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Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI policies toward Islamism hampered probe into Boston bombers
The Washington Times ^ | 4/23/2013 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 04/24/2013 3:42:19 PM PDT by markomalley

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts.

The FBI revealed last week that it was warned by a foreign government in 2011 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed Friday, was tied to “radical Islam” but the FBI was unable to confirm the links.

“The fact is religion has been expunged from counterterrorism training,” said Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism specialist with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “The FBI can’t talk about Islam and they can’t talk about jihad.”

Added Patrick S. Poole, another counterterrorism specialist, about FBI policies on Islam: “I have zero doubt it affected their investigation of Tsarnaev.”

A U.S. official said FBI policies of playing down Islamic links to terrorism resulted in the FBI not identifying Tsarnaev, 26, or his brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was charged with last week’s bombing, as Islamist terrorists.

Instead, the FBI is limiting its description of the two men as ethnic Chechens who became “radicalized” prior to the April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than 200 injured in the attack using two homemade bombs placed in pressure cookers and remotely detonated.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: animalfarm; coddle; domesticterrorism; fbi; islam; jihadinamerica; kerrylegacy; nationalsecurity; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; orwelliannightmare; pc; politicalcorrectness; proislamist; surrender; waronterror

1 posted on 04/24/2013 3:42:19 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

....another promotion and possible early retirement coming soon...


2 posted on 04/24/2013 3:46:06 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: markomalley
"I will side with....

And we crucified Nixon over Watergate??

3 posted on 04/24/2013 3:46:07 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

“Jihad” just means “my struggle” , you know. /sarc


4 posted on 04/24/2013 3:46:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I assume it was Clinton who initiated the process of converting the FBI from a law enforcement organization to a politically correct social outreach entity.

Two decades later it appears to be reaching completion.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 3:50:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: markomalley

How could the Russians KNOW about an upcoming
“workplace accident”?

When will there be accountability in DC?


6 posted on 04/24/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Sacajaweau

“...And we crucified Nixon over Watergate??...”

Wellllll ... not really “we”...

That would Dems.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 3:52:50 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: All
JUST SAY IT LAWMAN: Obama/Holder issued a hands-off policy.

And here's Kerry's "credentials," presented to Ohaha when the Secy of State job became available.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 3:54:16 PM PDT by Liz
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To: markomalley

THE UNITED WEST-SEMINAR JULY 24, 2012 - THE FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD SESSION

The American West, a group led by Tom Trento, held a seminar on the threat to the United States by Islamists, specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood, with a series of sessions led by Tom Trento and John Guandolo, former Marine and FBI Agent of 12 years.

This is an excellent series. Each video is approximately 2 hours long. There are two more videos to follow. COPY these videos and distribute it to all your church members, friends and family.

1st: http://youtu.be/qxP6dJL0G4A

2nd : http://youtu.be/fCa5zm8i0Ks

3rd: http://youtu.be/hNaqA_DmrM0

Andrew McCarthy on the Muslim Brotherhood and huma Abadin and hillary
1:30 minutes
http://youtu.be/AjY9xKd0EGU

The sister in-law of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of England, Lauren Booth, is now a Muslim and here she is at a Mosque in California:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yNlOVQ4R2U

The Muslim Brotherhood in America, 10 part series, exposing Islamist influence in the United States, including such persons as Grover Norquist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul2hpEOngyo&list=SPF834C7965BEA6BCC&feature=plcp

Frank Gaffney, the Center for Security policy
https://www.facebook.com/#!/securefreedom

Steve Coughlin, on Islam and the West, the Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhZe7eZK4dw&feature=bf_prev&list=SP4C29D87AA600650F

Bill Warner on Islam
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bill+Warner+Islam%2C+long&lclk=long

GLENN BECK
The Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcPIaEVrS8U&list=UUfwzGhe9U4UnbYl60Tud9ww&index=3

EGYPTIAN NEWSPAPER SAYS OBAMA ADMINSTRATION IS INFILTRATED BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/010913-640022-infiltration-by-muslim-brotherhood-worse-than-thought.htm


9 posted on 04/24/2013 3:55:28 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: Liz
From Whitey Bulger's release by the FBI giving
him an license to kill (he says) to this to
Kerry's preknowledge of the 911 Atrocities, this
is getting far beyond simple treason to the
murder of the entire United States of America.

Kerry failed to act on pre-9/11 tip

10 posted on 04/24/2013 3:57:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: markomalley
too busy making little girls cry at airports and making amputees take off their prosthetic.....

I mean, they gots important things to do our govt people....

11 posted on 04/24/2013 4:02:18 PM PDT by cherry
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To: nascarnation
Perhaps it would be a good idea to get it right the next time. These bastards want to kill all of us and we are afraid to hurt their feelings. This PC crap never works with dedicated killers.
12 posted on 04/24/2013 4:03:28 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks for posting the links.

I was looking for the guy (I don’t think it’s Trento) that had worked with the US military and was not allowed to present jihadi info or history of islamic crazies.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 4:06:11 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: RaceBannon

You got it !!!

Stephen Coughlin.

Thanks again.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 4:08:37 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: markomalley
The officials said the problem is that most field agents understand the nature of the threat but have been hamstrung by policies imposed by senior FBI leaders who are acting under orders of political appointees in the Obama administration, including Islamic advisers to the White House. The policies have prevented the FBI from conducting aggressive counterterrorism investigations of Islamic radicals or those who are in the process of being radicalized.

Four are dead and more than two hundred wounded and those policies, more than anything else, are the direct reason that the Marathon bombings happened.

15 posted on 04/24/2013 4:10:31 PM PDT by Will88
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To: markomalley
"The fact is religion has been expunged from counterterrorism training"

Not much counter-terriorism work going on then, is there?

16 posted on 04/24/2013 4:22:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

And who, at the top of the chain is directly responsible for administration-wide and agency-wide complacency for NOT wanting to “rush to judgement” on Islam or Muslims?: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!


17 posted on 04/24/2013 4:36:28 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Paladin2

To your points regarding how we deal with Islamic terrorist.

I recommended watching all these videos, however to the point of the issue, at approx. 4:45 he hits the “post-modern”, “politically correct” leftist alliance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsArto3UVT0&list=SP4C29D87AA600650F


18 posted on 04/24/2013 4:45:01 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: nascarnation
I assume it was Clinton who initiated the process of converting the FBI from a law enforcement organization to a politically correct social outreach entity.

I think, more accurately, it was the "Gorelick Wall" against information sharing that was put up during the Clinton administration to prevent the FBI, CIA, and NSA from discovering the illegal campaign funds coming from China and the missile secrets going back.

That laid the foundation for politicizing the FBI, but at the time I don't think it was for political outreach. If it was, it was to China, not Islam.

-PJ

19 posted on 04/24/2013 4:52:43 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: markomalley

If this government wasn’t so focused on demonizing the Tea Party, traditional marriage, and pro-life movements, maybe they could focus on the genuine threats to safety, well-being, and liberity of this nation’s citizens.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Liz

In 2004, Presidential Candidate John F. Kerry said we would have to learn to accept a nuisance level of terrorism.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 4:58:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nascarnation
I assume it was Clinton who initiated the process of converting the FBI from a law enforcement organization to a politically correct social outreach entity.

Well Bill Clinton DID send the FBI on a wild goosechase in the late 1990s investigating a non-existent "rash of racist arson cases against Southern black churches" all while the 9-11 hijackers were overstaying their visa and learning to fly (but not land) airplanes.

22 posted on 04/24/2013 5:01:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“it was the “Gorelick Wall””

Nooooo,, thats impossible. The 9/11 commission investigated that. In fact, Gorelick HERSELF was on the commission. I’m sure if she did anything wrong, she would have brought it to their attention./

Then she made 26 million from Fannie Mae where she was vice chairman with no business or financial education at all. She did nothing wrong there either./


23 posted on 04/24/2013 5:09:55 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: RaceBannon

Ping ling for later viewing


24 posted on 04/24/2013 5:21:01 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: markomalley
The terrorists were probably part of the NASA muslim outreach project.
25 posted on 04/24/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: RaceBannon

Placemark EXCELLENT video watch list


26 posted on 04/24/2013 5:44:15 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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27 posted on 04/24/2013 6:37:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: markomalley

The FBI hasn’t been worth a shiite since J. Edgar Hoover. For whatever faults he had he was an AMERICAN who tried to protect this country.

The commielibs took over the fedgov in the 1970’s and its been downhill ever since.

The only thing the Fumbling Bumbling Idiots are good for now is holding press conferences after the fact explaining what a good job they’ve done capturing a perp some private citizen identified for them.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 8:15:16 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: markomalley

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-naked-man-mystery-role-in-boston-2013-4


29 posted on 04/24/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama is a Muslim Jihadist. There Is no doubt anymore.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 11:17:24 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: a fool in paradise

Didn’t Kerry brag he was a marathoner? (/snix))


31 posted on 04/25/2013 4:12:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Zeneta
Thanks for the link(s)!

I'm amazed that these youtube videos have so few views.

32 posted on 04/25/2013 8:33:23 AM PDT by Paladin2
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