The investigation into the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon has officially named the mother of the two bombing suspects, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva a “person of interest.” On Friday, April 26, two United States lawmakers revealed that Tsarnaeva was on a CIA terrorist watch list 18 months prior to the bombing massacre.
Fox News is reporting that bombing investigators travelled to Dagestan, Russia where Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s parents live. The purpose of the trip is to investigate Tamerlan’s trip to Russia early last year and to further delve into the practices and life of their mother, Zubeidat.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has been all over the news since Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed a week ago and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured. Tsarnaeva makes no secret of the fact that she is claiming that her son’s were “set up” and that the bombing massacre that killed three people and injured 264 was nothing but a staged incident, a “show” of the United States government.
The investigation has revealed that both Zubeidat and her oldest son, Tamerlan grew increasingly militant when it came to their Muslim faith. As Tamerlan became more radical in his thinking and beliefs he found himself in the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE).
TIDE is a classified intelligence database that contains between 500,000 and a million names. It was the CIA who requested that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother be added to TIDE after Russia warned the United States of their potential links to terrorism.
According to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee spoke with reporters regarding Zubeidat. Ruppersberger stated, “She is a person of interest that we’re looking at to see if she helped radicalize her son or had contacts with other people or other terrorist groups.”
The chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas reported that it is believed that she encouraged Tamerlan Tsarnaev to pursue Islamic extremism. “The mother in my judgment has a role in his radicalization process in terms of her influence over him and fundamental views of Islam.”
In Zubeidat’s press conference on Thursday when she alleged that all the “blood” on the sidewalk where the bombing occurred was actually paint she was hysterical and manic. She stated, “I would prefer not to live in America now”, as she wildly waved her hands around. “Why did I even go there? Why?”
“I thought America was going to protect us, our kids. It is going to be safe. But it happened, America took my kids away from me. Only America.”
Her youngest son, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is currently imprisoned at the Federal Medical Center Devens near Boston. He has been answering investigators questions this week and confirmed that he and his brother Tamerlan were the ones responsible for the bombing and no one else was involved.
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