UNITED STATE HOMELAND SECURITY WARNED OF IMMINENT ATTACK BY TSARNAEV BROTHERS – In what was an exclusive interview with the Mailonline and Saudi Officials a written document was sent by the Saudi’s to Homeland Security warning them to a possible terrorist attack by the Tsarnaev brothers.
According to the report the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent an official written notice warning Homeland Security about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012 and urging them to take immediate action to heavily monitor his movements. The warning from Saudi Arabia was completely separated from the multiple warnings raised by Russian intelligence in 2011; all of which were supplied to Homeland Security in order to prevent the Boston Marathon Bombing and one of the single largest attacks on civilians in U.S history.
The Saudi officials pointed out that due to their own intelligence operations they denied Tamerlan Tsarnaev a visa in 2011 as he intended to enter the Kingdom for the purposes of making a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The question now being asked by the American public is; ‘could this have been prevented if Homeland Security had been more diligent with the information that both Saudi Arabia and the Russians had supplied?’
Considering the urgency and the intelligence that the Saudi’s had gathered, not just on a possible terrorist attack in the U.S, but also the United Kingdom, this information was also supplied to British Intelligence. The Saudi Official told the MailOnline that the information supplied was ‘very specific’ and warned of a possible major terrorist attack in a major U.S city.
The document specifically mentioned Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Saudi official revealed and that the letter was sent directly to the highest level at Homeland Security. While the letter did not state a particular city or date it did state that U.S security officials needed to heavily monitor Tamerlan Tsarnaev and that their intelligence suggested an ‘imminent attack’.
Right: Janet Napolitano Head of the Department of Homeland Security | Left: Tamerlan Tsarnaev Suspect Boston Marathon Bomber
This new revelation only puts more pressure on the Department of Homeland Security and the White House in order to explain why U.S security departments did not act on either the information; initially from the Russians, or the information supplied later by the Saudi intelligence services.
Currently the Department of Homeland Security is denying any knowledge of the document that the Saudi’s purport to have sent and officials at the White House are backing this up.
Yesterday, according to the MailOnline’s report, a high level official at the Department of Homeland Security, broke ranks under a strict agreement of anonymity and declared that the Saudi Government Intelligence Services did send a letter in 2012.
Some Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee are now speculating as to why anyone in the Obama administration would contradict the Saudi officials and attempt a cover up if in fact the letter exists.
Left: Prince Saud bin al-Faisal | Right: Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz
Others are speculating that often documents are not passed to the White House because of departmental ‘turf wars’ – it appears at times people simply do not want to share information for the greater good due to a particular department not receiving full credit for their work.
The House Committee, chaired by Mike McCaul, is likely to announce an investigation in order to find out what each department new about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, it was reported.
President Barack Obama has already made a statement promising the people that a full and in-depth inquiry will take place and that no stone will be left unturned until all the facts and truth is revealed.
Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has been ordered by the President to head up the investigation; although James Clapper has stated that this is not an investigation per se but rather an independent review of information sharing.
It is certainly worth reading the MailOnline for the full detailed article but after reading it you will probably end up shaking your head and asking why government departments appear so segregated in times of averting a terrorist attack and why are they denying that the Saudis sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security? There are many other questions and considering the U.S Government’s initial reactions to this information I would have to speculate and say that it is unlikely that the whole truth will emerge and whether the Boston Marathon Bombing was preventable.
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