Uncle Ruslan Tsarnai (Tsarnaev) Married Daughter of “Top” CIA Official Graham Fuller

At one time Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, used the family name ‘Tsarnaev,’ also the name of his brother and father of the Boston Marathon bombers, Anzor Tsarnaev. In the mid-1990s, the Tsarnaev’s Uncle Ruslan married Samantha Ankara Fuller, the daughter of Graham Fuller, a former CIA official. They divorced in 1999. Sometime after, Uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev became Ruslan Tsarnai. Graham Fuller spent most of his career in the Middle East. Fuller says any linkage of Ruslan Tsarni to the CIA is “absurd” especially considering Fuller retired from the CIA in 1987. Ms. Fuller is a business woman, reportedly living somewhere abroad.

Ruslan Tsarni (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana - click the pic for the story)

Ruslan Tsarni (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana – click the pic for the story)

Uncle Ruslan was first to reveal that an Armenian convert to Islam named ‘Misha’ radicalized his nephew Tamerlan. Oh, and the red-haired Armenian is an exorcist and ‘chubby.” The website breaking this story asks if “Misha” exists at all, and characterizes Ruslan’s description of “Misha” as “vivid, and points to evidence from Uncle Ruslan, himself, indicating he could not have met “Misha” in the time period Tamerlan was “radicalized.”

In the large and close-knit Boston Armenian community, a red-bearded Armenian named Misha becoming a radicalized Muslim would stand out.

“I’ve never heard of him, nor has anyone that I know,” Hilda Avedissian, executive director at the Armenian Cultural & Educational Centre. Source: MadCow Morning News

Ruslan attended law school at Duke.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Tsarni worked as a “consultant” for USAID, which is known to be frequently used as a cover for CIA operatives, according to Jeff Stein (SpyTalk) at the Washington Post.

Uncle is measurably more suspicious because he was hired by Big Sky Energy Corporation in 2005, said to be a dreaded Halliburton contractor. He was hired on as Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Secretary (this link also leads to the quote above).

Graham Fuller is even more interesting than Uncle Ruslan. He has his own Wiki page where we are told he is a politcal analyst specializing in Islamic extremism. (Bulleted items below from Wikipedia)

● Formerly vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council

● Station Chief in Kabul for the CIA

● Wrote a “think piece” that was the blueprint for the Iran-Contra Affair

● His career spanned 27 years with time in the U.S. State Department as well as the CIA

● After retirement, he joined Rand Corporation as senior political scientist specializing in the Middle East

● Currently is an adjunct history professor at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada

● Authored: The Future of Political Islam, The Center of the Universe: The Geopolitics of Iran, The New Turkish Republic: Turkey as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World and A World Without Islam

From Blacklisted News – Graham Fuller:

On a more ominous note, Graham Fuller was listed as one of the American Deep State rogues on Sibel Edmonds’ State Secrets Privilege Gallery. Edmonds explained it featured subjects of FBI investigations she became aware of during her time as an FBI translator.

Criminal activities were being protected by claims of State Secrets, she asserted. After Attorney General John Ashcroft went all the way to the Supreme Court to muzzle her under a little-used doctrine of State Secrets, she put up twenty-one photos, with no names.

So I’m this far along in this post and I start looking into “Siebel Edmonds’ State Secrets Privilege.” Wiki has a page on State Secrets Privilege (and if  you visit here often, you know I seldom, seldom link to Wikipedia), and Sibel Edmonds, a female FBI female translator (language specialist) who speaks Arabic and other languages, is included in that Wiki page.

“Sibel Edmonds is the editor of Boiling Frogs Post and founder- director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI where she reported serious acts of security breaches and cover-ups, and for that she was retaliated against and ultimately fired. Court proceedings were blocked by the assertion of the State Secrets Privilege, and the U.S. Congress has been gagged and prevented from taking up or even discussing her case through retroactive classification issued by the Department of Justice. Ms. Edmonds has an MA in Public Policy from George Mason University and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.” Source: Classified Woman

I can’t stomach what I’m reading, not about Ms. Edmonds but about the State Secrets Privilege in connection to testimony she gave. I don’t know what is true, and if I get into details, I would have to say that I don’t know whether the details available to me are true or not. Here I sit at my desk, too late on a Sunday night, and I’ll quit here. Maybe you know about Sibel Edmonds and want to leave a comment. I’ll gladly read it with great interest.

I see Ruslan Tsarni as a man who came to this country and ‘assimilated.’ He is educated,, had a successful career path, and is this moment to me, an immigrant success story, and particularly for Muslim men in America. I hope I’m not wrong. Maybe by the time I get back to the computer in the morning, “Misha” will have been found.

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