The Boston Marathon Bombings and the CIA

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sibel Edmonds, I encourage you to take a minute to familiarize yourself with her and her case. She is an FBI whistleblower who was called the most gagged person in the US by the ACLU. She accused members of government and the intelligence community of treason, intentionally leaking information to foreign governments, and even selling nuclear secrets. Due to her gag order, she posted the pictures of the worst offenders on her website, with no names.

The first man in the third group is Graham E. Fuller, who was a top CIA official. Fuller is an expert on Islamic extremism and Russian minorities, like Chechens. He wrote an article that “unintentionally” led to the Iran-contra affair. After his CIA career, he went to work for RAND corporation. He also advised the FBI to allow Fetullah Gulen into the country, despite the fact that Gulen was wanted in Turkey for trying to overthrow the Turkish government and replace it with an Islamist government.

Gulen was caught on video describing this plot to infiltrate the Turkish government, causing him to flee the country:

“You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they (the followers) must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere. (…) You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power (…) Until that time, any step taken would be too early — like breaking an egg without waiting the full 40 days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside.”

In this Washington Post article, a former Turkish intelligence chief describes the Gulen movement as a cover for the CIA, saying the movement harbored 130 CIA agents. Fuller says he has “no concrete personal knowledge whatsoever about this” but his “instincts” tell him it’s wrong. Well that’s convincing. He goes on to describe how he wrote a letter to the FBI telling them that Gulen was not a threat and should be allowed into the country:

“What I did do,” Fuller explained, “was write a letter to the FBI in early 2006 …at a time when Gulen’s enemies were pressing for his extradition to Turkey from the U.S. In the post 9/11 environment, they began spreading the word that he was a dangerous radical. In my statement to the FBI I offered my views…that I did not believe he posed a security threat of any kind to the U.S. I still believe that today, as do a large body of scholars on contemporary Islam.

So what has any of this got to do with the Boston Marathon bombing? As it turns out, this CIA expert on Chechen terrorism just happened to be living with the uncle of the Tsarnaev brothers at one time. His daughter, Samantha, was married to Ruslan Tsarni. I highly recommend you read Daniel Hopsicker’s article in the previous link.

Of course no mainstream media outlet touched this story, and the ones that did downplayed it. This headline from Gawker reads “Ex-CIA Agent Denies Rumors of Ties to Ruslan Tsarnaev,” yet the very first pargraph reads:

Fuller’s daughter, Samantha, was married to Ruslan from the mid-to-late 1990’s, before divorcing. Ruslan lived with the retired CIA officer in Maryland for a year, but Fuller saw no interest in politics, policy, or the CIA, from Ruslan. “Like all Chechens, Ruslan was very concerned about his native land, but I saw no particular involvement in politics,” Fuller wrote in an email to Al-Monitor.

The uncle of the only Chechen terrorists to carry out an attack on American soil just happens to be living with a top CIA expert on Chechen terrorism? You’d think that would warrant a mention or two.

Even stranger, uncle Ruslan and Graham Fuller operated a business out of his house which was dealing with a known al-Qaeda front, Benevolence International. Congress of Chechen International was registered to Ruslan Tsarni, using Graham Fuller’s home address.

Benevolence International was an al-Qaeda front based in Saudi Arabia, posing as a nonprofit group. A federal investigation led to it being labeled as a terrorist group by the UN and US government. This document from a US federal court shows a link between Benevolence and Ruslan Tsarni’s company. Benevolence International was supporting Chechen extremists, and the founder reportedly had close ties to Osama bin Laden.

Aside from dealing with al-Qaeda fronts, living with the CIA expert on Chechen terrorism, and being the uncle of the Boston bombers, Ruslan Tsarni had an interesting past. He worked under USAID, which is known throughout the world as a CIA front, and has been kicked out of several countries for that very reason. Before that, he worked for energy companies and was even a Halliburton contractor.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.


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