Boston Marathon bomber -=-
Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:58 PM
someone needs to call this a-hole out
Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:55 PM
lets see where this takes us
Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:00 PM
Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:17 PM
But if that's the case, why would he need to "stress" his ethnicity?
Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:55 PM
April 20, 2013 - 11:45 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Genocide Commemoration event to be held at the Massachusetts State House has been cancelled as SWAT teams were going door to door searching for one of the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombings, The Armenian Weekly reported.
Authorities pressed for a total lockdown in the area, asking that residents in Watertown and the surrounding cities and towns including Newton, Belmont, Waltham, Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline remain indoors. All public transportations have been suspended as well, and businesses have been advised to remain closed.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:05 PM
Updated at 6:50 p.m. ET]
Terror suspect Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev was charged on Monday with two federal counts of using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, injure and cause widespread damage at the Boston Marathon a week ago. If convicted, the 19-year-old could face the death penalty.
Three people were killed and more than 200 others wounded when two powerful homemade bombs exploded near the race’s finish line.
The bed-ridden Tsarnaev was informed of the charges and read his rights in his hospital room Monday morning. The college student is in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is under heavy police guard.
Tsarnaev, who is sedated and unable to speak, suffered apparent gunshot wounds to the head, neck, hand and legs during firefights with police before his capture Friday night, authorities said. His older brother Tamerlan Tsanraev, who investigators say was part of the terror attack, died in a firefight with police during their escape attempt.
In a 10-page criminal complaint against Dzhokhar, an FBI agent says investigators have overwhelming photographic evidence showing the brothers placing two backpack bombs in the crowd at the race finish.
A large pyrotechnic and clothing Dzhokhar wore during the terror attack were later found in his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, according to the charges.
The federal complaint sheds no light on a motive for the attack. Records show the Dzhokhar has been assigned three public defenders.
[Related: Attempts to link Boston bombing influence immigration reform]
Investigators say the Tsarnaev brothers began preparing for an apparent escape attempt just hours after the FBI sought the public’s help by releasing photos of them at the bombing scene.
Shortly before midnight Thursday, one of the brothers carjacked a man at gunpoint, according to the criminal complaint.
“Did you hear about the Boston explosion?” the complaint alleges the carjacker said. “I did that.”
The complaint goes on to allege that the brothers threw improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at patrol officers who spotted them in the stolen car and gave chase. Bomb-making materials similar to what was recovered in the marathon aftermath were later found inside the abandoned getaway car, according to the charges.
“The presumption of innocence is pretty tough in this case,” said Jimmy Ardoin, a veteran criminal defense attorney who read the criminal complaint at the request of Yahoo News.
“On its face, it seems pretty strong,” Ardoin said. “Although once you get into court, you never know what will be admitted into evidence and what won’t.
[Related: Officials: Boston suspects motivated by religion]
A probable cause hearing is scheduled for May 30. Despite calls from some Republicans to try Dzhokhar in a military court like a war criminal, White House press secretary Jay Carney said he would not be held as an enemy combatant. It is not known if Boston authorities will file cases against him in state court as well.
The federal government has not revealed if it will seek the death penalty. But in a statement, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, “We will hold those who are responsible for these heinous acts accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
“Thanks to the valor of state and local police, the dedication of federal law enforcement and intelligence officials, and the vigilance of members of the public, we’ve once again shown that those who target innocent Americans and attempt to terrorize our cities will not escape from justice,” Holder said.
The Tsarnaev brothers, who were born in the former Russian territory known as Kyrgyzstan and are of Chechen descent, lived in Cambridge, Mass., for several years. Dzhokhar became a naturalized American citizen last year.
According to investigators, the carjack victim told police that the brothers spoke to one another in a foreign language while he was held hostage. The victim managed to escape on foot when the brothers got out of the car at a gas station.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:59 PM
Tsarnaev's uncle in Maryland, Ruslan Tsarni, and his former brother-in-law in Kazakhstan, Elmirza Khozhugov, said the man was an Armenian convert who was heavyset, bald, around 30, and had a long reddish beard.
Bullshit alert right there.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:00 AM
Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:57 AM
It says that the acquaintance who informed him about the radicalism was of Armenian descent.
But if that's the case, why would he need to "stress" his ethnicity?
no Armenak jan his words are - there is someone who brainwashed him, some newly convert to Islam.i would like to stress ... of Armenian dissent this are the specific words ...
looking at this he is calling the convert and the brainwash-er an Armenian.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:33 AM
Prominent US attorney ridicules media allegations about ‘Armenian’ trace in Boston bombings
Mark Geragos, a well-known Armenian-American criminal defense attorney, has described the ongoing speculation that an ethnic Armenian ‘Moslem convert’ could have been involved in masterminding the recent deadly bombings in Boston as “ludicrous” and "insulting" to Armenians as he spoke to CNN on Thursday.
Geragos, a 55-year-old specialist who has represented the interests of the late pop star Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder and other celebrities, told the news channel that as an Armenian he wanted to comment on the allegations made by media in the wake of a controversial statement by an uncle of the suspected perpetrators of the attack, that an Armenian Moslem convert named Misha was the guiding influence in their developing radicalized views.
Three people were killed and 282 were injured when two bombs exploded at the finish line during the Boston Marathon on April 15. One of the bombing suspects, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was fatally injured in a shootout with the police in Watertown, Massachusetts, three days later. His 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar, who first managed to escape, was caught the next day after an unprecedented manhunt with thousands of police officers involved. The motives of the two brothers, who are ethnic Chechens, lived in Kyrgyzstan, and moved to the United States in the early 2000s, remain unknown.
“This whole speculation about a recent convert named Misha, which, by the way, is not an Armenian name, is insulting to Armenians everywhere, who, by the way, are the first Christian nation,” said Geragos, who also urged media to be more critical when passing around such information as ‘gospel’.
The prominent representative of the Armenian-American community, which has a sizable presence in Massachusetts as well, reminded of the significance of the current week for Armenians around the world as the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was marked on April 24.
“1.5 million Christian Armenians were wiped out by Moslem Ottoman Turks. So, the idea that there is some convert from Christianity to Moslem who’s doing it, who doesn’t even have an Armenian name, is ludicrous to begin with,” stressed Geragos, suggesting that the bomber suspects’ uncle pass a sobriety test -- “Because I think this guy was under the influence of something.”
Meanwhile, CNN reported more information today about the possible identity of Misha. It said he could be an Armenian from Azerbaijan. Hundreds of Armenians fleeing ethnic violence in Azerbaijan were granted asylum as refugees in the United States in the early 1990s. Many of them settled down in and around Boston.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:36 AM
​or an Azeri from Armenia ?? - or azeri who's claiming to be Armenia to get to USA in early 90s,
Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:26 AM
MadCow Morning News: Uncle Tsarnaev, son-in-law of high-ranking official in CIA made a mistake, pointing to ‘‘Misha’’
The uncle of the two suspected Boston bombers in last week’s attack, Ruslan Tsarni, was married to the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller, reads the article by Daniel Hopsicker titled “Boston bombers’ uncle married daughter of top CIA official” published on MadCow Morning News.
The Author notes that the discovery that Uncle Ruslan Tsarni had spy connections that go far deeper than had been previously known is ironic, especially since the mainstream media's focus yesterday was on a feverish search to find who might have recruited the Tsarnaev brothers.
The chief suspect was a red-haired Armenian exorcist. They were fingering a suspect who may not, in fact, even exist, the author writes.
The article reads that Ruslan Tsarni married the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller, who spent 20 years as operations officer in Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. In 1982 Fuller was appointed the National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia at the CIA, and in 1986, under Ronald Reagan, he became the Vice-Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, with overall responsibility for national level strategic forecasting.
Sometime in the early 1990’s, while she was a graduate student in North Carolina, and he was in law school at Duke, Ruslan Tsarnaev met and married Samantha Ankara Fuller, the daughter of Graham and Prudence Fuller of Rockville Maryland. Her middle name suggests a reference to one of her father’s CIA postings.
At the time of their marriage, Ruslan Tsarni was known as Ruslan Tsarnaev, the same last name as his nephews Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged bombers. It is unknown when he changed his last name to Tsarni.
On a more ominous note, Graham Fuller was listed as one of the American Deep State rogues on Sibel Edmonds' State Secrets Privilege Gallery. Edmonds explained it featured subjects of FBI investigations she became aware of during her time as an FBI translator. It turned out that the criminal activities were being protected by claims of State Secrets.
A story about a Chechenoik uncle pairing up with a top CIA official who once served as CIA Station Chief in Kabul sounds like a pitch for a bad movie, but the two men may have been in business together. Thus in 1995, Tsarnaev incorporated the Congress of Chechen International Organizations in Maryland.
The author of the article notes that uncle Ruslan’s spy connections go far deeper than was already known, which was that he spent two years working in Kazakhstan for USAID.
Under the headline “Did 'Misha' influence Tsarnaevs? In Watertown, doubts,” USA Today reported: “Misha. A new name has emerged in the Boston Marathon bombing case—one familiar to the family of the two young men accused of the atrocity and apparently of interest to the Russian and American security services as well.”
Ruslan Tsarni was the first to bring up the supposed man's supposed name. “Or rather, he brought up a first name: Misha. But it was enough.” According to Uncle Ruslan, Misha was the man who over a considerable period of time had radicalized Tamerlan. Tsarni described Misha as being "chubby, a big guy, big mouth presenting himself with some kind of abilities as exorcist . . .
having some part-time job in one of the stores, not married. “All of the qualifications of a loser,” the author writes.
It seemed strange, then, that in contrast to his “you are there” verbal picture of the man, even with all his supposed concerns, and given his high level of education and abundant resources Ruslan had somehow never found out just who the bad guy was.
The author writes that then Uncle Ruslan made a clear miss-step, by claiming that Misha, an Armenian convert to Islam, had a huge influence on the elder brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Describing him as an "Armenia exorcist, Tsarni said, “Somehow he just took his brain.”
The author notes that the Armenians are a deeply-rooted Christian community, which is proud of the fact that their country was the first in the world to adopt Christianity as state religion in 301 AD. Moreover this is the week every year when they remember the Armenian Holocaust, when as many as 1,000,000 Armenians were slaughtered by Turkish Muslims.
The author writes that in the large and close-knit Boston Armenian community, a red-bearded Armenian named Misha becoming a radicalized Muslim would stand out. "I've never heard of him, nor has anyone that I know," Hilda Avedissian, executive director at the Armenian Cultural & Educational Centre.
The report reveals that the bomber’s Uncle, made famous for his outspoken condemnation of his nephew’s which aired repeatedly on international news networks, is a well-connected oil executive who at one point worked for a Halliburton shell company used as a front to obtain oil contracts from the Kazakh State. Ruslon Tsarni was implicated in an investigation involving the laundering and theft of $6 billion. “But everybody loves Uncle Ruslon. At least most of America’s mainstream media does,” writes the author and adds that there has, to date, been no speculation at all about whether an uncle of the men suspected of the bombing who had been involved in international intrigue at the hightest levels, and who married the daughter of a top CIA official, might warrant a closer look.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:39 AM
U.S. media found ‘‘Misha’’: He cooperates with FBI and his involvement in Boston bombings is not confirmed
As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings continues, one of the more clouded aspects is the tale of “Misha,” a mysterious US-based Islamist who has been accused by members of the Tsarnaev family of radicalizing Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Christian Caryl’s article in The New York Review of Books reads.
“It started in 2009. And it started right there, in Cambridge,” Tamerlan’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni tells. “This person just took his brain. He just brainwashed him completely.” These accusations set off a frenzied search for what some reports have called an Islamic Svengali, and over the past few days, the FBI has said it has located and has been talking to “Misha,” though his identity has remained unknown.
“Today I was able to meet “Misha,” whose real name is Mikhail Allakhverdov. I found Allakverdov at his home in Rhode Island, in a lower middle class neighborhood, where he lives in modest, tidy apartment with his elderly parents,” the author writes and notes that confirmed he was a convert to Islam and that he had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but he flatly denied any part in the bombings. “I wasn’t his teacher. If I had been his teacher, I would have made sure he never did anything like this,” Allakhverdov said.
A thirty-nine-year-old man of Armenian-Ukrainian descent, Allakhverdov is of medium height and has a thin, reddish-blond beard. “Along with his parents, his American girlfriend was there, and we sat together in a tiny living room that abuts the family kitchen,” the author writes.
Allakhverdov said he had known Tamerlan in Boston, where he lived until about three years ago, and has not had any contact with him since. Moreover he said he had never met the family members who are now accusing him of radicalizing Tamerlan. He also confirmed he had been interviewed by the FBI and that he has cooperated with the investigation:
“I’ve been cooperating entirely with the FBI. I gave them my computer and my phone and everything I wanted to show I haven’t done anything. And they said they are about to return them to me. And the agents who talked told me they are about to close my case,” Allakhverdov says.
An FBI spokesman in Boston declined to comment on an ongoing case. Allakverdov’s statements, however, seemed to bear out recent reports that the FBI have not found any connection between “Misha” and the bomb plot, the author says.
One question is why members of the Tsarnaev family have made accusations about Allakverdov. “A close friend of the family in Boston said that Misha was not known to have visited Tamerlan at home. I interviewed Allakhverdov in Russian and it seems likely that in whatever contact the two men had, they would have spoken Russian,” the author writes and notes that his father is an Armenian Christian and his mother is an ethnic Ukrainian. The family had lived in Baku, Azerbaijan, but had left in the early 1990s for the United States to escape growing persecution of Armenian Christians there.
“We love this country. We never expected anything like this to happen to us,” Allakhverdov’s father said.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:49 PM
Turkey has over 85,000 active mosques, one for every 350 citizens—compared to one hospital for every 60,000 citizens—the highest number per capita in the world and, with 90,000 imams, more imams than doctors or teachers. And Erdogan enjoys his reign over the country since 2003 with the US’s blessings
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