DHS Admits Boston Training Drill That Portrays “Free America Citizens” as Terrorist Cell

A Homeland Security-funded training exercise in Boston dubbed “Operation Urban Shield” that was delayed due to April’s marathon bombing revolved around a terrorist cell dubbed “Free America Citizens,” another indication of how the DHS is characterizing liberty-loving Americans as domestic extremists. The Department of Homeland Security has gone public with an admission that that exercise was planned months before the Boston Marathon bombings and that it involved backpacks being used to detonate explosives by domestic terrorists.

“Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed “Operation Urban Shield,” meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression,” reports the Boston Globe.

The drill, which was funded with the aid of a $200,000 Department of Homeland Security grant and was set to involve DHS officials along with other federal authorities, centered on the scenario of domestic terrorists leaving explosive-filled backpacks at locations around the city. The exercise was due to take place this weekend but was postponed in response to the Boston bombings and is now expected to go ahead early next year.

The exercise, many details of which remain confidential, has been crafted to test the investigative skills of detectives involved who will be tasked with finding out the motivation behind the “Free America” terrorists.

The drill was planned before the Boston bombings and officials from a dozen agencies have been meeting for months to plan the scenario. The exercise bore “eerie similarities” to the real attack in that police were tasked with identifying terrorists from street surveillance camera footage.

In this case, Homeland Security’s Urban Shield drill in Boston was scheduled to take place after the bombing. However, it follows numerous Boston Urban Shield exercises and semi-annual multi-agency drills that take place every year in Boston on Patriot’s Day (when the Marathon is typically held) and July 4th.

Homeland Security Advisor Arnold Bogis pointed this out, stating in ‘Marathon as a dry-run disaster,’ a 2008 article, that:

“Today thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators are unwittingly taking part in a planned disaster …“Massachusetts is better prepared for a real disaster because every Patriot’s Day and Fourth of July is treated as a ‘disaster.’”

Over the course of the last five years, the DHS has been criticized for its involvement in numerous training exercises and the production of material which demonizes conservatives and libertarians as domestic extremists, putting them in the same league as violent terrorists.

In March, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis admitted that the federal agency spies on Americans deemed to be “anti-government,” noting that the DHS concentrates on, “domestic terrorism and certain groups that are anti-government. We want to kind of take a look at that and receive that information,” so-called threats which included people, “putting political stickers in public bathrooms or participating in movements against the death penalty.”

Last year, a DHS-funded study produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

The DHS also stoked controversy in 2011 when it released a series of videos to promote the See Something, Say Something campaign in which almost all of the terrorists portrayed in the PSAs were white Americans.

A mock DHS news report which emerged last month depicted gun owning Americans as dangerous terrorists.

A DHS-funded exercise in Seattle last month portrayed “angry” parents who homeschooled their children as terrorists.

The 2009 MIAC report, published by the Missouri Information Analysis Center and first revealed by Infowars, also framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists.

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Both FBI & CIA Watched Boston Bombing Suspects for Years

 APRIL 25, 2013 – FBI & CIA now admit to putting Boston bombing suspect on 2 “watch lists,” directly contradicting previous public statements. CIA most likely sponsored suspect’s trips to meet US-backed terrorists in Chechnya, Russia. It is now confirmed that Russian investigators contacted the FBI at least as early as 2011 in regards to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and … Continue reading »

Boston Bomber Tied To CIA Backed Terrorists In Russia

 APRIL 25, 2013 – As details about the latest intelligence from the Russian’s emerge it is now clear that Tamerlan was in direct contact with a man known as Russia’s Bin Laden, whose operations are still being funded by the United States despite being officially being designated by the UN as an Al Qaeda associated organization. New intelligence reports … Continue reading »

bsAmputee Actors and Navy SEALs Spotted at Boston Marathon

Savvy Internet sleuths have found images taken from surveillance cameras of members of the crowd gathered at the Boston Marathon that appear to identify Navy SEALs wearing suspicious backpacks, and appear to be taking part in a drill. We know there are amputee actors who help soldiers prepare for war, were they used in Boston? Continue reading »

Why Disinformation Works, Editorial by Paul Craig Roberts

 MAY 25, 2013 – Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction? The answer is simple: disinformation works because “…only conspiracy kooks produce real evidence.” Therefore it become easy to dismiss the truth. Moreover, when a public and the commentators who inform it accept the collapse of the Constitution’s authority and the demise of their civil liberties, to complain about the IRS is pointless. Continue reading»

Report: U.S. Government and NATO Worked with Bin Laden and His Top Lieutenant 3 Months AFTER 9/11

Washington’s Blog
May 3, 2013

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has been deemed credible by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, several senators (free subscription required), and a coalition of prominent conservative and liberal groups.

The ACLU described Edmonds as:

The most gagged person in the history of the United States of America.

And famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says that Edmonds possesses information “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers”.

Edmonds translated terror-related communications for the FBI right after 9/11. In that capacity, she read communications between terrorists and other radicals.

Edmonds said last week that Bin Laden – and his number 2 Al Qaeda lieutenant – Ayman al-Zawahiri – worked with the U.S. government for 3 months after 9/11 to coordinate destablization in the Caucus region:

By way of background, the former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people’s support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism.

As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: “You had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security” (and see this)(Italy and other European countries subject to the terror campaign had joined NATO before the bombings occurred).

This was codenamed “Operation Gladio”. And watch this BBC special. And see this for background.

Edmonds says that some portions of Operation Gladio are continuing to this day, and that Ayman al-Zawahiri and Bin Laden worked for NATO and the Pentagon as part of Operation Gladio:

 

Edmonds told us:

For the past 11 years I have been emphasizing that my State Secrets Privilege & Gag Orders had to do with the FBI files (covering period 1996-2002 February) on covert-terrorist operations in Caucasus and Central Asiabacked, managed and armed by US actorsThese US-NATO directed operations in the region involved Bin-Laden and mainly Zawahiri …..

The FBI documents contained damning evidence (audio and written) collected between 1996-2002 tying these terror operations directly to the U.S. persons in the State Department/CIA and Pentagon. Also, how the State Department got Congress to grant huge amounts of funds to “front’ NGOs and businesses(mainly Turkish companies in US-listed/members of ATC) to funnel money to the terrorist cells in this region.

If this sounds crazy, please remember that the former U.S. National Security Adviser (and a top Obama foreign policy adviser) admitted that the U.S. created, organized and armed the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan – including Bin Laden – to fight the Soviets.  (The Mujahadeen eventually morphed into Al Qaeda.)

And the same National Security Adviser wrote a book in 1997 saying that the Caucasus and Central Asian regions – the same 2 regions which Edmonds told us that NATO and the U.S. deployed Zawahiri and Bin-Laden to influence – were the key to geopolitical power.  For example, he wrote:

  • The Eurasian Balkans include nine countries that one way or another fit the foregoing description [of regions vital for the U.S. to control] (p.124)
  • “[The Central Asian Republics] are of importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political interest in the region. But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold.” (p.124)
  • “Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power.”- (p. xiii)
  • “It is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book.” (p. xiv)

And the U.S. has backed the most dangerous and radical Muslim terrorists for decades.

And the mainstream French paper Le Figaro alleged that the CIA met with Bin Laden 2 months before 9/11.

And 9/11 Commissioners admit that they never got to the bottom of 9/11. For example:

This article was posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

Both FBI & CIA Watched Boston Bombing Suspects for Years

FBI & CIA now admit to putting Boston bombing suspect on 2 “watch lists,” directly contradicting previous public statements. CIA most likely sponsored suspect’s trips to meet US-backed terrorists in Chechnya, Russia.

It is now confirmed that Russian investigators contacted the FBI at least as early as 2011 in regards to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and again just 6 months before the Boston attacks. Additionally, it is now revealed that both the FBI and CIA had Tsarnaev on at least 2 terrorist watch lists, contradicting previous FBI statements that the case was “closed” after not finding “any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign.”

FBI Caught in Staggering Series of Lies

The suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and brother Dzhokar Tsarnaev, would be revealed to the public by the FBI a day after a bizarre press conference cancellation and a security scare at the federal courthouse where a suspect was allegedly being brought.

The FBI would feign ignorance over the suspects’ identity, appealing to the witless public for help identifying and apprehending them. It would be claimed by the suspects’ family members that the FBI had long been in contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and that the bombing was a set-up.

The FBI’s bizarre behavior grew more suspicious when CBS reported that initially the FBI denied it had any prior contact with the Tsarnaev’s. In their report, “CBS News: FBI Interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev 2 Years Ago,” CBS claimed:

CBS News reports although the FBI initially denied contacting Tsarnaev, the brothers’ mother said they had in an interview with Russia Today.

That interview with Russia Today, in an article titled, “‘They were set up, FBI followed them for years’- Tsarnaevs’ mother to RT,” stated of the suspects’ mother:

But her biggest suspicion surrounding the case was the constant FBI surveillance she said her family was subjected to over the years. She is surprised that having been so stringent with the entire family, the FBI had no idea the sons were supposedly planning a terrorist act.

She would say of the FBI to Russia Today:

“They used to come [to our] home, they used to talk to me…they were telling me that he [the older, 26-y/o Tamerlan] was really an extremist leader and that they were afraid of him. They told me whatever information he is getting, he gets from these extremist sites… they were controlling him, they were controlling his every step…and now they say that this is a terrorist act! Never ever is this true, my sons are innocent!”

The FBI would finally recant its earlier denial, and disclose on April 19, 2013 in an official statement on FBI.gov that indeed, they had been in contact with Tamerlan Tsarnaev as early as 2011:

The two individuals believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday have been positively identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, now in custody. These individuals are brothers and residents of Massachusetts. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a legal permanent resident and Dzhokar Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Charges have not yet been filed against Dzhokar Tsarnaev and he is presumed innocent.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, age 26, was previously designated as Suspect 1, wearing a black hat. Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, age 19, was designated as Suspect 2, wearing a white hat. Both were born in Kyrgyzstan.

Once the FBI learned the identities of the two brothers today, the FBI reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.

In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history. The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011. The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.

However, the case was not “closed.” Additional evidence would reveal that the FBI had been warned again, just 6 months before the Boston bombings by Russian investigators. The FBI was told Tamerlan Tsarnaev had visited Russia and was in contact with known-terrorists operating in and around Chechnya. Somehow, this additional information “escaped” the FBI’s April 19, 2013 public statement.

The British Daily Mail in their article titled, “Russia asked FBI to investigate bomber just 6 MONTHS ago after being spotted with ‘a militant’ on trip to Dagestan: Was it this known terrorist who Boston killer liked on YouTube?,” would state:

Speculation is growing that one of the Boston bombers met a known Jihadist terrorist in 2011 – as it emerged the FBI failed to follow up on a Russian tip that he was seen with an Islamic militant six times.

The Daily Mail would also report that:

The FBI has confirmed that Russia alerted the agency in 2011 that Tsarnaev had ties to ‘radical Islam’ groups in his homeland. Homeland Security sources have also revealed the agency received tips in 2012 about his ties to extremists connected to a Boston mosque.

In the wake of the FBI’s serial lies, yet more evidence is coming to light of now not only the FBI’s increasingly entangled relationship with the suspects prior to the bombing, but the CIA’s role as well. In the New York Times article, “2 U.S. Agencies Added Boston Bomb Suspect to Watch Lists,” it was reported that:

Despite being told in 2011 that an F.B.I. review had found that a man who went on to become one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings had no ties to extremists, the Russian government asked the Central Intelligence Agency six months later for whatever information it had on him, American officials said Wednesday.

After its review, the C.I.A. also told the Russian intelligence service that it had no suspicious information on the man, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout with the police early last Friday. It is not clear what prompted the Russians to make the request of the C.I.A.

The upshot of the American inquiries into Mr. Tsarnaev’s background was that even though he was found to have no connections to extremist groups, his name was entered into two different United States government watch lists in late 2011 that were designed to alert the authorities if he traveled overseas.

Therefore, in addition to first denying, then confirming having interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 and never mentioning the now confirmed warning by Russia just 6 months ago, the FBI and CIA also put Tsarnaev on at least 2 terrorist watch lists. Inexplicably, the FBI would have the public believe they found no evidence of terrorist activity, but then put Tsarnaev’s name on 2 separate terrorist watch lists anyway – and still somehow failed to prevent the Boston bombings. Clearly, that doesn’t add up.

Evidence Points to Tsarnaev as CIA Asset 

While the establishment media predictably attempts to make the serial lies told by the FBI, and both FBI and CIA’s involvement and foreknowledge of the suspects years before the Boston attacks, appear to be just an innocent bureaucratic foul-up, former-FBI translator Sibel Edmonds reported in incredible detail what most likely transpired, even before revelations of the CIA’s involvement became public.

In a 45 minute interview on the Corbett Report, Edmonds explained that multiple warnings by Russian investigators to the FBI were likely ignored because the CIA was in all probability using Tamerlan Tsarnaev as an asset to travel to Russia’s Caucasus region and make contact with US-backed terrorists.

It is a long-documented fact that the United States has extensively backed terrorists operating in Russia’s Caucasus region.

It is clear that at the very least, the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal agencies knew well ahead of time of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and did nothing to prevent him from allegedly carrying out an attack. Understanding the insidious behavior of both the FBI and CIA, opens up a second and more troubling possibility – that the FBI and/or the CIA were directly involved in the Boston bombings themselves, using the Tsarnaev brothers as patsies.

Regardless of which is true – there is more than enough evidence currently to remove the FBI from the Boston bombing investigation and open an immediate and urgent inquiry into both the FBI and CIA’s involvement and criminal improprieties in the lead up to the attacks.

There is also enough evidence for the American people to realize they have exchanged for the past decade, their liberty and dignity for safety and clearly have been left none of the above. It is also now clear that the American people possess the moral imperative to seize back their liberties and to throw off this expansive, ineffectual, stifling, incompetent and/or criminal federal security apparatus – from the DHS and TSA, to the FBI and CIA – who despite receiving billions annually and nearly limitless authority failed utterly to prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, and in fact appear to have played a central role in facilitating them.


Further Reading: For more information on US sponsorship of terrorism in Russia, read: “Barbarians at the Gate: Terrorism, the US, and the Subversion of Russia.” For more information on the FBI’s history of handing “terror suspects” weapons and live explosives, read: “FBI Casting Set Stage for Boston Marathon Bombing, Shootout, Charade.”

Tony Cartalucci’s website is Land Destroyer.

Boston Bomber Tied To CIA Backed Terrorists In Russia

As details about the latest intelligence from the Russian’s emerge it is now clear that Tamerlan was in direct contact with a man known as Russia’s Bin Laden, whose operations are still being funded by the United States despite being officially being designated by the UN as an Al Qaeda associated organization.

New intelligence reports now being discussed by the corporate media reports show the FBI lied about what they new about the Boston Bombings Suspect Tamerlan Tsarneav’s ties to Islamic extremists, particulary he visited Chechnya and comingled with an underground group US backed terrorists during a wave of attacks against Russia last summer.

An investigation into the extremists Russian intelligence reported Tamerlan visited shows the group has a long history of being funded and backed by the United States which is a clear indication of why the FBI tried to hide the ties with the group to the Boston Bombings.

The FBI initially reported they had only received intelligence from Russia in 2011 after which Tamerlan was cleared of any suspicions of terrorism.

CNN, NBC and other media outlets are now confirming the FBI was contacted again by the Russians just 6 months ago about a second trip Tamerlan made last summer and tipped them off to the fact Tamerlan was meeting with an organization led by a man known by Russia’s Bin Laden.

This inconvenient fact is egg directly on the face of the Central Intelligence Agency who groomed and funded the man to conduct clandestine operations against Russia during the cold war.

“According to an intelligence source, Russia remained convinced that Tamerlan, an ethnic Chechen, was in ‘direct contact’ with Islamist militants, most likely based in the strife-torn southern Russian region of Dagestan, where he lived for two years with his family prior to moving to the US,” the Daily Mail reported. “One theory is that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, who was in thrall to his older brother, may have been ‘inspired’ by a rebel leader known as Russia’s Bin Laden.”

As we noted, citing research conducted by Eric Draitser and others, the Daily Mail omitted a few pertinent details – namely that Doku Umarov, like his supposed mentor Osama bin Laden, works in the interest of U.S. intelligence and the State Department.

Umarov’s Kavkaz Center was funded by the State Department and several supporting fronts including the National Endowment for Democracy-funded Russian-Chechen Friendship Society. In short, it functions as a color revolution front group, color revolution being a specialty of NED under the auspices of the CIA. (“A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA,” Allen Weinstein, who helped draft legislation establishing NED, proudly stated in 1991.)

Here CNN further details the Tamerlan’s links to the Jihadists:

4/22/13 – Monday afternoon, CNN delved into the possible links between slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and jihadist groups in the Dagestan region of Chechnya in Russia. By tracking the source of a video that the older suspect posted on his increasingly militaristic YouTube account, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reported on the possible connection from southern Russia. Walsh showed part of the video of a militant who goes by the name Abu Dujan that Tsarnaev had apparently posted on his YouTube channel. Dujan was later killed by Russian special forces during a gun fight that occurred last December in the same region that the Boston suspect visited in the early part of last year. As Walsh put it, “this could be the clearest link yet between one of the alleged Boston bombers and the violence that’s been gripping southern Russia.” Meanwhile, the younger Tsarnaev has apparently been communicating with law enforcement officers, despites his “serious medical condition.” CNN’s Tom Fuentes explained to Wolf Blitzer that because Dzohkhar Tsarnaev is intubated and cannot speak, officials are likely relying on yes or no questions with the suspect nodding or shaking his head to respond. At this point, Fuentes said, the FBI’s main goal is to find out the answer to the question, “are there any other terrorists that may carry out an additional attack that we’re not aware of, or is this it?”

More notable, is Tamerlan’s trip to Russia concurred with a series of shootings and Bombings conducted against Russian targets by Russia’s Bin Laden and his network of Al Qaeda affiliated operatives.

BOMBSHELL: US Neo-Cons, State Department Behind Terror Wave in Russia

Barbarians at the Gate: Terrorism, the US, and the Subversion of Russia.

The shootings and bombings in Ingushetia and Dagestan this week rekindled a long-standing, brutal campaign of violence and terrorism in Russia’s Caucasus region – one that has seen more than its share of terror stretching back to the Chechen “rebellion” of the 1990s.  However, in examining the recent attacks, it becomes clear that there are political and geopolitical interests behind the scenes that are actively working to destabilize Russia, with violence as their most potent weapon.  The attacks are not simply isolated terrorist actions, but rather, cynically orchestrated events carried out by well-connected criminal networks whose goal is to foment conflict and carry out the agenda of the US intelligence establishment in its subversion of Russia.

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Terrorists, Propagandists and Handlers

The complex network of terrorist organizations that operate under the banners of “separatism” and “independence” for the Caucasus region, has been at the center of the destabilization of Russia for the last two decades.  Within hours of the deadly attacks, the Kavkaz Center – an organization known to be the propaganda mouthpiece of terrorist leader Doku Umarov – released an article characterizing the attacks as heroic acts and referring to the dead as “Russian puppets.”  Though this would seem to be not in keeping with the Center’s stated mission “to provide reporting of events…and assistance of journalistic work in the Caucasus,” this is, in fact, very much par for the course for an organization that is funded by the US State Department and Finland’s Foreign Ministry.

Image: “Russia’s Bin Laden,” Dokka Umarov led terrorist death squads in Chechnya during the 1990′s up until 2011 when the UN finally listed him as an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. At one point, Umarov even declared himself “Emir of the Russian North Caucasus.” His propaganda clearinghouse, the Kavkaz Center, was funded by the US State Department, as well as several supporting fronts including the National Endowment for Democracy-funded Russian-Chechen Friendship Society. The former currently supports US efforts to overthrow the Syrian government. The latter organization is currently backing the US State Department’s recent PR ploy, “Pussy Riot.” 

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Kavkaz Center has a long track record of supporting and legitimizing terrorist actions throughout the region, rationalizing atrocities committed in the name of “resistance.”  In fact, Kavkaz engages in perpetual upside-down logic, referring to Russians as “terrorists” and terrorists as “heroes.”  This type of Goebbles-esque propaganda is the hallmark of Western imperialist projects; most recently in the conflict in Syria, in which the Syrian National Council, Western corporate media and the like refer to terrorism and subversion as “rebellion and freedom-fighting”.  Additionally, it is essential to note that Emarat Kavkaz (Umarov’s terrorist organization translated as “Caucasus Emirate”) has been listed by the United Nations as an organization associated with Al-Qaida. Kavkaz Center has been described by Umarov himself as “the official information organ of the Emarat Kavkaz.”  This, of course, supports the claims made repeatedly by Moscow of the connection between Chechen and other extremists in the region and Al Qaida, a claim which, until recently, Kavkaz Center continued to deny.

Image: From UN.org, Chechen militant leader Dokku Umarov has been officially listed as a terrorist with ties to Al Qaeda. Paradoxically, the US is funding outfits supporting Umarov’s terrorist campaign against the Russian government. Once again, an internationally listed terrorist front, like Libya’s Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) now fighting in Syria, is the recipient of US funding and support in direct violation of both American and international law. (click image to enlarge) 

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Despite the fact that organs such as Kavkaz Center operate in the service of terrorists who advocate the destruction of Russia, their activity alone is not altogether significant if seen in a vacuum.  Rather, it is the association of these types of individuals and organizations with the US State Department and US intelligence that makes them particularly insidious.  One such entity that bears scrutiny is the American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus (ACPC), previously known as the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya.  As reported by Right Web at the Institute for Policy Studies, “The ACPC was founded in 1999 by Freedom House, a neoconservative organization that has worked closely with the U.S. government, receiving funds from the National Endowment for Democracy and other U.S. democratization initiatives.”  This intimate relationship between the ACPC and the US State Department indicates not merely a confluence of interests, but rather a direct relationship wherein the former is an organ of the latter.

Image: Over 30 years of supporting global terrorism – the Neo-Conservative establishment had created Al Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan in the 1980′s and has since used them as both provocateurs and a terrorist “foreign legion” everywhere from Serbia, to the Caucasus Mountains, to Iraq, Libya and now Syria. Readers should note that ACPC backing militants in Russia’s Caucasus region is affiliated with the Neo-Con run “Freedom House,” funded by the US State Department through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 

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Source: The Land Destroyer

As Kurt Nimo goes on to note:

Militant Salafism in Dagestan: Imported by the CIA

Radical Salafism, a derivation of an older Wahhabism, is a Saudi product. It is not native to Dagestan, as F. William Engdahl notes. “The existence of the so-called jihadist Salafi brand of Islam in Dagestan is quite recent. It has also been deliberately imported,” he writes.

Wahhabism has mutated since it was promoted by the British early in the last century to maintain control over oil-rich Saudi Arabia. “Little known is the fact that the present form of aggressive Saudi Wahhabism, in reality a kind of fusion between imported jihadi Salafists from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and the fundamentalist Saudi Wahhabites,” Engdahl explains.

Leading Salafist members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were introduced into the Saudi Kingdom in the 1950’s by the CIA in a complex series of events, when Nasser cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood following an assassination attempt. By the 1960’s an influx of Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia fleeing Nasserite repression, had filled many of the leading teaching posts in Saudi religious schools. One student there was a young well-to-do Saudi, Osama bin Laden.

The CIA is using the Salafist Muslim Brotherhood to change the geopolitical landscape in the Middle East under the banner of a so-called “Arab Spring,” that is to say a color revolution designed to consolidate the grip of the globalists in the region and, as former National Security Advisor and Rockefeller operative Zbigniew Brzezinski said, “to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.”

Order out of chaos, from Libya to Syria, is a speciality of the CIA’s Salafist network, a product exported from the bloody battlefields of Afghanistan in the 1980s and micromanaged by the CIA, Pakistan’s ISI, with plenty of money from Saudi Arabia.

In addition to balkanizing and fomenting religious and sectarian violence in the Middle East, Engdahl describes a similar or concurrent project under way to destabilize the Russian Federation. “The deliberate detonation now of a new round of Salafist fundamentalist Jihad terror inside Muslim regions of the Russian Caucasus is exquisitely timed politically to put maximum pressure at home on the government of Russia’s Vladimir Putin,” he writes.

Despite hedging by the FBI and a cautious story by key Mockingbird media asset Time saying Tamerlan Tsarnaev may or may not have been in contact with militant Salafists in Dagestan, the corporate media is running with the one dimensional radicalization plot line.

Source: Before Its News

Military Men Witnessed At Boston Bombing Identified As National Guard CST Teams

After days of speculation and calls for officials to provide an explanation, it has emerged that the unidentified military style group pictured at the scene of the Boston bombing both before and after the explosions could be National Guard Civil Support Teams (CSTs) that were pre-scheduled to be at the event.

CSTs are The National Guard’s full-time response force for emergencies or terrorist events involving weapons of mass destruction, toxic chemicals, or natural disasters. CSTs are routinely pre-staged at large public events to help mitigate risks and assist civilian authorities.

A report published on silive on Saturday, notes that Defense Secretary Hagel has decided to rescind a decision to defund 24th National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST). The team is described as “The only U.S. military team assigned to New York City to support first responders in case of a disaster.”

Within the report it is stated that “Members of the New York unit were less than a block away from the deadly April 15 explosions at the Boston Marathon. They were part of a survey squad deployed at the request of their counterpart unit in Massachusetts.”

The report notes that “Each U.S. state and territory has at least one of the specially trained National Guard response teams,” and that “WMD-CSTs are trained to provide rapid military support to civil authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threat.”

This would explain why one of the military men was pictured holding a radiation monitoring device in the immediate aftermath of the bombing.

In a separate April 16 report by Global Security Newswire, it is noted that members of the New York CST team were dispatched to Boston on the Friday before the event, and were scheduled to be in place at the Marathon on the Monday:

The roughly 20-person New York unit — based at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn — dispatched five personnel to Boston after receiving a request last Friday from the Massachusetts state government, said Eric Durr, public information director for the New York state Military and Naval Affairs Division.

“Anytime you’ve got a high-key event where there’s lots of people, there’s usually a … unit from a civil support team in the area to provide assistance to first responders,” Durr told Global Security Newswire by telephone. He declined to discuss specifics of how the 24th personnel provided assistance following the Monday attack.

In a report published April 16, one day after the Boston bombing, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs featured the activities and exercises of their own state CST team. Within the report, Wisconsin CST commander Lt. Col. David W. May states “There are two CSTs that are engaged out there (in Boston) in the response… In fact, one of the first images that I saw was the Massachusetts CST was actually right there.”

Is May referring to the images of the military types that were pictured all over the scene? It seems highly likely.

A picture published by The London Guardian that was not widely circulated shows more of the military type men at the scene after the bombs went off. Although these men are dressed in similar garb, they are more clearly identified as CST support members.

Pictures of CST members from 2011 and 2012 wearing khaki and black uniforms can be found widely on the internet:

http://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=22521

http://www.idaho.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123259663

http://dmva.alaska.gov/content/galleria/Alaska%20National%20…

http://www.dvidshub.net/image/391361/6th-civil-support-team-…

http://www.army.mil/media/235471

http://www.nationalguard.mil/news/archives/2010/09/090210-CS…

http://www.army.mil/article/78045/

http://www.dvidshub.net/image/391303/6th-civil-support-team-…

http://www.idaho.ang.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123237536

As to why one of the military types at the scene appeared to be wearing a Navy Seal or Craft International logo on his hat, it has been suggested that it is fairly routine for police and military to receive training from Craft, as well as other private military contractor groups, and from former Navy Seals. It is also possible that this person was an ex Seal or just purchased a Craft baseball cap, which are available to buy online.

It is, of course, also possible that he was indeed working for Craft International, in which case his presence remains a mystery. Either way, the FBI needs to address this picture.

In another report by Army Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy of The National Guard Bureau, it is noted that CST teams have been providing support in both Massachusetts following the bombings, and in Texas, following the explosion at a fertilizer plant.

“The Massachusetts team was on duty during the April 15 running of the Boston Marathon, augmented by similar Guard teams from New York and Rhode Island.” the report states, corroborating the same information in the other reports mentioned above.

The report also states that “In Boston, more than 850 National Guard members were on duty to assist local authorities with logistics, security and other operations. In addition to the civil support team members, the team also included members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s 387th Ordnance Company and the 267th Combat Communications Squadron from the Massachusetts Air National Guard.”

Another report posted April 17th on Examiner.com noted that “The Massachusetts Civil Support Team is providing assistance to Boston and Massachusetts civil authorities. In addition, personnel from the New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island civil support teams are providing additional support.”

The reported also stated that more than 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen had been on duty to help law enforcement agencies keep the marathon’s route clear and had remained on duty in the aftermath to continue to assist local authorities.

Several other reports also noted the presence of CST teams at the Boston Marathon.

The vehicles that were witnessed at the bombing scene also appear very similar to those used by other Army National Guard CSTs:

This image on dvidshub shows almost identical vehicles belonging to the New York CST team as the ones that were witnessed in Boston:

The vehicle in this photo, along with a black and khaki CST member, also appears very similar:

Similar CST vehicles can also be seen in these photos.

Similar vehicles can also be seen in this CST video.

Of course, this information does not conclusively prove that all of the military type individuals pictured at the scene were part of a National Guard CST team. Yet it does, at last, provide one possible logical explanation for their presence. The fact that the individuals were also pictured conversing with FBI personnel and police at the scene also suggests that their presence was not covert, and was pre-planned.

Of course, the FBI could have simply cleared this up by issuing a statement identifying the military types as members of CST teams. Instead, however, they chose to ignore the pictures altogether and order members of the public not to even acknowledge the existence of the pictures – causing much confusion, speculation and mistrust among those who were following the events closely.

In addition, this information does not mean that the authorities did not have prior knowledge of the bombing. If anything, the massive security presence bolsters the notion that they very much could have had prior knowledge, particularly in conjunction with the fact that the suspects were already well known to the FBI, and with the ever developing shady Saudi connections.

This information also does not alter the fact that the FBI and US intelligence have long been intimately involved in staged and provocateured terrorist attacks.