FBI hunting large sleeper cell connected to Boston bombers
The Mirror News reports:
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.
A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come.”
Two friends of thhe bombers were arrested on immigration violations yesterday — but maybe for other reasons, as well –and it is unclear if these two are the ones mentioned in the Mirror article. One of the friends owned a car with vanity plates on it: “Terrorista #1.” Both of those arrested are Muslim. They were originally taken in for questioning on Friday, along with a female, then released and re-arrested the following morning.
On that Saudi National who was injured in the bombing, questioned, and had his apartment searched, and was going to be deported and then isn’t being deported: Walid Shoebat has an article up showing that he comes from a family with literally a dozen family members convicted of terrorism and active membership in Al Qaeda. Check Shoebat’s website, as he has a number of other articles on this Saudi National who had his scheduled deportation canceled and got a personal visit in the hospital from Michelle Obama.