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On Saturday, Rep. Trey Gowdy promised that “explosive” congressional hearings over the Benghazi, Libya attacks are on the way. “There are more Benghazi hearings coming, I think they’re going to be explosive,” Gowdy said on Fox News.
Gowdy is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and says the hearings are going to be “coming quickly” and seemed to hint that the public might for the first time hear from witnesses to the September assault that left four Americans dead.
There’s a photo that shows 2 people standing beside Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in New York’s famed Times Square, whom are being held by authorities on administrative immigration violations. These 2 men have been identified as Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both citizens of Kazakhstan. They can be seen standing next to Tsarnaev in a photo believed to have been taken in April 2012 in Times Square, which authorities suspect was another of the bombers’ intended targets.
On April 20, Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov were arrested, 5 days after the attack at the marathon — at the Hidden Brook apartments by the FBI and Homeland Security in New Bedford Mass., and they are being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement at the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston because of problems relating to their student visas.
Counterterrorism experts are once again calling for tighter security on American transit lines following two would-be terrorists’ foiled plot to blow up a Toronto passenger train. Since the alleged attack which was thwarted on Canada’s transit system has shed light on the vulnerabilities that still exist in America’s commuter system and the challenges involved in keeping it safe for travelers.
“The millions of Americans who take public transportation need to be assured that everything possible is being done to ensure their security and safety,” American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Michael Melaniphy told FoxNews.com on Monday, adding that federal funding should be increased.
An official is clearing up some confusion over the fact that many believe that the Czech Republic which is a country in central europe, and Chechnya located 2000 miles away, which is a part of the Russian Federation are the same. When it was announced that the bombing brothers were of Chechen ethnicity, many thought the same who were on social media sites.
The fact is that the Czech Republic is a small, highly industrialized country of 10 million bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia with a per capita income of $27,190. Czechs are mostly Roman Catholic and Protestant.
Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia, is a smaller country of 1 million, which is largely rural and has a per capita income of about $4,300. Islam is the predominant religion in Chechnya, but there are some Russian Orthodox.
Just when many may have thought that congress was backing off of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, last year, it once again comes to the forefront. CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson reported that a number of whistleblowers had emerged to talk to the House Oversight Committee, in news that may have slipped under the radar of other emerging (and non-emerging) developments in the Boston Marathon attack story:
CBS News has learned that multiple new whistleblowers are privately speaking to investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya.
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