Authorities believe neither brother, both Russian-born ethnic Chechens, had links to terror groups...officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
No ties to terrorist groups ? That was quick. The investigation has barely begun.
I have to wonder, though, why authorities believe the bomber brothers have no ties to terrorist groups...despite the fact that the FBI was warned by Russia two years ago that the older bomber brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had become radicalized. The Russians said Tamerlan engaged in "suspicious activities" while in the Caucusas region, which the Russians observed in the course of monitoring militant Islamic groups. The FBI interviewed the Tsarnaevs, but claimed it found no evidence of terrorist ties.
Um, okay, but wouldn't any of THIS be considered evidence of terrorist ties ?
Tamerlan Tsarnaev attended services at a radical mosque in Dagestan. That's how he came under the suspicion of the Russians. Here is some further information from the Russians:
the FBI said it had received information from an unidentified “foreign government” that Tsarnaev was “a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared … to join unspecified underground groups.”
No evidence of terrorist ties ?
And then there's this:
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