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The Boston Tsarnaev Terrorists Betrayed U.S. Intelligence

Updated on April 20, 2013

Already, the end of the Boston terrorist bombing is turning into a controversial, hush, affair about the Tsarnaev brothers, 26 and 19. The older brother was not a US citizen, the younger one was and quite normal and popular in high school. Their remaining family members all still reside in Chechnya, known for their own terrorists who fought the Russians in Grozny from 1993-5 and then within the region until 2001.

Both had been hired by the CIA and Saudi Intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks that were helped by Saudi financial institutions and had spread across the Russian Caucasian. Eventually, beginning some two-three years ago, both seemed to vanish from their Boston area and had returned to Chechnya becoming the first terrorists to import al-Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding route via the Caucasus.

Unknown to Americans, Russia still wages a quiet war in that region against the the Wahhabist cells, which draw support from private Saudi sources and the Riyadh government for building Wahhabist mosques and schools. The Russians do not like the Wahhabists. So concerned were the Saudis that Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saudi al-Faisal arrived in Washington on April 17 to inform Obama about Saudi interests. Since the Tsarnaev brothers were both connected to the Wahhabists in Chechnya, the Saudis were trying to minimize any damage.

The younger brother, 19, had received a $2500 grant from the US government to attend college with no preconditions or requirements. In 2011, the older brother, 26, was in Chechnya and the Russian intelligence had requested information from the FBI, CIA regarding his connection to known Wahhabist groups there. Both agencies said there was nothing. Russian intelligence then let him go and Tamerlan stayed in the area learning techniques.

Thus, both of them were originally hired for a US intelligence mission to penetrate the terrorist group in the Caucasus. That is all that is known. At some point, the older man turned against the US, who had not received any money as compensation. Returned home to Boston and convinced the younger brother to conduct the terrorist bombing in Boston using the knowledge learned in Chechnya.

This has happened several times to US intelligence (not the bombings, but agents turning rogue and attacking US interests). It is entirely possible few other American law enforcement agencies knew anything about this and it is most likely none did. It is a bit odd why two Chechen men, well liked in the Boston area, went dark. But this part of the story may explain why, especially the older man. One can see that the more in penetrated into the Wahhabi group, he himself began to convert.


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    • MG Singh profile image

      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Perrya, I hope you are sure of your facts

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON


      The only reason that may be possible is that they may have been working for CIA and dispatched to Russia, but FBI may not have known that and therefore, they were monitoring them for USA's internal security.

      I mean I am no authority, right. I am just trying to analyse news available to us.

      However, I am very knowledgeable about the curse of Wahabi Islam and its exploitation by Saudi-USA nexus.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      Not at all, competing agencies, different goals and culture. history is riddled with such things. There is a Russian connection because the Russian intell contacted the FBI regarding the older one. The FBI said they saw nothing wrong but failed to ask the Russians why are they interested in this chechen.

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      Kyle 4 years ago

      Known to be monitored by the FBI and working for U.S. intelligence oraganizations seem a little contradictory.

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      Kyle 4 years ago

      You're nuts dude.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      There Seems to be some truth because the older went to russia and it is a fact russian intel warned the fbi. They ignored it.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Interesting hub!

      The mother of the two accused terrorists did say that all activities of her sons were being monitored by FBI for last 3-5 years.

      'Wahabism' are the bane of Muslim societies. Wahabism has been used by Saudi-USA alliance to defeat former Soviet Union in Afghanistan. When the same Wahabism became a threat to the USA, Afghanistan was invaded post 9/11.

      The same Wahabism is now being used by Saudi-USA alliance to terrorize Pakistan. The so called Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is nothing but an umbrella terror organization of all Wahabi militias that are spreading sectarian and religious violence in that country and have killed about 35,000 innocent citizens there. Their agenda - to force a non tolerant version of Islam on otherwise peaceful citizens through violence.

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      Robert P 4 years ago from Canada

      This is the first place that I have read that the brothers had originally worked for US intelligence. Do you have a source for that?

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      perrya 4 years ago

      We shall see

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      Nole 4 years ago


      I think the aluminum foil on your head is interfering with your ability to judge incoming information.

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      Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

      Hi perrya,

      Thanks for reporting some politically inconvenient facts. Another oddity: There were bomb-sniffing dogs at the finish line BEFORE the explosions.

      This strongly suggests foreknowledge on the part of the authorities. I'm reminded of an old Mark Twain saying: 3 people can keep a secret if 2 of them are dead.

      Voted up, useful, and shared.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      Hey, this entirely odd, agreed. The older brother did leave and lived in Chechnya. The Saudis do promote their Wahhabi traditions etc. and many live there. They are not losers- they look Arab- the russians fought them for years Chechens, many are Wahhabi. You penetrate to find out details about their internal ops and leaders. No different than undercover agents penetrating drug cartels. The younger one became a US citizen a few years ago.

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      CJ Kelly 4 years ago from Auburn, WA

      I have to ask:

      1. Why would the CIA/Saudi hire these two losers?

      2. Why would you hire Chechens/Russians to penetrate a Wahhabi sect? The white guys would stick out, wouldn't they?

      And lastly, only the older brother left the country for six months. I did not hear anything about the younger one going anywhere. In fact, it was stated this morning that since he came to the country a decade ago, he apparently had not left.

      I love your articles, but this one is leaving me baffled.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York


      This would disgusts me. Not your article, that's great, but the details. So is this a matter of America seeking help for the wrong people? How does the CIA decide who they can trust to hire to do their jobs? Even worse, did the CIA use someone as a puppet and not pay for works done? I'm pretty sure that's going to make an enemy. Sometimes I wonder if we don't cause our own trouble.

      Voted up and interesting!