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Tsarnaev’s CIA Connections


The Wall Street Journal published an article last week reporting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the dead “Suspect Number 1″ in the Boston Marathon Bombing, was in the Caucasus last year unsuccessfully trying to infiltrate an extreme Islamist mosque and attempting to forge a relationship with a rebel group by offering “to act as a financial go-between for an organization based in the U.S.” Tsarnaev has been reported as having no outside connections and limited if any financial resources, so either his offer of U.S. funding was an empty promise or the official account of his connections and resources is wrong.

Perhaps it informs the answer to know that the offer Tamerlan Tsarnaev was making was for the same service his uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, known at the time as Ruslan Tsarnaev, is reported to have provided to Chechen radicals in the mid-1990s.

Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer

Iran guided the CIA‘s “lost” stealth drone to an intact landing inside hostile territory by exploiting a navigational weakness long-known to the US military, according to an Iranian engineer now working on the captured drone’s systems inside Iran.

Iranian electronic warfare specialists were able to cut off communications links of the American bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel, says the engineer, who works for one of many Iranian military and civilian teams currently trying to unravel the drone’s stealth and intelligence secrets, and who could not be named for his safety.

Using knowledge gleaned from previous downed American drones and a technique proudly claimed by Iranian commanders in September, the Iranian specialists then reconfigured the drone’s GPS coordinates to make it land in Iran at what the drone thought was its actual home base in Afghanistan

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