Thursday, May 2, 2013

Marathon jihadist to friend; "I know how to build a bomb"

More pointers that the FBI did not care to know about the brothers. They deemed Tamerlan Tsarnaev to be "not a threat" and closed his case, but kept him in the TIDE database...just in case.  The "just in case" happened, and the FBI did....nothing useful.  If they had, the jihad attack would never have taken place.

From GMA May 1 by Brian Ross and Aaron Katersky

Boston Suspect Month Before Attack: I Know How to Build a Bomb

Just a month before three people were killed and more than 260 others injured when a pair of bombs ripped through the crowd near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bragged to his friends that he knew how to build explosives, criminal complaints against three new suspects revealed today.

Buried in the footnotes of court documents filed against three friends of Dzhokhar's is a reference to a chilling statement one of the friends, Azamat Tazhayakov, made to investigators in the days after the deadly attack.

"Tazhayakov also informed the FBI agents that while eating a meal with Dzhokhar and [friend Dias] Kadyrbayev approximately one month prior to the Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar had explained to Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov that he knew how to make a bomb," the court documents say.

The statement was one of many new details to emerge today after authorities arrested 19-year-olds Kadyrbayev, Tazhayakov and another friend, Robel Phillipos, for their alleged actions in the days after the bombing. All three appeared in a Boston court this afternoon.

Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice for purportedly trying to get rid of a laptop and backpack full of fireworks belonging to Dzhokhar after one of them realized Dzhokhar may be involved in the bombing. Phillipos was charged with making false statements to federal investigators.

Also revealed in the complaint was a text message conversation between one of the friends and Dzhokhar three days after the deadly attack. That day, April 18, Kadyrbayev texted Dzhokhar to tell him he resembled a man seen in images the FBI was circulating of possible suspects in the attack, the complaint says.

"LOL," replied Dzhokhar. Kadyrbayev took that and other texts like "you better not text me" to be jokes, documents say. Dzhokhar also told Kadyrbayev to take whatever he wanted from his dorm room.

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