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Boston Marathon Bombing: U.S. Rep. Keating Demands Answers from New FBI Director

FBI Director James Comey

FBI Director James Comey

In a scathing letter, Massachusetts Congressman William Keating has demanded “forthright information” about the Boston Marathon bombing from the newly confirmed director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Keating, a Cape Cod Democrat, sent the three-page letter to James Comey on Wednesday afternoon, two days after he was confirmed by the Senate to replace Robert Mueller as head of the agency.

“Open questions remain, particularly in regard to inadequate information-sharing, restrictive investigative guidelines/protocols, and an inability to follow up on suspicious activities/travel of individuals residing in the U.S.,” Keating wrote. He added he hopes the FBI would “agree to assist in closing loopholes that may hinder the future identification or capture of dangerous individuals before lives are lost.”

Keating demanded answers to seven questions concerning what the FBI knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the dead bombing suspect, and why it had failed to share its intelligence with other law enforcement agencies, including the Boston Police Department.

The Congressman traveled to Russia in late May to investigate on his own after being stonewalled by the FBI. He said the Federal Security Service of Russia shared with him a “quite detailed” March 4, 2011, message the Russian agency sent to the FBI and Central Intelligence Agency concerning Tsarnaev.

“Despite numerous requests to obtain a copy of and discuss this information, I have not heard anything back from the FBI,” Keating wrote to Comey.

Keating is a member of both the House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs committees. He also understands the machinations of law enforcement: He spent 12 years as district attorney for Norfolk County, Mass., before he was elected to Congress in 2010.

“As a former District Attorney, I understand the sensitivities surrounding an ongoing investigation,” he wrote to Comey. “However, none of the questions I have would compromise the integrity of the investigation into the bombings.  I’m not looking to place blame.  What I am looking to do is identify our security shortcomings and change them.  Without forthright information from the FBI, we are prevented from taking the critical steps needed to protect the American public.  It is my hope that Director Comey makes this a priority because I intend to keep demanding answers until I receive them.”

 

 

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  • Alex

    Interesting… the Russians were wiling to share information with a U.S. Congressman, but the FBI isn’t?

    • olball coach

      Oh come on man – they dont want to compromise the investigation….yea, of themselves.

      • Frank von Winkhorst

        Reminds me of some idiot local yokel cop who showed up at work one day and “quizzed” me and a fellow worker about whether we had seen anything “suspicious.” Like what, you might ask? It was almost as if he didn’t want to learn anything..

  • http://www.911Blogger.com/ Orangutan.

    I’m surprised they don’t just appoint someone like Henry Kissinger to lead up the investigation.

    • Toy Pupanbai

      Sure, it would be some compensation, since he didn’t get to keep the 9/11 job!

  • SO

    Don’t forget to ask this Bush man appointed by Obama why his boys shot dead Ibragim Todashev. I know he was just some Chechen, but he deserves at least some kind of lame lie.

    • Gem

      He had about a half dozen lame lies. He attacked them with a knife, no a broomstick, actually a ceremonial sword, no it was a table, etc…

      • Frank von Winkhorst

        No, actually, it was a futuristic weapon stolen from the DIA’s ultra secret time-travel laboratory: Project GFY.

  • OCCUPY FEARRINGTON

    Was the plan, like the JFK assassination, to set up patsies who would then be killed? Case closed?

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Yes but harder now with all of us watching. But they will figure out silence us.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        oh oh I got in here without signing into google. That’s how my twitter account was hacked then.

  • Karin Friedemann

    http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=13572

    Photos prove police lied to media about Tsarnaev’s injury

  • SO

    Also, ask him to explain how that “unrelated” fire at the JFK Library was caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials in the HVAC system. That should be a good one. I don’t think they care if we know that they are lying.

    • Frank von Winkhorst

      As long as they come up with some info-sausage that the unwashed masses who want to believe in their government will swallow with a little mustard, they could care less how obvious it is to the reality based community that 2+2 don’t equal a ham sandwich.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Yes. And humor via Jon Stewart and Colbert is a safety valve. First described by Aristotle.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      They don’t. Lying just folds right into the system. “There is no outside.” – Foucault

  • https://twitter.com/ronwordwelder Ron Wordwelder

    He should question Tsarnaev links to Graham Fuller and CIA

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      How about the ties of the Reagan gunman with the Bush family? Everyone forget about that?

  • olball coach

    Todays NYT’s CYA piece for the FBI is real smoothe, nice and tidy, and what a load of crock. DT must be planning to have an accident soon.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08

    1. “The officials have also determined that had the agents known that Mr. Tsarnaev had traveled to Russia for months in 2012, they probably would not have investigated him again because there was no new evidence that he had become radicalized.” This should have read – Since he was a CIA gopher, hired as a favor for Uncle Ruslan, we never would bother with him anyway.

    2. “The F.B.I. went back to the Russian intelligence service to request more information on Mr. Tsarnaev but was not sent anything, according to bureau officials. The F.B.I. made another request in 2011, but the Russians once again did not send any information.” And besides those Ed Snowden lovin, Russian FSB guys never told us how bad he really was.

    3. ” Mr. Tsarnaev did not show up again on the F.B.I.’s radar until four days after the bombings, when his body was identified at a Boston-area hospital after the shootout. Several hours later, the F.B.I. discovered in its files that it had investigated him in 2011.” Ah well not exactly, the brothers mother and father confirmed the FBI spoke with him on Wednesday, presumably to ask him to take the fall for this screw-up – to which he replied – “That’s your problem.” This statement by the mother was made a week before the FBI admitted they had in fact a file and a history with TT.

    4. “It is unclear whether the F.B.I. was informed by the Department of Homeland Security in 2012 that Mr. Tsarnaev had returned from his trip to Russia.” Of course it is not our fault. DHS never told us he was back. But wait we didnt know he left either – the CIA never told us he left.

    5. “it’s fair to say that had these adjustments been in existence before the attacks, the outcome would likely not have been any different.” Oh well it would have happened anyway – get use to it, cuz more are a coming.

    This is more of the same double talk. John Q. will read this between sips of coffee and move on to the sports page to learn the fate of A-Rod and never think of this again. He is guilty, they fixed the communication issues and now we can all sleep better at night.

    • tinfoilhat

      I just tried to view the story at the above link and it came up “Page Unavailable”. Did the NYT take it down? I wonder why.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Suggestions on how to proceed:

      As many credible speculations as there are people to make them. A bomb of speculations of all sorts.To follow Nietzsche using excess to make something disappear. This is what our mass media does. all the nuances and critical analyses just drown in syrup.

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  • sfulmer

    Then there’s this: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/31/death-tamerlan-tsarnaev-friend-will-not-investigated-state-fla-official-says/9VQELGFMmicS7ByqcmnPcO/story.html
    and in the posted story it does not mention that Coakley publicly challenged that there was an unusual lack of transparency in the FBI information released on this case.

  • public_servant_watch

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1542 Ask Keating to explain this HLS Committee bill drafted 4/12/2013. The show hearings thus far in the US Congress focus on information sharing with the local authorities as anti-terrorism effort and absolutely no proof that there were signs of these brothers turning radical is concerning.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23004244

    Ask Keating why no one has addressed the fact that the blast 2 crowd in the raw video had known FBI agents and that even though the US Congress and the Senate have been informed of the same the question why were we not told the FBI was at the Blast site by the FBI has never been asked.

    IMO it’s looking more and more like a scam with profit going into many a corrupt pocket courtesy of the military industrial complex and a massive Defrauding of the American people. The sham simulated criminal proceedings against this young defendant in a federal court supported by the taxpayer only validates the aforementioned.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      It certainly is a very credible speculation.

  • Karin Friedemann

    Russian news shows Todashov home photos: reveal that he was trying to escape his home when the FBI killed him.

    http://kavpolit.com/eksklyuzivnye-fotografii-s-mesta-ubijstva-ibragima-todasheva/

    • olball coach

      Unbelievable…I am surprised “he/they” were able to take these pictures let alone get them out of the country. Google translator is a bit wobbly, but the anger and condemnation of “US justice” comes through loud and clear.

      • olball coach

        I was just reading your article of July 3 – “Dzhokahr Tsarnaev Claims Innocence” where you said:
        “While Tsarnaev is not allowed to discuss his case with anyone except his lawyer, his mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told the Associated Press that her son told her he is innocent. “I could just feel that he was being driven crazy by the unfairness that happened to us, that they killed our innocent Tamerlan.” She also told reporters that Tamerlan called her just before his death saying “The police are chasing us and shooting at us” and told her, “I love you, Mama.”
        Where did you find this? I don’t recall seeing this in the US MSM press. It is interesting because I am wondering how does he make this call. The shooting doesn’t start until they get boxed in at Dexter and Laurel – and literally 2-3 minutes later he is supposed to be dead or very near to dying.

        • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

          Auto dial and a message maybe?

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  • bittermonkMT

    These Keating queries are all tangential and soft; these are the wrong questions to be asking. I don’t feel this article deserves space here at WWWhy. Query the Feds about Craft Corp., for starters. Erode the fabric of this false flag opp.

    • Frank von Winkhorst

      Another idiot Democrat. Complain about the Great Oz’s cover story, but never look behind the curtain. The two party system: The Tweedlelibs and the Tweedlecons.

      • bittermonkMT

        Keating has been unleashed to contribute to the political theatre. Kabuki Keating. Bottom line this Klown is only seeking ways to tighten the thumbscrews on the security portion of our corporate endowed Security and Surveillance State. He is not on the track of nefarious malfeasance here, he is simply looking to tighten the reins for the shadow government. His may resemble a dogged pursuit, but it is not truth he is hounding, but rather his wish for more stringent “controls”.

        • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

          To quote Baudrillard, “He is Deterrence.”

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        We are stupid because we still think the charade of voting means something. Grow some teeth and vote out every single member of Congress every single election time. Congress is not a career. It is a service.

        • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

          Give them “the illusion of choice” – Bernays

        • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

          Really nice quote. Didn’t know that one.

  • mi5edtodeath

    If Keating gets too uppity, he will find himself dispatched with extreme prejudice.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Yes.

  • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

    No mention in the letter, the article or the comments here that the Tsarnaev brothers’ Uncle Ruslan, a lobbyist for Halliburton in Dagestan, was for a year the son-in-law and house guest of the long-standing CIA station chief in Central Asia, Graham Fuller, who thought up the idea of selling missiles through Israel to the mullahs in Iran, who wrote in one of his many books,

    “The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them against our adversaries worked marvelously well in Afghanistan against the Red Army,” explains a former CIA analyst. “The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power, and especially to counter the Chinese influence in Central Asia.

    The quote is from Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam, written in French in 2000 by Swiss journalist Richard Labévière.

    Take a look at “Graham Fuller, Uncle Ruslan, the CIA and the Boston Bombings” by F. William Engdahl.

    Very inneresting . . .

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      The movie Dirty Wars is worse. Right now as I type there are – were at the making of the movie – Special Ops troops in 75 countries promoting destabilization in countries. A country in chaos is an easy takeover for corporate vultures.

      • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

        The Shock Doctrine

  • elderlyfox

    Lotsa red herrings, much like 911 still talking about the pilot training of the alleged L pilots, who carried out full speed descents, their first time in 150 ton jets, to arrive at exactly the right height at their destination, despite the absence of the needed, necessary continuous radar talkdown. ie imposible.
    Anyway, what wasmissing was at the Twin Ts, was the 110 metres high rubble that should have been there after any building collapse,, (20% approx of the originl height, a n d, the 440 metre high centre steel core should have been intact, as the floors allegedly pancaked.
    Where Did The Towers Go? by Dr Judy Wood, uTube and book.
    In Bangladesh they recovered and identified 1,100 bodies from the collapsed factory. At the Twin Ts, nada. All fine dust that blew away.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      All traces of suiciding jumpers erased also. The youtube I saw was horrifying. They kept coming down and coming down for such a long time.

    • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

      I admit the total reduction to face powder is hard to grasp even with ample nanothermite. Cutting all the beams is one thing – and there’s plenty of unburned nanothermite in the dust – but the pulverization of the concrete is so great as to almost demand another explanation. Not to mention the burned and partially burned cars 6 blocks east. Pretty weird.

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  • public_servant_watch

    Keating’s so called scathing letter didn’t even make into the Congressional record for the HLS Committee or any other Committee for which he serves.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Sounds good tho doesn’t it? For his constituents.

  • maybeperfect

    Why can’t he ask about the deliberate crashing of the commodities market which needed a distraction so the manipulators could pull the wool over without causing any undue concern? Or how about asking why his agents now find it acceptable to execute potential witnesses?

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      He’s not thinking about that at all.

    • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

      Yep the biggest gold smash in many years was on April 11th as I recall, and before you could get your head around it the marathon massacre.

      Guess what? Gold is alive and well, and equities are looking into the abyss, not to mention bonds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.thiesen.908 Brian Thiesen

    We are watching every single email and phone call of everyone… just not anyone who kills anyone!

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Yes. and you know how things gt taken out of context and spun. Try explaining yourself out of one of those conversations or emails.Lotsaruck.

  • http://www.911Blogger.com/ Orangutan.

    BBC Panorama link Boston bomber to 9/11 Truth: “The programme discovered that Tamerlan Tsarnaev possessed articles which argued that both 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing were government conspiracies”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23541341

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Well it’s is certain that the govt turned both of them into a Debordian SPECTACLE to control the narrative.

  • Helios

    Already in the months and even the couple of years leading up to 9/11, the U.S. intelligence and law enforcements agencies were keeping secrets and showed themselves utterly unable to communicate and cooperate. Apparently, the 9/11 Commission’s exhortations (in its report) that an end be put to these bizarre and infantile practices of secrecy (“it’s mine!”) has had not one iota of an effect on these paranoid and thuggish organizations.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      It’s part of capitalistic mentality. If you share you lose the credit. Someone will definitely run with it. Having had my research stolen by my office mate who got a career off it, I know how this works. I was never meant to be cooperative with him, to tell him anything until I was ready to cash in.Research works this way, business works this way. Look how secret Jobs was at Apple with new products. Why would anyone think the FBI or CIA would share with the ignorant masses of police and state investigators.

      When the FBI interrogates a suspect they are no required by law to state Miranda. The Boston police were. Why they were so furious. They wanted control of the case. It’s all about case jurisdiction. Kids in classrooms don’t share anymore. It affects their performance on the stats. They are taught early to do this, that it’s to their advantage.

      We teach our children to tell the truth. Then when Snowden tells the truth, he is hunted like an animal.What message does this send for our children. Most of them will get it the next time an adult preaches at them to stop lying or tell the truth or share with your friends, etc. Capitalism preempts moral laws.

      • http://proudprimate.com Proud Primate

        Joel Bakan – the corporation is psychopathic

        Kids in class – a zero-sum game

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