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After every terror plot since 9/11, officials rushed to calm the public by saying the plotters were not directly working for al Qaeda or another known organization. They used phrases like “one off,” an “isolated extremist” or, in the Boston case, “self-radicalized” to downplay the threat.
The federal government failed for more than 48 hours to warn city officials that the alleged Boston bombers had eyed New York as their next target.
They unnecessarily put lives at risk, and we must know why.
Surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly relayed the plans to the FBI during a hospital-room interrogation stretching Saturday through Monday.
BOSTON -- The flow of information that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was providing to FBI investigators abruptly stopped when a federal magistrate judge showed up at the hospital unannounced and read him his Miranda rights, a source said Thursday.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday promised an exhaustive House inquiry into whether the FBI should have more rigorously investigated terror suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev before last week’s Boston Marathon bombing.
Two people were arrested in Canada over an al-Qaida supported plot to bomb a passenger train, Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Monday.
Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto, took several steps to pursue their plans, including watching Canada's VIA Rail trains in the greater in Toronto area, authorities said.