Introduction — April 26, 2013
Now its reported that Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev planned to set off bombs in New York’s busy Times Square. Had they done so there would undoubtedly have been considerable loss of lives but they were thwarted in their plans by a shootout with Boston police.
At least that’s the latest line being spun on the Boston Marathon bombings.
The claims made by “national security sources” have been dutifully reported by the corporate media. Unfortunately the media doesn’t ask why Dzokhar Tamerlan, a medical student should want to go along with these plans?
Or what purpose they served, if any?
Nor who would ultimately benefit?
No the Independent simply reports below what they are told without question. Beyond asking why the suspects hadn’t been watched more closely after the elder Tsarnaev brother was added to a database of more than half a million names managed by the National Counterterrorism Centre, the Independent doesn’t question the official narrative.
In effect making it a mouthpiece for the authorities and the stories it carries no more than the officially approved version of events.
Boston suspects ‘planned to set off bombs in Times Square’
Nikhil Kumar — The Independent April 26, 2013
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bombings suspect who was killed in a police shootout, was added to a huge database of known and suspected terrorists 18 months before the attack, it has been revealed.
The news, which could pose tough questions for America’s security agencies, came as law enforcement sources said that the two suspects in the attack planned to set off explosives in New York’s Times Square.
According to Reuters, national security sources claim the Tsarnaev brothers’ plan fell apart when they became embroiled in the police shootout.
Tamerlan, whose brother Dzhokhar, 19, has been charged for his role in the bombings, was added to the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (Tide), a database of more than half a million names managed by the National Counterterrorism Centre, in late 2011.
His inclusion came at the request of the Central Intelligence Agency, according to US media reports. The CIA is said to have become involved following a request for information from Russia, which had made a similar request to the FBI earlier in 2011.