... "[Dzhokhar] was learning his Chechen identity, identifying with the diaspora and identifying with his homeland."
" "He wanted to learn more about Chechnya, who the fighters were, who the commanders were. I sort of gave him background."
--Brian Glyn Williams, in South Coast Today
Well, the commanders were, and are, Doku Umarov, Said Buryatsky and a distinguished gentleman named Shamil Basayev. Basayev arranged for 850 hostages to be taken at a theater in Moscow in 2002, demanding Russia give up the province of Chechnya and pull out. During the siege 130 civilians died and all 40 of Basayev's armed terrorists.
Some readers may not give much credence to this direct CIA connection to one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers. But this is not the only known CIA link to the Tsarnaevs. Not by a long shot. Their own uncle, Ruslan Tsarni (Tsarnaev) has an interesting bio, which would take another entire article to delve into. Luckily that article is already written . That's strike two.
And then there's that Russian / Georgian State Security report of older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev receiving "training" at the Jamestown Foundation on his trip to Russia in 2012.
The possibility that these intelligence connections can be attributed to pure coincidence, to chance, is quickly becoming an absurd fantasy.
"Another U.S.-based group that has championed the Chechen movement, regardless of the presence of terrorist entities, is the American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus (ACPC)" The ACPC was founded in 1999 by Freedom House, a Cold War right-wing group that has been financed by the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID-funded groups. The ACPC has defended the political asylum in the U.S. of former Chechen Foreign Minister Ilyas Akhmadov, accused of past terrorist links. The ACPC and Freedom House work with the Jamestown Foundation, founded in 1984 by CIA director William Casey, along with high-ranking intelligence defectors from the Soviet Union, Romania, Poland, and Czechoslovakia." -- Wayne Madsen (formerly of NSA), Washington's "Civil Society" and CIA Financing of Chechen and Other Caucasus Regional Terrorists
As for "Doctor" Brian Glyn Williams, he remains prolific and verbose as ever.
"In a book to be published next year, "Inferno in the Caucus: The Chechen insurgency and the Mirage of Al Qaeda," [Williams] says that no matter what the Chechens are, "they are not Al Qaeda. Repeat: They are not Al Qaeda." --South Coast Today
All emphases were added.