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The Boston bombing story has had so many anomalies and problems, that I doubt any honest person can claim to know what really went down last April.  WhoWhatWhy investigates the carjacking witness, “DANNY,” the sole source whose statements implicated Tamerlan and Dzhokar as not only the bombers but also allegedly the murderers of a police officer that night.

Read both parts to get introduced to new suspicious players.

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by Joe Giambrone

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Brian Glyn Williams (right)
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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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J. Michael Springmann, the US Consulate Official who blew the whistle on CIA operatives in his own department skirting the law and allowing dangerous Mujahadeen fighters into the United States (issuing visas in violation of the law), has a new article on the Boston cover-up.

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Springmann talking about visas improperly issued in Saudi Arabia, related to the 9/11 hijacker visas:

 

 

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I’m working out the details of getting this next investigative article published, but people need to know now.

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Canadian Broadcasting reported,

“Last year, a charismatic rebel commander calling himself Said Buryatsky bragged on the rebel website Kavkaz Center he was training new suicide bombers. An ethnic Russian convert to Islam, Buryastky, born Alexander Tikhomirov, 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.”

Brian Glyn Williams next tells his Huffington Post readers, “It seems that the older Tamerlan then converted his brother Dzhokar to the fanatical cause”. Ah. But, here is where we must insist on a full disclosure from Mr. Brian Glyn Williams. You see it is Williams’ own personal relationship with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, over several years and via numerous email communications concerning the younger Tsarnaev’s Chechen roots, that alerted me to this topic in the first place.

I hope I didn’t contribute to it,” said Mr. Williams on April 19th, in the wake of the bombing revelations (South Coast Today). “That kid and his brother identified with the Chechen struggle.” Williams is identified as “Dr. Brian Glyn Williams” and no mention of his CIA or Jamestown Foundation connections appears in the article.

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What does appear however demands some scrutiny. Williams hooked up with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when the latter was still in high school and 17 years old, according to South Coast Today reporter Steve Urbon.

“Williams, whose classes on the War on Terror are routinely packed, obliged by exchanging emails with the then-17-year-old student [Dzhokhar]…As Williams put it, an ancient civilization was being wiped away. …Williams shot me an email. I phoned him and at one point I heard a rare twinge of worry in his voice. “I hope I didn’t contribute to it. … [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.”

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 as well as all 40 of Basayev’s armed terrorists.

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Censored: Uncle Ruslan Tsarni May Have Funded Terrorists

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Most of this story would be rejected by Hollywood as ridiculous on its face, but here’s the Daily Mail UK (which is the one newspaper that actually covered Graham Fuller’s relationship to the case):

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Owners of ‘Terrorista #1’ BMW license plate revealed as the SAME friends pictured with the Boston bomber in Times Square

In other words the same guys who tampered with evidence after the bombing and got arrested for it.

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The two students drive a black BMW 330XI with the personalized plate and a sticker on the back which reads: ‘F*** you, you f****** f****’.

Look for next season’s TV pilot Alice From Wonderland: Homeland Security Terrorist Huntress.

Maybe it will replace Mr. Magoo Supercop, the reality show currently airing.

That might sting, Boston PD. In truth you’ve been played by the chess masters. You never had a chance; they see to it. How many terrorist threat warnings? Watch lists? FBI interviews? Sometimes treason happens. That’s why they wrote about it in the Constitution. It’s time it became permissible to discuss treason by covert intelligence people.

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LA TIMES: “The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says there was enough information about Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev for the FBI to reopen an investigation into his activities.”

As does anyone with a few working brain cells.

What he doesn’t mention is the C.I.A., and their long history of interfering with security related to known Jihadi “assets” whom they would like to do their dirty work in targeted regions.  They also like them to recruit others, like their little brothers, to go fight for the empire against the official enemies.  This is what your tax dollars actually buy, yet Americans are largely ignorant about US foreign policies and covert operations.

A NEW THREAT WARNING HAS EMERGED

LA Times:  “Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report identified the finish line of the race as an “area of increased vulnerability” and warned Boston police that extremists may use “small scale bombings” to attack spectators and runners at the event.

The picture is beginning to focus on this travesty.

The threat was for small scale bombs, such as gunpowder bombs.

The warning related specifically to the “finish line.”  How could they know that anyway, before the fact?

The finish line was crawling with useless National Guard CST “weapon of mass destruction” detector guys (formerly thought to be “Craft International” operatives by some).

Where were the bomb sniffing dogs who could have actually detected the gunpowder bombs used?

CORRECTED: In the “morning,” bomb sniffing dogs allegedly engaged in a “training exercise.”   But where are they at the TIME of the bombing?  Can’t find them in pictures of the bombing event.  Can you?

Yes, that sounds a lot like a “theory.”

So disprove it. You know that’s how the scientific method works.