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  •  The FBI should have tracked Tamerlan... (0+ / 0-)

    ...because Russia warned us about him.  

    How many anti-abortion activists have had a warning filed about them from a foreign country to the United States government?    

    Our problem with mass murder incidents, is that there are warnings, and we are not responding.  

    It's not about looking for a needle in a haystack.  It's about having a process to respond after we have already been warned.

    Police visited the home of Jared Loughner and asked the family to hide the guns.

    James Holmes' psychiatrist warned campus police that he was potentially dangerous.

    Russia warned the U.S. about Tamerlan.

    You don't have to search the entire internet.   Just respond when we receive the warning.

    •  going to disagree (0+ / 0-)

      We do not know the nature of the Russian warning.  IF It was that he was looking at websites, that by itself does not warrant more than the interview, particularly given how the Russian government has tended to demonize Chechens.

      IT used to be that anyone who visited the Soviet Union was interviewed by the FBI.  NOwadays there is so much travel that you need far more than that.  ANd after all, both of his parents were in Russia, which gave him a legitimate reason for going over.  

      Now if the Russians tracked him in Russia and had more information, why didn't they pass that on to the FBI, if they were so concerned about him?

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:42:27 AM PDT

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