Part 1: Who Is Misha? → HERE
Part 2: Misha and the US Political Machine → HERE
In the previous post, we learned that Ilyas Akhmadov, one of Aslan Maskhadov’s right hand men, was sponsored by Zbigniew Brzezinski and given asylum here in the States against the advisement of both Homeland Security and Russia. He lived with Nicholas Daniloff, dubbed a CIA operative, for a year after arrival in the States.
After giving Ilyas Akhmadov a place to stay, Daniloff, also a member of the American Committee For Peace In Chechnya (along with his wife, Ruth), co-authored a book last year with Askhmadov entitled, Chechnya’s Secret Wartime Diplomacy: Aslan Maskhadov and the Quest for a Peaceful Resolution (2013). (Anyone have $76 bucks? I’d love to buy it.) Daniloff has also worked with other Chechen refugees besides Akhmadov. He co-authored a few books with Chechen surgeon Dr. Khassan Baiev such as The Oath: A Surgeon Under Fire (2004) and Grief of My Heart (2009).
Dr. Khassan Baiev is famously known for treating fighters from both sides of the Chechen/Russia war. He not only performed surgeries on injured Chechen rebels, he swore to uphold his Hippocratic oath regardless of politics which was reflected in the fact that he also helped Russian soldiers. His most talked about patient? Shamil Basayev. Remember him from earlier? Dr. Baiev is the one who performed Basayev’s leg amputation and, for obvious reasons, the surgery landed him trouble with the Russians. Of course working on the Russians landed him in trouble with the Chechens.
Baiev eventually fled to the US and remember when I said earlier to take note of the George Soros’ foundation? Well, the organization who sponsored Baiev’s political asylum, Physicians for Human Rights, is directly funded by the George Soros Open Society Foundation. I could get into George Soros’ involvement with every organization and “think tank” out there but some of you have kids, schedules to keep and lives to live.
Dr.Khassan Baiev is also known for Sambo fighting which is a Russian martial art and combat sport that Baeiv became involved with when he was growing up in Grozny. At one point, he became the Sambo world champion and the American Sambo Association awarded him in 2006 with the “Pioneers of American Sambo” award. Here’s what the ASA wrote,
“This award is intended to recognize individuals who have made great strides towards supporting Sambo in the United States.”
“Khassan is the Athlete’s Representative for the USSA and has also been an AASF board member as well…Most notable is Khassan’s humanitarian work through the international Committee for the Children of Chechnya, which he founded…Khassan lectures around the US and world on book tours and everywhere he goes, Sambo is discussed and promoted.”
Yeah, apparently the dude’s a badass.
Here’s what else he is: The welcoming committee for fleeing Chechens. Yup, apparently Baiev had the Tsarnaevs stay at his home when they first arrived in the United States back in 2002. According to Baiev, Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of Jahar and Tamerlan, called him and said, “Please, can you help me? There is no one here to meet us.” Baiev did help and the Tsarnaevs ended up living with him for a month. There’s more. Dr. Baiev was already familiar with the Tsarnaevs because he was friends with Ruslan Tsarni’s sister, Maret. He mentioned her a few times in his book, The Oath: A Surgeon Under Fire, (again, co-authored by Nicholas Daniloff and his wife, Ruth). Some passages from the book include:
“Maret Tsarnaeva, a Chechen friend, had volunteered to interpret for me…Maret kept telling me to relax but I had forgotten how. During the past years while running a hospital in wartime, I had lived on overdrive.”
“‘BAIEV. His name is Baiev, Khassan,’ Maret said to the nurse who wrote it on a clipboard.”
(In the acknowledgments) “I want to express my gratitude to those who assisted my family’s resettlement and to those who helped me bear witness to a conflagration that I hope no one else will ever live through…Maret Tsarnaeva; Ruslan Tsarni……”
Check out that acknowledgement. It’s not just Maret he mentions. It’s Ruslan Tsarni as well. He also acknowledged both of them in his 2003 book, Grief of My Heart: Memoirs of a Chechen Surgeon. The Rolling Stone article with the controversial photo of Jahar on the cover reiterates Baiev’s story. They wrote,
“During their first month in America, Jahar and his parents lived in the Boston-area home of Dr. Khassan Baiev, a Chechen physician and friend of Anzor’s sister…”
The other person I want to mention that Dr. Khassan Baiev has a relationship with is Brian Glyn Williams. Brian Glyn Williams is a professor of Islamic history at UMass at Dartmouth and apparently a history god on Chechnya. This is also the same guy who was emailing Jahar information about Chechnya. Anyone remember his famous quote after the Boston bombing? “I hope I didn’t contribute to that.” Huh. Yeah. Let’s hope not, Williams. A friend of Williams, Steve Urbon, once wrote,
“…Williams recalled the student [Jahar], though the two never met and communicated by email, Williams sending him links to academic papers he’s published and books he recommended.”
“He was learning his Chechen identity, identifying with the diaspora and identifying with his homeland,’ he [Williams] said. He wanted to learn more about Chechnya, who the fighters were, who the commanders were. I sort of gave him background.”
“In a book to be published next year…he [Williams] says that no matter what the Chechens are, ‘they are not Al Qaeda. Repeat: They are not Al Qaeda.'”
Okay, we heard you, Brian. But that is not an entirely accurate statement. So besides being Jahar’s mentor (a word that makes Williams freak…literally), who is this Williams guy? Well, for starters, he’s an associate of Dr. Baiev. Williams has reviewed Dr. Baiev’s work, had him speak at UMass and wrote in his review essay entitled, Caucasus Belli: New Perspectives on Russia’s Quagmire,
“I met Dr. Baiev at Harvard University some time later and found him to be an incredibly humble family man whose voice trembled when he recalled the unimaginable horrors he and his people had been through.”
There’s two really great sites out there (that everyone should check out) about Williams – one is tracesofreality.com and activistpost.com. Both sites discuss Williams CIA background and one links to Williams’ profile page on his publisher’s website which reads,
“Having traveled extensively in the Pashtun tribal areas while working for the U.S. military and the CIA, Williams explores in detail the new technology of airborne assassinations.”
Take a look at the links I’ve provided. And then check out the motherload on Williams’ background and the U.S. political machine at work at www.nsfwcorp.com. The politics are complicated and involved but this guy plows through it like butter. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. It’s going to take a while.
As a leading U.S. expert on Chechnya, a pen pal of Jahar Tsarnaev, and a history like no tomorrow with the CIA it doesn’t take a genius to figure this out…just saying. He also has ties with the Jamestown Foundation who likes to post some of Williams’ articles via their publication Chechnya Weekly (which is posted through the American Committee For Peace In Chechnya). They’ve been doing this since 2005 if not earlier. And he’s not alone in his ties to the Jamestown Foundation. Remember Zbigniew Brzezinski was part of the Jamestown Board gang, as is Nicholson Daniloff and his wife, and Dr. Khassan Baiev. Cozy.
A 2003 Jamestown event hosted by both Radio Free Europe and the Jamestown Foundation (Presidential Elections in Chechnya: Normalization or Farce?) lists Dr. Baiev as a participant. Take note of another participant by the name of Anna Politkovskaya. Both Radio Free Europe and Jamestown have hosted other events that featured Ilyas Akhmadov. In fact, Akhmadov has spoken at Jamestown/American Committee For Peace In Chechnya events dozens of times.
Remember I said take notice of Anna Politkovskaya. Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist who was assassinated in 2006. It’s believed Putin and the FSB murdered her because of her journalistic efforts to expose the human rights violations that were occurring against Chechens in both Chechnya and Russia. She was famously known as a defender of Chechen rights and many spoke out at her memorial, including Zbigniew Brzezinski and Ilyas Akhmadov. Clearly Brzezinski and Akhmadov (he was a speaker with her at a few American Committee for Peace in Chechnya/Jamestown Foundation events, as well) were familiar with Anna and I can almost guarantee they knew her personally.
Guess who else may have known her? It appears that both Victoria Poupko and
and journalist, Nadezhda Banchik, two women who have ties to the elusive Boston bombing “Misha,” may have been close to her. Victoria Poupko is the Director of the Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Fund (although I can find no actual filed records of this, only her own statement) while Banchik was (and maybe still is) the deputy editor-in-chief of The Chechen Times. And where can you find The Chechen Times listed as a resource? That’s right, on the American Committee For Peace In Chechnya/Freedom House/Jamestown Foundation/#areyouseriousthisisclearlyaCIAfront website.
So let me get this straight –
- “Misha” radicalized Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had ties to Gennady Napadensky (who was working for the U.S. government as a physicist).
- Gennady is married to Victoria Poupko who has business ties with journalist Nadezhda Banchik
- Nadezhda Banchik has ties to Chechnya’s former and now deceased President Maskhadov,
- Ilyas Akhmadov served as one of President Maskhadov’s right hand men.
- Ilyas Akhmadov also has ties to the CIA and Nicholas Daniloff (among ten million other powerful people he knows)
- Nicholas Daniloff has ties with both the CIA/Jamestown and Dr. Khassan Baiev
- Dr. Khassan Baiev has ties to now deceased, terrorist Shamil Basayev, Maskhadov’s government, both Maret Tsarnaeva and Ruslan Tsarni, Jahar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Sambo fighting (Todashev—not mentioned in this post), and Brian Glyn Williams
- Brian Glyn Williams emailed back and forth with Jahar Tsarnaev and he has explicit ties with the CIA
- The CIA has ties with the American Committee For Peace in Chechnya and the Jamestown Foundation (the two are basically one and the same)
- The American Committee For Peace in Chechnya and the Jamestown Foundation probably have ties with everyone I’ve mentioned plus journalist Anna Politkovskaya and Nadezhda Banchik—
who has ties with Victoria Poupko and is married to Gennady Napadensky.
Around and around we go.