Video: Napolitano Now Admits Saudi Student Once a ‘Person of Interest’ Put on Watchlist… and Then Taken Off?
JoshuaPundit: The coverup continues on the Saudi ‘person of interest’ implicated in the Boston Marathon bombings,Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a Saudi national with major connections to al-Qaeda.
Today, during a hearing on immigration policy, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and caught some questions from Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, asking about the fact that Alharbi was on the terrorist watch list.
“Before the [Tsarnaev] brothers became the focus of the investigation, authorities questioned a Saudi student who reportedly was on a terror watchlist,” said Grassley, “…if so, how did he obtain a student visa?”
Her answer is absolutely astounding:
“He was not on a watchlist. What happened is — this student was, really when you back it out, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was never a subject. He was never even really a person of interest. Because he was being interviewed, he was at that point put on a watchlist, and then when it was quickly determined he had nothing to do with the bombing, the watch listing status was removed.”
Aside from contradicting herself in the above paragraph – was he on a watch list or was he not? – the Secretary is also not being truthful about Alharbi’s status it turns out that Alharbi was on the no-fly list and the highest level terrorist warning status, yet he was allowed into the country on a student visa with no vetting.
Not only that, but Alharbi’s visa stated that he was a student at a college in Ohio he never attended, while in fact he was living in an apartment in Revere, a suburb of Boston. And there’s evidence that someone attempted to delete the report on him, (known as an incident report ) and later attempted to to delete it.
Glenn Beck over at the Blaze has more, here, and I suggest you watch it.
“Full disclosure – I’ve found Glenn Beck to be over the top and factually challenged on occasion, but I think he’s right on the money this time, and a lot of what he’s saying conforms to what I’m hearing from my own sources.” … Joshua Pundit.
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Somewhere along the way we lost our common sense and ability (or interest) to connect the dots!
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