UPDATE: TheBlaze is now reporting the Saudi Arabian government has formally denied sharing any information, written or otherwise, with the United States regarding Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In a statement, the Saudi embassy said:
“The Saudi government had no prior information about the Boston bombers. Therefore, it is not true that any information, written or otherwise, was passed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or any other US agency in this regard. The Saudi government also does not have any record of any application by Tamerlan Tsarnaev for any visa to Saudi Arabia.”
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the White House had already denied receiving any information regarding Tsarnaev or the Boston Marathon bombing from the Saudi government.
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We already know that Russia tried to warn us (on multiple occasions) of the potential radicalization of the Tsarnaev brothers. And this morning we found out Saudi Arabia may also have tried to alert the U.S. government to the national security threat the older brother, Tamerlan, posed.
As news about the Tsarnaev brothers continues to emerge, it seems Russia may not have been the only foreign nation to warn the United States that the older brother, Tamerlan, was a potential security risk. A senior Saudi government official told Daily Mail that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012. According to the source, the letter was pertaining to Tsarnaev and potential terror threats.
The report was allegedly “very specific” and warned the U.S. government that “something was going to happen in a major U.S. city.”
The Department of Homeland Security and the White House have both categorically denied ever having seen or received such a report from the Saudi Arabians.
“It's just another exciting day with some developments that definitely did not happen with Saudi Arabia. Pay no attention to Saudi Arabia, they are a dear, dear, close wonderful, almost like family kind of relationship country to us,” Glenn said sarcastically to open the radio show this morning.
“So somehow or another, Saudi Arabia knew about this guy, but we didn't. We had no idea,” he continued. “The Saudi warning was separate from the multiple red flags raised by the Russians. And this one was based on human intelligence developed independently by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied entry of the elder Tsarnaev brother when he hoped to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.”
We can all remember the days following the Boston Marathon bombing, when the FBI went on TV with photos of Tamerlan and Dzokar Tsarnaev practically begging the public to help them identify the brothers. But we have since learned we had warning from the Russians and Saudi Arabians, in addition to the FBI having personally looked into Tamerlan in 2011, and yet we still are led to believe the FBI had no idea who these men were.
“Is anybody else insulted by this,” Glenn asked.
The answer, sadly, seems to be NO. “It doesn't make any sense. You're being lied to from top to bottom,” Glenn said.
For those Back to the Future fans out there, Glenn compared this moment to the steam train in Back to the Future Part III. “Remember when they get on the steam train,” he asked. “And they have to hit these certain marks and have to be going a certain speed, otherwise, the train tracks end and the train goes off and they don't go back to the year 1985? That's kind of like where we are now.”
Unfortunately, when our train goes off the bridge, the implications are far worse than zooming back to 1985. “We end up in the canyon,” Glenn said. “We don't zoom back to 1985, even though that would be pretty sweet. Ronald Reagan would still be president. Instead, we just go off into the canyon.”
“But there is a mile marker that we have hit,” he concluded. “And it's not only just the Saudi Arabians and our denial and our press.”
This story has been updated.