islam.”

So the warnings passed. When the marathon bombs exploded, and videos implicated Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, the uncles acknowledged the evidence, but the parents didn’t. They didn’t just stammer, as many parents would, that their sons couldn’t have done it. They declared that the young men had been “set up,” and they hurled conspiracy theories at the authorities. “The police are to blame,” said Anzor. “Being cowards, they shot the boy dead. There are cops like this.” He denounced the pursuit of his sons by law enforcement as “a provocation of the special services who went after them because my sons are Muslims and don’t have anyone in America to protect them.” Zubeidat said the authorities “wanted to eliminate [Tamerlan] as a threat because he was in love with Islam.”

Anzor’s sister, Maret Tsarnaeva, echoed these self-deceptions. “Growing up, within the family, everything was perfect,” she told reporters on Friday. Her nephews had no motive to bomb anyone, she insisted: “For what beliefs? I don’t know them to have any strong beliefs.” She concluded that “our boys were framed.” When reporters showed her video evidence implicating them, she replied: “The picture was staged.”

Neighbors and congregants at Tamerlan’s mosque had warnings, too. In November 2012, he angrily rebuked a merchant in Cambridge for advertising Thanksgiving turkeys, which Tamerlan viewed as an affront to Islamic law. At Friday prayers, he disrupted and criticized a sermon that defended the celebration of Thanksgiving and July 4. Two months later, he interrupted an imam who suggested that Martin Luther King, Jr., like the Prophet Mohammed, was worthy of emulation. Tamerlan protested that King was “not a Muslim,” and he called the imam a “Kafir,” or non-believer. Some of the congregants threatened to expel Tamerlan, but apparently, none of them reported him to the authorities, since, as far as they knew, he hadn’t preached or committed any violence.

You can’t expect witnesses to report every fanatical outburst to the FBI. But when family members are repeatedly exposed to signs that a loved one is drifting into the vortex of violent extremism, they have a duty to intervene, or at least to alert someone. If they don’t, and the fanatic becomes a killer, they bear an awful responsibility. If they deny that responsibility by accusing the police and the government of anti-Islamic conspiracies, they forfeit our sympathy, our respect, and our trust. Police your family. Police your congregation. Police your community. If you don’t, the rest of us will do it for you

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BOSTON BOMBERS MOTHER SPEAKS OF HER SONS & FBI

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, called his mother Thursday morning, hours before being killed in a shootout with police, and told her he had received a call from the FBI, she said.

 

My daughter Bella called me and said, ‘Mama, turn on the television’ … Now I live with the television turned on at all times 

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“He would call me every day from America in the last days,” Zubeidat Tsarnaev said on Sunday in a telephone interview from her home in the Russian republic of Dagestan, “and during our last conversation on the morning (before the shootout), he was especially touching and tender and alarmed at the same time,” she said. “He said he got a private phone call from [the FBI] and said that they told him he was under suspicion and should come see them.

Culprits: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. Photo: AP

“‘If you need me, you will find me,’ he said, and hung up,” she said, beginning to sob. “You know the FBI followed him for several years and when he got back from Dagestan last year they called him and asked him what was the purpose of his visit to his homeland.”

Mike Rogers, a Republican congressman from Michigan, is a former FBI agent. He said on Sunday that the FBI had done “a very thorough job” of vetting Tamerlan Tsarnaev after the Russian intelligence service flagged him in early 2011 as a possible Islamic radical. Rogers said he didn’t think the bureau had missed anything significant.

In her remarks, the suspects’ mother focused primarily on her older son, but also mentioned the younger brother, Dzhokhar, who was badly wounded in the shootout and was captured by police later on Friday, hiding in a boat in suburban Watertown. He remains in hospital and in police custody.

“He wanted to be among his people, among his relatives, close to his roots”: Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“When [Tamerlan] talked to me that last time, Dzhokhar was in his house too, and he said he would give him a lift home,” their mother said. “And then the next day my daughter Bella called me and said, ‘Mama, turn on the television’ … Now I live with the television turned on at all times,” she said, crying again.

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Zubeidat Tsarnaev said she and her husband are planning to go to the US to clear their sons’ names. She said her husband’s brother “is a lawyer with a big oil company and he said that he will help us find a good lawyer for Dzhokhar”.

She said that in recent months, Tamerlan had told her on the phone several times that while he loved and enjoyed America, he wanted to move back to Dagestan and had persuaded his wife, who is American, to move back with him and their daughter.

“He wanted to be among his people, among his relatives, close to his roots,” she said, sobbing.

The Tsarnaevs are ethnic Chechens from the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan. In 1992 they moved to their historic homeland of Chechnya, a restive region of southern Russia, but in 1994 the first war between Moscow and the regional separatists broke out. The Tsarnaevs moved back to Kyrgyzstan and from there in 1999 to neighbouring Dagestan. In 2002 they immigrated to the US. The parents returned to Dagestan a year ago while their sons and two daughters remained in the US.

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An Islamic militant group in Dagestan issued a statement on Sunday distancing itself from the marathon bombing.

“The Caucasian mujahideen are not fighting against the United States of America,” the group, called the Caucasus Emirate, said in its statement. “We are at war with Russia, which is not only responsible for the occupation of the Caucasus, but also for heinous crimes against Muslims.”

Experts and rights activists in Moscow agreed that taking the war of terror across the ocean to the US doesn’t help the cause of Russian radical Islamists, despite their routine anti-American rhetoric.

“I think we can trust this statement, because attacking the US is not in the interests of North Caucasus insurgents,” Tatiana Kasatkina, executive director of Memorial, a Moscow-based human rights group that monitors events in the troubled region. “The United States doesn’t support Russia in this regional conflict and more than that, it regularly criticises the Russian leadership for violations of human rights in the course of this conflict.

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Boston bombing suspect ‘awake,

& answering questions unclear.

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As victims of last week’s marathon bombings came to grips with their terrible injuries in Boston hospitals, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worked out in the gym and went out partying, schoolmates say.

It doesn’t mean he can’t communicate, but right now I think he’s in a condition where we can’t get any information from him at all. 

The 19-year-old university student is reportedly awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions despite serious gunshot wounds to his throat that authorities fear may prevent him from ever being able to explain his suspected role in the bombings and subsequent shoot-out with police.

An aerial infrared image shows the outline of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a boat during the manhunt in Watertown.
An aerial infrared image shows the outline of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiding in a boat during the manhunt in Watertown. Photo: Reuters

Investigators are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News in the US.

Tsarnaev, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, enjoyed a normal day on campus and appeared ‘‘relaxed’’ at a party he attended with his soccer friends on Wednesday night as investigators scrambled to identify two men suspected of planting the deadly marathon bombs, The Boston Globe reports.

Fellow students expressed disbelief as pictures of Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, were flashed across television screens all over the world.

Culprits: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
Culprits: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. Photo: AP

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“We made a joke like — that could be Dzhokhar,” UMass Dartmouth senior Pamela Rolon told the newspaper.

“But then we thought it just couldn’t be him. Dzhokhar? Never.

“He studied. He hung out with me and my friends,” she said. “I’m in shock.”

Dzhokhar is being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, where he is listed in serious but stable condition, with wounds to the neck and throat area.

Meanwhile, new surveillance video emerged of a young man putting his backpack down at the marathon finish line and waiting for the first explosion.

He waits for the first to detonate and then moves away from the backpack, anticipating the second explosion, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said detectives found a huge amount of home-made explosives after Friday’s 24-hour manhunt with Tsarnaev and his brother.

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Tamerlan was killed during an exchange of gunfire with police. Dzhokhar was shot in the throat, with a wound that appears self-inflicted, and while police and politicians say he can still communicate, they do not believe they can obtain information from him.

Police say in addition to being shot, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was run over by a car being driven by his younger brother, though the precise cause of his death is not yet known.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in a “very serious” condition at a Boston hospital after being captured.

“And we don’t know if we’ll ever be able to question the individual,” he said, without elaborating.

Senator Dan Coats, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told American ABC: “It’s questionable when and whether he’ll be able to talk again. [That] doesn’t mean he can’t communicate, but right now I think he’s in a condition where they can’t get any information from him at all.”

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The death penalty does not apply in Massachusetts, but a spokeswoman for Boston’s Attorney-General said Tsarnaev would be tried under federal law – which allows the death penalty for murders committed during acts of terrorism.

Commissioner Davis said that, given the amount of explosives found with the Tsarnaev brothers, more attacks had been planned.

“We have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene, the explosions, the explosive ordnance that was unexploded, and the firepower that they had, that they were going to attack other individuals,” he told US television network CBS.

Authorities are yet to say whether the brothers had help in carrying out the attacks, but it is believed they were not part of a wider network.

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Wide police search

Dzhokar Tsarnaev was captured after a manhunt that had much of the Boston area in lockdown. He was found hiding in a boat stored behind a home. He had escaped during the gun battle with police, during which more than 200 rounds of ammunition were fired and the suspects hurled explosive devices at police.

During that confrontation, one police officer was killed and a transit police officer was seriously wounded. In the first showdown with police, Tamerlan Tsarnaev stepped out of their stolen car and was shot, according to one official.

With Tamerlan Tsarnaev wounded and on the ground, Dzhokar Tsarnaev moved to escape. He ran over his brother with the car in the process, the official said.

The bombs used in the explosions at the marathon finish line were made in pressure cookers and packed with nails and ball bearings.

With the younger Tsarnaev unable to speak, the focus is now turning to why the two brothers wanted to carry out such an attack.

The two were Chechen nationals who emigrated to the United States about a decade ago and in 2011, the FBI flagged Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a possible Islamic terrorist.

While Dzhokhar became a naturalised US citizen last year, Tamerlan was still seeking citizenship. Their father, Anzor, said Tamerlan had made a trip last year to renew his Russian passport.

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Radicalist Russian links probe

The FBI is investigating suggestions that one of the brothers visited Chechnya and Dagestan, predominantly Muslim republics in the northern Caucasus. But some US politicians are concerned about how the bureau handled a Russian government request to examine the man’s possible links to extremist groups in the region.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in Dagestan in 2012 and, analysts said, that sojourn may have marked a crucial step in his  path towards the bombings.

Kevin R. Brock, a former senior FBI and counter-terrorism official, said: “It’s a key thread for investigators and the intelligence community to pull on.”

An unnamed senior law enforcement official told the New York Times that the Russian government feared Tamerlan Tsarnaev could be a risk, and “they had something on him and were concerned about him, and him travelling to their region”.

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But the FBI never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned, the source acknowledged, adding that its investigation did not turn up anything and it did not have the legal authority to keep tabs on him. Investigators

are now scrambling to review that trip, and learn about any extremists who might have influenced, trained or directed Tamerlan while he was there, the newspaper reported.

A Russian intelligence official told the Interfax news service that Russia had not been able to provide the United States with “operatively significant” information about them “because the Tsarnaev brothers had not been living in Russia”.

But Islamist militants in Russia have denied that they commissioned the attack. The primary rebel coalition has rejected any connection.

On the website Kavkaz Tsentr, the main mouthpiece of radical Muslim coalition Caucasus Emirate, the command of its Dagestan province said the US media should stop repeating Russian propaganda.

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“The command of Dagestan sector points out that the Caucasian mujahideen are not fighting against the United States,” it said.

“We are fighting only against Russia, which is responsible not only for the occupation of the Caucasus, but for monstrous crimes against Muslims.

“If the US government is really interested in establishing the true organisers of Boston bombings, and not in complicity with the Russian show, it should focus on the involvement of Russian security services in the events.”

Concerns raised over captured suspect’s rights

The Obama administration’s announcement that it would question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect for a period without first reading him the Miranda warning of his right to remain silent and have a lawyer present has revived a constitutionally charged debate that flared during the Bush administration about the handling of terrorism cases in the criminal justice system.

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HOW SWEET IT IS-THE COWARDLY BOSTON BOMBER IS CAUGHT

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“Captured!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,” the Boston police department said on Twitter after Tsarnaev was taken away to applause from relieved residents.

A neighbour alerted police after finding Tsarnaev “covered with blood” in the boat where he had taken refuge, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters.

“A man had gone out of his house after being inside the house all day, abiding by our request to stay inside,” Mr Davis said, referring to the request officials made to residents to stay behind locked doors. “He walked outside and saw blood on a boat in the back yard. He then opened the tarp on the top of the boat and he looked in and saw a man covered with blood. He retreated and called us.

“Over the course of the next hour or so we exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was inside the boat, and ultimately the hostage rescue team of the FBI made an entry into the boat and removed the suspect, who was still alive,” he said.

Mr Davis said that he was in a “serious condition,” and that had apparently been wounded in the shoot-out that left his brother dead.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving Boston bombings suspect being hunted by police.
Surviving suspect … Coward Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.

As about 30 law enforcement officers — wearing helmets — walked away from the scene of what had been a tense standoff only minutes earlier, neighbours who had gathered on an adjacent street applauded and shouted, “Thank you! Thank you!”

President Barack Obama praised the law enforcement officials in a statement from the White House shortly after 10 pm, saying, “We’ve closed an important chapter in this tragedy.”

The president said he had directed federal law enforcement officials to continue to investigate what had happened, and he urged people not to rush to judgment about the motivations behind the attacks.

“We will determine what happened. We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had. And we’ll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe,” Mr Obama said after the capture.

He said the bombing suspects had failed to achieve whatever it was they were seeking.

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“They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated,” he said. “They failed because as Americans, we refuse to be terrorised.”

Tsarnaev’s arrest ended a wrenching week in Boston, which began with the bombings that killed three and injured more than 170 at one of the city’s most cherished events – the worst attack on the United States since the September 11, 2001 atrocities.

It ended with another stunning spasm of violence, which began late Thursday night. Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are accused of killing a police officer, hijacking a Mercedes and engaging police in a shootout in which the elder Tsarnaev was killed.

On Friday night, the city’s ordeal ended with a flood of relief.

At the scene, bystanders broke into applause. From a passing SWAT truck, an officer returned the sentiment: “Thank you,” he said over the loudspeaker. “It’s been a pleasure.”

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“We have a suspect in custody,” said Timothy Alben, the head of the Massachusetts State Police. “We’re exhausted, folks. But we have a victory here tonight.”

The height of those emotions revealed the depth of the damage already done.

In a few days here, the Tsarnaevs had become a new lesson in the awful magnifying power of terrorism. Two brothers, armed with low-tech bombs and no apparent escape plan, had allegedly killed four people and held one of America’s great cities in terror.

Officials said they planned to question Tsarnaev about possible accomplices or other bombs before reading him his rights.

The FBI also confirmed that its agents in Boston had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 at the request of a foreign government. A law enforcement official said the request came from the Russian government, concerned about Tsarnaev’s potential ties to Chechen terrorists. But, after that interview, the FBI did not follow him further, officials said.

As the manhunt ended on Friday, investigators turned to another task: determining how the two had been turned to violence. So far, authorities said they had no proof that anybody beyond the two Tsarnaev brothers was involved in the marathon attacks.

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“Why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence?” Mr Obama said in his statement.

The Tsarnaev brothers are of Chechen heritage. Both were born in the Caucasus region, a cauldron fought over by Chechen separatists, Russian security forces, Islamist extremists and organised crime. They had immigrated legally, and lived for years in the Boston area, where their father, Anzor, was a car mechanic.

In the past, both men had embraced athletic passions, according to friends and neighbours. Tamerlan was an accomplished boxer, with a wife and child. Dzhokhar was a wrestler at the public high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts and went on to attend the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

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On Thursday evening, authorities released photos of the two men, who had been spotted carrying backpacks near the marathon’s finish line.

Their targets, it turned out, had not fled the city or the country. A few hours later, they began a violent rampage just across the Charles River in Cambridge.

After his brother was killed in the shootout, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, it turned out, had fled to a house that was just outside that search zone. By 6pm, authorities conceded that they had not found him and couldn’t be sure where he was.

They lifted the order to stay home. Just after that, the resident in Watertown walked outside and saw the blood. A police helicopter used infrared technology to spot movement underneath the plastic cover.

Inside, Tsarnaev had been wounded by the firefight hours earlier. He may have been wounded again by the exchange of gunfire with officers that surrounded the boat.

Officers tried to negotiate his surrender. There was no response. Finally, a robot pulled back the cover, and the SWAT team pulled him out. He was wounded in the leg and neck.

As the bystanders cheered, an ambulance carried Tsarnaev to Massachusetts General Hospital. In that same hospital, there are still 10 patients being treated for wounds inflicted by Monday’s bombing.

Washington Post, The New York Times, AFP

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WHITE CAP MALE BOMBER TRASH IS A DEAD MAN WALKING

One of the victims of the Boston bombings above.

The slaughtering of Boston innocents by cowardly bombers

The white capped cowardly bomber escaped the dragnet by police and is still at large. Hopefully to be shot on site. Yellow dog white capped coward

 Police are scouring Watertown near Boston for one of two suspects from this week’s marathon bombings. The other suspect was killed during a dramatic police pursuit, which involved gunfire and explosives, following the shooting of a police officer earlier in the night at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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WASHINGTON: Investigators in Boston have released images of two potential suspects in the April 15 bombings, one of whom was recorded dropping a black bag near one of the blast sites.

Richard DesLauries, the FBI agent in charge in Boston, said investigators had pursued thousands of leads and tips and in the last day or so had developed a ‘‘single person of interest’’.

They subsequently developed a second suspect and were now enlisting the public’s help to identify the pair. One suspect was wearing a dark baseball cap, the other a white cap. Suspect two set down a backpack near the Forum restaurant and the pair ‘‘appear to be walking together’’.

Director Briefs President on Bombing Investigation
On April 16, 2013, FBI Director Robert Mueller updated President Barack Obama on the explosions that occurred in Boston the previous day. Seated, from left, are Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jake Sullivan; Attorney General Eric Holder; Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco; and Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

“Identifying and locating those responsible is now our highest priority,” Mr DesLauries said. ‘‘We know the public will play a critical role in identifying and locating these individuals. Somebody out there knows these individuals.’’

A CCTV image released by the FBI of the two men suspected of being involved in the Boston Marathon bombings.
A CCTV image released by the FBI of the two men being sought over the Boston Marathon bombings. Photo: FBI

“No bit of information, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, is too small for us to see,” he said.

The photos were posted on fbi.gov and those were ‘‘the only ones the public should use to assist us’’.

He said the suspects may be “armed and extremely dangerous”.

This image shows a man the FBI is calling suspect number two.
This image shows a man the FBI is calling suspect number two. Photo: AP

Scraps recovered from the scene show at least one bomb was concealed in a black nylon bag.

The April 15 attack killed three people and wounded scores. The images of the potential suspects come from several vantage points, including store security cameras on and across the street from the bomb site, according to federal law-enforcement officials.

The investigation involving more than 1000 law-enforcement personnel, some canvassing hospitals, continued on Thursday as President Barack Obama attended a memorial for the victims of the bombing. Addressing hundreds of citizens at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Mr Obama said the perpetrators would be caught.‘‘Yes, we will find you, and yes, you will face justice,’’ he said.



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