Misha, international man of mystery, is supposed to have been found. The red-bearded chubby intellectual exorcist who had allegedly “just took the brain” of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now supposed to have been identified as one Mikhail Allakhverdov of Rhode Island. (Background: “Strategic Leaks of the Secret Sources”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of April 30, 2013)
A “red herring” is a seemingly plausible, though ultimately irrelevant diversionary tactic. When Peter Weber, writing for The Week magazine, titles his report of April 29, 2013, “Boston bombings: Is Misha a red herring?”, is Weber saying Mikhail Allakhverdov (“Misha”) is a false trail? Or does Weber mean Mikhail Allakhverdov is not the true Misha, but a hall of mirrors duplicate who hides the true Misha?
Walter Katz, also writing for The Week magazine, had suggested that Misha may have been an FBI informant who started grooming Tamerlan for a federal sting operation before giving it up prematurely. (Background: “Mystery Man Misha and Tamerlan Tsarnaev”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of April 28, 2013)
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, says it was due to Misha that she became increasingly religious. “Zubeidat said she and Tamerlan began to turn more deeply into their Muslim faith about five years ago after being influenced by a family friend, named ‘Misha.'” (“Boston bombings: Is Misha a red herring?”, by Peter Weber)
Misha, according to Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, had been welcomed into the Tsarnaev home. However Christian Caryl at the New York Review of Books, who broke the identity of Mikhail Allakhverdov as the supposed Misha, reports that Allakhverdov was not known to have visited Tamerlan at home. (Weber, op. cit.)
So right there you have a discrepancy between two versions of Misha: Version 1 described by the Tsarnaev family (Misha visited Tsarnaev home) and Version 2 reported by Christian Caryl (Misha not known to have visited Tsarnaev home).
A photograph of Mikhail Allakhverdov might clear this up. The photo could be made public, and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and/or Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, would either say, “Yes, this is Misha,” or “No, this is not Misha.”
Anzor Tsarnaev, father of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, described the father of Misha as having been a famous gymnastics trainer. Is the elderly father of Mikhail Allakhverdov a former gymnastics trainer?
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has stated that Misha has a brother named Sergei. This Sergei, stated Anzor Tsarnaev, is a senior professor of history and made a world map. Does Mikhail Allakhverdov, the purported Misha, have a brother named Sergei who is a professor of history? (Update: A web site called “The Back Channel” reports that yes, Mikhail Allakhverdov has a brother named Sergei who is an historian.)
Did Mikhail Allakhverdov live for many years in Armenia? Misha is said to have been from Baku but became an Armenian. (Update: “The Back Channel” reports that the “Allakhverdov family–father Yuri and mother Lidiya, sons Sergei and Mikhail–moved to the United States in the 1990s from Ukraine where they lived for a few years after fleeing anti-Armenian violence in Azerbaijan.”)
What is “female DNA”? How is “female DNA” different from “male DNA”? The mainstream “news” has gone scampering after a “female DNA” story. It was supposedly found on bomb remnants from the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013. But why won’t at least some of the mass media herd go scampering over to Rhode Island and give us a photo of Mikhail Allakhverdov, who is now supposedly identified as the Misha?
“The Back Channel” (“Associates of Allakhverdov family puzzle over ‘Misha’ claims”, April 29, 2013) report carries further details on the Allakhverdov family. A connection between the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 and the release of the Magnitsky list on or about April 12, 2013 may be significant. Persons on the Magnitsky list are banned from receiving or holding visas to enter the United States. On or about April 15, 2013 Russia responded to the Magnitsky list by publishing its own blacklist of Americans banned from entering the country. The Russian Foreign Ministry released a list of 18 current or former U.S. officials on April 13 who it said “are connected to legalizing torture and unlimited detention of prisoners in the special prison at Guantanamo [and] to the arrests and kidnapping of Russian citizens in third countries and infringing on their lives and health.” Today, April 30, 2013, President Barack Obama has suddenly announced that his administration would re-engage Congress on closing the U.S. military-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay.