Tsarnaev Brothers had a CIA Connection

tamerlan_tsarnaev--525x415Dave Lindorff is a veteran investigative reporter, a columnist for CounterPunch, and a contributor to Businessweek, The Nation, Extra! and Salon.com. Here he writes for his This Can’t Be Happening! blog:

Let’s do a little exercise. Forget nationalities and identities for a moment.

Imagine you are a police detective investigating a horrific bombing in your city — one in which several people were killed and hundreds were injured. You have a captured suspect whom you are sure was one of the bombers, and another was killed in a shootout, but both are young and not very sophisticated.

They might have acted alone, of course, but knowing how these things work, you are also looking for leads to try to determine who else might have been involved, and especially who might have been behind the incident.

As it happens, your two suspects are immigrants. They were brought to your country at a young age by parents who were refugees seeking asylum from a region of the world riven by civil war, brutal repression by a larger power, and that was a breeding ground for terrorists who had been known to have launched terrible attacks against civilians, including schools and full movie theaters in that larger power.

Now supposing you discovered that the national intelligence agency of a rival nation to that larger power had actually provided support to the terrorists that were attacking it, and that, moreover, the two young men who were your suspects were related to an uncle who had for three years been married to the daughter of a top member of that intelligence agency — the latter a man who had had a long history of active involvement in that agency’s major covert operations.

Wouldn’t you be deeply suspicious about the nature of the connections between the two young men and this intelligence agency? Of course you would!

Well, let’s put some names to this scenario…

[continues at This Can’t Be Happening!]


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27 Comments on "Tsarnaev Brothers had a CIA Connection"

  1. In this case follow the money.

    • Geoff Henry | May 8, 2013 at 12:12 am |

      Always…unfortunately that leads to us tax payers. Tax strike anyone? Better yet, let’s learn from GE and oil exploration to get tax rebates.

      • Apathesis | May 8, 2013 at 6:54 am |

        Hopefully this event will convince Beacon Hill that the state desperately needs EBT and welfare reform.

    • ALWAYS follow the money.

  2. Very interesting . . . and yet anther reason to doubt the official narrative.

  3. I’ve been writing about this for a week. Why do you guys need to wait for David Lindorff in order to cover it?

    Censored: Uncle Ruslan Tsarni May Have Funded Terrorists

    Tsarnaev Uncle – CIA Connected??? #bostonbombing #tsarnaev
    Posted: April 28, http://wp.me/pwAWe-1Do

  4. This one has appeared odd from the get go. With the mother and father talking about strange things, and the odd things the Uncle had to say. Of course I do not have first hand experience of this kind of thing. I cannot control it, so I let it go.

    • Apathesis | May 8, 2013 at 6:59 am |

      My coworkers were calling for the execution of the parents just because the mother expressed her opinion and thought the whole thing was a setup.

      These were the same idiots who thought it was machine guns in the shootout.

      • Anne Cult of Personality may have something to do with people ignorantly wishing for totalitarian actions.

        • Apathesis | May 9, 2013 at 7:32 am |

          How the hell did I get down-voted? It seems we have a troll here who has a hard-on for down-voting as of late.

          One guy certainly votes Republican. The other one is just a moron.

  5. BuzzCoastin | May 8, 2013 at 1:36 am |

    the funny thing is
    the CIA doesn’t actually exist
    it’s kinda like Big Homelander’s version of The Dread Pirate Roberts
    a franchise brand name from criminal elements to use
    to generate financial profits
    so yeah, the CIA was involved
    but which franchisee and what profit motive
    that wee can only speculate

    • Apathesis | May 8, 2013 at 6:52 am |

      Nice reference to The Princess Bride. I’m ashamed I didn’t recognize it.

    • Well said. An up vote was just not enough on this one.

    • moremisinformation | May 9, 2013 at 1:47 am |

      It could be argued that the franchise just has one location for profits. I mean, the CIA was started by Wall Street lawyers. What do lawyers know about foreign intelligence and what would Wall Street do with that service anyway? Nope. Stumped me.

  6. BuzzCoastin | May 8, 2013 at 1:56 am |

    if you read the full article
    you’ll see he’s got Gary Webb’s level of detail
    about CIA & FBI complicity in illegal activities

    where do you think this is gonna go?
    Gary committed suicide by shooting himself in the head

  7. BrianApocalypse | May 8, 2013 at 9:41 am |

    “Tsarnaev Brothers had a CIA Connection” is a nice catchy title.

    It wouldn’t be quite so catchy if it was titled, “Tsarnaev Brothers Uncle’s Ex-Wife’s Dad was in the CIA a decade before they got married.”

    • You forget to mention that you do not quit/leave the Intelligence Services.

      And, if you do a little reading on the history of intelligence operations you will see that there are no coincidences in that arena, ever.

      • BrianApocalypse | May 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm |

        That’s certainly a popular notion about the CIA, there doesn’t seem to
        be much evidence for it outside of conspiracy theory and fiction though.

        The concepts you describe imply a level of super-competence which makes it kind of absurd that they would leave such a clear link dangling for any member of the public to discover if it was of any significance.

        And even if all that is true, it’s such a weak link being described here that I’m not sure it even qualifies as ‘coincidence.’

  8. A lot of Russian and Eastern European immigrants near the time of Soviet collapse in the US who have minor CIA connections. The CIA and State Dept. brought hundreds of thousands who had been in the military / weapons production in the former Soviet Republics to the US along with their families.

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