BECAUSE HE WAS TERRIFIED THAT HIS TAKING THEM TO DINNER MEANT HE WAS AS GUILTY AS WE ARE LED TO BELIEVE THE TSARNAEV BROTHERS TO DINNER THE NIGHT AFTER THE BOMBING?
BECAUSE THE SURVIVING TSARNAEV BROTHER IS COMING TO TRIAL AND THE FBI NEEDS A FLUNKY TO SWEAR HE DID IT!
THEY ARE SCARED TO DEATH THE YOUNGER TSARNAEV WILL GET OFF SCOTT FREE!
IN VIDEO AFTER VIDEO, THE YOUNGER BROTHER IS SHOWN WEARING A PALE GRAY BACKPACK, NOT A BLACK ONE AS WAS "FOUND" AFTER THE BOMBING.
NEITHER BROTHER RAN AND HID AFTER THE BOMBING...THEY WENT TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS.
THIS IS THE MAN WHO PAID FOR THAT DINNER!
About 5:30 Friday morning, Leslie Aiello and other neighbors woke up to find their building surrounded by a SWAT team and some 30 FBI agents, who took Matanov into custody on charges of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings.
Neighbors said they had noticed an intermittent police presence outside the apartment over the past year, particularly around the anniversary of the bombings. Some suspected that Matanov was the target of the surveillance.
Yet Monday’s disclosure that Matanov had been friends with the bombing suspects and may have shared their radical beliefs left many who knew him stunned and deeply shaken.
MAY HAVE SHARED???
A REASON FOR ARREST?
IN AMERICA, YES!
To cabdrivers in Braintree, where Matanov had worked for more than two years, his friendship with the bombing suspects was no secret.
His boss at Braintree Checker Cab said Matanov revealed to colleagues that he knew the Tsarnaev brothers in the days after they had been identified as the bombing suspects and was “adamant they didn't do it.”
“Not those guys — they got it wrong, or they are being framed,” the company owner recalled Matanov saying. “They would never have done that.”
At the cabstand in Braintree, drivers who knew Matanov described him as a likeable, regular guy who showed no signs of extremist tendencies.
Matanov said he had met the Tsarnaevs while playing soccer.
Matanov comes from Suzak, a small town on Kyrgyzstan’s border with Uzbekistan in the volatile Fergana Valley region of the former Soviet Union. The area was riven with violence between ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks that took hundreds of lives in 2010, the year Matanov came to the United States. The Fergana Valley has a large population of devout Muslims and has been a fertile recruiting ground for Islamic militants since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
IS THAT A REASON FOR HIS ARREST? HIS PLACE OF BIRTH?
HE HAD BEN GRANTED ASYLUM HERE.
WHY WOULD THE U.S. GOVERNMENT GRANT ASYLUM TO HIM THEN, BUT ARREST HIM AS A POSSIBLE TERRORIST NOW?
Administrators at the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cambridge mosque attempted Friday to determine if Matanov was the same Russian-sounding young man who occasionally sat with Tamerlan in the rear of the mosque during Friday services.
Ismail Fenni — acting imam of the mosque, which Tamerlan attended occasionally with his brother — said Tamerlan once introduced him to a friend who appeared to speak the same language and to be of similar descent.
Fenni said that the man attended the mosque several times after the Marathon bombing but has not shown up lately.
The mosque has no record of Matanov’s name...
WAS HE ARRESTED FOR ATTENDING THE SAME MOSQUE AS THE BROTHERS ATTENDED?
Matanov dressed like any other person in their 20s and would usually wear jeans, sneakers, and a shirt. “He wasn't dressed in, like, a radical way, or in any odd way,’’ his boss, identified only as Nour said. “He was dressed the same way that the majority of people would dress.’’
Nour said that if Matanov is found not guilty of the charges he faces, he would readily hire him back.
“If the law proves he didn’t do it, then, yeah, I would definitely offer him a job,’’ Nour said. “He’s a go-getter. He would go and get it done.’’
THE "TIMELINE" THAT GOT MATANOV ARRESTED:
A timeline of Khairullozhon Matanov’s alleged activities after the Boston Marathon bombings, as detailed in an indictment filed by federal authorities. Times are approximate.
April 152:49 p.m.: Explosions at Boston Marathon
3:31 p.m.: Matanov allegedly calls Tamerlan Tsarnaev and invites him to dinner
That evening: Matanov allegedly buys Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev dinner
Later that night: Matanov speaks with witness and allegedly tells witness (Witness 1) that bombings could have had a just reason, such as if they were done in the name of Islam
ALLEGEDLY...AS IN THE "WITNESS" ALLEGES THIS HAPPENED.
ASK YOURSELVES, IF THE 2 BROTHERS HAD JUST BOMBED THE BOSTON MARATHON, WHY WERE THEY GOING OUT TO DINNER AS THEY MIGHT ON ANY OTHER NIGHT?
WOULD THEY EVEN BE ANSWERING THEIR PHONES IF THEY WERE "ON THE RUN" AS WE WERE TOLD THEY WERE BY THIS TIME?
April 175:04 p.m.: Matanov allegedly calls Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but the two do not connect.
A minute or so later, he reaches Tamerlan and talks for about a minute and a half.
5:35 p.m.: Matanov allegedly calls Dzhokhar but does not connect
6:53 p.m.: Matanov allegedly speaks with Tamerlan by phone for about a minute.
6:57 p.m.: Matanov allegedly calls Dzhokhar but does not connect
Later that night: Matanov allegedly visits Tamerlan at his Cambridge home
9:35 p.m.: Matanov allegedly tries to call Dzhokhar but does not connect
April 185:15 p.m.: FBI releases suspect photos
5:42 p.m. - 7:17 p.m.: Matanov allegedly looks at the photos and reads stories about them on FBI and CNN websites
8:16 p.m.: Matanov allegedly tries to call Dzhokhar but does not connect
Late night - early morning next day: Marathon bombing suspects engage in shootout, Tamerlan dies.
April 192 a.m.: FBI releases more photos on its website
2:33 - 2:35 a.m.: Matanov looks at the photos and stories on FBI and CNN websites
2:36 a.m. - April 20, 7:56 p.m.: Matanov at some point allegedly deletes files on his computer before it is taken by investigators
6:55 a.m.: Matanov receives call from cab client (Witness 2), tells client during cab ride that he recognized the Tsarnaevs’ address as belonging to his friend, says he had not been there in a while
7:17 a.m.: Matanov allegedly makes final call to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but does not connect
Later in the morning: Matanov visits witness (Witness 3), says Tamerlan Tsarnaev is dead, asks witness to take cellphones; witness refuses
Later in the morning: Matanov picks up Witness 2 in cab. Matanov and Witness 2 go to Braintree Police Department, where Matanov is interviewed by detective.
Around noon: Matanov allegedly asks Witness 1 to hold cellphones, help reformat his computer, delete data; Witness 1 refuses
Later that day: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured
HE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN WELL ACQUAINTED WITH HOW THINGS PLAY OUT HERE IN AMERICA SINCE WE CAME UNDER THE "PATRIOT ACT"...HE KNEW HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH THESE 2 BROTHERS COULD LAND HIM IN JAIL, AT THE VERY LEAST.
FEAR, THE PRODUCT OF OUR "WAR ON TERROR" DROVE HIM TO GET RID OF ALL EVIDENCE, TO SPARE HIMSELF THE NIGHTMARE HE KNEW WOULD FOLLOW BEING SEEN AS A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE TSARNAEVS.
THE MAN KNEW HE COULD FACE DEPORTATION.
HE STILL FACES THAT, EVEN IF NOT CONVICTED OF ANYTHING.
April 20Matanov interviewed by federal investigators
7:56 p.m.: FBI obtains Matanov’s computer
AT LEAST HE WAS NOT KILLED BY FBI AS ANOTHER FRIEND OF THE TSARNAEVS WAS.
A Florida prosecutor has cleared an unnamed FBI agent in the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev, calling it self-defense. The agent and two state troopers were interrogating Todashev at his home when he charged them with a long pole...
AN FBI AGENT AND TWO, 2, STATE TROOPERS COULDN'T STOP THIS MAN EXCEPT BY "DEADLY FORCE"???
3 AGAINST 1 AND NO ONE TRIED ANYTHING BUT PULL A GUN AND SHOOT THE MAN 7 TIMES IN THE HEAD?
HE WAS SHOT 7 TIMES, ONCE IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD!
"We have confirmed through senior sources within the FBI that Ibragim was indeed unarmed when he was shot seven times in the head, what appears to be even in the back of the head," said Hassan Shibly, executive director of CAIR Florida. "That's very disturbing."
THE FBI AGENT WHO SHOT TODASHEV HAD A HISTORY OF POLICE BRUTALITY CHARGES BACK WHEN HE WAS A POLICEMAN IN CALIFORNIA.
PLEASE SEE THIS WEBSITE FOR AN EXTENDED LOOK AT THAT AGENT'S HISTORY!
41-year-old Aaron McFarlane, who joined the Bureau in 2008 after retiring on a $52,000 lifetime annual disability pension from a short stint as an officer in the Oakland Police Department, was the man who shot Todashev.
Aside from the question of why someone who passed through the rigorous training program the FBI runs for its recruits at Quantico, VA would also qualify for a lucrative pension, it turns out that McFarlane also has a pretty checkered past at Oakland’s Police Department — a police department that has such an extraordinary record of corruption and brutality, that since 2012 it has been operated under the supervision of a federal court “compliance director,” whose job is to see that officers don’t brutalize residents or violate their civil rights.
McFarlane, the Boston Globe reported, did more than that as an Oakland cop. The paper reports that during his four years with the Oakland Police, he was the subject of two police brutality lawsuits and four internal affairs investigations. the paper found also that McFarlane, as a defense witness in a corruption trial, pleaded the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions from the prosecutor in that case, which involved officers.
McFarlane was also questioned about another arrest he had made the same night of a man who suffered an unexplained head injury while being transported to jail. McFarlane said he “did not know” how the man in his charge was injured.
The city of Oakland also paid two settlements, for $22,500 and $10,000, in brutality cases brought against McFarlane and a fellow officer by two men who claimed they had been badly beaten by the two officers.
Todashev's widow, Reniya Manukyan, said he wasn't very close with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and insisted that her husband wasn't involved in the triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Manukyan said she has records that prove her husband was with her in Atlanta on the night of the crime.
"We want to know why it happened," she added. "We want to know what is the truth."
INITIALLY, LAW ENFORCEMENT LIED, SAID TODASHEV HAD A GUN, A KNIFE, THEN THE TRUTH CAME OUT...
Tsarnaev Friend Fatally Shot by FBI Was Unarmed
"'Two officials confirmed to the Post that Todashev was unarmed, and one said that he lunged at the agent and overturned a table. An official told The Wall Street Journal that the agent was possibly cut by a piece of furniture during the altercation, and the knife story might have been sparked by confusion about a decorative samurai sword that was hanging on the wall.'"
Shortly after Todashev reportedly confessed to involvement in the 2011 homicides, one of the two Massachusetts officers left the apartment to inform the district attorney of the development.
The remaining state police officer claims he observed changes in Todashev’s demeanor and sent the following text message to officers outside the apartment:
“Be on guard. He is in a vulnerable position to do something bad. Be on guard now. I see him looking around.”
HE'S AFRAID OF WHAT THIS MAN WILL DO TO HIM AND THE FBI AGENT IN THE ROOM, BUT HE TEXTED THIS???
I CALL BS!!!
Unmentioned in the FBI’s story line of what happened, which was accepted at face value in the investigation conducted by the Orlando Florida State’s Attorney Jeffrey Ashton, was a bruise and a bloody contusion noted by the Orlando coroner on Todashev’s left cheek, right on the outside of the eye socket.
The coroner said that injury was evidence of a “hard blow” to the head.
WAS HE BEING BEATEN INTO A CONFESSION?
OR WAS HE JUST BEATEN, PERIOD?
The FBI’s story, doled out through anonymous leaks, changed several times in the weeks that followed. First, Todashev, who had voluntarily endured hours of questioning, lunged at the FBI agent with a knife, or even a sword. Then it was a length of pipe. Other accounts had him knocking over a table. At least one account held that Todashev was unarmed. The version that currently stands is that Todashev wielded a metal pole – or, perhaps, a broomstick.
Florida’s autopsy report, available since July, was barred from release by the FBI. The bureau’s months of silence over the case have compounded the questions it faces.
Todashev has not been linked to the Boston bombings, though police say he was friendly with the Tsaernevs when he lived in Boston. He subsequently moved to Atlanta, then Orlando.
A FRIEND OF THE MAN SHOT HAS NOW ALSO BEEN ARRESTED. THE GIRLFRIEND OF THE MAN THE AGENT SHOT WAS HELD IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, THREATENED WITH AND SCHEDULED FOR DEPORTATION, BUT HAS SUDDENLY HAD HER VISA EXTENDED FOR A YEAR.
“When the bombings happened, he didn’t tell me it was his friend, he just was so sad. I said, ‘What happen with you?’ He said, ‘Nothing.’ Long time he don’t want to tell me. And after he tell me, “My friend is dead.” He didn’t elaborate, Tatiana Gruzdev said of Ibgrim Todashev. She never knew the name of the friend he was mourning.
One morning in May, as Gruzdeva was washing dishes, Todashev stepped outside. Then, through the window, she heard men shouting: “Move down! Move down!” She turned off the water and looked out to see her boyfriend on the ground, surrounded by FBI agents. They were wearing plainclothes, she said, so at first she had no idea who the men were. “I was so nervous I panicked,” she said. She shut the door and ran upstairs, where she hid in the second floor bathroom. When she emerged, Todashev was in handcuffs, with six or seven FBI agents around him.
They put a chair in the middle of the room, she said, and made Todashev sit in it.
“Ibragim said, ‘I have a pain in my knee, I just had surgery.’ They said, ‘We don’t care, we just have a couple questions for you. We know you was an ultimate fighter with MMA, so we know you could do something.’ He said, ‘I will not do anything because I’m just off surgery, I’m not stupid.’”
The agents began questioning Todashev about the Boston bombing, she said, asking him what he knew and where he was the day of the attack. Gruzdeva spoke up: “He was with me, he was in the house, we didn’t do anything wrong,” she recalled telling the agents.
“They just kept asking again and again, the same questions,” she said.
They asked Todashev if he knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, she said. He replied that the two of them had been friends. Eventually, the agents left with Todashev, confiscating all his phones and all his computers. About six hours later, she said, Todashev came back and reassured her that everything was OK. The next day, she said, agents returned their electronics.
In the days that followed, Gruzdeva said, the FBI contacted the couple regularly on the phone, visited their home, and called them into FBI offices for more questioning.
The agents asked about a call Todashev received from Tsarnaev after Todashev’s surgery. Todashev told the FBI that the two men had simply made small talk. They pressed him, asking why he had deleted the call from his phone’s memory. “I was scared,” Gruzdeva remembered him answering.
When Gruzdeva met with FBI agents, she said, they at first continued to ask her about the marathon bombing. Then they brought up a new topic: a triple murder.
“They said, ‘We think he did something else, before.’ They said he killed three people in Boston 2011 with a knife. I said, ‘It’ s not true! I can’t believe it.’ You know, I was living with him seven months, and we have a cat.”
Gruzdeva told me that she and Todashev believed they were being followed by the FBI on their way to work or to visit friends.
One day, the FBI called Todashev back to their office again. Gruzdeva went with him and waited in the lobby, she said. That’s when an agent she recognized approached her and asked to talk.
“And I already saw him a couple times so it was normal, so I told him, ‘I’m waiting for Ibragim,’” she told me. “And he said, ‘So what? It’s just going to be a couple minutes. He knows about it.’” So she went with him to an office. Another agent joined them, she said. Then, she says, they questioned her for three hours.
“They asked me again and again about Ibragim and all this stuff. They asked me, ‘Can you tell us when he will do something?’ I said, ‘No! I can’t!’ Because he wasn’t doing anything, and I didn’t know anything. And they said, ‘Oh, really? So why don’t we call immigration.’”
“I said, ‘Come on guys, you cannot do this! You know my visa was expired and you didn’t do anything. And now because you need me and I say I don’t want to help you, you just call to immigration?’ And they said, ‘Yeah, that’s right.’ And they called immigration and immigration came and they put me in the jail.” A spokeswoman for Immigration and Citizenship Services said that ICE cannot release or confirm any details of an individual detention without a written waiver. Gruzdeva had signed such a waiver, the spokeswoman said, but it had since expired.
For the first week, Gruzdeva told me, she was kept in an immigration detention facility. She was allowed to talk to Todashev every day on the phone. She said he told her that when he had come to find her in the lobby the day she was detained, FBI agents mocked him, saying “Where’s your girlfriend?”
She said the mocking infuriated Todashev. “He said, ‘I want to hit them because I was so mad, why they lie to me? They stole you.’”
On May 22, Gruzdeva said, she was transferred from immigration jail to a cell in Glades County Jail in Moore Haven, Florida. There, she said, she was placed in solitary confinement.
“I thought I would be released, because I don’t have any crime, I don’t have any charges, I was clear,” she said. She asked why she had been moved. “And they just said, “Oh we cannot tell you, we’ll tell you tomorrow in the morning.”
She did not know it yet, but that was the day Todashev had been fatally shot by the FBI.
The next morning, she said, immigration officers and “other officers” came to her cell.
“They said, ‘He’s dead.’
“I said, ‘That’s not true. I just saw him a couple days ago and I talked with him yesterday. He cannot be dead.’
“They said, ‘He died yesterday.’
“I said, ‘No! I just talked with him.’
“They said, ‘We have a paper, and it says that he’s dead, and you can make a phone call.’”
She called her friend Husain, the one who had introduced them.
He told her it was true: Todashev was dead.
Finally, on August 8, she was released from custody. She said Ashurmamad Miraliev, a friend of Todashev—the same man arrested on Wednesday—came to pick her up, along with Todashev’s father, Abdulbaki, who had flown to Florida from Chechnya to meet with prosecutors. They drove her back to the house she had shared with Todashev, where he had been killed. “They said, ‘Don’t worry the house is clean and we cleaned everything.’”
Miraliev became Gruzdeva’s roommate, she said, helping her to pay the rent. On Wednesday, the two of them were on their way to visit her immigration officer when they were stopped by the police. “It was police cars, police cars, police cars. Undercover people they just stop us with five police cars.” They arrested Miraliev. “They told me he was in Orange County jail,” she said. “I don’t know why they took him.”
Gruzdeva told me she is waiting for immigration to process a work authorization form she has applied for. “After I have my work authorization and social security I will move to a different state,” she said. “Or maybe different city. Because I cannot be here anymore. It’s too much for me .… It’s really painful every day to wake up now in this house.”
<< SOMEONE COMMENTED: "About to sign a written confession ..."?
Inside his apartment?
Interrogated inside his apartment?
For three hours?
Standard interrogation procedure involving a "person of interest" requires the person first be searched, placed in restraints if necessary then transported to a secure location and interrogated by a team of agents while other agents in an adjacent room act as witnesses -- view it on monitors, listening on stereo speakers; the entire interrogation recorded. To be legally valid.
All this happens after the person of interest has been advised that he is a suspect and has been read his Miranda rights -- advised that he has the right to remain silent and informed that anything he says can and will be used in a court of law at some future date and a lawyer will be provided him if he cannot afford one.By the sound of it none of this was done.
Why wasn't any of this done?
Who prepared this "written confession"? >>
CAN THEY PROVE HE WROTE SUCH A CONFESSION HIMSELF?
HIS WIFE CAN PROVE THEY WERE BOTH IN ATLANTA WHEN THE MURDERS HAPPENED.
WILL THEY ALLOW THIS EVIDENCE?
<<ANOTHER COMMENT: At some future date I expect to read the full text of his "confession", the document this dead immigrant supposedly composed himself, without assistance; what he did in his own words. Were I an investigative reporter I would then compare that writing sample to some other examples of his writing: e-mails, personal letters, journals, blogs; If any. I'd like to see what English-language phrases and clauses he favored and whether these constructs appear in his "confession" -- anywhere, and how often; and if they are mirrored elsewhere -- or anywhere.
I'd also like to examine the agents' writing samples, those who assisted him preparing his "confession". I can't be certain, but I suspect we'll see more of them than him in his self-incriminating document; assuming he even knew it was that. Leaving aside, of course, the minor point that this man should be alive in the first place.
Dig hard, FBI. This one is going to be a hard to cover up. The ground you're pounding is solid granite.>>
But there is a darker possibility: that Todashev was being pursued and pressured, and was ultimately killed by the FBI, because he had information about the elder Tsarnaev’s relationship with the FBI–information that at a minimum could have embarrassed the Bureau, or that might even have shown the FBI to have been involved in some kind of “sting” operation gone wrong in Boston.
The FBI, after all, has had undercover agents or informants involved in some 40 purported “terror” plots that it has “disrupted” since September 11, 2001.
Was the Boston bombing supposed to have been another?
Elena Teyer, Todashev’s mother-in-law, believes that McFarlane, a relatively inexperienced FBI agent who was dispatched from the Boston office to follow and question Todashev in Florida, was selected for the job precisely because of his police record of brutality and corruption, which she says meant he was “on the hook in order to save his job” at the FBI.
She says further evidence that there was a plan to kill her son-in-law was that the Bureau arranged for the arrest by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), on a bogus charge of visa violation, of Todashev’s live-in girlfriend, visiting Russian college student Tatiana Gruzdeva a fews days prior to the killing, and that a second agent physically removed a witness from the area outside the apartment half an hour before the killing of Todashev. That witness, a Green Card-holding legal Chechen immigrant named Husain Taramov, was barred by the US from returning to the US after he returned to Russia for Todashev’s funeral. (With both Taramov and Gruzdeva, who was deported to Russia last fall, both removed permanently from the US, there were no witnesses for Ashton or the Justice Department to interview about the shooting except the agent who fired the shots and the Boston State Trooper who had been with him.)
Teyer, a Russian immigrant, US citizen, and retired veteran of the US Army, suggests the FBI wanted Todashev killed because he knew too much about Tsarnaev and his relationship with the “corrupted FBI.”
I ASK YOU TO SAY TO YOURSELVES, "WHAT IF THE FBI HAD USED ALL THESE PEOPLE IN ONE OF THEIR ARRANGED PLOTS AGAINST AMERICA?"
JUST ASK "WHAT IF...?"
KHAIRULLOZHON MATANOV WAS FREE FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE THIS ARREST AND THESE CHARGES.
HE DID NOT FLEE THIS COUNTRY.
HE DID NOT RUN NOR HIDE.
HE FULLY COOPERATED WHEN HE WAS DRAGGED IN FOR QUESTIONING.
HE TOOK HIMSELF IN THE FIRST TIME AND VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION!
PART OF WHAT HE VOLUNTEERED WAS THIS: <<Tamerlan had said that he did not believe that Al Qa’ida was responsible because Al Qa’ida usually issues a statement accepting responsibility within two hours of an event, and had not made a statement about the bombing,” according to prosecutors.
From thereon after, realizing that “federal investigators were investigating the Tsarnaevs as the suspected Boston Marathon bombers,” and “would likely want to discuss with his friendship, contact, and communication” with Dzhokhar and Tamerlan, Matanov allegedly tried to discourage and impede that investigation by dodging officials, and deleting information and videos from his personal computer.
Matanov faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges, and eight years for each false statement count that was made to investigators. All four counts also carry a maximum of three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.>>
"'Will the government coerce, extort, blackmail, or bribeKhairullozhon Matanov to lie about the Tsarnaev Bros?If he refuses .. will they assassinate him like Todashev?'"
"'This man was only indicted because he didn't want to say what the FBI wanted him to say or because he intended to say something that the FBI didn't want him to say with regards to Tsarnaev.
Around the time of the Watertown shootout and manhunt, Matanov reportedly came to the realization that his relationship with the Tsarnaevs could be problematic for him. On April 19, he went to the Braintree police and told them that he attended worship with the Tsarnaevs as well as played soccer with them. He said that he knew Tamerlan had a wife and child but he did not know where they lived.
Yesterday’s arrest of Matanov, a friend to Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could give the U.S. Attorney’s Office a witness to the accused bomber’s state of mind. That’s if he gets a plea deal. And since Matanov is facing up to 44 years in prison on obstruction and other charges, that’s a real option.
“I would say there are two potential reasons that they waited so long to indict him: One could be to gather more information, and the other could be to strengthen the death penalty claim,” said Doug Sheff, president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, who isn’t involved in the case. “I think that may well be the second prong of what they’re doing. If the sentence scares the kid, a plea could be a way to try to get the death penalty.”
Defense lawyer Ed Hayden said yesterday that Matanov intends to plead not guilty. He also said his client is “definitely scared.”
Matanov has a lot to lose. And that should scare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, too.
AND THAT IS WHY THIS MAN WAS ARRESTED...TO MAKE STICK WHAT THE FBI WANTS TO STICK...THAT THE 2 BROTHERS DID IT, THAT THE FBI HAD NOT ASKED THEM TO DO IT AS THEY HAVE TRICKED SO MANY IN THE PAST INTO DOING, OR ATTEMPTING TO DO.
MAYBE THEY HAD PLANNED TO "SAVE THE DAY" IN BOSTON THAT DAY AND BE "HEROES" ONCE AGAIN AS IN SEVERAL OTHER TIMES THEY BAITED "TERRORISTS" INTO DOING SUCH THINGS AND MAYBE THEY SCREWED UP AND THINGS WENT WRONG SO THERE WAS NO "SAVE" MOMENT.
(YOU CAN READ ABOUT SOME OF THOSE HERE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-helped-along-by-the-fbi.html?pagewanted=all
AS WELL AS HERE: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/02/how-the-fbi-helps-terrorists-succeed/273537/
YOU COULD BE WHERE MATANOV IS NOW, IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW COMMITS A CRIME, IF ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS BECOMES SOMEONE THE FEDS WANT TO HANG, YOU, TOO CAN BE A KHAIRULLOZHON MATANOV.
AND THAT IS WHAT TROUBLES ME.
ANY OF US COULD BE IN HIS SHOES AT THE WHIM OF THOSE WHO CAN FAKE EVIDENCE, SAY ANYTHING THEY PLEASE AND HAVE IT SEEN AS TRUTH, EVEN AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN MORE LIES THAN WE MAY EVER COUNT!
WE ARE LIVING GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984, PEOPLE, RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA!