Intel Fail? Boston Terror Suspect Was on Government Watch List
The FBI has really been messing up this month.
Check it out:
Reuters is reporting that sources close to the Boston Marathon bombing say Tamerlan Tsarnaev was listed on the government’s “highly classified” database of potential terrorists. “But the list is so vast that this did not mean authorities automatically kept close tabs on him.”
The sources said Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s details were entered into TIDE, a database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, because the FBI spoke to him in 2011 while investigating a Russian tip-off that he had become a follower of radical Islamists.
The database holds more than a half million names, “although they represented about 450,000 actual people, because some of the entries are aliases or different name spellings for the same person.”
But Tsarnaev was not put on the “no fly” list nor put on the Selectee List, which requires additional airport security.