This sounds familiar to me; Fox News reports that the Boston police commissioner, Edward Davis told them that the Federal law enforcement people involved in investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev for his terror ties and his return to Chechnya;
Davis and Massachusetts homeland security official Kurt Schwartz testified that their officers were not looped in on Tsarnaev until after the bombing.
“At no time prior to the bombings did any member of the Massachusetts State Police or the fusion center have any information or knowledge about the Tsarnaev brothers,” Schwartz said.
Current and former lawmakers at the committee hearing Thursday expressed disbelief at the lack of information-sharing.
Sounds a little like what the Army said about the Feds not sharing what they knew about Nidal Hasan before the Fort Hood murders/terrorist attacks. So, I thought we’d learned our lesson from nearly four years ago, apparently not.
Now I’m not so naive to believe that the Boston cops could have done much about the Tsarnaev brothers and their dastardly plot, but, there’s the next time and the time after that. I thought that’s what the Homeland Security Department was supposed to do after the FBI’s failure to warn everybody that terrorists were training to fly airplanes, but not so worried about learning how to land them. Homeland Security is supposed to be a clearinghouse for terrorist-related information. But apparently, they’re more worried about veterans and blue-haired ladies