Saudi Arabia ‘warned the United States in writing about Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012’

The Daily Mail reports: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document.

The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen.

Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December 2011, when he hoped to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the source said. Tsarnaev’s plans to visit Saudi Arabia have not been previously disclosed.

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1 thought on “Saudi Arabia ‘warned the United States in writing about Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012’

  1. Norman

    The plot thickens. The incompetency or willful disregard or perhaps even by design, that the U.S. has been given warnings about possible/future incidents, is troubling. Is the U.S. Government allowing these acts to take place, or are they just mere coincidences? One thing seems to be clear, with all the various security departments, they are no better at stopping these destructive acts, maybe even encouraging them instead.

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