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Old Home(land Security) Week in Boston: “Fee, Fi . . . Ho Hum” (Part 2)


[1]Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: In the immediate aftermath of the Boston bombings, we posted about some of the considerations to be weighed [3] in evaluating the event, inevitably facing oversimplification.

Shortly afterward, we posted again, noting that the usual suspects [4] were coming into (predictable) focus in the aftermath of the event.

As more information surfaces (and more disinformation is floated), the profiles of the elements of this milieu come into clearer view.

We advise strongly against simplistic analysis, as we warned in our first post on the subject. The probability is very strong that we are dealing with a situation involving double and triple agents–a situation that will be impossible for an outside observer (and some of the inside observers) to figure out, past a point.

What is becoming obvious is that we are  dealing with an intelligence milieu involved with the Chechen guerillas and the complex, deadly realities connected with The Earth Island Boogie [5]. The politics in the background of the bombing overlap the intersecting milieux of neo-Ottoman power politics [6] and what we have termed “Turkish Taffy” [7]–the cosmetic presentation of Turkey’s Islamist government [8] of Erdogan as “democratic” and “moderate.”

In addition to his past employment by the Agency for International Development and a subsidiary of Halliburton, the alleged bombers’ uncle was married to the daughter of a former CIA officer–Graham E. Fuller, a former station chief in Kabul.

It was Fuller who was quoted in FTR #513 [9] (among other programs) advocating a U.S. alliance [10] with the Muslim Brotherhood, a position that was apparently realized during the Arab Spring gambit.

Formerly posted to Ankara, Turkey, Graham E. Fuller has been outspoken [11] in defense of the Fetullah Gulen organiztion [12], an insidious Islamist cult with apparent intelligence connections. The Gulen organization acts as an enforcement arm [7] of the Erdogan government in Turkey.

Noteworthy in this context is Uncle Tsarni’s founding of a Rockville, MD-based organization called the “Congress of Chechen International,” which sounds very much like  an intelligence front.

“Boston Bombers’ Uncle Married Daughter of Top CIA Official” by Daniel  Hopsicker; Mad Cow Morning News; 4/26/2013. [13]

EXCERPT: 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

The discovery that Uncle Ruslan Tsarni had spy connections that go far deeper than had been previously known is ironic, especially since the mainstrean 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. . . .

. . . . 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.

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.

What is known is that 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.

The couple divorced sometime before 2004.

Today Ms. Fuller lives abroad, and is a director of several companies pursuing strategies to increase energy production from clean-burning and renewable resources.

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.

Criminal activities were being protected by claims of State Secrets, she asserted. After Attorney General John Ashcroft went all the way to the Supreme Court to muzzle her under a little-used doctrine of State Secrets, she put up twenty-one photos, with no names.

One of them was Graham Fuller.

“Congress of Chechen International” c/o Graham Fuller

A story about a Chechen oik exec/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.

In 1995, Tsarnaev incorporated the Congress of Chechen International Organizations in Maryland, using as the address listed on incorporation documents 11114 Whisperwood Ln, in Rockville Maryland, the home address of his then-father-in-law.

It is just eight miles up the Washington National Pike from the Montgomery Village home where “Uncle Ruslan” met—and apparently wowed, the press after the attack in Boston. . . .

“In Search Of Friends Among The Foes” by John Mintz and Douglas Farah; The Washington Post; 9/ 11/ 2004. [10]

EXCERPT: . . . .Some fed­eral agents worry that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood has dan­ger­ous links to ter­ror­ism. But some U.S. diplo­mats and intel­li­gence offi­cials believe its influ­ence offers an oppor­tu­nity for polit­i­cal engage­ment that could help iso­late vio­lent jihadists. ‘It is the pre­em­i­nent move­ment in the Mus­lim world,’ said Gra­ham E. Fuller, a for­mer CIA offi­cial spe­cial­iz­ing in the Mid­dle East. ‘It’s some­thing we can work with.’ Demo­niz­ing the Broth­er­hood ‘would be fool­hardy in the extreme’ he warned.” . . .

“Islamic group is CIA front, ex-Turkish Intel Chief Says” by Jeff Stein; The Washington Post; 1/5/2011. [11]

EXCERPT: A memoir by a top former Turkish intelligence official claims that a worldwide moderate Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing cover for the CIA since the mid-1990s.

The memoir, roughly rendered in English as “Witness to Revolution and Near Anarchy,” by retired Turkish intelligence official Osman Nuri Gundes, says the religious-tolerance movement, led by an influential former Turkish imam by the name of Fethullah Gulen, has 600 schools and 4 million followers around the world.

In the 1990s, Gundes alleges, the movement “sheltered 130 CIA agents” at its schools in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan alone, according to a report on his memoir Wednesday by the Paris-based Intelligence Online newsletter. . . .

. . . . Likewise, Graham Fuller, a former CIA station chief in Kabul and author of “The Future of Political Islam,” threw cold water on Gundes’s allegations about Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

“I think the story of 130 CIA agents in Gulen schools in Central Asia is pretty wild,” Fuller said by e-mail.

“I should hasten to add that I left CIA in 1987 — nearly 25 years ago — and I have absolutely no concrete personal knowledge whatsoever about this. But my instincts tell me the claim is highly improbable.”

Fuller added, “I cannot even imagine trying to credibly sell such a scheme with a straight face within the agency. As for Nuri Gundes, I am not aware of who he is or what he has written. But there is a lot of wild stuff floating around in Turkey on these issues and Gulen is a real hot button issue.” . . . .