FBI Interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011
At the request of an unnamed foreign country, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was interviewed by the FBI in 2011.
He is the older brother of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who was captured last night in a Boston suburb. They are suspected of discharging bombs at the finish of the Boston Marathon Monday.
“The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer,” the FBI said, “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.”
“The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011,” the FBI’s statement said. “The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.”
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee called the information “disturbing”. He is questioning why the FBI let Tsarnaev “off the radar”.
Tsarnaev’s mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told Russia Today that the FBI had been keeping track of his every movement for 3-5 years.
The intelligence community is tasked under the intelligence review with checking any intelligence gathered overseas while the FBI will focus on what is known inside the United States.
Columnist-The Guardian Express