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Open Letter to US Law Enforcement

Who are you, really?  And what exactly is your role in the bigger picture?

This is not an academic question, but goes to the heart of who is in charge and if they themselves are on the right side of the law.  With numerous whistleblowers from the National Security Agency coming forth, as well as from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, all of them exposing crimes committed by those in charge, you should pay special attention to what these individuals are saying about current so-called “leaders.”

Former President Richard Nixon once said, Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”

How many law enforcement officers would accept this excuse today?  How many have already accepted it as a fact of the current United States system of “justice?”

The 4th Amendment of the US Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, is explicitly clear that a “warrant” is necessary to invade the personal effects of civilians.  We are all mandated by the highest law in the land to be “secure” in our “persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Government officials swear an oath of office to defend this Constitution, as you yourself have also probably done.

To knowingly, flagrantly and systematically violate this oath – in secret no less – is a grievous crime against the United States.  To do it with impunity and protection from prosecution, however, is something else entirely.  A government that does not respect the laws that it publicly swears to defend is a fraud and a tyranny.

To casually throw away the 4th Amendment, a bedrock freedom, the cornerstone of a free and open society, is not only unacceptable.  It is Treason, the waging of a war against the People of the United States.  By what right can Constitutionally guaranteed rights be deleted?  These protections have served us for more than two centuries, and yet in the age of technology they are to be dismissed without debate, by secret decree?  By memos that are classified “Top Secret” because they directly violate the Supreme Law of the Land?

Armies of police are to enforce these secret decrees as law and to assist the surveillance state without question?

Are we a nation of sovereign citizens or of human drones who execute instructions?

On April 19th of this year, the federal government “crossed the Rubicon” suspending the Constitution in Boston and ordering nearly 10,000 heavily armed troops to “lockdown” a major metropolitan city.  Homes were searched without warrants and invaded at gunpoint by squads and platoons of officers, many of them from the local force who had been militarized and placed under the command of federal authorities.  All this was done to apprehend a single injured suspect.

A Supreme Court decision already decided that the Constitution cannot be suspended no matter how inconvenient it may be perceived by those in power.  In Ex parte Milligan (1866), the Court wrote:

“The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government.”

By testing this new suspension of the Constitution in the wake of the latest terrorism event in Boston, a cynical calculated play was made to convince people that the government somehow possessed the right to do so, when clearly no such right exists.  This outright subversion of Constitutional protections was tested that day to see if it could set a precedent and be sold to the public on the basis of allegedly protecting them.  This ploy used public perception as a means to subvert the law and to overturn the established restrictions on the government’s exercise of force here domestically against its own citizens in their homes!

This July 4th, 2013, it’s time to wake up and smell the clear felonies coming out of Washington DC.  Crimes of this scale and sweeping nature threaten to turn America into George Orwell’s Big Brother police state.  And law enforcement officers are not immune to the surveillance.  Their privacy is no more protected than mine.  Nor is the privacy of a Congressman or a Supreme Court Judge or even the head of the CIA, David Petraeus.

A high-level NSA whistleblower, a satellite analyst named Russell Tice, revealed:

“[NSA] went after lawyers and law firms… They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand… They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House — their own people.”

We are now a society wide open to blackmail.  We are without privacy, and can be hacked at the will of secret, often private contractors, such as Edward Snowden’s recent employer.  Mr. Snowden, remember, wasn’t working for the US government in an official capacity, but at the time was employed by a private corporation, Booz, Allen Hamilton.  Right now thousands of privately-paid computer “analysts” can wiretap anyone at their own discretion.

Edward Snowden said:

“Any analyst at any time can target anyone.  …I sitting at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from YOU or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president if I had a personal email.”

That means you, the reader, are also vulnerable.  Your life is an open book, and should you in the future need to be coerced and blackmailed into silence or into acting in a particular manner, that can easily be arranged.  Information from your digital presence and history across telephone, web, credit card and any other channel is now stored indefinitely by this emerging, unconstitutional surveillance state.

That is not freedom.  That is not Constitutional governance.  That is not the America I was taught about in school, as were you.

That is why the flag flies upside down here today.

Joe Giambrone
July 4, 2013

by Joe Giambrone

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Brian Glyn Williams (right)
Source: brianglynwilliams.com

I hope I didn’t contribute to it.  That kid and his brother identified with the Chechen struggle.”  

–Brian Glyn Williams, South Coast Today, April 19th  2013

Who is Brian Glyn Williams, and why was he telling his local newspaper such things relating to the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?  This question may be highly relevant to our understanding of the bombing and of the longstanding Chechen insurgency itself.   It was Williams who contacted South Coast Today reporter Steve Urbon first, and not vice-versa.  This important article indicates a series of contacts between professor Williams and the boy who would later be accused of terrorism and mass murder at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Brian Glyn Williams bills himself as an associate professor of Islamic History at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.  That’s where his byline tends to stop, abridged as it is.  Recently however, Williams has come clean about his CIA past as a field operative in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and around Central Asia in the early 2000’s.  He studied, of all things, the motivations of “suicide bombers,” establishing himself as an expert on the subject.  Professor Williams also has a longtime association with the Jamestown Foundation, created by the head of the CIA in 1984 and steered by Zbigniew Brzezinski.  Williams’ role as an “analyst” for Jamestown Foundation is usually also omitted from his byline, when his editorials appear in such mainstream journals as the Huffington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and elsewhere.   Such failure to disclose his personal connections to US intelligence and to an intelligence-connected front organization mirrors his non-disclosure concerning his personal relationship with the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in those very same publications.

A website called Major History profiled Professor Williams in March of 2013.  There they wrote, “[Brian Glyn Williams’] work has taken him to … Afghanistan to work for the Central Intelligence Agency.  Williams was tasked with helping law enforcement and intelligence agencies understand the motivations and behaviors of suicide bombers…”  As Williams’ formal education is in history, rather than psychological profiling, this may seem a bit out of the ordinary.  “[Williams’] findings about suicide bombings in Afghanistan were informed by his understanding of tribal identities as much as fervor for the Jihadist movement.  He came to these conclusions after being sent to Afghanistan by the CIA to perform firsthand research on these types of attacks.  This type of fieldwork is unusual for most academics but especially for historians...”

 

Which version of Brian Glyn Williams are we reading?

In 2008 Williams wrote a Field Report on Suicide Bombers of Afghanistan, for the Middle East Policy journal.  No indication was given to readers that his specific trip to Afghanistan was as a CIA operative.  That disclosure does not seem to have been made until March of 2013.  In the piece, Dr. Williams, a lowly associate professor of Islamic History, said, “…it was my research on Afghanistan’s suicide bombers that had drawn me from the safety of my world to the Pashtun tribal regions…”  That may be so, but it is certainly not the entire story.

Williams’ elaborate 2011 defense of the CIA’s drone assassination campaign is an exercise in bolstering the CIA’s policies without fully disclosing his own linkages or self-interests.  Writing in the West Point CTC Sentinel, “Brian Glyn Williams is Associate Professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.  He formerly taught at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.”  That’s all that Williams discloses in Accuracy of the U.S. Drone Campaign: The Views of a Pakistani General.

FrontPage Magazine managed to locate Brian Glyn Williams after the Boston Marathon bombings and noted, “Professor Brian Glyn Williams teaches the only course in the country about the Chechen wars and said Dzokhar emailed him questions in the spring of 2011.”  No mention of CIA or Jamestown, but was this at all unexpected given Williams’ persistent pattern of non-disclosures?

As Williams is billed as the sole academic in the US worth talking to about the Chechen wars, he should quite know all about the Islamic Jihad that has raged there since the 90’s and which FrontPage describes clearly just further down in the article.  When Osama Bin Laden set up a training camp in Chechnya in 1995, he wanted to ‘establish a worldwide Islamic state…

Who are the Chechen rebel “commanders?”

Canadian Broadcasting (CBC) reported in 2010,

“Last year, a charismatic rebel commander calling himself Said Buryatsky bragged on the rebel website Kavkaz Center he was training new suicide bombers….  Buryatsky… studied for several years in Saudi Arabia… A new leader, Dokka Umarov, emerged declaring the new goal was to separate all six Muslim majority provinces in the Russian Caucasus from the Russian Federation, and create a new Islamic state ruled by Sharia law.  Admired for his Saudi religious education Buryatsky quickly became Umarov’s chief ideologist.  He also became a valued military strategist.”

Doku Umarov is the current leader of the Chechen insurgency, and he is known as “Russia’s Bin Laden.”  His website Kavkaz Center is hosted in Finland.  On June 29th of 2010 the US State Department designated Doku Umarov a “global terrorist.”  In June of 2012 Finnish prosecutors were reported to have linked the US State Department itself to funding for Doku Umarov’s website operations – the Kavkaz Center.

In April of 2013, Brian Glyn Williams suggested to his Huffington Post readers to visit the Kavkaz Center website to see that these Chechens allegedly don’t target Americans.  Williams claimed, “While the small number of Chechen rebels were later radicalized in the 2000s and came to see their war for national independence as a defensive jihad, they had no reason to attack distant America.”  Williams, of course, knows that an Al Qaeda training camp was established in Chechnya in 1995.  He suggests, “For a view into their world see the Chechen rebels’ website Kavkaz Center.”  The owner of that website in Finland, Mikael Storsjo received a “four-month suspended sentence” in 2012 for “assisting Chechen terrorists to enter Finland illegally.” 

Brian Glyn Williams knows full well that Doku Umarov is a terrorist and that the bombings gleefully boasted about on his Jihad website Kavkaz Center are in fact acts of terrorism.  As Umarov is officially designated a “global terrorist” by the US government itself, should Mr. Williams be supporting him, his group and his website rhetorically?

More to the point: Did Williams recommend this website and its activities to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

The distinction that Williams stresses repeatedly is that “they had no reason to attack distant America.”  The clear implication here is that terrorist attacks against Russians are of no concern and should not be of concern to readers.

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Here is the link to the Activist Post article.   I’ll post the full text shortly.

Also at OpedNews.  This article may be re-posted and re-blogged as needed.

Is This the Man Who “Radicalized” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

“I hope I didn’t contribute to it. That kid and his brother identified with the Chechen struggle. “
–Brian Glyn Williams, South Coast Today, April 19th 2013

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Who is Brian Glyn Williams, and why was he telling his local newspaper such things relating to the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? This question may be highly relevant to our understanding of the bombing and of the longstanding Chechen insurgency itself. It was Williams who contacted South Coast Today reporter Steve Urbon first, and not vice-versa. This important article indicates a series of contacts between professor Williams and the boy who would later be accused of terrorism and mass murder at the 2013 Boston Marathon…

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MAJOR UPDATE!
“MISHA” may be a HOAX, a red-herring, the creation of the Tsarnaev brother’s uncle Ruslan
Ruslan Tsarni / Tsarnaev is CIA: MUST READ

The Mayor of Boston was quick on the draw last Sunday morning, telling the world that the two Tsarnaev brothers acted alone to bomb the marathon.

So who’s this clown?

A Bald, Red-Bearded Exorcist Named Misha May Have Radicalized Tamerlan Tsarnaev

“According to reports by the AP and Daily Mail, family members point the finger at a man identified only as Misha, a friend whom Tamerlan knew through a local mosque. Misha is described as a bald, red-bearded, 30-year-old Armenian convert to Islam who “claimed to be an exorcist who is fighting with demons.”

Is Mr. Misha an undercover FBI informant?  Or does he work for some other entity, even better for deniability?  Why was the FBI so quick to have the Boston Mayor give the story of the two brothers working without others before they could possibly know such a thing?

In a real democratic republic the press would be asking these questions day and night and not settling for bullshit like David Lindorff ran into.

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FBI never heard of these guys?
They desperately need the public’s help to identify them?

THEY WERE ON TWO DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT WATCH LISTS!

“The upshot of the American inquiries into Mr. Tsarnaev’s background was that even though he was found to have no connections to extremist groups, his name was entered into two different United States government watch lists in late 2011 that were designed to alert the authorities if he traveled overseas.

The picture emerging Wednesday was of a counterterrorism bureaucracy that had at least four contacts with Russian spy services about Mr. Tsarnaev in the year before he took a six-month trip to Russia in 2012, but never found reason to investigate him further after he returned, or at any time before last week’s attacks in Boston that killed 3 people and injured more than 260.”

2 U.S. Agencies Added Boston Bomb Suspect to Watch Lists
New York Times
By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
Published: April 24, 2013

Now FBI conducted INTERVIEWS, PLURAL, with Tamerlan AND his family:

“The review included examining criminal databases and conducting interviews with Mr. Tsarnaev and his family.”

Cartalucci:  Boston Truth: Both FBI & CIA Watched Boston Bombing Suspects for Years

Note the evolving information as FBI’s cover up unravels daily.

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Oh this is rich:

“When Mr. Tsarnaev returned in July, the travel alert “was more than a year old and had expired,” Ms. Napolitano said.”

So, the public is to believe that if a guy doesn’t blow some shit up within a year that proves he’s A-OK?  This is the great Homeland Security Industrial Military Complex?  What sort of an IQ would one have to have to accept this crap at face value?

We’re in a perpetual war on terror.  We torture and cover it up.  We invade nations left and right.  We drone bomb whomever we please.  But — we can only really “watch” a suspicious terror suspect for a year and then it “expires.”

The storytellers should be arrested for incompetence, at the least.  Such shit couldn’t even pass on late night TV plots.

 

PPS.

It’s just bombshell after bombshell (no pun intended):

 

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“A police official source in Makhachkala, Dagestan, told NBC News on Sunday that the Russian internal security service reached out to the FBI last November [2012] with some questions about Tamerlan, and handed over a copy of case file on him.

Tsarnaev had first popped up on the local police radar in Dagestan last summer, the source said. During routine surveillance of an individual known to be involved in the militant Islamic underground movement, the police witnessed Tamerlan meet the latter at a Salafi mosque in Makhachkala, the police official said.

It was one of six times in total that surveillance officials witnessed Tsarnaev meeting this militant at the same mosque, according to the police official.

The militant contact later disappeared, the police official said, but so did Tsarnaev before investigators had a chance to speak with him. The FBI never responded, according to the Dagestani police official.”

Charges likely Sunday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect
NBC News, WRCBTV, Apr 21, 2013 8:47 AM

PPPS.

Here’s an idea!

Maybe self-appointed ignorant dickwads can stop harassing the people trying to get to the truth of this case now?

You think?

Nah.  Never happen.

“Bring it on.”
-The Shrub

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Truthout publishes Glorious Martial Law? Well somebody thinks this stuff is important! Come on, people. Look alert.

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Some of us have been hollering about this linear cliff dive to police state totalitarianism for a lot of years.  Others play video games all day.

This video is what the police state looks like.  It’s unconstitutional.  There are no warrants.  There is no reasonable suspicion.  This is treating the citizens like criminals in their own homes arbitrarily, and if it is not opposed immediately, it is the end of the United States as a republic.  Oddsmakers are probably not giving the constitution and democracy much benefit of the doubt in Vegas right now.

Here is what the supreme court said about martial law practices in the past:

“Those great and good men foresaw that troublous times would arise when rulers and people would become restive under restraint, and seek by sharp and decisive measures to accomplish ends deemed just and proper, and that the principles of constitutional liberty would be in peril unless established by irrepealable law. The history of the world had taught them that what was done in the past might be attempted in the future. The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times {121} and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism, but the theory of necessity on which it is based is false, for the government, within the Constitution, has all the powers granted to it which are necessary to preserve its existence, as has been happily proved by the result of the great effort to throw off its just authority.”
–U.S. Supreme Court, Ex Parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (4 Wall.), (1866)

Those instituting a police state right now should be impeached for treason.

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“Speculation is growing that one of the Boston bombers met a known Jihadist terrorist in 2011 – as it emerged the FBI failed to follow up on a Russian tip that he was seen with an Islamic militant six times.

The Daily Mail would also report that:

The FBI has confirmed that Russia alerted the agency in 2011 that Tsarnaev had ties to ‘radical Islam’ groups in his homeland. Homeland Security sources have also revealed the agency received tips in 2012 about his ties to extremists connected to a Boston mosque.

Tony Cartalucci with today’s update on the bombing cover-up.

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The Boston Marathon bombings are going to be covered up and obfuscated such that we may never know the truth.  That’s a hell of lot like the 9/11 attacks, come to think of it, and similarities are real.  It should be glaringly obvious by now to anyone who’s looked at the anomalies that there is something rotten in Boston, and that the FBI’s incompetence defense – after being directly warned about Tamerlan Tsarnaev by the Russian government – doesn’t pass the laugh test.

Unfortunately 90%+ of Americans have no idea whatsoever what their government actually does around the world, and with whom.  In a “democracy” that’s a recipe for disaster, and perhaps the collapse of US democracy is a foregone conclusion.  Americans are notably not taught modern history in their secondary educations.  They are therefore at the mercy of the corporate media for the most part to form their views about the world outside US borders.  To say that corporate media is censored is an understatement, which can easily be bolstered by a quick click over to the Project Censored website.

Several quasi-official “stories” are now emerging regarding the two Chechen brothers accused of bombing the 2013 Boston Marathon.  The first is the simplistic one-dimensional they hate America because of radicalization story.  That is what half the population or more will be satisfied with.  The second tale is that the two brothers were CIA assets permitted to go back to Dagestan and Chechnya in order to spy on their Islamic brothers and perhaps funnel (Saudi) money and arms to them for the purpose of destabilizing these provinces of Russia.  The two assets allegedly then went off the reservation and tricked their US handlers in order to blow up a few Americans.  This second story is useful to tell low-level government people who know more about the case than the average rube.  For all we know, it could be true, except for the other anomalies surrounding the Boston bombing itself.

While version two is within the realm of the plausible (version one isn’t), it seems far more likely that these marathon bombing plans were known to some US authorities beforehand, and that they failed to stop these perpetrators, possibly by choice.

It is inconceivable to US general audiences that their own high level protectors might not act in their interests at all times, but it is certainly not without precedent.  Anyone who has stumbled across Operation Northwoods or Operation Gladio and the “Strategy of Tension” knows how US warmongers think.  By the way, you are not allowed to talk about these matters on corporate media, so no TV, no commercial radio, and a whole lot of so-called “alternative” website editors don’t want to hear about this material either.  But seeing how the world is now in the perpetual grip of the “strategy of tension,” particularly since 9/11, this understanding is vital.

My opening sentence, ‘we may never know the truth’ also happens to be the determination of the Israeli intelligence website Debkafile.

“Our intelligence sources say that we may never know more than we do today about the Boston terrorist outrage which shook America – and most strikingly, Washington – this week. We may not have the full story of when and how the Chechen brothers were recruited by US intelligence as penetration agents – any more than we have got to the bottom of tales of other American double agents who turned coat and bit their recruiters.”

This Israeli assessment flows logically from Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s odd treatment by FBI and his recent trips to Dagestan and Chechnya. Possibly related is if Tamerlan was working undercover for FBI here in the US, as are nearly 15,000 paid informants:

“The [FBI] has developed a network of nearly 15,000 spies to infiltrate various communities in an attempt to uncover terrorist plots. However, these moles are actually assisting and encouraging people to commit crimes. Many informants receive cash rewards of up to $100,000 per case.”
Project Censored

According to a British report from TV Channel 4 Tamerlan Tsarnaev was phoned by the FBI after the bombings yet before he was named publicly as an official suspect, according to his father.

“That’s your problem.”

What stands out as shocking is Tamerlan’s alleged response to this FBI phone call, as relayed to his mother and then to his father.

“Mr Tsarnaev [father] was speaking by telephone to Channel 4 News filmmaker Nick Sturdee, who is in Makhachkala, Dagestan. The father said Tamerlan contacted his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, two or three days after the bombing.  Tamerlan told her the FBI had just rung him and accused him of being behind the attacks, and that he had responded by saying ‘that’s your problem’, Mr Tsarnaev claims.”

If true, then what accounts for Tamerlan’s tip off by the FBI, and even more odd, his cocky Hollywood response to the FBI: “That’s your problem?”  Certainly the idea that Tamerlan was “on the payroll” jumps immediately to mind.  If Tamerlan was working undercover for FBI, then this may go a ways to explain why he wasn’t worried about being named (wrong as he was in his assessment).

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has also been following the Boston stories as they emerge.  In a fascinating talk on RT, Sibel reiterates what is known about those so-called “friends” of Chechnya, the neocon DC lobbyists:

“There is a Chechen lobby group … established by … James Woolsey … the former CIA director … Bruce Jackson, former military intelligence officer and then later the president of US Committee on NATO.  You’re looking at Frank Gaffney  You’re looking at Richard Perle, the infamous Richard Perle. People like Michael Ledeen, you look at – this is not even a nation.  This is Russian territory.”

Former FBI attorney Coleen Rowley has also written on these neocons who front for Chechen independence in DC.

“Author John Laughland wrote: ‘the leading group which pleads the Chechen cause is the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC). The list of the self-styled ‘distinguished Americans’ who are its members is a roll call of the most prominent neoconservatives who so enthusiastically support the ‘war on terror.’”

Rowley cites a 2004 Guardian article that revealed more of the machinations to destabilize Russia, “The Chechens’ American friends: The Washington neocons’ commitment to the war on terror evaporates in Chechnya, whose cause they have made their own.

Sibel Edmonds was a translator at the FBI, who volunteered to help after the horrific 9/11 attacks.  What she saw there, however, opened her eyes and made her a dangerous liability to US intelligence operations in the Caucuses and Middle East.  Sibel says:

“We, the American government, through our military, CIA operations, military operations, we have been creating, arming, training, directing various factions within the region, Central Asia and Caucuses and that includes the area Chechnya and Dagestan.  A lot of weapons that gets to be shipped to Turkey, it is shipped there with the intention, they call it ‘false end user certificate’.  The recipient may appear as ‘Turkey’, but actually the weapons are smuggled and taken to the rebels in Chechnya, other rebel Islamic factions within the central Asia…”

US support for Islamic radical factions stems at least back to 1979, when the Afghan Mujahadeen was armed, trained and funded to destabilize Afghanistan, a Soviet ally.  When the Soviets entered to assist the besieged Afghan government, the US undertook a massive intelligence operation called Operation Cyclone to recruit radical Islamic Jihadis from all over the Muslim world.  Using US and gulf oil state money and Pakistani covert intelligence assistance this operation succeeded.  It is still “succeeding” today, depending upon one’s perspective.

The question that America’s corporate mind management isn’t allowed to ask is:

How do the Tsarnaev brothers really fit into this foreign policy game?

P.S.

“USA USA USA!”

Joe Giambrone is a filmmaker and author of Hell of a Deal. He also edits The Political Film Blog, which welcomes submissions. polfilmblog at gmail.

President George W Bush visits CIA Headquarters, March 20, 2001.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQcAS8xTu-g

MAJOR UPDATE!

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Well as the Israelis seem to control the US Congress, perhaps their intelligence analysis will be taken seriously here.  It’s astounding, and I cannot find one single thing in it that is contradicted by any known facts.

The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap

“The conclusion reached by debkafile’s counterterrorism and intelligence sources is that the brothers were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial institutions, had spread across the restive Russian Caucasian.

Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.”

This is, of course, must-read.  They cite previous similar cases, such as Ali Mohammad.  They provide more leads to check.

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Glorious Martial Law?

Joe Giambrone

 

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
(Who watches the watchers?)”
–Juvenal

Are we allowed to talk about martial law, the militarization of police, and the complete shutdown of cities on command?  Or will that get the glorious law enforcers to storm and kick in our own doors now?  Just what are the rules in effect today?  Just what sort of precedent is being set here right before our eyes?

It was your commoner citizens who located the Boston bombing suspect after finding him hiding in a boat.  This was after the martial law decree had arbitrarily been lifted, and it was now ordered permissible to go out in one’s backyard again.

Is martial law the answer to sticky incidents with fleeing suspects?  Can this now apply to any suspects or any manhunt in the United States, anywhere, for any reason?

One might argue that clearing the streets under military decree is very useful for a particular purpose when pursuing a suspect: allowing a “free fire zone” of automatic .40 caliber hollow point gunfire, the known preference of the new “Homeland Security” apparatus.  So what precedents are we setting now, in terms of rewriting the entire law enforcement paradigm, arguably a much more serious concern than a single 19 year old bleeding suspect.  Yeah.  What the fuck actually happened last week in Boston?

“Governor Deval Patrick took an unprecedented security step, asking people in Boston, Watertown, and several other nearby communities — totaling a million people — to “shelter in place” — stay at home behind locked doors and open up only to police officers with proper identification.”
Boston Globe

“Asking?”  Martial law is just a friendly request, and the Globe dutifully disseminates.  CBS News counts “thousands of heavily armed law enforcement officers and scores of military-style tactical vehicles,” but is quick to have an expert standing by to justify it as “perfect sense.”  Just perfect.  All that for one bleeding, injured 19 year old.

One wonders how many tank divisions and predator squadrons might have been called in if this was one of the much-fabled “cells” we hear so much about on TV.  I’m not disputing the need to capture the suspect, an obviously dangerous person, given what he is accused of doing.  I am disputing the federal intervention, the military suspension of the Constitution and the militarization of local policing – all greatly warned about numerous times as we descend into outright authoritarianism, clamoring for the federal troops and toys to come and save us.  Not only were the public politely “asked” to stay within their homes, authorities also pushed the “media back further and further from the action unfolding (CBS).”  This bodes well for a free and open society.

In the midst of all this bombing hysteria the House of Representatives (sic) passed CISPA, with more government/private sector spying.  Less accountability for the mishandling of your private data, and more total information awareness totalitarianism is ensured.  That is the direction that every single one of these bills travels, bar none.  Nearly every act of Congress concerning security of any sort increases government and corporate surveillance powers, diminishes accountability, oversight and the public’s right to challenge their own surveillance by authorities both public and private.  We are living more and more in The Matrix, with 4th Amendment protections now considered “quaint” and of a bygone era that no longer has any relevance today.

Praise for surveillance cameras has been noted since Boston with calls for more public surveillance, more facial recognition, more integration of things like traffic cameras and license plate readers.

“I think CCTV cameras are much more needed in urban areas.”
-Rep. Peter King (R), New York, House Committee on Homeland Security

Of course he does.  He thought that before this latest photo op.  The answer is always more security, more surveillance, more intrusion, and less individual protection from government and from the private corporate sector.

A tremendous catharsis overwhelmed Boston with the announced capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as if that explained and ended everything.  When you enact martial law with thousands of machinegun wielding stormtroopers and armored personnel carriers in the streets, and then make them go away, the people will be grateful.  No doubt.

But this is where the story should be entering a new phase of discovery, intense investigation and disclosure.  Sorry Boston; this is far from the end.

It was the FBI, apparently, who had monitored the two Chechen brothers for years, according to their own mother.  Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva claims the FBI had contacted her and her sons repeatedly over the past 5 years.  She even claims that the two were “controlled” by the Feds and “set up” in some kind of sting operation.  If that sounds baseless, well we have already had an admission by FBI that they “interviewed” the older brother Tamerlan back in 2011.  Further, the Wall Street Journal reports that this FBI interview was in response to a “request by the Russian government.

Scratch the vinyl.  Say what?

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