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(Daily Mail)   Saudi Arabia rejected the Boston bombers' entrance to Mecca; warned US in writing. Guess we need to frisk 90-year-old ladies in wheelchairs even more   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 183
    More: Stupid, Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi Arabia, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Boston, intelligence assessment, Michael McCaul, Ministry of Interior, Douglas A-20 Havoc  
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2013-05-01 08:32:39 AM  
Benghazi?
 
2013-05-01 08:43:07 AM  
This is more damning than the Russian warning -because the Russians might have just been wanting to harass their dissidents.
 
2013-05-01 08:53:58 AM  
Possible terrorists:
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These guys are OK, let em on in:
www.csmonitor.com
 
2013-05-01 08:55:24 AM  
You're happy to be frisked as long as grandma doesn't? fark that. Being 90 doesn't make you innocent, and seniors are making all the goddamn laws anyway. I don't deserve to be treated like a criminal any more than any baby or old person does.
 
2013-05-01 08:56:18 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: This is more damning than the Russian warning -because the Russians might have just been wanting to harass their dissidents.


But is it any more useful? "You should watch this guy. Seriously, he's up to no good and he may be planning something!" What can you do with that? Obviously you follow up on it but what if you simply don't find anything of interest?
 
2013-05-01 08:56:25 AM  
Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.
 
2013-05-01 08:58:03 AM  
George bush and the tea party farking up again...
 
2013-05-01 08:58:07 AM  

mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.


Admit it, you're still holding out hope that it was a white Christian extremist.  Preferably from a flyover state.  Give it time.
 
2013-05-01 08:59:37 AM  
If true

If indeed.
 
2013-05-01 08:59:50 AM  

mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.


This.
 
2013-05-01 09:01:04 AM  
Why would they be rejected? I have been told that the evidence is very clear that these poor boys are innocent of all wrong-doing!!

Apparently the marathon attacks are just more of the CIA's standard procedure of murdering citizens for political gain.
 
2013-05-01 09:01:26 AM  

FLMountainMan: mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.

Admit it, you're still holding out hope that it was a white Christian extremist.  Preferably from a flyover state.  Give it time.


Yeah these guys are really dark skinned. There's no way they would pass for white.
i2.cdn.turner.com
media.salon.com

Not white at all.
 
2013-05-01 09:02:01 AM  
Why don't we just ban religious extremism?
 
2013-05-01 09:02:42 AM  
Let's continue to have a hissy fit over Mexicans and Hondurans coming into the country, CUZ THER STEALIN' OUR JERBS AT WENDY'S!!!:!l!(@)(!&()*&#(!!
 
2013-05-01 09:04:21 AM  
Wanna go see the 9/11 memorial?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-01 09:06:50 AM  

moothemagiccow: FLMountainMan: mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.

Admit it, you're still holding out hope that it was a white Christian extremist.  Preferably from a flyover state.  Give it time.

Yeah these guys are really dark skinned. There's no way they would pass for white.
[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]
[media.salon.com image 750x500]

Not white at all.


Is this a point? I mean seriously?
 
2013-05-01 09:08:04 AM  

InfrasonicTom: Wanna go see the 9/11 memorial?

[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]


What am I looking at here (aside from the obvious)?
 
2013-05-01 09:08:47 AM  

moothemagiccow: There's no way they would pass for white.


I'd assume ME descent if I had passed them on the street.
 
2013-05-01 09:09:31 AM  
Is it Obama's fault? No, not unless he personally saw the waring which I doubt . So he is no more responsible for this than the Secret Service whoring around. But he his in charge. I would say this along with Benghazi indicates there needs to be some leadership changes in the Departments/Agencies concerned. Obama's best move would be to own it and correct it. as Reagan did with Beirut instead of the Clinton "out of the loop excuse": for Mogadishu.
 
2013-05-01 09:09:38 AM  

mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.


If it pans out, will this mess FINALLY be considered a US Intelligence failure?
 
2013-05-01 09:09:48 AM  
Shut up and assume the position for your Freedom Grope.
 
2013-05-01 09:11:08 AM  

squibbits: mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.

This.


And who would you want it substantiated by, CNN.  RIght now the Mail is no worse than any other "news" organization out there
 
2013-05-01 09:12:48 AM  

fireclown: If it pans out, will this mess FINALLY be considered a US Intelligence failure?


Not while my party is in power.
 
2013-05-01 09:13:13 AM  

nekom: Because People in power are Stupid: This is more damning than the Russian warning -because the Russians might have just been wanting to harass their dissidents.

But is it any more useful? "You should watch this guy. Seriously, he's up to no good and he may be planning something!" What can you do with that? Obviously you follow up on it but what if you simply don't find anything of interest?


When the Saudi's deny entrance to Mecca because they think someone is too crazy, that should mean something.

Maybe on it's own it's not too serious, but two BOLO's from two different countries should raise the red flag a lot higher.
 
2013-05-01 09:13:33 AM  
Ugh.  I just watched the "updated" Top Secret America on PBS last night.  Things aren't getting better in our vast intelligence enterprise.
 
2013-05-01 09:13:38 AM  

Gdalescrboz: Why don't we just ban religious extremism?


One word: Scientology.
 
2013-05-01 09:13:44 AM  
At some point they need to all go to a class taught by Israeli experts in the matter and learn some common sense.
 
2013-05-01 09:14:48 AM  

karmaceutical: Ugh.  I just watched the "updated" Top Secret America on PBS last night.  Things aren't getting better in our vast intelligence enterprise.


Thanks  Obama Clinton!
 
2013-05-01 09:16:10 AM  
"Heck of a job, Janet"
 
2013-05-01 09:16:24 AM  

GoldSpider: InfrasonicTom: Wanna go see the 9/11 memorial?

[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

What am I looking at here (aside from the obvious)?


It's the security check point to see the 9/11 memorial in NYC
 
2013-05-01 09:18:26 AM  
In terms of real news, "Unnamed official" means "nobody".
 
2013-05-01 09:19:23 AM  

hasty ambush: Is it Obama's fault? No, not unless he personally saw the waring which I doubt . So he is no more responsible for this than the Secret Service whoring around. But he his in charge. I would say this along with Benghazi indicates there needs to be some leadership changes in the Departments/Agencies concerned. Obama's best move would be to own it and correct it. as Reagan did with Beirut instead of the Clinton "out of the loop excuse": for Mogadishu.


I agree and would it be too much to hope for that he would use the opportunity to fix the Department of Homeland Security.
 
2013-05-01 09:20:02 AM  
The FBI was too busy keeping us safe from Kim Dotcom to have had time to monitor people multiple foreign governments warned us about.
 
2013-05-01 09:20:39 AM  
BizarreMan:
Maybe on it's own it's not too serious, but two BOLO's from two different countries should raise the red flag a lot higher.

Sure, and they DID investigate when the Russians said to watch out for him.  They found nothing of interest, asked Russia if they had any more specific information and I guess Russia just sort of trailed off. I would also really like to know just how many people the Russians, Saudis and others warned us about.  If there's no ACTIONABLE intelligence, then what good is "hey, watch out, this guy's bad news"?
 
2013-05-01 09:23:01 AM  

hasty ambush: squibbits: mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.

This.

And who would you want it substantiated by, CNN.  RIght now the Mail is no worse than any other "news" organization out there


I would imagine there would be no reason whatsoever for the Saudi government to, say, confirm the denial of an entry visa for Tamerlan. I would also imagine that a reporter would, at the minimum, seek out such confirmation through formal channels and at least report the results, successful or not. I won't hold my breath for any such confirmation or even an attempt at seeking such confirmation.
 
2013-05-01 09:23:49 AM  

s2s2s2: I'd assume ME descent if I had passed them on the street.


Yup.  It's features, not colors.

/Why do people get so hung up on color?
 
2013-05-01 09:26:19 AM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: s2s2s2: I'd assume ME descent if I had passed them on the street.

Yup.  It's features, not colors.

/Why do people get so hung up on color?


Obviously everyone is racist.
 
2013-05-01 09:27:04 AM  

theknuckler_33: hasty ambush: squibbits: mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.

This.

And who would you want it substantiated by, CNN.  RIght now the Mail is no worse than any other "news" organization out there

I would imagine there would be no reason whatsoever for the Saudi government to, say, NOT confirm the denial of an entry visa for Tamerlan. I would also imagine that a reporter would, at the minimum, seek out such confirmation through formal channels and at least report the results, successful or not. I won't hold my breath for any such confirmation or even an attempt at seeking such confirmation.


FTFM.

/damned double negative
 
2013-05-01 09:27:32 AM  
Problem is that the government has given itself access to so much information that it can't process the important data. The droplets of signal is being drown out in a sea of noise. No doubt the information from the Russians and Saudis were cataloged away somewhere never to be seen again. But having that data appears to be more important to the government than actually understanding or even reading it. They're the data gathering equivalent of someone featured on the tv show 'Hoarders'.
 
2013-05-01 09:31:58 AM  

moothemagiccow: FLMountainMan: mbillips: Daily Fail plus unnamed "Saudi official" = BS until otherwise substantiated.

Admit it, you're still holding out hope that it was a white Christian extremist.  Preferably from a flyover state.  Give it time.

Yeah these guys are really dark skinned. There's no way they would pass for white.
[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]
[media.salon.com image 750x500]

Not white at all.


Psst. I don't think he meant it was a 'non-white' issue.
 
2013-05-01 09:34:00 AM  

EngineerAU: Problem is that the government has given itself access to so much information that it can't process the important data. The droplets of signal is being drown out in a sea of noise. No doubt the information from the Russians and Saudis were cataloged away somewhere never to be seen again. But having that data appears to be more important to the government than actually understanding or even reading it. They're the data gathering equivalent of someone featured on the tv show 'Hoarders'.



Yep. When the watch list becomes as big as a telephone book, it's hard to keep careful track of everyone on it.
 
2013-05-01 09:34:56 AM  
Bad things happen.  No person or place can be perfectly secure.  Past investigations are not indications of future conditions.
 
2013-05-01 09:34:59 AM  

Tom_Slick: hasty ambush: Is it Obama's fault? No, not unless he personally saw the waring which I doubt . So he is no more responsible for this than the Secret Service whoring around. But he his in charge. I would say this along with Benghazi indicates there needs to be some leadership changes in the Departments/Agencies concerned. Obama's best move would be to own it and correct it. as Reagan did with Beirut instead of the Clinton "out of the loop excuse": for Mogadishu.

I agree and would it be too much to hope for that he would use the opportunity to fix the Department of Homeland Security.


THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD WHAT DOES IT MATTER NOW? *slaps table*
 
2013-05-01 09:35:13 AM  
Keep crapping your pants, America. That is what freedom's all about.
 
2013-05-01 09:35:47 AM  
DHS official: DHS has no knowledge of any communication from the Saudi govt re: info on suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing prior to attack.
- Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 1, 2013
 
2013-05-01 09:38:16 AM  
www.balance-today.org
 
2013-05-01 09:39:07 AM  
I'm still wondering if there's some guy  working for the FBI still waiting to deliver a box of fake C4 to this guy.
 
2013-05-01 09:40:20 AM  
I recall somebody (maybe even W)  in the days or weeks after 9/11 saying that this new war would be fought with intelligence, not typical (at the time) send the army in and blow everything up. Sad that nearly 12 years later we still don't have basic intelligence at TSA and just profile or otherwise search random travelers instead of using what we know to look specifically at certain people. It turns out this guy was on somebody's radar and yet opportunities were missed. Spend the money on computers that can find misspellings, not wanding 90 year olds.
 
2013-05-01 09:44:13 AM  

nekom: BizarreMan:
Maybe on it's own it's not too serious, but two BOLO's from two different countries should raise the red flag a lot higher.

Sure, and they DID investigate when the Russians said to watch out for him.  They found nothing of interest, asked Russia if they had any more specific information and I guess Russia just sort of trailed off. I would also really like to know just how many people the Russians, Saudis and others warned us about.  If there's no ACTIONABLE intelligence, then what good is "hey, watch out, this guy's bad news"?


Really.  The FBI has half a million people on the "watch list."  What are they supposed to do - round them all up and keep them under guard in FEMA trailers?
 
2013-05-01 09:45:28 AM  

Stoj: DHS official: DHS has no knowledge of any communication from the Saudi govt re: info on suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing prior to attack.
- Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 1, 2013


If you can't believe Twitter, what can you believe?  #wakeupsheeple
 
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