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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013, 8:52 A.M.

FBI Takes Rap For Boston Bombing

It's still early, but it appears that the FBI has reservations for under the bus. The mainstream news media have already started cultivating a narrative that blames the FBI for failing to see the warning signs that have since come into such sharp focus since the Boston Marathon bombing. The Russians warned the FBI about the older brother's activities while he was on a trip to terrorist hot spot Chechnya. And, if you can't trust the Russians, who can you trust? The CIA asked to have Tamerlan Tsarnaev placed on a terrorist watch list. The alleged bombers' mother was already on the watch list. The FBI had even interviewed Tamerlan upon his return from Chechnya. Tamerlan's website venerated Islamic extremism and Chechen separatism. They should have known!/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Is Costello's criticism of the Obama administration fair: "The fact remains that President Obama is almost incapable of admitting that Islam or jihad has any connection to terrorism"?

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