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The Boston Tsarnaev Terrorists Betrayed U.S. Intelligence
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.