The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Saudi Arabia warned the US in writing about Tamerlan Tsarnaev as recently as last year. Make no mistake: These warnings were separate from those transmitted by Russia, and Saudi Arabia denied Tsarnaev permission to make a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Saudis' warning to the U.S. government was also shared with the British government. 'It was very specific’ and warned that 'something was going to happen in a major U.S. city,' the Saudi official said during an extensive interview.
It 'did name Tamerlan specifically,' he added. The 'government-to-government' letter, which he said was sent to the Department of Homeland Security at the highest level . . .
Not surprisingly, the Obama administration is denying such a letter was ever received.
So will the press investigate? It's revealing that this report has appeared in a British paper, rather than an American one. But imagine the feeding frenzy had it come to light that the US received such a written warning about the 9/11 terrorists. Hysteria would reign.