So they’ve arrested three new suspects, friends of Dzhokhar (sic) Tsarnaev, and charged them with obstructing justice by making misleading statements to FBI investigators, whose own affidavit against Djokar is jam-packed with statements that mislead and falsify.
Text, with my comments indented and in blue:
Just a month before three people were killed and more than 260 others injured when a pair of bombs ripped through the crowd near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bragged to his friends that he knew how to build explosives, criminal complaints against three new suspects revealed today.
260 injured now, eh? The number just keeps climbing! Notice there are no links to the criminal complaints. Doesn’t mean they don’t exist, so I will be looking them up, but I’m not holding my breath. If the press were transparent and interested in bringing the truth, they would link to the complaints and not make me go digging for them. As it is, this is hearsay — par for the course. Even the original affidavit of complaint filed against Djokar and his murdered brother is full of hearsay. More on that later.
Buried in the footnotes of court documents filed against three friends of Dzhokhar’s is a reference to a chilling statement one of the friends, Azamat Tazhayakov, made to investigators in the days after the deadly attack.
“Tazhayakov also informed the FBI agents that while eating a meal with Dzhokhar and [friend Dias] Kadyrbayev approximately one month prior to the Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar had explained to Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov that he knew how to make a bomb,” the court documents say.
Detailed, scripted hearsay.
The statement was one of many new details to emerge today after authorities arrested 19-year-olds Kadyrbayev, Tazhayakov and another friend, Robel Phillipos, for their alleged actions in the days after the bombing. All three appeared in a Boston court this afternoon.
Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice for purportedly trying to get rid of a laptop and backpack full of fireworks belonging to Dzhokhar after one of them realized Dzhokhar may be involved in the bombing. Phillipos was charged with making false statements to federal investigators.
I’d like to see the federal investigators brought up on charges of making false statements to the court. I am working on an affidavit against them to that effect.
Also revealed in the complaint was a text message conversation between one of the friends and Dzhokhar three days after the deadly attack. That day, April 18, Kadyrbayev texted Dzhokhar to tell him he resembled a man seen in images the FBI was circulating of possible suspects in the attack, the complaint says.
Really? Can we see any evidence of that text message conversation? No, we are to believe it because Yahoo news told us.
“LOL,” replied Dzhokhar. Kadyrbayev took that and other texts like “you better not text me” to be jokes, documents say. Dzhokhar also told Kadyrbayev to take whatever he wanted from his dorm room.
Why would Djokar say that? What insinuation is this they’re trying to make? Are they implying Djokar knew his friend was onto him, and was asking his friend to destroy evidence? Then why the LOL, the “you better not text me”, assuming they are real? Would a guilty terrorist make such a jocular, oblique request that his friend destroy evidence?
Or, could it be that Djokar, knowing his own innocence, was making a shrugging statement to his friend, along the lines of:
It wasn’t until the Kadyrbayev, Tazhayakov and Phillipos were hanging out together in Dzhokhar’s dorm room alone that they spotted fireworks with missing powder. According to a criminal complaint, that was when Kadyrbayev “knew” his friend was involved in the attack.
Wow, they spotted fireworks with missing powder. I guess they majored in Psychic X-Ray Vision Forensics. Then they put complex calculus together and quickly deduced that their friend was the nefarious pressure cooker bomber.
Prosecutors say Kadyrbayev decided to take the backpack containing fireworks “to help his friend [Dzhokhar] avoid trouble” and took the laptop because he didn’t want Dzhokhar’s roommate to think he was behaving suspiciously. The documents assert that later Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov decided together to throw the backpack and fireworks in the trash.
Yup. Even though they already knew he was in trouble, they took his shit to help him avoid trouble. And being the bright kids they are, they simply tossed it in the trash, the first place investigators would look. But that’s not all …
Robert Stahl, an attorney for Kadyrbayev, said today his client was not aware Dzhokhar was a suspect in the bombing when he took the backpack and laptop and did not know the items might have been involved in a bombing or were of evidentiary value. Harlan Protass, an attorney for Tazhayakov, said that his client has cooperated fully with authorities and “looks forward” to the truth coming out in his case.
Yup. Even though they already knew he was in trouble, they didn’t know.
Prosecutors said Phillipos initially told federal investigators he did not remember going to Dzhokhar’s room and then said the three friends went there but did not go in. In his fourth interview with investigators, however, Phillipos “eventually confessed that he had lied to the agents,” the court documents say.
If I was getting pummeled with abusive questioning by FBI agents intent on bashing me into alignment with whatever bullshit screeplay they’re trying to produce, with horrible results if I don’t answer the questions right, I think I’d have my story mixed up too. Until I got it right.
Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov face up to five years in prison and Phillipos faces a maximum sentence of up to eight years if convicted, the DOJ said.
Yeah, way to go, federales. Way to go, assholes. Ruin some kids’ lives for being acquainted with your patsy, and maybe trying to help him in some oblique way, knowing he was set up. All for the furtherance of your bullshit script. Because that’s probably what this shakes down to.
Authorities and experts said both of the bombs that exploded April 15 were relatively unsophisticated devices, likely at least partially constructed based on instructions widely available on the internet. Dzhokhar is accused of executing the attack with his older brother, Tamerlan, who authorities say may have been in contact with Islamic militants during a 2012 trip to Russia.
A trip that only lasted a few fucking days.