EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia 'warned the United States IN WRITING about Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012'
Posted 5/1/2013 5:19:00 AM

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written  warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S.  Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts  killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government  official with direct knowledge of the document.

The Saudi warning, the official told  MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian  intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed  independently in Yemen.

Citing security concerns, the Saudi  government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December  2011, when he hoped to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the source said. Tsarnaev's  plans to visit Saudi Arabia have not been previously disclosed.

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The Saudis' warning to the U.S. government  was also shared with the British government. 'It was very specific’ and warned  that 'something was going to happen in a major U.S. city,' the Saudi official  said during an extensive interview.

It 'did name Tamerlan specifically,' he  added. The 'government-to-government' letter, which he said was sent to the  Department of Homeland Security at the highest level, did not name Boston or  suggest a date for his planned attack.




Posted By: Todd Jeffries  

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