Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

US secret services should have listened to Russian counterparts


The U.S. continues to investigate the Boston attack, in which the Tsarnaev brothers act as prime suspects. The men's parents live in Dagestan, a republic in Russia's south.

U.S. investigators have contacted their Russian counterparts for cooperation. In the near future, diplomats of the United States in Russia are going to hold a meeting with Zubeydat Tsarnaev and her husband in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan. Officials will speak to the parents of the suspects in an attempt to understand the intentions of their children, who are suspected of arranging explosions in Boston, hijacking a car and murdering a police officer on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Meanwhile, many people do not tend to believe the story of the two loners who managed to fool the police and secret services.

The head of Media Union, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Valery Fadeyev, said that the FBI was trying to justify itself for its  own failure.

"According to media reports, Russian security services turned to U.S. services about the Tsarnaev brothers, so they had some thoughts on those people. If they were the two loners, not connected with anyone, how could secret services learn about them? Russian security services had placed the inquiry not only due to the fact that the Tsarnaev brothers came from the North Caucasus, apparently, they had some information.

"And when the U.S. side says that they have no evidence to prove that the perpetrators were linked to someone, it looks pretty weird. I think there may be a very simple explanation. U.S. intelligence agencies missed the terrorist attack and are now trying to justify themselves. That is, it is quite possible that there are purely bureaucratic reasons there."

Deputy Director of the Institute of the CIS, Vladimir Zharikhin, supports this view.

"First of all, in our times there are no plausible stories related to terrorism. Secondly, it's too late now. The Americans should have listened to their Russian partners, who addressed to them. The Americans ignored them, as it turns out. Generally, if Russian special services turn to American secret services, then there is the most extreme need for it. Therefore, they should have listened rather than go to Dagestan to find out something there after the fact. I do not believe conspiracy theories that say that the Tsarnaev brothers were hired as artists for the performance."