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As more and more details emerge surrounding the lives of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it appears that Russia may have had very good reason to ask the United States authorities to investigate the now-deceased older brother back in 2011...and explains why her mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, may be so adamant about denying her children's involvement in the horrific acts of terrorism!
According to new reports, authorities in Russia recorded a conversation between Tamerlan and his mom "vaguely discussing" Jihad, and although there was no mention of attacking the United States, they did talk about him going to Pakistan to join up with militant groups!
Furthermore, Zubeidat was also revealed to be sending text messages about her son being "ready to die for Islam!"
Both were put into a database that aggregates those possibly affiliated with terrorism, and as it's already been reported, further efforts to respond to Russia's request for an investigation were left by the wayside after no follow-up information was provided!
Obviously, even with the concerns Russia uncovered back then, there was no way anyone could have anticipated what this young man would go on to do.
We just hope that the information authorities are uncovering now will help them to enact measures that can prevent tragedies like this one from occurring in the future.
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