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The CIA Dagestan, Chechnya, Tsarnaev Nexus

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The reality in Dagestan / Chechnya is completely the opposite of what CIA-connected mouthpieces like Brian Glyn Williams and Ruslan Tsarni (Tsarnaev) tell the US public.  Of course Brian Glyn Williams is billed as a "professor," and not as a CIA-contracted field operative or as a propagandist/analyst for the CIA-connected "Jamestown Foundation."


Screen Shot by Jamestown Foundation Website (5/20/13)

The Atlantic Monthly identifies Brian Glyn Williams as, "professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where the younger suspect [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] was enrolled."   That's where the story stops for Mr. Williams in that article.   But, that is where I intend to begin here.  

Brian Glyn Williams presents himself as an historian and an "expert" in "Islamic studies."   He has traveled to Afghanistan and around Central Asia on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency to study the phenomenon of Islamic suicide bombers.   He has a website .

Williams claimed in the Huffington Post , without once mentioning his CIA connections, to have,

 "demolished the misguided notion that the outgunned, Sovietized, Sufi-mystic Chechen rebels defending their mountain homeland from the mighty Russian Federation had somehow developed a foreign policy which bizarrely led them to become the evil henchmen of the Saudi Arabian Wahhabi fundamentalist terrorist Osama Bin Laden and his Pashtun tribal Taliban allies in Afghanistan." 

Williams turns quite the phrase.   When trying to distinguish between strands of radical Islamic extremist terrorists, these distinctions can appear quite significant on the surface.   Until you see the suicide bombing scenes, the real terrorism, the frothing pledges and commitments of their charismatic emirs.   Not even Williams, our spinner of tales, can let his blanket statement above stand for too long.  

The Atlantic:

"There is a minority among the rebels that subscribe to the global view of jihad. But overall Chechens are very pro-American and pro-Western."

Keep selling it.   Isn't Al Qaeda itself a "minority?"   If we're going to blur the meanings and distinctions, then Williams' prior nitpicking over his favorite freedom fighters seems trivial.  

What Williams is doing here is nothing but damage control.   The Chechen Jihadists are ruthless terrorists, exactly as other Islamic brigades are in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere.   But, in a number of these locales the US and its spin doctors don't call them "terrorists."   They are called all manner of labels, from "Mujahadeen" to "tribesmen" to "rebels" to "freedom fighters" to "warriors" or even "democracy activists," depending on the source.   They are not democracy activists.

We have quite a can of snakes opened up here.   The New York Times just this week traveled to Dagestan and Chechnya to talk to officials there on the ground.   The mayor of Khasavyurt, where 36 policemen have been hunted down and killed since 2009, told the Times:  

"Do you know how many Tsarnaevs we have?"  

"The guerrillas recruit athletes, and five of his star pupils have risen to become insurgent commanders, or "emirs."

"In Dagestan" about 350 people were killed in fighting here in 2012""

After making the muddled case that Chechens are the good guys, Brian Glyn Williams then absurdly directs HuffPost readers over to the Chechen terrorist website, " Kavkaz Center ," the front organization of Doku Umarov .   Doku Umarov calls himself "Russia's bin Laden."

Williams recommends a Chechen terrorist website, Kavkaz Center on Huffington Post, and he still gets good billing and exposure in the media.   How could that be?   Are we not in a "war" against terrorism?   A clue to this funny state of affairs comes from Russian state media, the Voice of Russia , June 15th of 2012 :

"Kavkaz Center, a Chechen extremist website has been funded by Finland's Foreign Ministry and the US State Department, Finnish prosecutors revealed during a probe into the activities of the site's owner Mikael Storsjo. Recently, a court in Helsinki handed down a four-month suspended sentence to Storsjo for assisting Chechen terrorists to enter Finland illegally. "    

Dr. Brian Glyn Williams (CIA/Jamestown Foundation) recommends Kavkaz for a "view into their world."  

A quick click over to Kavkaz Center (5/20/13) produces this lovely story:

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