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Whistleblower or Red Herring? Boston advance warning that finish line was ‘vulnerable to terror attack’

21st Century Wire says…

This just in from the LA Times: “A regional intelligence agency told police days before the attack that extremists could potentially target the event. Police complain at a congressional hearing that federal officials didn’t tell them more about the suspects”.

This cannot be yet another ‘coincidence’…

How could a US regional agency under the Department of Homeland Security have intelligence that the Boston Marathon finish line was vulnerable to a small-scale bombing “terrorist attack by homegrown extremists” just five days before the race? Something is wrong with this picture…

The report then attempts to cover itself by stating that there was “no credible, specific information indicating an imminent threat” to the race. Correct us if we’re wrong, but what was described above only 5 days before the event is very specific – at least in terms of what the official story given to the public after the event.

Official fabrication of ‘prior knowledge’?

Skeptic will look at this and say that such an announcement is somewhat dubious after the fact. Immediately, they will view  such announcement as a potential red herring which has originated from Homeland Security itself.

The incredibly, yet still vague declaration, can easily be used politically in a number of ways – in order to secure further funding for the DHS or its regional subsidiaries by saying, “We did not fail the people of Boston. Look, we warned the public but nothing was done”, or in order to reinforce the idea that the incredibly expensive and highly ineffectual US domestic security apparatus somehow works but just needs a few more adjustments.

A real whistleblower?

Another possibility also remains: Was there a whistleblower involved here, someone who knew that a false flag operation was going to take place and used  this official channel to try and give warning?

More likely here is that they did they pick up on actual chatter of the preparation of the operation, or chatter about the multi-agency “bombing security drill” which actually took place at the Boston Marathon on April 15th – a drill which went live on the day.

Already during the Congressional Hearings this past week, we can already see that Boston and Massachusetts state police officials have complained that the FBI had not told them about an earlier investigation involving Tamerlan Tsarnaev, clearly showing that one hand does not always know what the other hand is doing. In the case of the FBI or the CIA, it’s expected that they would not let law enforcement know the details of their key informant Tamerlan, and why he would placed at the scene of the marathon on the day. Unfortunately, he will never be able to tell his story, and it’s looking more and more unlikely that the younger brother Dzhokhar will not be allowed to survive either, long enough to see a public forum.

These are some of the deeper questions, and specifics that we would like to know before just accepting this latest official news release on face value.

Is this a DHS red herring to help give legitimacy to the official story of a genuine home-grown terror event, or was it an inside whistleblower?

Either way, if we can trace the origin of this report and find out who filed it, and why, then we have an opportunity to eliminate one of the following possibilities mentioned above.

If this latest official admission is bogus and only designed to bolster the official story of the Tsnarnaev Domestic Chechen Terror Plot, then it should be exposed as such. We can be absolutely certain however, that this is no mere coincidence this has been released this week, and that if we do not inquire any further, the public will expected to accept any answers to these questions given by federal authorities who are already in ‘cased closed’ mode.

We are asking the following questions, which we are 100% the mainstream media will NOT be asking:

Are the American public allowed to see this report?

Who filed this report at the Boston Regional Intelligence Center?

What was the specific (non)actionable intelligence which was the basis of such a report?

Why has this latest admission come almost one month after the Boston Bombing event? Who is responsible for bringing it forward all of the sudden?

There are answers in the story, answers which could help reveal what really went on that day in Boston…

Report warned Boston Marathon was vulnerable to terrorism

A regional intelligence agency told police days before the attack that extremists could potentially target the event. Police complain at a congressional hearing that federal officials didn’t tell them more about the suspects.

By Brian Bennett and Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line as an “area of increased vulnerability” and warned Boston police that homegrown extremists could use “small-scale bombings” to attack spectators and runners at the event.

The 18-page report, similar to others sent to police and first responders before major events in the Boston area, was written by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, which is funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and helps disseminate intelligence information to local police and first responders.

The assessment noted that there was “no credible, specific information indicating an imminent threat” to the race.

“The FBI has not identified any specific lone offender or extremist group who pose a threat to the Boston Marathon,” the report said.

In the aftermath of the bombing, who in law enforcement knew what and when have become significant points of contention.

Even as federal officials pointed to the warning as evidence they had done their jobs, Boston and Massachusetts state police officials complained at a congressional hearing Thursday that the FBI had not told them about an earlier investigation involving Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers accused of carrying out the April 15 attacks that left three dead and more than 260 injured.

Since the blasts, the FBI has acknowledged that agents interviewed Tsarnaev in 2011 but determined that he did not pose a threat. Customs agents were aware that Tsarnaev, 26, had traveled to Russia in 2012, but decided that he didn’t require additional questioning when he returned to the U.S. later that year.

Boston police officials and members of Congress expressed frustration during the hearing that the FBI and other agencies hadn’t shared more widely what they knew about the Tsarnaevs.

“We would have liked to have known,” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told the House Homeland Security Committee during the first of a series of hearings investigating the attacks. Davis testified that he did not learn about the Tsarnaevs until more than three days after the bombings, after Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been killed in a police shootout and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, was on the run.

But Davis said he was uncertain what his intelligence officers would have made of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s 2012 trip to Dagestan, Russia, noting that the FBI had interviewed him but found nothing suspicious and that Russian officials did not tell the FBI why they were interested in him.

“We would certainly have looked at the information,” Davis said. “We would certainly have talked to the individual.” But he added: “I can’t say I would have come to a different conclusion” than the FBI.

Federal officials defended their actions and suggested local law enforcement agencies had not fully followed up on possible threats….

Read more at LA Times

READ MORE BOSTON BOMBING NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Boston Bombing Files



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