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The pre-Boston Marathon activities of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two brothers accused of detonating two homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, have been linked to anti-Russian operations with their bases in Boston, Finland, the United Kingdom, and Israel. Most of these operations, designed to overthrow the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin and establish a Salafist Islamic Emirate in the Russian Caucasus, including Chechnya and Dagestan, where the Tsarnaev family has family and residential roots, respectively, involve the activities of the Chechen "government-in-exile."
U.S. law enforcement has linked the elder Tsarnaev, allegedly shot and mortally wounded by police after engaging them in a shootout on April 19, to electronic communication with the Caucasus Emirate of Doku Umarov, a Chechen guerrilla leader who has been responsible for a number of deadly terrorist bombings inside Russia.
From its creation in 2007 to 2011, the U.S. State Department did not list the Caucasus Emirate as a foreign terrorist organization. In the meantime, other exiled Chechen groups that were, at the very least, ambivalent to the terrorist activities of the Caucasus Emirate, received aid and assistance from various anti-Russian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and those within the U.S. State Department who handle political asylum requests. The Caucasus Emirate adheres to radical Salafist Islam and is believed to receive support from Saudi Arabia.
Originally posted by MysticPearl
I question that. I see zero benefit to the Chechen cause by planting two bombs at the Boston marathon.
Rebels in Russia’s North Caucasus region denied any link to the April 15 attack on the Boston Marathon in a statement posted on the vdagestan.com website.
“The Caucasian Mujahedeen are not fighting with the United States of America,” according to the statement, which was attributed to unidentified Mujahedeen commanders in Dagestan. “We are at war with Russia, which is responsible not only for the occupation of the Caucasus, but also for heinous crimes against Muslims.”