Let’s see. Russia warned US intelligence, twice, both before and AFTER his trip to Dagestan in 2012 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a terrorist. Saudi Arabia warned the United States at least once. The FBI even interviewed Tamerlan, the alleged mad bomber, and his family. Then for some cloudy, unexplained reason shrouded in mystery and deception, the FBI failed to keep track of Tamerlan when he returned from Chechnya and Dagestan, a known hotbed of Islamic radicalism where car bombs explode on a regular basis.
A casual internet search would have turned up the most radical Jihadist videos and pronouncements, and Tamerlan made himself persona non grata at his local Mosque as well. His radical outbursts got him booted from the Mosque for being too nuts.
Oh, but FBI never heard of “the suspects” before, and needed to enlist the public’s help to identify them from photographs.
On the other hand, in the case of that terrorist fiend Julian Assange of the “terrorist website” Wikileaks, it’s a different matter altogether.
“At least a dozen American governmental agencies, including the Pentagon, the FBI, the Army’s Criminal Investigative Department, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Diplomatic Security Service, are assigned to the WikiLeaks case, while the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are assigned to track down WikiLeaks’ supposed breaches of security. The global assault—which saw Australia threaten to revoke Assange’s passport—is part of the terrifying metamorphosis of the “war on terror” into a wider war on civil liberties. It has become a hunt not for actual terrorists but a hunt for all those with the ability to expose the mounting crimes of the power elite.”
By Chris Hedges