October 26, 2013
Donald Verrilli, solicitor general and advocate to the Supreme Court of the Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a notification to a criminal defendant that the DoJ would use evidence obtained by warrantless surveillance against him.
Jamshid Muhtorov, refugee from Uzbekistan, will become the “test” subject to prove the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs and information obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The Federal Bureau of Investigations claims that Muhtorov was part of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a Pakistani terrorist organization that used suicide bombers in Uzbekistan and attacked US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The secret program defended by the DoJ used monitoring cell phone conversations and corresponding emails allegedly sent by Muhtorov to individuals residing in the US.
Patrick Tooney, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said: “We welcome the government’s belated recognition that it must give notice to criminal defendants who it has monitored under the most sweeping surveillance law ever passed by Congress. By withholding notice, the government has avoided judicial review of its dragnet warrantless wiretapping program for five years.”
Jammel Jaffer, deputy legal director for the ACLU explained that this filing is “the first time since 2008 when the act was signed into law that the government has acknowledged the use of surveillance derived from the law in a criminal prosecution.”
The IJU became entangled with al-Qaeda around 2005. This marked a shift in the small group from attacks on tribal areas in Pakistan to full-blown terroristic plots against Western Europe with a specific focus on Germany.
After the indoctrination from al-Qaeda, IJU became known as a threat to British interests overseas.
Responding to this manufactured terrorist cell, British intelligence and the UN collaborated to dismantle the group.
The IJU was pegged as the source behind attacks as three suspects were taken into custody at the Frankfurt International airport and the US-owned Ramstein Air Base.
According to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) the Chechen extremists spurred by Doku Umarov became the IJU in the early 2000s.
Shockingly, Umarov was discussed during the Boston Marathon bombing wherein the elder Tsarnaev brother was part of this faction that was modeled after the CIA-created Taliban who can be employed to wage war as a global jihad.
Russian President Vladimir Putin provided the intelligence that led the FBI to point their attention toward the Tsarnaev brothers as suspects in the BMB.
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giulani stated that the US has always considered terrorist cells from Chechnya a Russian problem. Giuliani said: “We don’t have that kind of problem here in the US. If anything the US has expressed a little bit of sympathy for them [Chechens].”
Israeli media reports that Israeli Police Chief Yohanan Danino states he was sent to Boston to assist local and federal authorities in the investigation into the Tsarnaev brothers. Danino is said to have met with the FBI “and other law enforcement officials” in connection with discussing the BMB “and deepening professional cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of both countries.”
Israeli President Shimon Peres remarked in an address to the public that: “When it comes to events like this, all of us are one family. We feel a part of the people who paid such a high price. God bless them. Today the real problem is terror, and terror is not an extension of policy: Their policy is terror, their policy is to threaten. Terrorists divide people, they kill innocent people.”
This statement solidified the public perception that Israel was extending moral support to the US for their loss.
However, if the Tsarnaev brothers, specifically Tamerlan, were connected to Wahhabist terror cells in Chechnya, they would have been part of a control scheme to terrorize Russia that was exposed and marked the two men.