April 30th, 2013
08:23 AM ET

Boston probe eyes slain Canadian jihadist, source says

Federal agents are looking into possible links between dead Boston Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a Canadian boxer-turned-jihadist killed by Russian troops in 2012, a source being briefed on the investigation said Monday.

William Plotnikov and six others died in a firefight with Russian forces in the southwestern republic of Dagestan in July 2012, while Tsarnaev was visiting the region, the source said. The 23-year-old Plotnikov was born in Russia, but his family moved to Canada when he was a teenager.

The source said Plotnikov's body was prepared for burial by a local imam on July 14. Tsarnaev flew out of Dagestan two days later, arriving in New York on July 17. Investigators are looking into the possibility he left because of Plotnikov's death, the source said.

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  1. saywhat

    We lead the world and that simply & only does not need just brawn. Foresight, statesmanship and vitally a sense of history has to come into play if we want to continue taking that role. The greatness we earned was a combination of factors.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ Hamsta, you sure are one demented person yourself! Just imagine what kinds of things people could wish for you! You are just not right!

    April 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Oh and hamsta, GOD dont like ugly! And that was a VERY ugly thing you just stated!

    April 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    I feel sorry for@Hamsta
    slowly but gradually he started losing his marbles & sadly time for a strait jacket arrives.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I have not posted at all on the Netherland thread. Must have been the troll.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lmao @ saywhat yup! And a rubber room or maybe one of those big bubbles!

    April 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    I figured that out later when it had been deleted.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hamsta

    Liberals don't seem to care how much torture and pain a terrorist's victims must endure; they think torture is wrong and a terrorist deserves special rights and should not suffer regardless of how many people were injured and killed by the terrorist's actions. And you think I need a straight jacket? Maybe you need to be captured by terrorists.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      160 innocent Americans were killed by McVeigh in a horrible manner, 33 massacred in Virginia tech terror,13 school kids massacred in Columbine horror, 12 innocent folks watching a movie butchered in Colorado terror and i have not mentioned the injured, the perennially scarred.

      May 1, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Well you obviously are in namby pamby land. Or maybe the land of oz for all we know! In any case @ hamsta, youre so far out there we cant see you! Youre a classic poster child for mental healthcare!

    April 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Psychiatrists just turn people into junkies. I have four friends in rehab thanright now thanks to psychiatrists. There is nothing wrong with me, I live in the messed up world Thomas Jefferson warned you about. Can you comprehend these two quotes? "Freedom stops when those who don't work outweigh those that do work." and " Tyranny is when the citizens fear the government but freedom is when the government fears it's citizens." If you can comprehend that and aren't furious with how Obama is doing things then you need mental help.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    This country was founded by our forefathers to be a country of principles! You scream pretty loud when anyone threatens YOUR rights by those bill of rights!

    April 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      That's right, and that bill of rights does not apply to foriegn immigrant enemy combatants who commit acts of war whether or not they became a citizen. Citizenship status can be revoked for an immigrant that commits an act of war. Constitutional rights are exclusive to citizens therefore do not apply to this foriegn immigrant enemy combatant that committed an act of war. Liberals have your head twisted.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      That's right, and the bill of rights does not apply to foriegn immigrants that commit acts of war. Unless you are a citizen by birth citizenship can be revoked for certain felonies and acts of war. The bill of rights is exclusive to citizens and does not apply to non citizens. Liberals have your head twisted.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ hamsta, were you dropped on your head when you were a baby or what? I have never had the misfortune of meeting anyone as hateful as you are!

    April 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      I'm not hateful, just brutally honest. The truth cares not about your feelings.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    No youre a freak of nature! Can YOU comprehend that??? You alienate everyone as soon as you call everyone stupid if they dont think as you do! And you are hateful!

    April 30, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Could you even imagine how boring life would be if everyone thought alike??? Botsville!

    April 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    And Obama CANNOT do anything without the approval of Congress! I dont know why you are not furious with them or why you cant comprehend THAT!!!

    April 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      That's a lie, he abuses executive orders and Obamacare was rammed through in the middle of the night behind locked doors so noone could oppose.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      That's a lie! Obama has quite a record of sidestepping congress.

      April 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    I said from the beginning @ hamsta that he should be tried as a terrorist not as a civilian!! That still does not mean we should do those horrible things you stated to his family! Thats just sick and frankly beneath us not only as Americans but as human beings! If you think otherwise you belong in some 3rd world barbaric country!

    April 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
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