2:26:19 PMDzhokhar Tsarnaev’s “not guilty” plea challenges stories told by Boston police, FBI, media
The words "innocent until proven guilty” were included in the U.S. Department of Justice’s news release about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s indictment for his "alleged” role in the Boston Marathon bombing, but that hasn’t stopped the nation’s media and picture leaking Boston cops from claiming only that he’s guilty. Young people in various nations across the world are using social media to monitor what many believe is a "set up” by U.S. federal authorities to frame "Jahar” for a crime he didn’t commit. Political leaders have exported the idea that the U.S. system of justice advances the belief in innocence until guilt is proven. The message they’re getting from the nation’s media is "not really.”
If Dzhokhar "Jahar” Tsarnaev had died after police tried twice to kill the unarmed Boston Marathon bombing suspect the world would believe he was guilty because dead men don’t talk. Tsarnaev didn’t die and his "not guilty” plea means earlier media reports are untrue that the 19-year-old confessed while heavily medicated and under treatment for gunshot wounds and injuries from a flash grenade blast.
The two words shocked and confused reporters and bombing victims who’d bought into a media driven hype about a guilt that was stimulated in part by half-truths and spin from Boston police commissioner Edward Davis. Americans and the international community had been conned by the mainstream media into believing the fabricated stories they had shared about Tsarnaev. Thus is the "same story” world we live in when mainstream news organizations are firmly in the hands of multinational media corporations that are cutting newsroom staffs to save money.
Rolling Stone magazine is catching hell (and making money) for publishing a story that doesn’t portray Tsarnaev as the monster he’s been characterized as by the major news networks. With George Zimmerman’s lawyer now pursuing a claim against NBC for editing his 9-1-1 comments in a manner that recklessly disregarded the truth, the American press appears to be pulling out all stops to keep the public believing the "Tsarnaev is guilty” story-line. A conviction would justify the false information some reporters recklessly shared with the public about the bombing incident.
Tsarnaev’s side of the story sets the stage for a body of false stories to be unraveled that have been told about the two ethnic Chechens who immigrated to the U.S. from Russia with their parents and sisters 10 years ago, his now dead brother and
his brother’s Florida friend, Ibragim Todashev. Todashev was killed by an FBI agent in May when federal agents visited his home to question him about Tamerlan Tsarnaev without an attorney present. Todashev was unarmed, on crutches and shot seven times.
Brendan Mess, Raphael Tekken and Erik Weissman
were murdered in between the arrests of two major drug
suppliers on September 11, 2011. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who
was best friends with Mess, wasn’t even a suspect until
after his face appeared in the news.
It has now been confirmed that the knife the FBI agent claimed Todashev tried to attack him with was non-existent. The "confession” Todashev allegedly made about Tamerlan Tsarnaev will also more than likely be revealed as untrue if on-the-scene special agents remember their oaths of office and tell the truth about what happened.
What Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may also possibly add insight to is the story-line that his brother was involved in murdering Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman and Raphael Tekken in Waltham, Massachusetts on the 10th anniversary of the September, 11 New York World Trade Center bombings in 2011. Middlesex county’s district attorney theorizes that he may have helped his brother and Todashev commit the triple homicide. Until he was accused of planting a bomb at the Boston Marathon race on April 15, 2013, neither of the Tsarnaev brothers were ever mentioned as murder suspects.
The "unofficial” FBI story-line from "unidentified officials,” according to the mainstream media, was that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Todashev cut the throats of Mess, Weissman and Tekken because they were Jews. The two men were supposed to have dumped "thousands of dollars” in marijuana over their dead bodies and left $5000 at the scene of the crime.
The three victims’ throats were slit from ear-to-ear with such power their heads were barely attached. Their bodies were discovered by Mess’ Somalian Muslim girlfriend the next day. Friends who texted the murder victms throughout the day on September 11, 2011 remember that communications with all three seemed to have been cut-off after 8 p.m. Each man’s lifeless body was found in a different room.
Mess’ girlfriend told the Boston Globe that the $5000 found on the floor was dwarfed by the amount of money he really had hidden in the apartment. Speculation that cops and federal agents investigating drug gangs are stealing cash, staging robberies and assassinations, and leaking elaborate plots to reporters to cover-up their own corrupt trails is routinely found in American news headlines.
Internal affairs investigations of corrupt FBI, DEA and Homeland Security special agents reveal the lines between the good and bad guys have blurred. The FBI even launched its own investigation of agents who shot and killed 271 American citizens between 2001 and 2003. Because national security agencies are given congressional immunity to have "secrets,” the bureaucrats they employ freely create and disseminate self-protecting versions of facts where their conduct raises questions.
Ibragim Todashev was on crutches when FBI agents visited his home in Florida to ask him questions about the triple homicide of Brendan Mess, Raphael Tekken and Erik Weissman. The official story is that he was "about” to confess before an agent shot the unarmed man 7 times.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and murder victim Mess were close friends, mixed martial artists and sparring partners. Weissman was a body builder and Tekken a personal trainer. All three murder victims were athletic. Tekken was Israeli and anti-Palestininan, according to friends. Says media reports and "leaked” theories by anonymous federal "authorities”, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Todashev were able to overpower and murder the three victims even though the two men were outnumbered by them.
The "Jewish,” "Israeli” and "anti-Palestinian” angle to the killings supports the FBI and Russian intelligence story-line that Tamerlan and Todashev were connected to "radicalized” Muslims back home, especially since the homicides occurred on the 10th anniversary of 9-11.
What the triple homicide looks more like is the assassination of snitches who had ambitions of being drug kingpins and overplayed their hands. Not even Mess’ girlfriend believes Tamerlan Tsarnaev had anything to do with his friend’s murder.
She told Boston detectives he was frequent visitor because the two men had a loving friendship that dated back to their years as teens. Waltham cops didn’t even bother to question him.
Published reports indicate that all three of the Jewish victims were veteran small-time marijuana peddlers with big dreams. Before his death, and prior to the bust of two Watertown area drug kingpins, Mess told friend Christopher Medeiros he was planning to taking his game to the next level with a big growing operation. Medeiros said to a Boston Globe reporter that he believed the murders were drug-related.
Drug dealers "move up” by eliminating the competition either through violence or snitching on each other. It’s a risky game if the dealer who got snitched on finds out who told and seeks revenge. Mess had already been badly beaten because he couldn’t afford to pay a debt he owed his primary supplier. Published reports didn’t connect the attack to a suspect. It did, however, reveal that he served a higher drug dealing master.
One of the Watertown area’s primary drug kingpins was an Armenian by the name of Safwan "Sammy” Madarati. The other was Thomas "Gus” Bailey. Bailey is a former Watertown city councilman. No published reports have made connections between Madarati and Bailey, or to the three dead friends, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Todashev. Nothing publicly connects any of the players in the U.S. Department of Justice’s published statements. It’s not been publicly revealed if Madarati and Bailey were partners or rivals. Madarati’s federal trial documents, including his intercepted communications, make no reference to Bailey.
The FBI has publicly played down any potential role Madarati may have played in the murders and have allowed the story that Todashev was "about” to confess that he and Tamerlan Tsarnaev committed the killings to linger in the public consciousness. Tsarnaev wasn’t even considered as a suspect until after the media began exploiting any type of "dead men can’t talk” angle that gave him the appearance of guilt. Madarati’s reputation for violence should have made him a prime suspect in the triple, throat-slashing homicide.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s mother, Zubeidat, said the FBI "handled” her son for over a 5 year period beginning in 2008. [Facebook photos].
Homeland Security special agent Michael Krol said the Madarati investigation began when agents received a tip about him from a "snitch” at their Burlington, Vermont office around February 2010. The snitch said a major drug trafficking organization was sending marijuana from Canada to the northeast U.S.
Madarati and 18 people tied to his multi-million dollar Canadian-U.S. drug operation were investigated for about a year and arrested between April and May 2011, about four months before the triple homicide. Bailey’s operation was taken down in October 2011, a month after Mess, Tekken and Weissman’s brutal slayings.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s mother, Zubeidat, said the FBI "handled” her son for over a 5 year period beginning in 2008.
Bailey’s drug operation, according to published reports about him, doesn’t appear to have been connected to violence. Madarati, however, operated more like a "Godfather” with a sizeable gang, including a dirty local cop as a friend. It was a now ex-cop named Roberto Velasquez-Johnson who told Madarati he was being investigated, and who gave him the home addresses of a Watertown cop and a Waltham detective. Velasquez-Johnson told Madarati someone was making him out to be "the biggest mule in Massachusetts.”
"The rats were talking,” federal investigators listened to the cop tell Madarati. "Lay low.”
Madarati’s gang supplied ecstasy, marijuana, oxycodone and cocaine to a network of sub-contracting drug dealers. On his last day in business Homeland Security agents were reported as claiming to have collected three different sums of cash: $3 million, $2.7 million and $700,000. The majority of media reports consistently reported special agents collecting $345,000 or 7 kilograms in gold and 80 pounds of marijuana. Only the published cash totals differed.
Madarati was a player and his drug gang had a reputation for extreme violence. The crew he ran was known to have engaged in extortion, intimidation and beatings to collect debts and retaliate against competing interests. More intercepted calls reveal him talking about hiring killers, particularly young shooters, because they don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.
Special agent Krol, in a deposition taken after Dirty ex-cop Robert Velasquez-Johnson pleaded guilty to giving a Watertown drug kingpin the home addresses of two cops and warning him to "lay low” because of a federal investigation.
Dirty ex-cop Robert Velasquez-Johnson pleaded guilty to giving a Watertown drug kingpin the home addresses of two cops and warning him to "lay low” because of a federal investigation.
Madarati was busted, gave testimony about a conversation his fellow agents recorded between the Armenian drug dealer and his friend Karapet "Garo” Dzhanikyan. ”Garo” was on probation and worried that his probation officer, David McDonough, was going to catch him with dirty urine because he’d been using drugs. Madarati suggested they kill him. Federal agents warned McDonough after watching Madarati and Garo tail him. The men, however, never acted on the threat.
FBI agents who had Madarati under surveillance, and were listening to his calls, observed him and Garo casing the homes of the two cops and thought they were doing so to "send them a message.” Law enforcement officers routinely assign their own motivations and suspicions to the actions of people they’ve decided to target for investigation as if they have some special psychic power of deduction.
Federal court documents revealed that Madarati may have actually been planning an attack against Watertown cop John St. Onge and Waltham detective Gil Connors for their alleged role in an armed and masked invasion of friend Bobby Johnson’s home. The two cops allegedly pretended to be from the city’s water department so Johnson would let down his guard. Once inside they zip cuffed, beat and kicked him in the face. Johnson broke free and fought them off. Krol’s testimony shows him providing the cops with an alibi that they were elsewhere when the burglary, kidnapping and assault occurred.
The evidence special agent Krol testified to shows a 14-month federal investigation that yielded a great deal of information about Madarati’s personal life and drug dealing gang. Not only was Madarati being watched, Homeland Security agents had access to his computer files, telephone records, bank records, internet searches, email communications and texts.
The same information was being gathered by federal agents about at least 18 other individuals with alleged ties to Madarati’s drug dealing gang. That data and more was easily available to federal agents through the National Security Administration’s PRISM program that was recently exposed by contractor employee Edward Snowden, who’s now hiding out in a Russian airport.
Krol, in his capacity as a Homeland Security agent, had access to foreign terrorist tracking data and the same reports the FBI’s anti-terror specialists had access to when Russian intelligence identified Tamerlan Tsarnaev as someone to watch around March 2011, a month before Madarati’s arrest.
Boston’s FBI office released a statement and said special agents interviewed Tsarnaev and gained access to his internet searches and cell phone records. They found nothing out of sorts about him. His mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, said federal agents regularly interacted with her son beginning in 2008. She said at no time over the past five years did Tamerlan ever think he wasn’t being watched by federal authorities.
So the question remains. How does a financially broke, unemployed and deeply religious Tamerlan Tsarnaev hatch a plan while being watched by federal authorities to kill three people and plant a bomb at the Boston Marathon on April 15, and no special agent or anti-terrorism expert who was being paid to watch him knew it?
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was so cunning, if media and leaks from authorities are to be believed, that he avoided even the detection of other federal agents who were investigating people with whom he might be connected.
Either the $1.4 trillion that U.S. taxpayers have invested in anti-terror activities since the aftermath of 9-11 has been well-spent or the nation’s anti-terrorism program, and all its experts are a joke. Either way, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s thoughts about the murder story the "authorities” and media have shared about him and his brother may end up smearing egg all over a lot of faces.
By Eric Jonathan Brewer
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