Tamerlan Tsarnaev drove a C-Class Mercedes-Benz when he lived on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. How did he afford such a nice car? The answer, speculates a recent issue of the National Enquirer, is that Tamerlan belonged to a secret group of “sleeper cell” jihadists dwelling in the U.S. and received ample funding. Tamerlan’s boxing career was just a cover, allowing him to travel and scout potential terror sites, theorizes National Enquirer.
The Rasputin handler of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was allegedly someone known to the Tsarnaev family as “Misha.” Christian Caryl, a “cut-out” between the public and a supposed Misha, says that Misha’s full name is Mikhail Allakhverdov and he lives in a modest apartment in Rhode Island. The mainstream “news” has shown a remarkable lack of interest in pursuing this possible lead. The New York Review of Books, which published Caryl’s apparent scoop, has promised a further update on the Tsarnaev family and the Chechen and Russian community in Boston. (Background: “Misha Disappears!”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of May 3, 2013)
Gennady Napadensky and Victoria Poupko, a Massachusetts couple from the former Soviet Union, have been professional associates of Sergei, elder brother of Mikhail Allakhverdov. Gennady Napadensky reportedly first met “Misha” at a Russian bookstore in Brookline, Massachusetts about 8 years ago. Victoria Poupko has worked as a human rights activist on behalf of persecuted ethnic minorities from the former Soviet Union. Poupko said she saw Mikhail Allakhverdov in a car with a Chechen once, but she did not know who it was. (“Associates of Allakhverdov family puzzle over ‘Misha’ claims”, by Laura Rozen. “The Back Channel” web site, April 29, 2013)
Certain “hawks” in the United States used to see Chechen rebels as “freedom fighters.” Prominent neocons such as Bill Kristol, who sits on the board of the Chechens’ principal US propaganda outfit, the American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus (formerly the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya), backed the Chechen cause from the get-go. To “hawks” in both the Democrat and Republican parties, the Chechen rebels were just cuddly “nationalists” rebelling against a Russia that had gone “fascist.” (“Chechens and American Hawks, an Interesting Alliance”, by Scott McConnell. The American Conservative, April 24, 2013)
In Syria, the U.S. also supports “cuddly” dissidents seeking to overthrow the legitimate government of Dr. Bashar al-Assad.
After the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur, Richard Falk, suggested the vicious bombings were “blowback” from “the American global domination project.” This term “blowback” was first used by the so-called “community” of U.S. intelligence to generally describe losing control of its former assets. For example, the U.S. government played a central role in fomenting radical Islamism in Afghanistan before and during the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s. From this fomentation later arose Osama bin Laden. It was “blowback”: the covert warriors of CIA had lost control of an asset.
The close ties between the US foreign policy establishment and Chechen Islamist forces form a critical part of the background to the Boston bombings, according to Andrea Peters, writing for the World Socialist Web Site. In Syria, “Chechen Islamists play a major role” in the attempted overthrow of that nation’s government. (“New questions on Boston bombing suspects’ ties to US intelligence”, by Andrea Peters. wsws.org, April 29, 2013)
Many intricate avenues lead out from the nucleus of Boston, April 15th. But all this is probably too complicated for most Americans. Millions of Americans think that Chechnya is part of Czechoslovakia! And millions of Americans have already decided the Boston bombings are “case closed” and that “Misha” is not worth looking into.