FBI Interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev In Early 2011: Suspects' Mother Claims FBI Set Up

Tyler Durden's picture

Yesterday we reported that the initial, and largely expected, response by the father of the Boston bombing suspects, Anzor Tsarnaev, was that they had been set up by US secret services. As RT reported further, in an interview with Russian television the brothers’ father Anzor Tsarnaev also claimed that they are innocent and somebody might have set them up. "I’m sure about my children, in their purity. I don’t know what happened and who did this.  God knows and he will punish them,” he told Zvezda channel. “Somebody might have set them up. I don’t know who and because of their cowardice killed the boy."

The father said he was unable to contact his sons or other relatives. “Everything is switched off. I can’t reach my brother there either. I can’t reach anyone! I just want information. Now I fear for my boy, that they will now shoot him dead and then will say 'He had a gun'.”

“I fear for my son, for his life. They should arrest him, bring him, but alive. Justice should investigate who is right and who is wrong,” he said.

Mr Tsarnaev recently spoke to his elder son, Tamerlan [Suspect #1], telling him that he should take care of his younger brother. Speaking of the Boston marathon bombing he told his son “Ok, Thanks to Allah you were not close to there and did not suffer.”

“I remember I even asked “Who could do something like that?”

“We just talked. I asked him about our Dzhokhar [Suspect #2], how was he. I told him, he should help him out and keep an eye on him, so that he studies well. I told him ‘You left school, got married too early, but the kid should finish [his education]’. Because this is life – those who don’t study work a lot and work hard. That’s why I was telling them study”.

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As said up front: largely an expected reaction of shock and initial denial that one's children ended up behaving in a less than anticipated fashion. So it was not unexpected that the mother also decided to go the conspiracy route, and allege the boys conduct was "set up" and that the FBI had been following them for years.

Again from RT:

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva maintains her younger son is innocent and like so many of the brothers’ acquaintances, claims they were good, courteous kids and model students – especially the younger 19-year-old Dzhokhar. A US citizen who is presently in the Russian Republic of Dagestan, she revealed to RT some suspicions of her own.


Grief-stricken at the latest developments in the case, Zubeidat expressed her dismay at the allegations, recounting Dzhokhar’s life in the US and talking of his status among his peers and friends: he was an honors student, loved by many of his friends and teachers. And his older brother Tamerlan was a star athlete and student, whose ambition was to one day appear on the US Olympic wrestling team.


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.


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!”


When asked if maybe she didn’t know about some of her sons’ more secret aspirations and dark secrets, she said “That’s impossible. My sons would never keep a secret.”


Finally, she said that if she could speak to her youngest – Dzhokhar, she would tell him, “Save your life and tell the truth, that you haven’t done anything, that this is a set up!”

A clip of the above:

More deranged appeals to some conspiracy theory involving the FBI? Possibly.

But then we learn that the FBI did indeed interview Tamerlan nearly two years ago. From AP:

A foreign government told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, was a follower of radical Islam.


Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout, and his younger brother was captured alive. They were identified by authorities and relatives as ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who had been in the U.S. for about a decade.


According to FBI, the foreign government said that based on its information, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a strong believer and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the U.S. for travel to the country's region to join unspecified underground groups.


The FBI says it interviewed Tsarnaev and relatives, and did not find any domestic or foreign terrorism activity.

It did? Because suddenly questions emerge:

  • What did the FBI inquiry involve?
  • What unspecified "underground groups"?
  • Have the same "underground groups" recruited more young people from Boston or neighboring cities?
  • Who made the decision to absolve Tamerlan of any suspicion?
  • Which "foreign government" demanded that the US FBI get involved in the life of a then 24 year old boy and under what pretext?
  • Also, and unrelated, why were both parents abroad?

Dead men tell not tales, and Tamerlan is now permanently muted, so it is the FBI's word, as secret as it may, be against that of a dead man.

As for his brother: one wonders how quickly will he recuperate, or will his serious (or critical as was reported by Bloomberg) condition in hosptial suddenly deteriorate to a condition of just as terminal silence, thus tying up all the loose ends?

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Update: From the AP, we learn that the according to the official narrative, the Russian KGB successor, the FSB, was the entity that advised the FBI that Tamerlan was a "radical Islam follower."

The Russian FSB intelligence security service told the FBI in early 2011 about information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, was a follower of radical Islam, two law enforcement officials said Saturday.


According to an FBI news release issued Friday night, a foreign government said that based on its information, Tsarnaev was a strong believer and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the U.S. for travel to the Russian region to join unspecified underground groups.


The FBI did not name the foreign government, but the two law enforcement officials identified the FSB as the provider of the information to one of the FBI’s field offices and also to FBI headquarters in Washington. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the matter.

One by one all the dominoes fall into place.

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Iam Yue2's picture

Telepathy at work.

Troll Magnet's picture

why wouldn't we believe the government? they never lie. /sarc

as someone wrote here last night, they will do everything they can to take away our freedom and we will like it.

Precious's picture

A strong psychology of "denial" exists in certain family clusters, with self-supporting members talking themselves into a corner with glowing pride and esteem. These kinds of delusions of grandeur appear to have a strong correlation to a particular form of monotheism that obviously places no boundaries upon the human ego.

redpill's picture

That lady has a creepy look in her eye.  No wonder her spawn turned into killer muzzies.

knukles's picture

Damned good thing YoBlamah spoke to Pe-you-tin or they'd of never known that Frat Boy was hiding in the boat down by the shed next to the fence up on the trailer inder the tarp bleeding to death.

Damn, the pledizent is good....

peter4805's picture

I'd hit it on a lonely Satrurday night.

Ginsengbull's picture

She looks like she's off her medications.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Oh yeah? Kinda like the denial of the "USA!USA!USA!" crowd if you ask me. Was there credible intel beforehand? What were the contractors doing there, unless it is now OK for duty FBI to wear Blackwater/Craft gear. What was in the backpacks, and how big a failure is Big Sis' "See Something Say Something" when photographic evidence proves that the "contractors" were standing a few feet away from the blast. Failure of intel, failure of duty or something else?


This guy has it wrong, that much I know - but he does raise the above questions...

Pull your head out of your ass and answer them - if you can.




Perpetual Burn's picture

First they where seals now Academi. LOL

caconhma's picture

A person is innocent until found guilty in a court of Law. Right now, these Bostonians are suspects and nothing more. This is according to the Constitution the US government or Congress do not give a shit about.

It appears that the first suspect was killed and the second suspect miraculously survived his arrest.

Are we having Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby all over again? Then nobody is safe anymore here in America.



Greyhat's picture

Remember this picture from the Burgas bombing?


Within max. 96 hours someone will "find" a connection between the Burgas and Boston bombings and present a "Tsarnaev-Chechen connection to Hezbollah".

And then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-zoPgv_nYg


Long military-industrial complex shares! :)

Jack Burton's picture

"Precious" You have hit upon a very important point as regards the parents of the two alleged bombers. This belief in the purity of their children in not unique to Islam. We all have it to a degree. But I will maintain that worship of the purity of one's children is very strong in the Muslim religion. It really is a core belief, and any parent would by nature defend their kids, but Islam is very strong on this point.

The parents obviously have no control over the kids now, and for some time. Tamerlan has been playing around with radical Islam for some time, the Russia FSB warned the FBI about him, the FBI did a piss poor job as usual. They areally are a useless bunch. I point to their performance pre 9/11. The terrible FBI perfromance is well documented.

TeamDepends's picture

Did a piss poor job or found their man?

MilleniumJane's picture

After all, gotta keep the tax dollars flowin' to the MilInd complex.  "Gotta keep our boys sharp!!!"

James_Cole's picture

"Precious" You have hit upon a very important point as regards the parents of the two alleged bombers. This belief in the purity of their children in not unique to Islam. We all have it to a degree. But I will maintain that worship of the purity of one's children is very strong in the Muslim religion. It really is a core belief, and any parent would by nature defend their kids, but Islam is very strong on this point.

That's ridiculous, most parents are totally delusional about their kids. I'm agnostic but the last thing I'd try to connect is particular parental delusions around ones children to a particular religion. 

palmereldritch's picture

And these are the same 'incompetent' intelligent forces that the people believe can prevent infiltration of government by criminal false flag enterprises?

Sounds like a perfect cover to me.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

An inevitable characteristic of all 3 Monotheistic religions is their Absolutism. Which strongly discourages tolerance, diversity or dissent.

When its leaders 'decree' a policy or position, the followers tend to do just that: follow.

Precious's picture

This is simply incorrect.  A popular opinion, but simply incorrect.

One of the major western monotheisms allows anyone to enter and exit AT WILL.  No consequences except to the soul of that particular individual.  

The other western monotheisms require some form of evangelism or exclusivity, namely Islam and Judaism respectively.  While these same perversions have ignorantly been imported by heretics to modern false forms of Christianity, they do not actually belong.

Christianity is not to be vengeful nor exclusive. In other words, no eye-for-eye (Islam), no infidels to destroy (Islam) and no chosen people by birth (Judaism).  Look it up.  Simple as that.

Skateboarder's picture

The sports team from my area is better than the sports team from your area.

James_Cole's picture

The other western monotheisms referred to require some form of evangelism or exclusivity, namely Islam and Judaism respectively. 

Christianity is not to be vengeful nor exclusive. In other words, no eye-for-eye (Islam), no infidels to destroy (Islam) and no chosen people by birth (Judaeism).  

Riiiight.. Let's look at the new testament (which Christians revere). 

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." 

John 14:6

What happens if you don't go to Jesus? Well, you get thrown into Hell. No punitive nonsense there!

And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,

Mark 9:47

But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

Luke 12:5

Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts.

1 John 5:21

And what about the crazy old testament?

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Exodus 21:24

Jehovah is a man of war: Jehovah is his name.

Exodus 15:3

Yep, a totally open-minded faith!

Precious's picture

You have no idea what you're even cutting and pasting.  Among other simplistic mistakes you make, the Old Testament is not relevant to Christianity. That's why Christ calls it the NEW TESTAMENT.  But I guess that's pretty hard for most people to figure out, since they have been making the same mistake for about 2000 years now.

James_Cole's picture

Nope, I separated the new and old testament out (I would add that that distinction is a moot point anyway).

I know that book too well unfortunately as I was forced to study it as a kid, including reading the stupid thing cover to cover more than once. Funny thing was I read LOTR (another fantasy book) at the same time and was disappointed no adults thought that one was true, would've much preferred it that way!

I actually find most Christians totally ignorant of the contents of the Bible.

Precious's picture

You should change your name to Screwtape.

James_Cole's picture

You should change your name to Screwtape.

Christians always have the most insightful counter-arguments lol

I am secretly a demon leading good Christians to Hell! Just ignore everything I say.. /sarc

Precious's picture

You have no arguments at all.  Just (bitter) lies.

James_Cole's picture

You made the claim:

Christianity is not to be vengeful nor exclusive.

I brought up a number of Bible verses in direct counter to your claim. What are my 'bitter' lies?

Believe whatever religion you want, I don't care. But don't go making claims about your faith that are untrue. 

Another OLD TESTAMENT goodie:

for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.
Deutronomy 6:15

People like to pretend the new and old testament God is somehow disconnected because of Jesus, but the Bible is pretty explicit that God is a constant. From the new testament:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:1-5

Precious's picture

I'm sorry your parents abused you.  You should find the time to forgive them someday.

James_Cole's picture

I'm sorry your parents abused you. You should find the time to forgive them someday.

Lol another typical Christian response. 

FreeMktFisherMN's picture

Christianity is not about 'religion'. The Bible makes it clear that only faith alone in Christ saves a person. There are perverted institutions such as the Catholic church whose teachings are not Christian at all. They believe in a works doctrine, in addition to un-biblical things like purgatory and marianic worship. 

Christianity is non-violent. As a Christian I am called by the Lord to be a disciple and spread the Gospel and, through peaceful persuasion, turn people to Christ. Unlike the Vatican which throughout history who would use force to secure more power for their empires and burn people at the stake, and invent new doctrines to get money such as simony (pay for relatives' sins so they go to Heaven). 

This actually is why I have found myself a libertarian, realizing that Christianity emphasizes teaching through voluntaryism, not force. I have strong convictions and values, but do not believe I am to legislate morality. I am against mind-altering drugs and alcohol, etc., but recognize that people have liberty, and therefore things like 'war on drugs' I believe are absurd. Government is nothing but force. 


God is perfect, and mankind starting in the Garden of Eden became stained with sin, and needs to be cleansed of all unrighteousness to be re-united with our Father in Heaven. God loves us so much He gave Himself to die for us, giving His only Son, who was blameless, to die on the Cross to pay the wages of sin, which is death. Jesus atoned for our sins, and in doing so gave us a path to salvation: eternal life in Heaven reigning with the Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing but believing in Christ as one's personal savior will get one to Heaven. 


 Please, do not fall for the damnable ecumenical movements and deviations from the Word of God. Faith in Christ alone is the only thing that saves a person from perdition and eternal damnation. God is perfect in His justice, and indeed in Romans He says: Vengeance is mine. But remember that through the 2nd part of the Holy Trinity, His Son Jesus Christ, He came into this world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  

StychoKiller's picture

Faith without works is dead:  http://www.worldvision.org

Get ye hence, and alleviate some suffering.

palmereldritch's picture

I think you missed the supersarc tag on that comment

CIA Cults and the Global Brainwashing Experiment: The Untold Story of the Jonestown Massacre

The international operations of World Vision and the related evangelical groups continue unabashed. World Vision official John W. Hinckley, Sr. was on his way to a Guatemalan water project run by the organization on the day his son shot at president Reagan.280 A mysterious "double" of Hinckley, Jr., a man named Richardson, followed Hinckley's path from Colorado to Connecticut, and even wrote love letters to Jody Foster. Richardson was a follower of Carl McIntyre's International Council of Christian Churches, and attended their Bible School in Florida. He was arrested shortly after the assassination attempt in New York's Port Authority with a weapon, and claimed he intended to kill Reagan.281

It appears that large international charities such as World Vision are in fact intelligence cut-out operations for clandestine mind-control operations and other counter-intelligence activities around the world.     

Another World Vision employee, Mark David Chapman, worked at their Haitian refugee camp in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. He was later to gain infamy as the assassin of John Lennon in New York City.282 World Vision works with refugees worldwide. At the Honduran border, they are present in camps used by American CIA to recruit mercenaries against Nicaragua. They were at Sabra and Shatilla, camps in Lebanon where fascist Phalange massacred the Palestinians.

PrintemDano's picture

Christians have NOT been proven vengeful by your postings.  Christ will determine your fate, Christians are not supposed to hurt people who don't believe as they do.  Those are warnings from God to keep your eye on what happens to your own soul.  It does not direct Christians to harm anyone, as does Islam.  Christians should warn others, and pray for others, not enslave or harm them.  Pretty simple.

Rustysilver's picture


When asked which came first old or new testament, about 50% did not know.

Doctor of Reality's picture

That's funny Kirk, because it's my STRICT adherence to Jesus' teachings; that I am non-violent and will die before I'll kill another. So, please try again. It's the adherents to false religions who are the violent ones. 

Anusocracy's picture

Sorry, people hand them their freedoms on a plate by embracing the concept of government.

How much of this shit wouldn't be happening if 99% of the world's population were anti-government instead of pro-government?

StychoKiller's picture

But, but...Big Brother takes care of me! (Social Security, Obamacare, etc)

Mercury's picture

This just in:


A stunning turn of events Nigel, back to you in the studio...

Buck Johnson's picture

I would like to know what became of the FBI investigation of the older brother.  Usually when another country (especially Russia) intelligence service is saying something about an immigrant that at the time wasn't naturalized yet, they would watch him closely.

Kobe Beef's picture

@ Troll Magnet: Let's see, the Feds & their MSM propaganda organs lied about the Olympic Bombing, Ruby Ridge, Waco, The Murrah Bombing, WTC bombing 1, WTC bombing 2, the Anthrax letters, Saddam's WMD, Ambassador Steven's Murder, Fast and Furious, and those are just off the top of my head.

If the Feds/MSM tell you the sky is blue, you better look out the window to be sure. If the Feds/MSM tell you water is wet, turn on the tap and check.

Some may call it paranoid, I call it critical thinking. Given the Feds' propensity for agenda-pushing propaganda, anything they say is suspect. Bottom line: DC is in bigger budget, more power, more plunder Mode, and we will see shortly how they plan to use the Boston Bombing to push their agenda. Watch the sock puppets on the Sunday Talk Shows to see the rhetorical trial balloons alight.

The War Of Terror continues...