There seems no doubt the Tsarnaev brothers were on the CIA’s radar as possible terrorists, long before the Boston Marathon bombing. Still, on that basis, I cannot say whether the CIA’s failure to thwart the eventual terrorist attack resulted from its failure to follow through on those reports which preceded the bombing; or whether the failure to act was consistent with agency guidelines.
What I do know is this: in all of the major media reports which cite the CIA’s advance knowledge the brothers Tsarnaev might be up to no good, including the NewYorkTimes; I did not read that the daughter of former CIA official Graham Fuller was once married to the uncle of the two men – you know, the one who called his nephews “losers” – and, in fact, once lived in his house. That is, until I turned to the news from another country. MailOnline
But you don’t have to take anyone else’s word for this connection; Mr. Fuller himself confirmed these facts to Al-Monitor, although, at the same time he verified the connection, he characterized rumors of a connection are “absurd.” Id.
Naturally, evidence of a relationship does not determine ipso facto cause and effect. That said; when it comes to asking ‘what did we know and when did we know it’ with respect to the Boston Marathon bombing; even the liberal bastion FireDogLake has begun asking questions. Is the Government Covering Something Up in the Boston Case?