Over the past couple of weeks, I've pumped out thousands of words on the dark and ugly geopolitics that form the backdrop to the Boston Marathon bombing. Most of that will appear in the upcoming Print Edition (Issue 3) of NSFWCORP — but for now, I want to bring up a couple of incredibly strange leads in the Tsarnaev brothers' stories. It seems the media has lost interest in trying to make sense of the Tsarnaevs' terror attack on the Boston Marathon that left three dead and over 260 injured — too many unsolved mysteries, too much journalistic energy wasted chasing down the ridiculous "Misha" phantom.
Keep in mind that no matter how weird some of this material gets — and it does get weird — it does have an explanation. Not a pretty explanation, not anything that will make you feel any better about what happened in Boston and what's going on in the part of the world the Tsarnaev brothers come from — and not a simple explanation either, which is why the full story will have to wait for the print edition.
For now, I want to start with one of the biggest "What The f**k?!" in the bombing story, a detail so far completely overlooked: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's high school project "mentor," Brian Glyn Williams. Brian Glyn Williams happens to work for the CIA, on Islamic suicide bombers, Chechnya, and jihadi terrorism. Williams is also an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, the university where 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was enrolled, and where he spent many of his last free hours between the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, and his arrest on April 19.
Is This the Man Who “Radicalized” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
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Who is Brian Glyn Williams, and why was he telling his local newspaper such things relating to the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? This question may be highly relevant to our understanding of the bombing and of the longstanding Chechen insurgency itself. It was Williams who contacted South Coast Today reporter Steve Urbon first, and not vice-versa. This important article indicates a series of contacts between professor Williams and the boy who would later be accused of terrorism and mass murder at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Brian Glyn Williams bills himself as an associate professor of Islamic History at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. That’s where his byline tends to stop, abridged as it is. Recently, however, Williams has come clean about his CIA past as a field operative in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and around Central Asia in the early 2000s. He studied, of all things, the motivations of “suicide bombers,” establishing himself as an expert on the subject.
Professor Williams also has a longtime association with the Jamestown Foundation, created by the head of the CIA in 1984 and steered by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Williams’ role as an “analyst” for Jamestown Foundation is usually also omitted from his byline, when his editorials appear in such mainstream journals as the Huffington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and elsewhere. Such failure to disclose his personal connections to US intelligence and to an intelligence-connected front organization mirrors his non-disclosure concerning his personal relationship with the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in those very same publications.
A website called Major History profiled Professor Williams in March of 2013. There they wrote, “[Brian] work has taken him to … Afghanistan to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. Williams was tasked with helping law enforcement and intelligence agencies understand the motivations and behaviors of suicide bombers…” As Williams’ formal education is in history, rather than psychological profiling, this may seem a bit out of the ordinary. “[Williams’] findings about suicide bombings in Afghanistan were informed by his understanding of tribal identities as much as fervor for the Jihadist movement. He came to these conclusions after being sent to Afghanistan by the CIA to perform firsthand research on these types of attacks. This type of fieldwork is unusual for most academics but especially for historians…”
Was the Relationship between Brian Glyn Williams and Dzokhar Tsarnaev more than Just Student and “Tutor”?
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The fact that Boston was an epicenter of the Chechen jihadist movement , which grew out of the Afghan mujahadin effort.
The mosque frequented by the brothers was inextricably linked  with the Operation Green Quest milieu of Grover Norquist, Karl Rove and the Bush administration.
The bombers’ “Uncle Ruslan” had links to AID  (a frequent intelligence cover) as well as a subsidiary of Halliburton (Dick Cheney’s outfit).
Uncle Ruslan was married to the daughter  of a key CIA officer, Graham E. Fuller, who appears to have played a role  in precipitating the Iran-Contra affair, the “turn to the Muslim Brotherhood”  and the defense of the Fetullah Gulen  cult against charges that it works with the CIA.
Uncle Ruslan founded Chechen Congress International , a probable intelligence front.
Uncle Ruslan also lived at the Graham Fuller residence for a time.
Brian Glyn Williams Articles on Huffington Post
Dartmouth is interesting, yet, for Rand Paul's question to Clinton on Turkish rocket shipments, it's Yale that is also of interest: Joseph Toy Curtiss in Turkey as well as vacationing at San Juan Ranch, New Mexico, an experimental drone state.
Yahoo Groups: Chechnya-sl (2010)
Yahoo Groups: Chechnya-sl (2012)